Little House on the Prairie

Season 5 Episode 4

The Man Inside

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 02, 1978 on NBC

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  • A timely reminder that it is truly what is inside that counts and that no book should be judged by its cover alone.

    Amelia Bevins is a new student at the livery school but she has what she considers to be a very dark secret; her father is morbidly obese and she is ashamed of him, which is made worse when Laura and others, not aware that the large man is their new classmate's father, laugh and make fun of him.

    Mr. Bevins, it turns out, is a kind and loving man with a heart of gold who is always doing something for others, particularly the staff and students of the blind school, all of whom think very highly of him.

    When he overhears a discussion between his wife and daughter where Amelia pours out her embarrassment, he decides to pretend to go and work on the railways when in fact he is living and working at the blind school and is not allowing himself to be seen outside. A fall through a worn out roof means an urgent operation is required to save his life and Amelia soon realises how much she really loves her father and what a special man he is.
  • Amelia, a new girl that Laura meets in school, is ashamed of her very overweight father.

    Amelia, a new girl that Laura meets in school, is ashamed of her very overweight father. Her father works at the blind school where Mary works. All the blind students like him a lot. They claim that they can see his love. One day, Laura and some other students from school, start making fun of the overweight person, not knowing that they were making fun of Amelia's father. Amelia's father pretends to leave town since his girl is so ashamed of him. He hides out at the blind school. When he is involved in an accident, Amelia reveals to her dad how much she loves him.