Dennis the Menace

CBS (ended 1963)




Episode Guide

  • Season 4
    • 7/7/63
      When Mr. Wilson's Aunt Emma pays him a visit, she takes an instant liking to Dennis. This causes Mr. Wilson to fear that she will make Dennis her heir instead of him.
    • A Man Among Men
      Episode 37
      While Henry is out of town, Dennis takes his place and tries to do everything his father would do. Meanwhile, Mr. Wilson has a book of magazine articles he has written published and plans to give all of the proceeds to the Red Cross. He tries to get a window display for his book at the local book store, but the owner gets the idea that Mr. Wilson is a greedy man who only wants to make money for himself.moreless
    • First Editions
      Episode 36
      Henry tells Dennis to get rid of his massive comic book collection, so he decides to sell them. Meanwhile, Mr. Wilson wants to buy a new camera, but Mrs. Wilson says the only way he can do it is to sell his first-edition books.
    • 6/2/63
      Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Elkins are each running for president of the Birdwatchers Society. The first mockingbird of Spring has made its nest in Mr. Wilson's backyard, and its chirping keeps him up at night.
    • 5/26/63
      Dennis has what he thinks is a lucky rabbit's foot. With recent bad luck Mr. Wilson has been having, Dennis offers to let him borrow the foot. Mr. Wilson, however, doesn't believe in such superstition and doesn't take the foot. Immediately thereafter, his bad luck continues when something jams his lawnmower, and he runs over his garden hose with the mower.moreless
    • Hawaiian Love Song
      Episode 33
      Mrs. Wilson is angry with Mr. Wilson because she thinks he's not taking her to Hawaii for their anniversary even though he promised to. He really is taking her, though, and has the plane tickets mailed to the Mitchells' so that Mrs. Wilson won't discover them. When Alice gets the envelope, she thinks that Henry has used the money from his bonus to buy them tickets to Hawaii.moreless
    • Tuxedo Trouble
      Episode 32
      Dennis and his friends start a laundry service using Mrs. Elkins' old washing machine. Dennis offers to take Mr. Wilson's tuxedo to the cleaners but decides to try to remove a stain himself. While Dennis is away, Seymour throws the tuxedo in the washing machine with other childrens' dirty laundry. To cover himself, Dennis decides to give Mr. Wilson Henry's tuxedo to use.moreless
    • The Lost Dog
      Episode 31
      Dennis finds a stray dog and, since the pound is closed until the next morning, Henry allows the dog to stay in their house for the night. The dog causes nothing but trouble including barking in the basement, jumping on Henry's bed, and chasing Mr. Wilson up a tree.
    • Never Say Dye
      Episode 30
      A famous actress commissions Mr. Wilson to write her life story thinking he is a "young, vigorous author with a youthful point-of-view." When she decides to bring the material for her story directly to Mr. Wilson instead of mailing it, he panics thinking that once she sees him, she won't want him to write her story anymore. He buys some hair dye in an attempt to look younger and asks Dennis to bring it to his house for him. The bottle falls out of the box and breaks on the sidewalk, so he and Tommy replace it with a bottle of Tommy's mother's dye thinking it's the same thing. An unsuspecting Mr. Wilson proceeds to use the dye on his entire head.moreless
    • The Three F's
      Episode 29
      Property taxes have risen, and Mr. Wilson thinks the reason is that the school is wasting money on nonessential programs and luxuries. He writes a letter to the local newspaper which prompts the principal to invite Mr. Wilson to spend the day as a regular student.
    • 4/14/63
      Dennis and his friends decide to play Robin Hood. Dennis takes Mr. Wilson's lawn edger to use on his own lawn. Mr. Wilson sees Mrs. Elkins using an edger she had recently purchased. Thinking it's his and that she had stolen it from him, he takes it back when she leaves to answer the phone.moreless
    • 4/7/63
      With Henry away in New York on business and Alice having to spend the night with Henry's mother, Dennis stays with the Wilsons for a night.
    • A Tax on Cats
      Episode 26
      Mr. Wilson becomes a cat catcher for the police department to help enforce a cat license law.
    • 3/24/63
      Dennis and Tommy decide to use pigeons in the park to send messages to each other. Mrs. Wilson gives Dennis a scratch pad to use for the notes without knowing that Mr. Wilson had an important stock tip written on the pad. Dennis attaches the page with the tip to a pigeon and releases it. Mr. Wilson and Henry, whom also wishes to buy some of the stock, attempt to get it back.moreless
    • My Four Boys
      Episode 24
      Mr. Wilson enters an essay contest that requires the entrants to be parents. When he wins the contest, he tries to pass off Dennis and his friends as his own children.
    • Baby Booties
      Episode 23
      Mrs. Wilson knits several baby booties to use as golf club covers for a new set of clubs she bought for Mr. Wilson's birthday. Dennis sees the booties, and Tommy says it means that Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are going to have a baby. Dennis quickly spreads the word around the neighborhood. Word gets back to Mr. Wilson, and he thinks it may be true.moreless
    • Wilson's Allergy
      Episode 22
      Mr. Wilson is convinced that he is allergic to Dennis because he sneezes every time he is around. Henry and Alice realize that Dennis has changed his bath soap recently, so he takes a bath with his old soap to see if that is the problem. Mr. Wilson still sneezes, so he tells Dennis that they'll have to stay away from each other from now on.moreless
    • 2/24/63
      Dennis' basketball team's star player, Stretch, quits the team after Johnny Brady and some of the other players constantly make fun of him and make him feel unwanted. Dennis makes a plea to Mr. Quigley to talk to Stretch in an attempt to persuade him to rejoin the team.
    • 2/17/63
      Dennis is appointed by the mayor to go to Washington to ask their senator to support the creation of a national forest at nearby Hickory Mountain. Mr. Wilson goes along to cover the story and thinks his contacts there will be the thing that allows the idea of a forest to be realized.moreless
    • 2/10/63
      Dennis is interested in learning about love. His parents and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both tell him how wonderful love is, but he just doesn't understand. He decides to help along a potential romance between an older friend of his and a new girl in town by putting love letters he found in Mr. Wilson's trash in the girl's mailbox.moreless
    • 2/3/63
      Mr. Wilson sees large footprints in his yard caused by Dennis' new novelty shoes and thinks they may be from a monster that has been reported in the newspaper. Mr. Wilson vows to capture the supposed monster.
    • 1/27/63
      Henry desperately wants to get out of playing golf with his boss and says he'd give $10.00 for a rain storm. Mr. Wilson gives Dennis a book called Secrets of the Indian Rain Dance, and he and his friends decide to give it a try.
    • 1/20/63
      Mr. Wilson tells Dennis he isn't feeling well just to get Dennis to leave him alone. Dennis spreads the word leading everyone to believe that Mr. Wilson is very sick.
    • Junior Astronaut
      Episode 15
      Mr. Wilson is named chairman of a saving-stamps campaign for the Junior Astronauts. As chairman, he arranges a contest at Dennis' school in which the student who collects the most stamps wins a trip to Cape Canaveral to meet an astronaut.
    • My Uncle Ned
      Episode 14
      Mr. Wilson has written a book about his Uncle Ned's life. Ned, however, does not want the book to be published because certain parts of it, he claims, are not true. Mr. Wilson goes up to Uncle Ned's house in an attempt to work out their differences. In the meantime, Ned has gone down to Mr. Wilson's house to talk with him. Mr. Wilson attempts to return home, but a bridge has washed out trapping him at Ned's house. Mr. Wilson's publisher is to arrive at Wilson's house a day earlier than expected, and Mr. Wilson asks Dennis to prevent Ned from meeting him.moreless
    • 12/30/62
      Dennis visits a hermit that lives in a shack out in his woods. Mr. Wilson thinks that the hermit fought in the Civil War, so he tries to get his life story.
    • 12/23/62
      Mr. Wilson takes over an advice-to-the-lovelorn newspaper column for a few weeks. He thinks he will have every single woman in town happily married by the time he finishes.
    • 12/16/62
      Mr. Wilson hangs out and plays with Dennis and his friends for the day to gather information for a magazine article about the changing behaviors of children.
    • Henry's New Job
      Episode 10
      Henry is thinking of getting a new job that would relocate him and his family to a country called Calpuna near the Ganges River for three years. Dennis does what he can to prevent this from happening including running away from home.
    • 11/25/62
      Mr. Wilson's nephew visits him in San Diego and gives Mr. Wilson and Dennis a ride in his navy truck - something against navy regulation. Mr. Wilson and Dennis hide in the back of the truck when Mr. Wilson's nephew has to pick up one of his officers. Mr. Wilson and Dennis are unable to get out of the truck and are brought back to the naval base.moreless
    • San Diego Safari
      Episode 8
      Mr. Wilson is selected to pick up a chimpanzee from the San Diego Zoo, so both the Wilsons and the Mitchells take a trip to the zoo.
    • 11/11/62
      Dennis and his school's new principal get off on the wrong foot after the principal takes a remark about his height the wrong way. He threatens to kick Dennis off the baseball team if he observes any further impudence.
    • 11/4/62
      Mr. Wilson's article about gypsies is returned with the request that he, first, get to know them and research them further before submitting another. Therefore, he dresses in full gypsy attire and travels on a donkey to a local gypsy camp in order to best observe them. Wilson performs a gesture that, unbeknownst to him, is a wedding proposal to a woman at the camp.moreless
    • Poor Mr. Wilson
      Episode 5
      Mr. Wilson's money falls through a hole in his pocket while he was at Quigley's market and, thus, cannot pay Dennis for washing his car. Dennis misinterprets "the market" as referring to the stock market rather than the food market and assumes Mr. Wilson is broke.
    • The Little Judge
      Episode 4
      Sgt. Mooney takes Mr. Wilson to court, after a complaint from Mrs. Elkins, when his incinerator continues to burn after 8:00 AM - an alleged violation of town ordinance. Wilson refuses to pay the $25 fine imposed on him, so the judge awards him a jury trial. He schedules the trial for "Children's Day in Court" - the day he designated for the children of the town to run the court.moreless
    • Mrs. Elkins turns Dennis down for a job delivering circulars for her campaign, but Mr. Wilson agrees to help Dennis get it.
    • You Go Your Way
      Episode 2
      Dennis hears the Wilsons argue and spreads the news around the neighborhood. Soon, some of the neighbors think that the Wilsons have split up.
    • The Chinese Girl
      Episode 1
      Dennis becomes fast friends with a girl from Hong Kong that is staying with the Wilsons.
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