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Followed by 

A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (1982) (TV Movie)
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993) (TV Movie)
A Walton Wedding (1995) (TV Movie)
A Walton Easter (1997) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Mary Tyler Moore: Love Blooms at Hemples (1973) (TV Episode)
Rhoda says the real reason she was crying was a sad Waltons episode.
Banacek: Now You See Me, Now You Don't (1974) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Good Times: J.J. Becomes a Man: Part 1 (1974) (TV Episode)
Willona says it's her favorite show
Good Times: Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah (1974) (TV Episode)
J.J. mentions the Waltons by name
Maude: Lovers in Common (1974) (TV Episode)
Maude: "Why, if I had the chance to choose the son I've always wanted it would have to be a toss-up between Steve and John-Boy".
All in the Family: Gloria's Shock (1974) (TV Episode)
Edith admits to being a fan of this series and when Mike says he doesn't want to have children, Edith says "if the Waltons thought like you, they wouldn't even have a TV show."
Rhoda: Anything Wrong? (1974) (TV Episode)
Joe's father mentions watching the show.
Sanford and Son: The Masquerade Party (1975) (TV Episode)
After winning a color television, Fred is excited to finally see what color this family is.
Good Times: The Houseguest (1975) (TV Episode)
JJ says goodnight John-Boy
Good Times: Thelma's Scholarship (1975) (TV Episode)
James mentions TV series by name
Rhoda: Bump in the Night (1975) (TV Episode)
Rhoda says: "Goodnight John Boy" to Brenda
Welcome Back, Kotter: Dr. Epstein, I Presume (1976) (TV Episode)
Juan's male hamster is named John-Boy (and yes, he does wish it "Good night")
Good Times: J.J. in Trouble (1976) (TV Episode)
J.J. tells Willona not to worry: they will behave so well, they will make the Waltons look like the Hell's Angels.
Sanford and Son: Sergeant Gork (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred tells Roger to watch this show if he's looking for a "kinfdly old grandfather."
Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Good Times: J.J.'s New Career: Part 1 (1976) (TV Episode)
Michael complains that if the Evans sell the TV he won't be able to watch "The Waltons" program, and Florida replies "If we don't sell it, we goin' BE the Waltons!"
Sanford and Son: Aunt Esther Meets Her Son (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred says that standing next to Esther, King Kong would look like John-Boy.
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Billy asks if the family is going to be poor like the Waltons
Barnaby Jones: Death Beat (1977) (TV Episode)
Margie Hall mentions John-Boy by name
The Bob Newhart Show: A Day in the Life (1977) (TV Episode)
Mr. Carlin calls the Swerdlow family "The Waltons."
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Leon Redbone (1977) (TV Episode)
Don Pardo mentions The Waltons
Rhoda: Home Movies (1977) (TV Episode)
Brenda mentions the title family.
Saturday Night Live: Michael Palin/Eugene Record (1978) (TV Episode)
Referenced in promo 'Grandma Walton tries to tie her shoelace'
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee
The Jeffersons: Homecoming: Part 2 (1978) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Diff'rent Strokes: The Tutor (1979) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Bad News Bears: Nakedness Is Next to Godliness (1979) (TV Episode)
Tanner: "What is this, 'The Waltons'?"
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Diff'rent Strokes: Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 1 (1979) (TV Episode)
Morgan mentions the Waltons
Mork & Mindy: The Night They Raided Mind-ski's (1980) (TV Episode)
Nelson says he hasn't "been so deeply moved since The Walton's Thanksgiving special."
Saturday Night Live: Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (1980) (TV Movie)
Earl Hamner mentions his series by name
Ordinary People (1980)
Conrad says he kept thinking that John Boy from this would have said something (about his brother's death).
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Only Fools and Horses....: The Russians Are Coming (1981) (TV Episode)
Rodney says "goodnight, Jon Boy."
Filthy Rich: The Country Club (1983) (TV Episode)
Marshall asks, "Why can't we once, just once, have dinner like John Boy and the rest of the Waltons?"
Diff'rent Strokes: Hall Monitor (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Arnold
Moonlighting: Next Stop Murder (1985) (TV Episode)
Everyone says good-night to each other as they did on this program, including "Good night, John-Boy"
Alien Predator (1985)
"Goodnight, John Boy" reference
Moonlighting: Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde? (1985) (TV Episode)
Richard mentions this show while playing Trivial Pursuit
As the World Turns: Episode dated 3 April 1986 (1986) (TV Episode)
Lucinda says that the Snyders seem like the Waltons on the surface.
Night Magic (1986)
the movie ends the same way each episode of the Waltons did, with everyone saying goodnight
Falcon Crest: Flash Point (1986) (TV Episode)
Richard says he doesn't call Erin by her first name since he can't get past the fact that one of the Walton children had the same name.
The Golden Girls: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is referred to by Sophia.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Percy Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Bill Muray on Weekend Update
Bad Taste (1987)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1988) (TV Episode)
Servo: "John Boy!"
ALF: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1989) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to Jake as "John-Boy."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "John Boy!"
CBS Summer Playhouse: Shivers (1989) (TV Episode)
TV show title mentioned by actress Lesley-Anne Down.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Greg Proops during 'Authors'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Goodnight, John Boy."
Pyrates (1991)
"Good Night Sam Boy"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: Good night John Boy.
Designing Women: Viva Las Vegas (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "It's John Boy, back from college."
Absolutely Fabulous: Birthday (1992) (TV Episode)
Edina compares her family to the Waltons.
Cheers: Loathe and Marriage (1993) (TV Episode)
Cliff mentions the title family.
The Wonder Years: Reunion (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin(narrator).
Nurses: Smokin' in the Boys Room (1993) (TV Episode)
Jack makes a reference to the size of the family on The Waltons.
Son in Law (1993)
Crawl compares Rebecca's family to the Walton's
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Tony is jokingly addressed as "John-Boy" by Pink after the party.
The X-Files: Squeeze (1993) (TV Episode)
When Mulder and Scully discuss Eugene Tooms' lack of family history, Mulder says: - What's this, "the anti-Waltons?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: Good night, John-Boy.
The Nanny: Smoke Gets in Your Lies (1993) (TV Episode)
After Fran pencils a mole on her face, Maggie says, "I look like John-Boy Walton".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: A very Walton Radar Christmas.
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs (1993) (Video)
a classic line from the show is used
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
When Felicia is locked out of the bus one night, Bernadette says "Good night, John-boy".
Animaniacs: Gold Rush/A Gift of Gold/Dot's Quiet Time (1994) (TV Episode)
In the stinger after the end credits, Yakko says, "Goodnight, John Boy!"
Drop the Dead Donkey: The Day of the Mum (1994) (TV Episode)
Avril says that she is not like Olivia Walton.
Women of the House: That's What Friends Are For (1995) (TV Episode)
Natty sarcastically tells Sissy, "We're so thrilled that you've found happiness on Walton's Mountain."
Friends: The One with the Boobies (1995) (TV Episode)
Chandler says "Things sure have changed here on Walton's Mountain."
As Time Goes By: A House Full of Women (1995) (TV Episode)
Jean says they'll all be saying "goodnight" to each other like the Waltons do.
The Courtyard (1995) (TV Movie)
The Larry Sanders Show: Beverly and the Prop Job (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Clyde
Drop the Dead Donkey: Inside the Asylum (1996) (TV Episode)
Damien compares the coverage of Tony Blair's speech to an episode of The Waltons.
Animaniacs: Pitter Patter of Little Feet/Mindy in Wonderland/Ralph's Wedding (1996) (TV Episode)
John Boy appears during the closing credits.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Another domestic on Waltons' Mountain."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Tonight, on a very special 'Waltons,' Mary Ellen runs around in her underwear."
The Walton Legacy (1997) (TV Movie)
Creator and actors from series discuss show
The Jamie Foxx Show: You Ain't Gotta Go Home, But... (1998) (TV Episode)
Jamie says the "Night John Boy" line
Lost in Space (1998)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: "John Boy Walton!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1998) (TV Episode)
"I gotta go bust Grandpa Walton for growin' pot"
Homicide: Life on the Street: Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) (TV Episode)
Tim says, "Goodnight, John-Boy."
Johnny Bravo: Man with the Golden Gut/Welcome Back, Bravo/Aunt Katie's Farm (1999) (TV Episode)
Johnny tells Carl to say "Goodnight, John-Boy"
Dawson's Creek: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1999) (TV Episode)
Dawson: Why do I suddenly feel like I'm stuck in an episode of The Waltons?
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
In 'The Broken Hearts Club', Howie says he once had a crush on John Boy in "The Waltons".
The Wonderful World of Disney: Angels in the Infield (2000) (TV Episode)
Simon says, "Can we do 'The Waltons' another time?"
Beautiful Joe (2000)
Ca. 50 minutes into the film Alice references the show in dialogue
'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Wild About Harry (2000)
Title mentioned by Billy.
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Birthday Parties (2000) (TV Episode)
Rory: "I wonder if the Waltons ever did this."
Teachers: Episode #1.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jenny.
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) (Video)
"Goodnight John Boy" reference.
TV Road Trip (2002) (TV Movie)
Actress Mary Beth McDonough who played Erin is featured
Enough (2002)
False FBI agent is nicknamed "John Boy"
After They Were Famous: The Waltons (2002) (TV Episode)
Episode name refers to the series
Gilmore Girls: Application Anxiety (2002) (TV Episode)
Rory mentions the main character of this show.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Pick-up truck with wooden railing named Walton
Good Fences (2003) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by name and by "good night, john"...
She Spies: Daze of Future Past (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack says "Goodnight, John Boy."
The Simple Life: Secretaries (2005) (TV Episode)
Paris and Nicole's extended good night wishes reference the show's weekly ending.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005) (TV Movie)
the character of Gary Marshall says Mork and Mindy is up against The Waltons
Smallville: Forever (2005) (TV Episode)
Lex says to Lionel "Makes us look a little like the Waltons, doesn't it?" when they are both tied to chairs.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
In the farm level, a person uses the phrase "G'night John Boy."
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Ca. 28 min into the film Harrison and the forensic doctors talk about the actor Richard Thomas and his role as John Boy on the old TV series.
Gilmore Girls: Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number (2005) (TV Episode)
In her Madeleine Albright dream, Rory mentions the Waltons.
The Gil Mayo Mysteries: Episode #1.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ken Dainty says: "This family is not really the Waltons, you know?"
Die Hochstapler (2006)
Mentioned in interview by Jürgen Harksen.
American Dad!: Lincoln Lover (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan references grandpa Walton in his motivational speech.
Brothers & Sisters: Northern Exposure (2006) (TV Episode)
Sarah's line: "Oh come on, guys, we're not the Waltons!"
The Savages (2007)
"Look like Grandpa Walton"
City Lights: Episode #1.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Howie says, "Good night, John-Boy."
The Girls Next Door: Jamaican Me Crazy (2008) (TV Episode)
as the girls are saying good night, one of them says, "Good night, John-Boy" like in the series
Pretty Ugly People (2008)
everyone calls out goodnight to each other from their separate rooms at the lodge
Ask This Old House: Banging Pipes/Installing Fiberglass Door (2009) (TV Episode)
referenced during the 'what is it' segment
Hotel Babylon: Episode #4.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Everyone is sleeping on cots; someone says "Goodnight, John-Boy" (signature sign-off).
Great American Road Trip: The Heartland (2009) (TV Episode)
The Pollards refer to John-Boy, comparing the series to Little House on the Prairie
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on an $800 clue in the category "Classic TV Drama Episodes"
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Max and the Wild Things wish "Good night" (memorable quote) each other
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.40 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jackie Earle Haley mentions that he appeared on the show
CIS: Chaoten im Sondereinsatz (2010) (TV Movie)
Prisoners wish "Good night" (memorable quote) each other
Mike & Molly: Mike's Not Ready (2010) (TV Episode)
While in Molly Flynn's bedroom, Mike Biggs, Molly Flynn, Carl McMillan, and Samuel all say goodnight to each other
A Walton's Family Reunion (2010) (TV Movie)
Series creator and cast members reunite to discuss the TV series
Secrets of the Ages: The Coming Cosmic Christ (2010) (TV Episode)
John mentions John-Boy Walton.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #7.97 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in monologue
Supernatural: My Heart Will Go On (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.159 (2011) (TV Episode)
Elle Fanning says she was confused by the phrase "Good night, John Boy" on a list of 1970s expressions compiled for the cast of "Super 8"
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Special)
Bones: The Family in the Feud (2012) (TV Episode)
Grandpa Walton mentioned
Savages (2012)
When Ben greets Chon when returning from Africa, he calls him "Chon Boy"
Breaking Bad: Say My Name (2012) (TV Episode)
Saul Goodman uses the expression, "Goodnight, John-Boy".
Fresh Meat: Episode #2.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Giles (to JP): "Good night, John Boy!"
Misfits: Episode #4.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Trial and Error (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Lift Off (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Still photo of the cast.
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Super Power (2013) (TV Episode)
Title referenced.
In Depth: Ben Shapiro (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro mentions this title
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014) (Video)
"Goodnight, John Boy"
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The scene where Nadya is walking down the Gulag cell block saying goodnight to everyone by name (and they say it back to her).
Acting Out in School: An Interview with Patch Mackenzie (2014) (Video)
Mentioned in interview.
NCIS: Los Angeles: In the Line of Duty (2015) (TV Episode)
Deeks says "Good night, John-Boy".
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jude Law/Keri Russell/Fall Out Boy (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Keri Russell refer to the 1970s role of Richard Thomas, Russell's co-star in "The Americans"
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
EastEnders: Episode #1.5212 (2016) (TV Episode)
Sharon tells Gavin, "It sounds like you've had a personality transplant and turned into a Walton."
EastEnders: Episode #1.5227 (2016) (TV Episode)
A woman in a slum sarcastically tells Denise, "Oh, yeah, we all know each other 'round here. It's like Waltons Mountain."
The Nice Guys (2016)
Mentioned several times throughout the film. One of the characters is even named John Boy.
The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob points out Martha Rose from this show
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.88 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer, and the correct answer, to a question about the classic TV series that features the signature line "Goodnight, John-Boy" asked when Adam and the Chaser go head to head.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.112 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about a TV series that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016 asked when Rohan and the Chaser go head to head.
The Ben Shapiro Show: When Politics Becomes Religion (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben says his parents would rent him old episodes of this show at Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee.

Featured in 

Friends: The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
The friends watch the standard episode closing in Spanish.
I Love the '70s: 1973 (2003) (TV Episode)
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
20 to 1: Greatest TV Families (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title characters.
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2012) (TV Episode)
The "good nights" are played over the scene of Kirk, Spock and Bones saying "good night" over and over.
The Nice Guys (2016)
One of the characters watches it on a TV.

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #8.14 (1975) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "The Walnuts".
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #1.4 (1976) (TV Episode)
spoofed as the Walnuts
The Pussycat Ranch (1978)
Actor Roger Caine's character is "Johnboy".
Growing Pains: Fast Times at Dewey High (1986) (TV Episode)
The Walton's bedtime ritual
German Fried Movie (1992)
The film begins with a "goodnight"-scene spoof
The Van (1996)
Lost in Space (1998)
Scary Movie (2000)
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Roy says "Good night, John Boy."
Family Guy: PTV (2005) (TV Episode)
they play the "good night" scene from the waltons except john boy says "can't a guy masturbate in this house"
Hot in Cleveland: Battle of the Bands (2011) (TV Episode)
This episode ends with an exterior shot of the house at night, lights in the windows going out as the characters bid each other goodnight (using autotune).

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