Ralph Waite has died.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Festering Esper, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Festering Esper

    Festering Esper Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Under your bed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Ralph Waite who played John Walton Sr on The Walton's has passed away. He was 85. Good night "John".
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    Wherever you go, there you are.
    Almost exactly simultaneous postings of the two RIP threads, but this one must have been a few seconds earlier since the other one logged in above it on the list of topics.

    Rest in peace, Ralph Waite.
  3. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Land of Enchantment
    That's sad.

    I never liked the Waltons--probably because I was forced to watch it when I was a kid, but I really liked him on NCIS. He was perfect for Gibbs Sr.

  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 7, 2006
    Hill for Hill
    Saw this on CNN earlier. Quite sad.
  5. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
  6. AgentCoop

    AgentCoop Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    "The Waltons" is a show that most people look down on (and perhaps rightly so, later seasons were quite insipid), but the first two or three seasons were actually rather good. R.I.P. John Walton.
  7. Noseless Ash

    Noseless Ash Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 4, 2009
    RIP Mr. Waite. Loved him as Gibbs' dad and a Booth's grand dad.
  8. Tulin

    Tulin Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    With the most wonderful man in the world!
    I was the same - to this day when I hear that music, it kinda gives me this depressive feeling. "Little House on the Prairie" is the same for me. Couldn't stand those provincial shows where life always seemed SO hard and it took all your energy simply to eke out an existence.

    I was a "Brady Bunch"/"Eight Is Enough"/"Partridge Family" kid.
  9. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
    We loved the Waltons growing up.

    When we were on family trips, mom used to measure time by "Waltons" and "Brady Bunches" (as in: "How much longer?" "Two Waltons and a Brady Bunch.").

  10. T'Boo

    T'Boo Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

    Apr 1, 2000
    T'Bonz - Across the Neutral Zone
    I loved the Waltons, but pretty much, after Grandpa died, the show kinda jumped the shark. When I bought some of the seasons, I did 1-7 and skipped the inferior last few years.

    RIP Ralph.
  11. Bloody Green Shirt

    Bloody Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 1, 2005
    Green Shirt
    Yeah, kinda like it is today. :brickwall:
  12. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Mar 12, 2005
    Good rest to him.

    Never a Waltons fan, but he was in a great alt.history film, Timequest, with the mighty Bruce Campbell. Watch it if you haven't seen it.
  13. Keith1701

    Keith1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Warner Robins Georgia
    That is sad for sure. Rest in Peace.