TV Series | TV-G | | Drama, Family, Romance
The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.
The "goodnight" routine at the end of each show was an actual activity in creator Earl Hamner, Jr.s home when he was a child. He said the activity would go on until his father finally told them to be quiet. One instance of this not happening was the two-part episode "The Outrage"; at the end of part 2, President Roosevelt dies and the family goes to Charlottesville early in the morning to pay their last respects as the train carrying his body passes by.
Six years in grade school, five years in high school... everything I ever ran for, I was always running against the same Johnny Walton... The greatest day of my life was when I beat John Walton out for senior-class president. I don't think he ever ...
Although the family got a phone during later episodes, they still got phone messages through storekeeper/ manager Ike Godsey.
In the German dubbed version, "Zebulon 'Zeb/Grandpa' Walton's first name is "Sam".