"Crossed Swords"
Season 6, Episode 12
#126 overall in Series
Series: Little House on the Prairie
Network/Country: NBC-TV
Original air date December 10, 1979
Production code 6008 / 612
Episode Guide
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Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Michael Landon
Guest starring: Royal Dano
Sam Edwards
Marie Denn
Sandy Gibbons
Dave Morick
John Flynn
Todd Keller
Tom Pletts
Episode Chronology
Previous episode:
"Author, Author"
Next episode:
"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.

Plot summary

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.



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