Highest Rated Titles With Mary Beth McDonough


1. A Walton's Family Reunion (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary, Family

9.3
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The surviving cast members of the American television classic will journey back to "Walton's Mountain" almost 30 years after the series ended its iconic run. Hosted by Mary Beth McDonough (... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Beth McDonough, Kami Cotler, Earl Hamner Jr., David W. Harper

Votes: 19

2. Earl Hamner Storyteller (2015)

95 min | Documentary

9.2
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This is a wonderful documentary, that shows the full scope of Earl Hamner Jr's talent. Most people know him as the real life "John Boy," but do not realize that he wrote for shows such as ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Castro Jr. | Stars: Phillip Alford, Mary Badham, James Best, Robert Butler

Votes: 36

3. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Achievement (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.2
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John-Boy sent his novel to a publisher and does not hear anything. He travels to New York to get an update. They like his novel and will publish it.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 51

4. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Pony Cart (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.2
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Martha Corrine, Grandpa's sister in law, comes to the mountain to visit. She helps Ben build a pony cart.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 92

5. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Game On (2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

9.0
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Toby falls prey to a practical joke by the rest of the staff, after which everyone but Leo takes off for the debate in San Diego. Sam makes a side trip to Newport Beach to explain to the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 466

6. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Choice (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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John wants to expand the mill and call it Walton and Sons, but Jason wants to study music. He tries to get a scholarship. John-Boy is told he should write a novel.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 39

7. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Firestorm (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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John Boy publishes excerpts from Hitler's writing in his newspaper and the town is upset. The town wants to hold a burn book party, but John-Boy makes them realize how wrong they are.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 63

8. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Fledgling (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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John-Boy wants to buy a printing press to start his own newspaper. Works hard to earn money for the down payment.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 41

9. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Runaway (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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Everyone in the Walton house is too busy to pay attention Jim Bob so he takes matters into his own hands.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 37

10. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Secret (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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Jim-Bob wonders if he is adopted because he does not look like other family members. No one wants to talk about his birth. Eventually the truth comes out as to what happened when he was born.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 41

11. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: Grandma Comes Home (1978)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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Grandma returns from the hospital but the family does not let her do anything. (Ellen Corby recovered enough from her stoke to return to the series.) An overweight boy is interested in Elizabeth. (This is Will Geer's last episode.)

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 61

12. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Vigil (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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Grandma is sick and Mary Ellen misdiagnosis the ailment. Grandma has to go to the hospital and Mary Ellen realizes she has a lot to learn.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

13. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 52,369

14. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: Day of Infamy (1978)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Mary Ellen packs to go to Hawaii to join Curtis at Pearl Harbor. However, news spreads of the Japanese attack, and the United States is involved in WWII. Mary Ellen receives bad news about Curtis.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Judy Norton

Votes: 37

15. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Burnout (1976)

TV-G | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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John-Boy smokes a pipe and Grandpa leaves a heater plugged in and turned on. A fire breaks out, burns most of the house. John-Boy loses his completed novel to save Erin. John-Boy, Grandpa, and Erin all feel miserable.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 51

16. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The First Edition (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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John-Boy publishes his first newspaper. It includes a story about Ben's troubles. Olivia is mad. But John-Boy has to publish the story to follow his convictions.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

17. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Long Night (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Grandma is in the hospital and Grandpa wants to bring her home. He is forbidden to visit in the hospital because she needs her rest. (Ellen Corby in real life had a stroke and was not able to perform.)

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

18. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Venture (1975)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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John takes on a loan to improve the business and he gets a big order. Grandpa gets sick and cannot help at the mill. John gets sick and cannot do it. The neighbors pull together to help build the new improved mill.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

19. Creampuff (1998)

27 min | Short

8.7
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Creampuff is an intense and darkly romantic short film about Robert and Jack, two men snared between desperation and disgust and clinging to a destructive, dependent relationship as a last ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Seide | Stars: Scott Harlan, Jared Seide, Kristen Trucksess

Votes: 22

20. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Empty Nest (1978)

TV-G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Grandpa Zeb (Will Greer) has died and everyone is mourning. Neighbor Flossie Brimmer has also died. Mary Ellen and Erin move to Charlottesville into an apartment to be on their own. John tries to get a large lumber contract.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 50

21. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The First Day (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Everything seems to go wrong on John-Boy's first day at Boatwright University -- though he makes some new friends, he also leaves an important document at home, and becomes the butt of a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 47

22. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Go-Getter (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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John and Ben again come to blows about work at the mill. Ben quits and becomes a used-car salesperson. Does a good job - but with questionable sales tactics. Has to make the car sales right.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 33

23. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Hero (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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The Waltons find out Sheriff Ep is a decorated war hero and John-Boy wants to write about it. Ep wants to keep it quiet. Also, an old friend of Ep's comes to visit. Jim-Boy likes to talk to her about cars and war.

Director: Anthony Brand | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

24. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday. However, John Walton, who was forced to take work in another part of the state, has not returned home yet, and his family are becoming increasingly worried.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 716

25. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Parting (1979)

TV-G | 48 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Olivia is always tired these days. When a rest does not help, she sees a doctor and learns what is wrong. Jim-Bob tries to show that he can do more than just work on machines.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Judy Norton

Votes: 33

26. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Statue (1975)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Grandpa wins a statue at a raffle. The statue resembles his old girlfriend. Grandma does not like having the statue around.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

27. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The System (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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John Boy tutors another person on a scholarship. He cheats during test and has to be turned in. John Boy acts as his lawyer to keep him in college rather than be expelled.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

28. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Thanksgiving Story (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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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.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 51

29. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Awakening (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Grandma is turning 68 and concerned about getting old. She may have a hearing loss. Mary Ellen is attracted to a college man.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 44

30. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Book (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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John Boy gets his book of short stories published. Everyone happy - until the bill comes. Turns out it is a vanity press that just prints books but you pay for it.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 41

31. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Easter Story (1973)

TV-G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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When Olivia is stricken with polio, John-Boy refuses to accept the doctor's prognosis that she may never walk again.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 74

32. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Gift (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Jason and John Boy's friend Seth is diagnosed with leukemia. Seth wants to teach Jason how to play a recorder he made for him before he dies.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 52

33. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Graduation (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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John Boy graduates from school. Needs a suit. Ends up with grandpa's suit.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 45

34. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Last Mustang (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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A wild mustang is captured on Walton land and Grandpa wants it to remain be and remain free. Meanwhile, it is sheriff election time and John-Boy writes about the candidates. Ep is up for re-election.

Director: Walter Alzmann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 33

35. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Bequest (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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The promise of inherited money is behind some happy moments and unusual conflicts for the Walton Family.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 44

36. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Best Christmas (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Olivia wants this Christmas to be the best ever. Everything seems to happen to prevent this.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 56

37. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Conflict (1974)

TV-G | 99 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 68

38. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Departure (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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John Walton gets job in city because he wants an adventure. He gets a small adventure working at a shipyard, but is happy to return home.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

39. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The First Casualty (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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GW Haines is in the army. Dies at camp. He left a will, where he left his land to Erin. She is hurt at the loss.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 47

40. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Heritage (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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An offer to buy their land makes the Waltons think about what it would be like to have more money than they need.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 44

41. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Home Front: Part 2 (1979)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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The family members all seem involved in the war effort. John helps with the draft board. A soldier who signed up because of John is killed in the war, and the father wants to take revenge. Bad news about John-Boy.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 32

42. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Inferno (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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John-Boy won the right to accompany news reporters to a news event - the Hindenburg. Sees it burst into flames.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 46

43. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Quilting (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Mary Ellen resists joining in on a quilting when she reaches the marrying age. This hurts Grandma's feelings.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

44. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Search (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Olivia and Elizabeth take a car trip; Jim-Bob is forced to also go. They have car trouble. Elizabeth wanders off. Olivia and Jim-Bob find her but by now, all are lost. Jim-Bob uses his skills to keep everyone safe till they are found.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 45

45. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Sermon (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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The reverend and teacher get married. Olivia is asked to be the substitute teacher and John Boy is asked to preach the sermon.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 39

46. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Wedding: Part 1 (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Mary Ellen is engaged to Dr David Spencer and they plan the wedding. Dr Curtis Willard arrives to be the town doctor. Mary Ellen begins to have second thoughts about her engagement.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

47. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 38,818

48. CBS: On the Air (1978– )

450 min | Documentary

8.4
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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.

Stars: James Arness, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Ken Berry

Votes: 27

49. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: John's Crossroad (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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John takes a job away from home to make more money. At the job, everyone in the office fears the manager who makes life miserable for all. John leaves because it is no way to live or work. Elizabeth is a tomboy.

Director: Richard Thomas | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

50. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Genius (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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John-Boy's dean asks him to take care of a 16-year-old genius college student for a weekend. The genius is gifted in all academic areas, but woefully lacking in social graces. He ends up helping in a play and is able to join in family fun.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 40

51. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Intruders (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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Ben is upset at how he is treated at the mill. He gets a job at another lumber company, not realizing they are competing for the same jobs. Grandpa uses his smarts to get one over the competing lumber company. Ben returns to the mill.

Director: Richard C. Bennett | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 41

52. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Literary Man (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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A writer comes to Walton's Mountain and impresses John-Boy with his tales of literary connections and accomplishments.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 70

53. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Crash (1998)

46 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

8.3
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Jarod sends Parker and Sydney an invitation to join him at a school reunion. But on route Jarod meets a young man who wants to go home to make a special occasion so Jarod gives him his seat... See full summary »

Director: Scott Lautanen | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Matt Clark

Votes: 43

54. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Baptism (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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A famous evangelist visits Walton's Mountain to preach and baptize converts. He is too much of a fire and brimstone preacher for John's taste.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

55. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Car (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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John Boy is in need of a car, now that he is in college. He finds a good car owned by a neighbor, but he refuses to part with it, even after John Boy makes a deal with him to trade the car for work performed on his house.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

56. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Caretakers (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Grandpa and Grandma feel left out and move to house-sit for for a neighbor. John has to hire someone to help at mill who turns out to be no good. Things get better and work out for all.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

57. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Cloudburst (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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A mining company comes to town and wants to buy land. They make it sound helpful to the community and John-Boy and the Godseys sell their land. John-Boy finds out the truth and tells the neighbors not to sell their land.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 39

58. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Conscience (1979)

TV-G | 48 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Jason expresses doubt to the army recruiters that he could ever kill a person. Ben is embarrassed by his hesitation to serve. Meanwhile, Jim-Bob cannot wait to serve.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Judy Norton

Votes: 29

59. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Deed (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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The validity of the Waltons' claim to their land is questioned when they cannot produce a legal deed to the property. To sort out their legal troubles they must raise $200 and John-boy assists by taking a job in the city of Wheeling.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 51

60. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Fawn (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Erin adopts a wild animal while John Boy gets a life lesson with a new job

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 44

61. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Foundling (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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The family takes in a deaf girl who was abandoned by her mother.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 112

62. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Great Motorcycle Race (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Jim-Bob fixes up Ike's old motorcycle and enters a motorcycle race. The Godseys look into adopting a baby.

Director: Richard Thomas | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 39

63. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Prophecy (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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John's 25th high school reunion is being planned; he thinks he is not successful, but at the reunion, everyone thinks he is the winner. John-Boy fears he will never make a living as a writer. Jim-Bob makes a profound comment.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

64. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Stray (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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The Waltons find a 12 year old runaway in their barn. He fits into the family and they want to keep him - but he is black. It would never work out with the way society is. Josh is adopted by Verdie.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 39

65. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Test (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Olivia gets a job in the city as a dressmaker. She enjoys it but soon realizes she misses the family too much. Maude Gormley isn't adjusting well to life in a retirement home and returns to the mountain.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 29

66. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

8.2
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The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas eve and they are waiting for father Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 482

67. The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (1980 TV Movie)

160 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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A docudrama of the classic series. Almost like another episode of the series as a photo album presented to Grandma as a present spurs memories, presented via flashbacks from the series' ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Harris, Philip Leacock | Stars: Michael Learned, Ralph Waite, Ellen Corby, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 37

68. The Division (2001–2004)
Episode: Secrets and Lies (2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Angela looks into the death of a reporter.

Director: Artie Mandelberg | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Lela Rochon, David Gianopoulos, Nancy McKeon

Votes: 5

69. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Birthday (1974)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Grandpa has heart problems. Thinks he is going to die.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

70. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Calf (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The children are upset when their father sells a newborn calf to another farmer who intends to slaughter it for beef.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 74

71. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Celebration (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The Waltons have one remaining payment on their mortgage. John and the family rush to complete one big lumber job to pay it off. As they celebrate, Ike Godsey faces financial trouble. The Waltons help Ike.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 45

72. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Cradle (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Olivia is happy to learn that she is pregnant again, but John worries that having another baby will be hard for her.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 45

73. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Home Front: Part 1 (1979)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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John has been appointed to the local draft board. John convinces a young soldier who went AWOL to return to his unit and the boy is subsequently lost when a troop ship is torpedoed. The boy's father wants revenge. Also, there's bad news about John-Boy.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 34

74. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The House (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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An old abandoned home is condemned. Grandpa wants the wood and Grandma wants to save the house - it was where he and she first kissed. She is upset, but feels better when Grandpa saves the stained glass window.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

75. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Reunion (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The Baldwin sisters' cousin Homer Lee Baldwin visits them, and inspires the sisters to organize a family reunion.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 57

76. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Revelation (1978)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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John-Boy proposes to Daisy and she says yes. Daisy reconnects with her mother and learns some surprising news. Elizabeth and her friend George open a lemonade stand. Grandpa finds a way to increase sales.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 33

77. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Sinner (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Reverend Mathew Fordwick arrives in Walton's Mountain, but his credibility is tarnished even before his first service after drinking "the recipe" at an afternoon with the Baldwin sisters.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 72

78. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Song (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Jason writes a song to sing with Bobby Bigalow's band. His brother Ben convinces him to have a gal sing with him. Ben likes this gal. The gal seems to like Jason. In the end, it works out.

Director: Richard Thomas | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 35

79. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Star (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 59

80. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Thoroughbred (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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John Boy and his mule aim to get the Walton family name on a local race's trophy for the first time since Grandpa won the race years ago. It seems to be a sure victory until a well-to-do college mate and his thoroughbred racehorse enter.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 41

81. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Wing-Walker (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Jim-Bob falls in love with a wing-walker. John-Boy writes an article about her. She takes a lot of risks. Maude Gormley gives her goat, Myrtle, to the Waltons. They give her a rocking chair.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

82. The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010)
Episode: Hair (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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There is an outbreak of lice at Richie's school and he is one of the affected ones. Everyone thinks Christine and Richie are "patient zero". Tired of the hassles at that school, Christine looks for another school for Richie.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater, Trevor Gagnon

Votes: 32

83. All-Star Family Feud Special (1978– )
Episode: Special #7: Ropers vs. Angie; Waltons vs. Dukes of Hazzard (1979)

Game-Show

8.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Paul Alter | Stars: Richard Dawson, Audra Lindley, Norman Fell, Patty McCormack

Votes: 7

84. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Abdication (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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King Edward VIII abdicates the throne and the Waltons follow the story. Meanwhile, a movie production team is in town and John-Boy reconnects with a friend who's part of the production crew. John-Boy is offered a job.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

85. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Anniversary (1978)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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John and Olivia celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mary Ellen and Curtis begin to feel the stain of separation due to the war.

Director: Walter Alzmann | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 31

86. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Breakdown (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Jason spends too much time playing with a band. His school work, music lessons, and health begin to suffer. Comes to understanding with band. John-Boy gets a part-time job in a library; the librarian wants him to choose it as a profession.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 32

87. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Career Girl (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Erin graduates from high school still having no direction for her life. Gets a job at school to buy a typewriter for John-Boy.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 42

88. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Chicken Thief (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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A local "Robin Hood" who steals from the "haves" and gives to the "have-nots" causes a crisis of conscience for John-Boy

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 43

89. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Emergence (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Marsha, John-Boy's old girlfriend, returns to sell her family home at the urging of her fiance. Wedding plans end when the fiance realizes the home is in debt. Olivia helps a disadvantaged student get glasses.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 38

90. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Festival (1978)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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In spring of 1940, Jason practices his music for a town festival. He finds Josh, Verdie's son, plays the horn. They practice together. The festival organizers do not want Josh. Elizabeth and Aimee Godsey compete for the same boy.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 40

91. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Flight (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Jim-Bob meets a boy who is on his way to join the Air Corps, but the boy never actually leaves. Turns out he is a runaway. Meanwhile, Elizabeth misses Grandma, and thus builds a grandmotherly relationship with Maude Gormley.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 34

92. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Fulfillment (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Curtis and Ann are unhappy to learn that they are unable to have children of their own. However, an orphan boy visiting with the Waltons shows them that they can still have a family by adopting him.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 42

93. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Job (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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John Boy gets a job reading to a blind woman. He encourages her to live instead of sulk because of her blindness.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

94. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Loss (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Cousin Olivia, who married on the mountain in The Shivaree episode, returns to Walton's Mountain following her husband's sudden death. Family cat has kittens and dies giving birth. Elizabeth and Cousin Olivia both have to heal.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 41

95. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Love Story (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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John-Boy falls in love with Jenny Pendleton, a young girl staying with the family while her father and stepmother are in Richmond.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 62

96. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Ring (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Mary Ellen finds a ring in a purse she got. Belongs to a neighbor. Loses it at a dance.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 37

97. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Separation (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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A misunderstanding and plain stubborn pride causes a rift between the Walton grandparents.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 52

98. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Substitute (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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When Miss Hunter is called away unexpectedly, a substitute teacher with ways of her own takes over.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 52

99. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Theft (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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The disappearance of some valuable silver pieces throws suspicion on one of the Waltons.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 47

100. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Typewriter (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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John-Boy secretly borrows a typewriter from the Baldwin sisters, and Mary Ellen inadvertently gives it to a junk dealer.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 64