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Little House on the Prairie :: Season 7 :: Sylvia

April 27th, 2009 by aunt john · 20 Comments

Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Voiceover: In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Walnut Grove, the dedicated detectives who investigate theses vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Prairie Victims Unit. These are their stories:

The Webb Farm House; May 1:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Walnut Grove Schoolhouse; May 2:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Some Creepy Forest; Less Than Two Minutes Later, May 2:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Kitchen, Nellie's Restaurant & Hotel; May 3:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Barn, The Old Atkins' Place; May 4:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Barn, The Old Atkins' Place; 4 Minutes Later; May 4:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Barn, The Old Atkins' Place; 1 Minute After That; May 4:
Little House on the Prairie Mime Episode

Tags: Telenasties

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dylan Donnie-DukeNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I vividly remember watching this episode as a kid and even then thinking to myself, “Those are some pretty modern-looking, leather driving gloves for the prairie.”  This time around I was struck even more by the $1.99 gas station knit cap.  This guy really set the standard for modern tv-rapist apparel.  And while I remember that mask creeping me out for weeks, it was the scene where she is wrapping her chest that totally confused my young mind.  I didn’t grasp that she was trying to hide her bosom, I thought that she had been hurt in some way and was forced to bandage it herself.  It really bothered me.  But I am feeling much better now.

  • 2 DavidFullamNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I was always impressed at how “family viewing” back in the good old days had the guts to tackle stuff like this. A very depressing episode.

  • 3 RATSAWGODNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

    That video was f’ed up, yo.

  • 4 mrcanacornNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Seems like one little boy is throwing rocks at the Little House Gang…again.

    Fucking brilliant!

  • 5 mrcanacornNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh, and don’t think The Wife and I didn’t notice your new site Auntie!

    You know baby Chuy is going to need a Peeps onesie once you get the shopping section working!

    Hell, maybe I do too!

  • 6 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Wow, now I know why I hated this show!

    Yet, I love the Waltons… who knew?

    I saw Nellie’s one woman show which is called Confessions of a Prarie Bitch. It’s HILARIOUS and I even got to meet her… for two seconds. Apparently you can get your picture taken with her if you wear a Nellie wig!

    Anyway, she showed this hilarious montage of the littlest daughter speaking jibberish! Awesome.

    This was an incredible post. Your level of creativity astounds.

  • 7 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks Mr.C! If all goes well, I will be back to screening, sewing & doing my thing by early June. And you know Baby C. is on my onesie to-do list.

  • 8 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Apr 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    @Dylan: Yeah, I thought the cap & gloves were a tab bit anachronistic.

    @DavidF: True that, even THE WALTON’s didn’t have the cajones mas grandes to tackle mime rape.

    @RATSAWGOD: You should sit through the whole thing… it’s a special two-part episode!

    @AMANDA: You saw both the Bea Arthur & Nellie shows… color me insanely jealous.

  • 9 mickelodeonNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

    OMFG – I totally remember this episode was my mother’s awkward segue into warning my sister and I about What Can Happen To Little Girls years ago. My sister had a friend sleeping over and we all watched it and I think my mom tried to include the friend in the conversation, but then stopped when she realized it wasn’t her place to scare the bejesus out of someone else’s daughter.

  • 10 DavidFullamNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Aunt John, yeah Little House had a ton of upsetting stuff. The oldest daughter goes blind, and later loses her child. Albert becomes a drug addict, rape, divorce, death. And this was a family show. Give me Little House over any thing today that has a “very special episode!”

  • 11 BQueenNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Yes because we all know, big boobs=slut=you deserve everything you get and must DIE.

    Heck yeah Mary loses her child…in a FIRE…because someone needs to break a window and uses the baby to do so!  HELLO!  I know it’s a blind school but damn. 

    Thanks for the email Aunt John!

  • 12 micksterNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    OMG! I remember this freaky two part episode well. That dude playing the masked rapist creeped me out. I know I saw him in other things after this and I would think, “He raped that girl on Little House.”
    Michael Landon certainly didn’t pussy-foot around hot topics!
    BTW, I’m glad my dad never made me tape up my bosom!

  • 13 micksterNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I have no idea what that stuff is above my post!

  • 14 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Hey Mickster: That happens sometimes if you cut & paste your comments from a Word document or some other application. I took care of it.

  • 15 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    @DavidF & BQueen: Hardcore drug addiction & babies flying through windows you say? I can see which direction my Netflix queue is headed.

  • 16 KahotepNo Gravatar // May 7, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I remember this too! It was such a departure from the norm. How the hell do you go from plotlines like “Laura’s dog has fleas” to “masked rapist impregnates girl, Albertgets the blame, girl is stalked, rapist is shotgunned in the back, girl and unborn child dies” ? I remember Albert standing in the rain swearing to God he didn’t get his girlfriend pregnant… I’d forgotten the atttempts to insert the usual slapstick into an otherwis “very special episode”…  

  • 17 bluegrasslassNo Gravatar // Jun 8, 2010 at 8:53 am

    TV was so much better in the 70s-80s – AND you reminded me of the crush I had on Matthew Laborteaux!
    THANKS 🙂

  • 18 Brian CombeNo Gravatar // Jun 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I was spared this episode (I’m not sure if it was ever shown in the UK??) but I have strong memories of a episode where Laura generates a Poltergeist.
    Did I dream that one?

  • 19 Tess AvellandNo Gravatar // Mar 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I was watching this when it first aired on network TV, just under 11 years old I suppose, going by the air date.

    There was a warning that came up on the screen about some shortly-to-be-shown DISTURBING ADULT CONTENT (thanks TV executives, or whoever was responsible) from which good parents might want to shield their children. [Well, at least I never had to wear a helmet while riding my bike or rollerskating… halcyon days, by and large.]

    My mother made me turn it off for those few minutes, then I was allowed to turn it back on after Whatever It Was had already Happened.

    Needless to say, keeping the scene (and everything to do with sex/molestation) a mysterious and dreadful unknown made me imagine something probably even worse than what they showed, whilst yet retaining a potentially dangerous practical ignorance on the subject. Whee.

  • 20 elisabethmorganNo Gravatar // Jul 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Brian Combe, if you are still around I think you are thinking of the episode on The Waltons when Elizabeth attracted poltergeists to the house.

    Thank you so much to the site owner here for posting those pictures and clips! This episode freaked me out more than almost anything I saw on tv as a child. It is totally burned in my memory. Which is probably why it is so fascinating now.

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