CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 6 (1977-78)

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Season 6 (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Andy White

6.1 [--] The Waltons: THE HAWK
<prod.> no. 188460 / 15-Sept-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Tony Brand
Guest Cast:
Sheila Allen .... Fanny Tatum
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace Brimley (recurring)
Lynn Carlin .... Sara Griffith Bridges (recurring)
David Frankham .... Neville Chamberlain
Dorothy Shay .... Thelma
George D. Wallace .... Dean Beck
Art Gilmore .... Newscast Announcer
Hank Stohl .... Radio Announcer
A handsome young minister comes to Walton's Mountain and causes some uneasiness within the congregation.

6.2 [--] The Waltons: THE STRAY
<prod.> no. 188456 / 22-Sept-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Ketty Lester .... Mrs. Thomas
Todd Bridges .... Josh
Jonas Agee .... Town Boy #1
Kin Shriner .... Town Boy #2
Mysterious footprints and a stringer of catfish lead the family to find Josh, a 12 year old runaway hiding
in the barn. The young boy immediately attaches himself to John.

6.3 [--] The Waltons: THE RECLUSE
<prod.> no. 188454 / 29-Sept-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Walter Alzmann
Guest Cast:
Linda Marsh .... Fern Lockwood
Joseph A. Butcher .... Anson Adams
Britt Leach .... Easy Jackson
Lew Brown .... Mr. Jarvis
Robyn Pohle .... Anson's Girlfriend
Eric Lawson .... Shop Foreman
Walker Edmiston .... Farmer
Llynn Storer .... Worker
Hatsuo Uda .... Worker
Carol Ann Williams .... Ben's Girlfriend
Bella Bruck
Jason meets Fern Lockwood, a recluse who shares his love of music, but she is timid and finds life threatening.
Ben goed to Norfolk and finds work and returns home to help an overworked father.

6.4 [--] The Waltons: THE WARRIOR
<prod.> no. 188455 / 13-Oct-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Tom Bellin .... Public Defender Cross
Jerado Decordovier .... Grandfather Joseph Teskigi
Richard Eastham .... Judge Thomas Parrish
Ernest Esparza III .... Matthew Teskigi
Two Indians, an old man and his grandson, show up on Walton's Mountain claiming the barn is built on sacred burial grounds.

6.5 [--] The Waltons: THE SEASHORE
<prod.> no. 188452 / 20-Oct-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Vickery Turner .... Lisa Cooper
Arthur Franz .... Chief Moresdale
Melody Thomas Scott .... Darlene
Robert Gooden .... Flaherty
Michael Richardson .... Dittenberger
John Hiestand .... Radio Announcer
The family has an encounter with a strange English girl while on a short vacation at the Baldwin sister's beach cottage.
Meanwhile, Ben stays home alone expecting to live the life of a carefree bachelor.

6.6 [--] The Waltons: THE VOLUNTEER
<prod.> no. 188451 / 27-Oct-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
David Clarke .... Abel Bingley
Kevin Scott Allen .... Lou
Channing Clarkson .... Ernie
Wendy Rastattar .... Judy
Hank Stohl .... Radio Announcer
Nadyne Turney .... Lady Customer
When Erin says no to a marriage proposal from G. W. Haines he abruptly joins the Army. Despite her father's reluctance,
Erin visits GW at Camp Lee Army Base.

6.7 [--] The Waltons: THE GRANDCHILD (two hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188475 / 3-Nov-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Senensky.
Written by Rod Peterson & Claire Whitaker;
director of photography: John M. Nickolaus;
music by Alexander Courage; theme by Jerry Goldsmith.
Guest Cast:
Trish Garland .... Burlesque Dancer
Beth Raines .... Cassie
Mary Ellen gives birth to John Curtis Willard but a neighbor girl, whose baby died at birth, steals John Curtis. He is
returned unharmed. After a fire at the Dew Drop Inn, Jason secretly gets a job playing the piano at a burlesque theatre.

6.8 [--] The Waltons: THE FIRST CASUALTY
<prod.> no. 188453 / 10-Nov-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Jean Allison .... Louise Haines
Tom Bower ........ Dr. Curtis Willard (recurring)
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace Brimley (recurring)
David Dotson .... Mickey
Lin McCarthy .... Mr. Haines
Cissy Wellman .... Sissy
Art Gilmore .... Radio Announcer
Dr. Curt Willard is drafted to serve in the US Medical Corps. G. W. Haines is killed in a training accident. Yancy Tucker
excitedly announces that he is enlisting, only to be turned down because of flat feet.

6.9 [--] The Waltons: THE BATTLE OF DRUCILLA'S POND
<prod.> no. 188462 / 17-Nov-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Kevin Scott Allen .... Lou
Dorothy Shay .... Thelma
The Army pactices maneuvers at Drucilla's Pond. Olivia paints some quiet scenes, enters them in a local art show,
and they are bought by a mysterious admirer.

6.10 [--] The Waltons: THE FLIGHT
<prod.> no. 188458 / 1-Dec-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Waite.
Guest Cast:
Lynn Carlin .... Sara Griffith Bridges (recurring)
Jerry Crews .... Ed Larkin
Peter Miner .... Joe Douglas
Dan Priest .... Harrison Bixby
Michelle Stacy .... Claire Douglas
Jim Bob meets a new boy who says he is on his way to join the Air Corps. Elizabeth "adopts" Maud Gormley as a
substitute grandmother and Myrtle the goat has a baby, Gingerbread.

6.11 [--] The Waltons: THE MILESTONE
<prod.> no. 188466 / 8-Dec-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Louise Latham .... Aunt Kate
Jim Henaghan .... Mr. Clinton
Olivia copes with going through "the change of life" by visiting her aunt Kate back in her home town of Alberene.
Jim Bob fakes his mother's signature on a job application.

6.12 [--] The Waltons: THE CHILDREN'S CAROL (two hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188479 /15-Dec-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Sally Boyden .... Tess Wrayburn
Jeff Cotler .... Pip Wrayburn
David A. Cramer .... Alan Timmons
Ivy Bethune .... The Landlady
Steve Eastin .... Airman
Kate Edwards .... Allison
Ed Owens .... Sgt. Grimes
Dinah Ann Rogers .... English girls' Mother
Daniel Selby .... Seth
Dorothy Shay .... Thelma
Olivia's faith is put to the test when two orphaned English children visit Walton's Mountain. Jim bob talks to London
on his short wave radio and the children's mother is found. The boy, Pip, is played by Kami Cotler's brother, Jeff.

6.13 [--] The Waltons: THE CELEBRATION
<prod.> no. 188464 / 22-Dec-1977
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Gwen Arner.
Guest Cast:
A. Wilford Brimley .... Horace Brimley (recurring)
Tammi Bula .... Marcia Woolery
Jack Manning .... J.J. Brendamore
William Phipps .... John Martin Renshaw
Hal Riddle .... Track Superintendant
John discovers that the family is almost out of debt so everyone pitches in on a big contract. During the mortgage
burning party, Ike announces that the bank is foreclosing on the store. John and Olivia come to his rescue.

6.14 [--] The Waltons: THE RUMOR
<prod.> no. 188461 / 5-Jan-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Waite.
Guest Cast:
Mathew Anden .... Willie Brimmer
Ellen Blake .... Marta Brimmer
Tasha Lee Zemrus .... Katrina Brimmer
Larry D. Blake .... Charley
Hal Bokar .... Fisk
Barry Cahill .... Buck Vernon
John Hiestand .... Radio Announcer
Chris Anders .... German Voice
Willy Brimmer and his family arrive on Walton's Mountain in search of work and a place to live. Some townspeople are
suspicious of their German accent and John comes to their aid.

6.15 [--] The Waltons: SPRING FEVER
<prod.> no. 188463 / 12-Jan-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Richard Chaffee
Guest Cast:
Debbie Gunn .... Patsy Brimmer
Heather Totten .... Ruby Davis
Mamie Baldwin"s rose bush is dying and she views that as a sign of her own impending death. Jim Bob and Ben date
each other's girl friends and finally come to blows over their jealousy.

6.16 [--] The Waltons: THE FESTIVAL
<prod.> no. 188465 / 26-Jan-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Gwen Arner
Guest Cast:
James Bond III .... Josh
Hal Williams .... Harley Foster (recurring)
T.K. Carter .... Jodie Foster
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Kathleen O'Malley .... Mrs. Wilkens
Steve Shaw .... George Simmons
Jason gets a lesson in prejudice when he and Verdie's son, Josh, audition for a recital. Elizabeth and Aimee Godsey
experience Spring fever.

6.17 [--] The Waltons: THE ANNIVERSARY
<prod.> no. 188468 / 2-Feb-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Walter Alzmann
Guest Cast:
Christopher Woods .... David Spencer
John Perryman .... Telephone Serviceman
John and Olivia celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Olivia surprises John with a telephone, and John builds
a gazebo for Olivia on the top of the mountain. Mary Ellen and Curt are having problems being separated by the army.

6.18 [--] The Waltons: THE FAMILY TREE
<prod.> no. 188471 / 9-Feb-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Ernestine Barrier .... Miss Estelle Unwin
Pauline Myers .... Mrs. Nelson
Donald Petrie .... Arnold Kevin
Davis Roberts .... Frank Nelson
Amzie Strickland .... Courthouse Clerk
Vernon Washington .... The Church Sexton
William Washington .... The Unwin Gardener
Hal Williams .... Harley Foster (recurring)
With the help of Jason, Verdie searches for her roots and her family history. Elizabeth corresponds with a soldier
who thinks she is 18 and looks like Erin.

6.19 [--] The Waltons: THE ORDEAL (two hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188477 / 16-Feb-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
(No Guest Cast Details)
Elizabeth breaks her legs in a fall from a log pile. She can only walk with crutches until, one day, Jim Bob
convinces her to walk.

6.20 [--] The Waltons: THE RETURN (two hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188491 / 16-Mar-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Nolan .... Cyrus Guthrie
Sheila Allen .... Fanny Tatum (recurring)
Deirdre Lenihan .... Daisy (recurring)
Hal Williams .... Harley Foster (recurring)
Rick Beckner .... Jim Dolworth
Walter Brooke .... Mr. Johnson
Helen Page Camp .... Allie
Sandy Kenyon .... Willis
Britt Leach .... Easy Jackson
John Perryman .... Merle
Nancy Priddy .... Nora
Dorothy Shay .... Thelma
Llynn Storer .... Bert
Don Tuche .... Mr. Preston
Ed Deemer .... Man at Bus Depot
John-Boy returns home to assist with the reopening of the old Guthrie Mine. While John and the other men are
working inside the mine, there is a cave-in, but everyone eventually escapes.

6.21 [--] The Waltons: REVELATION
<prod.> no. 188495 / 23-Mar-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Gwen Arner
Guest Cast:
Rachel Bard .... Mrs. Garner
Walter Brooke .... Mr. Johnson
Deirdre Lenihan .... Daisy (recurring)
Tommy Leonetti .... Piano Player
Steve Shaw .... George Simmons
John-Boy proposes to Daisy and they return home to make arrangements. John-Boy contacts Daisy's mother and
learns that Daisy has a three year old daughter.

6.22 [--] The Waltons: GRANDMA COME HOME
<prod.> no. 188470 / 30-Mar-1978
Produced by Andy White; Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Kenny Marquis .... Clarence
Grandma returns home to a loving family, but all is not well. She is overly protected by Grandpa and no longer
feels needed. This was Ellen Corby's first appearance in the series since her stroke in 1976.
This would be Will Geer's last episode. He died during the show's summer hiatus.

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