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TV Shows - Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie (often shortened to "Little House") is an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974, to March 21, 1983, bumping the long-running Adam-12 series to Tuesday nights. The show starred Michael Landon and chronicled the story of the Ingalls family living on a farm in Minnesota in the 1870s and 1880s. The Little House TV show was a loose adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House on the Prairie books. During the 1982-83 television season, after Michael Landon had left the show, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning. A three-hour compilation special called The Little House Years was aired in 1979. The series itself was preceded by a two-hour pilot movie that first aired on March 30, 1974.

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1 Albert burns down the school Alice Garvey and Mary's baby burn to death
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2 Day One Too much Cryin
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3 Albert is addicted to morphine they had to do a drug special?
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4 New kids in town James and Cassandra Cooper
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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6 Mary & Adam Arc They regain their sight!
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7 New kid in town Albert
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8 Never Boned Still rocks.
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9 Laura gets married She got really preachy
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10 A very special... The fire
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11 New kid in town Nancy Oleson
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12 Hair care Laura loses the pigtails
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13 A very special... Albert's drug problem
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14 Running Off Into The Distance When will Laura figure out that doesnt fix things?
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15 True Story Not Really True Almost everything about Mary is false
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16 A very special... every episode
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17 New kid in town Shannen Doherty
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18 The Last Episode. They blew up the whole town...REALLY?
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19 Exit Edwards, Enter Garvey Colorful Mr. Edwards replaced by dull Garvey
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1 Michael Landon's crying, which always looked more like the laughing-at-everything-until-you-are-crying seen at college weed parties. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 3, 2014, 3:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 How about that ridiculous episode where Nellie's restaurant becomes a "franchise" a'la Howard Johnson's. Never mind the very concept of franchise restaurants didn't exist in the 19th Century (Nathan's Hot Dogs was the first true "franchise" operation - 1916), and never mind the dude who appeared at the end, who was supposed to be Col. Harlan Sanders, wasn't born yet (Sanders was born in 1890). Oh, and southern Minnesota doesn't have hills, it's as flat as Iowa, the state it borders. In fact, the real Walnut Grove is as flat as a pancake. So yeah, lots of weird 20th Century items, events, and cultural references were somehow injected into a show set in Minnesota in the late 19th Century. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 3, 2014, 3:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Mary (who in real life died a spinster) gets married and has a baby who burns to death in a fire at the blind school she and her husband run. Nellie becomes a frontier entrepreneur, opening the first restaurant franchise in history. Colonel Sanders (born 1890) comes to town. Charles and Caroline adopt a boy who becomes addicted to morphine. This is all nutty enough, but when you realize the show was supposedly set in Minnesota of the 1870's and 1880's...well! And this brings up another point...each and every episode of this "wholesome" family show was filled with more tragedy than 10 years' worth of All My Children. Mary goes blind. Alice Garvey burns to death. Caroline tries to cut her own leg off while in a feverish delirium. Albert's girlfriend is brutally raped by a clown. Laura's house burns down. Albert becomes addicted to morphine. Caroline's baby dies. Mary's baby dies. Laura's baby dies. Albert dies. Then, Shannen Doherty shows up. Little House on the Prairie was proof positive that Michael Landon suffered from several personality disorders. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 3, 2014, 3:38 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I would like to know the hairdresser Michael Landon went to in the 1870s to achieve that lovely conditioned bouncy 1970s style. Pa Ingalls was ahead of his time. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 1, 2014, 6:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I cant remember seeing Pa bring in any crops from his farm in any episode. Feed your family and stop involving yourself in the towns folks drama. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 1, 2014, 6:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 The most ridiculous moment in TV history? When Mary and Adam take the kids from the school of the blind to the circus...HELLO!!!...what the hell were they doing there???? "Listening" to the circus??? WTF?! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:34 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
7 When Albert was addicted to morphine and kicked the habit after being locked away in some remote cabin with Pa (disturbingly vomiting) and Laura's narration at the end said how Albert one day returned to Walnut Grove as Doctor Albert Ingalls, fulfilling his dream of practicing medicine. The only problem is Albert died of a rare blood disease or something in a later episode and returned to Walnut Grove to die and climb a mountain with Laura ("SAY IT! MY BROTHER IS GONNA DIE!"). What's the deal with that? He didn't become a doctor because he died and climbed the mountain. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:33 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Explain to me the WHOLE town folding up and moving to the big city. How's that work? "Hey, everybody, the Ingall's are moving; Let's go!!!!" -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:28 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
9 When Mary hooked up with Adam, and then along came Hester Sue and the baby and the move to the city and the move back to Walnut Grove and the fire and Laura getting all bitchy with her new bun hairdo, and Carrie growing up and being the worst child actress on the planet and Grace never doing anything but sitting in that damned high chair and Caroline taking over at the restaurant and Nellie marrying the Jewish guy and everyone leaving town and James and Cassandra and Shannen Doherty and The New Beginning and top all that off with Charles's constant meddling (before he jumped ship of course), this show was non-stop jumping. My head is spinning just thinking of all this nonsense. Makes the early episodes so much sweeter. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:27 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Was Doc Baker also the town plastic surgeon? I seem to recall Laura's nose being a bit wider in the pre-bun hairdo days. Another thing I never noticed was the Clinique counter in Mr. Olsen's store. There had to have been one what with all the make-up Laura had packed on just to teach at that quaint little school house. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 How about when Pa threw one of his "I can't support my family" fits after some storm ruined his crops? They were going to sell the old homestead to two old people. The night before the move, they were all sitting around listening to Pa play a mournful tune on the fiddle when Laura excused herself to "be gettin to bed". When Ma started after her, this old, scraggly man that they had JUST met offered to go to Laura to listen to her troubles and THEY LET HIM GO! I realize these were simpler times, but that was very poor parenting judgment on their part! Kind of made me see this family unit in a whole new light. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:23 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 When Albert comes back to die and Pa makes Laura say "My brother is going to die." Wow. He should've been a grief counselor. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:22 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 What annoyed me the most was that even though it ran like 200 seasons, they never changed the theme music or opening credits until the very last year! I mean, really. Mary is blind, Laura is married, the Greenbush twins are pushing puberty...but yet they still show that cheesy title sequence where they're rugrats running down that damn grassy knoll? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:19 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Any one of the 50 times Mary went temporarily insane. Take your pick. And as previously stated, the men had '70's haircuts that couldn't conceivably have been maintained without blowdryers and massive amounts of Aquanet, but towards the end I even saw a girl in class with a mullet. That just insults my intelligence. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:16 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
15 To add to the list of ghastly, traumatic moments, how about the time when Mary and her friend were buck-naked in the swimming hole and the friend we'd never seen before goes under the dark water and never comes up? Later on the friend's mother kidnaps Laura and keeps her in her basement. To this day I can't swim in ponds or non-artificial bodies of water without recalling that moment and giving a little shudder. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:14 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 The show jumped the shark when Michael Landon wasn't happy with redoing LHOTP plots and started cannibalizing storylines from Bonanza. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:12 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
17 When the Olesons adopted Nancy and made her dress up and style her hair exactly like their original daughter Nellie did a few years earlier. As if this wasn't enough to make the viewer realize that she was supposed to be the "new" Nellie, we constantly heard Laura lament "she's just like Nellie." Even Nellie herself, when she returned for a visit would exclaim "she's just like I was." The plots were then centered around everyone sneaking around to teach Nancy a lesson about her antisocial behavior which didn't cut it in the perfect world of Walnut Grove. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:12 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 When Mary became blind and Albert came on the scene. Downhill from there! Lowest low was when Albert had to kick his heroin habit. YIKES. I didn't read that chapter in any of Laura Ingalls books!!! Why not Albert joins a gang of disinfranchised Amish or something? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 29, 2014, 5:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 i never could understand Nellie having her own restaurant in a small town like that.. or when the whole town relocated. i don't know why Michael Landon thought that would be a good idea for the series. The first few seasons of the show seemed realistic, though i think the Olsens would have been treated like outcasts because their spoiled lifestyle wouldn't have been relatable to their struggling neighbors -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on August 29, 2014, 8:36 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Everybody dies on this show. Not only guest characters but regular characters weren't safe either. Then they finally blow up the whole damn town. Damn! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 3:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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