The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 8

The Braggart

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 1973 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Michael McGreevey, who plays Hoby Shank in this story, played a character named Richard Schuyler in a series of three Disney films between 1969 and 1975.  Schuyler is the name of the Virginia township on which Walton's Mountain is based.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: There were times on Walton's Mountain so filled with peace and contentment that I might sit in my room writing and never once be reminded that I was part of a large and boisterous family. It was on such a day that Jim Bob took time out to watch the grass grow and Hobie Shank came back into our lives. I wasn't to know much peace or contentment after Hobie's arrival.

    • Closing Narration: It's late now in Virginia. That ball field which once echoed to the sounds of our games is quiet except for the call of crickets and the ghosts of the children we were. For my brothers and sisters and I are all grown now, and our children play other games in places far from Walton's Mountain. Still, there's something about the fall of night that turns our thoughts homeward.

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