History Trivia / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

29th Aug '17 5:46:17 PM boobustuber
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** The insects that eat the family's crops in one of the books were likely Rocky Mountain locusts, a species that is now extinct.
27th Jul '17 1:00:02 PM Overfiend
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** Geoffrey Lewis played Sam Galender in the season 3 episode "The Bully Boys", and would later portray Cole Younger in season 9's "The Older Brothers". Mr. Lewis the distinction of portraying one of the eponymous characters in two different episodes.

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** Geoffrey Lewis played Sam Galender in the season 3 episode "The Bully Boys", and would later portray Cole Younger in season 9's "The Older Brothers". Mr. Lewis the distinction of portraying one of the eponymous characters in of two different episodes.
27th Jul '17 12:59:23 PM Overfiend
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** Geoffrey Lewis played Sam Galender in the season 3 episode "The Bully Boys", and would later portray Cole Younger in season 9's "The Older Brothers". Mr. Lewis the distinction of portraying one of the eponymous characters in two different episodes.
21st Jun '17 2:13:19 PM TMOverbeck
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show was huge in Spain and Japan.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show was huge in Spain and Japan. For the latter, ''Little House'' was credited with a quilting craze among the Japanese, not to mention it was the inspiration for an anime series - ''Sōgen no Shōjo Rōra'' - in 1975.
21st Jun '17 2:07:52 PM TMOverbeck
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff : The show was huge in Spain.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff : GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show was huge in Spain.Spain and Japan.
11th Jan '17 4:15:59 PM DoctorCooper
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PlayingAgainstType: The man who played the antagonist in the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.

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* PlayingAgainstType: The man who played the antagonist in the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.
11th Jan '17 4:15:09 PM DoctorCooper
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor / PlayingAgainstType: The man who played the antagonist in the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor / PlayingAgainstType: The man RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Katherine "Scottie" [=MacGregor=], who played was easily the antagonist in sweetest woman of all of the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.female leads, highly respected and beloved by all. Nothing at all like her haughty, mean, snobbish Mrs. Oleson character.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Andy Garvey became a [[Series/{{JAG}} Navy lawyer]], although you might know him better as [[Film/{{Heathers}} Ram]].

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PlayingAgainstType: The man who played the antagonist in the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.
* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
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Andy Garvey became a [[Series/{{JAG}} Navy lawyer]], although you might know him better as [[Film/{{Heathers}} Ram]].
11th Dec '16 4:30:11 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The harsh winters of Minnesota (disproportionately represented in the show) were actually filmed in Simi Valley, California. The geography is clearly more California-like, as well. Southern Minnesota is generally greener and has no mountains, as shown in the episode "The Lord is My Shepherd."
25th Sep '16 9:21:21 PM Mdumas43073
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** Leslie Landon played the recurring role of Etta Plum (the town teacher after Laura) toward the end of the series, but also appeared in earlier seasons as Laura's fellow dishwasher Pam in "A Wiser Heart" and the pregnant woman riding in the ill-fated carriage with Mary in "The Third Miracle."----

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** Leslie Landon played the recurring role of Etta Plum (the town teacher after Laura) toward the end of the series, but also appeared in earlier seasons as Laura's fellow dishwasher Pam in "A Wiser Heart" and the pregnant woman riding in the ill-fated carriage with Mary in "The Third Miracle."----"

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25th Sep '16 9:19:49 PM Mdumas43073
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor/PlayingAgainstType: The man who played the antagonist in the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor/PlayingAgainstType: MeanCharacterNiceActor / PlayingAgainstType: The man who played the antagonist in the final TV movie, James Karen, ''had'' played a similar role in ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. But to generations of people in the New York metro region, he was known as "Mr. Pathmark", as for many years he worked for the now-defunct Pathmark supermarket chain in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 TV commercials]]. So Pathmark got flooded with letters from people, asking how they could employ the heartless man who tore down Walnut Grove to sell them groceries- apparently not grasping that he was just an actor.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: JustifiedTrope, since the books are partially autobiographical.



** Averted in the episode "Be My Friend". Melissa Gilbert had broken her arm. Shawls and camera angles were used to hide the cast.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: JustifiedTrope, since the books are partially autobiographical.
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** Averted in the episode "Be My Friend". Melissa Gilbert had broken her arm. Shawls arm, but shawls and camera angles were used to hide the cast.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: JustifiedTrope, since YouLookFamiliar:
** Matthew Laborteaux (who plays young Charles in flashbacks) later plays
the books are partially autobiographical.
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Ingalls' adopted son, Albert.
** Kyle Richards played RecurringCharacter Alicia Sanderson-Edwards and guest character Samantha Harper.
** E.J. Andre played a whopping five different characters. He played Amos Thoms in "His Father's Son", Mathew Simms in "Going Home", Zachariah in "Gold Country", "St. Peter" in "The Godsister", and Jed Cooper in "The Lost Ones" and "Uncle Jed".
** William Schallert played Snell in "Centennial" and Russell Harmon in "The Preacher Takes A Wife".
** Katy Kurtzman played Anna in "The Music Box" and Young Caroline in "I Remember, I Remember".
** Jack Ging played Marshall Anders in an early episode "Survival". He would later go on to play Willie Oleson's father-in-law in "May I Have This Dance".
** Cletus Young played antagonist Harlan in both parts of "As Long As We're Together" and Cole Parker in "Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder"
** Leslie Landon played the recurring role of Etta Plum (the town teacher after Laura) toward the end of the series, but also appeared in earlier seasons as Laura's fellow dishwasher Pam in "A Wiser Heart" and the pregnant woman riding in the ill-fated carriage with Mary in "The Third Miracle."----
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