Little House on the Prairie

Season 3 Episode 9

Fred

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Nov 29, 1976 on NBC
7.0
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After working temporarily for some neighbors, Laura decides to take their problematic billy goat instead of money. The neighbors are thrilled to have "Fred" off their hands, but now the Ingallses are forced to deal with him - and he's not exactly the ideal family pet.

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  • Doing some work for some neighbours, Laura ends up with a goat as payment.

    6.0
    Another episode that I found quite a little bit dull but I think the reason for that is because I almost always consider the episodesof this show to be of such a high standard that when I see one that doesn't quite seem to fir the bill and be as good, or even as excellent as others, I notice it immediately.



    For me, this was one of those episodes which just didn't seem to strike an interesting note as Laura does quite a bit of work for some neighbours and ends up with a nasty old goat called Fred as payment for her labours. Of course, there were some funny moments and somemoving ones as well, but it just didn't seem to gell properly as a script overall,noe engage my interest much, which is why I have given it a low score. The saving grace for me was the acting which, as usual, was excellent.moreless
  • Laura Ingalls adopts a billy goat and the goat just causes trouble.

    5.7
    Don't expect any tears falling at all during this comedic little house farce. Unfortunately, this is one of my least favorite episodes in the series and considering there are gobs of them, that is saying a lot! It's comedic nature of a troublesome billy goat just seems totally out of place from the norm from what we see on the show. Some funny moments of Charles, Dr. Baker, Mr. Edwards and Harriet Olsen getting tormented by the goat and some nice funny bits througout the show will certainly keep the kids entertained. But the adults might want to look to turn the channel when this one comes on. Skip this one.moreless
Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Reverend Alden

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall (1974 - 1981)

Kevin Hagen

Kevin Hagen

Dr. Hiram Baker

Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart

Miss Eva Beadle/Mrs. Simms (1974 - 1978)

Michael Landon

Michael Landon

Charles Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Arthur Space

Arthur Space

Phineas Jenks

Guest Star

Joan Tompkins

Joan Tompkins

Mrs. Parsons

Guest Star

Victor French

Victor French

Mr. Isaiah Edwards (guest star prior to season 2)

Recurring Role

Don 'Red' Barry

Don 'Red' Barry

Rufe Parsons

Recurring Role

Bryce Berg

Bryce Berg

Boy

Recurring Role

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    • This is an interesting episode to watch from a cinematography standpoint, because it was filmed from camera positions not normally used. We see the side of the Olesons' house (where Harriet is actually hanging laundry), the "loading dock" door of the mercantile, and a view of the school with the school's outhouse actually in the foreground. You also get a good view of the mountains (probably California's San Gabriels) while Laura runs across the "Minnesota" prairie.

    • The goat's original owner, Mr. Parsons, is played by Don "Red" Barry. The same actor later plays Mr. Larrabee, a much angrier citizen of Walnut Grove and an enemy of Jonathan Garvey.

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