The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Fawn 

Erin adopts a wild animal while John Boy gets a life lesson with a new job

Director:

Ralph Waite

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
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Betten Mary Betten ... Mrs. Littlefield
Matt Clark ... Mr. Hennessey
Jimmy Davilla Jimmy Davilla ... Harold Beasley
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Storyline

While picking berries Erin comes across a fawn without his mother and decides to take him home. Naturally the adults insist she return the creature to the wild, and the local game warden agrees. Meanwhile John Boy seeks to be the rent collector for a miserly landlord, and learns a lesson by doing so (and he teaches one, too.) Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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rent collector | poaching | crush | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1973 (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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The fawn used in this episode is a blacktail deer. Blacktail deer are only found along the west coast. The deer that live in Virginia are whitetail deer. See more »

Goofs

When Erin introduces the fawn to her family, she explains to her mother that, "He was just lying there, shivering." However, when Erin came upon the fawn in the woods, it was up on its feet, calmly grazing. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] As close-knit and self-sufficient as our family was, still, neighbors were very important in those days when we were growing up on Waltons Mountain. There were families like ourselves, struggling to keep the land we owned, and there were tenant farmers at the mercy of the weather, crop prices and absentee landlords.
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Soundtracks

The Bear Went Over The Mountain
Traditional children's song
Sung by Walton children
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