Little House on the Prairie: Season 8, Episode 4

Dark Sage (26 Oct. 1981)

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Dr. Baker is enthusiastic about his new assistant, a young university-trained physician named Caleb LeDoux ... until he realizes he is black. The Ingalls family are among the few to accept ... See full summary »

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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
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Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
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Cassandra Cooper Ingalls (as Missy Francis)
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Dr. Baker is enthusiastic about his new assistant, a young university-trained physician named Caleb LeDoux ... until he realizes he is black. The Ingalls family are among the few to accept Dr. LeDoux, while others' reactions range from prejudice to outright racism. Even Dr. Baker has a tough time concealing his prejudice. Then, a pregnant white woman is suffering from complications and must rely on LeDoux to save her life, but the woman's racist husband refuses to cooperate and Charles must intervene. The surgery is a success and both woman and her baby son are fine; Dr. Baker is stunned and realizes he must deal with his own prejudice ... by going all out to convince Dr. LeDoux to stay when he threatens to leave the community. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Nathan Sherman: It really gets under my skin. When I think of how many good men, like my brother, died fighting a war just so the likes of you could go to school...
Jenny Sherman: Nathan, please...
Nathan Sherman: I'm just sayin' what folks in town are thinkin'.
Dr. Caleb Ledoux: Mr. Sherman, I'm very well aware of how many good men died in that war. 646,392 good men to be exact.
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Bringing In The Sheaves
Lyrics by Knowles Shaw
Music by George A. Minor
Sung by the church congregation
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Don't know our own selves
27 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those episodes that make you stop and think "What would I do?" Dr. Baker hires a doctor to help him out, but he doesn't know that the doctor is black. Without even realizing it, he treats him differently. Dr. Baker continues to take all the calls. He fails to show up to introduce them to the church and lies about where he is. And when Charles has to force a man to let the doctor treat his wife, the new doctor decides that Walnut Grove isn't ready for the likes of them.

Harriet does her repeat of Hester Sue. Remember when she thought Hester Sue was french and she went to meet the train? Apparently she didn't learn her lesson then...

I think it's nice that Michael Landon and the gang let a citizen who we would never suspect to play such a role. In real life, that's the way it happens.


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