Little House on the Prairie

Season 2 Episode 7

The Spring Dance

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Caroline: (about how she tried to make Charles jealous many years ago) And so I had to track him down, admit my deceptions, and ask him to the dance myself.
      Laura: But the girls aren't supposed to do the asking!
      Grace: Isaiah would never let me hear the end of it!
      Caroline: Well, swallowing your pride doesn't give you indigestion.

    • Willie: (at the fishing hole) We've got dibs on this spot, Henry.
      Laura: There's enough room for everyone.
      Henry: First is first.
      Willie: Two's company, three's a crowd, and four and five is nine!

    • Charles: I thought you were all through with your homework, Half Pint.
      Laura: We're having a Bible quiz in Sunday School.
      Charles: Oh, good. I'll ask you a few questions to see if you can answer them. Where do they mention baseball in the Bible?
      Laura: Baseball?
      Charles: Mm hmm.
      Laura: I didn't know they played baseball in the Bible.
      Charles: Mm-hmm. The very first line in the Book of Genesis--"In the Big Inning!" (laughs)
      Caroline: Charles!
      Charles: All right, let me try another one. What time of day did God create Adam?
      Laura: What time?
      Charles: Just before Eve. (dead silence in the room) Just before Eve. (no laughter, Charles clears his throat uncomfortably) I think I'll go outside and smoke my pipe......

    • Laura: Recess is almost over, and you haven't held my hand once!
      Willie: I had to go to the outhouse.
      Laura: You always have to go to the outhouse!
      Willie: I can't hold your hand all the time!
      Laura: You have to if you want the Aggie and all your other marbles back.
      Willie: Don't forget the Cloudie!
      Laura: I didn't, but you're not keeping up your end of the bargain!
      Willie: I can't hold hands all the time! My hand gets wet!

    • Caroline: What's the matter, Laura?
      Laura: Well, I've been thinking. You can hear a lot of fairy tales and stories, but you never really know how tragical things are unless you feel them yourself. Now I know how Cinderella felt when nobody asked her to the ball.

    • Mr. Edwards: (to Nels Oleson) Hey, we missed you at the poker game last night!
      Harriet: Some people spend their time with more worthwhile pursuits.
      Mr. Edwards: Well, so would I, if I could think of one.

    • Willie: I bet you want me to do something mean to my sister.
      Laura: No, just a favor.
      Willie: What kind of favor?
      Laura: You have to pretend like you like me--like you're my beau.
      Willie: That's not a favor, that's a chore!

    • Charles: (about the popcorn) This needs more salt.
      Caroline: You should have said something before you ate it all!

  • Notes

    • Filming Locations: Filmed at Big Sky Ranch, Simi Valley and Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California.

    • Actor Clay O'Brien (Henry) appeared in many Disney productions, including The Apple Dumpling Gang. He was a favorite child actor of John Wayne, and as a result, he garnered many small roles in westerns. He grew up to become a champion rodeo rider and holds seven records in Free Roping.

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