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Yes I admit it I watch little house and have for years ever since I was a kid. I can't help it if I am a geek. There is something good and wholesome about the show. They have a lot of tear jerker episodes though to. My dad laughs at me and says oh meggie it looks like you are going to cry again. Then I tell him to shut up. :lol Anyone else watch it or am I alone in this?
 

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I love Little House. And lots of other old, "wholesome" shows too. (Until Nick at Night stopped running Leave It To Beaver, I watched it every single night). There's something very nostalgic about watching those kinds of shows.
 

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I watched some of the reruns while I was in college. I don't remember many of the episodes but for some reason I've always remembered the big guy saying "nothin' cleaner than a hound dog's tooth!" as he let his dog 'wash' the dishes.

Another thing I remember is that some of the later episodes were really weak, like that whole bit about the older girl going blind.

Overall, I liked the series a lot.
 

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Yeah, definitely one of my favorites growing up, I could always relate to Laura, she was so much like me, a real troublemaker.
 

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my mother loves LHOTP and she also likes the waltons... funny.. when I was little I thought it was the same show... hehe
 

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I like it so much just because I Love the Actors on that show, like Micheal Landon, Katherine McGregor, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Anderson, Matthew Laborteaux, Karen Grassle- all of em', the have the best cast ever. I love the setting of it of a simpler time in life, and it's wholesome.
 

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My grandma use to watch the show all time. I watched it some when I was a kid.
 

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I watched an episode where Albert was dying of some terminal disease. I was like no no not Albert. :fall
 

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I used to watch it when I was younger but I don't remember much about it. I did watch the Disney remake series that lasted about four weeks last spring, I think it was on ABC. About all they covered was the time they spent in Kansas. The Ingalls family lived for a short time in a small town about 20 miles from me. I beleive its an old hotel, they have it restored now and I think its listed as a national historical site. The last baby, May Grace Pearl Ingles was born there from what I understand.
 

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Wow thats interesting Lonelyguy! :)


I found this information to:

MICHAEL LANDON (1936-1991) (Charles Ingalls)

Landon was the only actor who had three consecutive hit television series that ran more than five years. After a short-lived career in javelin throwing, he turned to acting, starring in a B-movie flick called "I Was A Teenage Werewolf". But it was the TV series "Bonanza" that was Landon's true calling, playing the part of Little Joe for nearly the entire series run. After "Little House" ended in 1984, he starred with his acting buddy Victor French in "Highway To Heaven", which ran for five years. Landon had just finished the pilot for a new TV series called "US" when he was diagnosed with cancer in 1991 and subsequently died from that disease. Michael Landon was the "father figure" for all of family television, and his legacy lives on in reruns.


KAREN GRASSLE (Caroline Ingalls)
Born in Berkeley, CA, Karen Grassle was trained at the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art. Aside from her acting career, she is also a long-standing advocate for women's rights. "Little House" is her best-known work. For many years, Grassle was a spokesperson for Time-Life Video's release of the series. She has recently done work on the stage. In 2002, she appeared on a "TV Moms" edition of the NBC game show "The Weakestlink". She is currently married to J. Alan Radford and has an adopted daughter.



Victor French (December 4th, 1934 - June 15th, 1989)
The son of a movie stunt man, Victor French made his screen entree in westerns, where his unkempt beard and scowling countenance made him a perfect heavy. He carried over his robbin' and rustlin' activities into television, making multiple appearances on such series as Gunsmoke and Bonanza. It was former Bonanza star Michael Landon, a great friend of French's, who "humanized" the veteran screen villain with the role of farmer Isiah Edwards in the weekly TV drama Little House on the Prairie. French temporarily left Little House in 1977 to star in his own sitcom, Carter Country, in which he played an affable Southern sheriff who tried his best to accommodate the ever-changing racial relationships of the 1970s. In 1984, Landon cast French as ex-cop Michael Gordon, whose bitterness at the world was softened by the presence of a guardian angel (Landon), in the popular TV series Highway to Heaven. French directed every third episode of this series, extending his directorial activities to the Los Angeles theatre scene, where he won a Critics Circle award for his staging of 12 Angry Men. In contrast to his earlier bad-guy roles, French went out of his way in the 1980s to avoid parts that required him to exhibit cruelty or inhumanity. Victor French died in 1989, shortly after completing work on the final season of Highway to Heaven
 

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I sometimes watch it. I was old enough remember watching it as a young kid. I am interested in it for the historical interest. My Great Great Grandparents lived in a sod house on the Kansas-Nebreska border. I even have a picture of my Great Great grandfather standing in front of it.
 

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Bon said:
http://www.liwms.com/

http://webpages.marshall.edu/~irby1/laura.htmlx

I used to devour the books in grade school!
I found this interesting from the second link.

"As a teenager Laura had become rather a shy girl and initially found it difficult to mix with people. She seemed quite fearful of crowds. "
 

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From what Melissa Gilbert said on a show about child actors, they were like a family off-camera as well. Michael Landon knew what he wanted out of the show and was kind to the cast.
 

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^Yeah he must have been really cool to work with. :popcorn
 
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