Little House on the Prairie/A Most Precious Gift

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A Most Precious Gift
Season 4, Episode 20
Airdate February 27, 1978
Production Number 4020
Written by Carole Raschella,
Michael Raschella
Directed by Michael Landon
Produced by John Hawkins
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A Most Precious Gift is the twentieth episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the eighty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls), Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls), Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls), Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls), Lindsay Sidney Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls)

The Town: Richard Bull (Nels Oleson), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Hiram Baker), Katherine MacGregor (Harriet Oleson)

Guest Stars: Lili Valenty (Madame Maria), Joshua Bryant (Adam Simms), Charlotte Stewart (Eva Beadle Simms), Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Patrick Labyorteaux (Andy Garvey), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey)

Uncredited: Jeffrey the Dog (Bandit), Wendi & Brenda Turnbaugh (Grace Ingalls)


Plot Overview

The family is thrilled when Caroline becomes pregnant, but Caroline is worried that Charles will be disappointed if the baby is not a boy.


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The Show

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Memorable Moments