Alison Arngrim: No, Michael Landon wasn't like a father to me. He wasn't like Pa Ingalls at all; he was more like a deranged older brother. He was kind of crazy, actually. He loved to pour things over my head or dump me in a lake. Michael was a very nice man--and brilliant--but he was married three times. He wasn't living with Ma Ingalls in a little wooden house. He created that image on television, and the public tapped into it. He liked to tell obscene jokes. He wasn't at all like the character he played on TV.