Sep. 11, 1974
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Little House on the Prairie (1974)

The series, set in the towns of Walnut Grove in Plumb Creek, Minnesota, during during the 1870s, follows events in the lives of the pioneering Ingalls family. Their experiences as homesteaders in the vastly unsettled frontier are viewed through the eyes of Laura Ingalls, the second-born daughter.

Little House on the Prairie (1974) Season 7 (1980-1981)

7x01 7 7x01 Laura Ingalls Wilder (1)
Laura finally sets her wedding date, while Eliza Jane finds her own love, for the very first time.
Sep. 22, 1980
7x02 7 7x02 Laura Ingalls Wilder (2)
Almanzo's sister has her heart broken, so she leaves town. Because of Eliza Jane leaving, Laura is hired as the new schoolmarm, so her and Almanzo can go on with their wedding.
Sep. 29, 1980
7x03 7 7x03 A New Beginning
Plans for a new life are threatened when widower Jonathan Garvey and his son are harassed by young toughs.
Oct. 06, 1980
7x04 7 7x04 Fight Team Fight!
Walnut Grove's new football coach thinks winning a game is like winning war and that only winning counts.
Oct. 13, 1980
7x05 7 7x05 The Silent Cry
At the school for the blind, a caretaker shelters two runaway orphans who are facing separation.
Oct. 20, 1980
7x06 7 7x06 Portrait of Love
Annie Crane is a blind woman who is very well known for painting. Her mother shows up one day and wants her back, but Annie refuses because her mother abandoned her.
Oct. 27, 1980
7x07 7 7x07 Divorce, Walnut Grove Style
A jealous Laura moves back with her parents when a pretty acquaintance reenters Almanzo's life.
Nov. 10, 1980
7x08 7 7x08 Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You
Albert lies to impress a pen pal, unaware that she's confined to a wheelchair and doing the same.
Nov. 17, 1980
7x09 7 7x09 The In-Laws
Freight-hauling partners Charles and Almanzo agree on a race to decide the better route between Walnut Grove and Sleepy Eye.
Nov. 24, 1980
7x10 7 7x10 To See The Light (1)
An accident gives Adam his eyesight back, but Mary is worried that he won't love her anymore.
Dec. 01, 1980
7x11 7 7x11 To See The Light (2)
Adam is traveling to apply for a scholarship, but is beaten and robbed on the way, and also gets a fever.
Dec. 08, 1980
7x12 7 7x12 Oleson Versus Oleson
When the people of Walnut Grove attend a hearing regarding a law granting women equal rights in property ownership; the men are hesitant to support it, causing Mrs. Oleson to lead the ...
Jan. 05, 1981
7x13 7 7x13 Come, Let Us Reason Together
Mrs. Oleson meets Percival's parents, and she has an argument with his father over whether Nellie should raise her child as a Jew or a Gentile. Then Nellie gives birth to the baby, ...
Jan. 12, 1981
7x14 7 7x14 The Nephews
Almanzo's brother Royal leaves his sons with him and Laura. The kids turn out to be hard to handle.
Jan. 19, 1981
7x15 7 7x15 Make a Joyful Noise
Joe Kagan moves to Sleepy Eye and gets a job at the school of the blind, mainly because of Hester-Sue, but at first, she doesn't appear to like him.
Jan. 26, 1981
7x16 7 7x16 Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder
Laura quits her job, and allows Mrs. Oleson to take over, but it doesn't go as well as Mrs. Oleson planned.
Feb. 02, 1981
7x17 7 7x17 Sylvia (1)
A girl lives in fear and humiliation after being assaulted by a masked rapist.
Feb. 09, 1981
7x18 7 7x18 Sylvia (2)
In the conclusion, Albert resolves to marry Sylvia, even though her father is determined to take her away.
Feb. 16, 1981
7x19 7 7x19 Blind Justice
Adam's first legal client is a land speculator accused of defrauding Walnut Grove investors.
Feb. 23, 1981
7x20 7 7x20 I Do, Again
Caroline thinks that she is pregnant again, but the doctor reveals the truth: she can't have any more children. Charles takes her to her hometown and they renew their wedding vows. ...
Mar. 02, 1981
7x21 7 7x21 The Lost Ones (1)
Charles and Albert go with the Coopers to make a delivery, but the Coopers are killed in an accident. Charles decides to keep their children in his home for a while.
May. 04, 1981
7x22 7 7x22 The Lost Ones (2)
Reverend Alden finds a home for Cassandra and James Cooper, but the home is unsuitable. Charles later agrees to adopt them.
May. 11, 1981

Season 7 Characters

Charles Ingalls played by Michael Landon
Carrie Ingalls played by Sidney Greenbush
Caroline Ingalls played by Karen Grassle
Mary Ingalls Kendall played by Melissa Sue Anderson
Laura Ingalls Wilder played by Melissa Gilbert
Albert Quinn Ingalls played by Matthew Labyorteaux
Harriet Oleson played by Scottie MacGregor
Willie Oleson played by Jonathan Gilbert
Almanzo James Wilder played by Dean Butler
Nellie Oleson Dalton played by Alison Arngrim
Grace Ingalls played by Brenda Turnbaugh
Grace Ingalls played by Wendi Turnbaugh
Nels Oleson played by Richard Bull
Dr. Hiram Baker played by Kevin Hagen
Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton played by Steve Tracy
Reverend Robert Alden played by Dabbs Greer
Adam Kendall played by Linwood Boomer
Jonathan Garvey played by Merlin Olsen
Hester-Sue Terhune played by Ketty Lester
Student played by Elisha Rapson
Andrew 'Andy' Garvey played by Patrick Labyorteaux
Melinda Foster played by Ruth Foster
Stage Driver played by Jack Lilley
Boy #1 played by Terry Nani
Conductor played by Dan Priest

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Season 7 Videos

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Season 7 Quotes

07x21 - The Lost Ones (1) Season 7 / Episode 21: - The Lost Ones (1)

Albert Quinn Ingalls: The worst is the fighting.
Charles Ingalls: What fighting?
Albert Quinn Ingalls: The big over the little. It never seems to let up unless you can beat everybody else. I couldn't beat everybody else 'cause I was too little. I tried. By the time I ran away, I didn't trust anybody or anything. I don't have to tell you how I was. Anyway, that's what's gonna happen to them. Leastwise James.
Charles Ingalls: I'm gonna try to stop that train!
07x06 - Portrait of Love Season 7 / Episode 6: - Portrait of Love

Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: You made me promise not to argue with your mother and I have been trying, have I now?
Nellie Oleson Dalton: Yes you have.
Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: I didn't yell when your mother insisted that you have supper lying down on the sofa, did I?
Nellie Oleson Dalton: No.
Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: And I didn't yell when your mother started serving breakfast in bed rather I was up or not, now did I?
Nellie Oleson Dalton: No you didn't.
Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton: No.
Nellie Oleson Dalton: But now... Just now... Your Mother informed me that I am no longer allowed to sleep in the same bed with my wife! [Turns angrily and gets face-to-face with Caroline] Mrs. Ingalls [Nods acknowledgement]... Nellie, I'm going to ask your permission to allow me to break my promise and yell at your Mother.
Nellie Oleson Dalton: [Hears her mother calling] You have my permission.
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Season 7 Trivia

  • Episode 11 - The sequences where Adam takes his law school exam are filmed on the campus of the University of Southern California.
  • Episode 16 - Goof (anachronisms): At the start of this episode,which takes place around 1886, Laura is telling her class about the "five boroughs of New York City". At the time of this episode, however, New York City consisted solely of Manhattan Island; the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island were independent
  • Episode 01 - Women in this time period had to be unmarried to be a school teacher
  • Episode 08 - Goof (anachronisms): When Albert becomes pen pals with Leslie, it is around 1880 to 1881. Leslie tells Albert in her letters that she is captain of the basketball team. This is impossible, since basketball was not invented until 1891, ten years after Albert and Leslie became pen pals.
  • Episode 16 - Goof (revealing mistake): After Ralph pulls Willie's hair, Laura explains to Ralph that she knew he had done so because she saw him out of the corner of her eye. However, Laura's back is to both Ralph and Willie, and despite her peripheral vision, she would not have been able to see it happen as she claims

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