When a meteorite falls through the Baldwin sisters' roof, it has strange effects on the people of Walton's Mountain; the sisters are convinced by their cousin Polonius that the star is a ... See full summary »

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Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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Jim-Bob Walton (as David Harper)
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When a meteorite falls through the Baldwin sisters' roof, it has strange effects on the people of Walton's Mountain; the sisters are convinced by their cousin Polonius that the star is a sign from their father saying that they should stop making "the recipe", while Grandpa believes he is going to die soon. Written by Attmay

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Reference on the radio news broadcast to the Dillinger Gang's bank robbery in Greencastle, Indiana, places the action of this episode around the date of that event: October 23, 1933. See more »

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Narrator: Walton's Mountain is as old as the earth itself. For countless centuries it has quietly shouldered the sky above the land on which our family settled, built and flourished. Through all its seasons, through all the great and small events of our lives, the mountain was changeless, as fixed and as permanent as the glittering stars above. And then there was an evening in the 1930's which started all of us wondering how fixed or permanent anything is... even a star.
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The Falling Star
18 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode aired on October 19 1972, with this opening. Waltons Mountain is as old as the earth itself. For countless centuries, it has quietly shouldered the sky above the land on which our family settled, built and flourished. Through all its seasons, through all the great and small events of our lives, the mountain was changeless, as fixed and permanent as the glittering stars above. Then there was an evening in the 1930's, which started all of us wondering how, fixed or permanent anything is... even a star. The show openings with once again the beautiful sights and roaming of Waltons Mountain and then the family sitting on the porch and the kids playing tag. In side, the house john Boy is writing and Ben is studying for a spelling bee. It's a beautiful night with stars shining and its also quiet like it is every night on Walton's Mountain. John Boy comes outside to join his parents on the porch when Grandpa grabs his chest. As that's going on a shining star is moving through the sky, it looks like a falling star, and it looks like it hit the ground some where near the mountain. John and the family get in the truck to see if they can find where the star landed. The falling star lands inside the Baldwin Sisters house in the recipe room. The falling star had impact on two lives. The Baldwin Sisters think that the falling star was a message from there father while Grandpa thinks that the shooting star means that he's going to die. One of the Baldwin Sisters relatives tells the Sisters that they need to stop making the recipe because it's the message that there father wants them to do it. This episode to me was not that interesting because no one wants to think about dieing. With that in mine, I give this episode 5 weasel stars.


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