‘Little House on the Prairie’: One Star Called Themself ‘Absolutely Lethal’ at Board Game Trivial Pursuit

by Katie Maloney
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She was known as the mean girl on Little House on the Prairie. But that was nothing compared to what she can do during a game of Trivial Pursuit.

Actress Alison Arngrim, who played “Nasty” Nellie on Little House on the Prairie, has accomplished a lot. She starred on a world-famous show for most of her adolescent years. In 2010, Arngrim found success as an author with her book, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.  Additionally, the Young Artist Foundation honored Arngrim with its Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award. She even won the award for “Character Most in Need of a Time-out” at the 2006 TV Land Awards. In conclusion, Alison Arngrim has accomplished a lot since her days with Little House on the Prairie. However, there’s one accomplishment that Alison still holds close to her heart today. In fact, she promises that when challenged during this game, she’s “absolutely lethal.”

“I am absolutely lethal at Trivial Pursuit,” said Arngrim during an interview. “I once won the grand prize in a trivial pursuit contest at a county fair. I beat out 40 people and took home a three-foot-high plastic and metal trophy.”

In honor of Arngrim’s love for the game, we’ve compiled this list of Little House on the Prairie trivia. Let’s see how many of you dedicated fans can answer these questions.

Little House Trivia Questions

  • The Ingalls’ first owned a dog named Jack. But Jack passed and they got a new dog. What was the name of their second dog? 
  • What was Laura’s favorite perfume?
  • What was the name of Carrie’s imaginary friend?
  • How did Mary become blind?
  • Which actor starred in the most Little House on the Prairie episodes?

Trivia Answers

Alison Arngrim Was Almost a Flight Attendant Instead of Starring on Little House on the Prairie

During her first flight, when she was a little girl, the flight attendants gave her a certificate inviting her for an interview when she turned 18. Arngrim kept the certificate for years with plans to become a flight attendant when she was older.

“I almost became a flight attendant. When I was really little, (probably my very first flight), American Airlines gave me a certificate that entitled me to a job interview on my 18th birthday. (Really. This was so long ago. They actually gave out “Stewardess” certificates for the girls and pilot certificates for the boys. Yeesh!),” said Arngrim during an interview.

She added that she loved the idea of becoming a flight attendant. But, by the time she was old enough to attend classes, she was already busy starring on a television show.

“But I really loved flying – still do! – So I kept that thing for years and marked the date on the calendar!” said Arngrim. “However, by my 18th birthday, I was in my sixth year of Little House on the Prairie, so I was too busy to sign up for flight attendant school.”

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