The BEST Episodes of Flipper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2021

Network: NBC

Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.

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Flipper and the Horse Thieves

#1 - Flipper and the Horse Thieves

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 1965

While Bud shows off Flipper to his new friend Stevie, thieves steal Stevies valuable show horse.

star 9.00
1 votes
Writers: Jim Simmons, Maria K. Little
Lost Dolphin

#2 - Lost Dolphin

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1966

Another family lays claim to Flipper after he suffers from amnesia and cannot recognize Bud and Sandy.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Joseph Gannon
Writers: J.E. Selby, Stanley H. Silverman
The Warning

#3 - The Warning

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1966

After witnessing all the marine animals fleeing the area, Bud and Sandy alert the local folk of a hurricane headed their way, despite their father's instructions and a clear weather forecast. No such hurricane eventuates and believing they have wasted time and money in securing their boats, the towns people look to Porter for compensation. It is only after a tidal wave hits that everyone in the town is grateful to Flipper and the boys for the warning.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Monroe Manning
Cupid Flipper

#4 - Cupid Flipper

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 1966

After Sandy's girlfriend shows more interest in Porter than Sandy, Flipper works as cupid to bring the two teen lovebirds back together.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Maria K. Little, Monroe Manning
Explosion

#5 - Explosion

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1966

star 9.00
1 votes
Flipper and the Puppy

#6 - Flipper and the Puppy

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1966

Flipper and Bud come to the rescue of a puppy left stranded on an island after falling of his owner's boat.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Maria K. Little
Flipper's Island

#7 - Flipper's Island

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 1966

Bud and Sandy run into gun smugglers while camping alone on an uncharted island.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Brian Kelly
Writers: Sylvia Drake
Alligator Duel

#8 - Alligator Duel

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 1966

Flipper's life is in danger when he becomes the unwitting star in a movie fight scene between himself and an alligator.

star 9.00
1 votes
Writers: Laird Koening, Peter L. Dixon
Flipper and the Fugitive (1)

#9 - Flipper and the Fugitive (1)

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 1967

Flipper leads Porter and Sandy to a man stranded on a beach after a storm. The man, who is wanted by the police for bank theft, takes Porter and Sandy hostage at the rangers station.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Joseph Gannon
Writers: Stanley H. Silverman
The Most Expensive Sardine in the World

#10 - The Most Expensive Sardine in the World

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 21, 1967

Bud fights to save Flipper's life after an expensive bracelet falls into the ocean and is believed to have ended up in the dolphins' stomach.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Laird Koening, Peter L. Dixon
Countdown for Flipper

#11 - Countdown for Flipper

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 1964

Flipper's days are numbered when he is accused of eating a prized fish worth a lot of money. Just as Flipper is to be cut open to retrieve the fish, Bud and Sandy discover it has been stolen by Jim and race to prove their pet's innocence in before it's too late.

star 8.77
31 votes
Flipper and the Elephant (1)

#12 - Flipper and the Elephant (1)

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 27, 1965

Sentinel of the sea Flipper discovers a sinking raft, manned by Bonnie McCoy, her father, an elephant and a chimpanzee.

star 8.00
29 votes
Directors: Andrew Marton
Writers: James M. Buxbaum, Maria K. Little
An Errand for Flipper

#13 - An Errand for Flipper

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1966

Porter is frustrated as he waits in the middle of the ocean for Flipper to deliver the tools to repair his broken plane. His anger soon dissipates when he realises that Flipper was busy saving lives all day.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Maria K. Little, Monroe Manning
Whale Ahoy

#14 - Whale Ahoy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 1966

While researching his book report, Bud dreams of sailing the deep blue seas with Moby Dick.

star 8.00
1 votes
Executive Bud

#15 - Executive Bud

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 1966

Bud gets himself into trouble when he plays Executive, hiring his friends to do the jobs he's being paid for. He learns a valuable lesson in business when things go wrong and it takes a greater effort to organise others to do the work than it would have to do it himself.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Joseph Gannon
Writers: Maria K. Little
Flipper and the Fugitive (2)

#16 - Flipper and the Fugitive (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 1967

After returning home to find a fugitive holding Porter and Sandy hostage, Bud sends Flipper for help.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Joseph Gannon
Writers: Stanley H. Silverman
Flipper and the Seal

#17 - Flipper and the Seal

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 28, 1967

A 20 year-old young man is accused of stealing mollusks from an area of the park that Porter Ricks has been doing experiments in.With the help of Flipper and Bud's picture,a seal is caught as the real thief.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Edward Haldeman
Writers: James M. Buxbaum, Maria K. Little
The Red Hot Car

#18 - The Red Hot Car

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 1964

The boys find themselves in deep water when they disobey their father and dive down to investigate a car that has been dumped in the ocean.

star 7.95
38 votes
Directors: Leon Benson
Writers: Ernest Spaulding
The Second Time Around

#19 - The Second Time Around

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 1964

Po and Sandy rescue a despondent former water ski champion, now in a wheelchair, and her mother from a hurricane. Flipper gets tangled in a fishnet.

star 7.93
30 votes
Writers: Orville H. Hampton
Dolphin For Sale

#20 - Dolphin For Sale

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 1964

Dorrie steals Flipper and sells him to a carnival owner.

star 7.91
33 votes
Writers: Stanley H. Silverman
Not Necessarily Gospel

#21 - Not Necessarily Gospel

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 1964

Porter is concerned that Bud is taking old Hap Gorman's stories too seriously and warns his son that not everything the old man tells him is true.

star 7.90
31 votes
The Misanthrope

#22 - The Misanthrope

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 26, 1964

Sandy, Bud and Flipper decide to become detectives when reports claim that someone has been looting boats in Coral Key Park.

star 7.90
30 votes
Writers: Alan Caillou, Lee Erwin
The White Dolphin

#23 - The White Dolphin

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 13, 1965

Flipper disappears for several days and, when found by Porter Ricks, Sandy and Bud, is with another dolphin, an amazing albino the only white dolphin in Porter's memory.

star 7.90
30 votes
Writers: Maria K. Little
300 Feet Below

#24 - 300 Feet Below

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 1964

Flipper comes to the rescue when a submarine gets caught on the bottom of the ocean, trapping its occupant who is fast running out of air.

star 7.89
54 votes
Directors: Leon Benson
Writers: Art Arthur
The Gulf Between

#25 - The Gulf Between

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 1964

Bud isn't happy with the new woman in his father's life. Feeling alone in the world, Bud stays out in the ocean too late and winds up lost in an underwater cave at high tide.

star 7.85
33 votes
Writers: Ernest Spaulding