The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Conflict 

Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.

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(created by) (as Earl Hamner),
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John Walton, Sr.
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Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
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Esther Walton
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Martha Corinne Walton
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Construction Worker
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Senator Rogers
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Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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12 September 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Beulah Bondi and Ellen Corby worked together almost 40 years prior to this episode in Frank Capra's classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Ms. Bondi played Ma Bailey and Ms. Corby played a customer of the Bailey Building and Loan. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation with Lucas Avery in the parlor, there is a bright patchwork afghan over the back of Martha Corinne's rocking chair. When everyone stands up to leave, the afghan is gone. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, I had a tendency to think of myself and my immediate family as the only Waltons, but that wasn't true, we were part of a great clan. There were other mountains and many other Waltons who lived farther up in the Blue Ridge. They were part of the family whose way had scarcely been touched by the passing of time. We were a family born to share a kinship with the seasons, always gratefully ...
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On Top Of Old Smokey
Traditional Folk Song
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