Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 8

Ma's Holiday

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Nov 06, 1974 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Just a fun episode, without anything serious going on.

    Charles decides to take Caroline to Manketo, just so that she can take a break from the housework, and it would be like a second honeymoon to them. He arranges Grace Snider to look after the children while they are gone, but Grace falls sick the day they are about to leave. So Mr. Edwards decides to fill her spot and look after the children. Little does he know that looking after the 3 girls was more work than what he bargained for.

    Carrie keeps playing hide and seek with Mr. Edwards without him knowing it. Mary and Laura create a fiasco at night that makes Mr. Edwards think they are intruders and nearly shoots the roof down. It’s no fun for the children either. They have to eat Mr. Edwards cooking (where he uses ingredients that include snakes), and read to Carrie because they find out that he cannot read! Caroline seems to be concerned about the children and doesn’t enjoy her trip at all. Whatever she does and wherever she goes reminds her of them.

    This was a funny episode that didn’t contain any serious morals or character developments. It was just a silly fun filled episode about the problems that Mr. Edwards faced when he has to take care of Mary, Laura, and especially Carrie while their parents went on their second honeymoon to Manketo. Some of the scenes like Caroline watching a play about lonely children, or the way Carrie kept hiding from Mr. Edwards were amusing to watch.

    I would rate this episode 8/10.