Little House on the Prairie

Season 4 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 12, 1977 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The newly-introduced character of Jonathan Garvey is presented differently in this episode than he would be in future ones. We witness him taking a swig of grain alcohol in broad daylight in the town square, and his language is more "hickish," too: he utters phrases like "Jumpin' Jehosephat" and "We was just jawin'". Though never exactly a refined gentleman, Merlin Olson's character was obviously tailored to look like Victor French's Isaiah Edwards, who had left the show at the end of the previous season. Later, the writers would evolve Garvey's character into someone calmer and much less boisterous than Edwards.