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"Little House on the Prairie" The Camp-Out (1975)

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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:
8 October 1975 (Season 2, Episode 9)
In spite of a rocky start and over Charles' strong objections, the Olesons accompany the Ingalls on a family camping trip and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
William F. Claxton 
Writing credits
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

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

Gerry Day (teleplay)

Joseph Bonaduce (story)

Produced by
John Hawkins .... producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... associate producer
B.W. Sandefur .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
John Loeffler 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse 
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
Maury Dexter .... assistant director
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound recordist (as Dave Dockendorf)
Charles T. Knight .... sound recordist (as Charles Knight)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richalene Kelsay .... costumer: women
Andy Matyasi .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor
Music Department
Edna Bullock .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jack Sander .... driver
Other crew
Mary Yerke .... script supervisor

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?

Sensitivity to poison ivy is genetic.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Nellie and Laura are floating down the river, you can see the rope that ties the branches together.See more »
Harriet Oleson:The two of us together under the wilderness sky... Ah... Just think of it!
Nels Oleson:I am.
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What time is Charles Ingalls, Caroline Ingalls, Mary Ingalls, Laura Ingalls, Carrie Ingalls, Nells Olson, Nellie Olson, and Willie Olson leaving for a fishing trip?
Why isen't Harriet Olson not going on the fishing trip?
What kind of leaf did Willie Olson take off of a plant that Mary Ingalls didn't want Willie Olson to take off of the plant?
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Let's all go camping!, 2 March 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Due to some manipulation on Mrs. Olsen's part, the Olsen family ends up going on a camping trip with the Ingalls. But why, you may ask, does Mrs. Olsen want to go so badly? Well, it seems the children have a collecting leaf project. And it seems that Mrs. Olsen thinks the Ingalls girls have an unfair advantage since they will be going on a camping trip. So, she talks Nels into getting himself and the children invited. Charls has no problems with that, but he does have a problem when Mrs. Olsen decides to come along!

This is your typical Olsen vs. Ingalls episode. I always enjoy watching Harriet and Nellie spew their venom at the others. This episode, they get a bit of pay-off by the way of poison ivy. But in all fairness, Mary is guilt of withholding information that would have saved four people from coming down with it!

The camping trip itself is funny. Mrs. Olsen brags about her camping experience, but when it comes down to it, she shows just how little knowledge she has. But she's a pretty good sport - even when she becomes infected with poison ivy.

Of course, the funniest, and most memorable, part of the episode is the part where Nellie and Laura go for a ride on the rapids. If you haven't seen this episode before, it's worth watching. The episode is funny from beginning to end!

Definitely deserving of all TEN stars!

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