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"Little House on the Prairie" The Return of Mr. Edwards (1979)

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Director:
Writers:
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) and
Arthur Heinemann (writer)
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Original Air Date:
5 November 1979 (Season 6, Episode 8)
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Plot:
When Isaiah Edwards loses his will to live after a crippling logging accident, a letter to Walnut Grove from his worried wife, Grace, brings Charles and Laura back to the big woods to try to help their old friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Landon 
 
Writing credits
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by)

Arthur Heinemann  writer

Produced by
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander (director of photography) (as Ted Voigtländer)
 
Film Editing by
Jerry Taylor 
 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miles Middough .... assistant director (as Miles S. Middough)
Reid Rummage .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dean Wilson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
Frank Meadow .... sound recordist (as Frank Meadows)
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
Lon Massey III .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richalene Kelsay .... costumer: women
Mike Termini .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant (as Edward P. Ancona)
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Fred Prior .... music editor
 
Other crew
John T. Dugan .... executive story consultant
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller (as Gary Wohlleben)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: While the electric chair was introduced in New York in 1890, information given in previous episodes shows that this takes place in at least 1891. In season 5's There's No Place Like Home: Part 2, Lars Hanson told Doc Baker he had settled there and founded Walnut Grove 50 years ago. A sign shown at the end says Lars founded the town in 1840, which would put The Return of Mr. Edwards in 1891 or later.See more »
Quotes:
Shorty:Tell them if they don't start working, you'll start singing!
Isaiah Edwards:Good thing for you, Shorty... you're short!
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FAQ

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Hi, Mr. Edwards!, 22 August 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

It's so good to see the return of Mr. Edwards. It seems the family's done well since leaving Walnut Grove about two years ago or so. Though Carl is missing from this episode, I think we can assume Mr. Edwards' bitterness over the accident that left him crippled (temporary, so it seems)sent him away. When Charles and Caroline learn how emotionally crippled Mr. Edwards is, Laura and Charles head for a visit. The reunion is bitter sweet. Mr. Edwards makes everyone more upset.

But suddenly he has a change of heart. He comes to the dinner table acting cheerful, though nobody questions the personality change that's suddenly occurred. If we thought he was cheerful before, he's double now.A Always a bad sign, but Charles and Laura take him on a hunting trip. There we learn what's really going on. Mr. Edwards wants to kill himself - put everyone out of their misery. Can Charles convince Isiah to live?

This is a good episode that helps us remember why we love Mr. Edwards so much. Though he doesn't do his laugh, we do get to hear his Ol' Dan Tucker song.

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