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The Waltons

The Waltons

The Waltons takes place in the 1930's and 1940's, during the Great Depression, going through to World War 2. The show is about the life the Walton family, who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The story of the family's life is told through the eyes of John Boy, the oldest son of John and Olivia Walton, who has dreams of attending college and becoming a famous writer.

Episode Info

Final: 9x22 -- The Revel (Jun/04/1981)

When John Boy goes to New York to find out the status of his book, he runs into bad luck and an old friend. When his publisher gives him some money to get back to home, John Boy begins to have a new look about the way he was living his life. Meanwhile, the Baldwin sisters begin planning a party to gather their old friends from finishing school.
Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
As John "John Boy" Walton, Jr. (S01-S05)
Ralph WaiteRalph Waite
As John Walton Sr.
Michael LearnedMichael Learned
As Olivia Walton (S01-S08)
Ellen CorbyEllen Corby
As Grandma Esther Walton (S01-S05, S07; recurring afterwards)
Will GeerWill Geer
As Grandpa Zebulon Walton (S01-S06)
Jon WalmsleyJon Walmsley
As Jason Walton
Judy Norton-TaylorJudy Norton-Taylor
As Mary Ellen Walton
Mary Beth McDonoughMary Beth McDonough
As Erin Walton
Eric Scott (1)Eric Scott (1)
As Ben Walton
David W. HarperDavid W. Harper
As James Robert "Jim-Bob" Walton



Reviews: 23
The Waltons is a Great Family ShowRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

Whenever I sit down to watch an episode of The Waltons, I can see why I like the show much. The family interaction between all the Waltons and how they were always so willing to help a friend and neighbor in need are great things to see. Read more

Review posted on Friday, November 10th 2006 at 10:02 am

1 review available
9x22: The Revel recap: As John Boy heads to New York City to find out how his new book is doing, his editor tells him the publisher doesn't plan to print it, since there are too many books like his in publication... read more.

9x21: The Hostage recap: When Mary Ellen is tending to a dying man in the mountains, she becomes surprised to learn that he plans to leave his house to his neighbor Job and allow him to marry his 14 year-old granddaughter Sissy; even though marrying a minor is illegal... read more.

9x20: The Lumberjack recap: When a young man by the name of Paul stops by the lumber mill to discuss business with Ben, things don't go as plan when he suggests Ben purchase his lumber because of how much better it is treated than he already uses. Offended by Paul's suggestion, Ben soon asks that he leave. However, when Paul is at Ike’s store, he soon runs into Erin, and they ultimately hit it off and she invites him home for lunch. During lunch, John Boy believes he looks familiar and realizes that he new Paul from a picture the Stars and Stripes magazine while they were in the Army. Realizing Paul’s father is the owner of a large lumber company, John Boy soon suggests that he tell the truth to Erin about who he really is, but is hesitant to do so... read more.

9x19: The Heartache recap: When Stanley asks Rose to get married, she readily accepts his proposal. However, after she begins to have heartburn problems and is checked out by a doctor, Rose calls off the engagement. Upon hearing the news, Stanley soon leaves the mountain, heartbroken. It is only after Ike tells him about Rose's heart condition that he comes back to Walton's Mountain and persuades Rose to get married to him... read more.

9x18: The Indiscretion recap: When Corabeth is cleaning a neglected part of the store, she soon finds a letter to Ike, written by a woman named Pamela. Fearing the worst, she soon packs her bags, with the intention of leaving Ike. After she arrives at the Walton home to stay for a while, Corabeth soon files divorce papers, citing adultery on Ike's part. Ike ultimately tells her the truth about that and other letters that Pamela wrote to him, thanking him for the kindness he showed her. After this, Corabeth decides to come home and ultimately forgives Ike... read more.
Recurring Guests

John Crawford as Sheriff Ep Bridges (43 eps)
Michael Reed (3) as John Curtis Willard (37 eps)
Marshall Reed (2) as John Curtis Willard (37 eps)
Mary Jackson as Emily Baldwin (36 eps)
Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin (36 eps)
Nora Marlowe as Flossie Brimmer (27 eps)
Tom Bower as Rex Barker (26 eps)
John Ritter as Rev. Matthew Fordwick (20 eps)
Robert Donner as Yancy Tucker (20 eps)
Lynn Hamilton (1) as Verdie Foster (19 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 14, 1972
Ended: August 20, 1981
• Os Waltons (Used In Brazil)
• Spencer's Mountain (Working Title), (Used In USA)
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