‘The Waltons’: Both The House And Cast Continued On In Other Drama Shows


The Waltons house saw and endured a lot throughout the show’s nine seasons. It’s been through deliberate and accidental fires. Parts of it stayed bisected for relevant scenes. But, though the show’s ended, the house and its cast do live on for others to still see and enjoy in other shows.

Some got a second life that feel rather jarring considering the nature of The Waltons. But others feel rather right at home. Ultimately, especially in the case of the house, it serves as a way to continue honoring the show’s legacy.


‘The Waltons’ house rose from the ashes


Cast members and viewers of The Waltons had to watch much of the famous family house burn down in “The Burnout.” In the 18th episode of the fourth season, Grandpa leaves the heater running on the same day John-Boy smokes a pipe. Through a series of dismaying circumstances, most of their home ends up going up in flames. Aspiring writer John-Boy also loses his manuscript.

RELATED: 10 Unbelievable Secrets About ‘The Waltons’ Audiences Never Saw Coming

Behind-the-scenes, though, the actual house used for exterior shots of The Waltons reportedly met a similar, deliberately sinister fate. Accounts vary. Some attribute it to a disgruntled crew member. Showbiz CheatSheet writes that a serial arsonist got to the house and set it ablaze. Though it and many of the older cast members are no longer with us, some of these can still be seen in other shows to this day.

The show must go on

Though the original did mostly burn in that remarkable attack, the house used for the rest of The Waltons did see us for this show and shows after. Those who watch the comedy-drama Gilmore Girls can actually see the property, which came to be known as the Dragonfly Inn. In the show, Lorelai Gilmore purchases the lot when it’s rather rundown. With a lot of TLC, it becomes a revamped structure again.

The Waltons lives on in yet another show as well. John-Boy actor Richard Thomas escaped a fictional fire and got right back into the line of fire. This time, he played Special Agent Frank Gaad for FX’s The Americans. Of course, he’s not the other one who went on to other big-name shows. Be sure to catch up with all of the cast!

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

How Is Lisa Marie Presley In A $16 Million Debt Despite Inheriting Her Father’s Millions?

Aside from being a singer-songwriter and author, Lisa Marie Presley is well known because her…

7 hours ago

Did Dr. Nick Cause Elvis Presley’s Death?

Dr. Nick played an important and significant role in Elvis Presley's life. The doctor, whose…

9 hours ago

Danica McKellar Shares A Surprising Selfie With Another Former Hallmark Star

Danica McKellar and Candace Cameron Bure were once popular stars in the '90s. Danica was…

10 hours ago

Denise Richards Wears America Flag-Themed Bikini To Celebrate 4th Of July

Denise Richards took to Instagram to celebrate Independence Day while promoting the launch of her…

11 hours ago

See Michael Douglas As Benjamin Franklin In Upcoming Apple TV+ Series

Apple TV+ is working on a new series featuring Benjamin Franklin. Michael Douglas is set…

14 hours ago

Reba McEntire And Former ‘Reba’ Co-Star To Reunite For New Lifetime Movie

Reba McEntire is getting ready for another reunion with her former Reba co-star Melissa Peterman.…

15 hours ago