CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 4 (1975-76)

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Season 4 (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################ The Waltons #################
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by ?

4.1 [--] The Waltons: THE SERMON
11-Sept-1975
Guest Cast:
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Basil Hoffman .... Prof Ranney
The Reverend Fordwick and Miss Hunter plan their wedding and honeymoon. Rev. Fordwick asks John-Boy to deliver
the Sunday sermon, and Miss Hunter asks Olivia to act as the substitute teacher. It proves to be an interesting
experience for both.

4.2 [--] The Waltons: THE GENIUS
18-Sept-1975
Guest Cast:
Tim Haldeman .... Student
Alexis Jacks .... Little Girl
Dennis Kort .... Lyle
Kim O'Brien .... Secretary
George Wallace .... Dean Beck
John-Boy's Dean asks him to take care of a 16 year old genius college student for the weekend. It seems that Lyle
is wonderful with science and math, but woefully lacking when it comes to dealing with people.

4.3 [--] The Waltons: THE FIGHTER
25-Sep-1975
Guest Cast:
Cleavon Little .... James Travis Clark
Erin Blunt .... Jody Foster (recurring)
Zachary Charles .... Don Ruffery
James Gammon .... Zack Rosswell
Brett Hadley .... Radio Announcer
Charlie Picerni .... Sparring Partner
Dave Shelley .... Sam Mumford
Martin St. Judge .... Church Elder
James Travis Clark (Cleavon Little), a young prize fighter from Richmond arrives on Walton's Mountain looking for work.
He lives in the Walton's barn while training for his next fight. Grandma and Olivia are upset with the whole idea
until they find out that James is a minister.

4.4 [--] The Waltons: THE PROPHECY
2-Oct-1975
Guest Cast:
Lynn Carlin .... Eula Mae
Jeff Cotler .... B.C. Graddy Jr.
Sandra Deel .... Rachel
James Gammon .... Zack Rosswell
Deanna Lund .... Mrs. Graddy
William Phipps .... John Martin Renshaw
Noble Willingham .... B.C. Graddy
John is not happy with the prospect of his high school reunion. By comparison, he feels like a failure to his classmates.
During their reunion dinner, John finds that he is admired and envied by his friends and classmates.

4.5 [--] The Waltons: THE BOONDOGGLE
9-Oct-1975
Guest Cast:
David Clarke .... Abel Bingly
Richard McKenzie .... Porter Sims
Famous reporter Porter Sims arrives on Walton's Mountain to write a guide to Virginia. While going through Judge Baldwin's
personal papers he finds information that shocks the Baldwin sisters.

4.6 [--] The Waltons: THE BREAKDOWN
16-Oct-1975
Guest Cast:
David S. Cass Sr. .... The Deputy
Ivor Francis .... Professor Hoadley
Harry Moses .... Ralph
Mayf Nutter .... Bobby Bigelow
Doney Oatman .... Betsy
Jay Robinson .... Professor Thaxton
Jason is burning the candle at both ends. He is attending Klineberg Conservatory while playing with the Haystack Gang and
the Sunrise Gospleleers. He is doing nothing well and finally decides to slow down. John-Boy takes a new job in
Boatwright's library.

4.7 [--] The Waltons: THE WINGWALKER
23-Oct-1975
Guest Cast:
Lee Purcell .... Bobby Strom
Tom Bower .... Rex Barker
John Mitchum .... Announcer
John-Boy does a story on a female wing-walker who is performing at the local fair. John-Boy invites her to stay at the
Walton home and Jim Bob is soon madly in love with the flyer. Maude Gormley gives Myrtle, the goat, to the Waltons.

4.8 [--] The Waltons: THE COMPETITION
30-Oct-1975
Guest Cast:
Michael O'Keefe .... Chad Marshall
Gary Dontzig .... Dan
Elizabeth Gill .... Joleen
Rance Howard .... Dr. McIvers
Trish Soodik .... Annie
Chad Marshall, a handsome forestry student arrives on Walton's Mountain. Both Mary Ellen and Erin are smitten and a
competition develops between the sisters. Each is sure that she is the chosen one. Mary Ellen finally realizes that
Erin is truly in love.

4.9 [--] The Waltons: THE EMERGENCE
6-Nov-1975
Guest Cast:
Tammi Bula .... Marcia Woolery
Jan Burrell .... Mrs. Miller
Sam Gilman .... Mr. Miller
Bob Marsic .... Samuel Miller
Damon Douglas .... Eubank
Cindy Eilbacher .... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
Jackie Earle Haley .... Tom
Don Hanmer .... Mr. Gordon
Marsha Kramer .... Peggy
Mavis Neal Palmer .... Mrs. Meriwether
Morgan Paull .... Frank Taylor
Penelope Sudrow .... Annie
John Walsh .... Employment Manager
Marcia Woolery, one of John-Boy's old girlfriends, returns to Walton's Mountain with her fiance to sell some inherited
property. She plans to invest the money in her fiance's proposed business. John-Boy exposes the fiance as a braggart
and not in love with Marcia. Olivia substitute teaches and helps a student obtain a pair of much needed eye glasses.

4.10 [--] The Waltons: THE LOSS
13-Nov-1975
Guest Cast:
Deborah White .... Olivia Hill
Bruce Davison .... Bob Hill
Vernon Weddle .... Dr. Culler
Olivia's young cousin, Olivia Hill, who was married in "The Shivaree" episode (#3.19) returns to the mountain to grieve
the sudden death of her husband. The family attempts to cheer her up but to little avail until Elizabeth's cat, Calico,
has kittens.

4.11 [--] The Waltons: THE ABDICATION
4-Dec-1975
Guest Cast:
George Dzundza .... A.J.Covington
Brian Avery .... Gordon Ferrell
John Bellah .... Bill Corley
Stephen Collins .... Todd Clark
Walker Edmiston .... Announcer
Burton Gilliam .... Paulson
James Karen .... Martin Walters
Paul Linke .... Pete
Tom Bush .... The Worker
The Walton family intently follows the abdication of King Edward while following the activities of a movie company
filming on Walton's Mountain. John-Boy renews his friendship with A. J. Covington who is working with the movie company.

4.12 [--] The Waltons: THE ESTRANGMENT
4-Dec-1975
Guest Cast:
Richard Hatch .... Wade Walton
Lindsay V. Jones .... Vera Walton
Vera Walton has left her husband Wade (Richard Hatch), and moves into the Walton home. Wade has been abusive and is running
moonshine. John offers Wade a job at the mill to help the young couple get on their feet and get back together.

4.13 [--] The Waltons: THE NURSE
11-Dec-1975
Guest Cast:
Barbara Eda-Young .... Nora Taylor
Tamar Cooper .... Essie Basham
Ann D'Andrea .... Nurse Collins
Charlotte Moore .... Nurse Jenny Stevens
Elizabeth Rogers .... Nurse Smith
Shannon Terhune .... Violet
While Mary Ellen nervously awaits word on her acceptance to nursing school, the family prepares surprise good-bye gifts.
She is accepted, but needs more work in math and science. She studies with John-Boy and the county nurse, Miss Nora Taylor.

4.14 [--] The Waltons: THE INTRUDERS
18-Dec-1975
Guest Cast:
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace (recurring)
James E. Brodhead .... Store Manager
Paul Harper .... Grier
Cal Haynes .... Ferris
Tom Howard .... Parsons
Bill Lucking .... Cobbs
Karen Purcill .... Courtney
Hal Riddle .... Willis
Ben, angry,leaves home just when John and Grandpa enter a competition with another lumber mill for a big contract. He
unknowingly goes to work for the other firm. Grandpa devises a clever scheme to get their lumber to market first.

4.15 [--] The Waltons: THE SEARCH
1-Jan-1976
Guest Cast:
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace (recurring)
Helen Craig .... Mountain Woman
Red Currie .... Younger Son
Bill Smillie .... First Flagman
Robert Sorrells .... Older Son
Edmund E. Villa .... Second Flagman
Olivia, Jim Bob and Elizabeth become lost on Walton's Mountain and experience many challenges. Jim Bob saves the day
using woodsmen skills taught to him by Grandpa. Story by Ellen Corby

4.16 [--] The Waltons: THE SECRET
8-Jan-1976
Guest Cast:
Adrienne Marden .... Mrs. Breckenridge (recurring)
Eddie Ryder .... Yo-Yo King
Jim Bob, convinced that he was adopted, searches out the details of his birth and finds that he was part of a set
of twins. His brother died at birth.

4.17 [--] The Waltons: THE FOX
15-Jan-1976
Guest Cast:
Frank Ferguson .... Allen McCreary
Arline Anderson .... Elaine Allerton
George Chandler .... Bob Allerton
Grandpa likes to tell outlandish tales of his days with Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish American War, but balks at
attending a reunion of the Rough Riders. Ben decides to go into business trapping and selling animal skins.

4.18 [--] The Waltons: THE BURNOUT (two-hour episode)
22-Jan-1976
Guest Cast:
Paul Jenkins .... Professor Parks
Pearl Shear .... Zuleika Dunbar
The Walton's home is almost destroyed by fire and the children must live temporarily with friends. John-Boy finds
it difficult to begin the task of rewriting his lost novel.

4.19 [--] The Waltons: THE BIG BROTHER
29-Jan-1976
Guest Cast:
Vicki Schreck .... Muffin Maloney
Bert Conway .... Nifty Mulligan
John Boy meets a runaway girl, 12-year-old Muffin, who tells him that she was abused and is trying to get to her mother.
John-Boy takes her home and she fools everyone but Grandpa. She is really a con artist

4.20 [--] The Waltons: THE TEST
5-Feb-1976
Guest Cast:
Abby Dalton .... Stella Lewis
John Wheeler .... Leonard Gormley
Olivia is offered a job by a dress maker. She does very well and soon there is talk of full time work. She is pleased
with the attention, but soon realizes that she wants to be home more than work. Maude Gormley is put into an old folks
home and loses her zest for life.

4.21 [--] The Waltons: THE QUILTING
12-Feb-1976
Guest Cast:
Art Gilmore .... Radio Host
A quilting was to announce that a woman was of marrying age. Grandma is determined to have one for Mary Ellen who is
just as determined not to participate in what she considers an insulting custom.

4.22 [--] The Waltons: THE HOUSE
19-Feb-1976
Guest Cast:
Walter Brooke .... Mr. Johnson
Jay Robinson .... Professor Thaxton
Bill Sorrells .... Mr. Wheeler
Grandma wants to save an old house from demolition. Zeb wants the contract to tear it down for the old wood.
The two argue until Grandpa realizes the house holds sentimental memories for Esther.

4.23 [--] The Waltons: THE FLEDGLING
26-Feb-1976
Guest Cast:
Walter Brooke .... Mr. Johnson
Paul Jenkins .... Professor Parks
Michael Joseph McDonough .... Boyd
Dennis Redfield .... Mike Paxton
John-Boy desperately tries to raise the down payment for an old printing press to publish his own newspaper.

4.24 [--] The Waltons: THE COLLISION
4-Mar-1976
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Quinlan .... Selina Linville
Eduard Franz .... Colonel
Selena Linville returns to Walton's Mountain and lights a fire under John-Boy to go to Spain and write about
the rebel cause.

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