10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Waltons’
8. The Walton House
Instead of being on Walton’s Mountain in rural Virginia, the Walton house was actually located to the north of Warner Bros. Studios in Brubank, California, and the slope of the mountain was actually a slope of the Hollywood Hills. In the late ’90s, the house was dismantled and moved to the Warner Bros. ranch lot at Hollywood Way and is still used as a workable exterior set. In fact, the exterior was famously used as the set of the Dragonfly Inn in season one of the hit series Gilmore Girls.
7. The Goodnight Sequence
By basing the series and family after his own family, Hamner also incorporated some of his family’s routines and traditions which includes the iconic “goodnight” sequence at the end of each episode. Hamner explained that he and his family used to say goodnight to each other repeatedly until their father would tell them to be quiet. There are only a few episodes where the episode doesn’t end with the goodnight routine including the two part episode “The Outrage” in which President Roosevelt dies.