With the upcoming fair approaching, Olivia is baking her cake with special icing, Ben is preparing his pet hog for a greased-pig catch, and Grandma is finishing a quilt for entry. An old beau of Olivia's, Oscar, is running for political office in Richmond, and plans to make a speech at the fair. Oscar's visit and thoughts about what her life would have been like had she married him make Olivia all the more certain that her life is a good one. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Peter Donat, who played Oscar in this episode, was Michael Learned's first husband. See more
As Oscar gives John Boy a lift, early in the journey the rear projection is revealed as the camera frame misses the rear projection screen, leaving the edge of the screen black, with part of the cars window in front of this space. The mistake appears to be spotted as the camera then pans left slightly to realign with the rear projection image. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Sunday afternoon on Walton's Mountain was a time of quiet contemplation. We took it easy, or else worked at a slower pace, and enjoyed a brief respite from the cares that beset us during the week. After we came home from church and had dinner we permitted ourselves the luxury of play and relaxation. I remember one such Sunday in August.
Bye Bye Blackbird
Written by Mort Dixon
and Ray Henderson
Heard on radio, accompanied by Jon Walmsley
on guitar See more