The BEST Episodes of Dennis the Menace

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: CBS

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.

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Paint-up, Clean-up Week

#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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Writers: Dick Conway, Roland MacLane
Dennis' Bank Account

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
Through Thick and Thin

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Russell Beggs
Calling All Bird Lovers

#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.

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1 votes
Silence Is Golden

#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.

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1 votes
Mr. Wilson's Uncle

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
A Quiet Evening

#7 - A Quiet Evening

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 1962

star 10.00
1 votes
The Private Eye

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
A Dog's Life

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Dennis' Documentary Film

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
Horseless Carriage Club

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
Junior Pathfinders Ride Again

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Russell Beggs
The Treasure Chest

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn, John Elliotte
The Man Next Door

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Dennis and the Dodger

#15 - Dennis and the Dodger

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired May 13, 1962

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

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn, John Elliotte
Dennis' Lovesick Friend

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
John Wilson Wins a Chicken

#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.

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1 votes
The Club Initiation

#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.

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1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
Community Picnic

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Dennis and the Witch Doctor

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn, John Elliotte
The Chinese Girl

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Budd Grossman
You Go Your Way

#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.

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1 votes
Dennis and the Circular Circumstances

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn, Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
The Little Judge

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers:
Poor Mr. Wilson

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Jeffery Hayden
Writers: Jay Sommers, Joe Bigelow