Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 2

Country Girls

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 18, 1974 on NBC

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  • Mary and Laura have just moved to Walnut Grove and now are entering school for the first time. Both are anxious at the prospect; especially Laura. And Nellie Oleson sure doesn't help.

    It is hard to conceive of children as old as Laura and Mary having never attended school! Mary even disclosed to Miss Beadle that she could read, while Laura could not. I know that before they lived in the woods and all, but doesn't this strike you as very impausible? Especially given their refined demeanors? I know, I know, home schooling was probably why it was possible, but in any case, the most priceless elements to this episode are Mrs. Oleson's snippy/snobby behavior to Caroline and Nellie's delivery of "country girls" several times with perfect disdain. Very entertaining and touching episode!