The Waltons

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In Season Five, John-Boy becomes a publisher and Mary Ellen becomes a bride! In front-page news, The Blue Ridge Chronicle hits the streets, with publisher John-Boy Walton covering everything from a local break-in to his eyewitness account of the Hindenburg crash. And, in a story filled with surprises and a ceremony filled with poignancy, Mary Ellen becomes the first Walton child to marry.
Starring
Richard ThomasRalph WaiteMichael Learned
Genres
DramaHistorical
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The First Edition
    September 23, 1976
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    John-Boy launches his first major newspaper venture as editor and publisher of the Blue Ridge Chronicle, but in his search for the truth he may disgrace and divide his family.
  2. 2. The Vigil
    September 30, 1976
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Nursing student Mary Ellen makes a nearly fatal blunder when she misdiagnoses Grandma's illness.
  3. 3. The Comeback
    October 7, 1976
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jason loses his musical scholarship because of the school's lack of money and takes a job playing music at a local roadhouse. He also helps a famous musician overcome the loss of his son.
  4. 4. The Baptism
    October 14, 1976
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    John Walton's peace of mind is threatened when an internationally known evangelist comes to Walton Mountain to preach and lead a baptismal service.
  5. 5. The Firestorm
    October 21, 1976
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    John-Boy becomes the object of public indignation when he insists on printing excerpts from Hitler's Mein Kampf.
  6. 6. The Night Walker
    October 28, 1976
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A mysterious presence moving through the night strikes fear in the hearts of the Walton's Mountain residents.
  7. 7. The Wedding: Part I/ Part II
    November 4, 1976
    1 h 37 min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mary Ellen announces her engagement to young David Spencer, and after the shock, the Waltons join with the community to make plans for the big event. A new doctor comes to Walton's Mountain.
  8. 8. The Cloudburst
    November 11, 1976
    49min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In an attempt to save his newspaper from bankruptcy, John-Boy sells his meadow to a mining company--not realizing the company's plans will devastate the local area.
  9. 9. The Great Motorcycle Race
    November 18, 1976
    49min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The youngest Walton boy, Jim-Bob, takes his first step into the world when he enters a race, riding Ike's motorcycle. Ike and Corabeth adopt a little girl.
  10. 10. The Pony Cart
    December 2, 1976
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Aunt Martha Corrine, disrupts the family member's lives when she comes for an extended visit--until they realize that she is dying, and then they make her last days special.
  11. 11. The Best Christmas
    December 9, 1976
    49min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With the Walton children growing up, this may be the last Christmas the family spends together. The family plans a celebration for Olivia, but disasters keeps everyone away from home.
  12. 12. The Last Mustang
    December 16, 1976
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Waltons struggle to maintain the integrity of a local public office and to safeguard the freedom of the last local mustang.
  13. 13. The Rebellion
    December 23, 1976
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Feeling frustrated with her life, Olivia desires a change. When John orders her not to change her hairstyle, she goes to Corabeth for a permanent.
  14. 14. The Ferris Wheel
    January 6, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The specter of a frightening but unremembered childhood experience haunts young Elizabeth's nights and troubles the entire household.Ben worries that he is tood short.
  15. 15. The Elopement
    January 13, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Both Erin and Jason learn lessons about growing up, as Erin tries to elope with Chad Marshall and Jason takes over the store while Ike is away.
  16. 16. John's Crossroad
    January 20, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Due to the breakdown of the mill and mounting bills, John takes an office job in Charlottesville.
  17. 17. The Career Girl
    January 27, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    For Erin Walton, graduation day from high school, which is an event that most people regard with great pleasure, seems to be the most painful day of her life.
  18. 18. The Hero
    February 3, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Before she fell ill, Grandma Walton suggested that John-Boy publish the first commemorative Blue Ridge Chronicle to mark the day that the Jefferson County Doughboys returned from the war.
  19. 19. The Inferno
    February 10, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    John-Boy is deeply affected when he witnesses the crash of the Hindenburg. Curt tries to find a way to be alone with Mary Ellen.
  20. 20. The Heartbreaker
    February 17, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jason Walton learns that love can be one of life's most painful experiences.
  21. 21. The Long Night
    February 24, 1977
    49min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    With Grandma in the hospital, Grandpa feels alone and unneeded -- a feeling he shares with Aimee Goodsey -- and the two become close as their friendship helps ease their loneliness.
  22. 22. The Hiding Place
    March 3, 1977
    49min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Baldwins' niece Hilary arrives, seeking a hiding place from the horrors of the war breaking out in her native Austria.Jason joins the National Guard.
  23. 23. The Go-Getter
    March 10, 1977
    49min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ben's tactics for selling used cars alienate both family and friends.
  24. 24. The Achievement
    March 17, 1977
    49min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When six weeks pass with no word from the publisher about his novel, John-Boy travels to New York and to a turning point in his personal and professional life.

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Supporting actors
Will GeerEllen CorbyJudy Norton-TaylorJon WalmsleyMary Elizabeth McDonoughEric ScottDavid W. HarperKami CotlerJoe ConleyRonnie Claire EdwardsMary JacksonHelen KleebEarl Hamner
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Season year
1977
Network
Warner Bros.
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Austin David LillyReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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16 God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world. He sent his Son to save the world through him. John 3:16,17 NIRV

18 Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because [b]he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him]. John 3:18 Amplified Bible

15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 Amplified Bible
Revelation 20:15 Since everyone who goes before the great white throne is to be tried and sentenced for his deeds, and no one is sinless, the only way to escape condemnation and the “lake of fire” is to have one’s name in the “Book of Life” through authentic faith in Jesus as Lord (see Ps 69:28; Phil 4:3; Rev 3:5). Amplified Bible Study Notes

God bless you!
E. A. TetreaultReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Season
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I love the Waltons anyway, but I purchased this season before Season 3 which would have been the order for me but I saw a great price on it and I wanted the Christmas episode. The episode is titled "The Best Christmas" I had a copy of this episode on dvd until recently. I always wished for the uncut and professionally released dvd. I love this episode because it shows the true meaning of Christmas. The whole family, especially Mom/ Olivia is hopeful that this will be last Christmas and yet everything is going wrong. Happily as in most episodes, the problems begin to get solved and just in time for Christmas morning. It is a very family friendly show anyway, but the Christmas one is an episode to remember. The 2 other Christmas episodes with the Walton's are much less memorable. The entire Walton's season 5 are some of the best and most memorable episodes to behold. Purchase season 5 for some very good entertainment from when television was actually entertaining and full of actors who knew how to act and writers who made them look good.
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MasakaReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Last of The Walton's Great Seasons
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I never tire of watching The Waltons over and over (and over) again. The characters are well casted and enjoyable to watch. Once john Boy leaves the show, the scripts start sliding, sinking into that back hole of demise by using a good family show to make the producer's political comment. Always a sure sign the show is tanking. But Season 5, John Boy's last, still holds the charm----the final charm of a GREAT series through season 5.
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Jim MillerReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best TV shows ever
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This is the last season that Richard Thomas apeared as a regular as John Boy. It's one of my favorites too. Although the character Mary Ellen was DEFINITELY my least favorite on the show, even she shines with her wedding double episode. I really have enjoyed the episodes dealing with Sheriff Ep Bridges also. The episode "The Hero" brought more tears to my eyes than most.

The only fault I can find in this collection is that the first set of discs I received had glitches on disc 1 side 2, making it unplayable. I returned the entire set, and the replacement had glitches on that side also, but to a much less degree. I think I will live with it.

Although the show suffered mightily with the loss of Richard Thomas, Will Geer, Ellen Corby, Michael Learned, and Ralph Waite in later seasons, I expect to buy the entire run of the shows. The writing, and story lines were always top notch, and I am glad to have this series in my video library.
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IceblueReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Another great season you can look forward to, I think
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I said "I think" in my title because I purchased it as a Christmas present for my mom but I haven't seen it yet myself. She said she's watched a few shows and really liked them. She has seasons 1 to 4 so I thought I'd add to her small library of her TV-DVDs. I'd watched The Waltons seasons 1 and 2 a while back and enjoyed them thoroughly. I'm gonna catch up eventually to all the other seasons she has now. I might help her get the remaining seasons.

As for the Waltons itself, the 5th season has 24 episodes, I believe. Seasons 1 and 2 have 24 each, so it's probably that way to the end (9th, out now). Seasons 1 and 2 are CC so it's a plus for those needing visual aid to understand the spoken dialogues. I believe the 5th is CC, also. When I watch it and find my review isn't quite accurate, I'll come back and update this review.
B.T.Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2009
3.0 out of 5 stars
Horror film music & No Grandma (:
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The way this 5th season is filmed is that of a horror film with horror music/sound to go along with it. Does not belong with Waltons at all. They got too creative to the point of ruining it! ...Also, in season 4 we are told that grandma is in the hospital but there is no episode telling us why or how she ends up there, and in season 5 we never see her. All we are told in the 1st few episodes is that she's still in the hospital but never are we told why. Its very strange to have her dissapear like that without any reason for what would seem like a year in time, leaving us viewers all wondering. That all makes it deserving of just 1 star, but i love them all so give them 3.
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Lahana SingerReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Waltons Are Timeless
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As a child, one of the highlights of my week was to watch the Waltons. My mother is German, and as a result, we spent many years (off and on) overseas, and I missed most years of the show. In later years the show was shown in Germany, and became one of my grandmother's favorite shows (who happens to be a very proper Prussian Lady).

It has been my great pleasure to be able to watch the show in its entirety now. The first four seasons I watched almost back-to-back, and it took me only a few weeks. This fifth season is also very enjoyable, but I find some of the innocence and uniqueness of the program changing. For one thing, now we have a teaser before the show starts, which I am sure is a result of the changing times on television itself. Somehow it detracts from the show, because you have already glimpsed some key scenes. The loss of innocence is probably in large part due to the children growing up. Somehow the pace of the show is faster, and more facets to the plot are tried to be squeezed in.

All that being said, this show is worth every penny, and for me is still a solid four stars. I look forward to watching the remaining episodes.
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Lisa NReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalgic times past
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I never saw the original Waltons; we started watching these in Alaska when we didn't have cable TV. They're good because sometimes we don't feel like watching a 2 hour movie and since each episode is a separate story we don't have to remember "what happened in the last one."
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