The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 5

The Roots

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 1973 on CBS



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  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: When I was growing up on Walton's Mountain the Great Depression cast its shadow over us as it did everyone, but we were more fortunate than most. We were a close knit family and the house that we lived in was as solid and secure as the mountain itself. Because I had always lived in it I took our house for granted, then, one hot summer afternoon I met others less fortunate. Through them I learned the real meaning of 'home.'

    • Elizabeth: Mama?
      Olivia: Yes, Elizabeth?
      Elizabeth: Can I sleep tonight without breathing?
      Olivia: Why, some special reason?
      Elizabeth: Uh huh, Jim Bob and I are going to have a breath-holding contest, and I thought I'd practice.
      Olivia: Well, you can try, dear.

    • Closing Narration: Harley and Jody did put down roots in Walton's Mountain, and the romance that blossomed in a peach orchard was to flower and bear fruit of its own. Almost four decades have passed, but my own roots are still there, in that house where I was born and grew up with my brothers and sisters.

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