Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 1

Little House On The Prairie - Pilot Movie

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 30, 1974 on NBC

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    • When describing why Michael Landon chose Melissa Gilbert for the role of Laura, casting director Susan McCray once said that it was because Gilbert was the epitome of an All-American, curious child who was cute, but not over-the-top gorgeous, and could therefore be convincing as a real kid. "When you looked at her, you could just see that she wanted to see and experience everything," McCray said, which was exactly what came out in the character.