CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 3 (1974-75)

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Season 3 (1974-75)
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################ The Waltons #################
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Robert L. Jacks

3.01 [--] The Waltons: THE CONFLICT (two hour episode)
12-Sep-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Ralph Senensky; written by Jeb Rosebrook.
music by Alexander Courage; edited by Marjorie Fowler & Gene Fowler, Jr.;
Guest Cast:
Beulah Bondi .... Martha Corinne
Paul Fix .... Lucas Avery
Richard Hatch .... Wade
Lindsay V. Jones .... Vera
William Quinn .... Senator Burgess
Bill Erwin .... Senator Rogers
Mills Watson .... Mr. Blake
Morgan Woodward .... Boone Walton
Casey Tibbs .... Flagman
Randolph Dobbs .... Construction Worker
Edward Rayden .... Youngest Boy
Aunt Martha Corinne Walton's home is in danger by the right-of-way for The Blue Ridge Parkway. The entire Walton family
comes to her aid and tries to stop the contractor. John-Boy is shot during a skirmish with the contractor and deputies.

3.2 [--] The Waltons: THE FIRST DAY (verified on film)
19-Sept-1974
Executive Producer, Lee Rich / Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Philip Leacock
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
Joe Conley .......... Ike Godsey (recurring)
*
Guest Cast:
Ted Eccles .... Michael West
Devon Ericson .... Polly Thompson
Dennis Redfield .... Paxton
David Ankrum .... Hobgood
Jack McCulloch .... Crouch
And:
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Prof. Ghote
*
Mariclare Costello ..... Miss Hunter
Nadyne Turney ......... Miss Monsell
Joel Kimmel ........... Randolph
Michael Kearns ........ Shanks
Johnnie Collins III .... Davis
Damon Douglas ......... Eubank
Kim O'Brien ........... Eileen
Greg Vigen ............. Ichabod
Tom McAllister ........ Andrew
Earl Hamner ......... Narrator
Synopsis:
John-Boy encounters a variety of new challenges during his first day at Boatwright. Back home, Jason feels the need
to be the "oldest" and excel at school like John-Boy. The other children object to Jason's attitude.

3.3 [--] The Waltons: THE THOROUGHBRED (verified on film)
<prod.> no. 186362 / 26-Sept-1974
Executive Producer, Lee Rich / Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Michael Russnow and Tony Kayden
Directed by Harry Harris
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
(end cast)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
*
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
Joe Conley .......... Ike Godsey (recurring)
*
Guest Stars:
Brendan Burns .... Carl Jensen
Kathleen Quinlan .... Selina Linville
Frank Janson .... Col. Linville
Jim Gammon .... Mr. Roswell
Glen Gordon .... Prof. Foster
Earl Hamner ......... Narrator
Synopsis:
John-Boy enters the family mule, Blue, in the annual cross-country race and tries to win Selena Linville's affections.
Grandpa had won the race years before.

3.4 [--] The Waltons: THE RUNAWAY
<prod.> no. 186363 / 3-Oct-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Gary Vinson .... Sgt Strong
Chris Beaumont .... Greg Walker
Elizabeth Kerr .... Mrs. Tibb
Geoffrey Lewis .... Elwood Dobbs
Herb Nelson .... Bennett Holmby
Ann Noland .... Amy Partridge
Kathi Sawyer .... Waitress
Jimmy Weldon .... Railroad Clerk
Ben Wilson .... College Student
Brad Wilkin .... Boy #1
Michael LeClair .... Boy #2
Jim-Bob runs away from home after the school's pet guinea pig died while in his care. John-Boy helps locate Jim-Bob
but misses an important presentation at Boatwright.

3.5 [--] The Waltons: THE ROMANCE
10-Oct-1974
Guest Cast:
Iris Korn .... Mrs. Hallett
Ysabel MacCloskey .... Mrs. Riddle
Roger Price .... Mr. Evanston
David Selby .... Joshua Williams
Biff Warren .... Don Millman
Olivia enrolls in a night-school art class and the teacher makes romantic advances. Mary Ellen decides to become a nurse.

3.6 [--] The Waltons: THE RING
17-Oct-1974
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Cody .... Audrey Butler
Ted Eccles .... Mike West
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Roy Engel .... Vernon Rutley
Jason Johnson .... Arthur Jackson
Adrienne Marden .... Mrs. Breckenridge (recurring)
Leigh Webb .... Tedrow
Mary Ellen is attending a college dance and buys a used purse for the event. She lies about finding a ring in the purse,
intending to give it back following the dance.

3.7 [--] The Waltons: THE SYSTEM (part verified)
<prod.> no. 188064 / 24-Oct-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Written by ?
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
*
Guest Stars: (verified on end credits)
Richard Masur ........ Tom Povich
Jacques Aubuchon ..... Victor Povich
Glen Gordon .......... Faculty Member
Dennis Redfield ...... Council President
Tom Lacy ............. Dr. Emory
with:
Don Matheson ......... Coach
Glenn Gordon ......... Faculty Member
Tim Haldeman ......... Townsend
Stuart Taylor ........ Council Member
Barbara Litsky ....... Council Secretary
Synopsis:
John-Boy defends a fellow student (Richard Masur) who violates Boatwright's honor code during a history exam. There were
extenuating circumstances. Ben learns the hazards of smoking.

3.8 [--] The Waltons: THE SPOILERS (verified on film)
31-Oct-1974
Executive Producer, Lee Rich / Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Caryl Ledner
Directed by Jack Shea
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
*
Guest Star:
Barbara Cason .... Susan Hanover
Special Guest Star:
Mark Miller .... Ted Hanover
*
Linda Purl ........ Alicia
David Gruner ...... Charles
*
Synopsis:
A dysfunctional New York family moves to Walton's Mountain. They cause havoc in the Walton's
household and eventually move back to New York City.

3.9 [--] The Waltons: THE MARATHON (verified on film)
<prod.> no. 188067 / 7-Nov-1974
Executive Producer, Lee Rich / Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Nigel McKeand
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
*
Guest Stars:
Deirdre Lenihan .... Daisy (recurring)
Bernie Barrow .... Bracket
Joyce Jameson .... Helen
Lennie Weinrib .... Spanky
Ellen Moss .... P.M.
Charles Haid .... Fred
With:
Don Miller ........ Steve
Lindsay Workman .... Mr. Patterson
Brad Trumbull .... Radio Announcer
Synopsis:
John-Boy enters a dance marathon in Scottsville with a total stranger, Daisy Garner. What started as fun
quickly becomes drudgery and Olivia comes to the rescue.

3.10 The Waltons: THE BOOK (verified on film)
14-November-1974
Executive Producer, Lee Rich / Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Joseph Bonaduce
Directed by Harry Harris
Director of Photography, Fred Jackaman
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
Joe Conley .......... Ike Godsey (recurring)
*
Guest Stars:
Paul Jenkins ............ Professor Parks
Granville Van Dusen ..... Mr. Andrews
Robert Sorrells ......... Caspar Tice
Garry Walberg ........... Mr. Guffy
Gerald McRaney .......... Tim Collins
With:
Julie Rogers ............ Miss Webb
Gene Massey, Jr. ........ Mr. Carpenter
Bruce Reasman ........... Mr. Tatlock
Kathy Cronkite .......... Miss Barstow
Melissa Mahoney ......... Secretary
And:
Mayf Nutter ............. Bobby Bigelow
Synopsis:
John-Boy learns that a collection of his short stories wil be published and Jason secures a job with
Bobby Bigelow and the Haystack Gang.

3.11 The Waltons: THE JOB (verified on film)
21-November-1974
Executive Producer, Lee Rich / Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Joseph Bonaduce
Written by Nigel McKeand
Directed by Ivan Dixon
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
*
Guest Stars:
Elaine Heilveil ........ Ruth Thomas
Peggy McCay ............ Mrs. Thomas
Synopsis:
John-Boy obtains a job reading to a young blind woman who is hostile towards him and the world in general.
After visiting Walton's Mountain, the girl realizes she has much for which to be thankful.

3.12 The Waltons: THE DEPARTURE (verified on film)
5 December 1974
Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
Joe Conley .......... Ike Godsey (recurring)
*
Guest Stars:
Joanna Moore ........ Mrs. Champion
Panos A. Christi .... Stravos
Ann Loos ............ Hester White
Seamon Glass ........ Clerk
Jack Garner ......... Mr. Gary
With:
Kelly Gilmore ....... Lady #1
Colby Haines ........ Lady #2
Don 'Red' Bealle .... Bartender
Bob Bralver ......... Sailor #1
Louie Elias ......... Sailor #2
Jimmy Don Moore ..... Donovan
*
Synopsis:
Feeling that life has passed him by, John seeks work in a Norfolk shipyard but soon realizes that the family
needs him at home and he really wants to be there.

3.13 [--] The Waltons: THE VISITOR (verified on film)
<prod.> no. 188068 / 12-Dec-1974
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Kathleen Hite
Directed by Ralph Waite
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
Joe Conley .......... Ike Godsey (recurring)
*
Guest Stars:
John Beal ............ Mason Beardsley
Madge Sinclair ....... Minnie Doze
George Garro ........ James Lee Beardsley
Synopsis:
An old friend of Zeb's mysteriously returns to Walton's Mountain without his wife. The family comes to know
that she died earlier but he will not acknowledge her passing.

3.14 The Waltons: THE BIRTHDAY (verified on film)
19-Dec-1974
Written by Nancy Greenwald; Directed by Ivan Dixon
Director of Photography, Russell Metty,A.S.C.
*
Recurring Cast: (verified on end credits)
Judy Norton ...... Mary Ellen (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ..... Jason (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ..... Erin (recurring)
Eric Scott ........ Ben (recurring)
David W. Harper .... Jim-Bob (recurring)
Kami Cotler ......... Elizabeth (recurring)
Joe Conley .......... Ike Godsey (recurring)
*
(No Guest Star billing on end credits)
With:
Rance Howard .......... Dr. McIvers
Brion James ........... Henry Ferris Jr.
Synopsis:
Grandpa is stricken with a heart attack and seems to be unresponsive to treatment. To cheer him up, against doctor's
orders, the family moves him to a tent outside so he can communicate with nature.

3.15 [--] The Waltons: THE LIE
2-Jan-1975
Guest Cast:
Don 'Red' Barry .... Deputy Sheriff
Cindy Fisher .... Nancy Madden
Warren J. Kemmerling .... Mr. Eustace Madden
Stuart Lee .... Orin
Hersha Parady .... Victoria Madden
John Pearce .... Waiter
Tim Wade .... Man in Car
Tom Henschel .... Boy
Susan Blu .... Girl
Ben borrows John-Boy's car without permission to take a young girl to Charlottesville to meet her mother.
Unknown to Ben, the car was involved in a hit and run accident. The Sheriff makes a call.

3.16 [--] The Waltons: THE MATCHMAKERS
9-Jan-1975
Guest Cast:
Audrey Berindey .... Rebecca
Jon Locke .... Belden
Lanna Saunders .... Mrs. Cook
Cousin Corabeth Walton comes for an unannounced extended visit. Ike Godsey is instantly taken with her and they
quickly marry. Erin enters the Jefferson County Sweetheart Contest.

3.17 [--] The Waltons: THE BEGUILED
16-Jan-1975
Darleen Carr .... Sis Bradford
Willie Aames .... Danny
Beeson Carroll .... Tom Comley
Glen Gordon .... Prof Whitley
John-Boy encounters a sassy but unprincipled girl whose selfish ways cause hard feelings and suspicion toward
Jim Bob's friend, Danny.

3.18 [--] The Waltons: THE CARETAKERS (verified on film)
23-Jan-1975
Written by Richard Carr
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Director of Photography, Emil Oster, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars
end cast: (verified)
JN/JW/MEMcD/es/DWH/KC/JC (recurring)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...... Corabeth
Britt Leach ............ Easy Jackson
Norma Marlowe .......... Mrs Brimmer
Dan Priest ............. Henry Townsend
Synopsis:
Grandpa and Grandma become angry with the family and move out to care for a friend's house. Everyone soon
realizes that their place is back home.

3.19 [--] The Waltons: THE SHIVAREE (part verified)
<prod.> no. 188069 / 30-Jan-1975
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Lee Philips
Written by Max Hodge
Directed by Lee Philips
Director of Photography, Russell Metty, A.S.C.
Guest Cast (NOT verified)
E.J. André .... Hyder Snow
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace (recurring)
Bruce Davison .... Bob Hill
James Gammon .... Zack Rosswell
Lee Philips .... Minister
Deborah White .... Young Olivia
Synopsis:
Wedding plans for a friend's daughter go awry when the mountain custom of kidnapping the groom get out of hand.

3.20 [--] The Waltons: THE CHOICE
6-Feb-1975
Adrienne Marden .... Mrs. Breckenridge (recurring)
John decides to expand the mill and call it Walton and Sons, but Jason wants to study music and tries for a scholarship.

3.21 [--] The Waltons: THE STATUE
13-Feb-1975
(No Guest Cast Details)
Grandpa wins a statue at a raffle at Godsey's store. The statue is a dead ringer for one of Grandpa's suitors prior
to Grandma. John-Boy writes a story about the failed romance between Miss Emily and Ashley Longworth.

3.22 [--] The Waltons: THE SONG
<prod.> no. 188061 / 20-Feb-1975
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Richard Thomas.
Guest Cast:
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace Brimley (recurring)
James Gammon .... Zack Rosswell
Erin Moran .... Sally Ann Harper
Mayf Nutter .... Bobby Bigelow
Doney Oatman .... Betsy
Ben falls in love with Sally Ann Harper, but she has eyes only for Jason. John and Grandpa enter a billiard
competition at Ike's store.

3.23 [--] The Waltons: THE WOMAN
<prod.> no. 188066 / 27-Feb-1975
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Guest Cast:
Laura Campbell .... Madeline Bennett
Kathy Cronkite .... Sally Barstow
Paul Jenkins .... Prof Parks
Sally Kemp .... Mrs. Parks
Julie Rogers .... Gloria Webb
Gloria Stuart .... Saleswoman
Ernie Brown .... Railroad Conductor
Jeffrey Brown .... Bellhop
While John and Olivia make plans for their 20th wedding anniversary, John-Boy falls in love with an
older woman and decides to leave the mountain with her.

3.24 [--] The Waltons: THE VENTURE
6-Mar-1975
Guest Cast:
Herbert Anderson .... Mr. Bennett
Claudia Bryar .... Nurse Howard
John Carter .... Walt Cutlett
Jerry Crews .... Music Judge
James Gammon .... Zack Rosswell
Rance Howard .... Dr. McIvers
Craig Hundley .... Joseph
M. Emmet Walsh .... David Fletcher
John decides to expand his business by building a new mill. To meet a deadline for a big order, he works day
and night and gets pneumonia. While hospitalized, his friends finish the mill, but he loses the big contract.

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