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Old 07-11-2013, 06:05 PM   #31
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I wasn't that big of a fan of The Waltons when I was younger, but I had begun to get into it more, mainly because it is one show that still has some good values and isn't afraid to teach them.

But the episode Hallmark Channel showed yesterday made me wonder if this was when they "Jumped The Shark", so to speak.
It was the one where Elizabeth kept seeing wierd things happen, like rocks and chairs floating around, and the radio getting all static-y when she came near it.
I thought they would show that it was all in her imagination, and they did hint at that during the episode, until I saw the end where everyone saw the stuff happening, and they seemed to explain it more as a manifestation of Elizabeth's "feelings" during puberty. It was like a scene from Poltergeist.

It was the first time since I started watching The Waltons, that I saw a really unrealistic episode. My respect for that show went down a couple notches when I saw that one.
I like this episode quite a bit. I like how The Walton's had some spooky episodes. Like with the one with the Ouija board.
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Earl Hamner Jr. had written for The Twilight Zone, so an episode like that I guess shouldn't be too surprising...!

I have a preference for the early years of The Waltons, as the production values on Season 1 in particular are just outstanding. But the later years have their advantages, like seeing Mary McDonough in full bloom as Erin!
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Anybody remember the movie where John Boy somehow became a news anchorman and announces the assisnation of JFK? It was like a Forrest Gump moment.
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Anybody remember the movie where John Boy somehow became a news anchorman and announces the assisnation of JFK? It was like a Forrest Gump moment.
I think that one was from A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
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For me it was after Grandpa died and Grandma just hovered around making noises instead of speaking lines.
Ellen Corby had a stroke and lost a lot of her speaking ability. That couldn't be helped.
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The poltergeist episode was strange but I didn't mind it. The Waltons was a great show the first 7 seasons. In seasons 8 and 9 it jumped the shark many ways. Rose, Jeffrey, and Serena were not needed. John-Boy should not have been recast, his character should have just been referred to where he was if Richard Thomas couldn't come back. The 3 worst episodes that I couldn't stand were the 2-parter where Curt is found alive after all but his mind and the marriage to Mary Ellen were destroyed. Curt should have remained dead at Pearl Harbor with honor to his character. Mary Ellen still could have found someone new but it at least would have been as a widow and not divorced. The 3rd episode that was terrible was where it was revealed Ike had cheated on Corabeth. That episode should not have existed at all, they had a good marriage in other episodes.
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Earl Hamner Jr. had written for The Twilight Zone, so an episode like that I guess shouldn't be too surprising...!

I have a preference for the early years of The Waltons, as the production values on Season 1 in particular are just outstanding. But the later years have their advantages, like seeing Mary McDonough in full bloom as Erin!
Another good thing about the later years was the addition of Cindy, she was really attractive.
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