Before They Were Stars: 12-Year Old Jason Bateman Gets Spanked on “Little House on the Prairie”

At the age of 12, Jason Bateman got his first major break when he was cast on Little House on the Prairie in the recurring role of James, an orphaned boy who is adopted by the Ingalls family. In this episode, some mean dude takes Jason out to the woodshed for a spanking while his freaky Jake Gyllenhaal-looking sister cries up a storm.

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