Episode Info

Charles (Michael Landon) enters into a rivalry with his son-in-law Almanzo (Dean Butler). The bone of contention is an argument over the quickest method to deliver goods from Walnut Grove to Sleepy Eye. To settle the matter, Charles and Almanzo agree to a race; whichever man loses will have to cook dinner for the other. Alas, both contestants indulge in so much trickery to emerge triumphant that no one wins -- except their respective wives.


Michael Landon
as Charles Ingalls
Sidney Greenbush
as Carrie Ingalls
Dean Butler
as Almanzo Wilder
Richard Bull
as Nels Oleson
Melissa Gilbert
as Laura Ingalls Wilder
Katherine MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Melissa Sue Anderson
as Mary Ingalls Kendall
Jonathan Gilbert
as Willie Oleson
Karen Grassle
as Caroline Ingalls
Alison Arngrim
as Nellie Oleson Dalton
Merlin Olsen
as Jonathan Garvey
Matthew Laborteaux
as Albert Quinn Ingalls
Steve Tracy
as Percival Isaac Cohen Dalton
Wendi Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Chad Cowgill
as Choate Boy #1
Terrence Evans
as Horace Choate
Patricia Herd
as Emma Choate
Brenda Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
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