The WORST Episodes of Flipper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 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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Lady and the Dolphin (2)

#1 - Lady and the Dolphin (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 1964

In a last ditch attempt to convince Congress woman Helen Browning that she should use government funding to keep the Park open, Sandy and Bud take her skin-diving.

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Writers: Orville H. Hampton, Peter L. Dixon
Shark Hunt

#2 - Shark Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 18, 1965

A school of killer sharks attack Flipper after he saves a swimmer and leads Porter Ricks and Sandy in a hunt for the deadly fish.

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Writers: Arthur Weiss
Flipper's Odyssey (1)

#3 - Flipper's Odyssey (1)

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 8, 1966

Flipper is captured by some fishermen who transport him a long way up the coast to stock a new marine exhibit.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Maria K. Little
Flipper's Odyssey (2)

#4 - Flipper's Odyssey (2)

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 15, 1966

The Ricks family sails up the coast in search of their missing friend, Flipper, only to find that the dolphin that saved a man's life, and who they hoped would be Flipper, has gone.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Maria K. Little
Flipper's Odyssey (3)

#5 - Flipper's Odyssey (3)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 22, 1966

While Flipper recovers from the injuries received during a battle with an alligator, Bud grieves over the loss of his pet just a few miles down the coast.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Maria K. Little
The Lobster Trap

#6 - The Lobster Trap

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 12, 1966

When Flipper and Bud discover some of Sandy's high school classmates setting lobster traps before the season opens, bud is faced with the problem of reporting it to his father or letting the older boys off.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Laird Koenig, Peter L. Dixon
Air Power

#7 - Air Power

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 19, 1966

Sandy and Bud place a down payment on a used air boat and plan to pay it off by operating a touring service through the everglades.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Jack Cowden
Gift Dolphin

#8 - Gift Dolphin

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 26, 1966

While fishing in the waters off Florida, visiting Prince Kaza and a state department official run aground on a reef. Sharks appear while the pair attempt to free the boat.

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Writers: Maria K. Little
The Raccoon who Came to Dinner

#9 - The Raccoon who Came to Dinner

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 5, 1966

A park inspector, who believes animals should remain wild and not be made pets pays Porter an official visit. He clashes with Bud over the ownership of Flipper.

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Flipper Joins the Navy (1)

#10 - Flipper Joins the Navy (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 12, 1966

The Ricks family gets an inside look at the Navy's dolphin research when Ulla calls on Porter for assistance with a Navy dolphin that seems to have gone berserk.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Arthur Weiss
Flipper Joins the Navy (2)

#11 - Flipper Joins the Navy (2)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 19, 1966

The Navy and the Coast Guard launch an extensive search for a research Dolphin worth half a million dollars, that escaped from the Ricks while Flipper was trying to nurse him back to health.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Arthur Weiss
Flipper's Underwater Museum

#12 - Flipper's Underwater Museum

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 26, 1966

An industrial spy takes a sonar device from Ulla that has been entrusted to her by an electronics company for field testing her submarine.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Leonard B. Kaufman
Deep Waters

#13 - Deep Waters

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 2, 1966

When Porter dives into the depths with Ulla in her submarine for a survey of the ocean floor, the tiny craft snaps its propeller on the rocky coral stranding them under 50 metres of water.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Maria K. Little
The Firing Line (1)

#14 - The Firing Line (1)

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 1967

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: Laird Koenig, Peter Dixon
Devil Ray

#15 - Devil Ray

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 25, 1967

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Directors: Joseph Gannon
Writers: James M. Buxbaum, Maria K. Little
Danger

#16 - Danger

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 19, 1964

Bud and Sandy, on a trip with Hap Gorman to his secret fishing grounds, board an abandoned boat, not knowing that a hidden charge of dynamite is about to blow it to pieces.

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Writers: Jack Cowden, Ricou Browning
Sailor Bud

#17 - Sailor Bud

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 27, 1965

Bud trying to help an injured man and his wife marooned on a sailboat, has to call desperately for help from Flipper when the boat becomes caught in treacherous coral reefs.

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The Call of the Dolphin

#18 - The Call of the Dolphin

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 3, 1965

Flipper, being a pack animal by instinct, is attracted by the sound of a school of dolphins and nothing Porter, Sandy or Bud can do will bring him back.

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Flipper's Monster

#19 - Flipper's Monster

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 10, 1965

A motion picture company moves in to film an underwater monster picture in Coral Key Park, and Flipper become star struck.

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Flipper and the Mermaid

#20 - Flipper and the Mermaid

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1965

Flipper rescues a lady oceanographer from a barracuda and finds a permanent new friend as Ulla Norstrand joins the adventures of the Ricks family.

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Dolphin in Pursuit (1)

#21 - Dolphin in Pursuit (1)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1965

When the Ricks family visits a deserted island, a fugitive steals their motor launch leaving them stranded without radio food or supplies.

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Writers: Maria K. Little
The Ditching (2)

#22 - The Ditching (2)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1965

Flipper is the only hope of saving Sandy from drowning in a plane that crashed at sea, in the conclusion of this two part adventure.

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Writers: Lee Erwin
Flipper and the Spy

#23 - Flipper and the Spy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 1965

Flipper and Sandy are duped into helping a spy when a secret instrument package from a rocket is lost in Coral Key Park.

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Directors: Ricou Browning
Writers: David C. Bruce
Dolphin Patrol

#24 - Dolphin Patrol

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1965

A school of killer sharks keep Sandy and Bud trapped in a sunken wreck while Flipper tries to arouse Porter Ricks to come to their aid.

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A Job for Sandy

#25 - A Job for Sandy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1965

Flipper fights to save Sandy's life and the lives of a film crew when he discovers a power leak in an underwater electric cable.

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1 votes
Writers: Jess Carneol, Kay Lenard