This year is the 40th anniversary of the NBC Little House on the Prairie TV show and there is a lot going on. To paraphrase Men in Black, it’s time to buy the Beatles White Album again. In other words the Little House on the Prairie TV show (most recently released as a complete box set on DVD) is back to releasing one season at a time, with bonus material, this time on a new format Blu-Ray.
See a preview of the restoration work here:
That and it being the 40th Anniversary of the NBC series inspired me to do a round up of posts I’ve done over the years about the TV show.
An initial report on the cast reunion planned for later this year in Walnut Grove, Minnesota:
I was recently asked if they played Pa’s real fiddle on the TV show. The answer is no nothing authentic was used in the NBC series. Michael Landon couldn’t play the fiddle. See the bottom of this post:
A big point of contention between book fans and TV shows fans, especially in the early days was Michael Landon not wearing a beard. Here’s why NBC said he didn’t:
Location of the First Blind School shown on the TV Show:
Location for Lord is My Shepherd episode:
Quotes from articles NBC put out about series accuracy. I think they are interesting although I’d have loved to been able to ask some follow up questions, especially having now seen the show which I don’t think the reporters had at the time and having visited the real Walnut Grove:
Where did Albert come from?
I also wanted to include in the round up a post I did for “Beyond Little House” where I shared information about visiting the Simi Valley Ranch.
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