Rewarded for excelling in a bible-studies test, Sarah is taken to her first picture show by John-Boy, with reluctant approval of her hovering mother. Sarah is looking for a way out from under her mother's smothering attentions and sees marriage to John-Boy as the answer. John-Boy isn't ready for such a step (nor does he love Sarah), so she plots to elope with a rich boy she knows. Written by
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Did You Know?
Nicholas Hammond who plays Theodore in this episode is famous for his role as Friedriek in the movie Sound of Music and remains good friends with Julie Andrews and the rest of the Von Trapp children. See more
When John Boy and Sarah are sitting in back of the truck, riding back from the picture show, there is a man in sunglasses to the left of the screen, and appears to be riding along on the outside of the truck. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
I will never forget the first time I took a girl to a motion picture show. Her name was Sarah and she lived on the other side of Waltons Mountain in a little back-woods hollow; and what happened was more astonishing to me than anything I could have imagined if I tried to write a story about such an innocent pleasure.
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