Little House on the Prairie: Season 1, Episode 24

Founder's Day (7 May 1975)

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Walnut Groves' Founder's Day festivities promise fun and friendly competition for all except aging logger and "Bull of the Woods" Jim Tyler, who secretly fears losing the log chopping ... See full summary »

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Walnut Groves' Founder's Day festivities promise fun and friendly competition for all except aging logger and "Bull of the Woods" Jim Tyler, who secretly fears losing the log chopping contest, and with it his self respect, to a younger, stronger Charles Ingalls. Written by shepherd1138

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In future episodes, Mrs. Olsen cannot cook. See more »

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Although the show is definitely dated in the 1870s, the march that the band plays throughout this episode, the 'Washington Post March' by John Philip Sousa, was not written until 1889. See more »

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Harriet Oleson: I was thinking about uh... your children.
Caroline Ingalls: You were?
Harriet Oleson: Mm hm. Mary and Laura... I mean... well, don't feel too badly. Dome children are just better coordinated than others.
Caroline Ingalls: What?
Harriet Oleson: Well yes. I suppose I'm just a doting mother, but... well, Nellie and Willie are just very, very good at sports. I guess they take after me. I was very athletic when I was a youngster.
Caroline Ingalls: Really? Well, I'm sure that had something to do with it. You know, those things are handed down from generation to generation.
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Everybody's a winner in their own way
25 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode shows a founders day celebration - the first for the Ingalls, and the last that we see. It seems everyone is competitive in this episode. Charles is offended by an older man who claims to be better than him at chopping woods since Charles is just a farmer.

Caroline is worried about winning the pie baking contest. Her competition is Harried, which I find quite amusing. In later episodes, Harriet can't cook to save her life. I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but she seems to be really good at a lot of things at the moment.

I won't give the results of the contests, but I'll just say that sometimes it's not about who wins - it's about what we learn from not winning that counts. And I think all the Ingalls learned some lessons along the way. Did Charles do the right thing in the end? Well, I tend to think so.


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