The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Obsession 

Mary Ellen starts taking pills to stay awake, and then to sleep. Yancy is seeing Cissy Tucker. She issues an ultimatum.

Director:

Gwen Arner

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Juliet Law Packer (as Juliet Packer)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bower ... Dr. Curtis Willard
Suzanne DeLapp Suzanne DeLapp ... The Superintendant
Robert Donner ... Yancy Tucker
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
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Storyline

Mary Ellen starts taking pills to stay awake, and then to sleep. Yancy is seeing Cissy Tucker. She issues an ultimatum.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Olivia picks up a crying John Curtis out of his crib, the bedroom door is closed. When she wakes up Mary-Ellen in her bed moments later, the door is suddenly wide open. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] The war in Europe brought to Waltons Mountain a renewed awareness of the frailty of human freedom. We realised that an ocean away people were fighting and dying for independence. In the fall of 1941 our family was to witness another fight for freedom. It was a fight that would reveal to all of us a new kind of courage.
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Soundtracks

I Love You Truly
(1906)
Music and Lyrics by Carrie Jacobs Bond
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