The WORST episodes of Dennis the Menace
Every episode of Dennis the Menace ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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.
#1 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#17 - Dennis and the Picnic
Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired 6/25/1961
Dennis' father finds a bag of money in the gutter. He calls Mr. Wilson to witness what he's found, and they take it to the police station. They later learn that the money is counterfeit.
#18 - Dennis and the Starlings
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 5/8/1960
Mr. Wilson has a bunch of starlings in his tree and wants to get rid of them. Dennis eventually gets rid of the starlings by putting liver in Mr. Wilson's tree which attracts a lot of cats.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.