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Enjoy a Little House on the Prairie Marathon from the very first episode!
The Little House on the Prairie Marathon – From the Beginning Lineup:
12pm - A HARVEST OF FRIENDS
The Ingalls family settles on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. Once their house is built, Charles faces the difficulties of working multiple jobs in order to pay for his farming equipment and an accident may make that impossible.
1pm - COUNTRY GIRLS
As Laura and Mary prepare to go to school for the first time in their lives, they are afraid the other children won’t like them. The other youngsters taunt them because they’ve outgrown their dresses. The chief trouble-maker is Nellie Olson, daughter of the owners of the Walnut Grove store.
2pm - 100 MILE WALK
When a hailstorm leaves the Ingalls family’s crops in ruin, Charles and some neighbors work in a dangerous railroad blasting job. Meanwhile, Caroline rounds up the farmers’ wives to salvage what’s left of the crops while trying to remain optimistic in the face of the trial.
3pm Little House - MR. EDWARDS’ HOMECOMING
Charles meets up with his former Kansas neighbor Mr. Edwards, and brings him home to the homestead. . All the Ingalls are girls are delighted to see him, and Caroline quickly sets her mind to finding Mr. Edwards a potential wife.
4pm - THE LOVE OF JOHNNY JOHNSON
Laura has a crush on a new boy in school named Johnny Johnson; however, Johnny is interested in Mary, who finds no interest in him. Laura believes Mary is trying to steal him from her, and they fight about it while Charles tries to keep the peace.
5pm - IF I SHOULD WAKE BEFORE I DIE
Certain that only her funeral will bring her distant children and grandchildren to Walnut Grove for a long overdue visit, Amy Hearn convinces Doc Baker and the Ingalls to fake her death and happily makes plans to celebrate her eightieth birthday … at her wake.
6pm - TOWN PARTY, COUNTRY PARTY
Laura befriends a crippled girl named Olga, who bears the teasing of Nellie and is often left out of the other children’s games. When Charles comes up with a way to help Olga walk more normally, he meets unexpected resistance…from her concerned father.
7pm - MA’S HOLIDAY
While on a second honeymoon trip with Charles in Mankato, Caroline can’t help worrying about what’s happening back home in Walnut Grove where old friend, Mr. Edwards, is finding that babysitting three active little girls is not as simple as he thought it would be.
8pm - SCHOOL MOM
When Caroline substitute teaches for Miss Beadle, she tries to help a shy, older boy to read. Her efforts are in danger of being ruined when a mean-spirited Mrs. Oleson, humiliates the boy in front of the class and he vows never to return to school.
9pm - THE RACCOON
When the Ingalls’ dog Jack discovers an orphaned baby raccoon, Laura begs to keep it. After Charles and Caroline see the raccoon turn rabid, they learn that it has bitten Laura and Jack. Now, they feel their only hope against infection is prayer.
10pm - THE VOICE OF TINKER JONES
Reverend Alden stirs a hornets’ nest in Walnut Grove when he asks for donations toward a church bell. When quarreling starts, Reverend Alden convinces himself he must leave town. Now, only the help of a coppersmith, “Tinker” can save the day.
11pm – THE AWARD
When the schoolteacher, Miss Beadle announces a special exam and vows a beautiful dictionary to the best score, Mary vows to win it. To study in private late at night, she takes her lantern and books to the barn with terrible consequences.
12am - THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD – PART 1 Guest Star Ernest Borgnine
Jealous of the attention Charles showers on his newborn son, Laura longs for the place she believes she’s lost in her pa’s affections and angrily refuses to pray for her little brother to get well when the baby becomes seriously ill.
1am - THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD – PART 2
Believing that her jealousy was responsible for her infant brother’s death, Laura climbs a hill, hoping to get close to God and ask Him to trade her life for her brothers. While praying she meets a stranger. Has he been sent to guide her through the trial?