Alexis didn’t have the pleasure of watching Little House on the Prairie as a kid. She’s watching it now and reviewing it episode-by-episode Mondays at 7:20 am on Jason and Alexis in the Morning.
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S1E21 Money Crop
New resident, Joe Coulter, convinces the farmers of Walnut Grove to switch from growing wheat to a new hybrid corn. An accident on the way back from Minneapolis caused him to not return on time. The farmers started to turn on him and his pregnant wife! Pa saved the day!
S1E20 Child of Pain
The community of Walnut Grove comes together to protect a young man named Graham who gets beat by his alcoholic father John. When the child was found unconscious in his home, Pa Ingalls steps in helps the father detox while Ma welcomes Graham to stay with her and the girls. John is forced face his anger and has an aha moment.
S1E19 Circus Man
This is an odd episode about a freaky circus man named Willie O’Hara. He has The Secret of Shamin, a healing, magical powder that he offers the residents of Walnut Grove. Dr. Baker and Pa aren’t happy. What’s really going on?
S1E18 The Plague
The Plague has hit Walnut Grove thanks to Mr. Peterson’s janky corn meal. Pa Ingalls and Dr. Baker set up a makeshift hospital in the church to help those suffering from typhus while they try to figure out the source.
S1E17 Doctor’s Lady
Dr. Baker found a sweet honey! The Oleson’s niece named Kate. They quickly fell in love, but many questioned them. Did it last?
S1E16 Family Quarrel
The Olesons are fighting and they don’t care who sees or hears them. The town is concerned and many try to help the couple reconcile — the pastor from Mankato tries and the doctor tries too. Pa and Ma Ingalls play some reverse psychology on the couple and it works. They save the day again…or did they?
S1E15 Christmas at Plum Creek
It’s Christmas time in Walnut Grove and the Ingalls first Christmas in their house. Each person wants to make it a special Christmas and takes on extra jobs to make more money. Lots of secrecy and fun surprises in this joyful episode!
S1E14 The Lord Is My Shepard
This episode is sad and an hour and a half. It was directed by Michael Landon and starred Ernest Borgnine. Ma and Pa welcome a baby boy who is very sick. He passes away and Laura blames herself.
S1E13 The Award
The Minnesota School Board has an annual examination for school kids. The prize this year is a Webster Dictionary. Mary wants to win! She accidentally starts a fire in the barn and Ma says she can’t take it, but does she anyway?
S1E12 The Voice of Tinker Jones
Tinker Jones is an expert craftsman in Walnut Grove who makes beautiful pots and metal toys for the kids. He’s also mute but communicates through miming or on his little chalkboard. The Reverend from Mankato who preaches in their church once a month suggests they raise money for a church bell. The congregation can’t agree how to make that happen. Tinker Jones saves the day with help from the kids of Walnut Grove.
S1E11 The Raccoon
Laura got bit by a rabid raccoon?! Or did she? How’s the dog Jack doing? What happened to the raccoon with rabies? So much in this episode! Pitchforking too.
S1E10 School Mom
Mrs. Beadle falls off her wagon when the horses get scared from the screams of children. Walnut Grove’s “school board” asks Mrs. Ingalls to teach the children including a kid who looks like a man. He can’t read, but she helps. Mrs. Beadle returns to the school house and Ma can go back to tending to her husband and children.
S1E9 Ma’s Holiday
Pa wants a second honeymoon with Ma and thinks a work trip to Mankato is the perfect opportunity. Grace is sick, but Mr. Edwards is available to watch the girls. He proves again and again he’s a doofus bachelor, but he’s funny.
S1E8 Town Party – Country Party review
Olga is a sweet classmate of Mary and Laura. She has a short leg and no one picks her to be on their relay team. Laura and her become friends and Pa makes her a life-changing gift.
S1E7 If I Should Wake Before I Die review
Amy Hearn is an elderly resident of Walnut Grove and hates that her kids don’t visit her. So she plans her funeral. Things get weird.
S1E6 The Love of Johnny Johnson review
Laura has a crush on the new kid, Johnny Johnson. Johnny has a crush on Mary, Laura’s sister. Oh snap.
S1E5 Mr. Edwards Homecoming review
Guess who’s back?! Mr. Edwards! Pa found him drunk at a saloon in Mankato. He takes him to Walnut Grove to get his groove back. Lex finds him super creepy.
S1E4 The Hundred Mile Walk review
Pa needs to find a job; he walks a hundred miles to find one. Meanwhile, Ma organizes the neighbor ladies and saves the wheat. She gets zero credit.
S1E3 Country Girls review
Mary and Laura go to school for the first time in Walnut Grove. They love their teacher and we meet Nellie for the first time who calls them “Country Girls” like it’s a bad thing.
S1E2 A Harvest of Friends review
The Ingalls settles into Walnut Grove, MN. Pa builds the family a house at night and works in town by day.
S1E1 Pilot Movie review
Pa moves the family to Kansas. There’s a lot challenges, but also proves the resiliency of the Ingalls family. Poor Jack (their dog) isn’t allowed in the wagon.5