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Little House on the Prairie

The Collection

Episode: 047 | Aired: September 27, 1976

Reverend Alden gets sick while collecting donations and is helped by Caleb Hodgekiss, an ex-convict. While the Reverend is recovering, Caleb poses as a friend of the Reverend so that he can collect the donations, and contemplates keeping the money for himself.


Episode: 048 | Aired: October 04, 1976

Nellie pretends to be paralyzed after falling off Lauras horse, Bunny, and Mrs. Oleson insists on having the animal destroyed.

The Race

Episode: 049 | Aired: October 11, 1976

To prevent Laura from winning first prize in a horse race, Mrs. Oleson buys Nellie an expensive thoroughbred.

Little Girl Lost

Episode: 050 | Aired: October 18, 1976

When Carrie falls down a mine shaft, a troubled ex-miner has the opportunity to redeem himself.

The Monster of Walnut Grove

Episode: 051 | Aired: November 01, 1976

Halloween has Lauras imagination running wild, and she thinks she sees Mr. Oleson decapitating Mrs. Oleson. Nellie and Willie know their mother is out of town, but pretend to believe Laura to scare her. Mrs. Oleson returns to ruin the joke.

Journey in the Spring, Part I

Episode: 052 | Aired: November 15, 1976

Charles's father comes to stay with the Ingalls after his wife dies. Laura's horse is injured in an accident and she thinks her grandfather is the cause of it.

Journey in the Spring, Part II

Episode: 053 | Aired: November 22, 1976

After finding out that Grandpa Ingalls wasn't the reason for her horse's accident, Laura sets out to find Grandpa and bring him home.


Episode: 054 | Aired: November 29, 1976

Laura's special Billy goat, Fred, destroys a portion of the Ingallss crops. The family makes her give the goat away -- but no one seems to want it!

The Bully Boys

Episode: 055 | Aired: December 06, 1976

Walnut Grove is invaded by a group of hoodlums and the town strains to "turn the other cheek."

The Hunters

Episode: 601 | Aired: December 20, 1976

Laura accidentally shoots her father during a hunting trip and must rely on the assistance of a blind man to get help before Charles dies.


Episode: 056 | Aired: December 27, 1976

When a snowstorm starts to brew, Miss Beadle delights the children by dismissing them early. The children get caught in the storm, and while Charles and some other men search for them, Doc Baker cares for the frostbitten children who return to the school.

I'll Ride The Wind

Episode: 057 | Aired: January 10, 1977

John and Mary are in love and want to get married. But staying in Walnut Grove will prevent him from going to college to become a writer.


Episode: 058 | Aired: January 17, 1977

After an epidemic of mountain fever sweeps through Walnut Grove, Doc Baker places quarantine on the town. Laura, not knowing about the disease, visits Mr. Edwards and his daughter who are stricken with the illness.

Little Woman

Episode: 059 | Aired: January 24, 1977

Lauras and Marys schoolmate Ginny Clark has no father and wants her mother to find a husband. Ginny buys her mother a new dress so she can look pretty, but her mother thinks Ginny stole the money for it, not realizing Ginny actually sold her long hair.

Injun Kid

Episode: 060 | Aired: January 31, 1977

Joseph Stokes, the son of a Sioux and a white woman, moves to Walnut Grove with his widowed mother. His white grandfather is embarrassed that his daughter married a Sioux and dislikes Joseph until an incident at school leads to reconciliation.

To Live With Fear, Part I

Episode: 061 | Aired: February 14, 1977

Mary is injured and must have surgery, Charles accepts a high-risk mining job to pay the bill.

To Live With Fear, Part II

Episode: 062 | Aired: February 21, 1977

To pay for the surgery Mary needs to recover from an accident, Charles and Mr. Edwards take jobs building a tunnel for a railroad. Preoccupied with concern for his daughter, Charles disregards his own safety and becomes trapped underground.

The Wisdom of Solomon

Episode: 663 | Aired: March 07, 1977

Solomon, a young black child who ran away from his family's home, comes to live with the Ingalls.

Music Box

Episode: 064 | Aired: March 14, 1977

Laura befriends Anna, who stutters terribly, and supports her when she is left out of Nellies elite club. Matters become more complicated when Laura pilfers one of Nellie's beautiful music boxes.


Episode: 065 | Aired: March 21, 1977

The race for school president is heating up in Walnut Grove and the top contenders are Nellie and Elmer, the bullied chubby student. After Nellie stages several pranks at Elmers expense, Miss Beadle considers ending the race.

Gold Country, Part II

Episode: 067 | Aired: April 04, 1977

The Ingalls quickly realize that gold is not the answer to their happiness.

Gold Country, Part I

Episode: 066 | Aired: April 04, 1977

After their crops are destroyed, the Ingalls family decides to leave Walnut Grove and try their hand at mining, but quickly realize that gold is not the answer to their happiness.


Episode: 068 | Aired: September 12, 1977

Laura is distraught when her dog, Jack, dies. Pa gives her a new dog, Bandit, when the animal follows him home, but Laura doesn't want him.