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Recast "Little House on the Prairie" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Little House on the Prairie" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

For this week's challenge, let's take a covered-wagon ride back to a bygone era when the wholesome Ingalls family embodied the American pioneer spirit. If you could recast the 1974-1983 TV series "Little House on the Prairie," based on the novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which actors would you choose? Who could play Laura Ingalls (originally played by Melissa Gilbert), or the ultimate prairie Pa, Charles Ingalls (made memorable by Michael Landon)? Or what about Laura's mother, Caroline, and the other Ingalls girls Mary and Carrie?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, August 21, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,

Characters to recast:
Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon)
Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle)
Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert)
Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson)
Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush)

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jsgirl1992 jsgirl1992 8 years
Charles Ingalls - George Clooney Caroline Ingalls - Jane Seymore Laura Ingalls - Abigail Breslin Mary Ingalls - Erika Christensen Carrie Ingalls - Kara and Shelby Hoffman
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Charles Ingalls - George Clooney Caroline Ingalls - Laura Linney Laura Ingalls - Dakota Fanning Mary Ingalls - Ashley Tisdale Carrie Ingalls - Elle Fanning
AuroraBorealis AuroraBorealis 8 years
well... Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) Rob Love Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle) Joan Alen Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) Lindsey Lohan Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson) I must go for Dakota Fanning here, she's so good Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush) Julia Roberts' twins, and as they get older of course only Hazel will stay on the set
rfarmer64 rfarmer64 8 years
Charles - David Hasselhoff Caroline - Marcia Cross Laura - Hayden Panettiere Mary - Dakota Fanning Carrie - Maria Lark Gotta love the Hoff!
sascha9000 sascha9000 8 years
Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) --> TOM WOPAT (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0941374/) Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle) --> BRENDA STRONG (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0834947/) Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) --> TALLULAH WILLIS (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932475/) Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson) --> MAMIE GUMMER (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336701/) Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush) --> BAILEE MADISON (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1933128/)
MegLahr MegLahr 8 years
don't know why mine went on there twice???
MegLahr MegLahr 8 years
Charles Ingalls: James Denton (Desperate Housewives) Caroline Ingalls: Joley Richardsons (Nip/Tuck) Laura Ingalls: Sophia Vassilieva (Medium) Mary Ingalls: Skye McCole Bartusiak (Patriot) Carrie Ingalls: Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (The Last Mimsy)
MegLahr MegLahr 8 years
Charles Ingalls James Denton (Desperate Housewives) Caroline Ingalls Joley Richardsons (Nip/Tuck) Laura Ingalls Sophia Vassilieva (Medium) Mary Ingalls Skye McCole Bartusiak (Patriot) Carrie Ingalls Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (The Last Mimsy)
maeve maeve 8 years
Pa Ingalls - Scott Patterson Ma Ingalls - Laura Linney Laura Ingalls - Emily Van Camp Mary Ingalls - Erika Christensen Carrie Ingalls - Savannah Stehlin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1886996/)
total total 8 years
Oh...I like Nathan Fillion as Charles. Good call alynn.
alynn alynn 8 years
Charles Ingalls - Nathan Fillion Caroline Ingalls - Diane Lane Laura Ingalls - Emma Roberts Mary Ingalls - Hilary Duff Carrie Ingalls - Violet Affleck
grace_c grace_c 8 years
Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) - Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle) - Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) - Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson) - Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush) - Abigail Bresden (Little Miss Sunshine) jdh- I think Roseanne is perfect for Harriet Olsen!!!
bluebeauty875 bluebeauty875 8 years
Charles Ingalls-Viggo Mortensen Caroline Ingalls- Miranda Otto Laura Ingalls- Alexis Bledel Mary Ingalls- Rachel McAdams Carrie Ingalls- Jessica Amlee http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1057077/
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I am named after this show, well the book, but close enough. Charles Ingalls -Matthew McConaughey (He has the rugged charm) Caroline Ingalls -Sarah Michelle Gellar(she looks great with no makeup) Laura Ingalls- Anna Sophia Robb (lots of depth in such a small girl) Mary Ingalls -Miley Cyrus Carrie Ingalls- Brenna and Bronwyn Tosh (both played Maya Fisher on Six feet under, it keeps with the twins thing on the original..plus carrie never did have many lines!)
vanessaebc vanessaebc 8 years
I was thinking these people for recasting..... Characters to recast: Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon)--Kevin Costner Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle)-- Nicole Kidman Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert)-- Kirsten Dunst Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson)-- Mandy Moore Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush)--Dakota Fanning
kcharb kcharb 8 years
Just because Jake & Reese would be cute together! Pa Ingalls - Jake Gyllenhaal Ma Ingalls - Reese Witherspoon Mary Ingalls-Hayden Panettiere Laura Ingalls - Dakota Fanning Carrie Ingalls - Elle Fanning
total total 8 years
This was a tough one! I'm not sure how well I did... Charles Ingalls - John Schneider (Clark's dad on Smallville) Caroline Ingalls - Patricia Arquette Laura Ingalls - Abigail Breslin Mary Ingalls - Vanessa Marano (April, Luke's daughter on Gilmore Girls) Carrie Ingalls - Elle Fanning (Dakota's little sister)
jdh82968 jdh82968 8 years
Charles Ingalls - Mel Gibson (he can cry like Landon!) Caroline Ingalls - Jane Seymore Laura Ingalls - Dakota Fanning Mary Ingalls - Emily Osment Carrie Ingalls - Abigail Breslin (Olive from Little Miss Sunshine) Also: Drake Bell as Albert Ingalls, Amanda Bynes as Nellie Olson, Zac Efron as Willie Olson and Roseanne as Harriet Olson.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) - Bill Paxton Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle) - Kyra Sedgwick Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) - Amanda Bynes Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson) - Kate Bosworth Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush) - Kara and Shelby Hoffman (from that Lemony Snicket movie - they were so cute) Personally, I would really just put an unknown for Charles Ingalls. It'd be way too hard to fill Michael Landon's shoes.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 8 years
Here's my randomness: Charles Ingalls - George Clooney Caroline Ingalls - Julia Roberts Laura Ingalls - Amanda Bynes Mary Ingalls - Anne Hathaway Carrie Ingalls - Suri Cruise
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i like your choices threadhunter! :D Charles Ingalls - Brad Pitt Caroline Ingalls - Angelina Jolie Laura Ingalls - Mandy Moore Mary Ingalls - Jena Malone Carrie Ingalls - Dakota Fanning
KWM KWM 8 years
This was my favorite show! I wanted to change my name to Laura because of of it!
threadhunter threadhunter 8 years
Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon)- Andy Sandburg Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle) - Tina Fey Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert)- Amy Poehler Mary Ingalls (Melissa Sue Anderson)- Kristen Wiig Carrie Ingalls (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush) - Cheri Oteri
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