The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Legend 

For years John has thrilled his family with tales of his old Army buddy "Tip". Now Tip has come to Walton's Mountain for a visit. Is the children's hero all he's cracked up to be?

Director:

Lee Philips

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), John McGreevey
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton (as David Harper)
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Antonio ... Tip Harrison (as James Antonio)
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Storyline

For years John has thrilled his family with tales of his old Army buddy "Tip". Now Tip has come to Walton's Mountain for a visit. Is the children's hero all he's cracked up to be?

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Usually each family has its own special folklore, stories and anecdotes polished smooth with the telling. The setting for most of our legends was Waltons Mountain. But one favorite part of our folklore took place far from the mountain when my father had served overseas in what was then called The Great War. To us children, my father's stories of the places he'd seen and the men he'd known were endlessly fascinating. And then, ...
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Mademoiselle From Armentieres
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Sung by cast
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The Return of a Legend
24 February 2008 | by garyldibertSee all my reviews

This episode aired on November 16 1972 with this opening; usually each family has its own special folklore, stories and anecdotes polished smooth with the telling. The setting for most of our legends was Waltons Mountain. However, one favorite part of our folklore took place far from the mountain when my father had served overseas in what was then called The Great War. To us children, my father's stories of the places he had seen and the men he'd known were endlessly fascinating. Then, one day, legend came to visit us. James Antonio stars in this episode as Tip Harrison John's old army friend. The show opens with the beautiful shots of Waltons Mountain as John Boy is up there walking around. Later in the day, Mary Ellen comes screaming into the house as a fox had gotten into the chicken coop and kill some chickens. While the crew is getting ready to eat lunch, John Boy comes running into the kitchen while Grandpa is giving the blessing for the food. John Boy shows his daddy that someone had sent him a telegram. The telegram came from Tip Harrison who was on his way to Walton's Mountain to visit John. However, as John Boy is unloading his luggage he notices that the name on the tags says Harold Harrison instead of Tip Harrison. Later that night John and Tip are drinking champagne there singing songs from there war days. Later that night after everyone went to bed, Tip Harrison is lying in John Boy's bed drinking liquor and smoking a cigarette and you could tell something was wrong. The next day John and John Boy takes a load of lumber in to town and Jason takes over for John Boy who was tending to the trash fire. Jason leaves and makes sure the fires out. However, when John gets home the grass is on fire and the question is how did the fire restart? I like this episode just because of all the shows of Waltons Mountain that was film and for that reason, I give this episode 10 weasel stars.


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