Little House on the Prairie/The High Cost of Being Right

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The High Cost of Being Right
Season 4, Episode 9
Airdate November 14, 1977
Production Number 4009
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Produced by John Hawkins
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The High Cost of Being Right is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the seventy-seventh episode overall.

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

Guest Stars: Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey), Patrick Laborteaux (Andy Garvey)

Co-Starring: Eddie Quillan (Judge Picker)

Featuring: Carl Pitti (Silas), Alex Sharp (Sloan), Hal Burton (Harris), Dick Durdock (Sharp), Denver Mattson (Wiggins)


Plot Overview

After the Garveys' barn is destroyed in a fire, Alice decides to take a job at the post office to bring in some money, but Jonathan forbids her to do so which causes a rift in their relationship that puts their marriage on the line.


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