Little House on the Prairie/The Inheritance

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The Inheritance
Season 4, Episode 18
Airdate February 6, 1978
Production Number 4018
Written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by William F. Claxton
Produced by William F. Clayton
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The Inheritance is the eighteenth episode of the fourth season of Little House on the Prairie, and the eighty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls), Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls), Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls), Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls), Lindsay Sidney Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls)

The Town: Richard Bull (Mr. Oleson), Dabbs Greer (Reverend Alden), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Baker), Katherine MacGregor (Mrs. Oleson), Charlotte Stewart (Mrs. Simms), Karl Swenson (Mr. Hanson)

Guest Stars: Allan Rich (Otto Ripley), Michael Prince (Roger Whitehead) Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey)

Co-Starring: Michael Flanagan (Harvey Woods)

Featuring: Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Patrick Laborteaux (Andy Garvey), Hersha Parady (Alice Garvey)


Plot Overview

Charles inherits the estate of a deceased wealthy uncle which makes Harriet Oleson befriend the family and soon other people begin treating the Ingalls differently as well.


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