Harriet's Happenings


Episode Info

Perennial busybody Harriet Oleson (Katherine MacGregor) inaugurates a gossip column in the local Walnut Grove newspaper. With her usual sensitivity toward other people's feelings, she uses her column to malign a local farming family -- for no other reason than they are recent immigrants from Germany. Acting as the church's lay minister while Rev. Alden is away, Charles (Michael Landon) uses his sermon to teach Mrs. Oleson a lesson. Meanwhile, Charles' daughter Laura (Melissa Gilbert) and foster son, Albert (Matthew Laborteaux), decide to employ Harriet's journalistic methods to hoist her on her own petard.


Michael Landon
as Charles Ingalls
Sidney Greenbush
as Carrie Ingalls
Hersha Parady
as Alice Garvey
Melissa Sue Anderson
as Mary Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert
as Laura Ingalls
Karen Grassle
as Caroline Ingalls
Katherine MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Richard Bull
as Nels Oleson
Kevin Hagen
as Dr. Baker
Alison Arngrim
as Nellie Oleson
Scottie MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert
as Willie Oleson
Merlin Olsen
as Jonathan Garvey
Wendi Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Matthew Laborteaux
as Albert Quinn Ingalls
Ike Eisenmann
as Erich Schiller
John Hillerman
as Sterling Murdock
King Moody
as Otto Schiller
Lisa Pera
as Maria Schiller
Brenda Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
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