The Waltons

The Townie

Season 1, Ep 23, Aired 3/8/73
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  • Episode Description
  • John-Boy's friend, Sarah, sees him as a way to escape her "trapped" life with her demanding mother. When John-Boy rejects her advances, she runs off and plans to elope with a townie.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Corby

    Grandma Esther Walton

  • Richard Thomas

    John-Boy Walton

  • Judy Norton

    Mary Ellen Walton

  • Eric Scott

    Ben Walton

  • Michael Learned

    Olivia Walton

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Opening Narration: I will never forget the first time I took a girl to a motion picture show. Her name was Sarah, and she lived on the other side of Walton's Mountain in a little backwoods hollow, and what happened was more astonishing to me than anything I could have imagined if I had tried to write a story about such an innocent pleasure.

    • Closing Narration: I was not to be the husband that Sarah wished for, but we remained the best of old friends into our adult years, and when I think of her now, I remember those pebbles we tossed into the pond that day, and how the widening circles touched and intertwined reaching out together toward the far shore, like a family who's love touched another human being and helped carry her to the far shore of womanhood.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Ein feiner Herr", meaning "A Fine Gentleman".

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