The BEST Episodes of Flipper
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - Explosion
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1966
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.