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The Waltons: Season 2: Episode 24 -- Needing transportation to college, John-Boy agrees to work for a local man in exchange for his car. But though John-Boy does the work, the man refuses to part with the vehicle.

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Earl Hamner Jr. (created by)
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14 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II. Full summary »
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 57 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)

Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)

Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)

Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
Earl Hamner Jr. ... Narrator / ... (211 episodes, 1972-1981)

Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr. / ... (196 episodes, 1972-1981)

Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey (172 episodes, 1972-1981)

Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (168 episodes, 1972-1979)

Will Geer ... The Grandfather / ... (143 episodes, 1972-1978)

Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton (142 episodes, 1971-1980)

Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton (124 episodes, 1971-1978)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Walton / ... (107 episodes, 1974-1981)
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Series Directed by
Harry Harris (40 episodes, 1972-1981)
Philip Leacock (25 episodes, 1972-1981)
Ralph Waite (16 episodes, 1973-1980)
Lawrence Dobkin (16 episodes, 1976-1981)
Gwen Arner (13 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ralph Senensky (12 episodes, 1973-1978)
Harvey S. Laidman (11 episodes, 1975-1981)
Alf Kjellin (10 episodes, 1972-1975)
Walter Alzmann (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Shea (8 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lee Philips (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Ivan Dixon (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Herbert Hirschman (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Richard Thomas (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Vincent Sherman (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Butler (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anthony Brand (2 episodes, 1977)
Nell Cox (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Stan Lathan (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bernard McEveety (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Earl Hamner Jr. (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
Kathleen Hite (25 episodes, 1974-1981)
Claire Whitaker (22 episodes, 1975-1981)
Rod Peterson (21 episodes, 1975-1980)
John McGreevey (20 episodes, 1972-1978)
Ernie Wallengren (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Nigel McKeand (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Andy White (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Juliet Law Packer (8 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert Pirosh (8 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul West (7 episodes, 1975-1978)
Joanna Lee (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hindi Brooks (5 episodes, 1974-1977)
Marion Hargrove (5 episodes, 1975-1981)
Jeb Rosebrook (4 episodes, 1973-1978)
Richard Carr (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Seth Freeman (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael McGreevey (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Savage (3 episodes, 1972-1978)
John Furia (3 episodes, 1972-1976)
Dale Eunson (3 episodes, 1973-1977)
Nancy Greenwald (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tony Kayden (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Russnow (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
D.C. Fontana (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Fontana (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Scott Hamner (3 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Corby (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Lionel E. Siegel (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Fielder (2 episodes, 1973)
Joseph Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Carol Evan McKeand (2 episodes, 1974)
Joan Scott (2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Max Hodge (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Parker (2 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Produced by
Lee Rich .... executive producer / co-executive producer (189 episodes, 1971-1980)
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive producer / co-executive producer (123 episodes, 1975-1981)
Robert L. Jacks .... producer (92 episodes, 1971-1976)
Claylene Jones .... associate producer / producer (90 episodes, 1977-1981)
Neil T. Maffeo .... associate producer (84 episodes, 1972-1975)
Rod Peterson .... producer / executive producer / ... (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Andy White .... producer (50 episodes, 1975-1978)

Roger La Page .... line producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Alexander Courage (155 episodes, 1972-1981)
Arthur Morton (28 episodes, 1972-1974)
Jerry Goldsmith (8 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russell Metty (57 episodes, 1972-1975)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (45 episodes, 1976-1978)
Serge Haignere (32 episodes, 1978-1980)
Emil Oster (29 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Caramico (19 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gene A. Talvin (16 episodes, 1978-1980)
Al Francis (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hugh K. Gagnier (3 episodes, 1981)
Fred Jackman Jr. (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gene Fowler Jr. (72 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bill Mosher (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Marjorie Fowler (40 episodes, 1971-1977)
Michael McCroskey (28 episodes, 1973-1976)
Marsh Hendry (23 episodes, 1978-1981)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (18 episodes, 1979-1981)
Anthony Wollner (16 episodes, 1972-1976)
Richard Lane (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
David Blangsted (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Harrison (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Samuel E. Beetley (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Marvin Adelson (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alan Jaggs (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
John C. Howard (4 episodes, 1973)
Bernard Balmuth (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Fred W. Berger (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Lewis (3 episodes, 1973)
Ken Zemke (3 episodes, 1978)
Dick Wormell (2 episodes, 1976)
John Farrell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Casting by
Pam Polifroni (188 episodes, 1972-1980)
Doris Sabbagh (84 episodes, 1975-1981)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ed Graves (172 episodes, 1972-1980)
John P. Bruce (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Carl Braunger (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter R. Romero (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Howard E. Johnson (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Cane (142 episodes, 1972-1978)
Toby Considine (19 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ron Jeschke (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michele Harding Walker (13 episodes, 1979)
Raymond Paul (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Barbara Down (6 episodes, 1979)
Robert C. Furginson (3 episodes, 1980)
Joanne MacDougall (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
William Reynolds .... makeup artist (138 episodes, 1975-1981)
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist (120 episodes, 1974-1979)
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist / hair stylist (72 episodes, 1972-1975)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist (50 episodes, 1972-1974)
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (30 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shirley Crawford .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Production Management
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive production manager / executive in charge of production / ... (143 episodes, 1972-1978)
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor / executive in charge of production (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Walter Alzmann .... unit production manager (66 episodes, 1975-1980)
Ralph Ferrin .... unit production manager (51 episodes, 1974-1978)
Mitch Ackerman .... production supervisor (46 episodes, 1979-1981)
Harvey S. Laidman .... unit production manager (21 episodes, 1973-1975)
Walt Gilmore .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lynn Guthrie .... unit production manager / production manager (11 episodes, 1973-1977)
Gene Fowler Jr. .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1973)
Joe Florence .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Helmick .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1980)

Roger La Page .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director / first assistant director (68 episodes, 1974-1980)
Walt Gilmore .... first assistant director (27 episodes, 1978-1980)
Paul Sirmons .... second assistant director (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Walter Alzmann .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
James Fitzpatrick .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harvey S. Laidman .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1973-1975)
Lynn Guthrie .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ernie Santell .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Xavier Reyes .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ted Swanson .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Roger La Page .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Norman Stevens .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1978)
Joe Florence .... first assistant director / assistant director (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Barnwell .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Marty Hornstein .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Art Department
Fred Westcott .... property master (121 episodes, 1976-1981)
Al Rohm .... construction coordinator (80 episodes, 1975-1979)
Leon Schotter .... property master (71 episodes, 1972-1975)
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master (12 episodes, 1975)
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker (2 episodes, 1979)

Serge Genitempo .... painter (unknown episodes)
Kandy Stern .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects editor / sound effects supervisor (210 episodes, 1972-1981)
Bill Flannery .... production sound mixer (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor (48 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jack Wheeler .... sound effects editor (37 episodes, 1973-1978)
Dick Kupper .... sound effects editor / sound editor / ... (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Norman Webster .... production sound mixer (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harlan Riggs .... production sound mixer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Craig Felburg .... production sound mixer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
David R. Elliott .... sound editor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
David D. Caldwell .... sound editor (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Thomas Burke .... sound effects editor / sound editor (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sam Caylor .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anthony Ippolito .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1977)
John Jolliffe .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Lowry .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Kavigan .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1979)
Sid Lubow .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double (1 episode, 1972)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (1 episode, 1972)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (97 episodes, 1971-1976)
Earl C. Williman .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (67 episodes, 1972-1975)
Armando Contreras .... key grip (54 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jim Buchanan .... key grip / grip (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
Duane Smith .... electrical gaffer (35 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alfred Cline .... camera operator (32 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard Borland .... key grip (29 episodes, 1972-1973)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (26 episodes, 1971-1979)
Monty Woodard .... lighting technician (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert A. Petzoldt .... electrical gaffer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Merle Miller .... electrical gaffer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry J. Aube .... key grip (20 episodes, 1973-1978)
Serge Haignere .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Swearingen .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Fred Arney .... key grip (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Frank R. Hale .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1975)
Robert Chaldu .... electrical gaffer (8 episodes, 1978)
Ron McManus .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1978)
James R. Field .... electrical gaffer (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Hennessy Sr. .... key grip (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred Russell .... key grip (5 episodes, 1972)
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1977)
John Abbene .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1981)
Christopher Lynch .... electrical gaffer (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Joel King .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)

Serge Poupis .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Norris .... costumer (105 episodes, 1972-1977)
Shirley Brewton .... costumer (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jeanne Malone .... costume supervisor / costumer (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Arden Cleeland .... costume supervisor (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
John McDonald .... costumer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jerry Herrin .... costumer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Linda Henrikson .... costumer (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gene Ostler .... costumer (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Lou Reinbold .... costumer (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hope Slepak .... costumer (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert M. Moore .... costumer (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
James P. Cullen .... costumer (8 episodes, 1980)
Paul St. John .... costumer (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jim O'Daniel .... costumer (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gene Fowler Jr. .... editorial supervisor (54 episodes, 1975-1977)

Alfred J. Carranza .... apprentice film editor (unknown episodes)
M. Scott Smith .... apprentice editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music (210 episodes, 1972-1981)
Ken Runyon .... music editor (162 episodes, 1974-1981)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (25 episodes, 1971-1973)
Edna Bullock .... music editor (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Luckey .... music editor (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Transportation Department
James R. White .... transportation captain (25 episodes, 1977-1978)
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (24 episodes, 1971-1975)
Frank Khoury .... transportation (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Other crew
Sandy Dvore .... main title designer / title designer / ... (188 episodes, 1973-1981)
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor (165 episodes, 1972-1980)
Doris Hamner .... technical consultant (147 episodes, 1974-1981)
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Claire Whitaker .... story editor / executive story editor (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul West .... story editor (59 episodes, 1975-1978)
Julie Waxman .... production coordinator (55 episodes, 1973-1976)
Carol Evan McKeand .... story editor (48 episodes, 1973-1975)
Carroll Newman .... production coordinator (39 episodes, 1973-1975)
Claylene Jones .... production coordinator (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
Carol Marie .... production coordinator (29 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ernie Wallengren .... story editor (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Donna Kemp .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1979)
Andy White .... story editor (10 episodes, 1975)
Donna Turner .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Elizabeth Bernard .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Mae Hershon .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)

Arrahwanna Thomsen .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 1976)
John Philip Dayton .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lynn Guthrie .... aircraft pilot (unknown episodes)
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Will Geer .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 1978)
 

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Trivia:
Ralph Waite was fired from his role on due to budgetary issues. The show had become more expensive as Waite aged, usually at the same time the ratings start to decline. Originally, season 8 was supposed to be the final one. CBS gave the show a somewhat unexpected renewal for season 9, but with the caveat that the producers tighten the budget, with the misguided goal of making the show looked younger.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The gender of the dog Reckless seemed to change back in forth throughout the first several episodes.See more »
Quotes:
John Walton, Sr.:Good night, John Boy.
John 'John Boy' Walton Jr.:Good night, everyone.
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Where were the outside scenes filmed? It says here that it was studios in Burbank, however, some of the mountain scenes really appear to be the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Best TV Show in the 1970s, 8 July 2011
Author: cinemaniac2002 from Chicago, IL

I watched this show while it was on television in the 1970s. Because I lived in a very urban and hectic setting, it was my solace. I would escape to this show as a psychological refuge - it really was that valuable. I didn't realize it at the time, but this show gave me a kind of hope for humanity that I've not seen on television since. The decay of the American family over the years has demonstrated that even more over time.

I used to look forward to each and every episode, fascinated by John-Boy and his writing. I always loved school and books, and found his writing exploits to be therapeutic and life-changing. It was at this time that I started writing journals. I had the good fortune to run into Richard Thomas in Hollywood after I'd read a book of his poetry. He had become a father to triplets and was very gracious when I mentioned I'd read his book. He was driving a station wagon filled with Pampers while picking up some orange juice at a market near where I lived.

Seeing this family interact among each other was a stark contrast to my own. My mother worked outside the home evenings, and it was my job to co-parent the children that she had with my step-father. As he was the antithesis of Ralph Waite's character, I believe this is part of the reason why this series had such a profound effect upon me. This is ironic, given that my step-father was old enough to be my mother's father. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that perhaps children in challenging familial situations could benefit greatly from viewing this show. Unlike the frothy Brady Bunch, this show presents how the core of a real and loving family could ideally operate.

For sure, the Depression Era setting would make most any modern child grateful for what he or she has today. Just about every earthly family situation is represented, from daily life at that time to careers, courtships, marriages, births, aging, illnesses and deaths.

The integrity of the parents and how they work together as a team is paramount to how this family survives. They also embrace the wisdom of their parents, who reside with them. Each child is nourished in a way that allows each of them to become whom they wish to be. This is the one aspect that mirrors my life, as my own mother was progressive in her thoughts about personal freedom.

The family dynamic between the grandparents is really entertaining and sweet. The program's multi-generational nature accentuates what is usually a bland and forced storyline in family dramas.

The other characters are charming, too, from the store keeper, Ike Godsey, his rather snooty wife, Corabeth, to the elderly Baldwin sisters and their racy "family recipe" (moonshine whiskey) which they inherited from their father. While the women in the Walton household are opposed to alcohol, Grandpa would sneak out to visit the Baldwins for a little refreshment. Other wandering characters in the show could include people as diverse as gypsies and circus acrobats, which always shown a sharp contrast to this family-centric show.

The core of this show is definitely the interactions among the family, whose simple structure and financial struggles during the Depression to live a decent life during the Great Depression. The communication and warmth are human qualities that many families today lack and viewing this show could benefit them as an example of what a truly caring family team looks like. Despite the fact that the story took place so long ago, the familial aspects of the show are timeless.

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