More than 30 years after their show ended, the cast of “The Waltons” reunited on “Good Morning America,” as part of the ongoing Entertainment Weekly reunion series that has already seen the casts of “Mystic Pizza” and “Hart to Hart” get back together to share some memories.
Al of the surviving members of the Walton family participated in the reunion, with Michael Learned (Olivia), Ralph Waite (John Sr.), Richard Thomas (John-Boy), Judy Norton Taylor (Mary Ellen), Jon Walmsley (Jason), Eric Scott (Ben), Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin), David W. Harper (Jim-Bob), and Kami Cotler (Elizabeth) appearing.
When asked about which current TV show is most like “The Waltons,” the cast shows their sense of humor, likening their show to “Dexter” or “True Blood.” Learned spoke highly of Thomas, as the show’s lead at only 21 years old. “Somehow you carried the show at a very young age with great aplomb and graciousness and dignity and you were marvelous,” she tells her TV son.
To end the segment, the cast recreates their famous “goodnight” routine, showing that everything is still perfect as can be on Walton’s Mountain.