Season 8, Episode 20 The Last Straw
First Aired: February 7, 1980
Pressured by overdue orders and equipment failures, John announces his retirement. Jason: Jon Walmsley. Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor. Jim-Bob: David W. Harper. Elizabeth: Kami Cotler. Cindy: Leslie Winston. Ike: Joe Conley.
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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)