The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Prophecy 

John's 25th high school reunion is being planned; he thinks he is not successful, but at the reunion, everyone thinks he is the winner. John-Boy fears he will never make a living as a writer. Jim-Bob makes a profound comment.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Marion Hargrove

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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
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beaumont Bruestle ... Dr. Porter
Lynn Carlin ... Eula Mae
Jeff Cotler Jeff Cotler ... B.C. Graddy Jr.
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Storyline

John's 25th high school reunion is being planned; he thinks he is not successful, but at the reunion, everyone thinks he is the winner. John-Boy fears he will never make a living as a writer. Jim-Bob makes a profound comment.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Trivia

When talking to John, Rachel Stubblefield says that they were engaged when in school and that Olivia's maiden name was Italian, saying, "the timid one with the Italian name", but other sources claim her maiden name, Daly. See more »

Goofs

John Sr. joined the service in WWI after finishing high school (mentioned in other episodes especially season 8 "The Diploma"). If this is his 25th high school reunion it would make the year of the episode between 1940 and 1942 if he graduated in 1916-1918 before WWI ended but after US troops started going overseas. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] My father was a gentle man. One of the small things I always remember about him was a little trick he had of spinning a half dollar with one hand, usually without even thinking about it. One summer day almost forty years ago, he suddenly found he couldn't do it. As it turned out, it was a traumatic day for both of us.
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Soundtracks

Kiss Me Again
Music by Victor Herbert
Words by Henry Martyn Blossom
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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