Little House on the Prairie

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.

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.

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.

The Talking Machine - S2-E13

Factual error: Jason mentions to Laura that someday there will be a "steam powered airplane." The word "airplane" did not even exist at that time - "flying machine" or so would likely be used during that era.

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Suggested correction: The WORD "airplane" already exist on that time, from 2nd half of 19th century, in french "aeroplane", check on pls.

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