The Waltons

Season 8 Episode 21

The Traveling Man

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 1980 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Jim Bob suggests he might leave home, John reminds him he is only seventeen.  However, according to The Secret, Jim Bob was born in January 1923, so he would be 21 at the time this episode takes place.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: There were times when the war seemed further away and life on the mountain went about its ordinary business. My father often said that he didn't have to sail the seven seas, or swim the Hellespore, or soar with the eagles if he wanted high adventure. All he had to do was wake up in the morning and his family or his friends or a total stranger would ride up the road and hand it to him.

    • Closing Narration: Rose continued to present her very best side to the world: warm, laughing, loving. If her heart was broken it never showed in public. After a time, the picture postcards began to arrive and we all wondered if the traveling man would ever travel this way again.

  • Notes

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