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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Earl Hamner Jr.

Did You Know?


Ralph Waite was fired from his role on due to budgetary issues. The show had become more expensive as Waite aged, usually at the same time the ratings start to decline. Originally, season 8 was supposed to be the final one. CBS gave the show a somewhat ... ...


Olivia: Now I've got two sons working nights in a saloon.


Olivia and John have light blue eyes, as do both of John's parents and Olivia's aunt and uncle. Yet three of their children have dark brown eyes. Whilst this is genetically possible, and excusable for artistic license, it is almost unheard of in the human population.


Plot Summary


Drama | Family | Romance

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