Daktari

The WORST episodes of Daktari

Every episode of Daktari ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Daktari!

Daktari (Swahili for "doctor") was a television series that aired on CBS from 1966 to 1969, featuring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian at the fictional Wameru Study Center for Animal Behavior in East Africa. The show followed the work of Dr. Tracy, his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), and his staff, who were frequently forced to protect animals from poachers and local officials. Tracy's pets, a cross-eyed lion named Clarence and chimpanzee Judy, were also popular characters. Daktari was based upon the 1965 film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, which also starred Thompson as Dr. Tracy.

Last Updated: 8/23/2022Network: CBS
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Judy and the Astro Chimp
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#1 - Judy and the Astro Chimp

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/5/1967

Dr. Tracy faces a predicament when Judy the chimp trades places with another chimp who has been trained for the astronaut program, who has somehow made its way into the compound and gotten lost.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Diamond Smugglers
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#2 - The Diamond Smugglers

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/1966

Dr. Tracy pays a visit to two Frenchmen who say they are paleontologists, but who are actually diamond smugglers.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Chimp Who Went Ape
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#3 - The Chimp Who Went Ape

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/1966

Judy the chimp angers a family of wild chimpanzees when she brings an injured young chimp to the study center.

Directors: Otto Lang
The Killer Dog
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#4 - The Killer Dog

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/15/1966

A foul-tempered farmer has trained his German Shepherd dog to attack any and all animals from the Wameru reserve. Paula and Jack Dane find the animal caught in a poacher's snare, rescue it, and take it back to Dr. Tracy to be treated and, more importantly, re-trained—a prospect that's not likely to sit well with the dog's owner.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Maneater Of Wameru
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#5 - The Maneater Of Wameru

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/5/1966

A magazine photographer looking for a story lures a hostile tribe of poachers onto the Wameru reserve, thinking that she will get some dramatic pictures to go with the story.

Directors: Paul Landres
Crisis At The Compound
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#6 - Crisis At The Compound

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/12/1966

Dr. Tracy treats an injured leopard and releases it into the wild, but a visiting trade commissioner who wants to hunt for big game sets his sights on the leopard for his trophy. Dr. Tracy sets out to derail his plans.

Directors: Paul Landres
Wall Of Flames, Part 1
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#7 - Wall Of Flames, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/3/1966

Warned against hunting on the Wameru reserve, a hunter starts a fire to drive the animals out.

Directors: Andrew Morton
Wall Of Flames, Part 2
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#8 - Wall Of Flames, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/10/1966

Paula and Jack face the dangers of a brush fire started by an unscrupulous hunter.

Directors: Andrew Morton
Judy And The Gun-runners
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#9 - Judy And The Gun-runners

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/17/1966

Dr. Tracy lends a helping hand to Dr. Akubar, a gunrunner posing as an archaeologist.

Directors: Andrew Marton
The Return of Clarence
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#10 - The Return of Clarence

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1966

Clarence the lion, normally a gentle soul, starts acting oddly after receiving a blow to the head in a jeep accident, becoming edgy, hard to control and growling at everybody. Dr. Tracy suspects that the blow has given Clarence amnesia, a diagnosis seemingly confirmed when Clarence suddenly takes a nasty swipe at Paula.

Directors: Paul Landres
Deadline to Kill
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#11 - Deadline to Kill

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/1966

A rancher releases cattle in a plan to entice lions and leopards to kill them, thus giving the rancher an excuse to drive Dr. Tracy from the area and claim the reserve's land. Dr. Tracy must round up the cattle before the big cats become livestock killers.

Directors: John Florea
Daktari's Last Hunt
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#12 - Daktari's Last Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/1966

A big-game hunter, angry at Dr. Tracy for closing off the Wameru reserve to hunting, stalks Dr. Tracy and Judy the chimp through the wild, trying to prove that Dr. Tracy will have to kill an animal to survive.

Directors: John Florea
Judy's Hour of Peril
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#13 - Judy's Hour of Peril

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/1966

Judy the chimp switches the vial used for her regular fever shot, causing Paula to accidentally inject her with a deadly virus. Judy then wanders off into the wild. Her human and animal friends race against time to find her and give her the necessary antidote before it's too late.

Directors: John Florea
Cheetah at Large
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#14 - Cheetah at Large

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1966

The Emir of Asambana's prize cheetah is sick, and may not be able to race in an important contest with a rival tribe. The Emir threatens to cut off the Wameru reserve from using the water on his property unless Dr. Tracy cures his cheetah in time for the race.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Test
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#15 - The Test

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/1966

Mike searches in the jungle for a tribal chief's son, who has fled into the bush in an attempt to prove to everyone that he's not a coward.

Directors: Paul Landres
Born to Die
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#16 - Born to Die

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/1966

A pregnant black leopard with a history of killing her previous cubs and attacking her trainer is brought to the center in hopes that Dr. Tracy can change her behavior. However, Judy the chimp fails to lock the leopard's cage and she escapes. Paula is forced to play midwife when she finds the leopard in the bush about to give birth.

Directors: John Florea
The Trial
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#17 - The Trial

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/1/1966

Dr. Tracy serves as defense counsel for his trained elephant, who is being put on trial by the locals for going on a rampage in a local village and injuring the chief.

Directors: Paul Landres
Death in the African Sun
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#18 - Death in the African Sun

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/15/1966

Jack is out driving his jeep in the bush with Judy the chimp when the vehicle stalls out. With no water, they're forced to leave the jeep and try to make their way back through the drought-stricken jungle. Jack decides to follow a herd of giraffes, hoping that the animals will lead them to water.

Directors: John Florea
Revenge of the Leopard
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#19 - Revenge of the Leopard

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/1966

Dr. Tracy agrees to escort a wealthy, beautiful woman on a filming safari. Unbeknownst to him, the woman's real objective is to find, track and kill a legendary leopard that killed her father years before.

Directors: John Florea
Shoot to Kill
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#20 - Shoot to Kill

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/29/1966

A sick circus bear escapes into the bush, and Dr. Tracy tries to find it before worried local ranchers kill it, fearful that it will contaminate their water supply.

Directors: Paul Landres
Cry for Help
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#21 - Cry for Help

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/6/1966

Dr. Tracy goes looking for a self-styled tribal "healer" he ran out of the area when he finds that the man has the antidote for the venom of a deadly spider that has just bitten Paula.

Directors: Paul Landres
Clarence the Killer
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#22 - Clarence the Killer

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/20/1966

A hunter plots to close the Wameru reserve by turning loose a killer lion against Dr. Tracy and then blaming Clarence the lion for the doctor's death.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Chimp Who Cried Wolf
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#23 - The Chimp Who Cried Wolf

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/27/1966

A TV comedian visits Dr. Tracy's compound to record the sounds made by animals, but his bumbling disrupts the compound and endangers the lives of Paula, Clarence the lion, and Judy the chimp.

Directors: John Florea
Judy and the Gorilla
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#24 - Judy and the Gorilla

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/10/1967

Two hunters raid the Wameru reserve to steal some very valuable animals, kidnapping Judy the chimp in the process. Dr. Tracy has to stop them.

Directors: Paul Landres
Judy the Poacher
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#25 - Judy the Poacher

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/28/1967

Dr. Tracy and Jack ask Hedley to investigate the disappearance of several baby animals from the compound. Hedley soon finds the one responsible for the thefts: it's Judy the chimp.

Directors: Paul Landres

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