The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Thanksgiving Story 

Thanksgiving time on Walton's Mountain means a turkey shoot, a school play about early settlers, and the big meal. One year it also included a rekindled love affair and a life-threatening accident.

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Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Keith Atkinson ...
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Dr. Haley
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One particular Thanksgiving sees John Boy primping because Jenny is returning for the holiday. But an accident in the lumber mill throws a pall over the normally happy holiday as one member of the Waltons winds up in the hospital with a serious injury. Meanwhile the preparations for the big meal continue as Ben gets his chance to bring home the turkey for the first time; and Mary Ellen prepares to star in the school play as Pocahantas. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama | Family | Romance

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15 November 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When John-Boy is in the truck, talking to his father, who he found walking down the road, a fly is seen crawling around John-Boy's ear but he just ignores it and continues with the scene. See more »

Quotes

Mamie 'Miss Mamie' Baldwin: Jason, you know about the Depression, I judge. And you know who has taken the burden of leadin' us out of it.
Emily 'Miss Emily' Baldwin: And is doin' a splendid job!
Mamie 'Miss Mamie' Baldwin: Well, to show our appreciation for all that he has done for us, we are sendin' President and Mrs. Roosevelt a jar of the recipe for Thanksgivin'!
Emily 'Miss Emily' Baldwin: You will help us, won't you?
Jason Walton: Well, I guess it's be downright unpatriotic not to!
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