‘Little House on the Prairie’: Michael Landon Said a Producer Tried to ‘Sabotage’ the Show

 Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls and Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie | NBCU Photo Bank Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls and Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie | NBCU Photo Bank
Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls and Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie | NBCU Photo Bank

Gilbert wrote about her experiences on the Little House on the Prairie set in her book My Prairie Cookbook. She says the cast and crew were like a family. According to her, everyone looked up to Landon and wanted to do their best to please him by doing a good job.

If you wanted to get a job on Landon’s crew, it wouldn’t be easy. In her autobiography Prairie Tale, Gilbert said you pretty much had to be related to someone on the crew if you wanted to work for Landon. Most of his crew members had been with him since he starred on Bonanza as Little Joe Cartwright, and he preferred to work with the same people, according to Gilbert.

Michael Landon said a producer tried to ‘sabotage’ ‘Little House on the Prairie’

A scene from Little House on the Prairie | NBCU Photo Bank

In the book Conversations with Michael Landon, Landon said a producer tried to “sabotage” Little House on the Prairie. He spoke with author Tom Ito about clashing with co-executive producer Ed Friendly during the first season. According to Ito, Landon and Friendly got into a disagreement over creative control of the show.

Landon said Friendly was angry with him. “I’ve had problems with only a couple of people in my life,” said Landon. “Ed Friendly was one.” Landon told Ito he had problems with these people because “they do not know what they’re doing.”

Friendly decided to leave the show, but his name still appeared in the credits. Ito described Friendly as a “virtual figurehead producer.” Friendly didn’t work on the show, but he reportedly earned millions from Little House on the Prairie. “Ed did his best to sabotage the show, and fortunately he didn’t, because he made about $40 million from it,” said Landon.

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Michael Landon said he was happiest when he had control

Although Landon enjoyed his work, there was one thing that made him unhappy. He told the

Michael Landon, former star of Little House on the Prairie, was not only an actor but also a producer and director. Although the cast and crew reportedly worked well together on Little House, Landon said there was a producer who tried to “sabotage” the show.

Melissa Gilbert says getting a job on Michael Landon’s crew was tough

Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls and Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie | NBCU Photo Bank

Gilbert wrote about her experiences on the Little House on the Prairie set in her book My Prairie Cookbook. She says the cast and crew were like a family. According to her, everyone looked up to Landon and wanted to do their best to please him by doing a good job.

If you wanted to get a job on Landon’s crew, it wouldn’t be easy. In her autobiography Prairie Tale, Gilbert said you pretty much had to be related to someone on the crew if you wanted to work for Landon. Most of his crew members had been with him since he starred on Bonanza as Little Joe Cartwright, and he preferred to work with the same people, according to Gilbert.

Michael Landon said a producer tried to ‘sabotage’ ‘Little House on the Prairie’

A scene from Little House on the Prairie | NBCU Photo Bank

In the book Conversations with Michael Landon, Landon said a producer tried to “sabotage” Little House on the Prairie. He spoke with author Tom Ito about clashing with co-executive producer Ed Friendly during the first season. According to Ito, Landon and Friendly got into a disagreement over creative control of the show.

Landon said Friendly was angry with him. “I’ve had problems with only a couple of people in my life,” said Landon. “Ed Friendly was one.” Landon told Ito he had problems with these people because “they do not know what they’re doing.”

Friendly decided to leave the show, but his name still appeared in the credits. Ito described Friendly as a “virtual figurehead producer.” Friendly didn’t work on the show, but he reportedly earned millions from Little House on the Prairie. “Ed did his best to sabotage the show, and fortunately he didn’t, because he made about $40 million from it,” said Landon.

Michael Landon said he was happiest when he had control

Although Landon enjoyed his work, there was one thing that made him unhappy. He told the Los

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