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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 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 Little House jumped when the entire town of Walnut Grove picked up and moved to Winoka...and then moved right back without losing anyone along the way except Miss Beadle. This was a harbinger of unrealistic, ridiculously melodramatic things to come as the show veered off into soap opera territory, and what had previously been a charming, believable historical drama became a pulpit for Michael Landon's issue of the week. The Winoka move marked the turning point after which the original storylines of Laura Ingalls Wilder were eschewed in favor of wildly improbable, overdramatized plots and the spunky, independent, but sweet character of Laura was replaced with a bossy, condescending, bad-tempered, out of control teenager who fancied herself a "woman" in love with a man twice her age. The final jump was when unraveling the pigtails and taking a substitute teaching assignment miraculously transformed Laura into an adult at the ripe old age of sixteen. Watching Almanzo, a grown man, kiss the mousy-voiced adolescent Laura, still a student in Miss Wilder's classroom, was a little disturbing, and it was even more disturbing when he demands that Pa marry her off to him after just a few months of courting and then proceeds to abandon her when she won't immediately elope with him. From then on, Laura became an uptight snot and Almanzo became an immature, hot-headed chauvenist. I guess they deserved each other. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 3:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 The ridiculous "blind school's on fire" episode. First, what kind of fire is this that creates no smoke? Interesting. Secondly, Mr. Garvey's wife was killed by Albert's careless smoking of the pipe. Mr. Garvey is not dealing well with the death and turns to alcohol. Then, he finds out that Albert is the one that killed his wife. And then he volunteers to help Pa search for missing Albert. And Pa lets him. Yeah, that's a good idea, Pa. Your son just killed your best friend's wife, and you think it might be good idea to have him "help." Right. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 3:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Albert ruined Little House. Period. Why they felt it necessary to throw this brat in after 5 seasons is beyond me. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 3:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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