The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 5

The Typewriter

5
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 1972 on CBS
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John Boy borrows an antique typewriter from the Baldwin sisters so he can send a story to a magazine, but Mary Ellen mistakenly sells it to a junk man.

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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 Willard Jones

George Tobias

George Tobias

The Junkman

Guest Star

Mariclare Costello

Mariclare Costello

Miss Hunter

Recurring Role

John Crawford

John Crawford

Sheriff Ep Bridges

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At least part of this episode takes place on 10th March 1933, as witnessed by the report of the Long Beach earthquake on the radio.  This is the first episode to which a specific date can be ascribed.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Opening Narration: From the very beginning when I thought of writing, it was about my family, our home, and Walton's Mountain. This was my world—the only kind of life I knew well enough to tell people about. I remember a day in the 1930s when I finally felt ready to show one of my stories to someone for the very first time.

    • Closing Narration: My family managed to turn my first rejection slip into some sort of victory. I started typing again that evening, and I've been typing stories ever since, but no typewriter ever came to mean as much to me, as that old machine I borrowed from Miss Mamie and Miss Emily Baldwin.

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