Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and  Emma Watson in  a scene from the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Photograph: Reuters/Warner Bros

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The TV show Little House on the Prairie. Photograph: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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