Little House on the Prairie

The Nephews

Season 7, Ep 14, Aired 1/19/81
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  • Episode Description
  • Almanzo gets suckered into watching his brother Royal's two bratty boys.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dean Butler

    Almanzo James Wilder (co-star prior to season 7)

  • Melissa Gilbert

    Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

  • Dabbs Greer

    Reverend Alden

  • Richard Bull

    Nels Oleson

  • Matthew Laborteaux

    Albert Quinn Ingalls (1978 -1982)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Poorly-developed plot, stretches one gimmick like a cheap cotton t-shirt.

    By Mac-Ale, Dec 18, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Millie: Do you remember our honeymoon? Royal: How could I forget? Days by the river, nights by the fire. Millie: That's when I became pregnant with Myron! Royal: (pauses) No trip is perfect....

    • Royal: Rupert, please don't choke me. Millie: Royal. (shakes her head at him) Rupert: I've got you, Dad! Royal: Rupert, no, don't do that! Millie: Royal, you know you're not supposed to say no to the boys. It stunts their creative growth. Royal: But-- Millie: Royal!

    • Millie: Well, certainly, our boys are rambunctious, but they're boys, and you must admit, they're very creative. Why, they paint, they seam, they-- Royal: Millie, painting all the windows in the living room black is not my idea of art. And if I'd sung the kind of songs they do when I was a boy, I would have had my mouth washed out with soap. Millie: If you felt this way about it, why didn't you ever say anything? Royal: Because it's hard to talk with your son choking you. I mean, if God had never wanted us to say no to our children, he would have never invented the word. Millie: You're raising your voice, Royal.

    • Millie: Royal? Royal: Yes, my love? Millie: I just had a horrible thought. Royal: What? Millie: Well, I suddenly thought that Almanzo might yell at the boys. Royal: Well, what's so horrible about that? Millie: Royal! Royal: No, I mean it. I mean, this whole business of never saying no was your idea. Millie: I read it in a book. Royal: Well, it was probably written by somebody who never had a child.

    • Almanzo: You know, I was so excited about Myron and Rupert coming to stay with us. I realize that after this, you may never want children. Laura: Sure I do. I think we should have a dozen--and send them all to stay with Royal and Millie for the summer!

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    Notes (2)

    • This is the only episode we meet Almanzo's nephews.

    • Featured characters: Laura and Almanzo Wilder

    Trivia (2)

    • Notice the scene where the boys are throwing food at dinner, and Laura grabs them and takes them upstairs. When she first lunges at them, you can tell that Melissa Gilbert, who plays Laura, is laughing when she's supposed to be furious.

    • Goof: Royal tries to bribe the boys to be good by offering them an Indian head nickel, which is a "buffalo nickel," but those weren't issued until 1913.

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