The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Pony Cart 

Martha Corrine, Grandpa's sister in law, comes to the mountain to visit. She helps Ben build a pony cart.


Ralph Senensky


Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Jack Miller

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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
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Bondi ... Aunt Martha Corinne Walton
Pat Skelton ... Tom Wheeler (as Patrick Skelton)


Martha Corrine, Grandpa's sister in law, comes to the mountain to visit. She helps Ben build a pony cart.

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Drama | Family | Romance





Release Date:

2 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Beulah Bondi won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for her performance as Martha Corinne Walton in this episode. See more »


Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] In the summer of 1937, it seemed as if Waltons Mountain was reborn. The blue misted mountains, the tall stands of evergreens and the wild flowers that grew everywhere gave a fragrance to the air and a spirit to the soul. It was also the summer that Martha Corinne Walton came to visit, and that made it a summer to remember.
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This is an example of TV at its finest...
17 February 2006 | by jamiebollichSee all my reviews

"The Pony Cart" is one of the best episodes of a show I've ever seen on television. Beulah Bondi is the main reason. As Olivia Walton's irascible Aunt Martha Corinne, she brings an engrossing believability to the story of how one woman struggles to tie up the loose ends of a long life and leave a meaningful legacy. Helping young Ben Walton repair and decorate an old wooden cart brings forth a flood of warm memories that help offset the disruptive impact her opinionated presence has on the family. It is a moving, meaningful slice-of-life from a time in America that has long-since passed, and is a fine example of "The Waltons" at its best. The show aired in 1976, but it lingers in my memory because of the talented Beulah Bondi.

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