The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The System 

John Boy tutors another person on a scholarship. He cheats during test and has to be turned in. John Boy acts as his lawyer to keep him in college rather than be expelled.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Jeb Rosebrook

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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:
Jacques Aubuchon ... Victor Povich
Glen Gordon Glen Gordon ... Faculty Member
Tim Haldeman ... Townsend
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Storyline

John Boy tutors another person on a scholarship. He cheats during test and has to be turned in. John Boy acts as his lawyer to keep him in college rather than be expelled.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1974 (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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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, the word "honor" was hardly ever used, but its meaning was well understood. Honorable behavior was something that was expected in my family. Therefore, I found it strange when, like every other freshman at school, I was told that honor was a tradition, and that the heart of it was to be found in a system that governed our lives as students, and one that, if ignored, could end our days ...
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