Why don’t you make a SHORT cake? How ’bout some SHORT ribs? Do we need any SHORTening? You know, you really oughta write a book – SHORT cuts to cooking!
—Nellie Oleson, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Part 1
Check out our article about Alison Argrim who brought Nellie Oleson to life. And for a great read, pick up a copy of her hilarious and heartfelt autobiography.
#1 Country Girls – Season 1 Episode 2
Nellie did not start things off on a good foot and insisted on playing the games she wanted to play. But it didn’t take long for Laura to stand up for herself! Did you know this scene is based on the fourth book in the Little House book series, On the Banks of Plum Creek? See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#2 Town Party Country Party – Season 1 Episode 7
When Nellie spends the day making fun of one of Laura’s friends, Laura contrives a way to pay her back during their trip to the pond. See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#3 Richest Man in Walnut Grove – Season 2 Episode 1
When Pa falls on hard times, Nellie rubs Laura’s nose in the family’s difficulties. But Laura is never one to let someone else have the last word. See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#4 – The Camp Out – Season 2 Episode 9
When Laura and Nellie go to the woods together, what could possibly go wrong? Hear Alison Arngrim share a personal story about this episode in the live chat she had with fans. See more trivia about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#5 – Bunny – Season 3 Episode 2
When Laura thinks she has caused Nellie harm, Nellie figures out how to take advantage of the situation. Laura’s final act to expose Nellie’s lies creates a fan-favorite moment between the two girls that has become iconic. Who will ever forget this wild ride!? See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#6 – The Race – Season 3 Episode 3
With Nellie up on her high horse again, Laura won’t stand for it. We love her smile of laughter as she puts Nellie in her place. See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#7 – The Music Box – Season 3 Episode 19
When Nellie blackmails Laura, things get so bad even calm and mild-mannered Nels finally has to step in. See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#8 – Back to School – Part 2 Season 6 Episode 2
The fight fans had been waiting for what happens in this episode. The trick Nellie plays on Laura costs her plenty. See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#9 Third Miracle – Season 6 Episode 4
When Nellie and Mrs. Oleson end up in a wagon with a beehive, what could possibly go wrong? See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
#10 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Part 1 – Season 6 Episode 23
For once someone other than Laura takes Nellie down a notch, and it can only be love at first – er…splat. See more about this episode or buy a digital copy using the buy now button.
Do you have a favorite Nellie moment? Leave a comment below and let us know which is yours.
Did you know that Nellie Oleson was played by Alison Arngrim? In 2010, Alison published Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated as a chronicle of her challenges and triumphs in a life of child stardom and iconic villainy. You can read an interesting article about Alison on our website by clicking here, or if you’d like to relive your favorite Little House scenes, bring home the iconic Nellie Oleson doll from The Queen’s Treasures!
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My favorite Nellie moment is when Laura tells her to look closely at the giant lobster in the creek, and then Nellie falls into the creek. She totally got back for being mean to Olga! I love Little House On The Prairie.
My favorite Nellie moment was when. She tricked Andy by cheating on a test. And Mrs. Oleson whacks her with the buttons on her jacket.
My favorite is when she punches Nellie in the nose in “Richest Man in Walnut Grove!” It’s also my favorite episode!
I have always watched and still do watch little house on the pair is
You fforgot about The Cheaters. Nellie tutored Andrew Garvey who was not doing well academically.. She taught him to write crib notes and made him steal the answers to the questions in the tests his mom was giving. Laura found out about the crib notes and let Mrs. Garvey know what was going on. She took the coat with the answers p. Mrs. Olesen I was livid upon learning that her daughter had cheated.
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The best Nellie ever got was when she faked being paralyzed and Laura gave her wheel chair a push down the big hill and she flipped out into the pond. My all time favorite scene ever!!!
Mines too! I Love that episode. I could watch it over and over again!