A cousin who is named after Olivia visits. She is preparing for her wedding. Wedding plans go wrong when the friends plan a shivaree. The husband-to-be does not like it. He is an uptight guy.



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Episode credited cast:
Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Hyder Snow


A relative wants to get married with the family there and at the mountain. Her fiancee, Bob, who's from the city comes but when he is told of a custom known as The Shivaree which is like a hazing on the groom, he asks that it not be done. John Boy tries to tell the ones who are going to do it not to but they don't get the message so they do it. When Bob comes back he wants to leave which doesn't make his wife happy. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Drama | Family | Romance





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30 January 1975 (USA)  »

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