As a prank to make him look foolish, the older boys of Walnut Grove school nominate the object of their practical jokes, gentle Elmer Dobkins, to run for class president against popular Mary Ingalls and wealthy Nellie Oleson. While Mary and Nellie wage their campaigns with promises of popcorn and gum balls, Mr. Dobkins witnesses his son being teased by the older boys and, when he finds out why Elmer was nominated, angrily orders him to pull out of the election. But, when election day comes and the race seems too close to call, a cruel act and children tired of being bullied decide the outcome. Written by
Did You Know?
Michael Landon's children, Leslie and Michael Landon Jr portrayed Kate and Jim in this episode. See more
It is my pleasure and honor to stand before you today and candidate to be your president. There are many reasons why you should vote for me. First because my mother is the member of the school board... and finally, you should vote for me because my mother will give a party if I win. Cake and ice cream for everyone, and everyone who votes for me is invited!