Little House on the Prairie
Rated G, 19 hours
Starring: Michael Landon
Here is what the cover has to say:
A Harvest of Friends (aired on September 11, 1974):
"Home is the nices word there is." The Ingalls settle on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. IN order to set up the farm, Charles must take on several jobs at once. He even commits to giving up his oxen if he fails to complete one of his projects by the agreed date. When Charles is injured during a family picnic, he can no longer carry out his responsiblities. The children attempt to do the heavy labor until the men of Walnut Grove pitch in to complete the job. In the end, Charles keeps his promise.. and his oxen1
Country Girls (aired on September 18, 1974):
It is Laura and Mary's first day of school. This is where they first meet Nellie Oleson, who frequently refers to them as "country girls." Since Laura hasn't been to school before, she works especially ahrd at her schoolwork. When the students are given the assignment to write an essay and then present it to the class, Laura recites from memory what she would have written on paper.. if she had had any!
The Hundred Mile Walk (aired on September 25, 1974):
The Ingalls are setting in quite well until a severe hailstorm ruins their crops. charles and some of the other farmers are forced to look for work elsewhere and eventually find employment in a quarry. While charles is away, Caroline takes charge and is able to get the women of Walnut Grove to join forces and harvest the remaining crops.
Mr. Edwards' Homecoming (aired on October 2, 1974):
While Charles is in Mankato, he runs into Mr. Edwards and invites him to come to Walnut Grove. Caroline wants to match him up with Grace Snider, but discovers that she is just getting in the way when it becomes clear that Mr. Edwards is perfectly able to charm Grace all by himself.
The Love of Johnny Johnson (aired on October 9, 1974):
Laura falls in love with a new student, Johnny Johnson. Johnny, who is a lot older than Laura, is quite interested in the older sister. Mary has no romantic feelings for the young man, but Laura's behaviour causes quite a bit of tension between the sisters anyway.
If I Should Wake Before I Die (aired on October 23, 1974):
Miss Amy, an elderly woman, feels very much alone after the death of her friend. Seh convinces the Ingals and Doc Baker to help her stage her own death, believing that this is the only way her family will visit her.
Town Party, Country Party (aired on October 30, 1974):
Laura becomes good friends with a lonely schoolmate, Olga, who has one leg that is shorter than the other. Charles secretly helps Olga by making her a special shoe. Olga's father finds out and is terribly upset until he sees Olga happily running and playing with the other children.
Ma's Holiday (aired on November 6, 1974):
Charles and Caroline decide to go on a second honeymoon and leave Mr. Edwards in charge of the cildren. The honeymoon doesn't go very well because Caroline constantly worries about what is happening at home. Back in Walnut Grove, Mr. Edwards has his hands full with Carrie.
School Mom (aired on November 13, 1974):
Caroline becomes the substitute teacher when Ms. Beadle sprains her ankle and is unable to work. Caroline takes a special interest in helping an older student, Abel, learn to read. When Mrs. Oleson causes abel to abandon his studies, Caroline becomes angry and resigns. She returns to ehr duties after she convinces Abel to give school another chance.
The Raccoon (aired on November 20, 1974):
Charles allows Laura to adopt a baby raccoon that she names Jasper. After being caged, the raccoon bites Laura and Jack and runs away. The family fears that Laura and Jack might have rabies until a healthy Jasper returns.
The Voice of Tinker Jones (aired on December 4, 1974):
The town becomes divided when Mrs. Oleson offers to buy a bell for the church on the condition that she is permitted to put up a plaque. The conflict begins to affect the school children until a mute craftsman, Tinker Jones, steps in to make a bell with the help of the students.
The Award (aired on December 11, 1974):
While studying for an optional history exam in the barn, Mary accidentally knocks over a reading lamp and starts a fire. Caroline punishes Mary by forbidding her to take the test. Mary waits until the day of the exam to finally admit this to Ms. Beadle.
Christmas at Plum Creek (aired on December 25, 1974):
They Christmas holiday is approaching and the members of the Ingalss family go about their holiday shopping in secrecy. Laura is able to buy her mom the stove that she wanted after she sells her horse to Mr. Oleson.
Family Quarrel (Aired on January 5, 1975):
After a major disagreement, Nels and Harriet decide to go their separate ways. All the townspeople do their best to reunite the troubled couple.
Doctor’s Lady (aired on January 15, 1975):
Dr. Baker falls in love with Harriet’s niece, Kate. He ahs to admit that she is too young for him when he sees Kate playing with Mary and Laura.
The Plague (aired on January 29, 1975):
Several people in Walnut Grove get very sick. The sick are quarantined in the church while the source of the illness is being sought.
The Circus Man (aired on February 5, 1975):
A traveling circus man, O’Hara, comes to walnut Grove attempting to convince everyone that he has magic healing powders. The truth is revealed when Mrs. Oleson almost loses her life when she chooses his healing powders instead of undergoing surgery.
Child of Pain (aired on February 12, 1975):
When it is discovered that a young boy, Graham, is being beaten by John, his alcoholic father, Caroline takes care of the boy while Charles stays with John and tries to get him to stay sober.
Money Crop (aired on February 19, 1975):
A new farmer in Walnut Grove, Joe convinces the other farmers to buy seeds from him. While he is on the way back to town with the orders, he has an accident and is trapped underneath his wagon. When Joe doesn’t return at the expected time, the farmers become suspicious and believe that they have been swindled.
Survival (aired on February 26, 1975):
The Ingalls are forced to seek shelter when a blizzard hits. They are very fortunate to make the acquaintance of an Indian who helps them just before he is arrested. Charles owing his Indian friend a debt of gratitude, helps him escape. He is unfortunately unable to protect him from being shot later on.
To See the World (aired on March 5, 1975):
Johnny Johnson leaves to “see the world” and Mr. Edwards goes along hoping to keep him out of trouble. Johnny meets a girl who could mislead him and trick him into spending all of his money. Mr. Edwards decides to intervene and asks the young lady to convince Johnny to return home.