Season 7, Episode 15 The Obstacle
First Aired: January 11, 1979
The family welcomes John-Boy's friend who is embittered by a war injury that has left him paralyzed. Michael Learned, Ralph Waite. Mike Paxton: Dennis Redfield. J.D. Pickett: Lewis Arquette. Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor. Jim-Bob: David W. Harper. Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough. Ike: Joe Conley. Grandma: Ellen Corby.
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- Premiered: September 14, 1972
- Rating: None
- 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)