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Starring Michael Landon (as Charles Ingalls) & Karen Grassle (as Caroline Ingalls)

Season 5 (NBC) (1978-79)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Mondays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

5.1 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
AS LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER (Part 1)
11-Sep-1978
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Leon Charles .... Standish
Jodean Lawrence .... Josie
Cletus Young .... Harlan
Frederic Downs .... Mr. Thoms
Donald Elson .... Fred
Richard S. Fullerton .... Glover
David Hooks .... Mr. Ames
F. William Parker .... Sheriff
Anne Ramsey .... Mrs. Schiller
David Murdock .... Customer
The Ingalls move to be closer to Mary, where she helps teach the younger blind students.

5.2 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
AS LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER (Part 2)
18-Sep-1978
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Leon Charles .... Standish
Jodean Lawrence .... Josie
Cletus Young .... Harlan
Laura catches an orphan stealing from the hotel they live and work in. This episode introduces the orphan Albert Quinn.

5.3 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE WINOKA WARRIORS
25-Sep-1978
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Peter Canon .... Mr. Hoskins
Leon Charles .... Standish
Adam Gunn .... Jeb Standish
John Ireland .... Frank Carlin
J. Andrew Kenny .... Luke Hoskins
Glenn Robards .... Snyder
John Joseph Thomas .... Spence
Brad Wilkin .... Tom Carlin
The father of a blind student gains self confidence when he is talked into being quarterback in a very unusual
football game.

5.4 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE MAN INSIDE
2-Oct-1978
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Kate Woodville .... Bess Bevins
Cliff 'Fatty' Emmich .... John Bevins
Julie Anne Haddock .... Amelia Bevins
Walker Edmiston .... Dr. Moore
David Hooks .... Mr. Ames
Hap Lawrence .... Smitty
David Murdock .... Apple Vendor
Laura meets a new girl at school, Amelia, who has an overweight father she is ashamed of. Laura and some of the other
students, not knowing the man is Amelia's father, make fun of him in front of her. When Laura discovers the truth
she apologizes, but Amelia denies the man is her father. Her father finds out how ashamed she is of him, so he tells
his family he is leaving to work on the railroad. He ends up taking refuge in the blind school. Laura still believes the
man is really Amelia's father and when he is in an accident, Laura reveals her suspicions to her father. Charles then
goes to the family to inform them of the accident. They rush to his aid, and Amelia tells her father how sorry she is.

5.5 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (Part 1)
9-Oct-1978
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Ray Bolger .... Toby Noe
Herb Armstrong .... Harold
Leon Charles .... Standish
Donald Elson .... Fred
Harlan Green .... Fire Captain
Adam Gunn .... Jeb Standish
Jodean Lawrence .... Josie
John Joseph Thomas .... Spence
Frank D'Annibale .... Man #1
The Ingalls, Oleson's, and Garvey's decide to return to Walnut Grove, the Ingalls taking the orphan Albert Quinn with them.

5.6 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (Part 2)
16-Oct-1978
Written & Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Ancel Cook .... Caulder
(see above)

5.7 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
FAGIN
23-Oct-1978
Written by Carole & Michael Raschella
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
James Mendenhall .... Fair Official
Kraig Metzinger .... Denzil McCauley
Hal Riddle .... Judge
Laura is jealous when Charles spends all his time helping Albert, his adopted son, about how to raise a newborn calf.
When Albert overhears Charles and Caroline discussing Laura's jealousy, he decides to run away. When Laura shows
he calf at the fair and she winds first place, she reveals that she owes the honour to her "brother" Albert, who was
the one who prepared the calf for the show. Albert is secretly watching from behind a gate, and Charles sees him and
chases him down. Charles convinces Albert that the family loves him and everthing works out.

5.8 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
HARRIET'S HAPPENINGS
30-Oct-1978
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Ike Eisenmann .... Erich Schiller
Lisa Perá .... Maria Schiller
King Moody .... Otto Schiller
Stacey O'Brien .... Sarah Fuller
John Hillerman .... Sterling Murdock
Laurie Beach .... Jenny Crawford
Carl Pitti .... Customer
Harriet Oleson begins a newspaper column entitled "Harriet's Happenings". It starts well, until she starts to write
prejudiced things about a local German family. Finally Revered Alden steps in, and tells Harriet to read the German
bible. It is then that Harriet realizes that the German family is not any different than all the other families in
Walnut Grove.

5.9 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE WEDDING
6-Nov-1978
Written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Lou Fant .... Reverend Corliss
Michael P. Alan .... Peter
Christopher Bowman .... George
Gina Smika .... Elizabeth
Robert Ackerman .... Manager
When Mary decides to marry Adam, her parents begin talking about having grandchildren, and about how rambunctious Mary
was when she was young. Mary begins having second thoughts, afraid that with them both blind they won't be able to care
for a child, as the child could run off and they would have a hard time keeping track. Mary decides to call of the wedding.
When a huge dust storm arises and one of the blind students does not make it back to the school, Mary and Adam go out to
find her. After finding the student, Mary realizes she is more capable that she thought. The wedding goes on and they
are happily married by Reverend Alden.

5.10 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
MEN WILL BE BOYS
13-Nov-1978
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Conrad .... Mrs. Channing
Angel Cook .... Caulder
Patrick Cranshaw .... Spokes
Jack Perkins .... Lundstrum
Gus Peters .... Cooper
Charles Cooper .... Constable
Will Hunt .... Postmaster
Jonathan and Charles follow their sons to Sleepy Eye without their knowlege. But the fathers learn an embarassing lesson
when their sons are able to fend for themselves with more success.

5.11 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE CHEATERS
20-Nov-1978
Written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Andy Garvey, the schoolteacher's son, does consistently poor schoolwork, to his mother's humiliation. In desperation,
Mrs. Garvey agrees to let Nellie Oleson, her star pupil, tutor him. At their first tutoring session, Nellie reveals that
she cheats on tests and then blackmails Andy into keeping her secret.

5.12 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
BLIND JOURNEY (Part 1)
27-Nov-1978
Teleplay by John T. Dugan; Story by John T. Dugan, Carole & Michael Raschella
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Don 'Red' Barry .... Larabee
Leon Charles .... Mr. Standish
Donald Elson .... Fred
Moses Gunn .... Joe Kagan
David Hooks .... Mr. Ames
Charles leads a group of twenty-five blind students through the woods to their new school in Walnut Grove. Harriet is
eager to go with Charles to pick up the children because she hears about their teacher, who isn't blind, Hester-Sue
Terhune. Harriet says the name Terhune is very prominent and it must be a sophisticated woman with a great upbringing.
She buys new dresss and even wears a wig. But when she meets Hester-Sue she is very dissapointed to discover she is
black. In the end it takes the words of a little blind black boy to teache her that prejudice is wrong, and Harriet
becomes nicer.

5.13 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
BLIND JOURNEY (Part 2)
4-Dec-1978
Teleplay by John T. Dugan; Story by John T. Dugan, Carole & Michael Raschella
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Don 'Red' Barry .... Larabee
Marcus Wyatt .... Samson
Moses Gunn .... Joe Kagan
Bill Quinn .... Conductor

5.14 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE GODSISTER
18-Dec-1978
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Patrick Sullivan Burke .... Head Angel
E.J. André .... St. Peter
Burke Byrnes .... Watkins
Tom Clancy .... Shaughnessy
Carl Pitti .... Len
Dolph Sweet .... Swaggart
George D. Wallace .... Perkins
William Wintersole .... Tom Henderson
Charles and Jonathan Garvey leave Walnut Grove for a month to work for a telephone company, putting up poles between
Springfield and Sleepy Eye. Carrie is lonely while he is away, and creates an imaginary friend, Elissa, who is her
alter ego. Suddenly Carrie's lonely hours become exciting adventures, and she relives her dream almost every day until
her Pa returns.

5.15 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE CRAFTSMAN
8-Jan-1979
Written by Paul Wolff
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Don 'Red' Barry .... Larrabee
Frank DeKova .... Brower
John Bleifer .... Isaac Singerman
Alvin Kupperman .... Aaron Singerman
Tony Becker .... Zeke
Christian Berrigan .... Lem
Albert Ingalls learns a painful lesson about prejudice when he becomes the apprentice of 80-year-old Isaac Singerman,
the only Jew in Walnut Grove. Though young Albert is branded a "Jew-lover" and beaten up by local boys,he refuses to
turn his back on the old woodcarver, who teaches him the value of pride and tradition.

5.16 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
BLIND MAN'S BUFF
15-Jan-1979
Written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Bert Kramer .... Timothy Harrison
Kathryn Leigh Scott .... Belle Harrison
Ronnie Scribner .... Jordan Harrison
Wesley Grant .... Mr. Herzog
Maureen Lee .... Mrs. Herzog
Lisa Scribner .... Hannah
A boy pretends to become blind in an effort to keep his parents from getting a divorce.

5.17 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
DANCE WITH ME
22-Jan-1979
Written by Paul Wolff
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Ray Bolger .... Toby Noe
Ysabel MacCloskey .... Widow Mumford
Eileen Heckart .... Amanda Cooper
Al Eisenmann .... Ned
Sean Frye .... Jason
Dan Priest .... Dispatcher
Albert and Laura decide to play matchmaker for the dance.

5.18 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE SOUND OF CHILDREN
5-Feb-1979
Written by Carole & Michael Raschella
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Philip Abbott .... Giles Kendall
Christopher Bowman .... Benjamin
Martha Nix .... Holly
Ellen Regan .... Miss Elliott
Dain C. Turner .... Eli
Naomi White .... Miss Bennett
The Ingalls are filled with joy when Mary announces she is expecting a baby. Then Adam's father arrives, who offers them
a chance to move to the city. Adam has never been close to his father, but his father offers him a chance to work for his
lawfirm. They decide to go, until it is discovered that the only reason he wanted them to come was because of the baby
Mary was carrying. After Mary miscarries, Adam's father no longer wants them to come, and Mary and Adam decide they are
happier in Walnut Grove anyway.

5.19 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE LAKE KEZIA MONSTER
12-Feb-1979
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
John Miranda .... Flint
Kezia is a new friend of Laura and Albert. While they are visiting her at her home, Mrs. Oleson arrives and says that she
has just bought the land. Laura and Albert tell Nellie and Willie a terrible story about how the lake on the property
contains the Loch Ness monster. They start haunting them and biting their feet in the water and making load noises at
night, but the best joke of all is when Laura, Albert, and Andy dress up as a big monster and scare them off the property.

5.20 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
BARN BURNER
19-Fe-1979
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
Joan Tompkins .... Adele Larrabee
Don 'Red' Barry .... Larrabee
Moses Gunn .... Joe Kagan
Jeff Corey .... Judge Parker
Tony Becker .... Zeke
Christian Berrigan .... Lem
Brett Ericson .... Tod
Larry Golden .... Matt
James O'Connell .... Bates
Carl Pitti .... Carl
The town faces growing problems with the poor wheat prices. The town bigot goes to the Garvey home after Jonathan
embarrasses him, but Andy is there alone. He gets mad and hits Andy, causing him to lose consciousness. The bigot then
gets scared and runs away. When Andy comes to, he grabs a lantern and saddles up his horse to find his father. He finds
Jonathan and they return to the house to find the barn burning. Their family, and the whole town, believe the bigot set
the fire and a trail is held, even though he pleads his innocence. But Andy finds a broken lantern in the remains of the
burnt barn and begins to wonder if he accidentily set the fire that night. In the end he tells the judge that the fire
might have been his own fault, and the bigot is found innocent.

5.21 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE
26-Feb-1979
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Nathan Adler .... Dr. Fromm
The Ingalls are thrilled when Mary begins to distinguish light from dark, and they believe that she is getting her sight
back. But the "light" Mary sees turns out to be a brain reflex when she knows she's near a window. Laura and Albert have
been fixing up Mr. Edwards old cabin for Mary and Adam, certain that her sight is returning. But the only colours available
at the Oleson's Mercantile are purple and pink. When Mary returns, she thanks Mary and Albert for doing it for her anyway,
and that it is okay her sight is not returning, as she is no worse off than before. And considering the colour they painted
the cabin, Mary is almost glad she cannot see it.

5.22 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
SOMEONE PLEASE LOVE ME
5-Mar-1979
Written by Michael Landon
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Charles Cioffi .... Bret Harper
Kyle Richards .... Samantha Harper
Bobby Rolofson .... Thomas Harper
Jenny Sullivan .... Leslie Harper
Edwin Owens .... Sandy
Eddie Quillan .... Gargan
Bill McLean .... Clerk
Charles faces an emotional problem when a lonely woman and her two small children turn to him in affection.

5.23 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
MORTAL MISSION
12-Mar-1979
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by William F. Claxton
Guest Cast:
Matt Clark .... Seth Berwick
Bradley Greene .... Nate Berwick
Charles Parks .... Virgil Fenton
Peter Kilman .... Garth Fenton
Jerry Hardin .... Hank Slade
Richard Lockmiller .... Rawlings
Carolyn Conwell .... Bess
David Rode .... Ethan
Dan Priest .... Stationmaster
Two men need money so they sell lamb cheaply to the residents of Walnut Grove, knowing that it might be infected with
anthrax. Charles and Jonathan Garvey go out to get the medicine but a man holds them up while they are returning and
steals the wagon. Charles and Jonathan follow him to his house and convince the crazed man and his wife to let them have
the medicine. Many of the infected die, including the men who sold the lamb meat to the town. But all the main
characters are saved with the timely arrival of the medicine.

5.24 [--] Little House On The Prairie:
THE ODYSSEY
19-Mar-1979
Written by Carole & Michael Raschella
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest Cast:
J.S. 'Joe' Young .... Zacc McCabe
Bill Ewing .... William Hearst
Melinda Cordell .... Gwen
Jim Driskill .... Snake
Steve Shaw .... Dylan
John Steadman .... Jasper
Maurice Hill .... Editor
Gavin Mooney .... Stationmaster
Ken O'Brien .... Ferret
Bill Quinn .... Conductor
Albert and Laura run away from home to help their friend Dhillon, who is dying of leukemia, to realize his life long
dream of seeing the ocean. They take a frieght train, and are halfway to the Pacific Ocean when Charles catches up with
the trio, and he decides to take them the rest of the way.

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