Gentle Ben

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Hurricane Coming
      Hurricane Coming
      Episode 1
      9/10/67
      7.5
      Mark befriends a boy whose family is vacationing on a houseboat. While out on an adventure together a hurricane quickly comes in and they must find safety with the help of Ben.
    • Green Eyed Bear
      Green Eyed Bear
      Episode 2
      9/17/67
      8.0
      Mark takes in an orphaned bear cub. This leads to a conflict with a swamp hunter and his son.
    • Fish and Chips
      Fish and Chips
      Episode 3
      9/24/67
      7.5
      Ben and Mark stumble upon fish poachers and their illegal smokehouse.
    • Gator Man
      Gator Man
      Episode 4
      10/1/67
      8.0
      Mark befriends the daughter of an alligator poacher that Tom is looking for.
    • Voice From the Wilderness
      10/8/67
      8.0
      Equipped with a radio transmitter to track his movements, Ben comes across a downed airplane with an injured pilot and crates of exotic, dangerous animals.
    • Invasion of Willie Sam Gopher
      10/15/68
      5.5
      Mark befriends a Seminole boy and tries convince the boy's father to allow him to attend the swamp school.
    • Restless Bear
      Restless Bear
      Episode 7
      10/22/67
      7.5
      Ben gets restless when wild bears come near the Wedloe home during mating season.
    • Battle of Wedloe Woods
      10/29/67
      7.5
      Mark and Boomhauer hatch a scheme to protect a tract of land teeming with wildlife from a developer with clear-cutting on his mind.
    • Warden For Man and Beast
      11/5/67
      7.3
      An attempt to release a retired perfoming bear into the wild has unexpected complications.
    • A Waste of Honey
      A Waste of Honey
      Episode 10
      11/12/67
      8.0
      Ben is accused of raiding Boomhauer's honey farm.
    • Jennifer
      Jennifer
      Episode 11
      11/19/67
      8.0
      Mark and Ben combine forces to find a little girl lost in the Everglades.
    • Warden in the Bear Pit
      11/26/67
      7.3
      A couple of con artists try to steal Ben to gamble on him in fights against dogs. Unable to get Ben, they find another bear. Tom and Ben break up the illegal bear-baiting ring.
    • A Medal For Ben
      A Medal For Ben
      Episode 13
      12/3/67
      5.0
      Mark promises a group of Seminole cihldren that his father will win an airboat race and buy them a boat in which to get to school.
    • The Ransom
      The Ransom
      Episode 14
      12/17/67
      6.8
      A swamp drifter steals Ben and holds him for ransom.
    • The Wayward Bear Part 1
      12/24/67
      6.3
      Ben climbs into the wrong truck and embarks on a series of adventures while Mark worries about him.
    • The Wayward Bear Part 2
      12/31/67
      6.3
      Ben ends up with a couple of carneys while Mark escalates his search for him.
    • The Opportunist
      The Opportunist
      Episode 17
      1/7/68
      7.0
      Live animal poachers round up Ben in their sweep of the swamp.
    • The Battle of Birthday Bay
      1/14/68
      7.3
      The Wedloes discover some dangerous squatters at their cabin deep in the swamp.
    • Trophy Bear
      Trophy Bear
      Episode 19
      1/21/68
      8.0
      Ben becomes the target of a big game hunter.
    • Mama Jolie
      Mama Jolie
      Episode 20
      1/28/68
      6.7
      Mark takes Ben to a woman with magical powers to remedy his lack of appetite.
    • Batter Up
      Batter Up
      Episode 21
      2/4/68
      6.8
      Mark learns a lesson in fair play from baseball great Bob Gibson, who stars as himself.
    • Growing Pains
      Growing Pains
      Episode 22
      2/11/68
      7.0
      Ben runs away when Mark ignores him in favor of a another boy.
    • Fire in the Glades
      Fire in the Glades
      Episode 23
      2/18/68
      7.5
      Ben and Mark are trapped in the middle of a wildfire.
    • Take a Giant Step
      Take a Giant Step
      Episode 24
      2/25/68
      6.0
      Mark helps search for his runaway friend.
    • Survival in the Swamp
      3/3/68
      6.0
      Tom is held captive by a pair of fugitives.
    • Who's Afraid?
      Who's Afraid?
      Episode 26
      3/10/68
      7.8
      Mark's visiting cousin tries to impress him with explosive results.
    • Greener Pastures
      Greener Pastures
      Episode 27
      3/17/68
      7.3
      Tom and the family mull over a job offer in the city.
    • Ol' Joe's Gotta Go
      Ol' Joe's Gotta Go
      Episode 28
      3/24/68
      6.0
      Local farmers hunt down a rogue alligator while Tom and Mark attempt to protect it.
  • Season 2