Little House on the Prairie

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).

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.

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.

He Was Only Twelve (2) - S8-E22

Continuity mistake: After James is shot, Charles takes James away from the house because his family is getting upset. He builds an altar. A ladder is on the side where the shelter is. The ladder is gone in subsequent shots.


Chicago - S8-E8

Plot hole: Finding Jr's watch intensifies their search into what happened to him, but why would it? They had just learned that it was a tragic accident and even reaffirmed later that they believed Schultz's story. Yet the watch's seller "might have seen something."

Laura: I wanted to clean the blackboards extra good today, to make up for being late.
Mary Ingalls Kendall: And talking in class?
Laura: I was not talking.
Mary Ingalls Kendall: You were, too.
Laura: Was not! Nellie was talking and I was answering.

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