Matt Lauer hosted a reunion of the cast of The Waltons today on Today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the long-running show — and here is the video.
On hand were Michael Learned (Olivia), Richard Thomas (John-Boy), Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth), Jon Walmsley (Jason), David Harper (Jim Bob), Eric Scott (Ben), and Judy Norton (Mary Ellen).
Lauer commented on how no one from the show ever wrote a “tell-all” book, but McDonough has written a memoir: Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton.
But the cast indicated that there was no reason for an expose because they all really liked each other and got along.
“It’s not like there was one star … we really became like siblings,” McDonough said.
And in homage to the now-famous wrap of the series, the piece ended with the cast and crew of Today shouting, “Good night, John Boy!”