Post 57: LHOP Behind The Scenes!

Post 57: LHOP Behind The Scenes!

Check out the link below to see some amazing on the set photos of Little House on the Prairie....

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Post 56:
And now for some random Little House on the Prairie dirt!

Post 56:  And now for some random Little House on the Prairie dirt!

Pilfered from one of those irresistible click-bait articles! I found these delicious “Behind-the-scenes secrets all Little House on the Prairie fans will want to know” — or perhaps wish they’d never found out. (Ed. Note – from Tracy – “My corneas are burning!” was one such reaction from me after reading some of these.) Still. Had to share: Actress Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) Passed Out From Heat Exhaustion On Set The women wore the traditional 1800’s styles, including stockings, petticoats, pinafores, and bonnets. The temperatures would range from the 90s to the 100s at the California ranch where the show was filmed, which made for a very warm workday. Both Alison Arngrim and an assistant director passed out on the first day of filming. The Crew Went Through...

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Post 55:
“The Wisdom of Solomon”

Post 55:  “The Wisdom of Solomon”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 25 – EXCELLENT     “A black kid named Solomon wants to work in exchange for an education. Pa lets him. But soon his brother comes to find him. On this last day of school, he gives a plaque that says “Bless this school.” I cried on that part.” From Anne — On the whole, Little House on the Prairie was about as white as a marshmallow blizzard. Except for Hester Sue. And a handful of earlier shows. Like this one. In which the N-word is used, multiple times. This episode, penned by a white dude, aired the same year as the miniseries Roots. I don’t know about you, but I remember the cultural force Roots exerted, with all the adults glued to the TV, and 7-year-old me totally freaked out by the whipping scenes....

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Post 54:
“The Music Box”

Post 54:  “The Music Box”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 26 – EXCELLENT   “At Nellie’s party, Laura steals a music box. She has bad dreams. She breaks it and Nellie catches her with it. Nellie won’t tell if Laura does anything she says. Laura is friends with a girl named Anna who stutters. Laura and (won’t let) Anna be in the club because Nellie said. They make fun of Anna. Later Laura tells she stole and she doesn’t get in trouble.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — It’s only once in a lifetime I get to state the following: This episode of LHOP is practically psychedelic! It’s filled with dreams and long hair and strange sights! It has an awesome intro with more dolls and dollhouse miniatures you could ever want...

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Post 53:
The 40th Anniversary Interview!

This is from several years ago but still worth a watch. So sweet and funny!   And this video of Hersha Parady, the actress who played the doomed Alice Garvey holding a prop baby is too whacky to be believed. Unfortunately, she doesn’t pound it against anything in this...

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Post 52:
“May We Make Them Proud”

Post 52:   “May We Make Them Proud”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — April 18 – GOOD Part One: “Albert and Clay want to smoke. The pipe starts a fire in the basement. Everyone in the blindschool is saved except Mrs. Garvey and Adam Jr. (baby). Mary is in a “trace” from shock and Mr. Garvey is drinking.” (continued) April 19 – FAIR Part Two: “Albert buys this music box and it breaks Mary out of it. Then they all figure it out and Albert is on the run. They catch him and he’s forgiven. They donate the new school to Alice & Adam Jr.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Crispy baby! You’d expect no less from our beloved Little House. Yep, Albert and friends hit the corncob crack pipe, toss it off in the basement, and next thing you know,...

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Post 51:
“Handyman”

Post 51: “Handyman”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — February 14 — EXCELLENT “A handyman named Chris comes along. He’s a good man and Mary suspects something between him & Ma. (Charles is gone.) Mary yells at him and tells him to leave. Then they catch him and apologize. He says “Maybe I’ll go & find “a woman like your Ma.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Every now and then I get an episode totally wrong. In this case I actually remember Ma slapping Mary for being a bitch. But that never happened — in any episode of Little House ever. Maybe I wanted to slap Mary. Because she is definitely not her best self in this episode and it’s shocking to see. The episode starts off in the usual way. Pa promises Ma a new kitchen, cuts a...

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