Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 2

Country Girls

4
Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 18, 1974 on NBC

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    • Although Laura's age wasn't always clear, one big hint we have is that she turned 16 at the end of Season 6. That would mean that she is 10 now, which makes very little sense. She was 8 years old in the pilot (which we found out in Season 8's "A Christmas They Never Forgot"), and this episode certainly wasn't filmed two years later. Laura looks very small to be 10. It's possible that she really was younger than that, and Michael Landon just bumped her age up a bit in Season 6, when she was romancing with Almanzo, to make it at least a little more realistic.
      Reply: In a previous interview, Laura said that she was "10, but she looked like a 6-year-old." She also says that when Laura turned 16, she herself was a few weeks short of her 16th birthday, so her age was never bumped up. She was 10 when Season 1 began, but she was just short.

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