Post 50:
Mini Little House Documentary

Post 50:  Mini Little House Documentary

From Tracy — Hooray! It’s our 50th post!!     In celebration here’s a nice little documentary about the...

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Post 49:
“Sylvia, Part One and Two”

Post 49:  “Sylvia, Part One and Two”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — May 16 & 17 – GOOD “Sylvia & Albert like each other & she gets raped. They want to get married & she falls trying to get away from the raper. The raper gets shot but later Sylvia dies.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — It’s Sunday. I can do whatever I want. I could watch the NFL playoffs, or a 1960s French film on Hulu, or make these crystallized ginger cookies I’ve been meaning to make. But out of duty to anyone who was ever traumatized by the most unsavory LHOP episode ever, I force myself to re-watch (it’s been 30+ years) parts 1 and 2 of “Sylvia.” I subject myself to this twisted combo of Stephen King’s It, The Blue Lagoon, and some after-school special. How else to...

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Post 48:
“Gold Country”

Post 48:  “Gold Country”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 27-28 – GOOD “The Ingalls family starts to go west to look for gold. One of their friend find (sic) it and he is shot. Also, Laura befriends an old man who told her where a buried treasure is. She tells and someone digs it up. Then he kills himself because the treasure was for his dead wife. They go home.” ____________________________________________________ Melissa Gilbert on the set of “Gold Country.” I think she’s coloring in a coloring book. Love the way she’s sitting. So confident! ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — I get a sick feeling in my stomach whenever the Ingalls leave town. Nothing ever good comes from it. Going through Deadwood for the...

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Post 47:
“Fred”

Post 47:  “Fred”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 15, 1983 – GOOD “Laura gets a goat for a pet. He butts Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Oleson, Doc Baker, Reverend Alden, Pa, & the old owner. It gets drunk and Pa says she has to get rid of it. She lets it go. When she is allowed to keep it, she looks for it and finds it with some Nanny goats. She leaves it. The goat is named Friendly Fred.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Maybe if Laura had lived in an era when she could’ve watched all the goats-screaming-like-humans internet videos she could stand, she wouldn’t have needed a pet goat. But Laura could never resist: feral raccoons, rabid dogs, epileptic horses, I don’t know. This time, a highly impolite goat, ironically named...

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Post 46:
“Little Girl Lost”

Post 46:  “Little Girl Lost”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 11, 1983 – EXCELLENT “While all the girls are bug hunting, Carrie falls down a hole. Everyone from town comes to help her get out. This one man who used to be a drunk supervises. Caroline is going crazy. Finally they find a mine and get her out. Mr. Hanson and the drunk are friends.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Here’s an episode that will have you pondering the following issues: “Where in the hell did they ever find bellows that big?” (Who the hell knows? Maybe Mr. Hanson?) “I think engineering is sexy!” (It is, dear reader it IS!) “Is Miss Beadle trying to kill her students?” (Well duh.) “Can Carrie be any...

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Post 45:
“Bunny” and “The Race”

Post 45:  “Bunny” and “The Race”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 7, 1983 – EXCELLENT “Nellie somehow gets Laura’s horse. She whips it and it runs off. Nellie falls and she is temporarily paralyzed.Then she gets Laura to do her homework for her. She gets well and doesn’t tell anyone so they will continue to serve her. Laura finds out and pushes her down a hill. Ha, Ha!” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — The prairie is sometimes sunshiny, sometimes sadistic.  In this pair of episodes, sadism triumphs. First, Nellie abuses a poor steed named Bunny.  Then she abuses her family, Laura and anyone who’s ever had a disability by faking paralysis. Then it’s Laura’s turn to inflict pain for fun! In an epic way. Laura’s peeping at Nellie while...

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Post 44:
“The Pride of Walnut Grove”

Post 44: “The Pride of Walnut Grove”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 27, 1982 – GOOD “Mary wins a math contest and goes to Minniapolis (sic) for a state contest. Meanwhile, Laura tries to act like Ma. She keeps house, bakes, etc. Since Walnut Grove paid for her trip Mary feels she has to win. She is 1st runner up & they have a party anyway.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Welcome to the prairie, where there is nothing digital. Especially Little House video content. Tracy says that NBC or whoever holds the license for the LHOP TV episode canon has scoured the world wide web, erasing any clip, blip or full episode. We’re going from memory, gals! Let’s see just how deeply Little House embedded itself in our collective memory...

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