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    • The Great Gambino
      The Great Gambino
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/7/56
      8.3
      Cleo the lion has died. Her replacement, Nuba, is anything but gentle and during a show, turns on the circus lion tamer, The Great Gambino.
    • Corky And The Circus Doctor
      Corky And The Circus Doctor
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/21/56
      8.0

      A mysterious disease is making the circus elephants sick, and threatens to spread to the rest of the animals. When this proves to be too much for circus doctor Pop Warren, Tim makes the tough decision to hire a new vet.

    • The Swamp Man
      The Swamp Man
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      5/26/57
      8.0

      Corky makes friends with Jean, a Cajun man who is selling baby alligators on the fairgrounds. When Jean sells off the rest of his stock he invites Corky to come out to to the swamp with him while he captures more. A thunderstorm begins so Jean passes the time telling Corky about his grandfather and produces a letter his grandfather wrote which is written in French. Joey arrives looking for Corky and is asked to translate the letter which reveals where a cache of treasure is buried that was taken from pirates. What they didn't know was another man was listening at the window and making plans of his own to steal the treasure from them once it is found.

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    • The Good Samaritans
      The Good Samaritans
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/23/56
      7.8

      A reverend asks the circus to come to Hayfield in the off-season to perform for Christmas, but the town council president and local bank manager, Ben Farmer, is against spending money on the poor and hates the circus.

    • Meet Circus Boy
      Meet Circus Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/23/56
      7.7

      Tim Champion, the new owner of the circus arrives to find a gang of men destroying the fairgrounds over money owed to them from the previous owners. Once he drives them off, he decides that Corky decides to have a normal life rather than grow up with the circus.

    • Casey Rides Again
      Casey Rides Again
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/4/56
      7.5

      Retired railroad engineer Casey Perkins befriends Corky, and the circus needs Casey's help when a storm washes out a bridge between them and a town they have to get to or they'll lose everything.

    • The Fabulous Colonel Jack
      The Fabulous Colonel Jack
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/30/56
      7.0

      Colonel Jack misunderstands Corky's newest letter and figures that the circus needs is help. But Jack is considered a jinx who nobody trusts.

    • Joey's Wedding Day
      Joey's Wedding Day
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/24/57
      7.0

      Joey decides that he's not doing enough to provide a normal upbringing for Corky and begins the search for a wife.

    • The Amazing Mr. Sinbad
      The Amazing Mr. Sinbad
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/14/56
      7.0
      The star attraction of the circus is horseback rider Ben Ali. But Ali is temperamental, and he threatens to quit if Corky stays with the circus.
    • The Cub Reporter
      The Cub Reporter
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      4/21/57
      6.8

      It's the winter season with the circus and Corky has become a cub reporter for the local newpaper's editor, Frank Dillard. Frank's daughter Jill and Corky find out that Jill's dad is in the dishonest mayor's pocket and push Frank to report the truth in the upcoming election.

    • Hortense The Hippo
      Hortense The Hippo
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      6/2/57
      6.8

      Colonel Jack sends a hippo to the circus, and Tim uses it to win a contract from his rival, Al Garson. However, Al responds by framing the hippo for murder.

    • Death Defying Donzetti
      Death Defying Donzetti
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      5/12/57
      6.8

      Corky is the only one willing to give egotistical highwire performer Dozetti a chance when the man's personality drives away everyone else in the circus except his wife.

    • Royal Roustabout
      Royal Roustabout
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/26/57
      6.8

      A young prince runs off to America and joins the circus as a trick rider, but his family needs him back to succeed his father the king when the older man dies.

    • The Return Of Buffalo Bill
      The Return Of Buffalo Bill
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/12/57
      6.6

      Corky tries to persuade Buffalo Bill Cody to come out of retirement to help the show, unaware that the famous man holds himself and his show business career responsible for the death of his son.

    • The Marvelous Manellis
      The Marvelous Manellis
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/21/57
      6.5

      The Marvelous Manellis are a new high wire act that Big Tim has just hired. But when the act is scheduled to show up for work, one of their members is missing.  Unknowingly, that member, Marie Manelli, is trapped in a forest fire with Corky.

    • The Gentle Giant
      The Gentle Giant
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      6/16/57
      6.5

      Tim finds himself in need of a new strongman, and local Hector Buford fits the bill. However, the pacifistic Hector is soon challenged to a wrestling wrestling match by the medicine owner who stole the previous strongman.

    • The Remarkable Ricardo
      The Remarkable Ricardo
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/20/57
      6.5

      Ricardo, an escape artist, is suspected of being a thief. Corky follows the performer one night to see if the story is true.

    • The Proud Pagliacci
      The Proud Pagliacci
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/18/56
      6.5

      A circus stable hand, who at one time was a renowned show headliner, tells his fellow circus members that he is the owner of a fine farm, only to be found out when Corky and Joey make an unscheduled visit.

    • The Fortune Teller
      The Fortune Teller
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      6/9/57
      6.5

      An older woman, Amelia Tilly, "runs away" to the circus to cook and says that she can read tea leaves to predict the future. Her predictions soon disrupt the entire circus.

    • Counterfeit Clown
      Counterfeit Clown
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      4/7/57
      6.5

      A con man disguises himself as Joey to get into the estate of the old woman that he's been bilking and take her jewelry.

    • Alex, The Great
      Alex, The Great
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/10/57
      6.5

      Corky's parents the Flying Falcons were killed in a flying accident years ago. Aerialist Alex Conrad has felt at least partially responsible for that accident all this time. While attending one of the circus performances, Alex is seen by Joey, who tries to get him to come back to the circus.

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    • Elmer, The Rainmaker
      Elmer, The Rainmaker
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/19/57
      6.5

      In an attempt to end a serious drought, inventor Elmer Purdy, with help from Corky, spreads chemicals throughout the clouds, only instead of causing rain, the concoction pollutes the area's reservoir.

    • The Masked Marvel
      The Masked Marvel
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/9/56
      6.5

      The circus marksman, who always wears a mask, is drawn into a robbery plot by his outlaw brother. Corky is horrified when they learn the circus was robbed by a masked man.

    • Farewell To The Circus
      Farewell To The Circus
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/6/57
      6.5

      Corky's Aunt Martha comes to take Corky away from the circus to her home, and both Corky and Joey are heartbroken.

    • Man From Cimarron
      Man From Cimarron
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      3/3/57
      6.5

      Corky loves to hear the tales of the old west as told by the cowboy who repairs the tack for the circus. But after the old man sees a bank robbery and refuses to help identify the crooks, Corky loses respect for his hero.

    • Major Buffington
      Major Buffington
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/24/57
      6.5

      Before they can be run out of town, con man Major Buffington and his partner Spike take refuge in a circus boxcar, only to discover they are sharing it with a tiger. They agree to join the circus, plotting to steal the receipts.

    • The Little Gypsy
      The Little Gypsy
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/2/56
      6.3

      When the son of a gypsy king attends the circus, his escort spots a circus member who has run away from their tribe.

    • Little Vagabond
      Little Vagabond
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      6/23/57
      6.3

      A homeless kid with an attitude finds a temporary home with the circus until his parent's are found. But after he begins to interact with the horses used in the equestrian act, young Gene's manner begins to soften.

    • Corky's Big Parade
      Corky's Big Parade
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/24/57
      6.3

      The circus goes up against a crooked politician who demands a $300 bribe to let them perform in "his" town.

    • Big Top Angel
      Big Top Angel
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/27/57
      6.3

      The circus seamstress' grandson Ken visits on a break from medical school, and falls in love with a young trapeze artist. He soon decides to give up his career and stay with the circus, but his grandmother isn't happy.

    • The Lady And The Circus
      The Lady And The Circus
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/31/57
      6.3

      Rosemary Anderson was Tim's childhood sweetheart and he thinks it's about time he married her. But suddenly Tim sees that the circus lifestyle is not what he wants for the woman he loves.

    • The Judge's Boy
      The Judge's Boy
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/5/57
      6.1

      Carlton, the son of Judge Sheldon, decides he wants to leave home and be part of the circus so he runs away. It isn't until the Judge is brutally attacked that Carlton sees his proper place is now back at home.

    • Elmer The Aeronaut
      Elmer The Aeronaut
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/13/57
      6.0

      After being warned by Tim to stop the construction of a hot air balloon, Corky and Elmer keep at it, resulting in trouble for both.

    • Uncle Cyrus
      Uncle Cyrus
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/28/57
      6.0

      Pete is a roustabout. It's about the lowest job you can have in the circus. He panics when he gets word that his Uncle Cyrus is about to pay him a visit, because Pete has bragged to his uncle that he "owns" the circus. But all is not lost. When Tim finds out about the visit, he offers to change places with him to save face.

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    • The Clemens Boys
      The Clemens Boys
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      10/31/57
      6.0

      Lem Clemens now knows what he wants to do with his life. After experiencing a circus performance, he is ready to join. Only problem is that his young brother Jody wants to do everything Lem does.

    • Daring Young Man
      Daring Young Man
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/30/56
      6.0

      The circus high-diver has left. Corky talks his young friend Cal into taking over the empty position, only Cal is afraid of heights.

    • Colonel Jack's Brother
      Colonel Jack's Brother
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      5/19/57
      6.0

      Colonel Jack appoints his brother Jonathan to oversee the business with strict orders not to bother the circus about their finances. Rejecting that, Jonathan's first order of business is to ride out and take over the running of the circus to make if more profitable.

    • Return Of Casey Perkins
      Return Of Casey Perkins
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/17/57
      6.0

      Casey Perkins is in competition with another company for the bid to bring rail service to a cattle community. Because the rival company has hired up all the local labor, the circus comes to the aid of their old friend to help lay tracks.

    • The Tumbling Clown
      The Tumbling Clown
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      5/5/57
      6.0

      Joey's old friend Ned wants to return to the circus. But his plans are thwarted when a Pinkerton detective shows up looking for a bank robber.

    • White Eagle
      White Eagle
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/25/56
      6.0

      Chief Spotted Horse and his tribe are accused of stealing horses and Corky sets out to prove their innocence.

    • The Little Fugitive
      The Little Fugitive
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/11/56
      6.0

      Joey helps an old friend try to impress a widow's son by staging a fake fight. However, it misfires and the boy ends up impressed with Tim.

    • The Pawnee Strip
      The Pawnee Strip
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      4/14/57
      6.0

      When Joey gets some yearning for a farm to retire to, he and Corky convinces the others to enter a land rush. They get some prime land, but a crooked developer wants to buy it and force the farmers to sharecrop for him.

    • The Knife Thrower
      The Knife Thrower
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/17/57
      6.0
    • General Pete
      General Pete
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      4/28/57
      6.0
    • The Return Of Colonel Jack
      The Return Of Colonel Jack
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/10/57
      6.0
      Tim must leave the circus to take care of some business and while he is gone, Colonel Jack returns and attempts to take contol of the troup.
    • The Great Gambino's Son
      The Great Gambino's Son
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/10/57
      5.5

      The Great Gambino is the lion tamer for the circus, but his son Tony has been raised away from the big top. Tony despises the circus but Gambino hopes to get him involved in the act somehow.

    • The Magic Lantern
      The Magic Lantern
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/7/57
      5.3

      Joey and Corky are sent into town by Tim with money to buy supplies. Instead, the two bail old friend Elmer Purdy out of jail. Purdy, an inventor who is considered by many to be a con man, wound up in jail after claiming he built a machine which displays moving pictures.

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    • Bimbo Jr.
      Bimbo Jr.
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/3/57
      5.0

      Corky spends all of his time with Colonel Jack and the baby elephant that he's brought from India, and a jealous Bimbo heads into the nearby town to cause some chaos.

    • The Dancing Bear
      The Dancing Bear
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/14/57
      4.5

      Bear trainer Karl Hofer, has an act with his dancing bear, Mitzi, and attempts to get a job with the circus. But Big Tim is reluctant to give Karl a place in the circus because of dealings in the past that labeled Karl untrustworthy.