Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

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 Laura Ingalls / ... (205 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Charles Ingalls / ... (187 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Carrie Ingalls / ... (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
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 Carrie Ingalls / ... (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
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 Caroline Ingalls (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
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 Mary Ingalls / ... (163 episodes, 1974-1981)
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 Harriet Oleson (153 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Nels Oleson (147 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Willie Oleson (140 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Dr. Hiram Baker (113 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Nellie Oleson / ... (104 episodes, 1974-1982)
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 Albert Quinn Ingalls / ... (89 episodes, 1976-1983)
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Based on the popular "Little House" book series by Laura Ingalls-Wilder, this hour long dramatic series followed the frontier lives of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and their three young daughters: Mary, Laura and Carrie. Written by Phil Fernando

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Little House: A New Beginning  »

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In the episode, Little House on the Prairie: Here Come the Brides (1977), Scottie MacGregor was actually injured in the scene where Mrs. Olson falls off the horse. Because MacGregor was unable to do the next sequence, Ruth Foster (who plays Mrs. Foster in the show) dressed in Mrs. Olson's costume and filmed the scene for her instead. See more »

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One of the inconsistencies of the show was its time-line. In the shows first few seasons it would jump back and forth between the the mid 1870s to the early 1880s with little regard for continuity. See more »

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Mrs. Oleson: You disgraced me in front of the town.
Reverend Robert Alden: [trying to heal their broken marriage] Please - there must be forgiveness!
Nelson "Nels" Oleson: Don't talk to me about forgiveness 'til you lived with a woman like that!
Mrs. Oleson: tssskkk
[both of them leave the church]
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This was an inspiring series
4 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've also read the negative comments and I have none. I've noticed some of the things that were mentioned but so what? What's wrong with showing emotion and crying? What's the problem with bringing new characters on for just one episode? That's the way shows are done, which should be obvious to all adults by now - if they've watched at least, well.....*anything* in film. I've been part of filming many times and I can tell you honestly that Michael Landon would have been a dream to work with. Melissa Gilbert is a pro and I absolutely adore her work. She remains one of my favorite actors to this day. The rest of the players are priceless. I'm 41 now and I was growing up watching this show and I just wonder how in the world could a parent NOT want their child to watch something like that? I learned so much from the storylines, and they taught me the meaning of goodness and purity. Little House was the epitome of good. They brought to light many situations and the best solutions to them and in most cases no one was ever hurt(unless an emotional learning experience). And not even Jack drowned. :o) If you want a wholesome show that the family will love and will benefit from, this is it. Not even the Waltons can top this one, and I love that show. Overlook the discrepancies that were mentioned here and you won't be sorry you took the chance. I came here to post because I saw that the first season of Little House is coming out and I would love for others to benefit. I just wish they'd filmed it in the past 5 years so my son could've been part of it. :o)


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