Parents' Guide to

Timmy and Lassie

By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Timmy's stuck in the '50s, Lassie! Get help!

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

tame; Values are a mixed bag.

Although this show is tame and can be watched by anyone from 4 years old up, kids may not find this show very interesting. (Is that why complete season dvds haven't been released yet?) I was born in 1970, and I didn't find the show very interesting when I was little. That is probably even more true with kids today. The cliffhanger endings may also distress very young children. As for the values, on the whole they're good since this series is all about helpfulness and loyalty. On the other hand, there's sexism. If gender roles were the only issue we'd be able to overlook this since this show was made in sexist times. But there's another problem; Timmy's staunch objection to everything he considers sissy. While that was understandable and arguably acceptable back then, a reality check is in order for kids today.
age 3+
I Really love it and i wish it would come on again. Thanks

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Timmy and Lassie presents the same dilemma as so many programs from the early days of television -- the very-dated portrayal of women and, should they chance to appear, minorities. And then there's Timmy's scorn of all things "sissy." Will your son really stop playing with girls just because young Timmy spurns them? Probably not, and what with Timmy's neatly combed hair and formal conversational style, he probably can't really see himself playing with Timmy much, either. But it's tough to let it pass without comment -- and if you comment, you're going to be scrutinizing every episode.

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