• 'Little House on the Prairie' was a hit series back in the day
  • Did you know there were movie specials? 
  • Learn more about it here

Hit Western drama 'Little House on the Prairie' ran for nine seasons from 1974 to 1983 and left fans with over 200 episodes of drama! Audiences were disappointed when the series ended, and sad to see their favorite characters including "Charles", "Caroline", "Mary", "Laura", and "Carrie" go.

'Little House on the Prairie' Film Specials

Fans would not be left by the "Ingalls" for long, however, and at the end of 1983 producers would announce the airing of three made-for-TV film specials! Released over the course of three months, fans would get that final goodbye they had been hoping for! 

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'Little House: Look Back to Yesterday'

On December 12, 1983, the first of the three movie specials, 'Little House: Look Back' to Yesterday would be released on NBC. Directed by Victor French aka "Isaiah Edwards", "Charles" and "Albert" embark on a road trip. 

In what would be the last episode for "Albert" played by Matthew Labyorteaux, we learn that "Albert" is suffering from leukemia. While a sad ending for "Albert", fans were given an ending with closure. 

'Little House: Bless All the Dear Children'

Dean Butler and Melissa Gilbert Little House: Bless All the Dear Children 

The next movie special would air only a week after the first and would also be directed by Victor French. Audiences were given one last Christmas with the cast, albeit in true 'Little House on the Prairie' fashion, a chaotic one! 

With a kidnapping, and a Scrooge-like Christmas, audiences were given the best Christmas present of the year with 'Little House: Bless All the Dear Children'. 

'Little House: The Last Farewell'

Karen Grassle and Michael Landon Little House: The Last Farewell

The last of the movie specials would wait to build up the suspense and excitement before finally being released in February of 1984. This time directed by Michael Landon and finishing 9th out of 59 programs of its week, 'Little House: The Last Farewell' would make the long wait worth it! 

"Charles" and "Caroline" make one final trip back to Walnut Grove and are even able to stay once again in the Little House. However, there is a crisis building as we find out that the town is set to be taken over by a land development tycoon! The stakes have never been higher in the final 'Little House' film and it is truly the farewell fans were dying for!

While 'Little House on the Prairie' may have ended years ago, make sure to brush up on your 'Little House' trivia here and then try out our quiz

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Michael Landon explained the cancellation in 1984

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