Little House on the Prairie

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Revealing mistake: When Carrie (played by twins) falls down in the opening sequence, it appears that she gets back up and continues running. In reality, after falling, the other twin gets up and continues. If you look closely enough, you can see that when getting up, Carrie is slightly closer towards the camera than when the first twin fell.

Survival - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: The guys get the pregnant girl and her kids 50 lbs pounds of flour. She goes outside, people are talking about her and she runs. You can see tire tracks in the dirt road.

Journey In The Spring (1) - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: When Charles notices that his dad set the house on fire, and he is at his mom's wooden grave site, the wooden grave marker moves when he gets up to save his Pa from the burning house.

The Music Box - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: When Anna (little girl who stutters) is crying after being teased, the "tears" on her cheek are obviously fake. They never run or move. I'm guessing rubber cement.

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.

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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.

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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: 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.

Jeff Swanson

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