The Waltons

Season 3 Episode 17

The Matchmakers

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 09, 1975 on CBS
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Corabeth Walton, a cousin of the Waltons, comes for visit, and Ike Godsey is instantly taken with her. Erin feels left out as the middle daughter.

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    So Corabeth has finally arrived. Little did I know when she walked through the door that she would be married to Ike by the end of the episode. It's a good story and a wholly unexpected direction. In fact, the idea of Ike getting hitched still seems strange after nine whole seasons!

    Corabeth is much quieter and more timid than she will be in later installments, but some of her traits are already there: her airs and graces, for instance. The way she takes over John-boy's room is downright shameful. As so often, Esther has her number from the start.

    Despite being the most recurring character on the show, Ike seldom does more than serve customers and take phone calls. This week, Joe Conley gets a chance to act, and he plays the lovestruck storekeeper brilliantly. I had to laugh when he was showing Corabeth round his meagre living quarters. 'Cosy' is certainly the word.

    By way of a subplot, John-boy takes Erin to get her photo taken in Charlottesville. I'm not sure why they included this or why Erin decided she was ugly. I thought she was supposed to be the pretty one. Anyhow, she doesn't crack the lens and she ends up entering some kind of beauty contest. It won't be her last.

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Helen Kleeb

Helen Kleeb

Miss Mamie Baldwin

Joe Conley

Joe Conley

Ike Godsey

Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby

Grandma Esther Walton

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Miss Emily Baldwin

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

John-Boy Walton

Judy Norton

Judy Norton

Mary Ellen Walton

Jon Locke

Jon Locke

Beldon

Guest Star

Audrey Berindey

Audrey Berindey

Rebecca

Guest Star

Lanna Saunders

Lanna Saunders

Mrs. Cook

Guest Star

John Ritter

John Ritter

Rev. Matthew Fordwick

Recurring Role

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    • Opening Narration: When you're part of a family where eleven people live under one roof, you're not likely to spend much time thinking about loneliness; you're more likely to be looking for ways to have even a few minutes by yourself. But, I remember a visitor who showed us all the face of loneliness, not only her own, but that of a man close to us, a man we had, until then, taken for granted, but had never really known.

    • Closing Narration: I couldn't say that Cousin Corabeth and Ike lived happily ever after, but it seemed they had their share of happiness along with their troubles and griefs. To my knowledge, my father never again played the role of matchmaker, though with four sons and three daughters his opportunities were endless.

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