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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)

The Town: Richard Bull (Mr. Oleson), Dabbs Greer (Reverend Alden), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Baker), Jim Jeter (Dorfler), Katherine MacGregor (Mrs. Oleson), Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle)

Guest Star: Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Special Guest Star Hermione Baddeley (Kezia)

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

Uncredited: Ruth Foster (Melinda Foster), Rusty Gilligan (Andy Garvey)


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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