!! The Books
* FridgeLogic: Almanzo tells Laura that his sister, who's been the schoolteacher for several months, often spoke of her. Eliza Jane Wilder ''hated'' Laura, believing her to be the one instigating all the bad behavior in the other children, so odds were she wasn't saying anything terribly complimentary. So what does Almanzo go and do? Start courting her, even if Laura [[FailedASpotCheck didn't figure it out]] right away. It leaves one wondering just what Eliza Jane actually said, and how much it might have contributed to her brother's decision to court Laura, who was at the time only fifteen.
** FridgeBrilliance: Sibling rivalry. ''Farmer Boy'' shows that Almanzo and Eliza Jane didn't really get along, and the years probably didn't improve on that much. He could have started meeting Laura just to antagonize Eliza Jane, and then genuinely fell in love with Laura.
** Considering that Almanzo's comment comes after a whole string of incidents including the seat-rocking episode described on the [[Awesome/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Crowning Moment of Awesome]] tab, he may even have been able to see through Eliza Jane's dislike enough to be impressed by Laura's sheer audacity.
*** If that's true, it's a meta CrowningMomentOfFunny ''and'' CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
!!The TV Series
* FridgeBrilliance: In ''The Last Farewell'', the townspeople leave but one building intact- their church. Their ''body''. Yet, even though they deliberately left the church intact because they couldn't bring themselves to demolish it, it ''still'' got damaged in the explosive bedlam and all too accurately and symbolically represented how the townspeople had become a damaged, wounded body of Christ that still stood firm.
* FridgeHorror: Do NOT get Laura angry with you. Cases in point? She refuses to pray for her brother. He drops dead. Then ''her'' son drops dead years later. She complains about having to take care of Jack (their dog). He drops dead. She gets into a romantic rivalry with her sister, Mary, over a neighborhood boy. The neighbor boy prefers Mary. Mary goes blind. Laura has a violent, tearful meltdown after a land baron threatens to turn Walnut Grove into a company town and steal their property out from under them. Laura takes it out on her own house, which she got from a widow as a gift. Everyone else takes a page from her meltdown and decides to destroy the buildings Nathan Lassiter covets so badly. ''The entire freaking town gets blown up.''
* Ben Woodworth's father came to North Dakota to take the "prairie cure" for his tuberculosis, and seems to have recovered. There wouldn't be an ''actual'' cure until the 1950's, and tuberculosis is extremely contagious, so who knows how many people he managed to infect without realizing it.
* Laura got a big and beautiful house near the end of the series as a gift from a dying widow, who told her not to let hers and her late husband William's dream die out. In "The Last Farewell". Rather than let Nathan Lassiter take it over, she breaks out all the downstairs windows, then she and her husband fill it full of dynamite and Almanzo blows it to smithereens. That woman probably spun like a cyclotron in her grave. (Unless Laura felt that it would be better to eliminate the house than let seedy company workers invade it as boarders against the wishes of the widow- in which case, she performed a MercyKill.
* It's possible the reason Reverend Alden got so much more upset than anyone else at the fact the townspeople decided to destroy Walnut Grove is because its founder, Lars Hanson, had died. He was there for its founding and outlived its creator, and hoped its citizens would be peace-loving men and women of Christ. Yet, here they were wiping out his dream and his legacy from the earth in an utterly hellish manner, thus the evidence he existed there and made a mark on the world, and he couldn't do a thing to stop them. When Alden said, "Today... we bury a friend", he really meant they were saying goodbye to Lars once and for all, something that never happened on the show proper beyond a thrown-in post-production epilogue because his actor died without warning.