Little House on the Prairie/The Fighter

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The Fighter
Season 4, Episode 10
Airdate November 21, 1977
Production Number 4011
Teleplay by Michael Landon
Story by Lawrence M. Konner
Directed by Michael Landon
Produced by John Hawkins
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The Fighter is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the seventy-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), Karl Swenson (Lars Hanson)

Guest Stars: Raymond St. Jacques (Manager L. Moody), Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Special Guest Star: Moses Gunn (Joe Kagan)

Co-Starring: Ketty Lester (Janie Kagan), Paul Bryar (Jake Barky), Daryl Roach (Tim Kagan)

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Patrick Laborteaux (Andy Garvey), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey), Justin Moses (Little Tim), Sandy Rosenthal (Reporter), Thomas Moore (Referee)

Uncredited: Jeffrey the Dog (Bandit), Leonard Meenach (Quaker)


Plot Overview

A famous boxer named Joe Kagan passes through Walnut Grove, but due to medical issues, his boxing career comes to an end; Charles nurses Joe back to health and Joe later gets a job working as a farmer, but when he learns that his estranged son is trying to become a boxer himself, Joe has to figure out how to stop his son from making the same mistakes that he made.


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