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Little House on the Prairie ()


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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

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  • Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 39 nominations.
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  Laura Ingalls / ... (205 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Charles Ingalls / ... (187 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Caroline Ingalls (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
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  Carrie Ingalls / ... (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
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  Carrie Ingalls / ... (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
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  Mary Ingalls / ... (163 episodes, 1974-1981)
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  Harriet Oleson (153 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Nels Oleson (146 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Willie Oleson (140 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Dr. Hiram Baker (113 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Nellie Oleson / ... (104 episodes, 1974-1982)
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  Albert Quinn Ingalls / ... (89 episodes, 1976-1983)
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  Reverend Robert Alden (77 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Almanzo James Wilder (65 episodes, 1979-1983)
Ruth Foster ...
  Melinda Foster / ... (61 episodes, 1974-1983)
Brenda Turnbaugh ...
  Grace Ingalls (60 episodes, 1978-1982)
Wendi Turnbaugh ...
  Grace Ingalls (60 episodes, 1978-1982)
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  Isaiah Edwards (59 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Jonathan Garvey (51 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Eva Beadle / ... (47 episodes, 1974-1978)
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  Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (44 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Lars Hanson (41 episodes, 1974-1978)
Ketty Lester ...
  Hester-Sue Terhune / ... (40 episodes, 1977-1983)
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  Adam Kendall (35 episodes, 1978-1981)
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  Alice Garvey / ... (34 episodes, 1976-1980)
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  Nancy Oleson (33 episodes, 1981-1983)
Carl Pitti ...
  Townsman / ... (32 episodes, 1974-1983)
Jack Lilley ...
  Townsman / ... (30 episodes, 1974-1983)
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  Grace Snider Edwards / ... (26 episodes, 1974-1979)
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  James Cooper Ingalls / ... (21 episodes, 1981-1982)
Melissa Francis ...
  Cassandra Cooper Ingalls / ... (21 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michelle Downey ...
  Susan 'Sue' Goodspeed / ... (20 episodes, 1978-1981)
Cindy Moore ...
  Tall Schoolgirl / ... (20 episodes, 1974-1977)
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  John Carter (19 episodes, 1982-1983)
Brian Part ...
  Carl Sanderson Edwards / ... (19 episodes, 1975-1977)
Leslie Landon ...
  Etta Plum / ... (19 episodes, 1975-1983)
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  Alicia Sanderson Edwards / ... (19 episodes, 1975-1982)
Lindsay Kennedy ...
  Jeb Carter (18 episodes, 1982-1983)
David Friedman ...
  Jason Carter (18 episodes, 1982-1983)
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  Jenny Wilder (18 episodes, 1982-1983)
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  Eliza Jane Wilder (18 episodes, 1979-1982)
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  Sarah Reed Carter (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jaye Durkus ...
  Townsman / ... (15 episodes, 1974-1981)
Dan McBride ...
  Customer #1 / ... (12 episodes, 1978-1982)
Steve Tracy ...
  Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tracie Savage ...
  Christy Kennedy (10 episodes, 1974-1975)
James Jeter ...
  Hans Dorfler (9 episodes, 1974-1980)
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  Townsman / ... (9 episodes, 1978-1982)
Arnold Roberts ...
  Townsman / ... (9 episodes, 1974-1980)
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  John Sanderson Edwards / ... (8 episodes, 1975-1977)

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Plot Summary

A long-running drama based upon the "Little House" series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Little House on the Prairie" follows the lives of the simple, farming Ingalls family: Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie and then Grace and the later adopted Albert, James and Cassandra, who settle into a quaint little house on the banks of Plum Creek near the small town of Walnut Grove during the late 1800s. Often narrated by Laura, the series follows her simple farm upbringing from her childhood until her adulthood with Almanzo Wilder with whom she starts a family of her own. While the series is based upon the Little House books (and thus the real life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder), it is a very loose adaptation, with mostly only key events and elements of fact surviving the transition from book to TV series, the most important being Mary's eventual blindness, and Laura's future. Several other fictitious (some factual) characters make up the friendly community of Walnut Grove, including teacher Miss Beadle (succeeded by two other teachers, then Laura, then Etta Plum), Dr. Hiram Baker, Rev. Robert Alden, Mr. Hanson (of the Hanson lumber mill), and the well-to-do Olesons, owners of the local mercantile, and also the primary rivals of the Ingalls family (except the Oleson patriarch). Family friends include the Edwards family, the Garvey family and the Carters, who, in the final season, move into the Ingalls' little house. Written by Ondre Lombard

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Also Known As
  • Little House: A New Beginning (United States)
  • L.H.O.T.P. (World-wide, English title)
  • La petite maison dans la prairie (France)
  • Unsere kleine Farm (Germany)
  • La casa de la pradera (Spain)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia Michael Landon wore four-inch lifts in the series. See more »
Goofs Featured prominently in at least two episodes ("The Monster of Walnut Grove" and "The Music Box"), restless tree branches are seen and heard immediately outside the front upstairs window, next to the girls' bed. But at no point in the show did any such tree ever exist that close to the house. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Happy Days (1978). See more »
Quotes Mrs. Oleson: If God wanted me to talk with my hands, he wouldn't have given me a mouth.
Nelson "Nels" Oleson: I guess even God can make mistakes!
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