Little House on the Prairie

Season 2 Episode 8

Remember Me (1)

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Nov 05, 1975 on NBC
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Remember Me (1)
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After Doc Baker gives ailing widow Julia Sanderson a disheartening health prognosis, the woman scrambles to find a home for her three young children. She enlists Charles' help to find just the right couple, and when it appears that she will not survive long enough to finish the job, Julia asks Charles to make the final decision. Meanwhile, Mary and Laura, who rescued some newborn puppies after someone dumped them in the creek, have a responsibility of their own: to find adequate homes for the three adorable pups.moreless

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Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Reverend Alden

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall (1974 - 1981)

Kevin Hagen

Kevin Hagen

Dr. Hiram Baker

Richard Bull

Richard Bull

Nels Oleson

Karl Swenson

Karl Swenson

Mr. Lars Hanson (1974 - 1978)

Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

Julie Sanderson

Guest Star

Victor French

Victor French

Mr. Edward

Recurring Role

Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett

Grace Snider

Recurring Role

Radames Pera

Radames Pera

John Jr.

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Julia tells Alicia that her that her puppy will go to Heaven, Alicia believes this and is happy to hear it, but later in Season 3's The Collection, Alicia believes that her puppy is not in Heaven after her puppy dies.

    • There is a scene in which Charles tells Julia how obliged he is to plow her field for her, saying that her late husband did a lot of favors for him over the years. Since this episode is in the second season of the show, the Ingalls family has only been in Walnut Grove for a couple of years, so this statement doesn't make that much sense.

    • Michael Landon authored the "Remember Me" poem that was read at Julia's funeral. Years later, at Landon's own funeral, Melissa Gilbert (Laura) read the poem out loud.

    • Patricia Neal, who guest starred in this episode, was married to author Roald Dahl, who penned such well-known books as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", and "James and the Giant Peach".

    • The opening scene in this episode marks the first and only time that Mary ever wore braids in the entire series. This was done to keep her hair out of her eyes when she and Laura dove into the water to rescue the puppies.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Carl: Did we do something wrong, Ma?
      Julia: Oh no, nothing like that. I just want you to hear all I have to say and not interrupt, all right? Now, you remember when your father died, and where he went?
      Alicia: In Heaven?
      John: You're not supposed to talk.
      Julia: (smiles, puts her arm around Alicia) That's right. In Heaven! Now, some folks go there sooner than others, and God's decided that I'm going to see Him very soon.
      John: What are you saying? (long pause, starts crying) Oh my God, Ma!
      Julia: (angry) Now, just a minute, young man! I won't have you losing the Lord's name in vain in this house! I'll have none of that crying, either. There's no reason to cry for someone who's going to live in Heaven. You're crying for yourself, not for me! (John pulls himself together and stops crying) That's better. Now, I have a lot to do, and not a lot of time to do it. I need to find a home for all of you.
      Carl: I don't want to live with anyone else! Just you!
      Julia: God's made His decision. You love me, right?
      Carl: More than anything!
      Julia: If you love me, then you'll help me.

    • Julia: Alicia, is something wrong?
      Alicia: No, Ma.
      Julia: Come on, now. What is it?
      Alicia: It's just that I want something so bad, and I'm sure you'll say no--and it's making me all sad inside.
      Julia: Well, now, what makes you so sure I'll say no?
      Alicia: John said so.
      Julia: Your brother may be the oldest, but that doesn't mean he's always right.
      Alicia: You mean, you'll say yes?
      Julia: You haven't even told me what it is yet.
      Alicia: A puppy. Oh, Ma, I'll take care of him so he can be a good watch dog, so you won't be afraid at night. Please, Ma?
      Julia: Before I say anything, will you answer me something?
      Alicia: Yes, Ma.
      Julia: The truth?
      Alicia: The truth.
      Julia: Did your brothers tell you to ask me?
      Alicia: (pause) Yes, ma'am.
      Julia: (laughs and hugs her) All right, then, you may have the puppy.

    • Caroline: (about Julia's children) They're hard to say no to.
      Julia: Not hard--impossible! Oh, my husband was worse than me. He always claimed to be the tough one, but whenever they wanted something, they'd go to him.
      Caroline: Charles is the same way.
      Julia: It's harder to say no to them since their father died. It shouldn't be, I suppose, but it is.
      Grace: If I had children of my own, I could never say no. (chuckles) Of course, it doesn't look like there's ever gonna be any children unless I can get Isaiah to say yes!

    • Julia Sanderson: (written in a letter and read by Reverend Alden) Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.

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