The BEST Episodes of Dennis the Menace
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2020
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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - A Quiet Evening
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 1962
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.