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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Little House On The Prairie' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Little House On The Prairie':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 11, 1974: Harvest Of Friends
Season 1, episode 1
W: William Putman   D: Michael Landon

With James Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Ramon Bieri (Liam O'Neill), Hal Burton (Driver).
Dramatic series based on the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder about life with her parents and two sisters in the infant communities of the nation's new West 100 years ago. Tonight, Laura recalls how her father brought the family to their home in Plum Creek and, when near penniless, offered his labor to pay for a plow.

September 18, 1974: Country Girls
Season 1, episode 2
W: Juanita Bartlett   D: William F. Claxton

With Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy), Georgia Smith (Mrs. Grandy).
Despite assurances from their father, Laura and Mary worry as they prepare, for the first time in their lives, to go to school.

September 25, 1974: 100 Mile Walk
Season 1, episode 3
W: Ward Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Rick Hurst (Jacob Jacobsen), Don Knight (Jack Peters), Joe Haworth (Williams), Dee Anne (Peggy Peters), Lance Kerwin (Danny Peters), Bill Zuckert (Tom Cassidy), Eve Brent (Elna Jacobsen), Celia Kaye (Willa Sweeney), Terry Lumley (Connie Faraday).
When a severe hail storm levels wheat fields around Plum Creek, Pa Ingalls sets out on foot to find work.

October 2, 1974: Mr. Edwards' Homecoming
Season 1, episode 4
W: Joel Murcott   D: Michael Landon

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Karl Swenson (Lars Hanson), Robert Swan (Bartender).
When Pa again meets his former Kansas neighbor, Ma promptly tries to marry him off to a widowed woman.

October 9, 1974: The Love Of Johnny Johnson
Season 1, episode 5
W: Gerry Day   D: William F. Claxton

With Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Mitch Vogel (Johnny Johnson), James McNichol (Harry Baker).
A new boy in Laura's school is the object of her affection when the puppy-love bug bites.

October 23, 1974: If I Should Wake Before I Die
Season 1, episode 6
W: Harold Swanton   D: Victor French

With Josephine Hutchinson (Amy Hearn), Ruth McDevitt (Maddie), Herman Poppe (Andy), Brett Parker (Sean), Robin Muir (Maureen), Janice Carroll (Mother), Betty Lynn (Bridget), Henry Olek (Father Gorman).
Pa Ingalls helps an elderly neighbor stage her own wake in order to bring her distant offspring home.

October 30, 1974: Town Party, Country Party
Season 1, episode 7
W: Juanita Bartlett   D: Alf Kjellin

With Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Kim Richards (Olga Nordstrom), Jan Merlin (Jon Nordstrom), Maya Van Horn (Helga Nordstrom), Michelle Christie (Cassie).
When Laura hurts her leg, she sees schoolmate Olga, a crippled loner, in a new light.

November 6, 1974: Ma's Holiday
Season 1, episode 8
W: Dale Eunson   D: Leo Penn

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Olive Dunbar (Saleslady), Norma Connolly (Mrs. Kirkwood), Walter Miles (Man at Theater).
After Pa finally persuades Ma to take a trip to the city with him, the intended babysitter becomes ill. But the girls persuade their neighbor Mr. Edwards to help out.

November 13, 1974: School Mom
Season 1, episode 9
W: Ward Hawkins   D: Michael Landon

With Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy), Jimmy McNichol (Harry Baker), Dirk Blocker (Abel Makay), Kelly Thordsen (Baker Makay).
Ma has a problem with an out-sized oafish boy during the time she substitutes at the schoolhouse.

November 20, 1974: The Raccoon
Season 1, episode 10
W: Joseph Bonaduce   D: William F. Claxton

With Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy).
Pa and Ma Ingalls pray for the lives of Laura and Jack, their dog, when they learn both have been bitten by an adopted raccoon they see turn rabid.

December 4, 1974: The Voice Of Tinker Jones
Season 1, episode 11
W: Tony Kayden, Michael Russnow   D: Leo Penn

With Chuck McCann (Tinker Jones), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Robert Hoffman (Sandy Kennedy), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy), Eileen Ryan (Mrs. Kennedy), James Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Jimmy McNichol (Harry).
A mute sets out to heal a town divided by strife over a church bell.

December 11, 1974: The Award
Season 1, episode 12
W: Michael Landon   D: William F. Claxton

When Mary causes a fire in the barn while studying for exams and burns the teacher's history book, she must work in the general store to earn money to replace the book.

December 18, 1974: The Lord Is My Shepherd (1)
Season 1, episode 13
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Laurie Lusher (Nurse), William Cort (Dr. Mayo), Ernest Borgnine (Jonathan), James Jeter (Hans Dorfler).
A mountaintop recluse helps Laura talk to God after she runs away from home, burdened with guilt following the death of her baby brother.

December 25, 1974: Christmas At Plum Creek
Season 1, episode 14
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Queenie Smith (Mrs. Whipple).
When the members of the Ingalls family decide what to get the others as Yule gifts, they discover each is short of cash.

January 15, 1975: Family Quarrel
Season 1, episode 15
W: Ward Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Karl Swenson (Lars Hanson).
Mr. and Mrs. Oleson, the local storeowners, have a fight about Ma Ingalls' eggs and agree to separate. Ma gets Pa to help get them back together.

January 22, 1975: Doctor's Lady
Season 1, episode 16
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Lewis Allen

With Anne Archer (Kate), Douglas Dirkson (Mr. Olafsen), Bea Morris (Mrs. Olafsen), Steven Kunze (Olafsen Boy).
A young woman falls in love with a middle-aged bachelor doctor, to the townspeople's disapproval.

January 29, 1975: Plague
Season 1, episode 17
W: Michael Landon   D: William F. Claxton

With Leslie Landon (Leslie), Robert Foulk (Peterson), Bill Quinn (Carl Harper), Ivy Bethune (Alice Harper), Helen Clark (Sylvie Boulton), Bradley Greene (Paul Boulton), Matt Clark (Eric Boulton).
After townsfolk load up on cut-rate corn meal that no one knows is rat-infested, a typhus epidemic sweeps Walnut Grove.

February 5, 1975: Circus Man
Season 1, episode 18
W: Ward Hawkins   D: Victor French

With Red Buttons (O'Hara).
A traveling one-man circus charms Laura and others into a dangerous faith in miracle medicines.

February 12, 1975: Child Of Pain
Season 1, episode 19
W: John Meston   D: Victor French

With Harris Yulin (John Stewart), Johnny Lee (Graham Stewart), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy).
At a town meeting, Ma and Pa Ingalls differ on how to deal with a drunken father who beats his son.

February 19, 1975: Money Crop
Season 1, episode 20
W: Ward Hawkins   D: Leo Penn

With Ted Gehring (Ed Stacey), Alan Fudge (Joseph Coulter), Art Lund (Tom Jorgensen), Julie Cobb (Trudy Coulter), Lew Brown (Leadbettor), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy), John Pickard (Constable), Jocelyn Brando (Woman).
Faced with the fear of losing their seed money when a young farmer fails to return after convincing the local farmers -- with Pa Ingalls' help -- to replace wheat with corn because of depressed wheat prices, the locals turn on Pa and the other man's pregnant wife.

February 26, 1975: Survival
Season 1, episode 21
W: John Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Carl Pitti (Deputy Hill), Jack Ging (Marshal Anders), Robert Tessier (Chief Jack Lame Horse).
A renegade Indian, an Indian hunter and the Ingalls find shelter against a raging blizzard in the same abandoned cabin.

March 5, 1975: To See The World
Season 1, episode 22
W: Gerry Day   D: Michael Landon

With Mitch Vogel (Johnny Johnson), James Griffith (Dandy Davis), Robert F. Hoy (Ben Slick), Hal Bokar (Hiram Johnson), Michael Ross (Squint), Jim Boles (Eldred Miller), Olan Soule (Ticket Agent), Alvin Hammer (Mr. Quint), John Hawkins (Fat John), Janice Monroe (Mimi).
A farm boy leaves home to taste the excitement of city life and Mr. Edwards goes along to protect him, since it was his tall tales that prompted the boy to go.

May 7, 1975: Founder's Day
Season 1, episode 23
W: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Forrest Tucker (Jim Tyler), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy), Ann Doran (Helen Tyler), Georgia Schmidt (Mrs. Grady).
An aging logger, once "bull of the woods", goads Pa into a log-chopping contest and beats him.





September 10, 1975: The Richest Man In Walnut Grove
Season 2, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Kelly Thordsen (Baker Makay).
As the series starts its second year, the Ingalls family learns the meaning of wealth when a company owing them money goes bankrupt, leaving them in debt.

September 17, 1975: Four Eyes
Season 2, episode 2
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Ford Rainey (Dr. Burke).
Failing grades and trouble in school lead Charles Ingalls to seek medical help for Mary -- who learns that glasses can help, but they can also hurt.

September 24, 1975: Ebenezer Sprague
Season 2, episode 3
W: Hindi Brooks   D: Victor French

With Ted Gehring (Ebenezer Sprague), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Tracie Savage (Christy Kennedy), Janice Carroll (Mrs. Kennedy), Ed Crick (Mr. Taylor), James Killmond (Johnny).
Laura Ingalls becomes the close friend of a local fisherman, unaware that he is the new town banker who has quickly earned the reputation as the meanest man in town.

October 1, 1975: In The Big Inning
Season 2, episode 4
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Gregory Walcott (Slick McBurney), Karl Lukas (Jebediah Mumfort), June Dayton (Margaret Mumfort), Chuck Hayward (Cosby).
The wackiest baseball game in Minnesota history takes place when the men of Walnut Grove accept the challenge of the Sleepy Eye Greenstockings and wage their honor -- and money -- on the outcome.

October 8, 1975: Haunted House
Season 2, episode 5
W: Ray Goldrup, John Hawkins, B.W. Sandefur   D: Victor French

With John Anderson (Amos Pike), Lisa Lyon (Lilly Baldwin), Steffen Zacharias (Jamie Dent), Karen Nicoletti (Jane).
Refusing to believe the town hermit is a dangerous madman, Laura enters his house on a dare and learns his secrets.

October 29, 1975: The Spring Dance
Season 2, episode 6
W: Gerry Day   D: William F. Claxton

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Clay O'Brien (Henry Henderson).
Laura and Widow Snyder try to trick their beaus into asking them to a dance by making them jealous -- with surprising results.

November 5, 1975: Remember Me (1)
Season 2, episode 7
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Kyle Richards (Allicia), Brian Part (Carl), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Snider), Radames Pera (John Jr.), Patricia Neal (Julie Sanderson).
A widow tries to find a home for her three children when informed that she will soon die of an incurable disease.

November 12, 1975: Remember Me (2)
Season 2, episode 8
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Kyle Richards (Alicia Edwards), Brian Part (Carl Edwards), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Irene Tedrow (Minerva Farnsworth).
Charles Ingalls is heartbroken when he feels he must separate three young children orphaned by the death of their mother -- until a townsman surprises them all.

November 19, 1975: The Campout
Season 2, episode 9
W: Gerry Day, Joseph Bonaduce   D: William F. Claxton

While on a camping trip with their families, Laura Ingalls and Nellie Oleson are swept away in a raging river.

December 10, 1975: At The End Of The Rainbow
Season 2, episode 10
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Michael Landon

With Ted Gehring (Mr. Sprague), Shane Sinutko (Jonah).
Laura thinks she has discovered gold and dreams of giving her family a wonderful new way of life.

December 17, 1975: The Gift
Season 2, episode 11
W: Rocci Chatfield   D: William F. Claxton

With Lurene Tuttle (Agnes Molson), Anne Gee Byrd (Mrs. Hobson), David Byrd (Faubus), Peter Haas (David), Eve McVeagh (Mrs. Hillstrom).
Laura and Mary decide to invest the Sunday school funds in patent medicines which they hope to sell to their neighbors in an effort to double the money needed to buy Rev. Alden's birthday present.

January 7, 1976: His Father's Son
Season 2, episode 12
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Kyle Richards (Allicia), Brian Part (Carl), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), E.J. Andre (Amos Thomas), Radames Pera (John Jr.), Neil Russell (Len Coty), Peter Haas (Tad Coty).
Unhappiness hits the new Edwards family when Mr. Edwards tries to make a hunter out of his bookish son, against the lad's wishes.

January 14, 1976: The Talking Machine
Season 2, episode 13
W: Harold Swanton   D: Victor French

With Eric Shea (Jason), George Furth (Hannibal Godfrey).
Laura is embarrassed when a new-fangled invention which records the human voice is used to broadcast her love for the new boy in town.

January 28, 1976: The Pride Of Walnut Grove
Season 2, episode 14
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Beth Howland (Clerk), Gracia Lee (Mrs. Bell), Doris Martin (Monitor #1), Ricky Segall (Small Boy).
Laura and Mary face severe pressures when they undergo special tests in a state arithmetic championship.

February 4, 1976: A Matter Of Faith
Season 2, episode 15
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Kenneth Tobey (Barrett), K.T. Stevens (Mrs. Cullers), John Alderson (Turnbull), Morgan Jones (Brad Cullers), Moosie Drier (Junior Barrett), Alan Decker (Toby Cullers).
Caroline Ingalls is alone at the farm when she suffers a minor scratch that flares into a deadly infection.

February 11, 1976: The Runaway Caboose
Season 2, episode 16
W: John Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Brian Part (Carl), Arch Johnson (Shell), Parley Baer (Diamond), Larry J. Blake (Asa Dunn), Paul Bryar (Kelly), James Chandler (Hotchkiss), Robert F. Hoy (Fireman), Skip Riley (Jim Fox), Troy Melton (Homer Greenwood), Jerry Gatlin (Steve Ames), Don Collier (Schultz).
Charles Ingalls and his friend race to catch a caboose that Mary accidentally released with Laura and Carl inside.

February 25, 1976: Troublemaker
Season 2, episode 17
W: John Hawkins   D: Victor French

With Richard Basehart (Hannibal Applewood), Jack McCulloch (George Jackson), Sean Kelly (Sven Jacobsen), Cooper Huckabee (Herman Stone).
The Walnut Grove school board hires a strict male teacher to "control" the older, raucous students. But he also takes an instant dislike to Laura and expels her.

March 3, 1976: The Long Road Home
Season 2, episode 18
W: John Hawkins   D: Michael Landon

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Brian Part (Carl), Radames Pera (John Edwards), Kyle Richards (Alicia Edwards), Lou Gossett Jr. (Henry Hill), Richard Jaeckel (Murphy), John Mitchum (Sam Benson), Bill Quinn (James Frazer), Robert Doyle (Homer), Frank Ferguson (Calder), Larry Golden (Bodeen), Judson Pratt (Sam Wallace), Jim Boles (Garvey).
When a financial crisis forces Pa and Mr. Edwards to seek employment away from their farms they find work transporting dangerous explosives. On their new job they meet an experienced, black railroad man and a bigoted novice.

March 10, 1976: For My Lady
Season 2, episode 19
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Ted Gehring (Mr.Sprague), Mariette Hartley (Widow Thurman), Richard Collier (Burnside).
Charles Ingalls' plan to surprise his wife with a set of china backfires.

March 17, 1976: Centennial
Season 2, episode 20
W: John Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Radames Pera (John Sanderson Edwards), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Brian Part (Carl), Kyle Richards (Allicia), Theodore Bikel (Yuli Pyatakov), Kelly Thordsen (Baker Makay), Ike Eisenmann (Viktor Pyatakov), Rayford Barnes (Taylor), Lisa Pera (Fanya Pyatakov), William Schallert (Snell).
A Russian immigrant teaches the citizens of Walnut Grove a lesson in patriotism as they prepare to celebrate the nation's first 100 years.

March 24, 1976: Soldier's Return
Season 2, episode 21
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Michael-James Wixted (Roy Collins Jr.), Queenie Smith (Mrs. Whipple), Richard Mulligan (Granville Whipple), Kelly Jean Peters (Vera Collins), Eddie Hice (Roy Collins).
A musician returns to Walnut Grove to resume his teaching career, hoping he is free of painful wounds he suffered in the Civil War and trying to kick a morphine addiction.

March 31, 1976: Going Home
Season 2, episode 22
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With E.J. Andre (Matthew Simms), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Radames Pera (John Jr.), Brian Part (Carl), Kyle Richards (Allicia), Lurene Tuttle (Anna Simms).
Charles Ingalls, his spirit broken after his home and crop are ravaged by a tornado, decides to sell out and return to Wisconsin.





September 27, 1976: The Collection
Season 3, episode 1
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Michael Landon

With Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Brian Part (Carl), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Ted Gehring (Mr. Sprague), Kyle Richards (Allicia), Johnny Cash (Caleb Hodgekiss), June Carter Cash (Mattie Hodgekiss), Hope Summers (Addie Bjornesen), Queenie Smith (Mrs. Whipple).
Season premiere. A con man poses as a preacher to swindle the citizenry of Walnut Grove.

October 4, 1976: Bunny
Season 3, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Eric Shea (Jason), Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle).
Nellie Oleson, knocked from her horse after an argument with Laura, pretends to be crippled to attract attention.

October 11, 1976: The Race
Season 3, episode 3
W: John V. Hanrahan   D: William F. Claxton

With Jack Lilley (Jack), Carl Pitti (Carl), James Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Walter Brooke (Sandler), Karl Swenson (Mr. Hanson).
After weeks of hard work to earn enough money to have her horse shod for the annual race, Laura learns that the Olesons have purchased an expensive race horse for Nellie.

October 18, 1976: Little Girl Lost
Season 3, episode 4
W: Paul W. Cooper   D: Michael Landon

With Carl Pitti (Man), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Brian Part (Carl Edwards), John Ireland (Mr. Laudy).
A drunken ex-miner is the only hope of rescuing tiny Carrie Ingalls after she falls into a deep hole.

November 1, 1976: The Monster Of Walnut Grove
Season 3, episode 5
W: John Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Jack Lilley (Homer Bjorgson), Brian Part (Carl), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Milton Parsons (Thaddeus Moon), Candy Moore (Sarah), Burl Ives.
While soaping a window on Halloween, Laura is shocked to see Mr. Oleson apparently beheading his wife with a sword.

November 15, 1976: Journey In The Spring (1)
Season 3, episode 6
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Brian Part (Carl Edwards), Kyle Richards (Alicia), Matthew Labyorteaux (Young Charles Ingalls), Arthur Hill (Lansford Ingalls), Jan Sterling (Laura Colby Ingalls), Hersha Parady (Eliza Ann Ingalls), Mark Lenard (Peter Ingalls), Jim Boles (Brewster).
Charles Ingalls rushes to Wisconsin when he learns that hs mother has died and his father is suicidal with grief.

November 22, 1976: Journey In The Spring (2)
Season 3, episode 7
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Brian Part (Carl), Kyle Richards (Allicia), Arthur Hill (Lansford Ingalls), Robert Gibbons (Clerk), Jim Boles (Brewster).
Charles Ingalls' widowed father comes to live in Walnut Grove, but his grief turns into deep depression when he is unable to keep a promise to Laura.

November 29, 1976: Fred
Season 3, episode 8
W: Robert Vincent Wright   D: William F. Claxton

With Don 'Red' Barry (Rufe Parsons), Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Brian Part (Carl), Arthur Space (Phineas Jenks), Joan Tompkins (Mrs. Parsons), Bryce Berg (Boy).
Laura's new pet, a nasty-tempered billy goat, tests the patience of the Ingalls family and that of their neighbors as well.

December 6, 1976: The Bully Boys
Season 3, episode 9
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: Victor French

With Roy Jenson (George Calendar), Michael LeClair (Bubba Calendar), Geoffrey Lewis (Sam Calendar), Rayford Barnes (Bert Henderson).
Three unruly brothers who arrive in Walnut Grove and proceed to terrorize the inhabitants learn a painful lesson when they pick on the females in the Charles Ingalls family.

December 20, 1976: The Hunters
Season 3, episode 10
W: Harold Swanton   D: Michael Landon

With Michael Rougas (Dr. Canby), Paul Brinegar (Glover), Johnny Crawford (Ben Shelby), Burl Ives (Sam Shelby).
Laura talks Pa into taking her on his hunting trip. She bumps into a loaded rifle that goes off, hitting him in the thigh and leaving him helpless and in great pain.

January 3, 1977: Blizzard
Season 3, episode 11
W: Paul W. Cooper   D: William F. Claxton

With Kyle Richards (Allicia), John Carter (Ted McGinnis), Luana Anders (Lottie McGinnis), Don Dubbins (Jim Bowers), Helen Stenborg (Betty Bowers), Robert Gibbons (Mason), Johnny Timko (Henry McGinnis), Christopher Page (Joey Bowers), Aaron Fletcher (Peetrie).
On the day before Chirstmas schoolteacher Miss Beadle decides to send the children home early, but a blizzard hits before the children can reach their homes.

January 10, 1977: I'll Ride The Wind
Season 3, episode 12
W: Harold Swanton   D: William F. Claxton

With Walker Edmiston (Deering).
Once Charles and Caroline Ingalls get over the initial shock, they reluctantly agree to their 13-year-old daughter Mary's acceptance of a marriage proposal from Mr. Edwards' shy, sensitive stepson, John.

January 17, 1977: Quarantine
Season 3, episode 13
W: John Hawkins   D: Victor French

With Rance Howard (Simpson), Marshall Kent (Dr. Quimby), Richard Farnsworth (Wall), Raymond Guth (Dixon).
Mr. Edwards, realizing that he has exposed his daughter to a deadly fever that he brought from a nearby town, tries to isolate the child by taking her away to a mountain cabin when Laura Ingalls tries to be helpful.

January 24, 1977: Little Women
Season 3, episode 14
W: Dale Eunson, B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Warren Vanders (Harold Mayfield), Kay Peters (Della Clark), Roger Bowen (Samuel Mason), Rachel Longaker (Ginny Clark), Bryce Berg (Teddy).
The children of Walnut Grove decide to put on a play, but when Mrs. Oleson and her daughter Nellie rewrite the script, Nellie has all the good lines.

January 31, 1977: Injun Kid
Season 3, episode 15
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Victor French

With George Murdock (Jeremy Stokes), Ivy Jones (Amelia), Willie Aames (Seth), Caesar Ramirez (Joseph / Spotted Eagle), Vincent Cobb (Omaha), Bryce Berg (Boy).
The Ingalls family do their best to help a young man who is rejected by the people of Walnut Grove -- including his grandfather -- when it is learned that his father was an Indian warrior.

February 14, 1977: To Live With Fear (1)
Season 3, episode 16
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: William F. Claxton

With Ivan Bonar (Dr. Mayes), Darrell Zwerling (Horace Benson), Naomi Ross (Nurse Johnson), Sheldon Coburn (Dr. Washburn), Ralph Smiley (Conductor).
Mary's serious illness requires immediate surgery so costly that Pa has to leave the farm and get a high-paying job.

February 21, 1977: To Live With Fear (2)
Season 3, episode 17
W: John Hawkins   D: William F. Claxton

With Ivan Bonar (Dr. Mayes), John McLiam (Harris), James B. Sikking (Franklin), Darrell Zwerling (Horace Benson), M.P. Murphy (Clancy), Naomi Ross (Nurse Johnson), Cordy Clark (Sarah Mulligan), Sheldon Coburn (Dr. Washburn).
In his frantic effort to get enough money to pay for daughter Mary's surgery, Pa Ingalls not only endangers his own life and the lives of a Chinese railroad crew, but also loses the respect of his good friend Mr. Edwards.

March 7, 1977: The Wisdom Of Solomon
Season 3, episode 18
W: Scott Swanton   D: William F. Claxton

With Todd Bridges (Solomon Henry), Maidie Norman (Mrs. Henry), David Downing (Jackson Henry), Frederic Downs (Kramer), Don Pedro Colley (Dr. Tane), Russ Marin (Man).
A runaway black boy, who says he is an orphan, offers to sell himself to Charles Ingalls as a slave in exchange for an education.

March 14, 1977: The Music Box
Season 3, episode 19
W: Robert Janes   D: Michael Landon

With Katy Kurtzman (Anna Gillberg), Fred Stuthman (Judge), Lidia Kristen (Mrs. Gillberg).
Nellie Oleson discovers that her music box is missing and accuses Laura of being the thief, causing Laura to suffer terrible nightmares.

March 21, 1977: The Election
Season 3, episode 20
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: Victor French

With Leslie Landon (Kate), Charles Aidman (Sam Dobkins), Eric Olson (Elmer Dobkins), Mitzi Hoag (Ellen Dobkins), John Herbsleb (Joel Turner), Dermott Downs (Kenny Bagby), Michael Landon Jr. (Jim), Wade Alberty (Steve).
In the election for class president, the boys devise a scheme in which Mary Ingalls and Nellie Oleson will divide the girls' vote and allow the shy, tender "class dummy" to win.

April 4, 1977: Gold Country
Season 3, episode 21
W: John Hawkins, B.W. Sandefur   D: Michael Landon

With E.J. Andre (Zachariah), Larry Pennell (Griffin), Wil Albert (Mr. Delano), Larry Golden (Reverend Phillips), Robert Forward (Harlan), Vernon Weddle (Anderson), Steve Shaw (Sam Delano), Alan McRae (Angus Thoms), Vanna Salviati (Mrs. Delano), Sparky Watt (Mr. Sawyer), Dick Armstrong (Grady Jennings), Brian Libby (Jake).
Ruined crops and money problems force the Ingalls and Edwards families to leave Walnut Grove and try their luck prospecting for gold.





September 12, 1977: Castoffs
Season 4, episode 1
W: Tony Kayden   D: Michael Landon

With James Jeter (Dorfler), Hermione Baddeley (Kezia), John Brandon (Freighter).
Season premiere. An old woman finds the adults of Walnut Grove hostile to her becoming a member of the community. Merlin Olsen makes his debut as a regular cast member.

September 19, 1977: Times Of Change
Season 4, episode 2
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: William F. Claxton

With Radames Pera (John), John Milford (O'Connell), Herbert Nelson (Hancock), Lisa Reeves (Claire Lawrence), Paula Shaw (Angela), Richard Stanley (Wesley Cox).
Excitement quickly turns to disappointment for Charles and Mary Ingalls when Charles learns about the political maneuverings of fellow conventioneers -- and Mary discovers that she and her fiancee have grown apart.

September 26, 1977: My Ellen
Season 4, episode 3
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With James Wainwright (Cal Taylor), Corinne Camacho (Eloise Taylor), Ken Johnson (Busby), Mia Bendixsen (Ellen Taylor), Bryce Berg (Jason), Matthew Roberts (Tommy).
Laura is imprisoned by a grief-stricken woman who thinks that she's her daughter -- who has drowned.

October 3, 1977: The Handyman
Season 4, episode 4
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Gil Gerard (Chris Nelson), Hermione Baddeley (Kezia).
Caroline accepts a handyman's offer to complete their unfinished kitchen in exchange for room and board, but he soon finds himself the topic of local gossip.

October 17, 1977: The Wolves
Season 4, episode 5
W: Lawrence M. Konner   D: Michael Landon

With Don 'Red' Barry (Larabee), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey).
While Charles and Caroline Ingalls are away, a pack of hunger-crazed wild dogs threaten the lives of the Ingalls children and their friend, Andy.

October 24, 1977: The Creeper of Walnut Grove
Season 4, episode 6
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Bernard Behrens (Bailey), Johnny Doran (Timothy).
Spurred on by detective novels, Laura Ingalls and her pal Andy Garvey rig a bucket of green dye above the hen house door, hoping to catch an elusive chicken thief.

October 31, 1977: To Run And Hide
Season 4, episode 7
W: John T. Dugan   D: Michael Landon

With Collin Wilcox (Beth Novack), Burr DeBenning (Dr. Logan), Michael Pataki (Stanley Novack), Eddie Quillan (Jed Haney), Queenie Smith (Mrs. Whipple).
When the town doctor becomes despondent and decides to retire, Melissa Ingalls is enlisted to stay with a pregnant widow to help out until her time arrives.

November 7, 1977: The Aftermath
Season 4, episode 8
W: Don Balluck   D: William F. Claxton

With Michael Conrad (Broder), Dennis Rucker (Dankworth), Frank Marth (Lewis Ford), John Bennett Perry (Hobbs), Tony Marks (Bob Ford), Troy Melton (Ned Watkins), Henry Wills (Turner), Bill Shannon (Slade).
The notorious James Brothers, disguised as traveling businessmen, hire Mary Ingalls to run errands, then use her as a hostage when bounty hunters close in.

November 14, 1977: The High Cost Of Being Right
Season 4, episode 9
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Carl Pitti (Silas), Eddie Quillan (Judge Parker), Alex Sharp (Sloan), Hal Burton (Harris), Dick Durock (Sharp), Denver Mattson (Wiggins).
Alice Garvey seeks a job outside the home to offset the family's severe financial setbacks. She is shocked, however, when her husband feels threatened by the move and demands a divorce.

November 21, 1977: The Fighter
Season 4, episode 10
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Moses Gunn (Joe Kagan), Raymond St. Jacques (Moody), Ketty Lester (Janie Kagan), Paul Bryar (Jake Barky), Daryl Roach (Tim Kagan), Justin Moses (Little Tim), Sandy Rosenthal (Reporter), Thomas Moore (Referee).
Charles Ingalls kayoes an aging prizefighter, but his jubilation turns to grave concern when he realizes that the man is severely injured.

November 28, 1977: Meet Me At The Fair
Season 4, episode 11
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Sandy Rosenthal (Chair Dump Barker), Enzio Cantini (Baseball Barker), Helen Hintz (Old Lady), Dick Armstrong (Pickpocket), Steve Eastin (Shell Game Barker), Michael Morgan (Patrick), Dick DeCoit (Cass).
At the Mankato fair, Caroline's pickles win first prize; Laura is taken by a shell game artist; Mary is swept off her feet by a balloonist; and Carrie has an unexpected hot-air balloon ride.

December 5, 1977: Here Come The Brides
Season 4, episode 12
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Montana Smoyer (Philomena), Ivor Francis (Varnum), Bob Marsic (Luke Simms), Joshua Bryant (Adam Simms).
Love blooms when hog farmer Adam Simms and his son Luke become captivated by the charms of Walnut Grove's Nellie Oleson and spinster schoolteacher Miss Beadle.

December 12, 1977: Freedom Flight
Season 4, episode 13
W: Ron Chiniquy, Richalene Kelsay   D: Michael Landon

With Dick Alexander (Sergeant), Roy Gunzburg (Caleb), Sonny Roubideaux (Dull Lance), Dawn Biglay (Yellow Feather), Geronimo Kuth-Le (Long Elk), Brett Ericson (Rob MacGregor), Vivian Brown (Mrs. MacGregor), Guillermo San Juan (Spotted Wolf), Nick Ramus (Little Crow), Richard O'Brien (Hugh MacGregor).
When the leader of a small band of nomadic Indians arrives in Walnut Grove, the townspeople become alarmed and begin to arm themselves for an attack.

January 9, 1978: The Rivals
Season 4, episode 14
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Leon Belasco (Monsieur Frantois), Chris Petersen (Jimmy Hill), Sam Gilman (Si Perkins), Seeley Ann Thumann (Samantha Higgins), Don Starr (Zucker).
Laura, suddenly realizing she's in love with her old pal and fellow fisherman Timmy Hill, decides to shed her tomboy image to impress him.

January 16, 1978: Whisper Country
Season 4, episode 15
W: John Hawkins   D: Michael Landon

With John McLiam (Caleb Fisher), Sandy McPeak (Jacob Bond), Mark Neely (Joshua Bond), Dee Croxton (Ellen Fisher), Linda McMillan (Katie Fisher), Nancy Pearlberg (Mrs. Bond), Michelle Downey (Sarah Millar), Jennifer Brill (Hazel), Anita Dangler (Miss Peel).
Mary's excitement about her first teaching job turns to frustration when a tyrannical woman attempts to drive her out of the job.

January 23, 1978: I Remember, I Remember
Season 4, episode 16
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Nicolas Coster (Lansford Ingalls), Virginia Kiser (Charlotte Holbrook), Matthew Labyorteaux (Young Charles Ingalls), Katy Kurtzman (Young Caroline), Sorrell Booke (Mr. Watson), Sarah Miller (Laura Ingalls), Adam Gunn (Harold Watson), David Considine (Peter Ingalls), Gregg Forrest (Henry Holbrook), Robin Muir (Polly Ingalls), Kristi Jill Wood (Eliza Ann Holbrook).
On the occasion of their wedding anniversary, Caroline Ingalls recalls her meeting with Charles, their awkward courtship and the obstacles they had to overcome to become man and wife.

January 30, 1978: Please Be My Friend
Season 4, episode 17
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

Laura joyfully becomes a surrogate mother when she discovers an abandoned infant.

February 6, 1978: The Inheritance
Season 4, episode 18
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Allan Rich (Otto Ripley), Michael Prince (Roger Whitehead), Michael Flanagan (Harvey Woods).
Charles Ingalls finds himself deeply in debt when he makes purchases on credit in expectation of a large inheritance that doesn't materialize.

February 20, 1978: The Stranger
Season 4, episode 19
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Michael Landon

With Nehemiah Persoff (Mr. Lundstrom), Michael Sharrett (Peter Lundstrom), Cicely Walper (Mrs. Caldwell), Stephen Coit (Mr. Tate).
An unloved wealthy boy learns about family love when Charles hires him to do odd jobs during his imposed stay in Walnut Grove.

February 27, 1978: A Most Precious Gift
Season 4, episode 20
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Michael Landon

With Lili Valenty (Madame Maria), Joshua Bryant (Adam Simms).
Despite the happiness of her family over the impending birth, Caroline's excitement turns to worry when she senses that Charles wants a boy.

March 6, 1978: I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1)
Season 4, episode 21
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: William F. Claxton

With Ford Rainey (Dr. Burke), Robert Kenneally (Seth).
Ma and Pa Ingalls learn that Mary's failing eyesight will, in time, lead to total blindness, but to keep the news from her they must take her away to a special school for the blind in Iowa.

March 13, 1978: I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (2)
Season 4, episode 22
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: William F. Claxton

With David Opatoshu (Taylor Nash), Linwood Boomer (Adam Kendall), Peter Haas (Paul), Jennifer Factor (Jenny).
Mary realizes that she must live with her blindness and become self-sufficient.





September 11, 1978: As Long As We're Together (1)
Season 5, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Leon Charles (Standish), David Hooks (Mr. Ames), Don Elson (Fred), Michelle Downey (Sue), Cletus Young (Harlan), Anne Ramsey (Mrs. Schiller), Richard Fullerton (Glover), Jodean Russo (Josie), Frederic Downs (Mr. Thomas), F. William Parker (Sheriff).
Season premiere. The Ingalls family reluctantly moves from Walnut Grove to the town of Winoka near the school where Mary is teaching people who, like herself, are blind.

September 18, 1978: As Long As We're Together (2)
Season 5, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Leon Charles (Standish), David Hooks (Mr. Ames), Don Elson (Fred), Michelle Downey (Sue), Cletus Young (Harlan), Jodean Russo (Josie), Richard Fullerton (Glover), Adam Gunn (Jeb Standish), John Joseph Thomas (Spence), Charles Alvin Bell (Mr. Davis).
The Ingalls and their former neighbors, the Olesons and Garveys, settle into new jobs and a new way of life in the town of Winoka.

September 25, 1978: The Winoka Warriors
Season 5, episode 3
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Leon Charles (Standish), Ivan Wideman (Thomas), Michelle Downey (Sue), John Ireland (Frank Carlin), Brad Wilkin (Tom Carlin), Peter Canon (Mr. Hoskins), J. Andrew Kenny (Luke), Glenn Robards (Snyder), Adam Gunn (Jeb Standish), John Joseph Thomas (Spence).
A blind boy gains self-confidence after he is talked into playing quarterback in a very unusual football game between the rich kids and the poor kids.

October 2, 1978: The Man Inside
Season 5, episode 4
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With David Hooks (Mr. Ames), Sam Edwards (Postman), Michelle Downey (Sue), Ivan Wideman (Thomas), Cliff Emmich (John Bevins), Katherine Woodville (Bess Bevins), Julie Anne Haddock (Amelia), Walker Edmiston (Dr. Moore), Hap Lawrence (Smitty).
Laura's seemingly innocent joke about a fat man has consequences when the man in question turns out to be the father of her best friend.

October 9, 1978: There's No Place Like Home (1)
Season 5, episode 5
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Ray Bolger (Toby Noe), Jodean Russo (Josie), Herb Armstrong (Harold), Adam Gunn (Jeb), John Joseph Thomas (Spence), Harlan Green (Fire Captain), Frank D'Annibale (Man #1).
A bumbling old man inadvertently helps Charles Ingalls and Jonathan Garvey make the decision to leave Winoka and take their families back to Walnut Grove.

October 16, 1978: There's No Place Like Home (2)
Season 5, episode 6
W: Michael Landon   D: William F. Claxton

With Michelle Downey (Sue), Ivan Wideman (Thomas), Karl Swenson (Mr. Hanson), Angel Cook (Caulder).
The joy of the Ingalls' return to Walnut Grove turns to dismay when they discover the conditions of life in the town and the morale of the few remaining inhabitants.

October 23, 1978: Fagin
Season 5, episode 7
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Michael Landon

With Kraig Metzinger (Denzil), Hal Riddle (Judge), James Mendenhall (Fair Official).
Laura's feelings are hurt when her father begins to spend most of his time helping his adopted son Albert raise a calf.

October 30, 1978: Harriet's Happenings
Season 5, episode 8
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Carl Pitti (Customer), King Moody (Otto Schiller), Ike Eisenmann (Erich Schiller), John Hillerman (Sterling Murdock), Lisa Pera (Maria Schiller), Laurie Beach (Jenny Crawford), Stacey O'Brien (Sarah Fuller).
Walnut Grove finally gets a newspaper, but when the editor allows Mrs. Oleson to write a gossip column she slanders everyone in town.

November 6, 1978: The Wedding
Season 5, episode 9
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Michael Landon

With David Hooks (Mr. Ames), Michelle Downey (Susan), Ivan Wideman (Thomas), Lou Fant (Reverend Corliss), Gina Smika Hunter (Elizabeth), Robert Ackerman (Manager), Christopher Bowman (George), Michael P. Alan (Peter).
Mary accepts a marriage proposal from Adam Kendall, but begins to have doubts about the ability of two blind people to raise children as her wedding day approaches.

November 13, 1978: Men Will Be Boys
Season 5, episode 10
W: Don Balluck   D: William F. Claxton

With Charles Cooper (Constable), Dorothy Conrad (Mrs. Channing), Gus Peters (Cooper), Angel Cook (Caulder), Will Hunt (Postmaster), Pat Cranshaw (Spokes), Jack Perkins (Lundstrum).
Charles and Jonathan learn an embarrassing lesson when they try to prove to their sons that they're not old enough yet to be called men.

November 20, 1978: The Cheaters
Season 5, episode 11
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

Andy Garvey learns how Nellie Oleson does so well in school when he asks her to tutor him.

November 27, 1978: Blind Journey (1)
Season 5, episode 12
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Leon Charles (Mr. Standish), Moses Gunn (Joe Kagan), Don 'Red' Barry (Larrabee), David Hooks (Mr. Ames), Don Elson (Fred), Michelle Downey (Sue), Ivan Wideman (Thomas).
Charles tries to find a new location for Winoka's school for the blind, and deals with Mrs. Oleson's racial prejudice.

December 4, 1978: Blind Journey (2)
Season 5, episode 13
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Moses Gunn (Joe Kagan), Don 'Red' Barry (Larrabee), Michelle Downey (Sue), Ivan Wideman (Thomas), Bill Quinn (Conductor), Marcus Chong (Samson).
Charles learns a secret about his new son-in-law's courage when they guide 25 blind students to their new home.

December 18, 1978: The Godsister
Season 5, episode 14
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Carl Pitti (Len), E.J. Andre (St. Peter), Patrick Sullivan Burke (Head Angel), Dolph Sweet (Swaggart), George Wallace (Perkins), Burke Byrnes (Watkins), William Wintersole (Henderson).
Carrie creates an invisible friend to help while away the hours when her father is away.

January 8, 1979: The Craftsman
Season 5, episode 15
W: Paul Wolff   D: Michael Landon

With Don 'Red' Barry (Larrabee), Alvin Kupperman (Aaron Singerman), Frank DeKova (Brower), John Bleifer (Isaac Singerman), Tony Becker (Zeke), Christian Berrigan (Lem).
Young Albert Ingalls learns some painful lessons about prejudice when he becomes the apprentice of 80-year-old Isaac Singerman.

January 15, 1979: Blind Man's Bluff
Season 5, episode 16
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: William F. Claxton

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Michelle Downey (Sue), Lisa Scribner (Hannah), Vince Tortell (Thomas), Maureen Lee (Mrs. Herzog), Wesley Grant (Mr. Herzog), Bert Kramer (Timothy), Ronnie Scribner (Jordan), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Belle).
Laura learns that a friend is faking blindness to keep his parents from separating.

January 22, 1979: Dance With Me
Season 5, episode 17
W: Paul Wolff   D: Michael Landon

With Eileen Heckart (Amanda), Al Eisenmann (Ned), Ray Bolger (Toby Noe), Ysabel MacCloskey (Widow Mumford), Sean Frye (Jason), Dan Priest (Dispatcher).
A hard-drinking drifter and a very prim and proper woman take a shine to one another.

February 5, 1979: The Sound Of Children
Season 5, episode 18
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: William F. Claxton

With Dain Turner (Eli), Ellen Regan (Miss Elliott), Philip Abbott (Giles Kendall), Martha Nix (Holly), Vince Tortell (Thomas), Christopher Bowman (Benjamin), Naomi White (Miss Bennett).
Mary learns she is pregnant and sets out to reconcile her husband with his father.

February 12, 1979: The Lake Kezia Monster
Season 5, episode 19
W: John T. Dugan   D: Michael Landon

With Hermione Baddeley (Kezia), John Miranda (Flint).
The children set out to create a "monster" to scare Mrs. Oleson from foreclosing on an elderly woman's home.

February 19, 1979: Barn Burner
Season 5, episode 20
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Don 'Red' Barry (Larrabee), Moses Gunn (Joe Kagan), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Carl Pitti (Carl), Jeff Corey (Judge Parker), Joan Tompkins (Adele Larrabee), James O'Connell (Bates), Larry Golden (Matt), Tony Becker (Zeke), Christian Berrigan (Lem), Brett Ericson (Tod).
Judd Larrabee, the town bigot, is accused of setting Jonathan Garvey's barn on fire.

February 26, 1979: Enchanted Cottage
Season 5, episode 21
W: Don Balluck   D: William F. Claxton

With Nathan Adler (Dr. Fromm), Vince Tortell (Thomas), Ruth Foster (Woman).
Mary's husband Adam falls into a deep depression when he learns there is a possibility of Mary regaining her sight.

March 5, 1979: Someone Please Love Me
Season 5, episode 22
W: Michael Landon   D: William F. Claxton

With Eddie Quillan (Gargan), Bobby Rolofson (Thomas), Jenny Sullivan (Leslie), Edwin Owens (Sandy), Charles Cioffi (Harper), Kyle Richards (Samantha Harper).
While away from home, Charles meets a lonely woman who turns to him for affection.

March 12, 1979: Mortal Mission
Season 5, episode 23
W: John T. Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Matt Clark (Seth Berwick), Jerry Hardin (Slade), Charles Parks (Virgil Fenton), Peter Kilman (Garth Fenton), Carolyn Conwell (Bess), Bradley Greene (Nate Berwick), Richard Lockmiller (Rawlings), David Rode (Ethan), Vince Tortell (Thomas).
Charles Ingalls and Jonathan Garvey set out on a desperate search for medicine after members of their families are stricken by a dreaded disease.

March 19, 1979: The Odyssey
Season 5, episode 24
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Michael Landon

With Steve Shaw (Dylan), Melinda Cordell (Gwen), Ken O'Brien (Ferret), J.S. Young (Zac McCabe), Jim Driskill (Snake), Bill Ewing (Hearst), John Steadman (Jasper), Bill Quinn (Conductor), Gavin Mooney (Stationmaster), Maurice Hill (Editor).
After helping a dying boy realize a lifelong dream, Charles, Laura and Albert are rewarded by the young William Randolph Hearst.





September 17, 1979: Back To School (1)
Season 6, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Dan McBride (Customer #1), David Murdock (Customer #2), Sunshine Parker (Workman), Rod McGaughy (Jack).
Season premiere. Laura meets and falls in love with Almanzo Wilder, but finds she has a rival in Nellie Oleson; Charles makes an embarrassing mistake after he learns that the young man has kissed his daughter.

September 24, 1979: Back To School (2)
Season 6, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

While Laura and Nellie are battling for the affection of Almanzo Wilder, Charles makes an upsetting discovery about Almanzo and Laura.

October 1, 1979: The Family Tree
Season 6, episode 3
W: Vince R. Gutierrez   D: William F. Claxton

With Michael Pataki (Quinn), John Zaremba (Judge Adams), Richard Lockmiller (Jacob), Tiger Williams (Simon), Orville Sherman (Headmaster), Dolores Mann (Mrs. Tilley), Ken Letner (Mr. Tilley).
The Ingalls family are shocked and upset when their attempt to gain legal custody of Albert is blocked by the boy's real father.

October 8, 1979: The Third Miracle
Season 6, episode 4
W: John T. Dugan   D: Michael Landon

With Leslie Landon (Marge), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), James Jeter (Blacksmith), Troy Melton (Stage Driver).
After Adam is injured in a stagecoach accident, Mary leaves him and an expectant mother and sets off to find help.

October 15, 1979: Annabelle
Season 6, episode 5
W: Del Reisman   D: William F. Claxton

With Michelle Downey (Susan), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Harriett Gibson (Annabelle), Wendy Schaal (Christie), Billy Barty (Owen), Ken Berry (London).
Laura is upset when Almanzo takes another girl to the same circus in which Mrs. Oleson's long-lost sister is playing the Fat Lady.

October 22, 1979: The Preacher Takes A Wife
Season 6, episode 6
W: John T. Dugan   D: Maury Dexter

With Jon Lormer (Jeremy Tyler), Iris Korn (Anna (Mrs. Craig), William Schallert (Dean Harmon).
Reverend Alden falls in love with a widow and proposes marriage -- and Mrs. Oleson tries to have him thrown out of his church.

October 29, 1979: The Halloween Dream
Season 6, episode 7
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Phil Carey (Commander Kaiser), Frank DeKova (Chief Kilowatt), Henry K. Bal (Chief Sly Fox), Dick Alexander (Sergeant), Rosa Hamilton (Tiny Pebbles), Dawn Biglay (Taha), Clint Lilley (Son of Running Bull), Hiawatha Hood (Chief Big Wolf).
Albert has a dream in which he and Laura are prisoners of Indians who are planning an attack on a U.S. Army brigade.

November 5, 1979: The Return Of Mr Edwards
Season 6, episode 8
W: Arthur Heinemann   D: Michael Landon

With Bonnie Bartlett (Grace Edwards), Kyle Richards (Alicia Edwards), Victor French (Mr. Edwards), Eddie Quillan (Shorty).
Charles and Laura try to help an old friend who, after a crippling accident, has lost his will to live.

November 12, 1979: The King Is Dead
Season 6, episode 9
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Ray Walston (Jimmy Hart), Nora Meerbaum (Anna Stavroupolis), John Rupert Yates (Hans Mueller), Charles Julian (Bookie), Jennifer Rhodes (Nurse), Leo Gordon (Milo Stavroupolis).
A con man attempts to bilk money from the Walnut Grove residents by persuading them to bet on the new "white hope", Jonathan Garvey, in a wrestling match.

November 15, 1979: The Little House Years
Season 6, episode 10

Memorable highlights from various episodes are featured in this retrospective in which the Ingalls family recount their hardships and joys to their adopted relative Albert.

November 19, 1979: The Faith Healer
Season 6, episode 11
W: Don Balluck   D: Maury Dexter

With James Olson (Rev. Edward Danforth), Tom Rosqui (Matthew), Francesca Jarvin (Hilda), Joey Seifers (Timothy), Roy Gunzberg (Stablemaster), Marian O. Gibson (Mrs. Adams).
Tragedy results when Mrs. Oleson invites a faith healer to speak to the Walnut Grove church congregation.

November 26, 1979: Author! Author!
Season 6, episode 12
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: William F. Claxton

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Ruth Foster (Mrs. Foster), Barry Sullivan (Frederick Holbrook), Babs Bram (Dowager), Ron Chapman (Bates).
The Ingalls' joy over the birth of Mary's baby is clouded by the sudden death of Caroline's mother.

December 10, 1979: Crossed Connections
Season 6, episode 13
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Sam Edwards (Bill Anderson), Royal Dano (Harold), Marie Denn (Alice's Mother), David Morick (1st Technician), Tom Pletts (Customer), Sandy Gibbons (Gregory), John Flynn (2nd Technician), Todd Keller (Lineman).
When telephones are installed in Walnut Grove, Mrs. Oleson eavesdrops on several of her neighbors' calls and learns a secret that could wreck the marriage of Jonathan and Alice Garvey.

December 17, 1979: The Angry Heart
Season 6, episode 14
W: Del Reisman   D: William F. Claxton

With Timothy Wead (Tod Dortmunder), Susan French (Virginia Davenport), Malcolm Atterbury (Brewster Davenport), Richard Donat (Joe Dortmunder), Mary Hamill (Edna Dortmunder), Ricky Segal (Young Tod), Gene Dynarski (Jedediah), John Furlong (Cop), Clyde A. Harper (Gambler), Richard Kennedy (Sheriff), Rod McGaughy (Driver).
The Ingalls' elderly neighbors are thrilled to learn their teenage grandson is moving in until they discover he is a hate-filled bully who responds to hospitality with threats and theft.

January 7, 1980: The Werewolf Of Walnut Grove
Season 6, episode 15
W: John Dugan   D: William Claxton

With Sandy Ward (Bart Slater), Patricia Donahue (Mrs. Slater), Tod Thompson (Bartholomew Slater), Alan Peterson (Clarence), Harry Pugh (Jenkins).
Laura and Albert decide the best way to handle the school bully is to convince him that at the full moon Albert turns into a dangerous werewolf.

January 14, 1980: What Ever Happened To The Class Of '56?
Season 6, episode 16
W: John Dugan   D: Michael Landon

With Liam Sullivan (Dillon Hyde), Lynn Benesch (Amy Sawyer), James Gallery (Arnie Cupps), Phillip Pine (Winthrop Morgan), Mary Elizabeth Corrigan (Clementina Hyde), Lynn Cartwright (Florence Platz), John Lawrence (Jacob Platz), Jean Howell (Hattie Cupps).
Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls travel to a farmers convention to meet some of their old friends. Charles tries to convince the small farmers to stand up to the owners of the larger farms.

January 21, 1980: Darkness Is My Friend
Season 6, episode 17
W: Vince Gutierrez   D: Michael Landon

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), James McIntire (Jake), Jonathan Banks (Jed), Larry Golden (Abel), Toni Mele (Kim).
Escaped convicts take refuge at the blind school during a stormy night and Laura and Mary are held as captives.

January 28, 1980: Silent Promises
Season 6, episode 18
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Maury Dexter

With Lou Fant (Nathan Page), Alban Branton (Daniel Page), Gaye Nelson (Sara).
A deaf boy learns how to communicate with people when Laura teaches him sign language, but she becomes confused upon learning that her student has fallen in love with her.

February 4, 1980: May We Make Them Proud
Season 6, episode 19
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Dan McBride (Henry), Michelle Downey (Susan), John Zaremba (Judge Adams), Tobias Andersen (Hank Mays), Bill Calvert (Clay Mays), Paul Barselou (Herb Gooder), De'voreaux White (James), Dago Dimster (Tim), Gil Lamb (Harlan Potts), Tom Kindle (Jason), Ken Hill (Lawyer).
Albert's careless disposal of smoking materials in the basement of the School for the Blind causes a fire that kills Alice and his nephew, Adam Jr.

February 11, 1980: Wilder And Wilder
Season 6, episode 23
W: John Dugan   D: Maury Dexter

With James Jeter (Blacksmith), Bill Cross (Mr. Parker), Kay Howell (Mrs. Parker), Stacy Sipes (Penelope Parker), Charles Bloom (Perley Day Wilder).
A surprise visit by Almanzo's younger brother leads Charles Ingalls to hope that Laura will switch her romantic attentions to the younger Wilder brother.

February 18, 1980: Second Spring
Season 6, episode 24
W: John Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Suzanne Rogers (Molly Reardon), Tom Clancy (Dan Reardon).
Mr. Oleson leaves home and meets a young woman who almost makes him forget his age -- and his continuously nagging wife.

February 25, 1980: Sweet Sixteen
Season 6, episode 25
W: John Dugan   D: Michael Landon

With Lucille Benson (Miss Trimble), Parley Baer (Mr. Williams), Tim Maier (Chad Brewster), Kimberly Woodward (Ruby Dobkins), Elizabeth Howell (Martha).
Laura gets the opportunity to be a temporary teacher for a nearby town and is drawn closer to Almanzo, her driver, when he realizes that she is no longer just a little girl.

May 5, 1980: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1)
Season 6, episode 26
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Steve Tracy (Percival Dalton), Dub Taylor (Houston), Michael Prince (Mr. Carter), Dee Croxton (Secretary), Dean D'Annibale (Butcher Boy).
Laura accepts Almanzo's marriage proposal, but is heartbroken after her father rules that she is too young and insists they wait two years to wed.

May 12, 1980: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2)
Season 6, episode 27
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Michelle Downey (Susan), Steve Tracy (Percival Dalton), Dub Taylor (Houston), Alvy Moore (Mr. Crowley), Robert Wexler (Mr. Pims), Nancy Lee Grahn (Saloon Girl).
Laura helps Adam and Mary set up a new blind school in Sleepy Eye to try to get her mind off of Almanzo; accountant Percival Dalton takes Nellie Oleson for his wife.





September 22, 1980: Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)
Season 7, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder), James Cromwell (Harv Miller), Chris Shaffer (Matt Gray).
Almanzo buys land on which he and Laura are set to begin their life together, but Laura is upset over his refusal to allow her to teach after they are married. Then the couple are shaken when the unscrupulous former owner of the property cheats them out of all their money.

September 29, 1980: Laura Ingalls Wilder (2)
Season 7, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), James Cromwell (Harve Miller), Alvy Moore (Storekeeper), Edmund Stoiber (Reverend Hartwig), Judy Sardo (Mary Allenby), Kyle Williams (John Allenby).
Charles and Caroline are dismayed when Laura breaks off her engagement to Almanzo, but his sister, Eliza Jane, comes up with a plan to get the two lovers back together again.

October 6, 1980: A New Beginning
Season 7, episode 3
W: John Dugan   D: William F. Claxton

With Harry Carey Jr. (Sheriff Pike), Med Flory (Pete Rawlins), John Dukakis (Tim Mahoney), Milton Selzer (Elija Pattman), John Larch (Arthur Mahoney), Stuart Nisbet (Jenkins), Paul Larson (Pendergast), Cal Bowman (Abel Thorn), Scott Garrett (Hiram).
The Garveys move to Sleepy Eye to start a freight business, but are thwarted by a gang of young hoods. After being robbed several times, Jonathan decides to become a deputy sheriff to help rid the town of crime.

October 13, 1980: Fight Team Fight!
Season 7, episode 4
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With William Traylor (Pete Ellerbee), Terrence O'Connor (Sandra Ellerbee), James Jarnagin (Dan Ellerbee), Ron Doyle (Referee), Josh Davis (Clyde).
Walnut Grove's obsessive new football coach pressures his players to win at any cost, locking horns with Laura over homework assignments, ignoring dangerous injuries and alienating his family.

October 20, 1980: The Silent Cry
Season 7, episode 5
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Ivan Bonar (Mr. Case), Michelle Downey (Susan), David Hollander (Michael), Dub Taylor (Houston), Elizabeth Hoffman (Miss Mason), George Dickerson (Mr. Rooney), Barbara Beckley (Mrs. Rooney), David Faustino (Josh), Al Dunlap (Doc Higgs).
Two young brothers, deserted by their parents and desperately trying to stay together, run away from the Sleepy Eye orphanage on the eve of an adoption that will separate them.

October 27, 1980: Portrait Of Love
Season 7, episode 6
W: Michael Landon   D: William F. Claxton

With Madeline Stowe (Annie Crane), Jim Antonio (Victor Crosby), Ward Costello (Jeremy Unger), Constance Pfeifer (Marge Crosby), Paul Napier (Sorrell Crane), Mariclare Costello (Helen Crane), Richard Neilson (Malcolm Cole), Jeanne Determan (Mrs. Barnsdale).
Believing that she was abandoned at an orphanage as a child because she was losing her sight, blind artist Annie Crane angrily refuses her seriously ill birth mother's request to meet her.

November 10, 1980: Divorce, Walnut Grove Style
Season 7, episode 7
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Tisch Raye (Brenda Sue Longworth), Alvy Moore (Storekeeper), Eve Brent (Olga Tuttle), Eric Taslitz (Timothy), Gillian Grant (Susan), Patrick Armstrong (Steven).
When a pretty acquaintance re-enters Almanzo's life, a jealous Laura engages her rival in a wild street brawl before moving back home to her parents.

November 17, 1980: Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You
Season 7, episode 8
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Suzy Gilstrap (Leslie Barton), Diane Shalet (Mrs. Barton), Martin Rudy (Dr. Marx), Olan Soule (Mr. McGinnis), Jamie Seibert (Timmy), Gillian Grant (Heather), Dan Caldwell (Photographer), Dorothy Butts (Maid).
Albert learns the joy of love and the pain of lies when he becomes a pen pal with a paraplegic girl and brags about himself.

November 24, 1980: The In-Laws
Season 7, episode 9
W: Don Balluck   D: William F. Claxton

With Eddie Quillan (Kavendish), Terrence Evans (Horace Choate), Patricia Herd (Emma Choate), Don Brenon (Cooley), Chad Cowgill (Boy #1).
Charles and Almanzo both encounter unexpected obstacles when each challenges the other to find the fastest freight route between Walnut Grove and Sleepy Eye.

December 1, 1980: To See The Light (1)
Season 7, episode 10
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Michelle Downey (Susan), Peter Hobbs (Mr. Davis), Linwood Boomer (Adam), Kenneth Patterson (Dr. Raymond), Sunshine Parker (Parley), Pat Cranshaw (Manuel Barton), Giselle Seibert (Marcy), Clarke Gordon (Judge).
Mary's husband, Adam, regains his sight after an accident at Jonathan's freight warehouse, but her happiness is temperred by the fear that she may lose him now that he can see.

December 8, 1980: To See The Light (2)
Season 7, episode 11
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Michelle Downey (Susan), Donald Petrie (Alan Barton), Donald Hotton (Professor Mayfield), Linwood Boomer (Adam), Sid Conrad (Doctor), Anne Hall (Miriam), Peter Forster (Gray), Giselle Seibert (Marcy).
Adam has regained his sight, but fails to calm Mary's fears when he decides to leave his position as teacher at the School for the Blind and go to Minneapolis to pursue a career as a lawyer.

January 5, 1981: Oleson vs. Oleson
Season 7, episode 12
W: Chris Abbott   D: William F. Claxton

With Kay Howell (Elizabeth Smith), Rod McGaughy (Man #1), Robert Balderson (Man #2), Jaye Durkus (Man #3).
A town referendum establishing property rights for married women is opposed by the men, but Mrs. Olesen rallies all of the town's women to the cause by having them move out of their homes.

January 12, 1981: Come, Let Us Reason Together
Season 7, episode 13
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Michael Landon

With Katherine MacGregor (Mrs. Oleson), Dan McBride (Mr. Reilly), Bea Silvern (Edna Cohen), E.M. Margolese (Benjamin Cohen), Richard Bull (Mr. Oleson), Steve Tracy (Percival).
Percival's domineering father and Nellie's overbearing mother drive the expectant couple to distraction as they battle over whether their unborn grandchild will be raised Jewish or Christian.

January 19, 1981: The Nephews
Season 7, episode 14
W: Chris Abbott   D: William F. Claxton

With Woody Eney (Royal Wilder), Aileen Fitzpatrick (Millie Wilder), Ham Larson (Myron Wilder), Rossie Harris (Rupert Wilder).
Laura and Almanzo soon realize they have made a big mistake when they agree to care for Almanzo's two nephews who possess a genius for making mischief.

January 26, 1981: Make A Joyful Noise
Season 7, episode 15
W: Kathleen McGhee-Anderson   D: William F. Claxton

With Moses Gunn (Joe Kagan), Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Keith Coogan (Timothy), Mel Stewart (Hertzell Lundy).
Joe Kagen gives up his failing farm and moves to Sleepy Eye so he can court Hester Sue, the teacher at the school for the blind, unaware that she is engaged to someone else.

February 2, 1981: Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder
Season 7, episode 16
W: Don Balluck   D: William F. Claxton

With Walker Edmiston (Mr. Stohler), Cletus Young (Cole Parker), Dennis Dimster (Ralph).
When Mrs. Oleson demands that art and French be added to the school curriculum, Laura resents the interference and quits, leaving Mrs. Oleson to cover the subjects herself.

February 9, 1981: Sylvia (1)
Season 7, episode 17
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Carl Pitti (Man #1), Richard Jaeckel (Irv Hartwig), Olivia Barash (Sylvia Webb), Royal Dano (Mr. Webb), Bradley Greene (Boy #2), Terry Nani (Boy #1).
New student Sylvia Webb, who at age 14 has physically matured faster than most of her classmates, is sexually assualted by an unidentified man and her life is shattered by the unfeeling reaction of her widowed father and the gossiping interference of Mrs. Oleson.

February 16, 1981: Sylvia (2)
Season 7, episode 18
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Richard Jaeckel (Irv Hartwig), Olivia Barash (Sylvia Webb), Royal Dano (Mr. Webb), Terry Nani (Boy #1), Bradley Greene (Boy #2).
A pregnant Sylvia finds Albert is the only one she can turn to for solace, since her father blames her for her situation. Albert and Sylvia decide to elope so she doesn't have to move with her father, over both their parents' objections.

February 23, 1981: Blind Justice
Season 7, episode 19
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Maury Dexter

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), Michelle Downey (Susan), Jeff Corey (Edgar Mills), Peter Hobbs (Mr. Davis), John Zaremba (Judge), Dub Taylor (Houston), James Brodhead (William Sykes), William S. Forester (Dr. Howard Ruddy), Barbara Collentine (Edna Mills), William Bramley (Jed Finley).
Unable to get work in Sleepy Eye, Adam decides to become Walnut Grove's first lawyer and gets his first case defending a man who cheated many Walnut Grove citizens out of their money in a worthless-property scheme.

March 2, 1981: I Do, Again
Season 7, episode 20
W: Don Balluck   D: William F. Claxton

With Robin Harlan (Myra Louise), Hugh Warden (Amos Phipps), Dolores Albin (Ada Phipps), Sarah Miller (Eunice Poulsen), Steve Spencer (Richard Poulsen), Win Michaelsen (Steven Poulsen), James Gallery (Ed Poulsen), Duane Ladage (Henry Poulsen), William Benedict (Reverend Lyman).
Caroline is crushed when she learns she is no longer able to carry a baby, and fabricates a pregnancy to deal with the pain. Meanwhile Laura announces that she's pregnant.

May 4, 1981: The Lost Ones (1)
Season 7, episode 21
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Ivan Bonar (Mr. Case), E.J. Andre (Jed Cooper), George McDaniel (Alvin Cooper), M.E. Loree (Sarah Cooper), Jason Bateman (James Cooper), Missy Francis (Cassandra Cooper), Elizabeth Hoffman (Miss Mason), Herb Armstrong (Halstead).
After their parents are killed in an accident, Charles finds himself in charge of two young children.

May 11, 1981: The Lost Ones (2)
Season 7, episode 22
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Len Wayland (Isaiah Tompkins), Jason Bateman (James Cooper), Missy Francis (Cassandra Cooper), Barbara Tarbuck (Beth Tompkins), Randy Norton (Seth Tompkins).
Charles finds a new home for Cassandra and James, but no one is happy about the arrangement.





October 5, 1981: The Reincarnation Of Nellie (1)
Season 8, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Allison Balson (Nancy), Ivan Bonar (Mr. Case), Elizabeth Hoffman (Miss Mason), Melora Hardin (Belinda Stevens), Gillian Grant (Cindy).
When Nellie moves to New York, Mrs. Oleson seeks a "replacement."

October 12, 1981: The Reincarnation Of Nellie (2)
Season 8, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Allison Balson (Nancy), Ivan Bonar (Mr. Case), Susan Bjurman (Mrs. Stevens), Melora Hardin (Belinda Stevens), Lawrence Bame (Mr. Stevens), Gillian Grant (Cindy), Shanee Edwards (Mavis).
Olesons' adopted daughter Nancy schemes to gain the lead in the school pageant.

October 19, 1981: Growin' Pains
Season 8, episode 3
W: Larry Bischof   D: Maury Dexter

With Aaron Fletcher (Mr. Tibbs), Tricia Cast (Jenny), Justin Randi (Danny), Larry Moran (Tom).
The strain of five youngsters living in one house takes its toll on James.

October 26, 1981: Dark Sage
Season 8, episode 4
W: Vince Gutierrez   D: Maury Dexter

With Don Marshall (Dr. Caleb Ledoux), Marlene Warfield (Mattie Ledoux), John Shearin (Nathan Sherman), Anne E. Curry (Jenny Sherman).
Dr. Baker is enthusiastic about his new assistant, a young university-trained physician named Caleb LeDoux ... until he realizes he is black.

November 2, 1981: A Wiser Heart
Season 8, episode 5
W: Chris Abbott   D: Michael Landon

With Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder), Leslie Landon (Pam), Kaley Ward (Emily), Joseph Lambie (William Woestehoff), Patrick Collins (Mortimer Carstairs), Darlene Conley (Mrs. Pierce), George Petrie (Ralph Waldo Emerson), Kathryn Fuller (Miss Ott).
Laura attends a writing seminar in Arizona, but the experience is marred by a rude professor who cuts her down at every turn.

November 9, 1981: Gambini The Great
Season 8, episode 6
W: Jeri Taylor   D: Michael Landon

With Robert Torti (Stefano Gambini), Martha Nix (Amy), William Keene (Ringmaster), William Forester (Dr. Abbott), Gloria Manos (Anna Rosa), Stephen Manley (Marco), Jack Kruschen (Gambini).
Aging circus daredevil Gambini the Great has a hypnotic effect on the children of Walnut Grove, especially Albert and Willie.

November 16, 1981: The Legend Of Black Jake
Season 8, episode 7
W: Chris Abbott   D: Michael Landon

With Sam Edwards (Anderson), Todd Susman (Max), Royce D. Applegate (Georgie), Gavin Mooney (Policeman).
A pair of bumbling crooks kidnaps Nels and holds him for ransom. However, Mrs. Olesen refuses to pay the $100 fee required to free her husband.

November 23, 1981: Chicago
Season 8, episode 8
W: John Hawkins, B.W. Sandefur   D: Michael Landon

With M. Emmet Walsh (Callahan), Gene Ross (Drummond), Chez Lister (B. J. Jackson), Lillian Adams (Mrs. Baxter), John C. Becher (Mr. Golden), John Lawrence (Schultz), Frances E. Williams (Mrs. Jackson), Ernie Hudson (Thomas), Terry Burns (Hill).
Charles travels to Chicago to comfort his grief-stricken friend, Mr. Edwards, after young newspaper reporter John Jr. dies in what seems to be a tragic street car accident

November 30, 1981: For The Love Of Nancy
Season 8, episode 9
W: Chris Abbott   D: Maury Dexter

With J. Brennan Smith (Elmer Miles), Elizabeth Rogers (Mrs. Miles), Charles Shull (Mr. Miles), Carl Steven (Jess Miles), Michael P. Alan (Joey).
A young, overweight boy named Elmer Miles is mercilessly teased at school. However, Nancy -- of all people -- goes easy on him because she actually seems to like him.

December 7, 1981: Wave Of The Future
Season 8, episode 10
W: Jeri Taylor   D: Maury Dexter

With Elmore Vincent (Ernest), Dan McBride (Taylor), Laurie Main (Major Guffey), Roger Bowen (Advertising Man), Margaret Wheeler (Lady), John A. Roberts (Bearded Man), Anita Keith (Mrs. Matlock), Phil Chambers (Mr. Matlock), David Carlile (Photographer), Mona Burns (Customer), Clyde Harper (Customer).
Mrs. Oleson decides that reopening Nellie's Restaurant and Hotel as a franchised restaurant will result in big business for the fledgling business.

December 21, 1981: A Christmas They Never Forgot
Season 8, episode 11
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Newell Alexander (Mr. Holbrook), Tom Lester (Mr. Wilder), Eddy C. Dyer (Poppa Terhune), Helbi Ziroe (Momma Terhune), Alene Wilson (Young Hester-Sue), Don Dubbins (Master Hayes), Holly Villaire (Charlotte Holbrook), Maggie Gwinn (Mrs. Wilder), Jerry Supiran (Young Almanzo), Kathy Pazoff (Young Eliza Jane), Rebecca Wolfe (Young Alice), Dago Dimster (Young Royal), Sheri Strahl (Young Caroline), Kathleen MacNaughton (Emily), Oliver Aubrey (Santa Claus).
Snowbound on the Ingalls homestead on Christmas eve, Caroline, Laura and Hester Sue share memories of Christmases past.

January 4, 1982: No Beast So Fierce
Season 8, episode 12
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Michael Landon

With Dennis Howard (Braden Hale), Peter Billingsley (Gideon Hale), Jennifer Rhodes (Mrs. Hale), John Miranda (Farmer #1), Brandon Goldstein (Jimmy), Dick Lilley (Townsperson), Robert Boon (Sven Johanssen), Robert F. Hoy (Morgan).
James makes friends with Gideon Hale, a young boy who stutters. However, the budding friendship is damaged when Gideon overhears James making fun of him.

January 18, 1982: Stone Soup
Season 8, episode 13
W: Peter Dixon   D: Maury Dexter

With John Miranda (Farmer #1), Brandon Goldstein (Jimmy), Dick Lilley (Townsperson).
A pregnant Laura has a tough time caring for the Wilder farm when Almanzo and Charles are away on a delivery trip to Arizona; a drought and her duties at school doesn't help matters.

January 25, 1982: The Legacy
Season 8, episode 14
W: Vince R. Gutierrez   D: Michael Landon

With Ken Smolka (Bob Martin), Claude Earl Jones (Jack Prescott), Robert Boon (Sven Johanssen), J.S. Young (Uriah Cooper), Pamela Murphy (Linda Martin), June Whitley Taylor (Dolphia (Dolly), Paul Larson (Addison Fisk), Pitt Herbert (Taylor), Kurt Smildsin (Josh Bennett), William Patrick O'Hagan (Marvin), Wade Wallace (Matthew Prescott), Pat Destro (Sara Prescott), M.K. Lewis (Hastings), George Barclay (Auctioneer), Maggie Brown (Birdie Bennett).
A present-day couple buy an antique, folding-leaf table with a large "I" branded on it and are curious to learn about its origins.

February 1, 1982: Uncle Jed
Season 8, episode 15
W: Don Balluck   D: Maury Dexter

With E.J. Andre (Uncle Jed), Wiley Harker (Judge Barrow), Claude Woolman (Philip Loring).
Charles and Caroline are about to adopt James and Cassandra, but then Uncle Jed comes forward demanding custody of the Cooper children.

February 8, 1982: Second Chance
Season 8, episode 16
W: Don Balluck   D: Maury Dexter

With Ketty Lester (Hester-Sue), J.A. Preston (Sam Terhune), Marguerite De Lain (Naomi Terhune), William Phipps (Hicks), Jack Perkins (Bartender), Norman Rice (Croupier), Lexie Neal (Saloon Girl), Richard Lilley (Townsman).
Hester Sue's ex-husband, Sam, arrives in Walnut Grove, stating that he is reformed from his days of drinking, gambling and wild living.

February 15, 1982: Days Of Sunshine, Days Of Shadow (1)
Season 8, episode 17
W: Don Balluck   D: Michael Landon

With Eddie Quillan (Old Timer), Sam Edwards (Mr. Anderson), Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder), Bill McLennan (Mr. Walsh).
The marriage between Almanzo and Laura faces its first stern test when he falls seriously ill with diphtheria and later suffers a crippling stroke.

February 22, 1982: Days Of Sunshine, Days Of Shadow (2)
Season 8, episode 18
W: Chris Abbott   D: Michael Landon

With Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder), Dee Croxton (Mrs. Jackson), Nathan Adler (Mr. Jackson).
Almonzo's continued morose outlook on life during his recovery from a crippling stroke, not to mention Eliza Jane's pampering, takes its toll on the Wilder marriage.

March 1, 1982: A Promise To Keep
Season 8, episode 19
W: Vince Gutierrez   D: Michael Landon

With Richard Lilley (Man #1), Duane Tucker (Workman), Jack Perkins (Barkeep), Charles W. Young (Cowboy), Corinne Camacho (Grace Edwards), David R. Kaufman (Carl Edwards).
Isaiah Edwards returns to Walnut Grove a heavy drinker.

March 8, 1982: A Faraway Cry
Season 8, episode 20
W: Don Balluck   D: Maury Dexter

With Brion James (Amos), Ruth Silveira (Louisa Beckwith), Calvin Bartlett (Horace Beckwith), James Griffith (Preacher Bob), Dennis Lipscomb (Sherman Andruss), Betty McGuire (Nora Cramer), Judith Weston (Helen Andruss), Linda Hoy (Katherine), Tom Pletts (Arnie Cramer), Eric Milota (Jeffery).
Caroline travels to an influenza-ridden mining camp with Dr. Baker after she receives a plea for help from an old friend who is pregnant and desperately ill.

May 3, 1982: He Was Only Twelve (1)
Season 8, episode 21
W: Paul W. Cooper   D: Michael Landon

With Chris Hendrie (Coy), John Dennis Johnston (Lawrence), Tom Roy Lowe (Leon), Bill Vint (Escal), R.D. Call (Dwayne), Hal Smith (Trumble), Doug McGrath (Harkness), Lionel Decker (Doctor), Robert Telford (Gun Proprietor).
During a trip to Sleepy Eye, James and Albert walk into a bank robbery staged by a nefarious gang. James is critically wounded, and the doctor tells Charles that James is expected to die.

May 10, 1982: He Was Only Twelve (2)
Season 8, episode 22
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Don Beddoe (Old Man), Martin Rudy (Dr. Stanfill).
James continues to linger in a coma, weeks after being shot during a bank robbery in Sleepy Eye.





September 27, 1982: Times Are Changing (1)
Season 9, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Maury Dexter

With Nicholas Pryor (Royal Wilder), Richard Lilley (Man #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. Carter runs the blacksmith shop and Mrs. Carter starts a newspaper.

October 4, 1982: Times Are Changing (2)
Season 9, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Maury Dexter

With Nicholas Pryor (Royal Wilder).
Feeling responsible for her father's death, Jenny fights guilt and loneliness; Jeb battles his fear of water.

October 11, 1982: Welcome To Olesonville
Season 9, episode 3
W: Paul W. Cooper   D: Maury Dexter

With Sam Edwards (Mr. Anderson), Elmore Vincent (Floyd), Lew Ayres (Lem McCary), Charles Lane (Jess Moffet), Norma Ransom (Maddy Sutherland), Noni White (Elsie Moffet).
Harriet finds some old Walnut Grove bonds under a loose step when they are fixing up Mr. Hansen's old house.

October 18, 1982: Rage
Season 9, episode 4
W: B.W. Sandefur   D: Maury Dexter

With Tammy Lauren (Elizabeth Stark), Ronnie Scribner (Randall Page), Robert Loggia (Thomas Stark), Michele Marsh (Constance Stark), J. Edward McKinley (Phillips), Kurt Smildsin (Tracy).
Terror strikes the community when an armed neighbor of the Wilders goes berserk.

October 25, 1982: Little Lou
Season 9, episode 5
W: Michael Landon   D: Victor French

With Sam Edwards (Mr. Anderson), Billy Barty (Lou Bates), Susan French (Mrs. Bates), Patty Maloney (Alice Bates).
A dwarf from the circus tries to find work in Walnut Grove after his wife dies in childbirth. He can't get a job because Harriet doesn't like the fact that he's little.

November 1, 1982: The Wild Boy (1)
Season 9, episode 6
W: Vince Gutierrez   D: Michael Landon

With Jonathan Hall Kovacs (Matthew Rogers), Anthony Zerbe (Doctor Joshua McQueen), David Hooks (Luther).
Walnut Grove residents try to rescue a boy who's unable to speak after they see him on display at a carnival show.

November 8, 1982: The Wild Boy (2)
Season 9, episode 7
W: Vince Gutierrez   D: Michael Landon

With Jonathan Hall Kovacs (Matthew), Anthony Zerbe (Doctor Joshua McQueen), Walter Brooke (Judge Simpson), David Hooks (Luther).
Dr. McQueen learns of young Matthew's whereabouts and seeks custody of him so he can use him for his personal gain.

November 15, 1982: The Return Of Nellie
Season 9, episode 8
W: Don Balluck   D: Maury Dexter

With Allison Balson (Nancy Oleson), Alison Arngrim (Nellie).
Nellie comes home for a visit and discovers that Nancy is more of a spoiled brat than she ever was. Nancy doesn't want to have anything to do with Nellie and snubs her every chance she gets.

November 22, 1982: The Empire Builders
Season 9, episode 9
W: Larry Jensen   D: Joseph Pevney

With Stephen Elliott (Hollingsworth), James O'Sullivan (Stewart Hobson), Taylor Lacher (Harlem Wilkins), Ross Elliott (Lawyer), Hugh Warden (Ticket Agent), Leroy Sweet (Collins), Chuck Hicks (Big Arnie), R.L. Tolbert (Hank), Bob Terhune (Herb), David Wiley (Businessman), Robert Balderson (Lester), Steve Jesse Starr (Express Manager).
The Wilders and the Carters stand to lose their farms with the coming of the railroad to Walnut Grove.

November 29, 1982: Love
Season 9, episode 10
W: Paul W. Cooper   D: Victor Lobl

With Elmore Vincent (Floyd), Lorrie Blower (Nurse), Jill Schoelen (Jane Canfield), Walker Edmiston (Dr. Vanderan), M.E. Lorre (Woman), Justin Bayly (Boy), Fred Downs (Storekeeper).
Mr. Edwards falls for a friend of Laura's, but their age difference causes a problem.

December 6, 1982: Alden's Dilemma
Season 9, episode 11
W: Don Balluck   D: Maury Dexter

With David Huffman (Reverand Addison Hale), Margaret Wheeler (Old Woman), Rodney Kageyama (Agishi), Tom Spratley (Hotel Clerk), Ken Scott (Guard), Richard Kennedy (Policeman), Thomas Murphy (Customer), Kellye Nakahara (Japanese Woman).
Mr. Edwards is suspicious of a young handsome minister sent to Walnut Grove by the diocese and Reverend Alden feels his position is threatened.


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