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Nels gets to see his sister again when a circus comes to town.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x5
Production Number: 6003
Airdate: Monday October 15th, 1979

Alternate Airdates:

IE (TG4) Jun 13, 2014

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Guest Stars
Billy Barty
As Owen
De'voreaux White
As Roscue
Ketty Lester
As Hester-Sue
Michelle Downey
As Susan
Robert Wexler
As Clown #1
Bob Yerkes
As Tumbler
Carl Carlsson
As Clown #2
Carol Buckley
As Elephant Trainer
Danny Rees
As Clown #3
Dorothea Sabina Nock
As Rope Walker
Harriett Gibson
As Annabelle
John Hayes (2)
As Stilt Clown
Ken Berry
As London
Nate Stein
As Rope Walker
Paula Crist
As Tumbler
Russ Saunders
As Tumbler
Sandy Gross (1)
As Tumbler
The Great John L.
As Strong Man
Wendy Schaal
As Christie


As the residents of Walnut Grove get ready for a traveling circus to come to town, Nels is in for a surprise when he discovers that his sister Annabelle is the circus’ fat lady. At first Nels does his best to avoid going to the big top so he won’t have to see or talk to her, but eventually runs into her when he makes a delivery to blind school...

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