Little House on the Prairie

Season 2 Episode 5

Haunted House

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 08, 1975 on NBC
8.0
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Laura goes into a haunted house when Nellie dares her to do it. She becomes a friend of the old man that lives there, Mr. Pike. She finds out that he is waiting for his wife to return. After Laura learns that Mrs. Pike died years ago, she helps Mr. Pike cope with the death of his wife.moreless

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  • Haunted House

    9.0
    Hmm.. this one is episode 3 on my DVDs. I wonder what happened with that. Anyways. Enjoyable episode. I missed seeing more of the Ingall family but it was still heartwarming as usual.
  • Nellie dares Laura to touch the supposedly haunted house owned by old Mr. Pike but Laura does far more than that when she meets the owner.

    8.0
    The old Pike house has a reputation for being haunted and the children of Walnut Grove avoid it like the plague as they are very scared of old Mr. Pike, who has lived there alone for many years.



    Nellie, being Nellie, dares Laura to approach the house and touch it. At first, Laura does not wish to do so, but, after constant ribbing from the other children decides that she will. Unfortunately for her, her dog, Jack, sees a cat and chases it in through a window, making it necesssary for Laura to go inside and get him out. While she is in there, Mr. Pike comes home and Laura is, at first, terrified, but, after talking to the old man over several visits, she learns that his wife, a former stage dancer, has been away for many years, but that he is expecting her back any day. After doing some checking at the theatre, Laura learns that Mrs. Pike has been dead for many years and she must gently convince the old man of this fact so that he can get on with his life.



    A good episode, and very well acted, even though it was somewhat predictable. Melissa Gilbert has the ability to adapt perfectly to any script that she is given, which is a must for any actor.moreless
Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall (1974 - 1981)

Richard Bull

Richard Bull

Nels Oleson

Michael Landon

Michael Landon

Charles Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim

Nellie Oleson/Dalton (1974 - 1981)

Karen Grassle

Karen Grassle

Caroline Quiner Holbrook Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

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    • Filming Locations: Filmed at Big Sky Ranch, Simi Valley and Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California.

    • In this episode, John Anderson plays an old man who is obsessed with a music box that plays the same tune over and over again and reminds him of his long-dead wife. In a bizarre coincidence, Anderson plays an elderly man grieving his dead wife in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Survivors" and he uses a very similar repetitive tune to block the empathic abilities of Deanna Troi.

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