The BEST Episodes of Dennis the Menace
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022
There were 146 B&W episodes that portrayed Dennis as the helpful menace that caused chaos. Dennis lived at 627 Elm Street next door to his best friend Mr. Wilson. Although Mr. Wilson did not consider himself to be Dennis' best friend. Dennis always was there to help Mr. Wilson whether he wanted the help or not. Joseph Kearns played Mr. Wilson until his death in 1962. He was the perfect Mr. Wilson. He was persnickety, a perfectionist, highly intelligent and best of all, he still liked Dennis in spite of his helpful misadventures.
#1 - Paint-up, Clean-up Week
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 1960
Dennis wants to help out for Paint-up, Clean-up week. So Mr. Wilson gives Dennis a bucket of red paint to paint his wagon with. Dennis however also decides to paint the street curve by Mr. Wilson's house and Mr. Wilson gets blamed for it.
#2 - Dennis' Bank Account
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 31, 1961
Dennis opens a bank account at the bank of where Mr. Wilson works at and causes a lot of chaos at the bank.
#3 - Through Thick and Thin
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 1962
Dennis' cub scouts are putting on a circus of which Mr. Wilson is the Lion in the circus, which is suppose to be a secret from everyone.
#4 - Calling All Bird Lovers
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 1962
Mr. Wilson holds a bird lovers session at his home Where a woman does bird calls that sounds just like a bird.
#5 - Silence Is Golden
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 21, 1962
Mr. Wilson agrees to give Dennis his magnifying glass if he doesn't talk around him for the day.
#6 - Mr. Wilson's Uncle
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 18, 1962
Mr. Wilson's Uncle comes to visit him and convinces him that he isn't in shape, so he starts a physical fitness program and forces Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Wilson to be in it.
#7 - A Quiet Evening
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 1962
#8 - The Private Eye
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 4, 1962
Mr. Wilson gets his wallet taken by a pick pocket, So Dennis and Tommy try to find the crook for the police.
#9 - A Dog's Life
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 18, 1962
A big shaggy dog followes Mr. Wilson home and Mr. Wilson tries to get rid of it.
#10 - Dennis' Documentary Film
Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 25, 1962
Dennis does a documentary film of the town for a school project with Mr. Wilson's help.
#11 - Horseless Carriage Club
Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 1, 1962
Mr. Wilson takes Dennis and his friends up to the lake and back in an old car. Mr. Wilson then gets elected president of the Horseless Carriage Club.
#12 - Junior Pathfinders Ride Again
Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 8, 1962
Mr. Wilson attempts to start a fire like the pioneers did for Dennis' Junior Pathfinders club and nearly burns down the place.
#13 - The Treasure Chest
Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 15, 1962
Mr. Wilson buys a treasure chest at an auction thinking that it has buried treasure in it. Mr. Wilson later discovers a treasure map drawn by Dennis. Although Mr. Wilson thinks the map is authentic so he plans to take a trip to the island and dig for the treasure.
#14 - The Man Next Door
Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired May 6, 1962
Mr. Wilson thinks his next door neighbor is the stocking bandit and tries to prove it.
#15 - Dennis and the Dodger
Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired May 13, 1962
Mr. Quigley coaches Dennis' baseball team with help from Sandy Koufax.
#16 - Dennis' Lovesick Friend
Season 3 - Episode 32 - Aired May 20, 1962
Dennis helps Mr. Wilson's Uncle Ned plant flower bulbs in his yard in order to get out of playing house with Margaret Wade.
#17 - John Wilson Wins a Chicken
Season 3 - Episode 34 - Aired Jun 3, 1962
Dennis and his friends win John Wilson a chicken, which John wants to cook for dinner and the children try to talk him out of it.
#18 - The Club Initiation
Season 3 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 17, 1962
Dennis wants to join an older boys club, but in order to do so he has to take an initiation.
#19 - Community Picnic
Season 3 - Episode 37 - Aired Jun 24, 1962
The Neighborhood Community puts on a carnival in the park with different winning contests to participate in.
#20 - Dennis and the Witch Doctor
Season 3 - Episode 38 - Aired Jul 1, 1962
Mr. Wilson is doing a magazine article on voodoo, Dennis gets the wrong idea and tells the whole neighborhood that Mr. Wilson is a Witch Doctor, Soon the whole town gets the wrong idea about Mr. Wilson.
#21 - The Chinese Girl
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 1962
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have a Chinese girl that is staying with them while Mr. Wilson is interviewing the girls father for a magazine article.
#22 - You Go Your Way
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 1962
Dennis hears Mr.& Mrs. Wilson argue and spreads it around the Neighborhood and soon some of the neighbors think that the Wilson's have split up.
#23 - Dennis and the Circular Circumstances
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 1962
Dennis gets a job for a day delivering Circulars for Mrs. Elkins. But, When he swaps territories with another kid, he gets blamed for throwing the circulars in a trash can.
#24 - The Little Judge
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 1962
Dennis and the children take over Judge Mcconnell's court for a day for children's day in court.
#25 - Poor Mr. Wilson
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 1962
Dennis thinks that Mr. Wilson is broke so he tries tries to help him out.