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"The Bully Boys"
Season 3, Episode 9
#55 overall in Series
Series: Little House on the Prairie
Network/Country: NBC
Original air date December 6, 1976
Production code 3009
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Written by B.W. Sandefur
Directed by Victor French
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The Galender brothers, two adults and a teenager, come to Walnut Grove and quickly cause trouble. Reverend Alden pleads with the townspeople to be patient with the newcomers, but it soon becomes clear the Galenders want to do nothing but cause trouble. The men run up bills at the Mercantile and Hanson's Mill, promising to pay with a bank draft that never appears, while the boy causes trouble at school, eventually punching both Laura and Mary. But eventually all the children (mainly the girls minus Nellie, with Willie joining them) descend on him and beat him up.

Things get uglier when the men accost Caroline while she was on the way to the Mercantile to deliver eggs; when Charles goes to confront the Galenders, he too is beaten up. Reverend Alden realizes the Galenders are indeed nothing but thugs and invites them to church, to order them out of town.



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