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"Little House on the Prairie" Times Are Changing: Part 1 (1982)

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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:
27 September 1982 (Season 9, Episode 1)
The Ingalls can't make ends meet so they move to the city to find work. The Carters buy the little house and Mr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Maury Dexter 
Writing credits
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

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

Michael Landon  writer

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
Gary L. Wohlleben .... associate 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
John M. Dwyer 
Makeup Department
Lillian Barb .... hair stylist
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (as Lynn Reynolds)
Production Management
Miles Middough .... production manager (as Miles S. Middough)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buck Edwards .... second assistant director
Reid Rummage .... 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
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
Whitey Hughes .... stunt double: (uncredited)
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 (as Edward P. Ancona)
Ann Hagerman .... assistant editor
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
Music Department
Fred Prior .... music editor
Other crew
Don Balluck .... executive story consultant
Tim Engel .... production controller
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Duane Toler .... script supervisor
Kevin King .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
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)
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)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

49 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

On the poster given to Laura signed by all the students, Jonathan Gilbert (Willie) signed his real name at the top.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Also, Royal comes with his daughter, but in an earlier episode, a couple seasons ago, he had two sons and no mention of a daughter. And there is no mention of him having sons.See more »
Charles Ingalls:Watch over my family for me.
Isaiah Edwards:You know I will. Glad you asked me.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Lots of changes!, 25 November 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

This is the first episode of the final season of this beloved show! There are many changes in this season:

1. The Ingalls family moved away after a hard winter. They moved to the city...again...where Charles will work in a men's clothing store. I guess this time it sticks. He's had enough of farming. The only member of the family (besides Laura and Almanzo) that we see is Charles. He says goodbye to the beloved house, his daughter, and all his friends.

2. A new school teacher has arrived to replace Laura, who has to quit in order to devote more time to her daughter. Etta Plum, played by Leslie Landon, will be the school teacher this short season.

3. Royal comes to visit Laura and Almanzo. We met a Royal in Season 7 when Laura and Almanzo took care of the two boys. Apparently that episode was forgotten since this brother has a daughter and no wife. The living arrangements and family dynamics will change forever. Royal reveals a secret at the end of this episode that will make it so.

4. A new family has moved into the Ingalls Family and will have lots of stories and air time devoted to them. Jon and Sara Carter have two boys: Jeb and Jason.

Yep, it's lots of changes for Little House! Incidentally, Season Nine was not supposed to happen. Popular demand brought the show back for one shortened season. The changed dynamics of the show, however, killed it for good.

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