Little House on the Prairie/Castoffs

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Season 4, Episode 1
Airdate September 12, 1977
Production Number 4003
Written by Tony Kayden
Directed by Michael Landon
Produced by John Hawkins
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Castoffs is the first episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the sixty-ninth 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)

Town: Richard Bull (Nels Oleson), Dabbs Greer (Reverend Robert Alden), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Hiram Baker), Jim Jeter (Hans Dorfler), Katherine MacGregor (Harriet Oleson), Charlotte Stewart (Eva Beadle)

Guest Star: Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Special Guest Star Hermione Baddeley (Kezia Horn)

Featuring: John Brandon (Freighter), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey)

Uncredited: Barney the Dog (Jack), Jeffrey the Dog (Bandit), Jaye Durkus (Townsman), Ruth Foster (Melinda Foster), Rusty Gilligan (Andy Garvey), Carl Pitti (Townsman)


Plot Overview

Laura is devastated when her dog, Jack is found dead in the barn; when Charles brings home a new dog named Bandit, Laura refuses to bond with the dog; meanwhile, an eccentric woman named Kezia Horn moves to Walnut Grove, but she has a hard time being accepted by the townspeople.


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