Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 1

A Harvest of Friends

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 11, 1974 on NBC



  • Notes

    • In a 2006 interview, Melissa Sue Anderson revealed that in the show's opening credits, where the Ingalls girls are seen running down the hill, the hill was actually much less verdant that it appears. In order to make it appear more springtime like, the set decorators placed artificial flowers on wire stems all over the part of the field that would have been within camera range. All of the white daisies and other flowers that appear in the credits were fake; nothing was in bloom at the time. Furthermore, Anderson said that one of the wires supporting the flowers cut her on the leg, causing her to fall and sustain a minor whiplash. Later, a sprinkler system was installed on set, allowing those in charge to better control the environment, and thus the appearance, of Walnut Grove.