The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 12

The Dust Bowl Cousins

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 1972 on CBS
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The Waltons' distant cousins from Kansas arrive on the mountain, hoping for employment in Newport News, and immediately upset the family with their shiftless, dishonest ways.

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  • The Pornstar Cousin

    9.5
    This is class! No idea why it scores so lowly on here. Never believe the critics!

    Not for the last time, the Waltons' kinfolk turn up and start causing problems. No beating about the bush either: they start stealing before they even get to the house. Turns out they have lost their farm in the Midwest and have been wandering ever since. I had to laugh at the car. Seriously, what is holding that thing together?

    There is some real tension in this episode, not least between Job and John-boy. Their fight is epic! We've been needing a good scrap for some time and this doesn't disappoint. I love the way Grandpa breaks it up and marches them back to the house. Mary-Ellen getting caught smoking in the barn is also good value. Ten Bible verses indeed!

    As an aside, years seem very long on Walton's Mountain. Most episodes take place over several weeks (more than a month in this case) yet it always seems to be the same season in the same year. Just saying.

    And, lastly, where did cousin Job get a body like that? Is he a pornstar or something? That shirtless scene made my week! There's also the whole business of him sharing a bed with John-boy, but this is a family show so we'd better leave it there.moreless
  • When the Walton's distant cousins come to visit, they immediatlely spark flares with the family.

    7.4
    HOLY CR*AP (sorry, bad censorship) why the heck do all the Walton children smoke!!! I have to go with John on his punishment for Jason, though. Well, actually, it was kinda out there... I mean, making Jason eat a whole cigarret! I wonder how the nicotine tasted... well, enough of that... actually, NO! NOT ENOUGH! Sorry, I just gotta make fun of them a little more. Did you know, Jimbob smokes on a later episode too? Well, HE DOES! And so does Mary Ellen and Erin, not so sure about Elizabeth though. But when I first saw the title for this, on my main menu (I own the season on DVD) I thought it was gonna be about Elizabeth finding a Dust Bowl... or about a green midget with the last name of Bowl and his traveling Circus's manager's last name is Dust. But, then again, I thought M*A*S*H* was about mash potatoes. I recommend this episode. ~Old Shows Finaticmoreless
Warren Vanders

Warren Vanders

Ham Denby

Guest Star

Jay W. MacIntosh

Jay W. MacIntosh

Cora Denby

Guest Star

Ken Wolger

Ken Wolger

Job Denby

Guest Star

Robert Donner

Robert Donner

Yancy Tucker

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Opening Narration: Whenever I look back to those days when I was growing up in the Great Depression, I'm always convinced that I came from a remarkable family. It wasn't that my brothers and sisters and I were sheltered from the realities of those difficult time; it was simply that our mother and father had a way of making more of what we had and less of what we didn't have.

    • Closing Narration: We heard from Cora a few times after they left. They settled finally in up-state New York in a place called the Mohawk Valley, and they did all right farming. Grandpa used to say that Ham must have learned one of the Walton secrets in spite of himself—that the world wasn't like the song said, "just a bowl of cherries," but that you had to go out and climb the tree, and bark your shins a few times doing it, and pick those cherries yourself.

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