Little House on the Prairie

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jason88cubs, May 18, 2018.

  1. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    This show had good old fashioned values, something we need more than ever these days.
     
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  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    never happen...values? that's a joke...
     
  3. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    Sad, tis true...
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    just look around you it's a very sick world driven my the media...I'm so grateful to have been around in the glory days of music, TV, arts and even politics.
     
  5. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    I don't even attempt to watch the news these days...
    I can get the weather on my phone, no need to watch the news anymore...
     
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  6. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

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    Pennsylvania
    This is pretty much the way I remember it.
     
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  7. JamieC

    JamieC Senior Member

    Location:
    Detroit Mi USA
    I read the books so I knew that they were making it up. as Mary going blind was barely mentioned. "We had a hard winter and Mary went blind". That's it.
     
  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    me neither...I try to avoid at all costs. they are evil pigs.
     
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no, it was true.

    Blindness in Walnut Grove: How Did Mary Ingalls Lose Her Sight?

    Laura vividly describes the illness: “One morning when I looked at her I saw one side of her face drawn out of shape. Ma said Mary had had a stroke.”6 After the initial stages of illness, Mary’s vision deteriorated. “After the stroke Mary began to get better, but she could not see well…As Mary grew stronger her eyes grew weaker until when she could sit up in the big chair among the pillows, she could hardly see at all.”6 The local physician, puzzled by Mary’s blindness, consulted another physician whose assessment was that “the nerves of her eyes had had the worst of the stroke and were dying, that nothing could be done.”6 According to Laura, “They had a long name for her sickness and said it was the result of the measels [sic] from which she had never wholly recovered.”6 The basis for this diagnosis was likely clinical given that there was limited, if any, diagnostic testing available to differentiate among the various childhood illnesses.
     
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Albert's character was OK even if annoying at times...
     
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  11. JamieC

    JamieC Senior Member

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    Detroit Mi USA
    I'm saying they never went into detail in the books.
     
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    OK, yea...
    you said:
    Hmm, I read the books so I knew that they were making it up.

    making what up?
     
  13. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Member

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    Albert sucked.

    Classic example of bringing in new young characters when the others have aged to a point they’re unrelated as kids. Sam from Diff’rent Strokes, Oliver from the Brady Bunch, Leo’s character from Growing Pains. All sucked.
     
  14. 905

    905 Senior Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    I liked the first four seasons.
     
  15. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen County, NJ
    We would watch this show every single week, without fail......as a family. What a concept! Love the show.
     
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    his character may have, but I think the actor did fine as well as his brother...
     
  17. The Slug Man

    The Slug Man Forum Resident

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    North Carolina
    I can't believe Mr. Olsen never murdered Mrs. Olsen in her sleep. Everyone in the town would've acquitted him.
     
  18. Brian Mc

    Brian Mc adiós

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I've always loved this show at its best. Uplifting with good values. 1st two seasons are the best, IMO. Half of the 3rd and half of the 4th seasons are just as good, but the other half of those seasons are mediocre, 5th season was mediocre, then it got way too soap opera-ish for a season or 2, but in hindsight (unlike at the time) I felt that it picked up for the last couple of seasons 8 & 9 with a lot of good humor (although I really don't recall if it improved starting in season 7 or if it was 8).

    Anyway, I love the big 3 Michael Landon shows: Bonanza, Little House and Highway to Heaven. Comfort food for the soul. Usually feel better after watching them.

    I miss Michael Landon.
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Damn! she was a fabulous actress.... she brought it on a silver platter! LOL.
     
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    poor soul ...he left us horribly...
     
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  21. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Member

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    Dallas, TX, USA
    The character sucked. The actor had some talent. I don’t remember his brother at all.

    To be clear, I did not like any show that brought in younger characters. It was usually a cheap tug at the heart strings, but it was done often.

    I’m glad people like this show. I’m too jaded for it these days.
     
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

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    The Laborteaux brothers, Matthew (left) and Patrick, stars of "Little House on the Prairie".
    on right He played Garvey's son...
     
  23. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Location:
    Jersey City, NJ
    Say what you want about Little House but I never got addicted to morPhene.
     
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  24. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

    Location:
    Panama City, FL
    So what some of you are saying is that Albert is the Cousin Oliver of Little House. Interesting.

    I loved it as a kid, today not so much. Still a good show but a but boring I guess.

    A year or two ago I did read this book and it is very interesting, I suggest it for anyone remotely interested in Little House.

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    After reading it Alison seems very lovable and nice as can be. She went thru a LOT when growing up which she covers in the book.
     
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  25. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    illinois
    I always thought it was funny how Charles was the only one that often had his shirt off. I'm pretty sure that was very taboo back then
     
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