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 4 (1977-1978)
|4x01 Castoffs |
An eccentric, fantasy-prone woman settles down in Walnut Grove.
|Sep. 12, 1977|
|4x02 Times of Change |
Charles wants to have a romantic time with Caroline in Chicago, but Mary goes with him to see her fiance. While there, they realize things are much different than at Walnut Grove.
|Sep. 19, 1977|
|4x03 My Ellen |
Ellen Taylor drowns while with Mary and Laura. Her mother blames Laura and eventually holds her hostage, pretending Laura is her daughter.
|Sep. 26, 1977|
|4x04 The Handyman |
Charles leaves the kitchen he was building onto the house unfinished, and a handyman is sent from the Olesons to help finish the job. Chris Nelson, the handyman, is told to leave by ...
|Oct. 03, 1977|
|4x05 The Wolves |
When Caroline goes on a trip with Charles, Mary gets left in charge. Things begin to get out of hand when Laura’s friend Andy takes in a wolf and her puppy that are quickly accused ...
|Oct. 17, 1977|
|4x06 The Creeper of Walnut Grove |
Somebody is stealing from the people of Walnut Grove, and Laura and Andy try to find out who it is.
|Oct. 24, 1977|
|4x07 To Run and Hide |
Doc Baker finds another doctor to replace him when he cannot save a patient.
|Oct. 31, 1977|
|4x08 The Aftermath |
Jesse James, along with his brother Frank, are in town hiding. They take hostages when people find out who they really are.
|Nov. 07, 1977|
|4x09 The High Cost of Being Right |
Jonathan Garvey's crops are destroyed by a fire in the barn, and he refuses to get a job at the post office. He eventually leaves town.
|Nov. 14, 1977|
|4x10 The Fighter |
Charles is going to be in a boxing match with an ill man. After the match, the man finds out that he will die if he fights again.
|Nov. 21, 1977|
|4x11 Meet Me at the Fair |
The Ingalls and Olesons go to the fair. While there, the two men of the families join a donkey-riding race, two guys fight for Mary, and Carries sets off on an adventure.
|Nov. 28, 1977|
|4x12 Here Come the Brides |
Mr. Simms begins to like Miss Beadle, and Luke and Nellie begin to like each other.
|Dec. 05, 1977|
|4x13 Freedom Flight |
An Indian with a very sick father comes to Walnut Grove for help.
|Dec. 12, 1977|
|4x14 The Rivals |
Laura tries to get the love of a man she likes, while Charles tries to save his business.
|Jan. 09, 1978|
|4x15 Whisper Country |
One of the town leaders doesn't approve of education when Mary gets a job as a teacher.
|Jan. 16, 1978|
|4x16 I Remember, I Remember |
Mr. Ingalls is severely delayed when a wheel breaks on his wagon in the pouring rain. This is the day of Charles and Caroline's wedding anniversary. Everything had been all prepared ...
|Jan. 23, 1978|
|4x17 Please Be My Friend |
A message in a bottle leads Laura to an abandoned baby.
|Jan. 30, 1978|
|4x18 The Inheritance |
Charles receives surprising news. He will inherit money from a relative of his that is wealthy.
|Feb. 06, 1978|
|4x19 The Stranger |
Nels's nephew is now under the care of the Olesons after the boy has trouble at home, but they later realize they can't handle him.
|Feb. 01, 1978|
|4x20 A Most Precious Gift |
Caroline is pregnant with her fifth child, and she wants to have a son. Charles has to act as a doctor when she delivers the baby early.
|Feb. 27, 1978|
|4x21 I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1) |
Mary becomes blind, and Doc Baker wants Charles and Caroline to put her in a school for the blind in Iowa.
|Mar. 06, 1978|
|4x22 I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (2) |
Mary is put into a school for the blind in Iowa, and she begins to like an instructor there who helps her, Adam Kendall.
|Mar. 13, 1978|
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