Every once in a while, I have to admit, I want to fire up my TiVo to record all the “Little House” reruns that are on that week. And then I start thinking about all the unwatched shows that still sit in my Tivo queue and I go watch “The Office” or “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Entourage.”
For reasons that will become clear to readers of the next Homesteader issue, I’ve been thinking about the TV show a lot lately. That is, the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show. I wonder if those of us who both A) recognize the show for the tragedy it is, and B) still kind of like it anyway, have the same favorite shows? I know what my favorites are. I bet you do too.
I think I’ll always have an itch for TV “Little House.” Whenever I start considering the episodes or scenes that make me absently smile, I always come plump up against the fact (can you name whose phrase I’m plagiarizing there?) that I simply love the courtship of Laura and Almanzo. I adore the real courtship of Laura and Almanzo, of course, and I even prefer the courtship of Home Over Saturday to the TV one. But the TV one is still swoonworthy.
Maybe it’s because I was eleven at the time.
So, readers, ‘fess up. I know you’ve got ’em. What are your favorite episodes?