The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Car 

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

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Chris Andrews
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonnie Bartlett ... Martha Rudge
Ed Lauter ... Hyder Rudge
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The car that John Boy gets is a 1930 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Coupe. See more »

Goofs

When Hyder is initially remembering his son in his thoughts, the voice we hear (of Hyder's son) is that of a young man. When later remembering him, the voice of Hyder's son is that of Ed Lauter. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] In every town or village there used to be the hidden people, those who for one reason or another are shut away from life, or who for some strange reason shut themselves away from the world. My quest for a car in which to drive back and forth to college was eventually to lead me to two of those hidden people.
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