Little House on the Prairie

Season 2 Episode 7

The Spring Dance

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 29, 1975 on NBC

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  • Springtime In Walnut Grove

    The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and love is in the air. Must be spring in Walnut Grove! With the upcoming annual spring dance, Laura Ingalls and Grace Synder both fear that they won't have dates for the dance. Caroline tells the girls that jealousy made Charles jealous when they were courting. Both Grace and Laura decide to give it a try. Laura flirts with Willie Oleson and Grace flirts with Dr. Baker. Will everything work out? Will the girls get the guy of their interest to ask them to the dance?
  • The Spring Dance is getting closer and neither Laura nor Mrs. Snyder have been asked to go along, which obviously calls for drastic measures.

    Grace Snyder and Laura are both down in the dumps because the annual Spring Dance is getting ever closer and neither of them have a date. Both the older woman and the young girl decide whom it is they wish to ask them and so, each in their own way, set about making the object of their affections jealous so that they may ask them after all. Grace uses Doc Baker as 'bait' while Laura strikes a bargain with Willie Oleson in return for some prized marbles.

    Needless to say, things don't go as planned until Caroline steps in with some good, common sense advice and tells them to ask the gents in question themselves, which seems a sound proposition, especially when it actually works!

    Quite dull in places but I did enjoy the work of young Jonathan Gilbert who had a lot of screen time and performed very well as a most reluctant Willie.