The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 1

The Foundling

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 14, 1972 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Closing Narration: Those were lean years and for many Americans a harsh and bitter time. On Walton's Mountain we where sustained with poems and ginger bread and laughter and sharing, but most of all by a remarkable mother and father. The house in which we were born and raised is still there, still home. and on the winds that sigh on those misted Blue Ridge Mountains our voices must echo still.

    • John Boy: When you're sad the tears come.

    • John Boy: I guess I never though much about that before ….. what it must be like not to hear radios or birds singing or people laughing. So much beauty in the world just to hear, it's sad you're going to miss all that.

    • Elizabeth: Daddy where did you find me?
      John: Hiding behind one of your mama's smiles.

    • John: They're giving her a scrubbing which she doesn't much like.

    • John Boy: Now where are you going my pretty maid, a milking sir she said. In the books its always the girls that milk the cows.
      Grandpa: Just goes to show you shouldn't believe everything your read in books.

    • Opening Narration: When I was growing up during the Depression I lived with my red headed brothers and sisters, my parents and grandparents at the foot a mountain which had been in our family for generations. My father used to say in our house there was always room for one more and I remember one morning when his hospitality was put to a challenging test.

  • Notes

    • The script for this episode was published in On The Air: a collection of radio and TV plays, eds. Sylvia Z. Brodkin and Elizabeth J. Pearson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977 (221–66).

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