Little House on the Prairie

Season 4 Episode 19

The Stranger

3
Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 20, 1978 on NBC
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An work-obsessed man, who is unable to pay any attention to his son Peter's troubling behavior, sends the boy to his cousin Nels Oleson for the summer. The idea is to expose Peter to some human values that were representative of his father's childhood, but with Harriet's constant pampering and Peter's self-pitying attitude, Nels decides that Charles is a better candidate for this job. Charles does what he can to support and guide the child, but the real challenge will be getting through to Peter's father, the only man capable of saving his son.moreless

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Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall (1974 - 1981)

Richard Bull

Richard Bull

Nels Oleson

Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart

Miss Eva Beadle/Mrs. Simms (1974 - 1978)

Michael Landon

Michael Landon

Charles Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim

Nellie Oleson/Dalton (1974 - 1981)

Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff

Mr. Lundstrom

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Michael Sharrett

Michael Sharrett

Peter Lundstrom

Guest Star

Cicely Walper

Cicely Walper

Mrs. Caldwell

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Mrs. Oleson: Oh my goodness, your poor hands! They're all blistered!
      Peter: Better on the hands than on the behind. That's what Uncle Charles says! (Charles looks really embarrassed)

    • Charles: Your uncle packed some work clothes for you. Hurry up and change, and I'll meet you downstairs.
      Peter: I prefer to wear I have on.
      Charles: Well, I don't prefer it. And you work for me--as long as you do, you do what I say.
      Peter: And if I don't?
      Charles: Well, then I'm gonna have to bare your bottom and give you a whipping.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Actor Michael Sharrett (Peter) later went on to star in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend, which also starred Matthew Laborteaux (Albert Ingalls).

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