The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Prodigals 

Jeffrey and Josh steal from Ike's store. Josh gets caught. Ben decides to enlist in the service even though he is exempt due to working at the mill.

Director:

Stan Lathan

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Robert Pirosh

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
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:
James Bond III ... Josh Foster
Keith Coogan ... Jeffrey Burton (as Keith Mitchell)
Lynn Hamilton ... Verdie Grant Foster
Macon McCalman ... Deputy Sheriff
Christopher Metas Christopher Metas ... Private
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Storyline

Jeffrey and Josh steal from Ike's store. Josh gets caught. Ben decides to enlist in the service even though he is exempt due to working at the mill.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1980 (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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Goofs

Josh is painting a low board when he talks to Jeffrey, in the next shot it jumps up to a high board. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] As my grandfather used to say, "everybody looks at the world through his own knothole". My brothers and sisters and I, and the two cousins who came to live with us, were all brought up in the same house and in pretty much the same way. But the world looked a little bit different to each of us, and there was a day, a beautiful, bright, sunny day, but it looked very bleak to my brother, Ben, and even bleaker to my cousin, Jeffrey.
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