June 8, 1947

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1947 the “Lassie Show” debuted on ABC radio as a 15-minute show. Unfortunately, at no time during the show’s run on radio and two years later after it transferred to TV did Timmy ever fall down a well and need rescuing. But there was the time Farmer Brown was caught trying to help a sheep through a fence while naked. Not the sheep, they’re almost always naked, but Farmer Brown. Unfortunately this episode did not make it through the TV censors and a lesson of inappropriate love was lost to the teenagers of 1950s America.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to June 8, 1947

  1. Gwynllyw Bendigeidfran says:

    Wfft! I can’t believe you’re startin’ this up again.

    Just because there’s a man and a sheep and a fence and a lack of clothing, and perhaps their relative positions makes it look a bit… questionable, to some, but that doesn’t automatically mean anything improper is happening! Why is it that the first place your mind goes, when you hear about an innocent Welshman and some sheep-related “incident”, is to– Oh, wait… Farmer Brown? An American TV show?… Sorry, I just assumed you were makin’ with a bit of your usual Welsh slander.

    Never mind. Carry on.

  2. L.Jones says:

    Please type int he following website for the modern day rebuke to the sheepshagger slander term – welshsheepshaggers.com

    It is quite bizzare that in 2017 as I write this piece that this slander term has not been challenged and finally exposed as a Lie & Racist yet, 60 years on!? Anyway I hope this modern interpretation using modern tools such as the internet will finally bring an end to this Slander?

    Best Wishes


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