The BEST episodes of Manimal

Every episode of Manimal ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Manimal!

"Dr. Jonathan Chase - wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts. From Africa's deepest recesses, to the rarest peaks of Tibet. Heir to his father's legacy and the worlds darkest mysteries...Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man, Manimal."

Last Updated: 2/16/2024Network: NBCStatus: Ended
19 votes

#1 - Manimal

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/30/1983

When a group of thieves devise a plan to hijack a shipment of nerve gas, Detective Brooke Mackenzie must stop them. She teams up with Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man that knows the secrets that divide man and animal and who is trained in an African technique that allows him to change into different animal forms. TRANSFORMATIONS - a hawk and a black panther.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
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High Stakes
4 votes

#2 - High Stakes

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/1983

When a horse trainer recognizes her stolen horse in a race, Jonathan helps her try and recover it. TRANSFORMATIONS - a hawk, a black panther, and a horse.

Directors: Sidney Hayers
Breath of the Dragon
4 votes

#3 - Breath of the Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/1983

Jonathan, Brooke and Ty must stop a criminal who extorts money from businesses in China Town while posing as a superstitious icon known as The Dragon. TRANSFORMATIONS: a hawk, a bull and a black panther.

Writer: Joseph Gunn
Night of the Beast
4 votes

#4 - Night of the Beast

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/17/1983

While on a well deserved vacation, Jonathan, Ty and Brooke get involved to thwart an attempt by a syndicate boss to illegally take over the town of Birch Hollow in order legalize gambling and build a large casino. TRANSFORMATIONS: a horse, black panther, bear (twice) and hawk.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writer: Sam Egan
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3 votes

#5 - Scrimshaw

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/3/1983

While at the beach, Jonathan and the others discover a scrimshaw (walrus tusk with carvings on it) in the clutches of a skeleton. They begin investigating at local bar where they encounter someone who has been looking for it for their whole life. TRANSFORMATIONS: a black panther, a hawk and a snake.

Directors: Charles Bail
7 votes

#6 - Illusion

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/1983

A Bulgarian Ambassador hides behind his immunity status to smuggle illegal goods into the country. But when one of the stars of an illusion show is murdered, Jonathan must find a way to get him. TRANSFORMATIONS - a hawk (twice) and a black panther.

Directors: Daniel Haller
Writer: Paul Mason
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Female of the Species
5 votes

#7 - Female of the Species

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/1983

After a girl is found living with wolves in the forests of India, she is the topic of discussion at a local university where she is being held. When an attempt is made on her life, Jonathan takes her into his care and protection. Her identity must be found in order to discover who it is that is trying to kill her. TRANSFORMATIONS - a hawk, a black panther and a dolphin.

Directors: Georg Fenady
Night of the Scorpion
6 votes

#8 - Night of the Scorpion

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/1983

While being interrogated by Russian agents about the location of a list, a man dies from a truth serum drug. A note and $2 million dollars are left to his daughter, Terry. Jonathan, Brooke and Ty must protect Terry while trying to locate the list before the Russian agents do. TRANSFORMATIONS - a black panther and a parrot.

Directors: Daniel Haller
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