Little House on the Prairie

Season 3 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 04, 1976 on NBC

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  • Nellie Oleson at her artful best as she pretends to be paralysed after a fall from Bunny, the pony Laura sold to Nels in order to buy the stove for Caroline.

    Bunny is a kind and gentle horse, but his mistreatment by Nellie Oleson pushes him a shade too far and a predictable accident occurs. Nellie ends up with a mild concussion and supposed paralysis, both of which Mrs.Oleson blames on Laura.

    Bowed down with undererved guilt, Nellie turns Laura into her own personal slave, having her fetching, carrying and doing her homework for her as Mrs. Oleson buys her everything under the sun to make her 'feel better'. When Laura accidently learns that Nellie is faking her injuries, she sets about unmasking the lie in a way that will leave nobody in any doubt.

    Fantastic episode!