Little House on the Prairie is an American one-hour dramatic television program starring Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls, a farmer devoted to his family. It aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974, to March 21, 1983. During the 1982-83 television season, with the departure of Michael Landon, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning. A three-hour compilation special called The Little House Years was aired in 1979. (The series itself was preceded by a two-hour pilot movie that first aired on March 30, 1974).
The show was a loose adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s best-selling book series.
The opening sequence of "Livin' on a Prayer" is a parody of the Little House on the Prairie opening.