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Little House on the Prairie Season 4 Episodes

24 Episodes 1977 - 1978

Episode 1

Castoffs

Mon, Sep 12, 1977 60 mins

An eccentric, fantasy-prone woman settles down in Walnut Grove. Charles: Michael Landon. Garvey: Merlin Olson. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Alden: Dabbs Greer. Oleson: Richard Bull. Mrs. Oleson: Katherine MacGregor.

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Episode 2

Times of Change

Mon, Sep 19, 1977 60 mins

Charles and Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson) go to Chicago, he to attend a convention, she to see her fiancé (Radames Pera). O'Connell: John Milford. Hancock: Herbert Nelson. Claire Lawrence: Lisa Reeves. Angela: Paula Shaw. Caroline: Karen Grassle.

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Episode 3

My Ellen

Mon, Sep 26, 1977 60 mins

A grieving woman mistakes Laura for her drowned daughter. Charles: Michael Landon. Cal Taylor: James Wainwright. Busby: Ken Johnson. Ellen Taylor: Mia Bendixsen. Jason: Bryce Berg. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson.

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Episode 4

The Handyman

Mon, Oct 3, 1977 60 mins

A hired hand shows interest in Caroline (Karen Grassle). Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson. Charles: Michael Landon. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Mrs. Oleson: Katherine MacGregor. Kezia: Hermione Baddeley. Oleson: Richard Bull.

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Episode 5

The Wolves

Mon, Oct 17, 1977 60 mins

Garvey's son risks the anger of farmers to care for a wolf. Garvey: Merlin Olsen. Larabee: Don "Red" Barry. Alice Garvey: Hersha Parady. Mrs. Oleson: Katherine MacGregor. Oleson: Richard Bull. Charles: Michael Landon.

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Episode 6

The Creeper of Walnut Grove

Mon, Oct 24, 1977 60 mins

Laura and Andy track down a sneaky food thief. Michael Landon. Bailey: Bernard Behrens. Timothy: Johnny Doran. Oleson: Richard Bull. Willie: Jonathan Gilbert. Miss Beadle: Charlotte Stewart.

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Episode 7

To Run and Hide

Mon, Oct 31, 1977 60 mins

An uncaring physician takes over for Dr. Baker, who decides to retire after losing a patient. Charles: Michael Landon. Beth Novak: Collin Wilcox. Stanley Novak: Michael Pataki.

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Episode 8

The Aftermath

Mon, Nov 7, 1977 60 mins

Posing as land speculators, Jesse James and his brother Frank (John Bennett Perry) hide out in Walnut Grove. Charles: Michael Landon. Broder: Michael Conrad. Lewis Ford: Frank Marth. Bob Ford: Tony Markes. Ned Watkins: Troy Melton.

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Episode 9

The High Cost of Being Right

Mon, Nov 14, 1977 60 mins

Jonathan refuses to let his wife take a job when their crop is destroyed. Andy: Patrick Laborteaux. Charles: Michael Landon. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Judge Picker: Eddie Quillan. Silas: Carl Pitti.

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Episode 10

The Fighter: Part 1

Mon, Nov 21, 1977 60 mins

Boxing for Garvey, Charles faces an opponent in no shape to fight. Part 1 of two. Charles: Michael Landon. Garvey: Merlin Olsen. Moody: Raymond St. Jacques. Tim Kagan: Daryl Roach. Janie Kagan: Ketty Lester. Jake Barky: Paul Bryar.

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Episode 11

The Fighter: Part 2

Mon, Nov 21, 1977 60 mins

Conclusion. Charles' boxing opponent is in no shape to fight. Charles: Michael Landon. Garvey: Merlin Olsen. Tim Kagan: Daryl Roach. Moody: Raymond St. Jacques. Janie Kagan: Ketty Lester. Jake Barky: Paul Bryar.

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Episode 12

Meet Me at the Fair

Mon, Nov 28, 1977 60 mins

The Ingalls and Oleson families spend a day at the fair. Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. Oleson: Richard Bull. Cass: Dick De Coit. Patrick: Michael Morgan. Pickpocket: Dick Armstrong. Shell-Game Barker: Steve Eastin. Old Lady: Helen Hintz.

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Episode 13

Here Come the Brides

Mon, Dec 5, 1977 60 mins

Miss Beadle and Nellie fall for a farmer and his son. Adam: Joshua Bryant. Luke: Bob Marsic. Mrs. Oleson: Katherine MacGregor. Oleson: Richard Bull. Willie: Jonathan Gilbert. Varnum: Ivor Francis.

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Episode 14

Freedom Flight

Mon, Dec 12, 1977 60 mins

Charles harbors an Indian who suffered a stroke while leading his people to new lands. Hugh MacGregor: Richard O'Brien. Little Crow: Nick Ramus. Spotted Wolf: Guillermo San Juan. Charles: Michael Landon. Mrs. MacGregor: Vivian Brown. Rob MacGregor: Brett Ericson. Garvey: Merlin Olsen.

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Episode 15

The Rivals

Mon, Jan 9, 1978 60 mins

Laura competes for a boy's attention while Charles takes part in a freight-hauling contest. Garvey: Merlin Olsen. Jimmy: Chris Petersen. Samantha: Seeley Ann Thumann. Monsieur Francois: Leon Belasco. Perkins: Sam Gilman. Zucker: Sam Starr.

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Episode 16

Whisper Country

Mon, Jan 16, 1978 60 mins

Mary begins teaching in a community whose dominating citizen thinks education is evil. Caleb Fisher: John McLiam. Jacob Bond: Sandy McPeak. Joshua Bond: Mark Neely. Ellen Fisher: Dee Croxton.

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Episode 17

I Remember, I Remember

Mon, Jan 23, 1978 60 mins

A wedding anniversary prompts Caroline to recall her early days with Charles. Young Charles: Matthew Laborteaux. Young Caroline: Katy Kurtzman. Watson: Sorrell Booke. Peter Ingalls: David Considine. Harold Watson: Adam Gunn. Lansford Ingalls: Nicolas Coster. Charlotte Holbrook: Virginia Kiser.

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Episode 18

Be My Friend: Part 1

Mon, Jan 30, 1978 60 mins

Laura learns what it is to be a mother when she finds an abandoned baby.

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Episode 19

Be My Friend: Part 2

Mon, Jan 30, 1978 60 mins

Laura learns what it is to be a mother when she finds an abandoned baby.

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Episode 20

The Inheritance

Mon, Feb 6, 1978 60 mins

The death of a barely remembered uncle leaves Charles heir to a fortune. Otto Ripley: Allan Rich. Caroline: Karen Grassle. Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson. Laura: Melissa Gilbert.

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Episode 21

The Stranger

Mon, Feb 13, 1978 60 mins

The Olesons (Richard Bull, Katherine MacGregor) take in a relative sent West to learn some simple values. Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. Lundstrom: Nehemiah Persoff. Peter: Michael Sharrett. Mrs. Caldwell: Cicely Walper. Tate: Stephen Coit. Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson.

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Episode 22

A Most Precious Gift

Mon, Feb 27, 1978 60 mins

Caroline fears that her baby won't be the boy she's sure Charles wants. Charles: Michael Landon. Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson. Mrs. Simms: Charlotte Stewart. Mme. Maria: Lili Valenty.

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Episode 23

I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away

Mon, Mar 6, 1978 60 mins

Charles is shattered to learn that Mary is going blind. First of two parts. Michael Landon, Karen Grassle. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Burke: Ford Rainey. Seth: Rob Kenneally. Baker: Kevin Hagen. Jonathan: Merlin Olsen.

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Episode 24

I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away

Mon, Mar 13, 1978 60 mins

Conclusion. Mary learns to cope with blindness at an Iowa school; a railroad embargo threatens Walnut Grove's economy. Adam: Linwood Boomer. Nash: David Opatoshu. Jenny: Jennifer Factor. Alden: Dabbs Greer. Mrs. Simms: Charlotte Stewart.

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