I missed the debut of TV Land’s mockumentary “Laura and the Half-Pints.” I hadn’t seen it on their schedule when I found a reference to it being available on their website. I finally got it to see it. It’s funnier in concept than delievery, but I think “I’m on it like a bonnet” deserves to be a Laura fan catch phrase.
UPDATED March 4 2017
“Laura and the Half-Pints” features a “band” in the style of “Spinal Tap” who feature prairie dresses and beards. All of them are named Laura. It’s a heavy metal band – with no fiddle. Their goal is “to bring the prairie to the people.” It’s strictly based on the TV show. Sadly the mockumentary quickly disappeared after its original roll out.
I was disappointed when it first came out because we didn’t have cable in 2006 when it came out. I was finally able to find it when it was on their website in 2008 when I did this post to share it. I was looking to reblog this and discovered the links were dead. I thought maybe it had disappeared all together.
Oh yeah, I’m on it like a bonnet.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.