Jeff,I saw Johnny Crawford in an episode of Little House On the Prairie not too long ago. I don't know if this was an inside joke or not, but he mentioned one of the nearby towns as being "Northfork."
On another note (and I've been wanting to post this for some time as the coincidence -- if one can even call it that -- was beyond eerie), William Schallert freaked us out the other night. In fact, my entire family picked up on it and were floored when they saw it. Have a peek at this.
There was an episode of the same series (Little House On the Prairie -- the episode was titled "The Preacher Takes a Wife") in which William Schallert played a visiting minister. The regular minister, Reverend Alden, is slated to be married to an elderly parishioner, Anna Craig. Harriet Oleson objects to the relationship, and as she is a member of the Board, tells Reverend Alden that he must either break off the relationship or lose his job as the town's minister. This is where William Schallert comes into the picture. He arrives in Walnut Grove, and we learn that about fifteen or so years ago he and Mrs. Oleson were dating one another. Once the town realizes that he and Mrs. Oleson had a prior relationship (I can't recall if he was a preacher at the time), she backs off of her claim that the Reverend Alden must resign.
Okay, now it gets really weird. My family and I are watching a season one episode of The Patty Duke Show one night (I cannot recall the title of the episode, unfortunately), and in it, Martin Lane (Patty's father) is discussing relationships with his daughter. In the dialogue, he says that he dated a girl seriously for a time and then they broke up. The girl's name? Harriet Oleson! I will probably always think that the writers on Little House On the Prairie did this intentionally. You should have heard our family's reaction when we heard the name of Harriet Oleson while watching The Patty Duke Show!
Addendum: Another interesting aspect of this event is that the time frame for both shows works out rather well. Schallert made his appearance in "The Preacher Takes a Wife" in 1979, and subtracting fifteen years, you get the year in which the first season of The Patty Duke Show (1963-1966) aired.
Edited by Ockeghem, August 01 2013 - 06:15 AM.