Little House on the Prairie

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.

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.

Meet Me At The Fair - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: During the scenes when they are chasing the balloon in the prairie, the tire tracks from the camera car are easily visible.

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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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Welcome To Olesonville - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: Mrs Olsen cleans up the old Hansen house to sell, however it was made the blind school years back and burned down, killing Mary's baby and Alice Garvey.

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)

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.

The Lord is My Shepherd - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: In this episode, in the various scenes showing the church, the bell is gone but in the next episodes it has reappeared again.

Country Girls - S1-E2

Audio problem: When Miss Beadle rings the bell for the class to come in on Mary and Laura's first day of school the bell doesn't make any sound.

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Suggested correction: Ms Beadle rings a cow bell and you can hear it.

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

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Lars Hanson hears the church bell ringing, he gets up from his bed and goes to look out the window. When he first gets up, his hair is completely tousled - definite "bed head." The shot changes to show him leaning out the window, and his hair is neatly combed. When the shot returns to the inside of the room, his hair is once again rumpled and untidy.

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As Long As We're Together (2) - S5-E2

Revealing mistake: When Charles Ingalls plays his fiddle at the end of the episode, one can see from the movement of his hands that he is not really playing, but just pretending. (Also visible in every other episode where Charles plays the fiddle, but most obvious in this one.).

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A Promise To Keep - S8-E19

Factual error: Albert has a band-aid on his left hand. Band-aids weren't invented until 1920.

A Wiser Heart - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Laura pushes Mrs. Pierce, she lands in a pail of water on her buttocks, and her hair remains dry. The next shot is of Laura saying something, then in the very next shot we see Mrs. Pierce still sitting in the bucket, only now her hair is soaked. Since she landed on her behind, her hair should not have been soaked, and there was no time for anyone to pour water on her head between the shots.

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Whisper Country - S4-E15

Deliberate mistake: When Mary gets to the school where she is going to be teaching, all the children are standing outside wearing shoes. However when they come in to the school they are barefoot. I have a feeling this was done to show how poor the community she was teaching in was supposed to be, but it looked like too cold and rainy of a day to let the actors be outside barefoot.

The Nephews - S7-E14

Factual error: Royal Wilder promises to give his sons an Indian Head nickel if they are well behaved at Almanzo's/Laura's house. The Indian Head nickel was not minted until 1913 - 30 to 40 years later.

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.

The Empire Builders - S9-E9

Visible crew/equipment: As the train is pulling up you can see a car in the reflection in the train window and a man wearing a yellow shirt. Possibly a director or Michael Landon.

Fagin - S5-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael Landon is chasing the boy at the carnival, the shadows of the crew can be seen on the bottom of the frame as he is running.

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The Runaway Caboose - S2-E16

Factual error: Right as Michael Landon boards the train off his horse you can see a radio tower in the background. Radio hadn't been invented when the show was set.

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The Campout - S2-E5

Audio problem: When Laura and Nellie are on the branch going down the rapids they can be heard talking, but their mouths either don't match with what they are saying or don't move at all.

Laura: I hate that Nellie Oleson.
Caroline: Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
Charles: Your ma's right, half-pint. Now on the way home, we'll try and think of some.

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Trivia: In the opening credits, the three girls are shown running down a hill that has several flowers growing on it. In reality, the flowers were fakes, and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) tripped over one of the fakes during one take and gave herself whiplash.

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