Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Laura: Why don't you give like the rest of the children?
Nellie Oleson: My mother say's we're not like the rest of the children!
Laura: I suppose she's right.
Caroline: I'll be working for Nellie. It's not the same.
Charles: Besides a few pounds, there's no difference.
Laura: I wanted to clean the blackboards extra good today, to make up for being late.
Mary Ingalls Kendall: And talking in class?
Laura: I was NOT talking!
Mary Ingalls Kendall: You were, too!
Laura: Was NOT! Nellie was TALKING and I was ANSWERING.
Laura: I hate that Nellie Oleson!
Caroline: Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
Charles: Your ma's right, half-pint. Now on the way home, we'll try and think of some!
Nellie Oleson: Half the time, you don't even SMELL like a girl! You're either sweaty, or you stink of fish!
Laura: Well... I sweat a lot and I fish a lot!
Mrs. Oleson: [after an argument] Mrs. Ingalls, we will not be requiring any more eggs in the immediate future.
Caroline: Mrs. Oleson, the hens will be RELIEVED to hear that!
Alice Garvey: Sometimes I wonder how Harriet Oleson has managed to stay alive for as long as she has!
Laura: You know something, Mary...?
Mary Ingalls Kendall: No, what?
Laura: Life sure is a lot easier when you don't like boys!
Mrs. Oleson: [to her husband, who holds a shotgun, when they catch daughter Nellie with her new husband] Nels - make her a WIDOW!
Albert Quinn Ingalls: Ma, please don't tell me I'm too young to know how I feel!
Caroline: I wasn't going to tell you that, and don't ever raise your voice to me while you live in this house.
Mrs. Oleson: If God wanted me to talk with my hands, he wouldn't have given me a mouth.
Nelson "Nels" Oleson: [looks toward the camera very seriously] I guess even God can make mistakes!
Nelson "Nels" Oleson: [to Mrs. Oleson] You should be locked up in a cage and fed with a stick; you have made life miserable for everyone.
Mrs. Oleson: My back is killing me again...
[in the presence of Mrs. Ingalls]
Nelson "Nels" Oleson: [doing inventory on his shoes] ... and again, and again...
Mrs. Oleson: What did you say?
Nelson "Nels" Oleson: I'm just counting these shoe sizes dear. And a ten and a ten, four sizes.
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]