Little House on the Prairie

10 Worst 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 - S8E17

#10 - Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow (1) (Season 8 - Episode 17)

The Wilders' budding marriage is put to its first major test when Almonzo, soon after recovering from an illness, is felled by a stroke.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 36 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E9

#9 - The High Cost Of Being Right (Season 4 - Episode 9)


After Mr. Garvey's barn burns to the ground with the crops inside, his wife, Alice, takes a job at the post office. Mr. Garvey opposes this believing that a man should be able to support his family. He is ready to get a divorce until he realizes what his stubborn pride was doing to his family.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 43 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S4E15

#8 - Whisper Country (Season 4 - Episode 15)

Mary eagerly accepts a teaching job in a backwoods community, only to face the sternest test of her career and life when she meets the community's leader: an elderly woman who is totally against education but has concealed a shameful secret.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 46 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S7E4

#7 - Fight Team Fight! (Season 7 - Episode 4)


A former football star settles back into his childhood town of Walnut Grove with his wife and son. His zealous coaching is in conflict with Laura's schooling, and his interest in Albert's talent alienates his own son.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 36 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S9E19

#6 - The Last Summer (Season 9 - Episode 19)

Jason Carter starts working for an old lady. Jason becomes great friends of the lady. However, Jason's mom believes the lady is being too nice. Jason is forbidden to work for the old lady until Sarah finds out that the lady will soon die.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 19 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S9E20

#5 - For The Love Of Blanche (Season 9 - Episode 20)


Mr. Edwards and the residents of Walnut Grove make friends with an orangutan. But the friendship and the fun-loving primate's life may be short-lived when Nancy and Mrs. Olesen cause trouble.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 22 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S9E16

#4 - Home Again (1) (Season 9 - Episode 16)

When Albert continually breaks the law, Charles takes him out of the big city and back to Walnut Grove. Albert doesn't change in Walnut Grove because he is addicted to morphine. Charles finally forces Albert to stop using morphine. He stays with Albert while he goes through withdrawal. Thanks to Charles, Albert is no longer addicted to morphine. We find out at the end of the show that Albert will become Dr. Albert Ingalls.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 33 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S9E13

#3 - Sins Of The Fathers (Season 9 - Episode 13)


When Mrs. Carter's mother dies, Sarah Carter's father comes to town. He tries to get the Carters to come with home back to New York. He wants the Carters to have a better life. The Carters tell him that home sweet home is in Walnut Grove. After a while, Sarah's father begins to understand while the Carters feel this way.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 24 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S9E10

#2 - Love (Season 9 - Episode 10)

Laura's childhood friend, Jane Canfield, comes back to Walnut Grove. Although she is blind, she falls in love with Mr. Edwards, a person who was old enough to be her father. Jane then undergoes an operation which allows her to see again. After a lot of soul searching, Mr. Edwards tells Jane that she should go out and find herself a better life. At the end of the show, we see Mr. Edwards in the distance watching Jane leave on the stagecoach.

The episode was rated 6.89 from 27 votes.

Little House on the Prairie - S6E7

#1 - The Halloween Dream (Season 6 - Episode 7)


Albert's imagination starts to get the better of him when he dreams that he and Laura are taken by Indians.

The episode was rated 6.78 from 37 votes.

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