Swiss Family Robinson

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  • 1974
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.0  (125)

"Swiss Family Robinson" is a family show based on a book by the same title. It revolves around the trials and tribulations of a family of four -- Karl Robinson, his wife Lotte and their two sons, Fred and Ernie -- who are stranded on an island after a shipwreck. In addition to this family of four, the only other survivor of the wreck is a girl named Helga Wagner. On the island, they also find a sailor, Jeremiah Worth, who was stranded there seven years earlier in a different shipwreck. Jeremiah serves as a rich source of wisdom and practical knowledge. He is glad to finally have some company and is happy to help them survive and try to live as well as possible in spite of difficult circumstances. Karl and Lotte are both relatively calm, practical people who provide good guidance for their sons and also Helga. She becomes a de facto adopted daughter. Like other series of that era, it focuses on problem solving and treats their situation more like an adventure than a tragedy. The parents are good parents in spite of stressful circumstances. They always rise to the occasion.

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Australia
13. Australia
January 1, 1989
Arriving in Australia, the Robinsons are reintroduced to civilization -- and to some old friends.
Together on the High Seas
12. Together on the High Seas
January 1, 1989
The excitement of the trip turns to desperation when, after three weeks at sea, food and water run short. A fresh palm leaf promises that land is near.
Good-Bye Island Home
11. Good-Bye Island Home
January 1, 1989
Though getting away has long been their dream, the Robinsons find it hard to say good-bye to their island home and the exciting life they found there.
Don't Abandon the Goats!
10. Don't Abandon the Goats!
January 1, 1989
Morton is adamant -- no animals on board. Space and supplies are limited, but Becca can't face leaving their animal friends behind.
The Boat Awaits
9. The Boat Awaits
January 1, 1989
While the castaways wait for a favorable tide, they struggle over what to do with their animals.
Donkey, Don't Lie
8. Donkey, Don't Lie
January 1, 1989
With grueling effort, the boat is completed. The donkey helps with the launch -- the last work he is ever to do for the Robinsons.
Shipbuilding Again
7. Shipbuilding Again
January 1, 1989
Ernest and Morton devise a last-chance plan to escape from the island. Morton directs the shipbuilding, and everyone pitches in.
The Sea Calls
6. The Sea Calls
January 1, 1989
While the Robinsons worry about how to leave the island, Morton returns suffering from exposure to the sun, and they learn they have misjudged him.
Day of Terror
5. Day of Terror
January 1, 1989
As rumblings spread over the island, the animals grow restless and the people worried. During the night an earthquake hits, collapsing the cave.
Volcano
4. Volcano
January 1, 1989
Volcanic activity threatens the island, and Morton decides it is time to leave. He takes a canoe and supplies from the Robinsons, and secretly paddles off.
Riding Big Bird
3. Riding Big Bird
January 1, 1989
Tomtom's skills offer exciting opportunities for the Robinsons. He introduces Mrs. Robinson to new island foods, and helps the children capture and train an ostrich.
Morton the Grump
2. Morton the Grump
January 1, 1989
Morton is grumpy and troublesome, drinking the medicinal alcohol and offering the children cigars. But when Becca gets into a tight spot, she discovers a warmer side to the gruff captain.
Becca Does Her Best
1. Becca Does Her Best
January 1, 1989
The young Aborigine Tomtom was orphaned when white settlers killed his parents. When he learns the Robinsons were headed to Australia as colonists, he rejects their friendship, and it takes all Becca's ingenuity to change his mind.
Description

"Swiss Family Robinson" is a family show based on a book by the same title. It revolves around the trials and tribulations of a family of four -- Karl Robinson, his wife Lotte and their two sons, Fred and Ernie -- who are stranded on an island after a shipwreck. In addition to this family of four, the only other survivor of the wreck is a girl named Helga Wagner. On the island, they also find a sailor, Jeremiah Worth, who was stranded there seven years earlier in a different shipwreck.

Jeremiah serves as a rich source of wisdom and practical knowledge. He is glad to finally have some company and is happy to help them survive and try to live as well as possible in spite of difficult circumstances. Karl and Lotte are both relatively calm, practical people who provide good guidance for their sons and also Helga. She becomes a de facto adopted daughter.

Like other series of that era, it focuses on problem solving and treats their situation more like an adventure than a tragedy. The parents are good parents in spite of stressful circumstances. They always rise to the occasion.Swiss Family Robinson is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on August 12, 1974.

Where to Watch Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson is available for streaming on the CTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Swiss Family Robinson on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    August 12, 1974
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (125)