Last Episode05x13 Merry Christmas from Grandpa Aired: Aug. 04, 1989
On Christmas Eve, Jonathan portrays a future ravaged by pollution to three men who could help prevent it: An energy magnate, a farmer and the …
Series Fun Facts
- Among Hollywood insiders, the show was known as "Jesus of Malibu".
- In a scene in the first season episode, Hotel Of Dreams, Jonathan (Landon) criticises Mark (Victor French) for smoking, warning him that he smoked all his life and died of lung cancer.…
[show]In a scene in the first season episode, Hotel Of Dreams, Jonathan (Landon) criticises Mark (Victor French) for smoking, warning him that he smoked all his life and died of lung cancer. Michael Landon was himself a heavy, up to 80- a- day, chain smoker ( mostly unfiltered menthol cigarettes) and would die from advanced pancreatic cancer just seven years later at the age of just 54, within a few months of diagnosis. Victor French was also a life long heavy smoker and would die from lung cancer ( also just a couple of months after diagnosis) and also at the age of 54 in 1989.
- Viewers often assumed that Michael Landon was very religious due to the Christian themes in this series. However, according to Merlin Olsen, Landon never practiced any religion as an adult.