Season 1, Episode 23 The Townie

First Aired: March 8, 1973

Sissy Spacek plays John-Boy's romantic classmate, who's part tiger, part pussycat---and anxious to get married. John-Boy: Richard Thomas. Ted Claypool: Nicholas Hammond. John: Ralph Waite. Widow Simmons: Allyn Ann McLerie. Olivia: Michael Learned. Theodore Claypool Sr.: John Myhers.

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  • Premiered: September 14, 1972
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  • Premise: A popular, long-running drama about a close-knit family in rural, Depression-era Virginia, based on the experiences of series creator and narrator Earl Hamner Jr. Sentimental and often moving, the Emmy-winning series told stories of family trials, triumphs… (more)

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