Little House on the Prairie (TV Series 1974–1983) Poster


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Followed by 

Little House Years (1979) (TV Movie)

Version of 

Laura the Prairie Girl (1975) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Little House on the Prairie (2005) (TV Mini-Series)

Referenced in 

Sanford and Son: Steinberg and Son (1975) (TV Episode)
Fred's idea for a series about pioneer plumbers is titled "Little Outhouses on the Prairie."
Battle of the Network Stars (1976) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Network (1976)
Laureen Hobbs says that the show is scheduled against her show
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Danny Thomas (1976) (TV Special)
Dean Martin uses the title as a punchline
Haz la loca... no la guerra (1976)
The TV show is mentioned in a conversation
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Jackson Browne (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Mr. Galaxy Pageant
The George Burns One-Man Show (1977) (TV Special)
Bob Hope jokes about the show.
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Billy Joel (1978) (TV Episode)
Show opens with promo for The Little House on the Pairie Burns To The Ground
Saturday Night Live: Walter Matthau (1978) (TV Episode)
Title on Fred Silverman's TV schedule board
Diff'rent Strokes: The Woman (1979) (TV Episode)
Arnold says he's quoting little house on the praire
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Richard Pryor/Patti D'Arbanville/Roscoe Tanner (1979) (TV Episode)
Melissa Gilbert's series is mentioned in the monologue
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Paul Ehrlich/Jim Fowler (1980) (TV Episode)
Michael Landon talks about his series
Lucy Moves to NBC (1980) (TV Movie)
Fred Silverman mentions the show on the phone with Walter Mondale.
WKRP in Cincinnati: Real Families (1980) (TV Episode)
Lucille Tarlek mentions TV series by name
Saturday Night Live: Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns (1981) (TV Episode)
Title menioned during the Save-A-Network Telethon
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Bo Derek (1981) (TV Episode)
Michael Landon talks about his series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Steve Martin/Sylvester Stallone (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the rejected pilots segment
Saturday Night Live: Ron Howard/The Clash (1982) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mary Gross during SNL News
Family Feud: Episode #7.90 (1982) (TV Episode)
Katherine MacGregor guests as Villains teammember for 'Little House'
The Young Ones: Boring (1982) (TV Episode)
Billy Balowski does a crappy imitation of it in a game of charades that only he plays
All-Star Family Feud Special: Heroes vs. Villains (1982) (TV Episode)
Katherine MacGregor guests as Villains teammember for 'Little House'
Gimme a Break!: Nell and the Kid (1983) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Krovim Krovim: Dmey Kis (1983) (TV Episode)
Liora punishes Mooli by not allowing him to watch the show
Hill Street Blues: Dr. Hoof and Mouth (1985) (TV Episode)
Farnsworth says "I'm not gonna get all Little House on the Prairie on you"
The Jetsons: Winner Takes All (1985) (TV Episode)
Elroy and Judy watch a spoof of this show entitled "Little House on the Planet"
Mr. Belvedere: Delivery (1985) (TV Episode)
Heather says, "This is worse than 'Little House on the Prairie.'"
Charles in Charge: Amityville (1987) (TV Episode)
Jamie refers to Charles as Michael Landon.
ALF: Weird Science (1987) (TV Episode)
ALF says, "Super. Welcome to Little House on the Prairie (1974)."
Who's the Boss?: A Moving Episode (1987) (TV Episode)
Tony is excited about seeing it.
Creepy Classics (1987) (Video)
Vincent Price jokingly refers to Michael Landon's most famous show as "Little Howl on the Prarie," while showing a clip of him as a werewolf in Teenage Weewolf.
The Golden Girls: Golden Moments: Part 1 (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Title chanted by one of the Airwave worshippers
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Keith Richards (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Jew, not a Jew
Scrooged (1988)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/John Mendoza/Thelma Houston (1989) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Michael Landon's former series
Highway to Heaven: The Squeaky Wheel (1989) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions TV series & Michael Landon by name
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Little House on the Swamp."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Jimmy Brogan/Roger Rees (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Michael Landon
Acropolis Now: Olives Ain't Olives (1990) (TV Episode)
Jim says he hates this show.
Roseanne: Home-Ec (1991) (TV Episode)
After Darlene's home-ec teacher tells Rosanne they learned to cook quiche and sew, Roseanne says "How very 'Little House On the Prairie'"
Blossom: The Geek (1991) (TV Episode)
Six refers to the series.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Leonard Nimoy/Bill Maher/B.J. Sniff (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the TV pilots segment
Switched at Birth (1991) (TV Mini-Series)
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV Movie)
Cookie suggests that Jim should "build a little house on the prairie."
Oi aparadektoi: Tritsi, Tritsi, mana mou (1992) (TV Episode)
Saved by the Bell: The Will (1992) (TV Episode)
Ginger says that she loves the show.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.18 (1993) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Simon Perry.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day the Earth Froze (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Little House on the Tundra"
North (1994)
The members of the Nelson family are named after characters from classic family television shows (Laura is named after Laura Ingalls).
The Vicar of Dibley: Animals (1994) (TV Episode)
Jim doesn't like missing the show.
The Other Woman (1995) (TV Movie)
Wishbone: Viva Wishbone! (1995) (TV Episode)
Like the LHOTP episode "The Music Box", a broken music box, a major character of limited mental capacity, and other assorted related details
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "Little Mouse on the Prairie"
Sliders: Dead Man Sliding (1996) (TV Episode)
Quinn remembers that Linwood Boomer "was the blind guy on 'Little House'."
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Little Mouse on the Prairie (1996) (TV Series)
Title reference
Chasing Amy (1997)
Banky refers to the series.
Boy Meets World: Security Guy (1997) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I think Nellie Olsen is behind all of this!"
In & Out (1997)
Plan B (1997)
Gina has an extended monologue discussing a sexual fantasy she had involving Almanzo from LHOTP.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Joe says to Adam that he bet he can't remember the theme to this.
The Nanny: Educating Fran (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the show by name.
Dawson's Creek: Pilot (1998) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hope Floats (1998)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Quest of the Delta Knights (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: Kid's turning into Nellie Olsen.
H: Un meilleur copain (1998) (TV Episode)
Jamel and Béatrice discuss the show
George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999) (TV Special)
Makes jokes about obscene fictional episodes
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Long and Winding Short Cut (1999) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Quick says she watches this every day after school, and later thinks she's having a dream about it.
Good Eats: The Art of Darkness (1999) (TV Episode)
Alton invokes the show's title to say that the ability to churn the water and air out of a fat (as in making butter) would be useful there...but not so much if you're trying to make whipped cream.
Da Vinci's Inquest: Fantasy (2000) (TV Episode)
Leo mentions the show by name.
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Howie said his first TV crush was Matthew Laborteaux from Little House on the Prarire and Patrick commented it was probably because of the morphine addiction.
My 5 Wives (2000)
Beautiful (2000)
Sugar & Spice (2001)
Will & Grace: Crouching Father, Hidden Husband (2001) (TV Episode)
Will watched this as a youth
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Good Eats: Scrap Iron Chef: Bacon Challenge (2002) (TV Episode)
Being interviewed, Scrap Iron Chef Prairie says, "My great-great-grandmother, Laura Ingalls, cooked it in her little house."
Do Over: Pilot (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel refers to the series.
Do Over: Halloween Kiss (2002) (TV Episode)
Bonnie dresses as Laura Ingalls for the Halloween party.
Will & Grace: It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (2002) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions the series
That '70s Show: Ramble On (2002) (TV Episode)
Eric tells Kelso that Hyde likes to watch "Little House on the Prairie". Hyde admits it, because the show reminds him of a simpler time.
Saturday Night Live: Brittany Murphy/Nelly (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Adam Sandler's Chanukah Song III.
That '70s Show: The Crunge (2002) (TV Episode)
Donna and Eric talk about this show.
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Less Than Perfect: All About Claude (2003) (TV Episode)
Lydia reveals that Kip cries every time he watches the show.
Stuck on You (2003)
Cher mentions this tv-series.
That '70s Show: I Can See for Miles (2004) (TV Episode)
Hyde admits that the scented candles Jackie put in his room made him feel like running through a field like Laura Ingalls.
The Sopranos: Two Tonys (2004) (TV Episode)
Tony mentions this show.
Scrubs: My Fault (2004) (TV Episode)
J.D. says to Elliott that they watch "Little house on the prairie" on the TV
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is visible in a magazine.
The Smoking Room: Doo Di Dum Di Da (2004) (TV Episode)
Part of the plot is the characters trying to remember the theme tune.
Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes (2004)
Alison Arngrim is introduced as Nellie from this show
The Year of the Tick (2004)
The character Morgan mentions this series.
To kokkino domatio: Antio, kyrie ypourge (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lambis
Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) (Video)
VHS tape seen
The Groomsmen (2006)
"What is this?" "It's 'Little House on the Prairie'."
The Road to Christmas (2006) (TV Movie)
Tom refers to Claire's borrowed cotton nightgown as "early Melissa Gilbert".
The Curse of Lizzie Borden (2006) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Spooks: Episode #5.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ros mentions the show to Leigh during a debriefing.
The Backwoods (2006)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón's character makes a jokes about this TV series.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It's mentioned that the star of "Happy Birthday To Me", Melissa Sue Anderson, was brought in as a television star cast against type.
Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007) (TV Series)
Title reference.
30 Rock: The Head and the Hair (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Shark: Starlet Fever (2007) (TV Episode)
April says she was on Little House on the Prairie.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Philadelphia (2007) (TV Episode)
Benson's brother asks her which show she prefers: Dukes of Hazzard or Little House.
Lost: Tricia Tanaka Is Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Blackie (2007) (TV Episode)
Drew reads a television listing about the show
Robot Chicken: Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2007) (TV Episode)
Title spoof
Muchachada nui: Episode #1.13 (2007) (TV Episode)
Character mentions movie in segment "Los Klasmtein: Death in the Family"
Peep Show: Jeremy's Broke (2008) (TV Episode)
Mark thinks he'd rather live in Little House on the Prairie than Animal House.
High Chaparall: Shannen Doherty (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura (2008) (Video)
The documentary references the famous television series and host was an actor in that series.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
poster in studio exec office
Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin' (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by Katt Williams.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.96 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $100 question
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby (2009) (TV Special)
Referenced in Jim's act
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
It is mentioned that Wolverine is living in 'Little House on the Prairie' when he is a lumberjack.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
A Reviewer says 'For all you Little House on the Prarie fans...'
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.143 (2009) (TV Episode)
Laura Ingalls as a TV character is included in a $4,000 question
Great American Road Trip: The Heartland (2009) (TV Episode)
The Pollards refer to the series
Bored to Death: The Case of the Missing Screenplay (2009) (TV Episode)
After his therapy session, Ray says that he wants to watch Little House on the Prairie.
Mercy: You Lost Me with the Cinderblock (2009) (TV Episode)
Chloe reveals that the story she's just told wasn't true but events in an episode of Little House on the Prairie.
The Cinema Snob: Demented Death Farm Massacre (2009) (TV Episode)
An alternate title for the movie is "Little Whorehouse on the Prairie"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.77 (2009) (TV Episode)
Contestant notes being a fan and recalls visiting locales associated with the series
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.78 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $7,500 question
Community: Beginner Pottery (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff calls Annie "Laura Ingalls."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.143 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $12,500 question
The Distressed Watcher: Revenge of the Sith: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Lost her will to live? Medically she's fine? That's some Little House on the Prairie shit!"
Janeane Garofalo: If You Will - Live in Seattle (2010) (Video)
Janeane mentions she used to wear clothes like Laura Ingalls had on this show.
Being Erica: Jenny from the Block (2010) (TV Episode)
Adam calls Erica "Laura Ingalls".
Sarah Palin's Alaska: Follow Me There (2011) (TV Episode)
Sarah Palin mentions TV series by name.
The Cinema Snob: Beware! Children at Play (2011) (TV Episode)
"Holy shit. Laura Ingalls, what have they done to you?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay shows an ad for a DVD set of the series which describes the show as depicting life in the 1970s
I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says Annie dressed like a character from Little Town on the Prairie when they were in high school.
After Lately: The Book of More Moms (2011) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions the show by name.
Incognito Cinema Warriors XP: The Great American Chocolate Factory/"The Gear Is Family (2012) (TV Episode)
Rick: "Little House on the Prairie: The Animated Series."
Suburgatory: The Casino Trip (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hagan Reviews: Zombeak (2012) (TV Episode)
JewWario assumes Melissa K. Gilbert is Melissa Gilbert from this show and laments, "not my little Laura Ingalls! No!"
Shameless: Can I Have a Mother (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Con el culo al aire: Episode #1.6 (2012) (TV Episode)
José Luis mentions the TV show in this episode.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.146 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sherri Shepherd refers to Melissa Gilbert as Half-Pint from "Little House on the Prairie"
Hotel Hell: Roosevelt Inn (2012) (TV Episode)
When Gordon sees Tina dressed up for the murder mystery dinner, he says, "It's gone from an inn to Little House on the Prairie".
TableTop: Dixit (2012) (TV Episode)
Beth Riesgraf uses the show's title as a clue.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Dead Men Don't Die (2012) (TV Episode)
mentions Melissa Sue Anderson being from this show
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned during tour of backlot
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaullywood or Bust (2013) (TV Episode)
Contestant Michael Feliciano says "time to put on Little House on the Prairie" when he puts on his "makeup dress."
Bunheads: There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Truly
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.73 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the show by name.
Veep: D.C. (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy mentions the show.
Orange Is the New Black: Lesbian Request Denied (2013) (TV Episode)
Piper is told she is dressed like Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Camp: The Mixer (2013) (TV Episode)
Raffi suggests "Little House on the Prairie" as theme for the mixer.
Hateship Loveship (2013)
Chloe calles Johanna "Little House on the Prairie."
The Big Bang Theory: The Raiders Minimization (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon and Amy watch an episode of "Little House on the Prairie."
American Pickers: The Kings Ransom (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Wolfe mentions this television show by name
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Jimmy Fallon/Betty White/Bonnie Raitt (2014) (TV Episode)
in a clip, Jimmy Fallon says that his three-piece suit makes him look like a banker on the show
Worst Cooks in America: Scratching the Surface (2014) (TV Episode)
Jamie mentions Laura Ingalls and Little House on the Prairie
Deadliest Catch: The Bait: Think Like a Captain (2014) (TV Episode)
the captains discuss how many years the show was on the air
Katie: Changing Careers at Any Age/Lori Loughlin (2014) (TV Episode)
Katie Couric and Lori Loughlin both say they watched this series.
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.14 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Guri
Banshee: A Fixer of Sorts (2015) (TV Episode)
Nola refers to Rebecca as Proctor's Little House on the Prairie niece
EastEnders: Episode dated 23 November 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Phil says of the Mitchells, "This ain't Little House on the Prairie, is it?"
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.51 (2015) (TV Episode)
Ian and the Chaser are asked a question about whose tales the TV series is based on when they go head to head.
Les Tuche 2 - Le rêve américain (2016)
They remake the opening and Charles Ingalls appears to Jeff in a vision.
Studio C: Episode #6.18 (2016) (TV Episode)
"The Smiths: Little House on the Prairie" digital short title
The Get Down: Where There Is Ruin, There Is Hope for a Treasure (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Tosh.0: Free Stud Service (2016) (TV Episode)
"Little House on the Garry"
The Comedian (2016)
mentioned at the comedy club
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James McAvoy/Nick Offerman/Kings of Leon (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steve Higgins during the Audience Suggestion Box segment
Love: Friends Night Out (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Gus
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Cry Wilderness (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow, Jonah, and Tom hum the theme music.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "'Gladiator'/'Little House on the Prairie' mash-up"
The Big Bang Theory: The Confidence Erosion (2017) (TV Episode)
Amy mentions the show by name.
The Big Bang Theory: The Celebration Reverberation (2017) (TV Episode)
Sheldon plans a dinner true to the era of the show for Amy's birthday.
The Middle: Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle (2018) (TV Episode)
Nancy Donahue vows to force two of the Glossner boys to watch the series in an attempt to "instill manners."
Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)
Rex calls Richard's place "Little House on the Dreary" and asks where Ma Ingalls keeps her moonshine.
The Week that Was: UKIP 'Coup'/Censorship/Assimilation/Koran Coronation (2018) (TV Episode)
The Britisher mentions the TV series in a discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Glenn Close/Finn Wolfhard/Lauv (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
Derry Girls: Across the Barricade (2019) (TV Episode)
Voxday Darkstream: Trumpslide 2020 and the Ballad of Creepy Joe (2019) (TV Episode)
Vox Day says he hopes to have shows like this on Unauthorized.tv.

Featured in 

Happy Days (1978)
Ziya and Saadet watch this series on TV.
Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) (Video)
Opening theme is shown overlaid with related 'TV Guide' covers, plus clips are shown.
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
Mr. T says, "I pity myself when I watch reruns of 'Little House on the Prairie' because it makes me cry in front of my friends."
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
Little House on the Prairie gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Bullies (2015) (TV Episode)
Nellie Oleson is #9.
Les Tuche 2 - Le rêve américain (2016)
Seen on TV early in the movie
Merci patron! (2016)
Seen on TV.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Wives Who Are the Absolute Worst (2016) (TV Episode)
Harriet Oleson is #8.
Bad Seeds (2018)
Wael watches several episodes with Monique to get ideas on how to talk about sensitive issues to people.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Robert Blake/Kenny Loggins (1982) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Little House skit
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Father Charles Ingalls plays cruel pranks on his blind daughter Mary
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
"Littlest House on the Prarie"
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Family Appreciation Day (2012) (TV Episode)
The Smith Family, especially in regards to Granny Smith's father, mother and young Granny Smith herself, strongly resemble a few of the main characters from the original Little House on the Prairie TV series- Charles, Caroline and Laura Ingalls, respectively, though Young Granny's braided hair is blonde instead of red.
Family Guy: Livin' on a Prayer (2012) (TV Episode)
opening credits parodied
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jaywalking participants perform in a re-creation of the series, with Jay Leno as Charles Ingalls
Mad: Pacific Ring/Horton Hears a Whodunnit! (2013) (TV Episode)
Little House Down is a spoof of this show.
Louder with Crowder: Trump's Border Policy Hysteria! (2018) (TV Episode)
Opening credits are copied shot-by-shot to introduce the Crowder-team.

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