The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Empty Nest 

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.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
... John Walton, Sr.
... Olivia Walton
... Esther Walton
... The Grandfather (archive footage)
... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
... Jason Walton
... Erin Walton
... Ben Walton
... Jim-Bob Walton
... Elizabeth Walton
... Ike Godsey
... Corabeth Godsey
... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Matt Sarver
Sima Conrad ... The Secretary
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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.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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21 September 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peggy Rea, who is cast as Mrs. Borer, the landlord who rents an apartment to Mary Ellen and Erin, would return to The Waltons for seasons 8 & 9 as regular cast member Rose Burton, Olivia Waltons' cousin. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] For as long as any of us could remember our house had stood in the shadow of Waltons Mountain. We counted time by its seasons, growing up and growing old, and even those of us who went away never really left it. It was a fitting place for my grandfather to be buried, and in the six months since his death we had learned to live with our grief. We never looked up at the mountain without feeling his strength. We were to need it. ...
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Connections

Edited into The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Tune credited to Eliphalet Oram Lyte
Sung by John and Michael Learned in the truck
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