The Waltons

The Threshold

Season 9, Ep 17, Aired 4/2/81
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  • Episode Description
  • John-Boy sees the future of media will change forever when he's given the chance to do television work for Boatwright University, while Jim-Bob tries to build a TV in time for the family to see the broadcast. Rose competes with Zuleika Dunbar for Stanley's affection.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Conley

    Ike Godsey

  • Peggy Rea

    Rose Burton

  • Judy Norton

    Mary Ellen Willard

  • Ronnie Claire Edwards

    Corabeth Godsey

  • Eric Scott

    Ben Walton

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Opening Narration: The post-war world was an era of innovation; we stood upon the threshold of a new age which was ruled by sudden change. Technical advancements in medicine, science, and electronics had a profound effect on the way we lived and thought. None of us dreamed how deeply we would be affected by those advancements even though we were close by when it all began.

    • Elizabeth: Maybe you'll have your own television show one day? John-Boy: Um, I'd like that, Elizabeth. Elizabeth: What would you call it? John-Boy: I don't know. Since I write best about this family, I guess I'd call it The Waltons.

    • Closing Narration: The Board of Trustees did decide to develop a Television Department at Boatwright. Not only did it enable me to complete my book, but it was a turning point in my career as a writer. Television became the most awesome tool in mass communication ever to be developed, and all our lives on and off Walton's Mountain were never to be the same.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Der gro├če Schwarm", meaning "The Big Host".

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