Little House on the Prairie

Season 4 Episode 12

Here Come The Brides

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Dec 05, 1977 on NBC
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  • Miss Beadle and Nellie both get married in this episode--though Nellie\'s marriage only lasts about 10 minutes!

    9.5
    This episode is hands-down one of the funniest ever written in this series. A new student enrolls in Miss Beadle\'s class, a real bumpkin named Luke Sims. He\'s witless, shoeless, and immediately attracted to Nellie Oleson--and she to him!!! Mrs. Oleson\'s reaction to this star-crossed couple is swift and predictable: she forbids Nellie from having any contact with Luke outside school, an order Nellie ignores. Meanwhile, in the course of discussing Luke\'s schoolwork, Mr. Sims, a strangely handsome pig farmer, and sweet spinster Miss Beadle slowly fall for each other in a charming story-line. Eventually, Mr. Sims asks Miss Beadle to marry him. While taking time to think it over, Nellie begins to ask questions about marriage to Miss Beadle, who gives answers pertainant to a proper adult relationship; however, Nellie\'s questions refer to herself. She and Luke run off to get married and do so in an absolutely hilarious scene in the living room of a justice of the peace. The Olesons, Mr. Sims and Miss Beadle chase them down, and while Mrs. Oleson oversees the tearing-up of the wedding certificate, Adam Sims and Eva Beadle decide to take the plunge right then and there. Worth viewing for the two genuinely charming--and funny--love stories, and the humor of the long-suffering justice of the peace. Great Fun!
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