Little House on the Prairie

Meet Me At The Fair - S4-E11

Other mistake: When Charles takes a horse to chase after Carrie in the hot air balloon, they use a stunt double. He's not even dressed like Charles. Then a few minutes later, they use the exact same stunt man to jump on the hot air balloon. Just looks silly.

Meet Me At The Fair - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: When Charles steals a horse to chase down the balloon with Carrie in it, you can see it's a stunt double. Charles is wearing his hat, beige shirt, and his knee-high boots with pants tucked in. The stuntman has a pink shirt, no hat, and long pants with shoes. Maybe even white socks.

Times Are Changing (1) - S9-E1

Character mistake: Almanzo says he hasn't seen his brother Royal in 10 years, but in fact he saw him not long ago as he looked after his 2 sons who were terrors, and at that time Royal didn't even have a daughter.

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Suggested correction: Royal's wife was pregnant when he visited years before Laura had the baby.

What happened to Pearly Day? Almonzo's younger brother?

Not sure if this varied in the show, but in real life Pearly Day had six children and died in 1934 just a month prior to his 65th birthday.

Almanzo had 2 brothers. Royal and Jenny's dad, the one that was dying.

That may not work, unless Laura and Almonzo were not married yet at the time of Royal's first visit, but it is a good suggestion.

In the TV series, the episode that they were taking care of the boys was only six episodes before Laura found out she was pregnant, and Nellie's babies were still babies throughout that time so it wasn't that long. And Rose wasn't that big When they came to visit, so it was probably only 1 1/2-2 years of a time gap. Also, when Royal and Jenny came to visit, Almanzo introduced Royal to Laura as if they had never met before.

It was NOT years! Royal, his wife and 2 sons visited Almanzo in Season 7. His wife did announce she was pregnant in the end. However, when Royal comes back to visit with Jenny, at the beginning of Season 9. If Jenny is supposed to be the baby Royal's wife was pregnant with then she would have still been a year old or 2 at most. They do explain that his wife died, but what about those boys? They would have been early teens by then. Nothing is ever said about them or why they aren't with Royal.

But Laura says "glad to finally meet you Royal", when he came with Jenny. But she met him when he came with the boys.

Rage - S9-E4

Revealing mistake: When Laura picks up Baby Rose from Thomas Stark, the blanket is flipped up and you can see a plastic doll's leg, then when she goes into the bedroom, she has the real baby.

Remember Me (1) - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Mary and Laura dive into the lake to rescue the puppies they have their shoes on. As they are swimming around looking for them they are barefoot. When the get out of the water their shoes are back on.

A Wiser Heart - S8-E5

Factual error: Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867. Ralph Waldo Emerson died in 1882, which means she was at the maximum 15-16 years old (and already married) in order to meet him IF he were to appear in 1882 which is not possible because: The problems with his memory had become embarrassing to Emerson, and he ceased his public appearances by 1879 (according to wikipedia).

Meet Me At The Fair - S4-E11

Factual error: When the hot air balloon comes down with Carrie in it you can see N410AA printed on it. This is commonly called a tail number on planes and is issued through the FAA, which of course did not exist during the time period of the episode.

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Suggested correction: Wasn't Mary the one in the balloon?

Mary was in the balloon earlier in the episode with the man who runs it but near the end, Carrie wondered off into it and it took off with her inside ALONE.

Home Again - S9-E16

Character mistake: Mrs. Oleson, talking to Willie, tells "Albert" to go clean up his room while Mr. and Mrs. Oleson, Willie, and Albert are talking in the Mercantile. (00:39:20)

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Suggested correction: Mrs. Oleson isn't calling her son 'Albert'. She is talking to Albert as he's leaving the store and says "Well, it's nice to have you back, Albert" then she turns and looks at Willie and tells him to clean up his room. There is a slight pause between "it's nice to have you back" and "Albert" but she is not looking at Willie when she says Albert's name.

The Runaway Caboose - S2-E16

Factual error: As the train is going backwards from the oncoming caboose, the camera pans to the field background and if you watch from right to left, you'll see a white vehicle driving in the background. (00:42:20)

Wave of the Future - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: The restaurant has "Caroline's" painted on the windows (except while operating as Mrs. Sullivan's). However, near the start of the episode, when the horses trot by in a nighttime exterior shot of the restaurant, the window still reads "Nellie's" (taken from earlier in the series). This same mistake has been seen in at least one other episode of season 8 as well.

There's No Place Like Home (2) - S5-E6

Other mistake: At the very end, Mr. Hanson is seen walking toward the church. Because of his stroke, he's slow and unsteady. We see several close-ups of his feet, showing how he's struggling. Two of those shots are the same footage. It's obvious, because you see that he drags his foot over a small stick in the road and stumbles - and in both shots, it is exactly the same.

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Factual error: In the remastered DVD editions, on Doc Baker's wagon, you can see that the canvas wagon cover has a plastic window sewn into it.

The Third Miracle - S6-E4

Other mistake: After the stagecoach crashes and Mary discovers that neither Marge nor Adam can move, she tells Adam that she's going to leave the canteen for him and Marge. Neither one can move. Neither one is going to get the canteen to the other.

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The Talking Machine - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When Jason and Laura are flying the kite in one scene, there is heavy rain, thunder, and lightning and dark storm clouds shown in the sky, but on the ground showing the kids, the sun is shining on them (note the shadows).

Albert Quinn Ingalls: Ma, please don't tell me I'm too young to know how I feel.
Caroline: I wasn't going to tell you that, and don't ever raise your voice to me while you live in this house.

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Trivia: Star Michael Landon was born 100 years after the real Charles Ingalls. Ingalls born 1836 and Landon born 1936. Lindsay/Sidney Greenbush (who played Carrie) was born 100 years after the real Carrie. Carrie in 1870 and the Greenbush twins in 1970.

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