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PostSubject: "THE RACE"   Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:15 am

“THE RACE”



Laura and her horse, Bunny, are picked to win at the horse race in town. Since Mrs. Oleson doesn't want Laura to win, she buys a great thoroughbred for Nellie. Mrs. Oleson even provides the winning trophy, a silver cup that belongs to the family. Although the race is close, Bunny wins. Laura decides to return the silver cup back to the Olesons.















Another great episode. I noticed that on the DVDs... The race was shown first... and THEN "Bunny" so it confused me at first... I was thinking... "How did Laura get her horse back after she had traded it on 'Christmas on Plum Creek'? lol

Anyway... you can see again what a good girl at heart Laura was. She was a hard worker, things didn't come easy to her like the Oleson kids... she always used to work hard for things, and in the end this helped her as she learned to appreciate things more.
All Nellie had to do was throw a tantrum and her mother would click her heals and fly to some other town to buy her what she wanted lol
Boy did they ever learn their lessons in the end!

I love the relationship she had with Bunny and towards the end of the episode when she was crying because she wasn't going to race due to Bunny being too tired... or so she thought... it was sweet what her Pa told her. Bunny had felt Laura's love, how she cared for him, etc... and he really wanted to win that race for Laura... and he did! grinsmiley




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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:01 pm

This is another great one. Mrs. Oleson riding through the streets of Mankato (or was it Sleepy Eye?) out of control was a hoot. Another funny scene from this episode:

Nellie and Willie, taunting Laura: "Laura smells like a dirty horse, Laura smells like a dirty horse..."
Laura, pitching some of the contents of the stable floor onto Nellie and Willie: "Don't we all?"

BTW, Hallmark also shows Bunny and The Race out of order. I seem to recall reading somewhere that NBC originally showed them this way due to a scheduling conflict.


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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:09 pm

only one of the probably one hundred episodes where Nellie proves how spoiled and stubborn she is! I was so happy to see Laura win the race, and though I think she should have kept the silver cup because she beat Nellie, Laura was right to return the cup to the Oleson's
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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:11 pm

I would have been so dissapointed if Laura hadn't returned the cup. And still when Laura showed such kindness Mrs. Oleson was stingy, she didnt want to give them those shoes!!! I thought they should have made her willing to give up the shoes


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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:15 am

A Wonderful episode
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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:22 am

I know, I'm late to comment this epie greenS , but I couldn't enter to the Forum...So, now that I can, I'll said something: I loved "The Race" and was very anxious when I was a girl and saw that Mrs. Oleson had bought "Spark" to Nellie...I was sure that "Spark" should be the winner. Hppily hard work and Laura's determination could more than anything and old good Bunny won! I was so relieved! But I was also very moved when Laura returned the cup to Harriet. It was a good end for a wonderful episode.

Yes, Carol: reading the Patrick Loubatière's book, I knew that in France, "The Race" is showed BEFORE "Bunny", wich is quite ridicoulous. In Argentina we've always seen "Bunny" right before "The Race".

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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:25 am

Hallmark Channel also shows "The Race" before "Bunny", but I think TV Land shows it the other way around. In my DVD set (the one with the covered wagon package), "The Race" appears as the third episode on season 3, disc 1, while "Bunny" appears as the fourth episode on the same disc. The DVD envelope states that "The Race" first aired on NBC on October 4, 1976 and "Bunny" first aired on NBC on October 18, 1976. I seem to recall reading somewhere that "Bunny" was originally scheduled to air first but was postponed for some reason. Obviously, "Bunny" should be shown first, as the storyline makes no sense if you watch "The Race" first. Even though they are distinct episodes, I sort of think of "Bunny" and "The Race" as a two-part episode.


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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:13 pm

liked this esp..may have to watch it again.....glad she won too..she is very kind hearted
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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:57 pm

Yes. Laura could be spunk and saucy time to time, but her heart was made of gold. I think that some of her practical jokes and pranks were done for she was very angry and couldn't help herself but being a little mean (for example to Nellie or Harriet! greenS ShyGirl ). But she wasn't really mean, and when she would give herself some time to cool down her blood, she would act really sweetly.

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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:41 am

I don't think her jokes were meant to be mean or nasty. She did them to get back at them.
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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:10 am

Of course Laura would do them to get back at them..But to get back to people is mean too. I was trying to said that Laura's jokes were impulsive. She wouldn't really think to do them...but surely she would! grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:13 am

yeah,I kow that.
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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:07 pm

awesome episode. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:12 pm

great episode. I love the scene Mrs Olsen riding out of control in Mankato. It was so funny. ROTFL I got confused, when I was watching The Race & Bunny, later on. I'm glad, Laura won in the race. it was sweet of her, bringing the crystal bowl back.




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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:40 pm

I love this episode... grinsmiley

And that silver bowl.. Whew. I don't think I would have brought that bowl back to be honest!!!! Wink

Laura is quite a girl.. Love


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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:50 pm

Laura is such a sweet girl.She works so hard for her things she wants. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: "THE RACE"   Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:08 am

I liked this show although Laura and Nellie had it easy for most of the horse scenes, they being done by stunt women. I thought the ending was sweet and very "Mary-like" in some ways with Laura giving the bowl back. I can't help but smile as the swing their shoes over their shoulders on the way home.
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