Little House on the Prairie

Season 3 Episode 20

The Music Box

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 14, 1977 on NBC

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  • Nellie's elite new clubs excludes Laura's stuttering friend Anna, but when Laura is caught stealing Nellie's music box, its up to a deal to make sure Laura doesn't get in trouble - but she'll have to join the club without Anna.

    I just watched this episode a couple hours ago on the Hallmark channel, and I thought it was very well-written and thought-out. This is the sort of plot that still affects us today. A lot of the episodes have plots that we all can relate to, but given that the show takes place 130 years ago, its hard to be 100% on the same level. However, The Music Box covers the topic of bullying and in a way hazing, and that is for sure something we can still learn from today.

    Be prepared to cry! Nellie is very mean to Anna and makes her read Peter Piper really fast. I broke out the tissue box rather quickly. It teaches you about good values and using judgment, though, and I highly recommend this episode.