The BEST episodes of Dennis the Menace

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

This situation comedy series follows the lives of the Mitchell family, Henry, Alice, and their only child Dennis, an energetic, trouble-prone, mischievous, but well-meaning boy, who often tangles with his peace-and-quiet-loving neighbor George Wilson, a retired salesman, or, later, with George's brother John, a writer. Dennis is basically a good, well-intentioned boy who always tries to help people, but who winds up making situations worse – often at Mr. Wilson's expense.

Last Updated: 12/18/2023Network: CBSStatus: Ended
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Wilson's Second Childhood
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#1 - Wilson's Second Childhood

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/1962

Mr. Wilson hangs out and plays with Dennis and his friends the whole day to gather information for a magazine article of what young children do in this day and age.

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Paint-up, Clean-up Week
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2 votes

#2 - Paint-up, Clean-up Week

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/1960

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.

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The Uninvited Guest
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#3 - The Uninvited Guest

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/7/1963

Dennis stays at the Wilson's house overnight while his parents are out of town which turns out to be a long night for everyone with different incidents.

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The Big Basketball Game
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#4 - The Big Basketball Game

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/24/1963

Dennis and his friends help a boy who is poor and feels that he doesn't fit in prepare for and play in the school basketball game.

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Dennis Goes to Washington
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#5 - Dennis Goes to Washington

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/17/1963

Dennis is appointed by the Mayor to go to Washington and ask the Senater to pass a bill for a national Forest.

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The Creature with the Big Feet
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#6 - The Creature with the Big Feet

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/3/1963

Mr. Wilson thinks he has discovered big-foot prints in his yard which end with hilarity results.

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Dennis, the Rain Maker
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#7 - Dennis, the Rain Maker

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/27/1963

Dennis and his friends do an indian rain dance to try to get Henry out of playing golf with his boss.

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Junior Astronaut
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#8 - Junior Astronaut

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/13/1963

Dennis' School has a contest that any student who collects the most stamps wins a trip to Cape Canaveral and meet an Astronaut. Unfortunately, Dennis comes down with the chicken pox right when he is about to win.

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Wilson's Little White Lie
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#9 - Wilson's Little White Lie

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/1963

Mr. Wilson tells Dennis he isn't feeling well to get Dennis to leave him alone and then Dennis tells the whole neighborhood, So they all think that Mr. Wilson is very sick.

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Jane Butterfield Says
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#10 - Jane Butterfield Says

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/1962

Mr. Wilson is doing a column for the newspaper that he thinks will have every single women in town happily Married. However, it ends up getting Sgt. Mooney in a love triangle with Miss Cathcart and Miss Tarbell.

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My Uncle Ned
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#11 - My Uncle Ned

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/6/1963

Mr. Wilson has written a book on his Uncle Ned's life for his publisher. Uncle Ned however does not want the book to be published So Mr. Wilson goes up to Uncle Ned's house to try and reason with him. The only thing is that Uncle ned has gone down to Mr. Wilson's house to talk with him as well. Now it is up to Dennis to try and keep Uncle Ned from meeting the publisher until Mr. Wilson can return home again.

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Dennis and the Hermit
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#12 - Dennis and the Hermit

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/30/1962

Dennis visits a hermit out in the woods, Mr. Wilson thinks that he fought in the civil war, so he tries to get his life story.

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The Fishing Trip
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9.43
35 votes

#13 - The Fishing Trip

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/1959

Mr. Wilson and Dennis' father plan a secret early-morning fishing trip without Dennis, but he suspects something is afoot due to various clues they leave. Their sleep the night before is disrupted by Dennis' restless curiosity.

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Poor Mr. Wilson
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9.00
3 votes

#14 - Poor Mr. Wilson

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1962

Dennis thinks that Mr. Wilson is broke so he tries tries to help him out.

Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
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Henry's New Job
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2 votes

#15 - Henry's New Job

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/2/1962

Henry is thinking of getting a new job which takes place neer the Asian river. Dennis does what he can to prevent it including running away from home.

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Dennis Goes to the Movies
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45 votes

#16 - Dennis Goes to the Movies

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/1959

Dennis successfully eludes a babysitter and sneaks out of the house to go to a cowboy movie that his parents are also attending.

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Dennis and the Circular Circumstances
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3 votes

#17 - Dennis and the Circular Circumstances

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/1962

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.

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The Little Judge
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8.67
3 votes

#18 - The Little Judge

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/1962

Dennis and the children take over Judge Mcconnell's court for a day for children's day in court.

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Community Picnic
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3 votes

#19 - Community Picnic

Season 3 - Episode 37 - Aired 6/24/1962

The Neighborhood Community puts on a carnival in the park with different winning contests to participate in.

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Dennis and the Dodger
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8.67
3 votes

#20 - Dennis and the Dodger

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/13/1962

Mr. Quigley coaches Dennis' baseball team with help from Sandy Koufax.

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Dennis' Garden
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8.67
6 votes

#21 - Dennis' Garden

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/1959

Dennis mistakes Mr. Wilson's dahlia bulbs for sweet potatoes, and, after his bedtime, he switches the sweet potatoes for dahlia bulbs.

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The New Principal
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8.50
4 votes

#22 - The New Principal

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/1962

Dennis gets a new Principal, Mr. Spivey who is very strict at his school. Mr. Spivey and Dennis get off on the wrong foot at first However, Johnny Brady takes note of that and because he wants to be on the pitcher on the school baseball team. So, he sets Dennis up by drawling a picture on the back of his paper making fun Mr. Spivey's height. When Mr. Spivey finds it he naturally assumes Dennis is the one that drew it so he punishes Dennis by kicking him off the baseball team and keeping him after school. As the news travels Mr. Wilson, Mr. Quigley and Mr. Finch all go to the school a few minutes apart and talk to Mr. Spivey each claiming to be Henry Mitchell to stand up for Dennis. Mr. Spivey gets confused but soon realizes he misjudged Dennis and ends up apologizing and putting Dennis back on the school baseball team.

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Mr. Wilson's Uncle
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8.33
3 votes

#23 - Mr. Wilson's Uncle

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/18/1962

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.

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You Go Your Way
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8.33
3 votes

#24 - You Go Your Way

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/1962

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.

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The Club Initiation
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3 votes

#25 - The Club Initiation

Season 3 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/17/1962

Dennis wants to join an older boys club, but in order to do so he has to take an initiation.

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