Dennis the Menace

The WORST episodes of Dennis the Menace

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/28/2022Network: CBS
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Where There's a Will
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#1 - Where There's a Will

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/11/1962

Mr. Wilson gives Dennis a Gold watch in his will. Soon after that Mr. Wilson begins to feel old and is convinced that he has short time to live.

Wilson Goes to the Dentist
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#2 - Wilson Goes to the Dentist

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/29/1962

Dennis convinces Mr. Wilson to go to the Dentist for his tooth because Dennis thinks he can get a basketball from the Dentist until he learns that the Dentist only gives away prizes to child patients.

John Wilson's Cushion
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#3 - John Wilson's Cushion

Season 3 - Episode 33 - Aired 5/27/1962

George Wilson's brother John Wilson comes to visit, only he has trouble working without his old cushion.

The Bully
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#4 - The Bully

Season 3 - Episode 35 - Aired 6/10/1962

Dennis is all set for a big day. He is scheduled to have a fight with Gifford - the school bully.

Dennis in Gypsyland
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#5 - Dennis in Gypsyland

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/4/1962

Mr. Wilson gets mixed up with Gypsyes and they think he is one of them.

Dennis, the Confused Cupid
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#6 - Dennis, the Confused Cupid

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/10/1963

Dennis becomes confused about love when he hears his parents and Mr.& Mrs. Wilson argue with one another.

Baby Booties
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#7 - Baby Booties

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/10/1963

Dennis sees baby booties knitted for Mr. Wilson's golf clubs and he thinks that the Wilson's are having a baby, So he goes around and tells the whole neighborhood.

Dennis and the Homing Pigeons
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#8 - Dennis and the Homing Pigeons

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/24/1963

Dennis accidentally ties an important note that belongs to Mr. Wilson on a pigeon, so Mr. Wilson, Henry, Tommy and Dennis go to where the pigeons roost at night at a spooky house to try and get the note back and end up in the middle of a collage fraternity initiation meant for new fraternity members. After a bunch of twists and turns they find the pigeon with the note tied on it.

A Tax on Cats
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#9 - A Tax on Cats

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/31/1963

Mr. Wilson becomes a cat catcher for the police department to try and enforce a cat leash law.

Dennis Plays Robin Hood
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#10 - Dennis Plays Robin Hood

Season 4 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/14/1963

Dennis and his friends decide to play Robin Hood and help Mr. Wilson(big John) when he is in trouble, only Dennis and his friends end up making things worse for Mr. Wilson.

The Three F's
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#11 - The Three F's

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/21/1963

Mr. Wilson disapproves of the way Dennis' school operates, So he writes his opinion to the newspaper and spends a day at school to observe.

Tuxedo Trouble
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#12 - Tuxedo Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired 5/12/1963

Dennis and his friends start up a laundry business and clean Mr. Wilson's tuxedo, only Dennis gets Mr. Wilson's tuxedo mixed up with other peoples.

Mr. Wilson's Inheritance
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#13 - Mr. Wilson's Inheritance

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/1961

Mr. Wilson wants to represent Scotland for Dennis' School

Pythias Was a Piker
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#14 - Pythias Was a Piker

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/29/1961

Dennis is to write a composition for school about his best friend, and he chooses Mr. Wilson.

Keep Off the Grass
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#15 - Keep Off the Grass

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/15/1961

Henry gets a ticket for walking on the grass in the park. When Mr. Wilson hears about it he thinks it isn't fair, So he convinces Henry to go to court and contest it.

Dennis and the Camera
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#16 - Dennis and the Camera

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/7/1961

Mr. Wilson is supposed to take a picture of a plant that blooms briefly at night, but ends up dozing off when the time comes. Luckily, Dennis takes the picture of the flower for him.

Dennis' Newspaper
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#17 - Dennis' Newspaper

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired 5/21/1961

Dennis overhears Mr. Wilson saying that he wishes he had his raccoon coat back. Dennis gives the story to the newspaper and, as a result, all day, people bring Mr. Wilson raccoon coats.

The Dog Trainer
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#18 - The Dog Trainer

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/9/1961

Dennis trains Mr. Wilson's dog Fremont, which backfires when Fremont will only listen to Dennis and ignores Mr. Wilson.

Man of the House
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#19 - Man of the House

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/1960

Dennis tries to take care of his sick mother while his father is out of town.

The Boy Wonder
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#20 - The Boy Wonder

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/23/1961

Mr. Wilson builds a barbecue in his backyard with help from Dennis' friend, Fred Baines. They then realize something valuable was left inside, and it must be torn down.

The Pioneers
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#21 - The Pioneers

Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/11/1961

Dennis, his father, and Mr. Wilson camp out as pioneers to prove to Mr. Krinkie that they can live of the land like the pioneers.

Trouble from Mars
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#22 - Trouble from Mars

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/1961

Mr. Wilson accidentlly gets a space helmet that belongs to Dennis stuck on his head.

Best Neighbor
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#23 - Best Neighbor

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/1961

Dennis and Mr. Wilson camp out on a moutain so that Dennis can join the Junior Pathfinders club.

The Lucky Piece
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#24 - The Lucky Piece

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/1961

Mr. Wilson tricks Dennis into taking a silver coin that says GOOD LUCK and a horseshoe on it instead of 50 cents that he owes him for cutting his lawn. Mrs. Wilson is very angry with him about it. So, she and Alice start a scheme of their own by making lucky things happen to Dennis all day. Mr. Wilson soon starts to believe that the coin was lucky after all and is sorry he ever let it go. He then realizes that it was all a charade to teach him a lesson.

Dennis and the Swing
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#25 - Dennis and the Swing

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/21/1960

Henry tries to take Alice out on their Anniversary. Meanwhile Dennis tries to build a swing in his yard and ends up chasing a cat up a tree in the process.