When Cindy's father dies, she goes through his things and she finds adoption papers. She then wonders how could her biological mother gave her up. So she and Ben try to find her.

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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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When Cindy's father dies, she goes through his things and she finds adoption papers. She then wonders how could her biological mother gave her up. So she and Ben try to find her.

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12 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Cindy is looking for her mother, a Mrs. Derek Shepherd. Derek Sheperd is the name of Merediths loce iterest in "Greys Anatomy". See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] When we were growing up we always knew we would be safe and warm and dry, here where we were raised by loving parents and grandparents. We knew who we were and where we came from. So it was hard to believe that someone close to us could suddenly discover that her past was obscure and shrouded in mystery.
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References Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945) See more »

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Intriguing and Touching Episode- A Must See For Walton Fans!
3 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Carousel" is one of the best Waltons episodes I have seen that doesn't feature Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, or everyone's favorite Richard Thomas, as John Boy. The Carousel is Cindy Walton's personal quest to find who her real parents are after she finds out that she was adopted. Dreams begin to haunt her, and memories long hidden away in the depth of her mind begin to come back. Her road to finding her true roots is a ling, twisting path. Along with the seriousness of Cindy's journey, we see conflict arise between Elizabeth and Drew's relationship when Drew stays with the Waltons for a short time. This lighter drama, along with the heavier events of Cindy's journey, accompanied with a haunting music score make "The Carousel" an excellent example of the greatness of The Waltons. Also, listen carefully to a funny reference to a great comedy classic, "Abbott and Costello in Hollywood."


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