Little House on the Prairie

Season 6 Episode 18

What Ever Happened To The Class Of '56?

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Jan 14, 1980 on NBC

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  • Charles and Caroline travel back home for their 25th high school reunion (and a Grange convention), and find that everyone is not what they appear to be.

    Charles is invited to attend a Grange convention, and conveniently it's at the same time and in the same town as his and Caroline's 25th high school reunion. They're excited to see old class mates, although they're somewhat intimidated by the fact that most everyone in attendance seems to be more successful than they are. Many of the classmates, however, prove to be unhappy, lonely, abused, neglected, bored, and not at all wealthy, but merely putting on airs. Charles and Caroline leave believing that hiding the truth doesn't make anyone happy, and that raising a wonderful family is success enough. This episode rings true many of us have been to a reunion where an attendee or two didn't brag about his/her imagined happiness, wealth, or success?

    One thing about this episode...the attendees of a 25th high school reunion in the 1870's would have been about 40 years old. Some of the actors hired for the reunion scenes are easily 50+!