I know, it's a long title and they're not even my words.
If you're worried this is going to be a post all about John Boy, then you're going to be disappointed, or not.
No, it's not about JB, but Richard Thomas - the fine actor who played him.
But there's more to him than his role in The Waltons - RT has an impressive CV. He began performing as a child and had appeared in classics such as Bonanza and Marcus Welby MD - all before he was adopted by The Waltons.
He's also made a fine living from TV movies - in fact he still does.
For many he will always be John Boy - and what's wrong with that?
Sigh all you like, John Boy's going to be a part of this blog for a very, very long time.
PS As I was searching for an image to illustrate the variety of work, I came across the one used here. What's so special? The actor on the right is John Ritter. He played Rev'd Fordwick...in...The...Waltons.