Is John-Boy a bit of a Marty Sue for anyone else? It seems like several episodes climaxed into him solving the problem-of-the-week. I realize the show is based on his memories of the family (and he's Earl Hamner' Author Avatar), but with that being the case, he sure does talk a lot about him taking care of a lot of people's problems. Also, Rev Fordwick goes away for a weekend...and he picks John-Boy to do the sermon? Really??
In the episode The Burn-Out (about the house fire), does anyone else wonder how a house can have 'old' wiring in the 1930s when the TVA didn't even exist to electrify the region until 1937?
TVA does not service customers in the area near Schuyler, Virginia, the real-life counterpart to "Walton's Mountain". In the universe of "The Waltons", the family homestead was within 1930s-era driving distance of Charlottesville. There might have been a small municipal utility in the area of the (fictional) town of Rockfish.