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The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 5

The Typewriter

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 1972 on CBS
8.8
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Episode Summary

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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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  • When Jonboy has to type something out, he asks the Baldwin sisters(newcomers!) if he can borrow their antique, father-owned, typewriter. He promises to take extremely good care of it, but Mary Ellen doesn't know what it's worth, until it's too late...moreless

    8.6
    HOLY CRUD! How could Mary Ellen be so stupid, I mean, she goes into the shack, and just sells a whole box load of stuff to a junkman! Well this episode was certainly a memorable one, considering it was the first time that JonBoy typed something. And it's the first time that the Baldwin sissies are shown (Major character development!) and they stay on for the remainder of the series. But will you really know what the recipe truly is when you see this? Well it's Bootleg (DON'T TELL THE BALDWINS!) I ablsolutly, totally recamend this episode! ~Old shows finatic.moreless
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

Recurring Role

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    • 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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