Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 8

Ma's Holiday

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

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  • I was a bit bored by this one because even though it was supposedly about Ma's Holiday, almost all the interesting things happened back at the house.

    When Charles has to take a business trip to Mankato, he decides to take Caroline with him as a kind of second honeymoon. Unfortunately, Grace Snider is unwell and can't stay to take care of the children as planned so Mr. Edwards is roped in for the job when he turns up unexpectedly.

    The girls are delighted but Mr. Edwards finds "playing parent" a little difficult, particularly as Carrie keeps giving him the slip while he is trying to do the everyday chores! Meanwhile, Caroline isn't enjoying herself as much in Mankato as she had hoped. She finds the price of everything appalling and is constantly worried about the girls so both she and Charles are relieved to be able to head back to Walnut Grove earlier than planned.

    Pretty dull when all is said and done and certainly not as good as most of the show's episodes.