In this classic episode, 16-year-old John Boy tries to prove his manhood by shooting a turkey. But when the time comes, he can’t bring himself to do it. Is he a coward? No, he shows his bravery when his father is attacked by a bear. Then everyone says goodnight. Watch the whole thing in 30 seconds!
“The Hunt” in 30 seconds, The Waltons (Oct. 5, 1972)
Sadly, they have omitted my favorite line, when Mama, wanting John Boy to opt out of the hunt, declares, “One Walton man bangin’ away at turkeys is plenty!” (Come on, I can’t be the only twisted person whose mind went there.) So when I saw that “The Hunt” was going to be rerun, I made it my business to record the line and post it on YouTube:
“One Walton man bangin’ away at turkeys is plenty!”