The Best Episodes of Little House on the Prairie

Dark Sage

#1 - Dark Sage 8.58

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.

Directors: Maury Dexter
The Talking Machine

#2 - The Talking Machine 8.50

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...

Directors: Victor French
Remember Me (2)

#3 - Remember Me (2) 8.48

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.

Directors: Michael Landon
The Campout

#4 - The Campout 8.36

Season 2 - Episode 9

Mrs. Oleson doesn't want the Ingalls children to beat her children on a leaf-gathering project. Thus, the Olesons go with the Ingalls on their camping trip. The Olesons manage to get into trouble out in the wild, which causes the campers to have a miserable time.

To See The World

#5 - To See The World 8.32

Season 1 - Episode 23

Johnny Johnson leaves to ""see the world"" and Mr. Edwards goes along with him to keep him out of trouble. Johnny meets up with a girl who is able to trick him out of a lot of money. Mr. Edwards talks to this girl to try to have her convince Johnny to go back home.

Directors: Michael Landon
For The Love of Nancy

#6 - For The Love of Nancy 8.30

Season 8 - Episode 9

An overweight boy comes to school at Walnut Grove. The schoolkids pick on him because he is so heavy. Nancy persuades the boy to bully the other school children. The jokes of the school children get so bad that the obese boy decides to quit school. The school children then decide that enough is enough. They go over and apologize to him.

Directors: Maury Dexter
A Matter Of Faith

#7 - A Matter Of Faith 8.26

Season 2 - Episode 15

Charles and his girls go on a trip, while Caroline stays home. Just before they leave, she gets a scratch on her leg by a rusty nail. At first, everything seems OK. However, as time progresses, she gets weaker and more ill.

Directors: William F. Claxton
Remember Me (1)

#8 - Remember Me (1) 8.23

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.

Directors: William F. Claxton

#9 - Blizzard 8.21

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.

Directors: William F. Claxton
Country Girls

#10 - Country Girls 8.19

Season 1 - Episode 2

Laura and Mary start school for the first time. That is where they meet Nellie Oleson. Since Laura hasn't been to school before, she tries especially hard with her schoolwork. The students have to write an essay to present in front of the class. Laura recites what she would have written on the paper if she could have, instead of what was actually written on it.

Directors: William F. Claxton
The Silent Cry

#11 - The Silent Cry 8.18

Season 7 - Episode 5

The orphanage in Sleepy Eye faces a difficult situation when two young brothers meet with a potential adoptive family. The younger child refuses to speak and shows symptoms of emotional trauma, so the family is only interested in taking the older child. Rather than be separated, the boys run away to the nearby blind school, where the kindly Houston agrees to help. Although the aging Houston would love to adopt them himself, it creates problems that he cannot handle by himself, so Charles and Jonathan must intervene.

Directors: Michael Landon
A Wiser Heart

#12 - A Wiser Heart 8.18

Season 8 - Episode 5

Laura goes to visit Eliza Jane because of a literature seminar that is going on in town. Laura has to find a part-time job to pay for meals and other stuff. She ends up hating the job. There is a person who Laura met on the train who begins to like Eliza Jane. Eliza Jane in turn begins to like the professor teaching the seminar and the professor likes Laura. The professor tells Laura that her writing is bad when Laura tells him she is happily married. The man on the train eventually defends Laura's writing. It only takes one punch by the man to get the professor to take off and leave.

Directors: Michael Landon
The Award

#13 - The Award 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 12

While studying for an optional history exam in the barn, Mary accidentally knocks over a reading lamp and starts a fire. Caroline punishes Mary by telling her she couldn't take the exam. Mary doesn't tell Ms. Beadle this until the day of the exam.

Directors: William F. Claxton

#14 - Survival 8.09

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...

Directors: William F. Claxton
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2)

#15 - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2) 8.08

Season 6 - Episode 24

Laura helps Adam and Mary set up a new blind school in Sleepy Eye to try to get her mind off of Almanzo. Almanzo gets very sick.

Directors: Michael Landon
Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You

#16 - Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You 8.08

Season 7 - Episode 8

Albert tries to impress a penpal he figures he'll never see.

Directors: Michael Landon
The Reincarnation of Nellie (2)

#17 - The Reincarnation of Nellie (2) 8.07

Season 8 - Episode 2

Nancy turns out to be worse than Nellie ever was. She even locks another girl in the ice house. The students devise a plan to teach Nancy a lesson. They trick her into being the star in a dunking tank. Also during this episode, Adam and Mary move to New York so that they can earn a living and Hester Sue comes to Walnut Grove to work at the restaurant.

Directors: Michael Landon
The Long Road Home

#18 - The Long Road Home 8.06

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.

Ebenezer Sprague

#19 - Ebenezer Sprague 8.04

Season 2 - Episode 3

Laura befriends a stranger while out fishing, and is stunned to later discover he is none other than Walnut Grove's new banker. However, she is even more surprised when the man accuses her of being kind to him to secure a loan Pa wants to make.

Be My Friend

#20 - Be My Friend 8.00

Season 4 - Episode 17

When Laura is playing along a creek, she finds a bottle with a note in it. The note read, ""Be my friend."" Laura convinces Pa to help her look for the person who sent the note. They end up finding a baby. Charles then searches for the parents of the child. The baby belongs to teen parents. The reason the mother left the baby for the Ingalls to find was because her dad was opposed to her being with the guy she conceived the child with. The young parents take the baby and try things again.

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)

#21 - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1) 8.00

Season 7 - Episode 1

Upon being sold a piece of land, Almanzo is eager to begin building a home for him and Laura. He hires his friend Harv Miller to assist him with his crop. Meanwhile, Laura is offered a teaching job at a faraway school.

Directors: Michael Landon
The Lost Ones (2)

#22 - The Lost Ones (2) 8.00

Season 7 - Episode 22

The Cooper children go home with Charles, but as they're adjusting, a set of adoptive parents arrive.

Directors: Michael Landon
If I Should Wake Before I Die

#23 - If I Should Wake Before I Die 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 6

After her friend dies, Miss Amy, an old lady, convinces the Ingalls and Doc Baker to help her stage her own death. Amy thought this was the only way to get her family to come and see her.

Directors: Victor French
Christmas At Plum Creek

#24 - Christmas At Plum Creek 7.94

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.

Directors: William F. Claxton

#25 - Fred 7.93

Season 3 - Episode 8

Laura is tricked into taking a ""one of a kind"" billy goat home with her. After Fred eats some of the Ingalls' crops, Laura is forced to get rid of the billy goat. Every person that Laura wanted to give the billy goat to resulted in a funny time. Laura finally decides to set him free in the wild. This episode is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Directors: William F. Claxton