The Waltons (1971–1981)

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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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Jason Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
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 Erin Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
Eric Scott ...
 Ben Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
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 Mary Ellen Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
David W. Harper ...
 Jim-Bob Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
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 Elizabeth Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
Earl Hamner Jr. ...
 Narrator / ... (211 episodes, 1972-1981)
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 John Walton, Sr. / ... (196 episodes, 1972-1981)
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 Ike Godsey (172 episodes, 1972-1981)
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 Olivia Walton (169 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 The Grandfather / ... (145 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Esther Walton (144 episodes, 1971-1980)
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 John-Boy Walton (124 episodes, 1971-1978)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
 Corabeth Walton / ... (107 episodes, 1975-1981)
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In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, during the Great Depression, the Walton family makes its small income from its saw mill on Walton's Mountain. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist, goes to college, and eventually fulfills his dream. The saga follows the family through economic depression, World War II, and through growing up, school, courtship, marriage, employment, birth, aging, illness and death. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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John had an older brother named Ben that was killed during World War I. This led him to name his third son for his deceased brother and to keep a memory of his lost brother, active. See more »

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The gender of the dog Reckless seemed to change back in forth throughout the first several episodes. See more »

Quotes

[after a very loud and stern speech]
Rev. Matthew Fordwick: What do you think of my sermon?
Jim Bob Walton: Scary.
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The Walton's series is the best show ever on TV
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Walton's series and specials really helped so many people to realize that real families do exist and that one can create the love and caring in their own lives that we saw lived on the screen. My family was a good family, but did not have the love and warmth that the Walton's did. But because of the effect the series had on me, I was able to marry and have children, and raise them to have that bond and that love that I did not know was possible until I saw The Walton's. The acting was wonderful and I watch anything that stars Richard Thomas. He can play an evil man just as realistically as the well-loved John Boy,


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