Little House on the Prairie: Season 7, Episode 8

Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You (17 Nov. 1980)

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Albert becomes a pen pal with a paraplegic girl.

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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
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Mary Ingalls Kendall (credit only)
Dorothy Butts ...
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Gillian Grant ...
Heather
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Martin Rudy ...
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Albert becomes a pen pal with a paraplegic girl.

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When Albert becomes pen pals with Leslie, it is around 1880 to 1881. Leslie tells Albert in her letters that she is captain of the basketball team. This is impossible, since basketball was not invented until 1891, ten years after Albert and Leslie became pen pals. See more »

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: I was just checking to see if you'd grown overnight. Apparently from the first line in your letter you are... uh... six feet, one inch tall?
Albert Quinn Ingalls: I can explain.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: And you're the fastest and tallest and most popular boy in Walnut Grove!
Albert Quinn Ingalls: If you'll just let me explain...
Laura Ingalls Wilder: And obviously the bravest since only yesterday, you saved your sister's life by leaping onto the back of a runaway horse, and you practically tore his ears off trying to get him to stop?
Albert Quinn Ingalls: Now, will you just listen for a minute and stop ...
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Should not happen
11 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Laura gives her students a class assignment to be pen pals with students in Mankato, Albert falls for the thirteen year old girl who writes him. Feeling impressed by her letter, he feels he must embellish on his letter to her – something Laura does not approve of. He talks Laura into letting him send the letter, but Laura lets him know she does not approve. The truth is, both Laura and his new friend are lying about who they are. I don't really care for her. I think she's rather snobby, and the look she has on her face when Albert comes to talk to her…well…she needed to good spanking or something! It's that reason I just couldn't believe there was really love between them. The relationship was built totally on lies! Some good father/son stuff here. I always love it when Charles has to make himself look good in front of his kids. His discovery of Albert on the train is priceless!


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