The Waltons

Second Season Introduction

(1973 - 1974)

 

Description

The introduction used during the second season of The Waltons was almost identical to the first season introduction, with a few differences:

 

Here's The Waltons theme song during the second season.

   
  • The second season's introduction was shortened from 97 seconds to 57 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.

It wasn't quite as good as the first season's introduction, but was still enjoyable.

 

 

       

Above left:  Scene #1: Fades in to "The Waltons" title, music begins.  (0:01 seconds)

Above center:  Scene #1: Zooms in to John-Boy's window (left), dissolves to John-Boy writing.  (0:07)

Above right:  Scene #2: John-Boy writes, pauses (Richard Thomas credit), writes, then hears truck's horn.  (0:09)

 

       

Above left:  Scene #3: Truck approaches and honks horn, Ben and Erin are on teeter-totter.  (0:15)

Above center:  Scene #4: John-Boy smiles, gets up, and runs to door.  (0:17)

Above right:  Scene #5: John drives up with radio, stops truck.  Erin, Ben and Reckless run behind truck.  (0:20)

 

       

Above left:  Scene #6: Olivia emerges from house.  (0:25)

Above center:  Scene #7: John gets out of truck, nods to Olivia (Ralph Waite credit).  (0:27)

Above right:  Scene #8: Olivia crosses her arms and smiles (Michael Learned credit).  (0:31)

 

       

Above left:  Scene #9: Grandma get up and takes off glasses.  (0:35)

Above center:  Scene #9: Grandma smiles (Ellen Corby credit).  (0:39)

Above right:  Scene #10: Grandpa walks to tire and smiles (Will Geer credit).  (0:40)

 

       

Above left:  Scene #11: Elizabeth runs to porch, John-Boy lifts her up.  (0:43)

Above center:  Scene #11: Elizabeth turns knob on radio.  (0:48)

Above right:  Scene #11: Family laughs (freeze frame).  (0:50)

 

   

Above left:  Scene #11: Earl Hamner credit.  (0:52)

Above right:  Scene #11: Robert Jacks credit and fade out.  (0:54)

 

Table of Contents:

The Waltons

My Home Page on The Waltons

The Story of The Waltons

The Cast of The Waltons

Introductions to The Waltons

Introduction:  First Season

Introduction:  Second Season

Introduction:  Third Season

My Favorite Episodes

"The Conflict" (#51 - 52)

List of Episodes

The Waltons Trivia

Earl Hamner's Acting Debut (#26)

The Story of Martha Corinne (#51 - 52)

That Beguiling Darlene Carr (#68)

The Waltons' Screen Doors

My Visits to Schuyler, Virginia (1985 and 2001)

The Rockfish Post Office

Links and Other Info on The Waltons

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