The Thanksgiving Story (1973)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |  
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This special 2-hour episode of The Waltons was penned by series creator Earl Hamner Jr. As the Depression-era Walton family prepares for Thanksgiving, oldest son John-Boy (Richard Thomas) is injured in a freak accident. The crisis is compounded when John-Boy tries to cover up the accident's side effects in order to qualify for an important scholarship examination. The various plotlines converge, and not a few are resolved, at the dinner table as John Walton (Ralph Waite) leads the family in prayer. Thanksgiving Story was first telecast November 15, 1973.

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family, son, scholarship, accident, brain-damage, Thanksgiving