TV Episodes The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes  

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List of the best Little House on the Prairie episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Little House on the Prairie episodes of all time are. Fans of Little House on the Prairie are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

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Country Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Country Girls Sep 18 1974 Laura and Mary start school for the first time. That is where they meet Nellie Oleson. Since Laura hasn't been to school before, she tries especially hard with her schoolwork. The students have ...more

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Christmas At Plum Creek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Christmas At Plum Creek Dec 25 1974 The Christmas holiday is approaching and the members of the Ingalls family go about their holiday shopping in secrecy. Laura is able to buy her mom a stove that she wanted after she sells her ...more

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Harvest Of Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Harvest Of Friends Sep 11 1974 The Ingalls settle on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. To get the farm set up, Charles must take on several jobs at once. He promises one person that if he didn't get the job done in the ...more

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I'll Be Waving As You Drive Aw... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (2) Mar 13 1978 Charles and Caroline sign Mary up for the blind school in Iowa. At first, Mary is very reluctant to learn anything at the school. However, after being with her teacher, Adam Kendall, for a ...more

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The Richest Man In Walnut Grov... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Richest Man In Walnut Grove Sep 10 1975 After the mill closes, Charles is unable to pay off his debt at the mercantile. Mr. Hanson is forced to close the mill after one of his big customers declares bankruptcy. This was after Hanson ...more

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Bunny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Bunny Oct 04 1976 Nellie falls off of Bunny and pretends to be paralyzed. Mrs. Oleson blames Laura for this and wants to destroy Bunny.

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I'll Be Waving As You Drive Aw... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1) Mar 06 1978 Mary falls in love with Seth. When Mary's eyesight starts to get worse, Charles takes her to a specialist. He is devastated when the specialist tells him that Mary will lose her sight. Charles ...more

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Sweet Sixteen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Sweet Sixteen Feb 25 1980 Laura helps Adam and Mary set up a new blind school in Sleepy Eye to try to get her mind off of Almanzo. Almanzo gets very sick.

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Town Party, Country Party is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Town Party, Country Party Oct 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 building her an elevated shoe. When Olga's father finds ...more

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Here Come The Brides is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Here Come The Brides Dec 05 1977 Adam Simms and his son Luke move into town. Adam falls in love with Miss Beadle, while Luke and Nellie Oleson fall for each other. After Miss Beadle talks to Nellie about love and marriage, ...more

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A Christmas They Never Forgot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
A Christmas They Never Forgot Dec 21 1981 Mary, Adam, Hester Sue, the Wilders, and the Ingalls are all together for Christmas. The snow begins falling and soon they are snowed in by a blizzard. To pass time, several of them tell ...more

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1) May 05 1980 Almanzo asks for Laura's hand in marriage. Mr. Ingalls tells Almanzo to wait until Laura was eighteen. Not wanting to wait, Almanzo forces Laura to choose him or respect her father. Laura ...more

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As Long As We're Together (1) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
As Long As We're Together (1) Sep 11 1978 Poor economic conditions cause the Ingalls to move closer to Mary. Mary is now teaching at the blind school. The Ingalls move to be closer to Mary, where she helps teach the younger blind ...more

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Four Eyes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Four Eyes Sep 17 1975 Mary is beginning to do worse in school because she has a hard time reading the blackboard. When Mary first gets her new glasses, she really likes them. The other school children begin to tease ...more

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The Camp-Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Camp-Out Season 2 Episode 7: Mrs. Oleson invites herself along on the Ingalls family campout after she concludes that Laura and Mary will have the upper hand collecting leaves for a science project. The Ingallses and Olesons seem to mix like water and oil throughout the trip.

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As Long As We're Together (2) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
As Long As We're Together (2) Sep 18 1978 Charles even sells his fiddle to buy Mary a gift. At the party, Mary gives Pa his fiddle back. Laura gives Mary a card. Mary is so proud of Laura writing the letter in braille. Almost everyone ...more

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Christmas at Plum Creek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Christmas at Plum Creek Season 1 Episode 15: When Christmas comes around, all the Ingallses are caught up in the secrecy and excitement. Charles and Mary take secret jobs to obtain a gift for their loved ones.

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The In-Laws is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The In-Laws Nov 24 1980 Almanzo and Mr. Ingalls expand their business by delivery goods to Sleepy Eye. Both of them believe they know the quickest way to get there. They even place a bet...Whoever got to Sleepy Eye ...more

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Come, Let Us Reason Together is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Come, Let Us Reason Together Jan 12 1981 Percival's parents decide to pay a visit. Mrs. Oleson and Mr. Percival don't hit it off so well. Mrs. Oleson is strongly against Mr. Percival's idea of raising Nellie's child as a Jew. An ...more

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Crossed Connections is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Crossed Connections Dec 10 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls travel to a farmers convention. They want to meet up with some of their old friends. Charles tries to convince the small farmers to stand up to the larger farms. Caroline is ...more

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The Reincarnation of Nellie (2... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Reincarnation of Nellie (2) Oct 12 1981 Nancy turns out to be worse than Nellie ever was. She even locks another girl in the ice house. The students devise a plan to teach Nancy a lesson. They trick her into being the star in a ...more

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The Handyman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Handyman Oct 03 1977 Charles must take a delivery to Mankato immediately and is unable to finish the addition to his house. Caroline hires a handsome man, Chris, to finish the house. Mary suspects that her Ma and ...more

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A Matter Of Faith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
A Matter Of Faith Feb 04 1976 Charles and his girls go on a trip, while Caroline stays home. Just before they leave, she gets a scratch on her leg by a rusty nail. At first, everything seems OK. However, as time progresses, ...more

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The Lord is My Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Lord is My Shepherd Season 1 Episode 14: The Ingalls family is delighted by the birth of a new baby boy, Charles Fredrick Ingalls. Unfortunately, Laura becomes jealous and refuses to pray for her new brother's good health.

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As Long As We're Together ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
As Long As We're Together - Part 2 Season 5 Episode 2: While Mary is going to teach at the Blind School in Winoka, and since financially they can't make a living in Walnut Grove the rest of the Ingalls family goes to Winoka, too.

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As Long As We're Together ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
As Long As We're Together - Part 1 Season 5 Episode 1: Poor financial conditions influence the Ingalls family to move to Winoka when Mary goes there to teach at the Blind School.

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There's No Place Like Home... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
There's No Place Like Home - Part 1 Season 5 Episode 5: Caroline talks to Mary and Mary convinces Charles that he should not have to stay in Winoka if he is unhappy. So, the Ingalls decide they are going back to Walnut Grove.

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Little House on the Prairie (P... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Little House on the Prairie (Pilot) Season 1 Episode 1: When the Big Woods of Wisconsin becomes a difficult spot for hunting, Charles Ingalls reluctantly decides to move his family to Kansas's more open and fertile land. Leaving their beloved relatives proves to be devastating, but the resiliency of the Ingalls spirit reigns supreme as they as they head out in their covered wagon.

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Mr. Edwards' Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Mr. Edwards' Homecoming Season 1 Episode 5: While in Mankato, Charles encounters a drunken Mr. Edwards in the midst of a bar fight and brings him to Walnut Grove. To rehabilitate him, Charles gets him a job at Hansen's Mill, while Caroline tries to set him up with widow Grace Snider.

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I Remember, I Remember is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
I Remember, I Remember Season 4 Episode 16: On the cold, rainy evening of his wedding anniversary, Charles is stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken wagon wheel. Caroline and the girls wait at home with a special celebration dinner all prepared.

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The Race is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Race Season 3 Episode 3: Laura's beloved horse Bunny has officially been returned to her. She eagerly prepares to enter a local race. Jealous, Nellie throws a tantrum until Harriet agrees to buy her a thoroughbred without Nels' approval. Although Nellie and her horse are expected to win the race, Laura perseveres with her training. The stakes are higher than ever when Harriet donates a lavish prize for the winner.

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The Reincarnation of Nellie (1... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Reincarnation of Nellie (1) Oct 05 1981 Percival and Nellie go to New York so that Percival can run the family business now that his father has died. Mrs. Oleson gets very depressed because of Nellie leaving. The Olesons decide to ...more

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The Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Last Summer Feb 21 1983 Laura gives birth to a baby boy. The baby is fine and healthy for a while. Then for no apparent reason the baby dies. To ease her mind of the death, she blames Doc Baker for what happened to her ...more

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The Monster of Walnut Grove is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Monster of Walnut Grove Season 3 Episode 5: On Halloween night, Laura and Mary get permission from their parents to walk into town and pull off a little prank at the mercantile. Laura's imagination runs wild when she peeks into the Olesons' window and witnesses Nels committing an unspeakable crime. Scarred by what she has seen, Laura can't seem to get anyone to believe her.

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To See The Light - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
To See The Light - Part 1 Season 7 Episode 10: A freak accident threatens Adam's life, but when he wakes up, he realizes that his eyesight has returned. Everyone is thrilled for him, but Mary becomes concerned when he decides to abandon his teaching career and pursue another lifelong dream. Meanwhile, Harriet is determined to lose a few pounds after her son-law makes some negative comments about her weight.

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The Craftsman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Craftsman Jan 08 1979 A story about bigotry. Albert becomes an apprentice of an old Jew, Isaac. The people in school call Albert a Jew-lover and beat him up. Albert learns a sense of pride from Isaac. Albert and ...more

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The Last Farewell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Randy Ferchuk added The Last Farewell Jun 02 1984 At Thanksgiving, the Ingalls family share stories of their favorite memories. Contains flashbacks of LHOTP's greatest episodes.

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Return of Mr. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Return of Mr. Edwards Season 6 Episode 8: When Isaiah Edwards loses his will to live after a crippling logging accident, a letter to Walnut Grove from his worried wife, Grace, brings Charles and Laura back to the big woods to try to help their old friend.

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Remember Me (Part 1 & 2) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Remember Me (Part 1 & 2) Season 2 Episode 8: A widowed mother named Julia Sanderson learns she has a terminal illness and has no close relatives willing to care for her three children, John Jr., Carl and Alicia. Charles promises Mrs. Sanderson the children will find a new home.

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A Harvest of Friends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
A Harvest of Friends Season 1 Episode 2: The Ingalls family move to the banks of Plum Creek, near Walnut Grove, Minnesota. To acquire the deed to his farm, Charles takes several jobs.

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The Hundred Mile Walk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Hundred Mile Walk Season 1 Episode 4: A hailstorm leaves the Ingalls family's crops in ruin. To recoup the money, Charles and some friendly neighbors, including a light-hearted Englishman, work in a dangerous railroad blasting job.

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He Was Only Twelve Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
He Was Only Twelve Pt. 1 Season 8 Episode 21: Tragedy strikes when James, who is traveling with Charles, Albert and Mr. Edwards to Sleepy Eye--is shot during a brutal bank robbery. When James slips into a coma, Charles goes with Mr. Edwards and Albert to track down the criminals and bring them to justice.

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The Wisdom Of Solomon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
The Wisdom Of Solomon Season 3 Episode 18: Solomon Henry, an 11-year-old black child runs away from home to pursue his dream of attending school somewhere. He comes across Charles Ingalls in Mankato, hitches a ride in the back of his wagon. He eventually becomes a guest in the Ingalls home. As he helps out around the farm and goes to school in Walnut Grove, Solomon's optimistic attitude is an inspiration to the whole family.

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He was only Twelve Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
He was only Twelve Pt. 2 Season 8 Episode 22: As James lies in a coma at the Ingalls house, Charles increases the distress of his family by denying the child's impending death. Angry that nobody - not even Doc Baker - offers any hope for James' recovery, Charles takes his son away to the mountains, where he builds a temple and prays fiercely for a miracle.

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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Quarantine Season 3 Episode 13: Doc Baker assists with an outbreak of mountain fever in a nearby town. The people of Walnut Grove are hopeful that the disease will overpass their community. Grace and Isaiah's young daughter Alicia becomes seriously ill, so Isaiah takes her to an abandoned house in town to nurse her back to health. Laura appears to have the fever as well, and Charles frantically sets out to find Doc Baker.

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Divorce Walnut Grove Style is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Divorce Walnut Grove Style Season 7 Episode 7: Newlyweds Laura and Almanzo have been having some relatively harmless arguments lately, but it reaches a whole new level when Laura suspects that he's cheating on her, then decides to leave him. Elsewhere, Charles is the proud owner of a beautiful new glass window, but installing it is a little more challenging than he anticipated.

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Wilder and Wilder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Wilder and Wilder Season 6 Episode 20: Almanzo and Eliza Jane are pleasantly surprised to get a visit from their kid brother Perley Day, but after a few days with him, they quickly remember why the boy has been so estranged from the family over the years.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder - Pt 1 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Pt 1 Season 7 Episode 1: Almanzo is eager to begin building a home for himself and his fiancee Laura on the piece of land he recently purchased. He hires his friend Harve Miller to assist him with his crop and tp help take care of Eliza Jane's house. Eliza Jane develops a fondness for Harve - feelings might not be mutual. Meanwhile, Laura is offered a teaching job at a faraway school.

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not P... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Pt. 2 Season 6 Episode 24: To keep her mind off Almanzo's extended absence, Laura pitches in with Mary and Adam's new blind school in Sleepy Eye. Meanwhile, in an attempt to conceal a secret from Laura and her family, Almanzo falls dangerously ill.

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Reincarnation of Nellie Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Little House On The Prairie Episodes
Reincarnation of Nellie Pt. 1 Season 8 Episode 1: Percival takes over the family business when his father dies, which means that he and Nellie will remain in New York permanently.