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The Waltons: The Cloudburst

Looking for a way to make the payment on his printing press, John Boy reluctantly sells his meadow, only to learn the company plans on mining the mountain for gold ore. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen fears she failed herself and Curt when she is unable to help him perform a tachometry on Martha Rose Coverdale. She then is able to redeem herself by delivering Rosemary and Rev. Forwick's baby.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Thursday November 11th, 1976

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Guest Stars
Cindy EilbacherCindy Eilbacher
As Martha Rose Coverdale
John CarterJohn Carter
As Mr. Shelby
John RitterJohn Ritter
As Rev. Matthew Fordwick
Mariclare CostelloMariclare Costello
As Rosemary Fordwick
Nora MarloweNora Marlowe
As Flossie Brimmer
Tom BowerTom Bower
As Dr. Curtis Willard
Dennis CrossDennis Cross
As Man in Congregation
Ron HajekRon Hajek
As Russell Travis
Shirley SlaterShirley Slater
As Woman in Congregation
William Bryant (1)William Bryant (1)
As Lyle Carter


As John Boy continues publishing his newspaper, he begins having problems making the payments for his printing press. When he goes to the bank to see if he can get a loan, he learns that he is unable to use his car and his land as collateral and could possibly have the press seized. John Boy then follows through on the banker’s suggestion of selling his land to make the payments, ultimately earning the disgust of Grandpa...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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