Little House on the Prairie/The Rivals

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The Rivals
Season 4, Episode 14
Airdate January 9, 1978
Production Number 4014
Teleplay by John T. Dugan
Story by Hindi Brooks and
John T. Dugan
Directed by William F. Claxton
Produced by William F. Claxton
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The Rivals is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the eighty-second 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: Charlotte Stewart (Eva Beadle Simms)

Guest Star: Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Co-Starring: Leon Belasco (Monsieur François), Chris Petersen (Jimmy Hill), Sam Gilman (Si Perkins)

Featuring: Seeley Ann Thumann (Samantha Higgins), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Patrick Laborteaux (Andy Garvey), Don Starr (Zucker)


Plot Overview

Charles and Jonathan go on a business trip in order to get a freighting contract; meanwhile, Laura develops a crush on one of her classmates.


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