Little House on the Prairie

10 Best Episodes of Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Little House on the Prairie - S1E15

#15 - Christmas At Plum Creek (Season 1 - Episode 15)

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 horse to Mr. Oleson.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 101 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S2E13

#14 - The Talking Machine (Season 2 - Episode 13)


Laura and Nellie are rivals for the affections of a classmate's heart. The two polar opposites are after Jason, the new kid at school who is into inventions. Both of them have crushes on Jason, but Jason - who is into inventions and electricity - only has feelings for Laura...

The episode was rated 8.10 from 60 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S2E18

#13 - The Long Road Home (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Charles, Mr. Edwards, and two other men take a job that involves handling and transporting explosives. They must deal with many things along the road, including prejudice.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 51 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S3E18

#12 - The Wisdom of Solomon (Season 3 - Episode 18)


Solomon Henry, an eleven year old black boy, runs away from his family because he's tired of everybody treating him different. He goes to live with the Ingalls. The Ingalls learn many important things and Laura learns an important lesson : Don't take things for granted. The Ingalls convince Solomon to be proud of his heritage. Solomon goes back to his family in the end.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 46 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S3E11

#11 - Blizzard (Season 3 - Episode 11)

The day before Christmas vacation started, Miss Beadle lets the children out early when she notices that a snowstorm is beginning. The children aren't able to make it home before the storm starts. The men of Walnut Grove search for the children while Doc Baker takes care of the frostbitten children that show up at the school.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 64 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S3E7

#10 - Journey in the Spring (2) (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Lansford leaves because he feels really bad. Once Laura realizes that her grandpa wasn't to blame for the accident, she looks for Lansford and convinces him to come back home.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 44 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E21

#9 - I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1) (Season 4 - Episode 21)

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 is unable to tell Mary for a while that she is going blind. When Mary does go blind, the whole family suffers.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 50 votes.

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#8 - Survival (Season 1 - Episode 22)


The Ingallses have to seek shelter when a blizzard hits. There they meet an Indian who helps them out. A marshall, looking for the Indian, comes by...

The episode was rated 8.16 from 62 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S2E22

#7 - Going Home (Season 2 - Episode 22)

After a tornado ruins his crop, Charles decides to sell the land and return to the Big Woods of Wisconsin without consulting his family.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 51 votes.

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#6 - Remember Me (1) (Season 2 - Episode 7)


A widowed mother named Julia Sanderson learns she has a terminal illness, and has no close relatives willing to care for her three children, sons John Jr. and Carl, and daughter Alicia. Charles promises Mrs. Sanderson the children will find a new home. Meanwhile, the relationship between Mr. Edwards and Grace Snyder begins to really blossom.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 58 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E4

#5 - The Handyman (Season 4 - Episode 4)

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 Chris are falling in love.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 52 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S7E19

#4 - Blind Justice (Season 7 - Episode 19)


Adam is officially a lawyer, but his client prospects are slim.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 26 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S8E11

#3 - A Christmas They Never Forgot (Season 8 - Episode 11)

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 stories. Laura talks about the Christmas in Kansas when Mr. Edwards came.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 45 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S8E4

#2 - Dark Sage (Season 8 - Episode 4)


Dr. Baker posts an ad for another doctor, to relieve his workload (and Mrs. Oleson's constant pestering). He hires Dr. Caleb Ledoux, but doesn't count on him being black. The Ingalls are among the very few to accept Dr. Ledoux, as others are outright hateful and racist. Even Dr. Baker struggles with his prejudice and, to show his spite, gives the young doctor minor cases. In the end, Dr. Ledoux is the only doctor available to call on a pregnant woman who is having labor complications. The woman's husband won't allow the doctor in the house (because he's black), and can only get to her when Charles knocks the man aside. Ledoux performs a successful surgery and delivers a son to the couple. A stunned and shaken Dr. Baker witnesses the surgery and concedes that only Caleb's and his superior training could have saved the woman's life. Dr. Ledoux later angrily tells his wife he plans to leave Walnut Grove. But only Dr. Baker's emotional speech at church convinces the good doctor to stay.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 28 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S2E8

#1 - Remember Me (2) (Season 2 - Episode 8)

The Ingalls' neighbor, the widow Julia Sanderson, finds out that she will die soon. She asks Charles to find a good home for her three children. After Julia dies, Charles has a difficult time finding someone that will take all three of the children.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 58 votes.

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