Daniel Boone

The WORST episodes of Daniel Boone

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

Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Last Updated: 7/9/2022Network: NBC
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Big, Black and Out There
star
5.50
2 votes

#1 - Big, Black and Out There

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/1968

A former slave (Yaphet Kotto), adopted by Indians, terrorizes and robs Boonesborough.

Directors: William Wiard
The Price of Friendship
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6.23
64 votes

#2 - The Price of Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/18/1965

Boone assists a boy hanging by his feet from a tree (Kurt Russell) and winds up at the mercy of a larcenous clan; guests Lloyd Nolan, Lane Bradford.

Directors: John English
The Reunion
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6.68
66 votes

#3 - The Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/11/1965

Timothy Patrick Bryan shows up in Boonesborough looking for his long lost daughter, Rebecca Boone. Rebecca wants nothing to do with the man because he abandoned her family when she was a child.

Directors: George Marshall
The Young Ones
star
6.71
7 votes

#4 - The Young Ones

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/23/1967

An orphan (Kurt Russell), determined to keep his family together, causes trouble for rescuer Boone.

The Ben Franklin Encounter
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6.81
68 votes

#5 - The Ben Franklin Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/18/1965

After returning from a trip to Virginia, Daniel and Mingo tell via flashback how they met the legendary Benjamin Franklin and almost got themselves shanghaied to England in the process.

Directors: Nathan Juran
My Name Is Rawls
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6.88
8 votes

#6 - My Name Is Rawls

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1965

Boone pursues a runaway slave (Rafer Johnson) stealing pelts to earn passage to Africa; guest Michael Conrad.

Directors: George Sherman
The Value of a King
star
7.00
2 votes

#7 - The Value of a King

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/9/1967

A slavehunter (James Gregory) chains Boone with a group of escaped slaves then is attacked by Shawnee.

Directors: John Newland
The Desperate Raid
star
7.00
3 votes

#8 - The Desperate Raid

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/1967

Boone teaches a lieutenant about backwoods fighting during an attack on a British cannon installation.

Daughter of the Devil
star
7.03
65 votes

#9 - Daughter of the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/15/1965

Superstition runs rampant in Boonesborough when two mysterious travelers arrive and are followed by the appearance of a deadly panther.

Directors: Joseph Sargent
The Mound Builders
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7.05
38 votes

#10 - The Mound Builders

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1965

A chief (Henry Silva) of a long-dead Aztec tribe enters the Shawnees Valley of Death; guest Simon Oakland.

Directors: Nathan Juran
The Courtship of Jericho Jones
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7.08
64 votes

#11 - The Courtship of Jericho Jones

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/29/1965

Jericho Jones kidnaps a Creek princess and elopes with her. Needless to say, this event causes considerable disruption of settler-Native American relations.

Directors: Nathan Juran
Doll of Sorrow
star
7.11
65 votes

#12 - Doll of Sorrow

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/22/1965

Israel accidentally startles a passing peddler's horse and his goods are ruined. Daniel agrees to compensate Seth Jannings for his loss, but matters are complicated when Jannings steals a sacred mourning doll from the wife of a Native American chief and plans to hold it for ransom. Knowing that this could lead to major hostilities with the Native Americans, Daniel puts his own neck on the line to retrieve the doll from Jannings.

Directors: Paul Landres
The First Stone
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7.13
69 votes

#13 - The First Stone

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/28/1965

Boone befriends a mother (Geraldine Brooks) and son (Kurt Russell), but learns the woman is accused of witchcraft.

Directors: Harry Harris
A Place of 1000 Spirits
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7.13
67 votes

#14 - A Place of 1000 Spirits

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/4/1965

While hunting, the Boones meet a delirious British officer (Macdonald Carey) pursued by vengeful Shawnees.

Directors: George Sherman
Cain's Birthday (2)
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7.14
64 votes

#15 - Cain's Birthday (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/8/1965

Lacking water and powder, the women and children of Boonesborough seem easy prey for attacking Choctaws.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Devil's Four
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7.15
66 votes

#16 - The Devil's Four

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/4/1965

Boone commands four criminals recruited by Yadkin to haul frieght to Boonesborough; guests Sean McClory, Gordon Jump.

Directors: David Butler
The Choosing
star
7.15
72 votes

#17 - The Choosing

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/1964

British soldiers and Indians surround Jemima as she tries to help Boone, wounded in the wilderness.

Directors: Thomas Carr
Empire of the Lost
star
7.15
39 votes

#18 - Empire of the Lost

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/1965

Daniel receives a major surprise upon his return from a journey when British Colonel Worthing orders Boonesborough to be evacuated. He says it's because he's battling a Native American rebellion but Daniel suspects otherwise.

Directors: Nathan Juran
A Short Walk to Salem
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7.15
71 votes

#19 - A Short Walk to Salem

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/1964

Israel becomes lost in the woods after fur thieves ambush him, Boone and Yadkin.

Directors: Harry Harris
The Returning
star
7.16
70 votes

#20 - The Returning

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/14/1965

Boone cannot believe a boyhood friend (Pat Hingle) murdered three Cherokee youths.

Directors: John English
Dan'l Boone Shot a B'ar
star
7.17
6 votes

#21 - Dan'l Boone Shot a B'ar

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

Boone faces a killer bear and the man (Slim Pickens) who has sworn vengeance on the animal; guest Dick Foran.

Directors: Alex Nicol
The Sisters O'Hannrahan
star
7.17
71 votes

#22 - The Sisters O'Hannrahan

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/1964

Yadkin's trickery leaves Boone the unexpected, and unwilling, owner of indentured Irish sisters (Fay Spain, Nina Shipman).

Directors: John English
Four-Leaf Clover
star
7.18
68 votes

#23 - Four-Leaf Clover

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/25/1965

An idealistic schoolteacher (George Gobel) incites Boonesborough's wrath by giving gunpowder to the Shawnees.

Directors: John English
The Prophet
star
7.18
67 votes

#24 - The Prophet

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/21/1965

A Shawnee prophet (John Russell) predicts massacre for the settlers of Boonesborough; guest Patricia Huston.

Directors: Robert D. Webb
Mountain of the Dead
star
7.18
72 votes

#25 - Mountain of the Dead

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/1964

A dream about a man whom Daniel thought was dead is followed by the appearance of three men at his door demanding that he take them to the site of a bloody Native American massacre.

Directors: Byron Paul

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