The Waltons

Season 8 Episode 1

The Home Front (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1979 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GW's surname is spelt Haynes on the Godsey's 'Boys in Service' board.  Whenever his name has appeared in the credits, his surname has been spelt Haines.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: It was one spring day during the war that our mother came back to us and with her arrival it seemed that everything began to look brighter. In Europe and North Africa the Allied forces were gaining strength, giving new hope to those of us on the home front. There were dark days still ahead, but for now it was peaceful on the mountain and my family rejoiced in being together again.

  • Notes

    • For the third consecutive season, The Waltons skips a year, commencing in the fall of 1943 after having ended the previous season in the spring of 1942.

    • The German episode title is "Auge um Auge", meaning "Eye to Eye".

  • Allusions