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In the first episode of the Waltons it is 1933 and John-Boy is 16, so in 1963 which is 36 years later he should be 52 years old. Elizabeth was about 7, so she should be about 42 years old in 1963. In this Episode Olivia says that she's not worried about Jim-Bob and Elizabeth not being married yet because they are still young, but I don't call 42 years old as young.
John and Olivia celebrate their 25th anniversary in "The Anniversary," set in 1940, meaning 1969 should be their 54th anniversary, not their 40th.
Though the actual first landing on the moon took place in July of 1969, here it is depicted to take place near Easter of that year.
Ben and Cindy only mention their daughter, Ginny, who died not too long ago, but not their son, Charlie. They also give the impression that Ginny was still fairly young, though both of their children would be in the early twenties by now.
Although Mary Ellen and her husband at the time Curt had a son, John Curtis in season six, there was no mention of him at all in this movie. Instead Mary-Ellen has two more children with her husband Jonesy, even though she was told having more children could be fatal to both her and any potential babies.
Jonesy having bought his car at Harry's Used Cars in Deadeye Gulch, Nevada contradicts "The Whirlwind" (s9/e8) where he says he bought the car in San Francisco, California.
In The Home Front, the telegram reporting that John-boy was missing arrived during the allied invasion of Tunisia, which ended in May 1943. In this episode, however, we are told he went missing after having served in the invasion of Sicily, which didn't begin until July 1943.
In this episode, we are told that John finished high school in 1917 and went straight into the army. This goes against everything we have previously been told about his earlier life. From The Prophecy, The Anniversary, The Townie and The Home Front respectively, we know that John left school in 1911, got married in 1915 at the age of 22 and fathered a son before he signed up for the army.
When Jason leaves the house after speaking to Mary Ellen, his trousers change from brown to blue as he walks through the front door.
GW's surname is spelt Haynes on the Godsey's 'Boys in Service' board. Whenever his name has appeared in the credits, his surname has been spelt Haines.
In this episode, we learn that Zeb's great grandfather, Rowan, was the first man to settle on Walton's Mountain, and that he was living there by 1766. This contradicts what Martha Corinne says in The Pony Cart, when she tells John-boy that Zeb's father, Samuel, was the first Walton to settle on the Mountain, and that he had sailed from England in 1810.
In this episode, Jim Bob tries to enrol on a preaching course, only to be told he cannot get in without first knowing Latin. This mirrors a chapter in the original novel, in which Clay-boy is told exactly the same thing. In Clay-boy's case, however, he does learn Latin and he goes on to enroll on the course.
When Jim-Bob is playing the accordion for Olivia at the end, in long shots you can see that his fingers are not moving enough to be playing the song.
In the scene before the opening credits, Ben fights two men outside the Dew Drop Inn. The fight lasts for 32 seconds before Ben is knocked to the floor. When the same scene is shown later on, Jason appears after 12 seconds to find Ben already on the floor and lying in a different position.
In this episode, we learn that Jason will shortly be finishing college. Given that he started in the summer of 1935, and it is now the end of 1941, this means his course has now been running for seven academic years.
Everyone said that Jim-Bob was too young to enlist, but in "The Secret" John Boy said that Jim-Bob was born on Jan. 13, 1923. On Dec. 7, 1941 Jim-Bob would have been a little over a month from his 19
Verdie criticises Josh for referring to himself as 'black' rather than 'coloured' in this episode, yet in The Stray, she promised she would raise him as a 'fine black man'.
Olivia says John-boy was shot and nearly killed four years earlier while trying to help Boone. In fact, the shooting took place seven years earlier. The incident happened during The Conflict, which was set in 1934, whereas this episode takes place in 1941.
Zeb's headstone gives his dates as 1865 to 1941, yet we know from The Birthday that he was born in 1862, as he is shown celebrating his 73rd birthday in the spring of 1935. At the same time, this episode takes place in 1941, six months after Zeb's death, on what would have been his birthday. Seeing as his birthday is in spring, this means he must have died in the fall of 1940. The headstone should, therefore, read 1862-1940.
In the opening scene, Zeb tells us that Esther has been in hospital 'for months'. According to the show's own chronology, however, she has been there for more than three years. Her last appearance came in The Ferris Wheel, which took place in mid 1937, and we are now in the second half of 1940.