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Second Season Introduction
The introduction used during the second season of The
Waltons was almost identical to the first
season introduction, with the following differences:
The second season's introduction was exactly 30 seconds
shorter, running only 57 seconds compared to 1 minute, 27 seconds.
Gee, maybe that's so they could fit in another 30-second
advertisement... ya think?
The first scene, of a mountain (supposedly "Walton's
Mountain"?), was eliminated.
They cut out the part with all the kids helping their
father carry the radio up to the house.
Instead of the group scene on the porch fading to a
painting (which I thought was pretty cool), they just froze the porch
scene and overlaid the Earl Hamner and Robert Jacks credits.
Yeah, it wasn't quite as good as the first season's
introduction, but it was still enjoyable.
Here's The Waltons theme song during
the second season
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left: Scene #1:
Fades in to "The Waltons" title, music begins.
center: Scene #1: Zooms in to John-Boy's window
(left), dissolves to John-Boy writing.
right: Scene #2: John-Boy writes, pauses (Richard Thomas
credit), writes, then hears truck's horn.
left: Scene #3:
Truck approaches and honks horn, Ben and Erin are on teeter-totter.
center: Scene #4: John-Boy smiles, gets up, and runs
to door. (0:17)
right: Scene #5: John drives up with radio, stops truck.
Erin, Ben and Reckless run behind truck.
left: Scene #6:
Olivia emerges from house. (0:25)
center: Scene #7: John gets out of truck, nods to
Olivia (Ralph Waite credit).
right: Scene #8: Olivia crosses her arms and smiles (Michael
Learned credit). (0:31)
left: Scene #9:
Grandma get up and takes off glasses. (0:35)
center: Scene #9: Grandma smiles (Ellen Corby
right: Scene #10: Grandpa walks to tire and smiles (Will
Geer credit). (0:40)
left: Scene #11:
Elizabeth runs to porch, John-Boy lifts her up.
center: Scene #11: Elizabeth turns knob on radio.
right: Scene #11: Family laughs (freeze frame).
left: Scene #11:
Earl Hamner credit. (0:52)
right: Scene #11: Robert Jacks credit and fade out.
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