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10 Surprising Secrets From The Set Of 'Little House On The Prairie'

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There is nothing quite like watching a classic television show, and one of the best of the bests was Little House On The Prairie. Something about that show resonated with everyone.

The show ran for an impressive nine seasons between 1974 to 1982 but its the behind the scenes secrets that are truly fascinating. Here are 10 interesting secrets from the set of Little House On The Prairie.

1. Laura and Mary did not get along

Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Anderson have never really bonded, even in the years since the show ended they never really made up.

2. Pa's hair was not real

The show wanted him to look "more rugged" so his grey hair wouldn't do.

3. At age 15, the actress who played Laura wasn't ready for her first kiss so she changed it

She was supposed to kiss her love interest Maley, but she was too nervous. She instead decided she would kiss him on the cheek. When they eventually did film the kiss there had to be chaperones on set because of the large age difference.

4. The actress who plays Nellie was almost cast as Laura

She was originally auditioning for Laura, then as her sister Mary When she didn't get either of those parts they hired her immediately to play Nellie because she was very good at being mean.

5. Michael Landon was a bit of a show off

He was super proud of his muscles and would use any opportunity to take off his shirt. He was however a little bit self conscious about his height and would wear 4" platforms to try to appear taller.

But do you remember some of the familiar faces that also appeared on the show?

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