The BEST Episodes of Dennis the Menace

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2020

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.

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.

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2 votes
Writers: Dick Conway, Roland MacLane
Miss Cathcart's Friend

#2 - Miss Cathcart's Friend

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 22, 1961

Dennis wants to find Miss Cathcart a best friend, so he gets her a dog from the pound. However, the dog's owner is looking for him and ends up showing up at Miss Cathcart's house before Dennis brings the dog over to her. She mistakenly thinks that the guy is the friend instead of the dog.

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1 votes
Dennis and the Saxophone

#3 - Dennis and the Saxophone

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 5, 1961

Tommy has a saxophone that he doesn't want, so Dennis wants to buy it from Tommy's mother. When Mr. Wilson learns that Dennis is going to ask Henry to buy it for him, Mr. Wilson tries to talk Henry out of it.

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1 votes
Writers: Peggy Chantler, William Cowley
Dennis' Birthday

#4 - Dennis' Birthday

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 19, 1961

Mr. Wilson puts on a magic show for Dennis' birthday and asks Spring Byington to be his assistant.

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1 votes
Writers: Louella MacFarlane
Dennis Goes to Camp

#5 - Dennis Goes to Camp

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 26, 1961

Mr. Wilson takes Dennis and several friends to a camp open house, and they exhaust him with a day of long hikes and activity. As they prepare to return home, they are told they will be stranded there for a week because a storm has taken out a bridge.

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1 votes
Dennis' Tool Chest

#6 - Dennis' Tool Chest

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 5, 1961

Miss Cathcart's cat is accidentally locked in the trunk of Mr. Wilson's car.

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1 votes
The Going Away Gift

#7 - The Going Away Gift

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 12, 1961

Dennis gets his mom a going away present and hides it on Mr. Wilson's closet shelf and Mrs. Wilson finds it and thinks it's a gift from Mr. Wilson.

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1 votes
Dennis and the Fishing Rod

#8 - Dennis and the Fishing Rod

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 19, 1961

Dennis attempts to buy a fishing rod for his dad and tries to purchase it with a $50.00 Confederate bill.

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1 votes
Writers: Keith Fowler, Phil Leslie
Dennis' Obligation

#9 - Dennis' Obligation

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 2, 1961

Dennis brings home chicken eggs to take care of for his school project, but ends up taking them over to Mr. Wilson's house because the Mitchell's electricity went out.

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1 votes
Woodman, Spare That Tree

#10 - Woodman, Spare That Tree

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 16, 1961

Mr. Wilson drops a hundred-dollar bill, and a crow picks it up and flies away with it. He later finds it in an old tree in a park which the park commissioner is going to cut down.

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1 votes
The Soapbox Derby

#11 - The Soapbox Derby

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 30, 1961

Dennis enters a soapbox derby, and Mr. Wilson accidentally ends up being the one driving Dennis' car in the race.

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1 votes
Mr. Wilson's Paradise

#12 - Mr. Wilson's Paradise

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired May 28, 1961

Mr. Wilson wants to go to the Island of Happiness in Mexico, but changes his mind when he hears that his niece is going to have a baby.

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1 votes
Haunted House

#13 - Haunted House

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 1961

Mr. Wilson and Henry both invest in a house that is known to be a haunted house.

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1 votes
Dennis and the Pee Wee League

#14 - Dennis and the Pee Wee League

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 1961

Mr. Wilson coaches Dennis' Pee Wee League baseball team because Dennis' dad (who originally was the coach) got sick.

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1 votes
Writers: Jay Sommers, Joe Bigelow
Dennis' Bank Account

#15 - 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.

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

#16 - 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.

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1 votes
Writers: Russell Beggs
Calling All Bird Lovers

#17 - 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

#18 - 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

#19 - 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.

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

#20 - A Quiet Evening

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 1962

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1 votes
The Private Eye

#21 - 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.

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

#22 - 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.

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1 votes
Dennis' Documentary Film

#23 - 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.

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

#24 - 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.

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

#25 - 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