The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 2

The Carnival

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 1972 on CBS
6.5
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A carnival troupe comes to Walton's Mountain. When the manager absconds with the money, four members are stranded at the Walton house. They thank the Waltons with a private performance.

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  • A carnival troop comes and stays at the Waltons homestead. Esther and Olivia don't like the fact that a belly dancer is in their barn.

    5.0
    I love Waltons. And I hate to give Waltons a bad review, but this episode was long and boring, and it made me go to sleep. The dark, retro colors will help with the sleeping part. Although the Waltons are seen in future episodes using things that the carnival troop gave them (mostly always the tent). The troop gives color to the episode though, which is why I gave them 4 points. The other 1 point is givin' to the episode for the cast's excellent acting abillities. So, if you like Waltons, like I do, then you should just skip this episode ~ Old Shows Finatic.moreless
Joe Conley

Joe Conley

Ike Godsey

Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby

Grandma Esther Walton

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

John-Boy Walton

Judy Norton

Judy Norton

Mary Ellen Walton Willard Jones

Eric Scott

Eric Scott

Ben Walton

Michael Learned

Michael Learned

Olivia Walton

Gino Conforti

Gino Conforti

Pete Harris

Guest Star

Billy Barty

Billy Barty

Tommy

Guest Star

Barbara Davis

Barbara Davis

Belle

Guest Star

Cindy Eilbacher

Cindy Eilbacher

Martha Rose Coverdale

Recurring Role

John Crawford

John Crawford

Sheriff Ep Bridges

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (15)

    • Opening Narration: Few strangers ever came to Walton's Mountain. We got our news of the outside world from the radio or an occasional copy of a magazine. But I remember, when I was about seventeen, four visitors arrived and gave me my first unexpected glimpse of the other world beyond our mountain.

    • Tommy: Well, when the time comes for you to leave, John Boy, and it will, nothing will stop you.
      John Boy: How do you know that?
      Tommy: Well, once I had to make a decision about leaving home. It wasn't easy, you see. For me, too, there was a couple of things standing in the way.

    • Olivia: I will not have these people inside this house.
      John: Liv--can't judge people, where they came from, or what they wear... what they do. Now we never turned anyone away from this door; we're not going to start now.

    • Elizabeth: Where do goblins live?
      Jason: Oh, just about anywhere I reckon.
      Jim Bob: How about monkeys?
      Jason: Well, you wouldn't find any around here.

    • Jim Bob: and the goblins will get you if you don't watch out. (Elizabeth screams)

    • Grandpa: Funny thing about World's Fairs, you know. There's one the last century in, oh, about forty years ago and they had a dancer there, too, like Sally Ran. They called her Little Egypt;, she raised a ruckus too. (laughs) Just goes to show you things haven't changed.
      Grandma: Old man, times have changed. It just proves man's foolishness hasn't.

    • John Boy: 8 o'clock the train is just going over the trestle at Rockfish. It makes a lonesome sound and far out there in the night it fills me with a restless feeling I don't rightly understand.

    • John: Oh, we've been hearing about that on the radio. A Century of Progress--isn't that what they call it?
      Olivia: A century of progress and here we are in the middle of a depression.

    • John Boy: I didn't want to ask the others, especially Jim Bob and Elizabeth. It's hard for them understanding grandma's glasses are more important then going to a carnival.

    • Olivia: John Boy, I want you to keep an extra sharp eye on the children until those people are gone.

    • Grandma: Now if we Waltons can't pay cash we do without.

    • Grandma: No, Liva, Grandpa's right. He's always saying when I get to talking I only put half a mind to what I'm doing.

    • John Boy: Now listen, you all I know grandmother wouldn't like to admit it, but with out her glasses she just can't even see to read or write her own name.
      Mary Ellen: Or crotchet, and you know how Grandma loves to crochet.

    • John Boy: We have earned enough for all that and a stick of cotton candy to share.
      (Children cheer)

    • Closing Narration: And so the carnival people left Walton's Mountain. The postcard we received from them said they arrived safely in Chicago and were working at the World's Fair. Some years later when I left to go to college the book which Tommy gave me was one of the possession I took with me. Now whenever I open it I remember those four people who gave a seventeen year old boy his first glimpse at the outside world.

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