Little House on the Prairie

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Little House on the PrairieBased on Laura Ingalls Wilder's series of "Little House" books, this drama series revolved around the 1870s adventures of the Ingalls family -- father Charles, mother Caroline, eldest daughter Mary, middle daughter/narrator Laura and youngest daughter Carrie -- who owned a farm in Walnut Grove, Minn., during the late 1800s, and the daughters all attended school where they were annoyed by bratty Nellie Oleson. As the years went on, Mary lost her eyesight and moved away to teach at a school for the blind, and the Ingalls family moved to the Dakota territory --and back. Laura met Almanzo Wilder, a man who would ultimately become her husband. During the ninth and final season, Charles and Caroline sold their farm and moved away, leaving Laura and Almanzo in Walnut Grove.
S7, EP20 "I Do, Again"Caroline and Laura announce their pregnancies together, but Caroline's visit to the doctor devastates her.
S7, EP21 "The Lost Ones"Charles sees two children (Jason Bateman, Missy Francis) lose their parents in an accident.
S7, EP22 "The Lost Ones"Charles looks for the orphans who fled from the cruelty of their adopted home.
S2, EP20 "Centennial"A Russian emigrant (Theodore Bikel) objects to cancellation of the centennial party.
S2, EP21 "Soldier's Return"A gentle and sensitive musician returns to Walnut Grove to resume his career as a teacher.
S2, EP22 "Going Home"A crop-destroying tornado convinces Charles to sell the farm and return to his old home.
S2, EP7 "Remember Me"A dying widow (Patricia Neal) asks the Ingalls to help find homes for her children.
S8, EP1 "The Reincarnation of Nellie"The Olesons take in a girl from the orphanage to take the place of Nellie, who has moved to New York.
S2, EP8 "Remember Me"When it appears the widow's children must be separated, Mr. Edwards makes an announcement.
S8, EP2 "The Reincarnation of Nellie"Nancy Oleson causes havoc as she schemes to win the lead in the school festival.
S2, EP10 "At the End of the Rainbow"Laura thinks she has found gold and imagines the glamorous life it can buy.
S8, EP3 "Growin' Pains"James, the Ingallses' newly adopted son, decides that there isn't enough room for him in their small house and runs away.
S2, EP11 "The Gift"Laura and Mary's plans to raise money for the pastor's birthday by investing the Sunday-school funds backfire.
S3, EP1 "The Collection"A man (Johnny Cash) dressed as a cleric and his wife (June Carter Cash) claim to be on a mission of mercy.
S3, EP2 "Bunny"Nellie feigns injury after an argument with Laura, then tries to manipulate others.
S3, EP3 "The Race"After having her horse shod for the annual race, Laura learns that the Olesons have purchased an expensive racehorse for Nellie.
S2, EP12 "His Father's Son"Mr. Edwards' adopted son, an avid reader, shows no interest in hunting.
S8, EP4 "Dark Sage"Overworked Dr. Baker is shocked to discover his new medical partner (Don Marshall) is black.
S2, EP13 "The Talking Machine"A voice-recording device broadcasts Laura's love for a new boy (Eric Shea) all over town.
S8, EP5 "A Wiser Heart"Laura's college class brings romantic pressure from the professor and a confrontation with Eliza Jane.
S2, EP14 "The Pride of Walnut Grove"When Caroline is away with Mary at an arithmetic championship, Laura has a hard time filling her mother's shoes at home.
S8, EP6 "Gambini the Great"The children of Walnut Grove idolize an aging daredevil and endanger themselves by attempting his stunts.
S2, EP15 "A Matter of Faith"A deadly infection fells Caroline before she can join her family on a camping trip.
S3, EP12 "I'll Ride the Wind"Mr. Edwards' adopted son, John, refuses a college scholarship when Mary agrees to be his wife.
S3, EP5 "The Monster of Walnut Grove"Laura thinks she saw Mr. Oleson kill his wife, but no one believes her.
S3, EP6 "Journey in the Spring"Charles rushes back to Wisconsin after he learns his mother has died and his father is suicidal with grief.
S8, EP7 "The Legend of Black Jake"Mr. Oleson seeks revenge on his wife after she refuses to pay a small ransom to his bumbling kidnappers.
S8, EP8 "Chicago"Charles travels to Chicago to console his old friend Isaiah Edwards when the man's young son is killed in an accident.
S8, EP9 "For the Love of Nancy"A fat, sensitive boy withstands classmates' taunts but gets angry when Nancy spurns him.
S3, EP7 "Journey in the Spring"Charles' father stays with the Ingalls, but an incident with Laura deepens his depression.
S3, EP8 "Fred"Laura cannot understand why the rest of the family doesn't like her cranky billy goat.
S3, EP9 "Bully Boys"Charles tries to tolerate three bullies, until they assault his family.
S8, EP10 "Wave of the Future"Mrs. Oleson converts her restaurant to "fast food," but her success causes problems.
S8, EP11 "A Christmas They Never Forgot"The entire Ingalls family, trapped inside the house by a sudden snowstorm, spends Christmas Eve reminiscing about past Christmases.
S8, EP12 "No Beast So Fierce"James accompanies his father on a long journey after learning that his new friend Gideon has run away from home.
S3, EP11 "Blizzard"The community's children are trapped by a sudden snowstorm while on their way home from school. With Michael Landon and Karen Grassle.
S3, EP4 "Little Girl Lost"A drunken former miner (John Ireland) must rescue Carrie from a deep hole.
S3, EP13 "Quarantine"When Mr. Edwards takes his deathly ill daughter to a mountain cabin to nurse her, Laura tries to help.
S8, EP13 "Stone Soup"Laura endangers her health and the life of her unborn child when she fights to keep a newly planted fruit orchard alive.
S8, EP14 "The Legacy"Charles learns a painful lesson about human nature when he leaves the farm to become a carver of fine furniture.
S8, EP15 "Uncle Jed"An elderly relative of James and Cassandra arrives in Walnut Grove with the news that he plans to sue for their custody.
S3, EP10 "The Hunters"Laura asks help from a blind recluse (Burl Ives) and his trapper son (Johnny Crawford) when Charles has a hunting accident.
S3, EP14 "Little Women"Mrs. Oleson casts Nellie as lead in the children's play; a girl plots marriage for her widowed mother.
S3, EP16 "To Live With Fear"Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson) needs an immediate operation, so Charles (Michael Landon) leaves the farm for a dangerous high-paying job.
S8, EP16 "Second Chance"Hester Sue's estranged husband arrives in Walnut Grove and convinces Charles and Caroline to help him win her back.
S8, EP19 "A Promise to Keep"Mr. Edwards almost alienates the Ingalls when he stays with them after alcoholism ruins his marriage.
S8, EP20 "A Faraway Cry"Caroline faces an agonizing decision when she agrees to help a childhood friend whose illness threatens the life of her newborn baby.
S3, EP15 "Injun Kid"The family tries to help a boy who was rejected by the townsfolk because his father was an Indian warrior.
"Little House on the Prairie"Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's series of "Little House" books, this drama series revolved around the 1870s adventures of the Ingalls family -- father Charles, mother Caroline, eldest daughter Mary, middle daughter/narrator Laura and youngest daughter Carrie -- who owned a farm in Walnut Grove, Minn., during the late 1800s, and the daughters all attended school where they were annoyed by bratty Nellie Oleson. As the years went on, Mary lost her eyesight and moved away to teach at a school for the blind, and the Ingalls family moved to the Dakota territory --and back. Laura met Almanzo Wilder, a man who would ultimately become her husband. During the ninth and final season, Charles and Caroline sold their farm and moved away, leaving Laura and Almanzo in Walnut Grove.
S8, EP21 "He Was Only Twelve"Charles, Albert and Mr. Edwards follow the bank robbers who shot innocent bystander James.
S8, EP22 "He Was Only Twelve"James' impending death prompts a religious revelation for Charles.
S9, EP3 "Welcome to Olesonville"An elderly farmer (Lew Ayres) urges Almanzo to run for mayor to oppose Mrs. Oleson.
S3, EP17 "To Live With Fear"Charles (Michael Landon) risks his life and the lives of his crew by rushing a tunnel-dynamiting job. With Karen Grassle.
S3, EP18 "The Wisdom of Solomon"A black boy (guest star Todd Bridges) enslaves himself to the Ingallses in exchange for an education. With Michael Landon and Karen Grassle.
S3, EP19 "The Music Box"Nightmares plague Laura (Melissa Gilbert) after she steals a small toy. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle and Melissa Sue Anderson.
S9, EP1 "Times Are Changing"Charles bids a tearful farewell to Laura after selling his small home and farm to John and Sarah Carter.
S9, EP2 "Times Are Changing"Jenny blames herself for Royal's death; Jeb Carter overcomes fear to save Jenny from drowning.
S9, EP4 "Rage"A deranged man (Robert Loggia) attacks his wife and child, then takes Laura and her daughter hostage.
S3, EP20 "The Election"Mary and Nellie (Melissa Sue Anderson, Alison Arngrim) run against each other for class president. With Michael Landon and Karen Grassle.
S3, EP21 "Gold Country"Ruined crops force Charles and his family to leave Walnut Grove and try their luck in the gold camps.
S3, EP22 "Gold Country"Charles (Michael Landon) regrets uprooting his family to the camps until he gets gold fever. With Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson and Melissa Gilbert.
S9, EP5 "Little Lou"Mrs. Oleson's prejudice troubles a former circus dwarf (Billy Barty) who is trying to raise his daughter alone.
S9, EP6 "The Wild Boy"Townspeople rescue a mute boy whom a carnival owner has been using as an attraction.
S9, EP7 "The Wild Boy"Mr. Edwards is determined the carnival owner will not regain custody of the mute boy.
S4, EP1 "Castoffs"A lonely elderly woman tries to settle in Walnut Grove. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson and Melissa Gilbert.
S4, EP2 "Times of Change"Charles and Mary (Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson) take their first trip to Chicago. With Karen Grassle and Melissa Gilbert.
S4, EP3 "My Ellen"Tragedy strikes after Laura (Melissa Gilbert) convinces a mother to let her daughter go swimming in the creek. With Michael Landon and Karen Grassle.
S9, EP8 "The Return of Nellie"Nancy gets angry when her competition, Mrs. Nellie Oleson Dalton, visits Walnut Grove.
S9, EP9 "The Empire Builders"Walnut Grove's citizens are delighted over a new railroad, then learn many farmers will lose their land.
S9, EP10 "Love"Isaiah does not find the support of his friends when he falls in love with a 19-year-old blind woman.
S4, EP4 "The Handyman"Gossip flies about Caroline and a man (Gil Gerard) building her kitchen in exchange for room and board.
S4, EP5 "The Wolves"A pack of wild dogs, crazed with hunger, kills the livestock of Walnut Grove farmers. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson and Melissa Gilbert.
S4, EP6 "The Creeper of Walnut Grove"After an unknown thief plagues Walnut Grove, Laura (Melissa Gilbert) and her friend investigate. With Michael Landon and Karen Grassle.
S9, EP11 "Alden's Dilemma"A visiting young minister creates suspicion among the men of Walnut Grove when he holds secret meetings.
S9, EP12 "Marvin's Garden"Dr. Haynes takes on Jenny Wilder as his final patient when an accident leaves her partially paralyzed.
S9, EP14 "Sins of the Fathers"A visit from Sarah Carter's arrogant and demanding father creates havoc with their simple family life.
S2, EP16 "The Runaway Caboose"Charles and Mr. Edwards race to rescue Mary, Laura and a friend from a runaway caboose.
S2, EP17 "Troublemaker"A strict teacher (Richard Basehart) develops an instant dislike for Laura.
S2, EP18 "The Long Road Home"Charles and Mr. Edwards join two others (Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Jaeckel) to transport explosives.
S2, EP19 "For My Lady"Rumors fly when Charles performs odd jobs for a widow (Mariette Hartley) to get a china set for Caroline.
S7, EP19 "Blind Justice"Adam's first client on returning to Walnut Grove is a man accused of cheating the townspeople in a land fraud.
S7, EP18 "Sylvia"Albert decides to take matters into his own hands when he hears that Sylvia's father is planning to move her to another state.
S7, EP17 "Sylvia"Albert falls in love with a 14-year-old girl who lives in a world of fear after being attacked by a rapist.
S7, EP16 "Goodbye Mrs. Wilder"Mrs. Oleson's constant interference prompts Laura to quit as Walnut Grove's teacher.
S7, EP15 "Make a Joyful Noise"Joe Kagan works up the courage to court Hester Sue, and learns she plans to marry an undertaker (Mel Stewart).
S7, EP14 "The Nephews"Laura and Almanzo make the mistake of agreeing to care for his nephews while their parents are on vacation.
S2, EP9 "The Camp-Out"Mrs. Oleson complicates the Ingallses' long-awaited camping vacation by deciding that she and her family should go along.
S2, EP6 "The Spring Dance"Laura and Widow Snider (Bonnie Bartlett) scheme to get dates for the spring dance.
S2, EP5 "Haunted House"Laura decides to find out for herself if a hermit (John Anderson) is really a maniac.
S2, EP4 "The Big Inning"The Green-Stockings of Sleepy Eye challenge the men of Walnut Grove to a baseball game.
S2, EP3 "Ebenezer Sprague"Laura makes friends with a local fisherman, unaware he is also the new town banker with the reputation of being mean.
S2, EP2 "Four Eyes"Mary's failing eyes cause problems with her schoolwork, forcing Charles to seek help.
S2, EP1 "The Richest Man in Walnut Grove"A company owing money to Charles goes bankrupt, leaving him deeply in debt.
S1, EP24 "Founder's Day"A tough logger's (Forrest Tucker) disdain goads Charles into the Founder's Day chopping contest.
S1, EP23 "To See the World"A farm boy (Mitch Vogel) takes Mr. Edward's tales to heart and heads to the big city.
S1, EP22 "Survival"The Ingalls family, returning from a trip to the city, is stopped by a U.S. marshal looking for a Sioux renegade.
S1, EP21 "Money Crop"A school-trained farmer (Alan Fudge) convinces Charles to switch from wheat to a new corn variety.
S1, EP20 "Child of Pain"Caroline volunteers Charles to keep a round-the-clock watch on a drunken, abusive father.
S1, EP19 "The Circus Man"A traveling showman (Red Buttons) hawks a supposedly medicinal powder from India.
S1, EP18 "Plague"Doc Baker drafts Charles to help townspeople quarantined during a typhus outbreak.
S1, EP17 "Doctor's Lady"Doc Baker falls in love treating Mrs. Oleson's niece for an injured arm.
S1, EP16 "Family Quarrel"The Olesons separate after arguing about the quality of the Ingalls' eggs.
S1, EP15 "Christmas at Plum Creek"The Ingalls struggle with limited funds as they decide on Christmas gifts.
S1, EP14 "The Lord Is My Shepherd"A mountain man (Ernest Borgnine) helps Laura deal with guilt over the baby's death.
S1, EP13 "The Lord Is My Shepherd"Feeling rejected, Laura does not pray for the recovery of her sickly newborn brother.
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's series of "Little House" books, this drama series revolved around the 1870s adventures of the Ingalls family -- father Charles, mother Caroline, eldest daughter Mary, middle daughter/narrator Laura and youngest daughter Carrie -- who owned a farm in Walnut Grove, Minn., during the late 1800s, and the daughters all attended school where they were annoyed by bratty Nellie Oleson. As the years went on, Mary lost her eyesight and moved away to teach at a school for the blind, and the Ingalls family moved to the Dakota territory --and back. Laura met Almanzo Wilder, a man who would ultimately become her husband. During the ninth and final season, Charles and Caroline sold their farm and moved away, leaving Laura and Almanzo in Walnut Grove.
Original Air Date: Sep 11, 1974
Genres: DramaTV Series
Rating: TVG
Playback: HD
3 seasons available on demand (25 episodes)
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