The Waltons (1971–1981)

TV Series  |  TV-G  |   |  Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.


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  • "Waltons, The" Michael Learned 1976 CBS
  • "Waltons, The" Richard Thomas 1976 CBS

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Cast & Crew

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Earl Hamner Jr.

Did You Know?


When John Ritter left after the 1975-1976 season, his absence was explained by having his character, Reverend Fordwick, joining the army during World War II, after Pearl Harbor was attacked, by Japanese airplanes on Sunday, December 7th, 1941.


John Walton, Sr.: Good night, John Boy.
John 'John Boy' Walton Jr.: Good night, everyone.


The family got a phone during the later episodes but subsequent to that, they still seemed to be getting their phone messages through storekeeper and manager, Ike Godsey.


Plot Summary


Drama | Family | Romance

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