The Waltons

Season 2 Episode 12

The Substitute

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 1973 on CBS
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An inexperienced, but brilliant, young substitute teacher wrecks havoc on the Walton's Mountain School. Ben enters a kite contest.

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    Catherine Burns

    Catherine Burns

    Megan

    Guest Star

    Kathleen O'Malley

    Kathleen O'Malley

    Ethel Richardson

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    Melanie Freeman

    Melanie Freeman

    Lucilla Younger

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    Mariclare Costello

    Mariclare Costello

    Miss Hunter

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      • Opening Narration: When I was growing up on Walton's Mountain in those years of the Great Depression, for me and my brothers and sisters it was a time of making do with the little there was. A time of stretching a nickel till it bought a dime's worth, often a time of doing without. In such times keeping children in school was just too much of a strain for many families, but for my father educating his children had almost the same importance as feeding and clothing us. I remember one day when the regular routine of our school life was threatened.

      • Closing Narration: Ben's own personal kite won Second Prize that day. The other three Waltons finished, as they say, "out of the money", but nobody cared. In due time Miss Hunter came back, and although everybody was glad to see her there were tears shed at the thought of losing Miss Pollard. We had learned to know and to love her, and we were all the richer for the time she had spent with us. I still have that collection of Emerson's essays on my desk, and whenever I open its pages I'm carried back again to those Depression years on Walton's Mountain and the sound of those voices of the past.

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