And Now, Here’s Every Episode of Lassie Ever Made

"Whoa there, Lassie!  Why the big hurry?"

(Insert 'screeching tires' sound effect here)

"What’s that you say, girl?  Timmy’s fallen down a well?  And he’s broken both legs?  And he’s surrounded by poisonous snakes?!  And he’s sinking into quicksand?!?  And he’s down to three percent power on his iPod?!?!"

(Insert 'whimpering collie' sound effect here)

"I’m coming, Timmy!! I shall accomplish a daring and heroic rescue in my own particular idiom!"

(Insert 'Hanna-Barbera running' sound effect here)

Let’s hope the idiom doesn’t require any heavy lifting, Kira G.



  1. (insert applause here)

  2. I love the keet in mid air on the last one.. Its so funny when birds walk/run instead of

  3. crazyweinerdoglady says:

    Alas Sweet Concord you shall not have been mortally wounded in vain!

  4. You think the budgie made off with some of Lassie’s hair for nesting material?
    (insert insane giggling here)

  5. “And he’s down to three percent power on his iPod?!?”

    OMG I just snorted! That is the funniest thing I have read in a while. You have a true gift, NTMTOM.

  6. metsakins says:

    3 percent on his ipod!!!111! that’s serious.

    *hands birdie charger to carry in beak*

  7. (the original) Mel says:

    @crazyweinerdoglady: Actually, I’m not quite dead…

  8. don’t forget interspecies snorglingk!

  9. THAT was high-larious! I love the open mouth of the birdie in the second pic, going WHAT! Timmy fell down a well? And the third action shot of him trotting off. All he needs is a Lancelot outfit….

  10. LibrarianJessica says:

    L-U-F-F-I-N the Holy Grail ref.

  11. HA!

    Gooooo birdie!

  12. That bird brain will never rescue Timmy, Lassie go help!

  13. In my own.. particular… eh…

  14. What’s that girl, you say the insurance company cashed the check on Timmy’s $10 million life insurance policy?

  15. Being the baby boomer I am…I LURVE this…utterly LURVE EET!!!

  16. Anne Boleyn says:

    WHO you callin’ and idiom?

  17. As I watched this the pn–umatic chair upon which my tocks are sitting s-l-o-w-l-y sank down to the lowest it can go,(without my expectation or intervention!) It was a fascinating way to read these three ever-lowering images.

    NOMTOM, you take the breath out of a pn–umatic chair! Now THAT’s creativity!

  18. I love the leeps-licking in the second panel. “Hello funny little bird. Are you tasty?”

  19. Is it just my imagination or does Lassie look like she’s been down the well herself in pic #2? The fur on her back legs just looks a little, um, odd to me.

  20. ThreeCatNight says:

    “Look, down there on the rug!”
    “It’s a bird! Hey – wait it REALLY is a bird!”
    “No, you’re both wrong! It’s SUPERBUDGIE!”
    Yes, it’s SUPERBUDGIE, able to leap on swings, swallow and crack seeds with his Super-beak, fly around the living room, and bend steel cage bars with his bare, er – wings(?). And who, disguised here as mild-mannered Clark Cluck, strikes a note for justice, freedom, and the American Way! The only thing that stands in his way is the fact that he cannot lift anything over two ounces! Oh yes, that and any hungry FELINES living nearby.

  21. AlbertaGirl says:

    Because I know we all want to watch it again:

  22. And there was much rejoicing.

  23. Run away!

  24. NOTTOM — you really need to go multimedia. You could be the master of the cute mashup. Bravo.

  25. catloveschanel says:

    um, it was the ladybug in the first frame that finally went off to alert the finally got off to the rescue. She was thinkin, “that Lassie is as slow as a turtle in a frilly skirt that just got her nails done.” Then she thought, “What would that kitteh saving dog in Australia do? ” Then she got all the other lady bugs that were just chillin’, and together, they rescued little Timmy.

  26. Listens to sound effects in head as I read rool over text. imagines paraket trying to fly timmy out of well while LAssie stands at the top barking.
    Cracks up completely.

    Thanks Teho and NTMTOM…
    My day is good now!

  27. NomTom, you have quite the vivid imagination!

  28. Bluemenro says:

    Insanely cute! Does this also qualify for the ResQte category?

  29. Annie — if I could take credit for any part of this, believe me, I would. All I can say is that it makes me want… to… SING!!

  30. BlueMenro — *snicker*

  31. Someday, Theo, all this will be yours…


  32. Hmm Okay Thanks NTMTOM I love everything about this post and Teho I coulda sworn that was your Roll overs … won’t be the first time I was mistaken.

    I grew up watching Lassie and Saturday Mornig cartoons. This post totally made my day!

  33. AND she’s got huge tracts o’ land!

  34. anastasia says:

    in the beginning parakeet was nomming on the collies feetsies!

  35. TrumanRabbit says:

    That dialogue was riveting! I felt like I was really there–watching the action live or at least sitting in front of a really old, black and white television!

  36. The first Timmy fell in a well. So we got a second one. That one fell down a well. So we got a third. That one tripped on a budgie, hit his head on a turtleskirt, and then fell into a well. But the fourth one stays home and hangs out on the seafoam-colored carpet. And that’s the Timmy you’re going to get, NTMTOM. The smartest, albeit laziest, Timmy in all of Hollywood.

  37. Mel. 2. *WINS*.

  38. platedlizard says:

    Budgie: those feets are fuzzy, I MUST PREEN THEM!

    Collie: WTF?

    Person with Camera: CUUUTE! *snaps photos*


  39. I couldn’t watch Lassie when I was in elementary school -it gave me nightmares.

    None tonight, though!

  40. Mel2, that was the jumbo family-sized bucket of Awesome, with extra Awesome Sauce.

  41. Bwahaha! Hanna Barbera running sound effect! xD

  42. Gah! A collie is second on my list of what I want most of all in my life!!! More collies PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

    NOMTOM, as usual, you’re writing is very clever and funny! Thanks for the laughs!

  43. @sunnymum: NTMTOM will now forever be pronounced as NOM-TOM in my mind. I luff you~

    Super Budg TO THE RES-CUE! *zoooooms*

  44. NOMTOM, you have once again made me SNERK. It’s painful sometimes, but it hurts so good.

    Also, you’ve saved me hours of watching cable TV.

  45. crazyweinerdoglady says:

    Mel2 FTW!!!!!

    …His head smashed in and his heart cut out And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged And his nostrils raped and his bottom burned up
    And his penis…

  46. *LOLing at post and comments*

  47. the other Brenda says:

    U GO, NTMTOM!!!!! Let’s hear it for the baby-boomers on CO!!! (Lassie rules) We had to put our Chloe to rest today. She was a very NICE cat. She seemed grateful for every day that she lived with us. RIP Sweet girl.

  48. NTMTOM – no bird dm agency needs a copy writer. We like dogs though. E-mail me.

  49. As the owner of both a collie and a Sheltie, I must ask – what on *earth* has happened to that dog’s undercarriage? As a previous poster asked, did it go down the well with Timmy also?

  50. What is with these budgies? So bold, so brazen! (Thinking of the budgie taming the ginger kitten).

  51. Lovely post!

    Parakeets…it’s so amazing how these itty bitty wee things have such fricking HUGE personalities. But they do…and it’s usually an extremely grumpy yet humorous personality. Man, how I love parakeets. Sigh.

  52. essensual says:

    Awwww looks just like my bird Nature which I had to leave with my friend in Morocco. Bird Flu related laws leave many bird owners heart-broken and the vet doesn’t even bother to tell you when you bought them that you can’t take them out of the country! My poor baby. 😦

  53. Okay — COverload has yet again made reference to a running joke, that I thought was unique to my friend N & me.

    We had already developed a theory/ storyline that … after an infinite number of Lassie TV/ motion pix episodes in which Lassie performed Psychological Evaluations (translated from Human to Doggie Dialect) …& rescued the entire family (sorry, I’ve forgotten the last name of Timmy’s family) over & over & over & over again … from the latest traumatic set of circumstances (all adults from the family unable to perceive any of the danger, until AFTER Timmy was down the well & the insurance man had already assaulted the neighbor & blahblahblahblah…) …
    that Lassie now lives at a community home for Hollywood veterans needing Psychological support.

    Lassie is at a 1950s style kitchen dinette, leaning on her doggie elbox, dragging on her 10th cigarette of the morning, expressing her utter disgust with “Oh, there goes Timmy. Down the well AGAIN. WTF couldn’t these people bloody well just pour some concrete down the well?? OBVY Timmy is unable to avoid the well.

    Don’t they understand? I get SO crappin’ tired of it…Down the well. Oops, there we go again. Down the well. Oops. Down the well….

    Lassie has a standing appt at the community Psychological Support Clinic due to PostTraumaticStressDisorder.

    Jast thought the COverload community would want to know. Donations may be made at ….

  54. Juniper Jupiter says:

    Hee hee!!

    That last pic looks like the Road Runner!!

    Meep meep!!

  55. Ahahahaha, this is the funniest thing I’ve seen! Birds are such sassy creatures!!!

  56. Didn’t Timmy also fall down a well in Chances?

  57. OtherBrenda – I’m so sorry. Goodbye Chloe.

  58. The other Brenda- Chloe is at peace, and now it is our turn to try to give you some consolation-I’m betting that Chloe had a wonderful life with you, you can be very proud of that. These first few days are awful; many of us here have walked in your shoes. Maybe there is another little (or not so little) critter that can come to you and bring you his/her own particular happiness? It sounds like you are a wonderful companion animal!
    Best wishes, K.

  59. And dog on it, Gilligan ruined the Professor’s plan to get off the island again.
    And, And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you @$%^# kids and your *&^%$ dog Scooby too…

    [OK now this is getting *really* confusing… – Ed.]

  60. @TheOtherBrenda– today marks a month since I had to let my darling Stinky Cat go. We are never really ready for that parting. It’s good to have other fun, loving little beasties and people around, and to look at CO, and laugh as much as you can.

  61. e'nuff already says:

    admittedly being a nuffer here …this is so flippin’ dangerous for the bird.

    [I once knew a beagle and a parakeet that basically grew up together & acted like “littermates”. This looks like one of those situations. I mean, it’s *dangerous* for our black kitty to lie around underfoot in dark hallways, too, but we manage… – Ed.]

  62. Ew, looks like Lassie needs a good brushing…

  63. Theo,
    Every episode;
    -Lassie-Timmy is in trouble-Lassie saves him. “Good girl Lassie” and she gets scritches and rubs
    -Gilligan’s Island-The Professor figures out a way off the Island-Gilligan somehow goofs it up. Gilligan gets wapped on the head with the Skippers hat.
    -Scooby Doo- Some nefarious plot is figured out and thwarted by Scooby and the gang. The bad guy is unmasked and says, “And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you meddling kids.”
    Sorry to be so vague previously, it is all a running joke among a group of friends. AHHH memories from childhood TV vewing.
    Love coming to CO for smiles!

  64. Ah, running budgies! My late, great, Charlie “Bird” Parker used to run after the lagos…and when I’d remind him he could fly, he’d just chatter at me in budgie speak. I miss that boid!

  65. Carolina2 says:

    REALLY not trying to be a nuffer here, but in the top picture, it looks like the dog is missing a chunk of flesh and fur, it kind of looks like he’s bleeding. Sorry, but that’s what I saw.

    [Well if that REALLY is the case, there’s no way the *bird* did it… – Ed.]

  66. the other Brenda says:

    Thanks everyone. Yes these early days are difficult. The vet. who gently eased Chloe into rest, asssured us that we were doing the best thing for her.