Little House on the Prairie

Season 6 Episode 5


Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 15, 1979 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • During the tightrope walker's act. there is a shot of Nellie and Willie clapping, and Nellie yells out, "Yay!" in a tone that is actually very fake and funny. Additionally, this exact same shot was used more than once throughout the circus, particularly right after Nels hugs Annabelle at the very end. When they insert it at that point, Nellie's lips are moving to say "Yay!" but the sound is edited out. The editing in the circus scene (especially the sound editing) is about the worst in the series' history. Lip movements don't match dialogue; the lips move but no sound comes out; recognizable voices are heard clearly, though the character's mouth is closed. Plus, the reactions of the audience members (laughing, clapping, etc.) often don't make sense or correspond with what's happening in the ring. The whole scene is something of a hack job, and it's really noticeable.