CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 8 (1979-80)

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Season 8 (1979-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Rod Peterson

8.1/8.2 [--] The Waltons: THE HOME FRONT (two hour episode)
<prod.> no. 188190 / 20-Sept-1979
Guest Cast:
Eunice Christopher .... Mrs. Satterfield
George Ralph DiCenzo .... Calvin Satterfield
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Don Matheson .... Sergeant Barnes
Todd Susman .... Ted Lapinsky
Glenn Withrow .... Tommy Satterfield
While John serves on the local draft board, a young soldier he drafted is killed. The boy's father threatens John
and Jim Bob. The family receives notification that John-Boy is missing in action.

8.3 [--] The Waltons: THE KINFOLK
<prod.> no. 188166 / 27-Sept-1979
Produced by Rod Peterson; Directed by Philip Leacock.
(No Guest Cast Details)
Rose comes for an extended visit with her grandchildren, Serena and Jeffrey. Ike and Jim Bob build an air raid
siren big enough for Richmond.

8.4 [--] The Waltons: THE DIPLOMA
<prod.> no. 188167 / 4-Oct-1979
Guest Cast:
Janette Lane Bradbury .... Ronie Cotter
Madeleine Taylor Holmes .... Grandma Floyd
Tamar Howard .... Lady
Joseph Justice .... Guard
Les Lannom .... Sweet Billy
Rick Slyter .... Sam
Mary Ellen substitutes as the county nurse while John tries to prove to the Army that he really did graduate from
high school. He can't find his diploma so he takes another test

8.5 [--] The Waltons: THE INNOCENTS
<prod.> no. 188169 / 11-Oct-1979
Guest Cast:
Danny Gellis .... Rob
Gordon Hodgins .... Mr. Miller
Tony La Torre .... Charlie
Rachel Longaker .... Aimee Godsey
Charles Parks .... Mr. Swanson
Kerry Shear .... Mrs.Kass
Kimberly Woodward .... Bernice
Olivia decides that the mountain needs a day nursery for the children of defense plant workers. Rose teaches Ike
to dance but Corabeth thinks he has a girlfriend.

8.6 [--] The Waltons: THE STARLET
<prod.> no. 188171 / 18-Oct-1979
Guest Cast:
Henry Darrow .... Barry Stone
David Cramer .... G.I. Joe
Jerry Gatlin .... Cement Operator
Charles Hallahan .... Assistant Director Baker
A film company uses the Pickett defense plant for a war-time documentary, and the director convinces Erin she has
potential in Hollywood.

8.7 [--] The Waltons: THE JOURNAL
<prod.> no. 188168 / 25-Oct-1979
(No Guest Cast Details)
A publisher asks John and Olivia's permission to print the new book that John-Boy wrote in Europe. John-Boy is still
missing in action. Reckless becomes ill, but Jeff doesn't want Reckless put to sleep.

8.8 [--] The Waltons: THE LOST SHEEP
<prod.> no. 188176 / 1-Nov-1979
Guest Cast:
Jonathan Frakes .... Ashley Longworth Jr.
Elise Caitlin .... Erma Jean Small
Ashley Longworth Jr. returns to ask Erin to marry him, but she has serious doubts when he confesses that he has
lost his faith in God.

8.9 [--] The Waltons: THE VIOLATED
<prod.> no. 188175 / 8-Nov-1979
Guest Cast:
Diana Douglas .... Mrs. Derman
Jordan Clarke .... Son Slater
Macon McCalman .... Deputy
John Steadman .... Joe Bascomb
Antoinette Stella .... Darcy Thatcher
Kelly Ward .... Frank Thatcher
At the request of the Red Cross, Olivia searches for a soldier's wife that won't answer his letters, meanwhile,
Corabeth expects an inheritance.

8.10 [--] The Waltons: THE WAITING
<prod.> no. 188174 / 22-Nov-1979
Guest Cast:
Diana Douglas .... Mrs. Derman
Morgan Stevens .... Sam Stadder
Regis Cordic .... Dr. Banion
K Callan .... Nurse Corrigan
Linda James .... Desk Nurse
Olivia joins the Red Cross to be near John-Boy who is in a coma. While Rose plans a big Thanksgiving feast, John
and Olivis spend the holidays with John-Boy in the hospital in Richmond.

8.11 [--] The Waltons: THE SILVER WINGS
<prod.> no. 188173 / 29-Nov-1979
Guest Cast:
Louis Odell Burton .... Buddy Russell
Patsy Rahn .... Betsy Randolph
Jim-Bob meets and falls in love with Betsy, a married woman, while delivering her a package.

8.12 [--] The Waltons: THE WAGER
<prod.> no. 188179 / 13-Dec-1979
Guest Cast:
Jonathan Banks .... Jeb Sanders
Mitch Carter .... Sam Barker
Cathy Worthington .... Jessica Marlowe
Jerry Hoffman .... Feed Store Clerk
Mary Ellen and Erin are coached by Elizabeth in a run-and-ride race being held to raise war-bond money, while
Jeffrey dreams of meeting his favorite female movie star.

8.13 [--] The Waltons: THE SPIRIT
<prod.> no. 188177 / 20-Dec-1979
Guest Cast:
Ned Bellamy .... Paul
An escapee, from a German POW camp in North Carolina, hides on Walton's Mountain and is befriended by Jeffrey.
The family asks him in on Christmas Eve.

8.14 [--] The Waltons: THE FASTIDIOUS WIFE
<prod.> no. 188172 / 27-Dec-1979
Guest Cast:
Fred Downs .... Dr. Lewis
Zachary Lewis .... Ned
Corabeth gives Cindy a book on how to be the perfect wife, and she resolves to cater to Ben's every need.
Jeffrey brings home a cat he names Harold, who soon gives birth to kittens.

8.15 [--] The Waltons: THE UNTHINKABLE
<prod.> no. 188180 / 3-Jan-1980
Guest Cast:
Mary Ann Oedy .... Flo
Todd Susman .... Ted Lapinsky
A recruit in Jason's company is Jewish and tells how his grandfather was arrested and killed by German soldiers in Warsaw.

8.16 [--] The Waltons: THE IDOL
<prod.> no. 188181 / 10-Jan-1980
Guest Cast:
Susan Krebs .... Hazel Lamphere, Teacher
A new teacher, Hazel Lamphere, arrives on Walton's Mountain and Elizabeth immediately becomes attached to her.
Ben and Cindy have a baby girl, Virginia.

8.17 [--] The Waltons: THE PRODIGALS
<prod.> no. 188182 / 17-Jan-1980
Guest Cast:
James Bond III .... Josh Foster
Macon McCalman .... Deputy Sheriff
Christopher Metas .... Private
Chris Mulkey .... Roller
Ron Thompson .... 1st G.I.
Jeffrey and Josh get into trouble with the law after they break into Ike's store, and Ben decides to enlist after being
humiliated by a soldier in uniform.

8.18 [--] The Waltons: THE REMEMBRANCE
<prod.> no. 188178 / 24-Jan-1980
Guest Cast:
Woody Chambliss .... Zadok
Harry Basch .... Harrington
Ross Elliott .... Colonel Usselbury
Ivor Francis .... Dean Beck
John Furlong .... Bohemian
Lisa Harrison .... Toni Hazleton
Zeb's cousin, Zadoc Walton (Woodrow Chambliss), arrives on Walton's Mountain to keep a 21 year old promise, and makes a
surprising contribution to Boatwright University and Jason.

8.19 [--] The Waltons: THE INSPIRATION
<prod.> no. 188185 / 31-Jan-1980
Guest Cast:
Tony Becker .... Drew Cutler (recurring)
Arthur Hanson .... Dr. Canfield
Philip Linton .... Steve Prince
Rebecca Perle .... Norma
Grandma helps Mamie Baldwin make a difficult decision concerning a cataract operation.

8.20 [--] The Waltons: THE LAST STRAW
<prod.> no. 188183 / 7-Feb-1980
Guest Cast:
Ted Gehring .... Joe Murdock
Victor Izay ..... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Bob Hastings .... Carl
Britt Leach .... Easy Jackson
John decides that maybe he has had enough when equipment breaks down and Jim Bob breaks his arm. Jeffrey builds
a soapbox race car sponsored by Godsey's store.

8.21 [--] The Waltons: THE TRAVELING MAN
<prod.> no. 188184 / 14-Feb-1980
Guest Cast:
William Schallert .... Stanley Perkins
Stanley Perkins (William Schallert) comes to Walton's Mountain and makes a reacquaintance with his former suitor, Rose.

8.22 [--] The Waltons: THE FURLOUGH
<prod.> no. 188187 / 21-Feb-1980
Guest Cast:
Philip Baker Hall .... Major Gordon
John Furey .... Stewart
Stephen Keep .... Bragdon
Diane Stilwell .... Nan Bennett
Michael Thoma .... Mr. Truby
David Cramer .... Soldier
Curtis Credel .... Cowboy
John Philip Dayton .... Corporal
John Boy finally returns home, and although physically cured, he still suffers from a loss of memory. Ike ignores
a letter from the army and is arrested for draft evasion.

8.23 [--] The Waltons: THE MEDAL
<prod.> no. 188186 / 28-Feb-1980
Guest Cast;
Corbin Bernsen .... Casey
Enrique Castillo .... Sgt. Eddie Ramirez
Jordan Charney .... Capt. Roger Westerby
James Crittenden .... Smitty
Bill Morey .... Mr. Smith
Peter Stader .... Bilge
William Phipps .... Bus Driver
Mary Ellen is attracted to Sgt. Eddie Ramirez and Corabeth is pursued by an old suitor.

8.24 [--] The Waltons: THE VALEDICTORIAN
<prod.> no. 188188 / 13-Mar-1980
Guest Cast:
Tony Becker .... Drew Cutler (recurring)
Gary Imhoff .... Roland Piper
Walker Edmiston .... Radio Announcer
Susan McClung .... Sr. Girl #1
Eric Stoltz .... Sr. Boy #1
Richard Lasting .... Sr. Boy #2
Jim Bob graduates as the class valedictorian and Erin learns that Ashley Longworth Jr. has married in London.
All the Walton boys leave for the War.

8.25 [--] The Waltons: (Special) A DECADE OF THE WALTONS (two hour episode)
22-May-1980
The first eight seasons of The Waltons are reviewed through flashbacks. This episode is narrated by Earl Hamner
and features members of the Hamner family in Schuyler, VA.

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