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"Little House on the Prairie" No Beast So Fierce (1982)

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Director:
Writers:
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) ...
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Original Air Date:
4 January 1982 (Season 8, Episode 12)
Genre:
Plot:
Gideon Hale is a 9-year-old boy with a speech impediment; he stutters. Everyone at Walnut Grove School tease the boy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Landon 
 
Writing credits
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by)

Carole Raschella  writer
Michael Raschella  writer

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Loeffler 
 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
 
Makeup Department
Damion .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Miles Middough .... production manager (as Miles S. Middough)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (as Ron Martinez)
Brad Yacobian .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Glen R. Feldman .... property master
Michael P. Hunter .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anthony F. Brissinger .... sound recordist
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Farmer .... gaffer
Ron Housiaux .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael R. Faeth .... costumer: men
Linda Taylor .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Fred Prior .... music editor
 
Other crew
Chris Abbott .... story editor
Don Balluck .... executive story consultant
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Duane Toler .... script supervisor
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller
Kevin King .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blanche Hanalis  developed for television by
Ande Lamb 

Produced by
Winston Miller .... producer (7 episodes 1974)
 
Makeup Department
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (7 episodes 1982) (as Lynn Reynolds)
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist (8 episodes 1977 and 4 episodes 1981)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buck Edwards .... second assistant director (episode "Chicago (1981)" and multiple episodes 1982-1983)
Robert Enrietto .... assistant director (7 episodes 1982-1983)
James B. Greer .... second assistant director (6 episodes 1979-1980)
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (11 episodes 1982-1983) (as Ron Martinez)
Reid Rummage .... assistant director (21 episodes in seasons 6, 8 and 9)
 
Sound Department
Donna Anderson .... utility sound
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Barry Thomas .... sound recordist (13 episodes 1977) (as Barry D. Thomas)
 
Stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Jack Lilley .... stunt coordinator
George Orrison .... stunts
Neil Summers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip (1979-1980)
Ron Housiaux .... key grip (1979-1983)
Kenji Takama .... camera intern
 
Casting Department
Dottie O'Brien .... extras casting
John O'Brien .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... costumer: men (17 episodes 1982-1983) (as Dallas Dornan)
 
Music Department
John Massari .... orchestrator (1980-1983)
 
Other crew
John T. Dugan .... story consultant (9 episodes 1978)
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse
Michael Thomas Slifkin .... kid's talent coach (1979-1981)
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor (4 episodes 1983)
 
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Goofs:
Factual errors: When Caroline finds Gideon who has been missing for days his hair is combed neatly and his clothes in perfect condition.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Ingalls:I wouldn't worry, I think the odds favor it
[to James when he hopes Gideon is home safe]
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A Beast so Fierce, 16 November 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

This episode focuses on James and a little boy named Gideon. Gideon is new in school,and James befriends him right off. But the kids make fun of him because he stutters. James doesn't want to be like them, but eventually gives in. Gideon is very upset - the one person he could trust is no longer his friend!

James feels awful. Charles decides to take him on a trip with him where they meet a wild dog. The dog doesn't like Charles, but is taken with James. He saves them from robbers one night and a bear the next morning.

Meanwhile, Caroline joins in the search for Gideon. Why she has success where the parents fail is a mystery, but she does.

The episode is a good lesson about how untrue the sticks and stones saying is. Words do hurt - and kill friendships!

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