Lassie (season 2)

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The second season of the television series Lassie premiered on airing on CBS in the United States on September 11, 1955. Spanning thirty-nine episodes, its season finale aired on June 3, 1956. Produced by Robert Maxwell, the second season continues to follow the adventures of the female rough collie Lassie and her young owner Jeffrey Miller (Tommy Rettig). Lassie continued to be portrayed by "Lassie Junior", the son of the original Lassie Pal.[1]

For the second season, the theme song was purportedly changed to a song titled "Lassie Main & End Title" that was composed by Raoul Kraushaar. However, the song was really a mild variation of the original season one theme, "Secret of the Silent Hills (Theme from the Lassie TV Series)" that was composed by William Lava. Kraushaar made very slight changes to the song, so minor that only a trained ear can tell the difference, so the show's production company could then claim its copyright.[2]

The second season earned the series its Emmy Award, this time for Best Children's Series.[3]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate
27 "The Runt" Lesley Selander September 11, 1955 (1955-09-11)
28 "The Pit" Lesley Selander September 18, 1955 (1955-09-18)
29 "The Kittens" September 25, 1955 (1955-09-25)
30 "The Dog Show" Phil Ford II October 2, 1955 (1955-10-02)
31 "The School" Lesley Selander October 19, 1955 (1955-10-19)
32 "The Violin" Lesley Selander October 16, 1955 (1955-10-16)
33 "The Monster" Lesley Selander October 23, 1955 (1955-10-23)
34 "The Witch" Lesley Selander October 30, 1955 (1955-10-30)
35 "The Wild Duck" Lesley Selander November 6, 1955 (1955-11-06)
36 "The Rival" Lesley Selander November 13, 1955 (1955-11-13)
37 "The Newspaper" Lesley Selander November 20, 1955 (1955-11-20)
38 "The Clown" Lesley Selander November 27, 1955 (1955-11-27)
39 "The Twister" Lesley Selander December 4, 1955 (1955-12-04)
40 "Gramps' Birthday" Lesley Selander December 11, 1955 (1955-12-11)
41 "The Gypsies" Lesley Selander December 18, 1955 (1955-12-18)
42 "The Gift" Phil Ford II December 25, 1955 (1955-12-25)
43 "The Stamp Album" Maurice Geraghty January 1, 1956 (1956-01-01)
44 "The Dog Catcher" Lesley Selander January 8, 1956 (1956-01-08)
45 "Pokey" Maurice Geraghty January 15, 1956 (1956-01-15)
46 "The Trial" Leonard Freeman January 22, 1956 (1956-01-22)
47 "The Hawk" Maurice Geraghty January 29, 1956 (1956-01-29)
48 "The Tree House" Lesley Selander February 5, 1956 (1956-02-05)
49 "The Visitor" Maurice Geraghty February 12, 1956 (1956-02-12)
50 "The Raft" Phil Ford II February 19, 1956 (1956-02-19)
51 "The Journey" Maurice Geraghty February 26, 1956 (1956-02-26)
52 "The Vet" Phil Ford II March 4, 1956 (1956-03-04)
53 "Lassie's Double" Maurice Geraghty March 11, 1956 (1956-03-11)
54 "The Child" Lesley Selander March 18, 1956 (1956-03-18)
55 "The Leash" Arthur Hilton March 25, 1956 (1956-03-25)
56 "Sunday School" Phil Ford II April 10, 1956 (1956-04-10)
57 "The Deer Hunter" Phil Ford II April 8, 1956 (1956-04-08)
58 "Domino" Lesley Selander April 15, 1956 (1956-04-15)
59 "The Marauder" Phil Ford II April 22, 1956 (1956-04-22)
60 "The Calf" Maurice Geraghty April 29, 1956 (1956-04-29)
61 "The Crop Duster" Phil Ford II May 6, 1956 (1956-05-06)
62 "War Dog" Lesley Selander May 13, 1956 (1956-05-13)
63 "The Haircut" Phil Ford II May 20, 1956 (1956-05-20)
64 "Diane" Phil Ford II May 27, 1956 (1956-05-27)
65 "The Frog" Phil Ford II June 3, 1956 (1956-06-03)


References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Collins, Ace (2004). Lassie: Celebrating 50 Years of Love guide book (included with DVD set). Classic Media. 
  2. ^ "Lassie /Jeffs Collie /Timmy and Lassie". ClassicThemes.com. The Media Management Group. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  3. ^ "CBS at 75: 1950s". CBS. Retrieved 2008-02-22.