The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 3

The Calf

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 28, 1972 on CBS
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The family cow, Chance, gives birth to a healthy calf, but John announces that it must be sold to make ends meet.

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Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby

Grandma Esther Walton

David W. Harper

David W. Harper

James Robert "Jim Bob" Walton

Eric Scott

Eric Scott

Ben Walton

Jon Walmsley

Jon Walmsley

Jason Walton

Judy Norton

Judy Norton

Mary Ellen Walton Willard Jones

Kami Cotler

Kami Cotler

Elizabeth Walton

Leonard Stone

Leonard Stone

George Anderson

Guest Star

John Crawford

John Crawford

Sheriff Ep Bridges

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • John: Liv, now we've never gone to sleep with a cross word. Let's not start now.
      Olivia: I'm not cross, it's just that [the cow] sounds so human.

    • Anderson: Nine dollars, too much.
      John: You agreed to it yesterday.
      Anderson: I didn't see him yesterday. He's puny.

    • Grandpa: You suppose if I ever wander off with myself anyone would take notice?
      Olivia: Grandpa, despite the fact that you don't give milk or have baby calves, we'd turn every stone.

    • Grandpa: All this fuss about one ol' cow, I wish I got that kind of attention around here.

    • John: One dollar, seventy-five cents electric company. Now, Liv, we just gotta start turning some lights off around here.
      Liv: Have to start eating dinner by candle light.

    • Opening Narration: Walton's Mountain was an ever lasting presence in our lives. Whenever I could when I was growing up there during the depression years I would climb its slopes. Up there I could get lost in dreams, dreams of becoming a writer, of becoming a man. I knew no writers, so I had no writer to model myself after. But as a boy aspiring to manhood I had only to follow in the footsteps of a remarkable father.

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