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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.
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Series cast summary:
...  Lassie / ... 366 episodes, 1954-1973
...  Timmy Martin / ... 249 episodes, 1957-1964
...  Ruth Martin 207 episodes, 1958-1964
Hugh Reilly ...  Paul Martin 170 episodes, 1958-1964
...  Lassie 169 episodes, 1954-1972
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

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That beloved pet of millions and her young master begin a new season with an exciting adventure that will keep your whole family on the edge of their seats. (season 9)


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12 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Jeff's Collie  »

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(591 episodes)

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All the Lassies were actually male dogs because female collies tend to "blow coat" (go through a massive hormone-induced shedding process) with each heat cycle. While males blow coat as well in reaction to a change in season, it is much less noticeable than what occurs with an intact female. By the time that spaying, which would reduce the dramatic shedding of the female, became commonplace, it had become tradition to use a male in the role. Additionally, it was believed that males, who often outweigh their female counterparts by as much as fifteen pounds, would look more impressive on film. See more »

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Near the closing credits' conclusion, Lassie lifts her paw up as though she were saying goodbye to the viewers. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (1995) See more »

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Beautiful show
4 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I, too, have to chime in with the folks who prefer "Jeff's Collie" to the other incarnations of "Lassie". Tommy Rettig, rest his soul, was superb, as were Jan Clayton and George Cleveland (and the wonderful boy who played Porky, sorry, I've forgotten his name). Perfect family entertainment -- and a brilliant vehicle for teaching young and old alike the all-important lessons in empathy and do unto others. What better way to learn how to look beyond appearances and taking things at face value, than taking the time to understand what a dog is feeling or trying to tell us? Sometimes the storylines were amazing, considering the time. I saw a rerun last week that dealt with the evils of people who engage in pit bull dogfights! I feel very fortunate to have grown up with Lassie.

BTW, thanks to the poster who remembers the book "Lassie and the Secret of the Summer" -- I LOVED that book!


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