YMMV / The Waltons

  • Bizarro Episode: The episode 'The Changeling' is about a poltergeist invading the Walton home. No other episode features any overt supernatural elements (though 'The Ghost Story' is ambiguous about a Ouija Board) and this is never mentioned again.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: The episodes in Season 9 where it is revealed that Curt is still alive get this treatment.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Good night, John Boy."
  • Nightmare Fuel: "The Changeling" episode.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 9.
  • Signature Scene: An exterior shot of the house as everyone wishes each other a good night, ending with "Good night, John Boy."
  • Tear Jerker: The season 6 episode "Grandma Comes Home" combines this with Harsher in Hindsight: It's Grandma Walton's first episode back after Ellen Corby's stroke, but it also ends up being Grandpa's last because Will Geer died during the show's hiatus. The season 7 premiere "The Empty Nest" deals not only with the loss of Grandpa, but also Flossie Brimmer (whose actress had also died).
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Several fans dislike Season 9, mainly because of the different actor for John-Boy and the episodes that focus on the sons fighting in the war. Also, by this point four of the original cast members had left.