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Marvin's Garden 

After nearly drowning, Jenny befriends a retired Doctor.


(as Michael Rhodes)


(developed for television by), (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode credited cast:
Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Nels Oleson (credit only)
Isaiah Edwards
Dr. Hiram Baker
Willie Oleson
Lindsay Kennedy ...
Jeb Carter
David Friedman ...
Jason Carter
Leslie Landon ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dr. Jenkins


After nearly drowning, Jenny befriends a retired Doctor.

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Release Date:

3 January 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Laura Ingalls Wilder: [voice-over] Within a few months, Jenny was running to school and by the end of the year, it was as though the accident had never happened. Jenny was Marvin's last patient and he was proud.
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References The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) See more »

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I'm different!
28 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is the second time in this shortened season that Jenny almost drowns and is saved by Jeb Carter. This time, though, it was an accident and she suffers injury. Because of lack of oxygen, her body is weakened and her speech is affected. Laura and Almanzo are told there's nothing more the doctors can do, so they bring her home.

Almanzo wants to push Jenny, but Laura wants to coddle her. Jenny finally starts spending time with a doctor recently forced into retirement because of his eyesight. Under his loving care, Jenny becomes stronger. He announces it's time for her to return to school, but school is a lot harder than she ever expected!

This episode is pretty good. Almanzo is a bit more vocal, though I still liked the earlier Almanzo better - the one who lost his temper and actually told Laura vocally what he thought instead of letting her make all the choices and run his life...In this one, Almanzo told Laura in that quiet way of his that Jenny would continue her visits to Marvin.

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