I thought it would be fun to rank the Little House on the Prairie episodes based on the ratings users gave them at IMDB and TV.com. I used weighted averages in compiling this list since it seemed like the best method to use and didn’t result in any ties.
I found that this method put some of the best episodes in the top ten and some of the worst in the bottom ten, but there are a few rankings you probably won’t agree with. Predictably the Laura and Almanzo episodes did really well, but it also looks like the Mary and John Jr. episodes had a huge numbers of fans that swayed the rankings, including one episode that upset many Little House fans.
Without any further ado, here are the top ten episodes.
10. “Back to School: Part 2” (Season 6, Episode 2)
Original air date: September 24, 1979
Laura wants Almanzo to see her as an adult and decides to take the graduation exam so she can become a teacher. Nellie gets even for the cinnamon chicken incident by telling Laura that the exam doesn’t have any history and things reach a boiling point with Laura and Nellie’s classic mud wrestling fight.