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(Entertainment Weekly)   "The Waltons" cast reunites for the first time since 1981. Goodnight John-Boy. Good morning Mary Ellen   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 49
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2013-10-24 07:26:57 AM
John Boy lost his gig shilling Cadilacs to John Hamm.

Hee-Haw.

/Erin is stil the hottest girl of the Waltons.
 
2013-10-24 07:40:38 AM
The long non-awaited reunion that no one has been clamoring for.
 
2013-10-24 07:46:38 AM
I don't remember ever watching a single episode of this show -- it doesn't seem like the premise and setting allowed for much in the way of compelling drama.

At least "Little House on the Prairie" had the common courtesy to show a good farm-implement mangling from time to time and they blinded a cast member every time the show fell below "Hart to Hart" in the Neilsens.

Yes, I said "cast member," not "character." Landon was stone cold.
 
2013-10-24 08:03:30 AM
I know I saw it some as a child, but I remember nothing but the family saying goodnight to each other at the end.

I also noticed Captain Steubin from the Love Boat on the Today show yesterday.. amazed he still lives.

90 year old grandmother is staying with us, so the TV is on during the day more than usual.
 
2013-10-24 08:08:12 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I don't remember ever watching a single episode of this show -- it doesn't seem like the premise and setting allowed for much in the way of compelling drama.

At least "Little House on the Prairie" had the common courtesy to show a good farm-implement mangling from time to time and they blinded a cast member every time the show fell below "Hart to Hart" in the Neilsens.

Yes, I said "cast member," not "character." Landon was stone cold.


I had the unfortunate opportunity of having to sit through quite a few. Imagine a slower and more white bread Little House on the Prairie.
 
2013-10-24 08:13:20 AM
That show jumped the shark after Will Geer died.  And keeping Ellen Corby on post-stroke was just painful to watch.

//What can I say?  CBS was the only channel we had growing up, and it was on every day after school.
 
2013-10-24 08:19:27 AM
Watching The Waltons was a weekly event at our home.
 
2013-10-24 08:22:27 AM
I remember talking about it in a psych class. How unreal it was, because all of the problems always came from "outside", and they were always cleared up by end of the episode.
 
2013-10-24 08:23:21 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: John Boy lost his gig shilling Cadilacs to John Hamm.

Hee-Haw.

/Erin is stil the hottest girl of the Waltons.


Still have a thing for Erin. I have the episode where she was a pin-up girl on the DVR.

The girl that played Mary Ellen did a Playboy spread back in the day.
 
2013-10-24 08:25:23 AM
It circled back and re-jumped the shark when they had new-actor-Johnboy-in-a-coma. Then they slammed the water skis in reverse and jumped it again when Mary Ellen's husband didn't really die at Pearl Harbor.
 
2013-10-24 08:33:25 AM

someonelse: It circled back and re-jumped the shark when they had new-actor-Johnboy-in-a-coma. Then they slammed the water skis in reverse and jumped it again when Mary Ellen's husband didn't really die at Pearl Harbor.


The new John Boy also replaced Terry O'Quinn in Stepfather 3.
 
2013-10-24 08:43:45 AM

Bslim: The long non-awaited reunion that no one has been clamoring for.

 
2013-10-24 08:46:55 AM
Jim Bob found the pizza.
 
2013-10-24 09:38:46 AM
I vaguely recall an out-of-left-field episode involving Elizabeth and a poltergeist that rivaled LHotP's mime rape episode in weirdness.
 
2013-10-24 09:41:30 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-24 09:46:02 AM
www.the-waltons.com

Y'all been in the shine again?
 
2013-10-24 09:54:14 AM

CarnySaur: That show jumped the shark after Will Geer died.


I submit the shark-jumping occured when Richard Thomas left. The show really dive bombed after that, mostly because the siblings couldn't act worth a damn and their characters were never really fleshed out.

The Waltons is a pretty good family drama if you stick to the first 5 seasons. There's one that features David Huddleston (the other "Big Lebowski") as a traveling writer that's particularly good. I also like the one with Beulah Bondi (George Bailey's mom in It's a Wonderful Life) as a distant cousin planning a violent confrontation with the government over her land.
 
2013-10-24 10:07:35 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-24 10:08:53 AM

MurphyMurphy: [i.imgur.com image 318x459]


This.
 
2013-10-24 10:20:00 AM
I'm distantly related to Earl Hamner and grew up near the town of Skler where he was from, and when I was a kid we used to play at the Hamner/Walton house.  My great aunt and unacle lived next door to them.  Mother Hamner/Walton was very nice, but hated all the spectators who came by to take photos of thier house.  That and she was a chain smoker and didn't want anyone to know.  But otherwise a very nice lady.
 
2013-10-24 10:36:22 AM
Jim-Bob can come to my bunk.
 
2013-10-24 10:40:01 AM

someonelse: I vaguely recall an out-of-left-field episode involving Elizabeth and a poltergeist that rivaled LHotP's mime rape episode in weirdness.


It's times like this that I like the internet, because that was one of those episodes that make you wonder if it actually aired, or if it's just part of your crazy imagination.  I also submit that weird nightmares episode from M*A*S*H*.
 
2013-10-24 10:43:03 AM
Hamner wrote some of my all-time favorite Twilight Zone episodes: "The Hunt," "Jess-Belle," and "Stopover in a Quiet Town," the latter of which has to be in the top 5 TZ eps ever. He also wrote one of my least favorites, "The Bewitchin' Pool," but that one sucks mainly because of terrible looping.
 
2013-10-24 10:46:28 AM
I just discovered he also wrote that TZ episode with the magical player piano that brings out people's secret inner selves. I love that one, too.
 
2013-10-24 10:54:26 AM
...and the comments from EW turn into a fight over God and Government handouts.

The Waltons, a farking TV Show from 1972, is somehow a guide on how to live for some people.  Amazing.
 
2013-10-24 10:56:12 AM

JusticeandIndependence: ...and the comments from EW turn into a fight over God and Government handouts.

The Waltons, a farking TV Show from 1972, is somehow a guide on how to live for some people.  Amazing.


This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-10-24 10:59:31 AM

JusticeandIndependence: ...and the comments from EW turn into a fight over God and Government handouts.

The Waltons, a farking TV Show from 1972, is somehow a guide on how to live for some people.  Amazing.


jesus. really?
 
2013-10-24 11:02:19 AM

MurphyMurphy: [i.imgur.com image 318x459]


Why have I never seen that picture before? Erin was hot. And The Waltons rocked.
 
2013-10-24 11:04:57 AM
In retrospect, Olivia was surprisingly 1970s-anxsty for a Depression-era Appalachian mother of 6.
 
2013-10-24 11:26:51 AM
God I HATED that show. A house full of kids and NOT once did the brothers engage in a fist fight or rough house to the point of breaking things and the girls NEVER stabbed each other in the back. "Fantasy Island" was more realistic.
 
2013-10-24 11:33:45 AM
Yeah, I'll admit I watched it back in the day. Kind of a palate-cleaner for the All In The Family viewings earlier in the week.
 
2013-10-24 11:59:57 AM

Delawheredad: God I HATED that show. A house full of kids and NOT once did the brothers engage in a fist fight or rough house to the point of breaking things and the girls NEVER stabbed each other in the back. "Fantasy Island" was more realistic.



As was Hotel New Hampshire
 
2013-10-24 12:07:26 PM

Delawheredad: God I HATED that show. A house full of kids and NOT once did the brothers engage in a fist fight or rough house to the point of breaking things and the girls NEVER stabbed each other in the back. "Fantasy Island" was more realistic.



Agreed. This was a family of people who liked each other far too much to be actual siblings.
 
2013-10-24 12:37:50 PM

JusticeandIndependence: ...and the comments from EW turn into a fight over God and Government handouts.

The Waltons, a farking TV Show from 1972, is somehow a guide on how to live for some people.  Amazing.


Well, it's not like this site is much better. I came into this thread half-expecting retarded comments about how the show was nothing but a (take your pick) A) conservative family values fantasy world, or B) libertarian bootstrappy fantasy world.

/whynotboth.jpg
 
2013-10-24 12:57:04 PM

Delawheredad: God I HATED that show. A house full of kids and NOT once did the brothers engage in a fist fight or rough house to the point of breaking things and the girls NEVER stabbed each other in the back. "Fantasy Island" was more realistic.


Actually, all that did happen.

The show crapped out after John-Boy left.  I have to agree with the Olivia 70s agsty comment.  Apparently, the actress complained all she did was pour coffee.  Well, that's what women did in the 30s, if you were poor and lived on a farm.
 
2013-10-24 01:24:57 PM
Sunday night on CBC right after Disney. The ads were from Kraft and taught you how to throw 14 random Kraft products together to get delicious cheesy peanut butter Miracle Whip snacks.
 
2013-10-24 01:31:41 PM

whatshisname: Sunday night on CBC right after Disney. The ads were from Kraft and taught you how to throw 14 random Kraft products together to get delicious cheesy peanut butter Miracle Whip snacks.


eww?
 
2013-10-24 02:55:26 PM

whatshisname: Sunday night on CBC right after Disney. The ads were from Kraft and taught you how to throw 14 random Kraft products together to get delicious cheesy peanut butter Miracle Whip snacks.


Ed Herlihy.  The God of Kraft.  Let's have a Cheez Whiz fondue with bell peppers.  Cream Cheese on rolled up bread.  Cracker Barrel Cheese Food with Salami and a Cheese Ball.

Kraft Commercial
 
2013-10-24 03:11:06 PM
A mass media touchstone contributing to the fruition of the Moral Majority?
 
2013-10-24 03:16:40 PM
Kraft Velveeta in the casseroles,   in fact in almost everything,  and discussion of the Waltons were certainly centerpieces of gastronomy and discussion at any Wednesday night Southern Baptist Church Supper.
 
2013-10-24 03:25:26 PM
Those of you commenting who have never seen the show clearly illustrate that in the future, you wouldn't watch a newdepression-era family serial drama.  Interesting.  When it aired originally there were people alive watching it who crisply remembered that time.  As a kid it connected me to my grandparents.  Hail and farewell historical television.
 
2013-10-24 03:33:55 PM
Never saw the show, hadn't heard of it till basic training. Every single night in basic, they went through the good night john boy thing all around the barracks. Had no idea what they were talking about. First couple times I was a little weirded out, thinking I had missed something.
 
2013-10-24 05:08:14 PM

zabadu: Delawheredad: God I HATED that show. A house full of kids and NOT once did the brothers engage in a fist fight or rough house to the point of breaking things and the girls NEVER stabbed each other in the back. "Fantasy Island" was more realistic.

Actually, all that did happen.

The show crapped out after John-Boy left.  I have to agree with the Olivia 70s agsty comment.  Apparently, the actress complained all she did was pour coffee.  Well, that's what women did in the 30s, if you were poor and lived on a farm.


Plus, sometimes she got to iron and hang out laundry.

Actually, that's one aspect they kind of got right. She was ALWAYS doing housework. And John Sr. was ALWAYS working in the mill. Except for when they were eating or sitting on the porch in the evening, or saying goodnight over the credits.
 
2013-10-24 05:14:45 PM
They also had reunions for The X-Files, Frasier and Mystic Pizza but THIS is the one that makes it to Fark? Bah!

Oh, and Gillian Anderson is still stunning.

img2-3.timeinc.net
 
2013-10-24 08:11:15 PM
Well, they sure were successful for founding Walmart after the series ended. I have to give them credit for that.
 
2013-10-24 09:03:31 PM
At first I didn't know who they were talking about when they said "Olivia" because to me, she was just "Ma Walton" and the dad wasn't "John", he was Pa.
 
2013-10-24 10:39:17 PM
A damn fine movie:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-25 05:33:34 AM
What? No link to the playboy photos of Mary-Ellen?

/DISAPPOINTED
 
2013-10-25 05:39:25 AM
http://xhamster.com/photos/gallery/2010005/judy_norton_nude.html

/you're welcome
//unfetcheable? how rude
 
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