The Reincarnation of Nellie


Episode Info

Season eight of Little House on the Prairie is marked with the conspicuous absence of several familiar characters, among them Mary and Adam Kendall and Nellie and Percival Dalton, all of whom have moved from Walnut Grove to New York. Mooning over the departure of daughter Nellie, the insufferable Harriet Oleson (Katherine MacGregor) yearns for a replacement. Before long, the Olesons have adopted a little girl named Nancy (Allison Balson), who looks just like the younger Nellie -- and unfortunately acts like her as well. This is the first episode of a two-part story.


Sidney Greenbush
as Carrie Ingalls
Michael Landon
as Charles Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert
as Laura Ingalls Wilder
Karen Grassle
as Caroline Ingalls
Richard Bull
as Nels Oleson
Allison Balson
as Nancy Oleson
Katherine MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Kevin Hagen
as Dr. Baker
Scottie MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Wendi Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Linwood Boomer
as Adam Kendall
Brenda Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Jason Bateman
as James Cooper Ingalls
Dean Butler
as Almanzo Wilder
Missy Francis
as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls
Melora Hardin
as Belinda Stevens
Ketty Lester
as Hester-Sue
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