I accidentally stumbled across this from Guiding Light back in 1998. Strangely enough I remember this sequence, but not the Little House on the Prairie reference. Normally I remember those. Anyway the set up for this sequence was that a criminal on the run (Annie Dutton) has sent an artist doll that looks like herself to a little girl (Lizzie Spaulding). Harley Cooper (the girl’s soon-to-be step-mother) takes the doll back to her maker, Mrs. Beasley (a Family Affair joke – Mrs. Beasley was the little girl’s doll and is one of the most famous dolls in TV history) and when she’s trying to explain who she is she tells her that her mother (Nadine) had her make a Half-Pint doll from Little House on the Prairie. They don’t show the doll, but it sounds interesting. It probably had brown eyes a la Melissa Gilbert.
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