T. Alexander: You trying to tell me something, Lassie?
Popular family favorite and beloved canine collie character featured in nearly every form of media since the 1930's. Lassie first appeared in a short story by Eric Knight, then later in several feature films, a radio show, and in the 1950s in a popular TV series that is most associated with the character. In all forms of media the basic formula is the same, that of a collie saving and helping various people in times of trouble, with most characters understanding the dog even though she would mostly just communicate and warn of trouble through barking and whimpering. It was very common for a character to know exactly what and where the trouble was just by a few head nods and barks from Lassie.