Nellie is less than willing to go into the hospitality business, but gives it her best go when, in an effort to impress handsome young Almanzo Wilder, tries cooking dinner. Only thing is, Laura volunteers to cook instead and makes Nellie's meal the hottest dish in town. Later, Nellie learns that Laura is studying to be a teacher and volunteers to help her study ... but conveniently forgets to tell her that the study material won't help her one bit. An angry Laura confronts Nellie and the two get into a huge fistfight that leaves both girls very muddy. Almanzo breaks up the fight and takes her back to his place to clean up and cool off ... then Charles steps in and thinks that the much-older Almanzo is taking advantage of his 15-year-old daughter. Written by
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Did You Know?
In the DVD Commentary for the episode, Alison Arngrim said she and Melissa Gilbert were stripped down to their underwear and hosed off before they were allowed in their dressing rooms. See more
Laura is told by Ms. Wilder that there is no certain age one has to be to take the test for a teaching certificate. However, in Laura Ingalls Wilder: Part I (Season 7 Episode 1) Ms. Wilder is speaking with the superintendent of schools and he says the age one needs to be to take the teaching certificate exam is 16. Laura was the best student who was the closest to the required age of 16 so an exception was made as her 16th birthday was in two weeks and a substitute teacher was needed in another town. See more
Something must be wrong with my eyes. I thought I saw you kiss that little girl.
Almanzo James Wilder
For luck. She's got a big test today.
Oh yes. She'll need luck.