The Waltons

Season 4 Episode 17

The Fox

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 1976 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Esther says she was pregnant with John when Zeb went off to war in the spring of 1898.  However, in The Heritage (2x18) a headstone in the family graveyard shows it was their younger son, Benjamin, who was born in 1898, not John.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: In the days of my boyhood on Walton's Mountain it was not only home to me, but to the wild animals roaming the woods, and though they were not always welcome guests in our house, they were reasonably free and without fear. Sometimes, though, a threat to their lives would appear.

    • Closing Narration: Grandpa's story of the charge up San Juan Hill was different when he told it after that, but in many ways more satisfying to him and his listeners. Just at dusk of that day, Grandpa rode alone up Walton's Mountain. Perhaps it was San Juan Hill he saw there at sunset. This time there was only silence and peace, and this time he made it all the way to the top. I wrote my story for Adventure Magazine but it was rejected with a terse note from the Editor: "Not interested in the Spanish-American War."

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