CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 5 (1976-77)

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Season 5 (1976-77)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################ The Waltons #################
############## season 5 1976-77 ##############
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Andy White

5.1 [--] The Waltons: THE FIRST EDITION
<prod.> no. 188403 / 23-Sept-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
 Director of Photography, John M. Nicklaus, A.S.C.
End Cast:
Judy Norton-Taylor ... Mary Ellen Walton (recurring)
Jon Walmsley ......... Jason Walton (recurring)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough ... Erin Walton (recurring)
Eric Scott ........... Ben Walton (recurring)
David W. Harper ...... Jim-Bob Walton (recurring)
Kami Cotler .......... Elizabeth Walton (recurring)
Joe Conley ........... Ike Godsey (recurring)
Ronnie Claire Edwards .... Corabeth Godsey (recurring)
Guest Starring:
Conrad Janis ......... Judge Graham Thornbury
Featuring:
Nora Marlowe ......... Mrs. Brimmer
Hal Riddle ........... Mr. Lowenthal
John Crawford ........ Sheriff Ep Bridges
Meegan King .......... Louie
Laird Fenwick ........ Tinker
Brad Rearden ......... Chuck
Michael McDonough .... Joe
Rick Meyer ........... Wally
Earl Hamner .......... The Narrator
Synopsis:
John-Boy publishes the first edition of The Blue Ridge Chronicle and makes his mother angry by publishing a
story about his brother Ben.
 
5.2 [--] The Waltons: THE VIGIL
<prod.> no. 188406 / 30-Sept-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Robert Merritt Woods .... David Spenser (recurring)
Aspiring nurse Mary Ellen makes a diagnosis about Grandma's illness that almost costs Esther her life.

5.3 [--] The Waltons: THE COMEBACK
<prod.> no. 188411 / 7-Oct-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harvey S. Laidman.
Guest Cast:
Merle Haggard .... Red Turner
Jason receives the news that his scholarship has been cancelled. He begins to hang out at the Dew Drop Inn and
tries to interest Red Turner, a musician, into making a comeback since his son's death.

5.4 [--] The Waltons: THE BAPTISM
<prod.> no. 188402 / 14-Oct-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Waite.
Guest Cast:
John Karlen
Even with the presence of a famous evangelist, John refuses to visit the tent meeting or get baptised.

5.5 [--] The Waltons: THE FIRESTORM
<prod.> no. 188401 / 21-Oct-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Robert Merritt Woods .... David Spenser (recurring)
John-Boy, trying to keep the community informed about the news in Europe, decides to print excerpts from Hitler's
"Mein Kampf'' in his newspaper. A great outcry ensues and the town is torn apart over the issue of publishing
unfavorable items in the Blue Ridge Chronicle.

5.6 [--] The Waltons: THE NIGHTWALKER
<prod.> no. 188407 / 28-Oct-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Guest Cast:
Gary Tomlin .... Lorin
Peggy Webber .... Mrs. Eva Hadley
A mysterious presence prowls through the night on Walton's Mountain. Ike Godsey opens Godsey's Hall and Jason
decides to have a dance for the community.

5.7/5.8 [--] The Waltons: THE WEDDING (two-hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188421 / 4-Nov-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Tom Bower ........ Dr. Curtis Willard (recurring)
Robert Merritt Woods .... David Spenser (recurring)
Mary Ellen surprises her parents with the announcement that she would marry Dr. David Spencer. As the family makes
preparations, a new doctor, Curt Willard, arrives and complicates matters.

5.9 [--] The Waltons: THE CLOUDBURST
<prod.> no. 188415 / 11-Nov-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
William Bryant .... Lyle Carter
Ron Hajek .... Russell Travis
Dennis Cross .... Man in Congregation
Shirley Slater .... Woman in Congregation
John-Boy sells "John-Boy's Meadow" to a mining company to meet payments on his printing press. Ike and Corabeth
follow suit. What everyone does not know, is that the company plans to strip mine which will ruin the land.

5.10 [--] The Waltons: THE GREAT MOTORCYCLE RACE
<prod.> no. 188409 / 18-Nov-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Richard Thomas
Guest Cast:
Lewis Charles .... Eddie Stoker
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Louise Godsey
Eileen McDonough .... Patsy Brimmer
Jim-Bob enters a motorcycle race using Ike's old machine that he fixed up. Ike and Corabeth decide to adopt a baby,
but bring home a young girl.

5.11 [--] The Waltons: THE PONY CART
<prod.> no. 188405 / 2-Dec-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Beulah Bondi .... Aunt Martha Corinne Walton
Pat Skelton .... Tommy Wheeler
Aunt Martha Corrine Walton comes for a visit and soon interupts everyone's life. She helps Ben make an old-fashioned
pony cart and comes to the realization that she is about to die.

5.12 [--] The Waltons: THE BEST CHRISTMAS
<prod.> no. 188418 / 9-Dec-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Sheila Allen .... Fanny Tatum (recurring)
Hal Williams .... Harley Foster (recurring)
Debbie Gunn .... Patsy Brimmer
Paul Jenkins .... Professor Parks
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Lisa Lyke .... JoEllen
John Hiestand .... Radio News Announcer
Olivia looks forward to this Christmas, the last when everyone will be together. The weather, however, does not
cooperate and the family is scattered until Christmas morning.

5.13 [--] The Waltons: THE LAST MUSTANG
<prod.> no. 188410 / 16-Dec-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Walter Alzmann
Guest Cast:
Alan Fudge .... Arlo Jessup
John Fink .... Glen Oldfield
Wayne Heffley .... Carl Muntner
Arthur Malet .... Prof. Ainsley
Asta Hansen .... Campaign Worker
The family is emersed in a controversial election for sheriff and grandpa fights to release a wild mustang that
he says was caught on Walton land.

5.14 [--] The Waltons: THE REBELLION
<prod.> no. 188408 / 23-Dec-1976
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Guest Cast:
Audrey Christie .... Zelda Maynard
Corabeth gives the bored Olivia a permanent that turns out badly. Meanwhile, Grandma is up against new competition
for playing the church organ.

5.15 [--] The Waltons: THE FERRIS WHEEL
<prod.> no. 188423 / 6-Jan-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Debi Richter .... Darlene Jarvis
Dave Shelley .... Wilbur
Jeff Maxwell .... Used Car Salesman
Elizabeth experiences nightmares surrounding an unremembered experience and Ben begins to seriously worry about his height.

5.16 [--] The Waltons: THE ELOPEMENT
<prod.> no. 188404 / 13-Jan-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Michael O'Keefe .... Chad Marshall
David Clarke .... Abel Bingley
David Hooks .... Andrew Farrell JP
Ruth Manning .... Mrs. Farrell
Vernon Weddle .... Rev. Caldwell
Hank Stohl .... Radio Announcer
Erin's first love, forestry student Chad Marshall returns and asks Erin to marry him. She agrees, but John emphatically
says no and the couple run off to elope.

5.17 [--] The Waltons: JOHN'S CROSSROAD
<prod.> no. 188417 / 20-Jan-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Richard Thomas
Guest Cast:
Betty Jinnette .... Miss Agnes
Patch Mackenzie .... Mavis
John applies for an office job in Charlottesville, but find it impossible to work under the harsh direction of
the office manager.

5.18 [--] The Waltons: THE CAREER GIRL
<prod.> no. 188420 / 27-Jan-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Sheila Allen .... Fanny Tatum (recurring)
Billie Bird .... Shirley
Alice Hirson .... Jane Stephens
Donald Hotton .... Eli Carr
Ted Jordan .... Sturgeon Conners
Erin's high school graduation seems to be very painful because she has no firm plans for the future or a career.

5.19 [--] The Waltons: THE HERO
<prod.> no. 188424 / 3-Feb-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Tony Brand
Guest Cast:
Lynn Carlin .... Sara Griffith (recurring)
Eileen McDonough .... Patsy Brimmer
Acting on a suggestion of Grandma's, John-Boy organizes a memorial to the Jefferson County Doughboys of WW I.
Sheriff Ep Bridges, a decorated hero, shows little interest.

5.20 [--] The Waltons: THE INFERNO
<prod.> no. 188430 / 10-Feb-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Jack Ging .... Stuart Henry
Tom Maier .... Joe the Bartender
John-Boy travels to Lakehurst, New Jersey, to cover the landing of the Hindenburg and is deeply affected by its crash.
Curt tries to figure out how to have more private time with Mary Ellen.

5.21 [--] The Waltons: THE HEARTBREAKER
<prod.> no. 188427 / 17-Feb-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Waite.
Guest Cast:
Victor Arnold .... Country Joe Martin
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace Brimley (recurring)
J.S. Johnson .... Lou Rhymer
Linda Purl .... Vanessa
Dorothy Shay .... Thelma
Paul Weaver .... J.D.Waters
Llynn Storer .... Man on Bus
Jason falls in love with Curt's sister, Vanessa, who left her husband to become a singer. John-Boy begins to print
sections of his novel in his newspaper.

5.22 [--] The Waltons: THE LONG NIGHT
<prod.> no. 188434 / 24-Feb-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Art Gilmore .... Poetry Pantry Announcer
Lynn Wood .... Hospital Receptionist
Grandpa announces that he will be bringing Grandma home from the hospital. When the doctors refuse, he causes a
scene and is told not to come back. Aimee Godsey asks Zeb to be her Grandpa.

5.23 [--] The Waltons: THE HIDING PLACE
<prod.> no. 188431 / 3-Mar-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Walter Alzmann
Guest Cast:
Jean Marsh .... Hilary Von Kleist
Joe Michael Cala .... Newscaster
Walker Edmiston .... Franklin Roosevelt/Edward R. Murrow (voice)
The Baldwins' niece, Hilary Von Kleist, arrives from war-threatened Vienna; Jason joins the National Guard over
Olivia's objections.

5.24 [--] The Waltons: THE GO-GETTER
<prod.> no. 188433 / 10-Mar-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Lew Brown .... Mr. Jarvis
Lynn Carlin .... Sara Griffith (recurring)
Melody Thomas Scott .... Darlene Jarvis
Hot headed Ben falls out with John and takes a job as a used car salesman. He seems a natural until the family
questions some of his sales techniques.

5.25 [--] The Waltons: THE ACHIEVEMENT
<prod.> no. 188416 / 17-Mar-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
David Huddleston .... A.J. Covington
John Philip Dayton .... Tommy
After waiting for several weeks without acknowledgement about his novel, John-Boy goes to New York City and visits
the publishers, Hastings House. His persistence pays off and he talks to an editor who eventually agrees to publish
his novel. John-Boy returns home with the good news but also announces that he would be living in New York.
This was Richard Thomas' last episode in which he appeared as a regular cast member. He made several later
guest appearances.

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