ABC (ended 1974)




Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • The Storyteller
      The Storyteller
      Episode 16
      The Devlins meet their dad's old police partner. He impresses the circus of his adventures since leaving the police force. Ernie & Todd don't buy his stories, though Sandy thought they were true at first. When a pair of black panthers arrive at the circus, Floyd asks for his help, since he had experience with panthers. But then he admits the truth of all his stories were tall tales. However, Hank gives him a job as assistant ringmaster.moreless
    • Sandy's Decision
      Sandy's Decision
      Episode 15
      After doing a show, the Devlins discover intruder in their mobile home. It turns out to be a stray dog. Sandy decided to adopt the dog and name her Muffin. But before moving to the next city, Ernie decides to place an ad in the local paper regarding the lost dog. Thirty days have passed and the real owner finally shows up to find his dog, Bridget (her real name).moreless
    • Sandy's Turn
      Sandy's Turn
      Episode 14
      Sandy meets Tina, a little league ballplayer, whose a fan of the Devlins' act. After seeing the billboard Hank came up with, Tina thought Sandy's a star of the circus. That got her thinking of buying her own mini bike. But Ernie insists that Sandy learns the mechanics of the bike as well as driving around in circles, to handle turns.moreless
    • The Stowaway
      The Stowaway
      Episode 13
      After shows in Phoenix, Hank's circus travels to Desert City, Arizona. Along the way, the border patrol stops to inspect if there's any illegal immigrants boarding the circus caravan. When arriving in Desert City, the Devlins discover a stowaway (and runaway) named Juan. Juan wants to be part of the circus by helping Floyd out with the animals, since he's good with animals. But Hank tells him that since he's a minor and his tourist visa expired, he can't work. Juan explains that he ran away from Mexico because his dad wanted him to be a lawyer, like he is. But he likes working with animals a lot better,moreless
    • Jester's Secret
      Jester's Secret
      Episode 12
      When Jester the clown learns that the circus is heading to Southfield, he asks Hank to make a few changes, that he'd be the ringmaster (with Hank as his assistant) and that he'd go by his real name (Harry). Why? Because he has a daughter in college, and doesn't want her to know that he's really a clown.moreless
    • Like Father, Like Son
      The circus caravan is stuck in a blizzard. Ernie's fear of snow reminds him when his dad, a motorcycle cop, died during his duty. With less food and shelter for the animals, Ernie decides to overcome his fear and get help. Tod turned his motorcycle into a snowmobile.
    • Innocent or Guilty
      Innocent or Guilty
      Episode 10
      Hank wants Uncle Jack, the oldest member of the circus crew, to retire. After a fire happened at the big top, one of the crew found Jack's pipe and Hank thinks that it was his carelessness. So Uncle Jack and his dog run away. When they get the new canvas for the circus, Ernie discovers that cinders coming from a nearby lumber mill, which made small burns on the new canvas, was the cause of the fire, not Uncle Jack.moreless
    • The Big Blast
      The Big Blast
      Episode 9
      The mayor of Turtle River doesn't want Hank's circus to open, because the last traveling carnival/circus ripped off their money. When some boys (who formed the Ernie Devlin fan club) sneaked in to visit Ernie, he gave a free performance for his fans. When the mayor finds out, he had Ernie arrested and thrown in jail. A forest fire breaks out near the city. Ernie helps a townsman reach the lumber mill, so he could blast the trees blocking the water supply.moreless
    • Sandy's Idol
      Sandy's Idol
      Episode 8
      Sandy liked the idea that Hank hires a rock band for his circus. The band's name is Lucifer and its lead singer goes by that stage name as well. Ernie and Tod don't like the idea of Sandy liking that band. But Lucifer shows his true colors by acting obnoxious and rude towards the people of the circus.moreless
    • Sandy's Choice
      Sandy's Choice
      Episode 7
      Aunt Martha and Uncle Fred visit the Devlins, when they head to their town. Aunt Martha feels that Sandy should live at their home, instead of traveling with the circus.
    • The Challenge
      The Challenge
      Episode 6
      A motorcycle racer. named Speed Simmons, challenges the stunt rider to a motorcycle race.
    • Up, Up, and Away
      Up, Up, and Away
      Episode 5
      A police safety inspector threatens to close Hank's circus over violations caused by the Gomez family's hot air balloon and Ernie's double loop ramp.
    • Tod's Triumph
      Tod's Triumph
      Episode 4
      After coming up with a super roller coaster stunt for Ernie, Tod feels unimportant and left out after Hank tells a reporter that about the mechanical side of the team. A representative from a rival circus offers Tod an important job as a chief mechanic. But when a tornado strikes the city, Hank is trapped in his jeep when a tree falls on it. So Tod uses his brains to rescue Hank.moreless
    • Save That Lion
      Save That Lion
      Episode 3
    • Hero Worshipper
      Hero Worshipper
      Episode 2
      A runaway named Pete, idolizes Ernie Devlin & wants to be a motorcycle stunt rider like him. However, the Devlins teach this kid there's more to being a star rider.
    • Victory Over Fear
      When Ernie tries to jump over 23 cars, he crashes & ends up going to the hospital. After that experience, he has second thoughts about being a motorcycle stunt rider. But when some Boy Scouts are trapped on an island (after the waters knocked off the bridge), he face his fears & jumps over the river to rescue the scout troop.moreless