Little House on the Prairie: Season 3, Episode 4

Little Girl Lost (18 Oct. 1976)

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A broken-down drunk trying to forget his past may be little Carrie Ingalls's only hope of rescue after she falls into a deep hole while chasing a butterfly.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Wendell Loudy
Brian Part ...


A broken-down drunk trying to forget his past may be little Carrie Ingalls's only hope of rescue after she falls into a deep hole while chasing a butterfly.

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4 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes it can really stink to be a big sister. I mean, those little sisters are annoying, let all your bugs go, and just won't do what you tell them to do! But when something happens - like they slip down into a big hole and may be lost forever - you realize just how much you really do love them.

The episode was wonderful at playing with your emotions. Caroline, though I feel she may have overdone it a bit, was good at showing the grief she experienced at possibly having lost her little girl. Everyone came together. I loved how Dr. Baker became just one of the others. He wasn't a doctor, but a rescue worker. Sometimes I wish things were still this simple...

The highlight of this episode, though, was the drunk who was trying to show that he was important. Mr. Hanson made me upset in this episode. I hated the way he treated the drunk (sorry, can't remember his name at the moment). I think he was truly unfair. I think when he showed up at the rescue sight and took over, it was cruel. I think Charles should have let Mr. Hanson know that he was handling things just fine...

Anyways, I'm sure it's no surprise that everything turned out okay...

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