The BEST Episodes of Kung Fu
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
#1 - Empty Pages of a Dead Book
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 1974
The son of a deceased Texas Ranger tries to honor his memory by going after criminals his father kept a journal on. He finds more trouble than he expected and Caine must defend him.
#2 - Dark Angel
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 11, 1972
Caine travels to Lordsville looking for his grandfather. On his way he helps a man attacked by indians and the man gives him a map to a goldmine. Caine gives the map to an old preacher who helped him.
#3 - Blood Brother
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 1973
While passing through the Arizona territory town of Kilgore, Caine learns of a Shaolin friend who lived there, and won't leave till he breaks the community's conspiracy surrounding his disappearance.
#4 - The Brujo
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 1973
While wandering in Mexico, Caine comes across an old woman and a young boy. The woman is trapped under a cart and asks Caine to take care of the boy. He takes him to a small Mexican village which believes it is under the spell of a warlock.
#5 - King of the Mountain
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 1972
Caine finds a young boy at a burned out cabin and tries to help him find his uncle. Along the way, bounty hunters find him.
#6 - The Ancient Warrior
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired May 3, 1973
Ancient Warrior, an aged Indian accompanied by Caine, seeks burial in his sacred, ancestral land. But the burial site is located dead center in a violent, Indian-hating town called Purgatory.
#7 - The Passion of Chen Yi
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 1974
Caine tries to visit an unjustly jailed Shaolin student, but keeps being turned away. He then commits a crime so he can be put in jail with him, hoping to clear up an old misunderstanding and help free the student.
#8 - Chains
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 1973
Caine is imprisoned at an army outpost, and escapes... chained to his hulking, mountain-man cellmate, and are persued by a relentless sergent. Who is determined to collect the reward offered for Caine's capture.
#9 - The Soldier
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 29, 1973
Caine is accused of taking part in a bandit ambush, and is taken prisoner by the U.S. Cavalry. He meets a soldier that is a conscientious objector that helps him clear his name.
#10 - In Uncertain Bondage
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 7, 1974
Caine recalls lessons learned as a youth when he and a Southern belle are trapped in a deep pit, held there by kidnappers.
#11 - The Devil's Champion
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 1, 1974
We return to Caine's past in China. Caine witnesses a man defeat six others in the village. The man instructs Caine to deliver a challenge. He demands a fight to the death with Master Kan or he will kill a villager every day until he gets it.
#12 - Sun and Cloud Shadow
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 1973
Caine brokers a settlement between a landowner and Chinese miners, but the landowner adds an unacceptable condition to the deal. Meanwhile, a karate master intends to capture Caine.
#13 - This Valley of Terror
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 1974
Caine helps a young woman who has visions of future events. They always come true and this terrifies her.
#14 - Superstition
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 5, 1973
Walls imprison the men unjustly sentenced to work as miners at a brutal labour camp. Yet an even greater barrier holds them captive; fear of the camp's ancient Indian curse. But Caine knows no such fear.
#15 - The Vanishing Image
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 20, 1974
Caine seeks out a photographer who took a picture of his brother, Danny, in hopes that he will be able to help find him. He also encounters and befriends an Indian that attacks him and the photographer, and later wants to kill the photographer for taking a picture of him, for which he believes has stolen his soul.
#16 - The Way of Violence Has No Mind
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 24, 1974
Caine confronts a gang of Chinese immigrants that have taken to violence.
#17 - The Hoots
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 1973
Caine meets a group of Hutterite settlers, who must reconsider their pacifist background when attacked by bigoted cattlemen, and teaches them how to defend themselves without compromising their principles.
#18 - Besieged (1): Death on Cold Mountain
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 15, 1974
A reclusive hermit, Tamo, arrives at the Honan monastery to inform them that the Tukien monastery was attacked and destroyed by a warlord with his cannon, and that he has survivors seeking refuge there. One of the survivors is a woman who wants to become a Shaolin monk. She later reveals the warlord wanted her to be his wife, and she fled. Now the warlord is preparing to attack the monastery and having his cannon brought there.
#19 - My Brother, My Executioner
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 1974
Caine thinks he has found his brother, but he is really an imposter who is being pursued by a young gunfighter.
#20 - The Assassin
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1973
Hatfields and McCoys, with an Asian spin on things. Two familes with a longtime fued keep two potential lovers apart. One of the families has hired a ninja assassin, and Caine witnesses his actions. Caine is accused of assisting the ninja, and heals a man dying from a poisoned shuriken strike.
#21 - The Garments of Rage
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 8, 1974
Caine goes to work for a railroad which is being sabotaged, and meets a Shaolin priest he knew before.
#22 - The Soul Is the Warrior
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 1973
Caine's quest to meet his half-brother Danny leads him to a ranch where his sibling once worked, and plunges the priest into a confrontation where he proves his mettle by walking trough a pit of rattlesnakes.
#23 - The Well
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1973
After drinking bad water during a drought, Caine recovers at the farm of an ex-slave who has a working well, but one who is so angry he is not willing to share with his thirsty neighbors.
#24 - Alethea
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 22, 1973
Caine befriends a young girl, whose mistaken eyewitness testimony leads to the priest being tried for murder... and sentenced to death by hanging.
#25 - The Praying Mantis Kills
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 29, 1973
Murderous thugs come looking for Caine after he identifies them as perpetrators of a bank robbery. A youth's ideas about how to be a man are challenged by Caine's quiet heroics.