Little House on the Prairie: Pa, Ma and That Mime That Raped Sylvia
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 6:18 AM
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 7:46 AM
Was ML such a visionary that he foresaw the day when the Hallmark Channel would make everyone rich with reruns? Another transgression for the History Police should be that awful "rufflette" green curtain hanging in the back of the school/church. In closeups, you can even see the plastic thingies that attach the round perfect wooden rings to the curtain rod. I thought everything on the prairie was made of flour sacking, not pleating tape. So, I think there should be a new drinking game -- obvious anachronisms! But we'd get too drunk.
Edited by Kleinhaus, May 4, 2012 @ 4:06 PM.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 9:02 AM
ETA: Rereading my post, I guess I'm speaking more of nitpick issues rather than the copious, copious historical inaccuracies, but both are damn fun to spot!!
Edited by SuspiciousMind, May 4, 2012 @ 9:04 AM.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 9:57 AM
"Come Let Us Reason Together" was on last night, and I have just one thing to say: BEEEEEENJJJJAAAAAAAAMMMMIIIIIN!
I have so much stinking fun watching LH and catching errors. I think it makes me love the show even more.
Rereading my post, I guess I'm speaking more of nitpick issues rather than the copious, copious historical inaccuracies, but both are damn fun to spot!!
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 11:18 AM
But actually the worst part of this episode is not the absurd premise of the 25th Reunion, but the subplot of the rich unhappy woman (she didn't make student council) with the alcoholic husband and who is hot for Pa. The husband is evidently an alchoholic because he never acheived fame in life as he had as the hero quarterback of the pigsbladderball team. He just married Student Council Flunkie because of her family's money.
In the end, Pa cures the drunk husband and he and Ma head for home with the reunion goodie bags for the kids. As you can tell, this is my favorite ep.
Edited by Kleinhaus, May 5, 2012 @ 3:06 PM.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 12:23 PM
I'm just sitting here wondering if "hold my cat" is a euphamism. ;)
Discovered this forum a few days ago and laughed so hard I couldn't hold my cat.
No worries (and welcome!). We are all always happy to rehash things over and over. We especially love the peanut butter on Wonder bread sandwiches they eat, and Mary's plastic barrettes. And don't get us started on age discrepancies or weather inconsistencies!
I have done the good 15 thing and checked to see my comments hadn't been already rehashed.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 12:59 PM
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 1:10 PM
And Nellie had no muff.
But I think that's as close as they got.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 1:48 PM
ETA: And of course the cat named "Pepper" in the Great Gambini, the one that Willie tried to turn into a feline cannonball. But he didn't succeed; he only succeeded in burning Mrs. Oleson's muff.
Edited by Shakespearette, May 4, 2012 @ 1:50 PM.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 2:36 PM
Pa and Ma are summoned to their 1860 Prairie Hi ( GO SODBUSTERS!) 25th reunion. Right. Pa was of course captain of the pigbladderball team and Ma was head cheerleader and Yearslate Editor.
Kleinhaus, you are going to fit in here just fine.
Of course all the classmates were rich. Some of them actually worked at jobs for more than a couple weeks at a time. Pa was too busy poking his nose in everybody else's business to actually take care of his farm or expand the little house. Although that meant the classmates had to be completely unhappy. Because money = unhappiness, while poor = laps of love.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 3:34 PM
Edited by Kleinhaus, May 5, 2012 @ 4:41 PM.
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 6:07 PM
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 9:24 PM
Posted May 4, 2012 @ 11:39 PM
And the window lettering changed to "Caroline's" in He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not", but the sign on the front of the building remained "Nellies". In the New Bonginning year, Willie took over the business, so shouldn't the sign have been changed again to "Willie's"?
..you may all write your own jokes..
Edited by prairiegal, May 4, 2012 @ 11:40 PM.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 8:57 AM
So now that I am becoming more familiar with the posts and the overwhelming devotion to LH, why has there not been a "Little House on the Prairie Scary Date Movie" ? Probably a different ML curse from the grave about legalities. Actually, it could be titled "Date with the Little Scary Prairie House" for marketing reasons.
There could even be a segment done in French. Trust me, you haven't seen anything until you see Nellie have a French tantrum. Merde, alors, et ferme ta gueule!
Edited by Kleinhaus, May 5, 2012 @ 10:10 AM.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 9:18 AM
And I'm glad you have your cap set for Zalmado, because hands off my Doc Baker. Hiram and I go a long way back, and I'm the only one to whom he loans the Uterine Palpitator.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 1:15 PM
Pa saved her from being guillotined at Hansen's Saw Mill.
And you confuse me with theSol. I have no lust for Zalmondo. My true crush is Linwood, who managed to protect his brain long enough while doing this series to go on to be involved with Night Court, 3rd Rock and Malcolm.
Edited by Kleinhaus, May 6, 2012 @ 11:04 AM.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 4:12 PM
Oh, he got paid alright...Hours and hours of sucking face in front of his Pa-in-law.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 5:58 PM
Welcome, Kleinhaus, and get outta my head! I was just thinking of this very topic after reading Prisspot's book not too long ago (she mentions how they were not supposed to use the word "okay", for example). Other than ML referring to himself as "Daddy" in one very latter-day epi (I believe he's talking to Baby Grace) and seeing obvious tire tracks during the "trying to catch the runaway hot air balloon" portion of that epi, I can't think of too many that have stood out to me, but I KNOW everyone on this thread has eagle eyes!
mmhmm, I think he just got lazy in a lot of ways in those later years. He also referred to himself as "grampa" a couple of times. Which....is that anachronistic or no? Sounds like it anyhow.
Of course we also have the lovingly feathered and sprayed hair on all the guys. So practical for hard work on a farm, you know. And wasn't there a girl (maybe Melinda/Belinda) who actually had a version of the 80's mall bangs? I might even be thinking of Mary there.
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 8:45 PM
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 6:45 AM
I'm sure y'all remember that scene in GONE WITH THE WIND when Hattie McDaniel says to Vivien Leigh, "Miz Scahlett, Miz Scahlett, those damn yankee carpetbaggers from Minnesota just done stole all our lawn fuhnituh! Wher ya gonna set now with y'alls mint juleps?
"Oh, Fiddle dee dee, Mammy, how come you know those scallawags were from Minnehoohoo or wherever the f$&@?"
"Becauz, Miz Scahlett, they done left crusts from their pear and butter samwiches all over the lawn which the goat just mowed. And that dang goat won't even eat 'em!"
Now even Mrs. Bridges' sister shoulda known someone in the LH prop department was smoking some of that funny prairie weed.
Gotta go now and take care of that kitty litter. Cat is wearing a gas mask.
ETA: Maybe the wrought iron "ensemble" wasn't actually a time transgression, but it sure looked odd in that setting. Like if Ma and Pa sipped their Chateau Lafitte Moonshine from Waterford goblets.
Edited by Kleinhaus, May 7, 2012 @ 8:40 AM.
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 7:38 AM
Those links didn't seem to work, but was that one of those themed Monopoly games?
ANYWAY, unfortunately aside from the name of the game and the artwork, the theme has very little to do with LHOP. No Thylvia, no Prisspot, no DripLip, etc. Still though, hopefully the links work, and if not, visit boardgamegeek.com, which has a better description.
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 8:20 AM
In real life, there was Black Susan. You know, the cat they just left to fend for herself in the big woods. Animal rights activists, they were not.
Well, that shouldn't be surprising, given what happened to Jack on the way to Kansas.(I'm sure they considered Black Susan a "working animal" like they did Jack, with the job of ridding vermin.)And she did pretty good for herself, as she was still alive in BTSOSL, still living at the old homestead, "sleek and plump from rats she caught."
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 12:02 PM
So if you are lucky enough to be in the land of the Gauls in mid-July, check out the celebrations. And I would suggest avoiding Paris. Travel out to one of those quaint little villages, like Verger de Noix. Every year they elect a "Sylvie" to do the re-enactment. But they have toned it down a bit so les enfants aren't traumatized. Sylvie meerly closes her eyes lovingly and thinks of Napoleon.
Grabbing that Round-Up and I'm outta here.
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 12:41 PM
I don't think so either. Had she gotten banged once in a while she wouldn't be such a bitter harpy Prisspot.
I don't think Prisspot ever had bangs
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 6:14 PM
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 6:19 PM
It comes out "z". Sort of a lisp in reverse but you would have to be French to get the subtlety.
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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 9:20 PM
Another post to mention an anachronism (must think of a better word)
kleinhaus, may I say how much I adore you for making that association?
Now even Mrs. Bridges' sister
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 10:00 PM
Don't you want bangs when you take your sleigh rides with Manly? (Hey, now that I have Grown Up Tod, Zaldamo is all yours, girl!)
She wanted bangs when she went sleigh riding with Manly.
Edited to add: Welcome, Kleinhaus, you fit in wonderfully (shut up!) around here! But take care of that cat – one bad storm and all you'll have left is a cat, a plate, and what was it, a cow??
Edited by ThemsSnails, May 6, 2012 @ 10:03 PM.
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 10:22 PM