|Season 6, Episode 12 |
#126 overall in Series
|Series:||Little House on the Prairie|
|Original air date||December 10, 1979|
|Production code||6008 / 612|
|Written by||Don Balluck|
|Directed by||Michael Landon|
|Guest starring:||Royal Dano|
"The Angry Heart"
"Crossed Connections" was the 12th episode in Season 6 of Little House on the Prairie, also the 126th overall episode in the series. Written by Don Balluck, the episode, which was directed by Michael Landon, first aired on NBC-TV on December 10, 1979.
The telephone comes to Walnut Grove and is causing a buzz among everyone. However, Mrs. Oleson is working at the switchboard and takes every opportunity to spread gossip around the town, by listening in to people's private conversations.
The Garvey's get a telephone to speak to Alice's mother and Mrs Oleson causes disaster for the Garveys when she listens into the conversation and tells everyone about it. Jonathan and Alice's marriage is at the breaking point. Laura and Albert decide to teach Mrs Oleson a lesson.
- Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls
- Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls
- Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls
- Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary Ingalls
- Lindsay Greenbush as Carrie Ingalls
- Richard Bull as Nels Oleson
- Katherine MacGregor as Harriet Oleson
- Alison Arngrim as Nellie Oleson
- Merlin Olsen as Jonathan Garvey
- Hersha Parady as Alice Garvey
- Patrick Laborteaux as Andrew Garvey
- Matthew Laborteaux as Albert Quinn Ingalls
- Kevin Hagen as Dr. Baker
- Sandy Gibbons as Gregory
- Dave Morick as First Technician
- John Flynn as Second Technician
- Todd Keller as Lineman
- Tom Pletts as Customer