The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Vigil 

Grandma is sick and Mary Ellen misdiagnosis the ailment. Grandma has to go to the hospital and Mary Ellen realizes she has a lot to learn.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Kathleen Hite

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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 (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Allen ... Fanny Tatum
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... Mady Vance
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Storyline

Grandma is sick and Mary Ellen misdiagnosis the ailment. Grandma has to go to the hospital and Mary Ellen realizes she has a lot to learn.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gossipy telephone operator Fanny Tatum was originally played by long-time character actress Dorothy Neumann in season one's fifteenth episode, "The Actress". Ms. Neumann is replaced here by Sheila Allen who fills the role periodically through the remainder of the series. See more »

Quotes

Erin Walton: [as the family are settling into bed for the night] John Boy, will you take me to Miss Fanny's tomorrow?
John-Boy Walton: Why don't you ride on Blue? He doesn't take gasoline.
Erin Walton: What's that got to do with it?
John-Boy Walton: Gasoline costs 15 cents a gallon, Erin.
Ben Walton: Make her pay you John Boy. She's earning money now.
John-Boy Walton: That's a good idea, Ben. You can pay me too, all your riding around... Ben? Ben?
Ben Walton: I'm asleep.
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