* AdaptationDisplacement: Even the 1943 film is overshadowed by the TV series, let alone Eric Knight's original novel. The popular image of Lassie is a HeroicDog saving people in trouble, though the novel was not about that at all.
* CommonKnowledge: For all of the other trouble he got into, [[TimmyInAWell Timmy never did fall down a well]].
* HilariousInHindsight: In the 2005 film, Rowlie, who's played by Creator/PeterDinklage, would remark a couple times how "winter is coming." Those would be the ArcWords for a [[Series/GameOfThrones show]] he would begin starring in six years later.
* MemeticMutation: See above.