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May I Have This Dance 

When Willie announces his plans to marry sweetheart Rachel Brown and manage the hotel-restaurant bearing his sister's name, Mrs. Oleson tries to interfere. But Willie impresses his ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor French

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Dean Butler ... Almanzo James Wilder
Katherine MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Dabbs Greer ... Reverend Robert Alden
Jonathan Gilbert ... Willie Oleson
Allison Balson ... Nancy Oleson
Stan Ivar ... John Carter
Pamela Roylance ... Sarah Reed Carter
Lindsay Kennedy Lindsay Kennedy ... Jeb Carter
David Friedman David Friedman ... Jason Carter
Shannen Doherty ... Jenny Wilder
Leslie Landon Leslie Landon ... Etta Plum
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When Willie announces his plans to marry sweetheart Rachel Brown and manage the hotel-restaurant bearing his sister's name, Mrs. Oleson tries to interfere. But Willie impresses his wife-to-be - and his father - when he stands his ground to his meddlesome mother once and for all. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1983 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mr. Brown: Sit down, Willie. My daughter says you'd like to speak to me.
Willie Oleson: Oh. Yes, Sir... That is... Mr. Brown... That is... What I mean to say is... Rachel seems agreeable to the idea that uh... we should uh... that is you...
Mr. Brown: I understand you're not going to the university now.
Willie Oleson: Uh... Yes... Sir... That is yes sir, I'm not going. Uh... Mr. Brown... Uh... Rachel seems to be us...
Mr. Brown: You be working at the restaurant full time, Willie?
Willie Oleson: Um... Oh... Yes... Sir. Um... Seems like we got more business we can handle ...
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Mrs Oleson's farewell
12 March 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It's the last episode where Mrs Oleson (McGregor) plays a prominent part.She briefly appears in "Hello and Goodbye" and is absent from the three final episodes.But what makes this "May I have this dance ? " so endearing is that ,for the first time in nine years,Mr and Mrs Oleson show romanticism.That makes this episode the most unexpected one.

Willie is at the crossing of the roads:shall he go to college or shall he marry Rachel?For his proud mother,this girl who wants to steal his clever son from her is not worth any king's shilling.But Willie,like Nellie before him has become more mature and he has understood that the only way to become a true man is to leave his stifling milieu.

I must say that the Olesonless episodes -with a few exceptions-fail to excite me.


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