History Trivia / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

19th Apr '16 2:15:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[{{Series/Bonanza}} Michael Landon]] as Charles Ingalls of course
** Former Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle, and later NFL broadcaster for NBC, Merlin Olsen had a recurring role as farmer Jonathan Garvey.
** Also Victor French, who had been on ''Bonanza'' with Landon, then on ''Highway to Heaven'', too.
** The main villain of the last TV movie was James Karen- he played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', and was known to generations of New Yorkers as the pitchman for the recently-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain (so when that last TV movie aired, people began to flood Pathmark with letters asking how they could employ such a mean man, apparently not realizing he was just an actor).
9th Dec '15 7:52:44 AM themisterfree
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** The main villain of the last TV movie was James Karen- he played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', and was known to generations of New Yorkers as the pitchman for the Pathmark supermarket chain (so when that last TV movie aired, people began to flood Pathmark with letters asking how they could employ such a mean man, apparently not realizing he was just an actor).

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** The main villain of the last TV movie was James Karen- he played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', and was known to generations of New Yorkers as the pitchman for the recently-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain (so when that last TV movie aired, people began to flood Pathmark with letters asking how they could employ such a mean man, apparently not realizing he was just an actor).
9th Dec '15 7:52:26 AM themisterfree
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** The main villain of the last TV movie was James Karen- he played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', and was known to generations of New Yorkers as the pitchman for the Pathmark supermarket chain (so when that last TV movie aired, people began to flood Pathmark with letters asking how they could employ such a mean man, apparently not realizing he was just an actor).
2nd Nov '15 2:17:01 PM FF32
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** And the "fever 'n' ague" everyone comes down with in Indian Territory is blamed on bad watermelons by Ma and Mrs. Scott and on "breathing the night air" by Pa, but by the end of the chapter both theories have been proved wrong and the book explains, "No one knew, in those days, that fever 'n' ague is malaria, and that some [[ChekovsGun mosquitoes]] give it to people when they bite them."

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** And the "fever 'n' ague" everyone comes down with in Indian Territory is blamed on bad watermelons by Ma and Mrs. Scott and on "breathing the night air" by Pa, but by the end of the chapter both theories have been proved wrong and the book explains, "No one knew, in those days, that fever 'n' ague is malaria, and that some [[ChekovsGun [[ChekhovsGun mosquitoes]] give it to people when they bite them."
17th Sep '15 12:51:43 PM Bergamot
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* OneSteveLimit: Unmentioned in the book is the fact that Almanzo had a third sister, also named Laura. To avoid confusion with protagonist Laura Ingalls, Laura Wilder was omitted from the books and replaced by Eliza Jane. (In RealLife, and for much the same reasons, Almanzo nicknamed Laura Ingalls "Bess" for her middle name of Elizabeth.)
28th Jun '15 10:33:24 PM shamblingdead2
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff : The show was huge in Spain.
21st Jun '15 9:59:50 PM shamblingdead2
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** Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/ShannenDoherty also appeared in the later seasons.
21st Jun '15 9:53:29 PM shamblingdead2
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Andy Garvey became a [[Series/{{JAG}} Navy lawyer]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Andy Garvey became a [[Series/{{JAG}} Navy lawyer]].lawyer]], although you might know him better as [[Film/{{Heathers}} Ram]].
18th Feb '15 11:52:14 AM dsneybuf
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* WrittenInInfirmity: Alison Arngrim broke her arm right before filming of the episode "Bunny" was to begin. Since her character, Nellie, was injured in the episode anyway, the broken arm was incorporated into the script as an additional injury. Arngrim wore nineteenth-century style wrappings to cover her very real 1970s cast.
** Averted in the episode "Be My Friend". Melissa Gilbert had broken her arm. Shawls and camera angles were used to hide the cast.
25th Jan '15 8:26:36 PM toongrrl1990
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* HeAlsoDid: Rose's friend and the writer of the "Rose Years" book series, Roger Lea Mac Bride, ran for President under the Libertarian Party ticket.



* ScienceMarchesOn: Mary's blindness is blamed on scarlet fever in the books. Modern studies suggest that she had contracted meningoencephalitis, a type of brain inflammation, which caused her blindness. The 'scarlet fever' diagnosis was probably a misdiagnosis, common back then.
** And the "fever 'n' ague" everyone comes down with in Indian Territory is blamed on bad watermelons by Ma and Mrs. Scott and on "breathing the night air" by Pa, but by the end of the chapter both theories have been proved wrong and the book explains, "No one knew, in those days, that fever 'n' ague is malaria, and that some [[ChekovsGun mosquitoes]] give it to people when they bite them."



* WrittenByCastMember: Michael Landon wrote 48 episodes as well as the SeriesFinale.

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* WrittenByCastMember: Michael Landon wrote 48 episodes as well as the SeriesFinale.SeriesFinale.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: JustifiedTrope, since the books are partially autobiographical.
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