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The Waltons: The Go-Getter

After having an argument with John Boy, Ben becomes a used car salesman. While he is successful at his job, the family begins to question his techniques, especially after selling Mrs. Brimmer a broken-down car. Realizing what he did was wrong, Ben soon quits and helps Jim Bob fix her car. Meanwhile, Sarah comes back to Walton's Mountain and with Olivia's help, sets out to get Sheriff Bridges to marry her.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x24
Airdate: Thursday March 10th, 1977

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Guest Stars
Jeff CotlerJeff Cotler
As Fester
John CrawfordJohn Crawford
As Sheriff Ep Bridges
Lew BrownLew Brown
As Mr. Jarvis
Lynn CarlinLynn Carlin
As Sarah
Melody Thomas ScottMelody Thomas Scott
As Darlene Jarvis
Nora MarloweNora Marlowe
As Flossie Brimmer
Brian MaloneBrian Malone
As The Usher
Don KeeferDon Keefer
As Arnie Shimerdy


As John Boy tries to finish his novel, he begins feeling the pressure of getting it done and publishing his paper at the same time, especially since he can't find a quite place to work. Things get worse when he and Ben get in an argument when Ben would rather borrow his car to see his girlfriend than get the latest edition of the paper published. After quitting his job with John Boy, Ben goes to work at Mr. Jarvis' used car lot...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
Warning: The Waltons season 5 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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