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To See the World 

Taking full responsibility for filling Johnny Johnson's head with exaggerated tales of travel and adventure, Mr. Edwards goes with him when Johnny takes off to see the world, hoping to ... See full summary »


Michael Landon


Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (credit only)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (credit only)
Karl Swenson ... Lars Hanson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Mitch Vogel ... Johnny Johnson
Jane Alice Brandon Jane Alice Brandon ... Mimi Monroe
James Griffith ... Dandy Davis
Bob Hoy ... Ben Slick
Hal Bokar Hal Bokar ... Hector Johnson
Michael Ross ... Squint
Jim Boles Jim Boles ... Eldred Miller


Taking full responsibility for filling Johnny Johnson's head with exaggerated tales of travel and adventure, Mr. Edwards goes with him when Johnny takes off to see the world, hoping to protect the credulous farm-boy from dangerous situations and unscrupulous characters while trying to convince him to go back home. Written by shepherd1138

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5 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Two previous episodes are referred to in this episode. The first: Mr. Edwards's Homecoming (they remember how Charles rescued him from the saloon). The second: The Love of Johnny Johnson. After this episode, Johnny is never heard from again. See more »


Miss Mimi says that her favourite birds are bluebirds, and asks for a 'bluebird bonnet' she sees in a shop window. But the bird on the bonnet is clearly a crow. See more »


Charles Ingalls: That's the one thing I like about girls. You don't have to worry about them running off.
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The Truth About Love
25 February 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

Johnny Johnson (whom we met in an earlier episode totaled "The Love of Johnny Johnson") has an argument with his father. The argument gets pretty heated, and he misunderstands his father saying that he could just leave home and make it on his own. Of course, that's not what was meant but Johnny takes it to heart. He asks Mr. Edwards for a job. Mr. Edward doesn't only refuse him a job and tell him to go back home where he belonged, but he refused to take Johnny to Mankato.

Somehow, he ended up taking Johnny to Mankato. While there, Johnny meets a saloon girl named Miss Mimi. She agrees to help Mr. Edwards in a scam to convince Johnny to go home, but it backfires. Before we know it, she has Johnny doing anything she wants him to do. Mr. Edwards decides to teach her - and Johnny - a lesson about how to treat mankind.

This is another light-hearted episode. There's nothing earth-shattering or anything worth shedding tears over. Maybe we should cry that Mr. Edwards lost his hard-earned money? At any rate, even the lighter episodes are worth watching. Johnny Johnson is a simple person who has big dreams like many of us. The lesson is a good one: the real world is nothing like the one we dream up in our head.

Happy watching!

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