The Waltons

The Waltons (1972)

34 mistakes in season 6

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The Recluse - S6-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Near the end, while John is working alone in the mill Ben shows up, and when Ben asks, "Need some help," a crew member is hiding behind the stack of drawers, toward the right side of the screen. It's not Zeb or Easy or any family member. (00:46:30)

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The Rumor - S6-E14

Visible crew/equipment: At the mill, when John tells Buck that Willie Brimmer might be at the Montgomery cabin with Jim-Bob, in the next closeup of John we see a billowy trail of smoke at the bottom right corner of the screen, but the only people standing there are Elizabeth, John, and Buck, and none are smoking. Presumably, it was someone offscreen smoking too close to the camera (similar to a mistake in 1978's "Halloween"). (00:26:05)

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The Revelation - S6-E21

Other mistake: After John-Boy leaves, in the last scene we hear Jim-Bob ask about the magazines, but subtitles claim it is Ben who asks, then as we hear Jason answer the queston, the subtitles tell us it is Jim-Bob who answers. (00:47:00)

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The Rumor - S6-E14

Visible crew/equipment: After Zeb tells the girls that the old dog, Sam, just wants to find a place to die in peace and dignity, when it cuts to John and Willie working inside the mill a crew member (wearing a red, short sleeve shirt) is hiding, toward the right side of the screen. Then after the shot of the girls on the hill, at the start of the next shot as the truck drives up, a bit of camera equipment is visible at the top, right side of the screen. (00:43:00)

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The Children's Carol - S6-E11

Factual error: Jim Bob is shown communicating with friends in the UK via amateur radio. During WW2 amateur radio operators in most countries were prohibited from transmitting any signals until after the end of the war.

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The Return - S6-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Hank gives John-Boy a lift home, he opens the rumble seat and places his bags inside. During the drive, a crew member's hat is moving around in the rumble seat area, at both the left and right sides of the screen, particularly the left side. (00:14:00)

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The Return - S6-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When John and his son visit Mr. Guthrie at his home, just as Verdie opens the door to the study, behind Mr. Guthrie the black T-mark is visible on the floor at the left side of the screen, where they will all stand shortly. (00:33:00)

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The Revelation - S6-E21

Revealing mistake: While John-Boy is in his old bedroom with John Curtis, having a heart-to-heart conversation with the baby, in all the wideshots from behind the crib the edge of the set is visible at the right side of the screen. (00:21:20)

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The Family Tree - S6-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Jason and Verdie go back to the Unwin estate and this time are accompanied by Zeb, they are told that Miss Unwin is at the greenhouse, then just as Jason drives on ahead a few of the crew's modern-day trailers are visible at both the left side and the right side of the screen. (00:39:15)

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The Festival - S6-E16

Factual error: While Jason is practicing piano at the Dew Drop he hears the horn playing outside, then when he walks out of the back door he sees Josh on the trumpet, and in the first shot of Josh we see a blue modern vehicle moving behind the bush, at the top left corner of the screen. (00:05:00)

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The Anniversary - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: When the telephone rings Olivia walks over to answer it and the front door is open (we see the screen door), but when everyone rushes from the table and gathers around Olivia, the front door is now shut. (00:28:50)

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The Hawk - S6-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Sara picks up Olivia she gets into the vehicle and they compliment each other, then as they drive away the reflection of location set lighting is visible on the small window of Olivia's door. (00:04:40)

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The Hawk - S6-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When John and Hank stop off at Yancy's shack because he knows where the fish are biting, just as John and Hank approach the front door, a crew member is visible at the left side of the screen. (00:19:00)

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The Hawk - S6-E1

Other mistake: When the wild hawk flies over and soon lands on the green painted chicken box, not only are different birds of prey shown in these shots, their flight feathers are also intact. When Zeb and Jim-Bob walk over to the bird, it's apparent that this hawk standing atop the box has the primary feathers clipped on its left wing. (00:31:00)

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The Stray - S6-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Jim-Bob gets home he and John talk for a bit, then just as Jim-Bob walks behind his father and says, "I hope you find your fishing pole," the arm of a crew member is visible at the right side of the screen. (00:08:10)

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The Recluse - S6-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After the scene with Ben and his friends at the Hawaiian themed restaurant, when it cuts to the family sitting around the table, the tripod and rolling base of the set's lighting equipment are visible at the right side of the screen. (00:30:45)

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The Reunion - S1-E14

Ike: How's it feel to be a working man?
John-Boy: Ike, Mama would skin me alive! Everyone knows those two ladies make bootleg whiskey.
Ike: But they don't know what they're doing. They're just following their papa's Recipe.
John-Boy: But sometimes they sell it!
Ike: Yeah, but they're just like two little girls by a roadside selling lemonade.

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The Premonition - S9-E5

Trivia: When Jason and John-Boy are at the French restaurant John-Boy suggests Vichyssoise soup, but Jason tells his brother he's not a fan of that soup. In 8x10 "The Silver Wings," Serena worked on getting the cooking merit badge, and during the meal (which Corabeth helped plan) Serena served Vichyssoise soup, and Jason's facial expression when he tastes it helps explain why he is not a big fan.

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