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The High Cost of Being Right 

After the Garveys' grain-filled barn burns down and leaves them with no crop to sell, proud Jonathan refuses to accept help from anyone, even his wife Alice, and their marriage is put to ... See full summary »

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Mary Ingalls (credit only)
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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) (credit only)
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Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux)
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After the Garveys' grain-filled barn burns down and leaves them with no crop to sell, proud Jonathan refuses to accept help from anyone, even his wife Alice, and their marriage is put to the test when neither half of the stubborn couple will consider the other's solution to the problem. Written by shepherd1138

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14 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode was originally written for the Edwards family. But since Victor French had decided to leave for another show, writer Don Balluck changed the script to make it about the Garveys. See more »

Goofs

During the barn fire, 'Jonathan' (or at least the stuntman) is shown with much of his upper body and clothes engulfed in flames for sometime until they are eventually extinguished. This would almost certainly have resulted in life-threatening/changing burns, but, the next day, Jonathan only has two relatively minor burns on his arm and back, which don't appear to bother him much, at all. See more »

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Charles Ingalls: [Charles burst out laughing in the middle of the Garvey's argument during divorce court]
Jonathan Garvey: You better tell me why you're laughing!
Charles Ingalls: He says that she says that he said she said... You didn't... She didn't say you were crazy, you said you were crazy.
Jonathan Garvey: Well, what did she say?
Charles Ingalls: [Still laughing uncontrollably] I don't know what she said.
Jonathan Garvey: [Charles' laughter is catching. Soon, they are all laughing about it. Suddenly, the Garvey's are in each other's arms, still laughing]
Judge Picker: [bangs his gavel] I want everyone to ...
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