CTVA US Comedy - "Dennis The Menace" (Screen Gems/CBS) Season 2 (1960-61)

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Starring Jay North
Season 2 (CBS) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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CBS Sundays 7:30-8:00pm Eastern (38 episodes)

 2.1 [--] Dennis The Menace: OUT OF RETIREMENT
02-Oct-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 33 (9Jul61 Rerun CBS)
Written by William Cowley and Peggy Chantler
Directed by William D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Vinton Hayworth ..... Mr. Cramer
Mr. Wilson's offered a job in Pittsburgh by Frank Crammer, his old boss. After a run-in with Dennis, he decides to
take it. . [JB]

2.2 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE WEDDING RING
09-Oct-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 34
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Elinor Donahue ..... Georgianna Ballinger
Jonathan Hole ...... Mr. Bradshaw
Morris Ankrum ...... Minister
Don Spruance ....... Lt. Robert Lee Black
George and Martha's niece is getting married, and they want Dennis to be the ring bearer. [JB]

2.3 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE RADIO SET
16-Oct-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 35
Written by James Fonda
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Ellen Corby ........Woman
Norman Leavitt ..... Brown
Hal Smith .......... Auctioneer
Charles Seel ....... Krinkle
Ronald Long ........ Newscaster
Ollie O'Toole ...... Man
Mr. Wilson accidentally bids on an antique radio at an auction and gives it to Dennis, who along with Tommy,
discovers a cache of money inside of the old radio. [JB]

2.4 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE HAM-PHER
23-Oct-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 36
Written by Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Dennis gets a little animal from a friend. He thinks it's a hamster - until it gets loose and digs up Mr. Wilson's yard.. [JB]

2.5 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE STOCK CERTIFICATE
30-Oct-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 37
Written by Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Guy Raymond ........ Warehouseman
Chet Stratton ...... Clark
Hal Hopper
There's a phone book recycling drive, and Dennis switches Mr. Wilson's old telephone book with a new one,
not knowing there's something valuable inside the old phone book.. [JB]

 2.6 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE MAN OF THE HOUSE
06-Nov-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 38
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by William D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Alan Hewitt ......... St. Clair
Olive Carey ......... Mrs. Rafferty
Mary Treen .......... Cook
Jan Arvan ............ Waiter
With his dad going away on his business trip, Dennis cares for his sick mother by beimg the man of the house,
but it brings all kinds of problems, including an out-of-control washing machine! [JB]

2.7 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE ROCK COLLECTION
13-Nov-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 39
Written by Wm. Cowley and Peggy Chantler
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast
Jess Kirkpatrick ..... Mr. Schubert
Claire Carleton ...... Mrs. Schubert
Thomas B. Henry ...... Timpkin
Don Dillaway ......... Charlie
Dennis is excited when he finds gold ore rocks on the Wilsons' vacant lot planted there by his father. [JB]

2.8 [--] Dennis The Menace: HENRY AND TOGETHERNESS
20-Nov-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 40
Written by Wm. Cowley and Peg Chantler
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Henry promises to spend time with Dennis doing the usual father and son things, but Dennis accidentally puts a
hole in his fish tank. [JB]

2.9 [--] Dennis The Menace: PAINT-UP, CLEAN-UP WEEK
27-Nov-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 41
Written by Dick Conway and Roland McLane
Directed by William D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Lillian Culver ....... Mrs. Schooner
Paul Barselow ........ Staley
Elizabeth Harrower ... Smith
Dennis wants to help out for Paint-Up, Clean-Up Week, so Mr. Wilson gives him a can of red paint to use on his wagon,
but Dennis uses the paint for more than just his wagon. [JB]

2.10 [--] Dennis the Menace: DENNIS LEARNS TO WHISTLE
04-Dec-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 42
Directed by William D. Russell
Teleplay by Phil Leslie, Story by James Fonda
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Bob Jellison ....... Announcer
Barry Gordon ....... Buzzy
Dennis is upset because he doesn't know how to whistle, so he spends all day trying to learn. Mr. Wilson also has
the same problem as Dennis, he too, can't whistle! [JB]
(UK airdate: 15Sep61 A-R London, Fri 7:00pm)

2.11 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE RAFFLE TICKET
18-Dec-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 43
Written by Hannibal Coons and James Fonda
Directed by W. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Lurene Tuttle ....... Mrs. Courtland
Harry Chesire ....... Mr. Petry
Stephen Ellsworth ... Car Salesman
Mr. Wilson is conducting a car raffle for his lodge, and Dennis wants to win the car for his mother, so he buys
a raffle ticket from Mr. Wilson that has the winning numbers that his Ouija board recommends. [JB]

2.12 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE CHRISTMAS HORSE
25-Dec-60 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 44
Written by Wm. Cowley and Peg Chantler
Directed by W. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Ernest Truex ....... Mr. McGuire
Henry Beckman ...... Mr. Fleming
Irene Vernon ....... Mrs. Fleming
Bill Hummer ........ Johnny
Stuart Nisbet ...... Mr. Wade
Determined to get a horse for Christmas, Dennis searches the neighborhood trying to find out what he thinks
is his horse, even if he has to swap his presents with other kids. [JB]

2.13 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' ALLOWANCE
01-Jan-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 45
Written by Budd Grossman
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Robert Pittman ..... Harold's Brother
Dennis asks Henry for an allowance of 25 cents per week. Henry says he'll give it to him with the condition that
he learns the value of money first by earning it himself. [JB]

2.14 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' PENNY COLLECTION
08-Jan-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 46
Written by Hannibal Coons
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Dried lizards and old spiders! Little boys collect strange things, as Henry has found out. He persuades Dennis to
switch to collecting pennies. [JB]

2.15 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS, THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER
15-Jan-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 47
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Jane Nigh ......... Miss Rawlings
Walter Reed ....... Mike Thompson
Stuart Nisbet ..... 1st Neighbor
The City Park Commissioner says he's closing the park except on weekends, which means Dennis won't have a
place to play. [JB]

2.16 [--] Dennis The Menace: MISS CATHCART'S BEST FRIEND
22-Jan-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 48
Written by Arnold and Lois Peyser
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Mel Blanc ........ Trinkle
Paul Barselow .... Maurice
John Zaremba ..... Prilych
Dennis overhears his mother say that Miss Cathcart needs a good friend. Since dog is man's best friend, Dennis
decides that Miss Cathcart needs a dog. [JB]

2.17 [--] Dennis The Menace: PYTHIAS WAS A PIKER
29-Jan-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 49
Written by Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Claudia Bryar...... Miss Morrison
Dennis has to write a composition for school about his best friend, so he chooses Mr. Wilson. [JB]

2.18 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE SAXOPHONE
05-Feb-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 50
Written by Wm. Cowley and Peggy Chantler
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Jean Howell ....... Mrs. Anderson
Dennis wants his father to buy Tommy's old saxophone, but when Wilson finds out, he talks Henry out of it. [JB]

2.19 [--] Dennis the Menace: WILSON SLEEPS OVER
12-Feb-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 51
Written by Budd Grossman
Directed by William Russell
Guest Cast:
Allan Gerard ...... Sidney
Don Harvey ........ Officer
Synhopsis 1:
Dennis accidentally knocks over a bottle which causes a pungent odor, leaving the Wilsons no other choice,
but to stay the night with the Mitchells. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Arrangements are made for the Wilsons to spend the night at the Mitchells' while their own home is being fumigated.
When he is warned by his father that Mr. Wilson might walk in his sleep. Dennis feels he can turn this to good account
commercially! [UK] (UK airdate: 26Jun62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Tue 6:30 pm)

2.20 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' BIRTHDAY
19-Feb-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 52
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Spring Byington ... Herself
Elvia Allman ...... Edna
Vaughn Taylor ..... Jim
Lisabeth Hush ..... Herbie's Mother
Craig Jackson ..... Herbie
Mr. Wilson puts on a magic show for Dennis' Birthday and asks Spring Byington to be his assistant. [JB]

2.21 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS GOES TO CAMP
26-Feb-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 53 (copyright date 20Feb61)
Written by Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. Russell
Guest Cast:
Mary Beth Hughes
Doug Odney ........ Fred Harmon
Susan Dorn ........ Elsie Harmon
Allen Gerard ...... John
Pat Rosson ........ Kevin
Craig Jackson ..... Chris
Robert Pittman .... Rikki
Mike Flattley ..... Charles
Mr. Wilson takes Dennis and his friends to a day camp and ends up there for a week after a storm takes
out a bridge. [JB]

2.22 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' TOOL CHEST
05-Mar-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 54 (copyright date 26Feb61)
Teleplay by William Cowley, Story by Hannibal Coons
Directed by William D. Russell
Miss Cathcart's cat is accidentally locked in the trunk of Mr.Wilson's car. When Wilson hears a meow, he think's
there's something wrong with his car. [JB]

2.23 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE GOING AWAY GIFT
12-Mar-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 55
Written by Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Charles Lane ...... Finch
Dennis buys Alice a going-away gift and hides it in Mr. Wilson's Closet. Mrs. Wilson finds it and thinks
it's a gift for her. [JB]

2.24 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE FISHING ROD
19-Mar-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 56 (copyright date 13Mar61)
Written by Mort R. Lewis
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Stanley Adams ...... Jerry Richman
Chas. Lane ......... Finch
Walter Reed ........ Newscaster
Dennis tries to buy a fishing rod with a confederate bill he found stuffed inside of an old Confederate jacket. [JB]

2.25 [--] Dennis the Menace: DENNIS AND THE GOOD EXAMPLE
26-Mar-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 57
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Jon Lormer ......... Mr. Bergstrom
Alan Hewitt ........ Dr. Simpson
Harry Landers ...... Mike Duval
Synopsis 1:
Dennis decides he wants a bird, but he knows that he won't get it once his dad sees his report card. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
To punish misbehaviour - and reward accomplishment - is Mr. Mitchell's new moto. As Dennis badly wants to buy a
minah bird from the local pet store and has no money to do so, the only solution is to work harder at school and
so get his reward. [UK]
(UK airdate: 15Oct62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 6:30 pm)

2.26 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' OBLIGATION
02-Apr-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 58
Written by Arnold and Lois Peyser
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Paul Barselow ........ Maurice
Elizabeth Harrower ... Mrs. Gross
Stuart Nisbet...Watkins
Dennis brings home chicken eggs as part of a school project, but he ends up bringing them over to the Wilsons'
house because of a power outage at the Mitchells' residence. [JB]

2.27 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE DOG TRAINER
09-Apr-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 59
Directed by Wm. Russell
Written by Budd Grossman
Dennis trains Mr. Wilson's dog Fremont, but the training backfires when he Fremont only listens to Dennis
and ignores Mr. Wilson. [JB]

2.28 [--] Dennis The Menace: WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE
16-Apr-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 60
Written by Phil Leslie
Directed by Chas. Barton
Guest Cast:
Maurice Manson ....... Timberlake
Charles Watts ........ Thornton
Mr. Wilson thinks that conservation of natural resources begins at home. When Park Commissioner Thornton threatens to
topple a tree at a local park, Mr. Wilson calls a neighborhood protest meeting. [JB]

2.29 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE BOY WONDER
23-Apr-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 61
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by Charles Barton
Guest Cast:
Skip Torgerson ...... Fred Baines
Tyler McVey ......... Erickson
Hal Hopper .......... Driver's Helper
Jack Daly ........... Fireman
Mr. Wilson builds a barbecue in his backyard with help from Fred Baines. [JB]

 2.30 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE SOAPBOX DERBY
30-Apr-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 62
Written by Keith Fowler and Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Larry Haddon ......... Mr. Brady
Gregory Irvin ........ Johnny Brady
Elizabeth Harrower ... Mrs. Barnes
Dennis enters a soapbox car, but its Mr. Wilson who accidentally ends up driving Dennis's car in the race. [JB]

2.31 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE CAMERA
07-May-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 63
Written by John Elliotte
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Maurice Manson ....... Timberlake
John Collier ......... Scout #1
Richie Sorenson ...... Scout #2
Mr.Wilson is supposed to take a picture of a plant that blooms at night, but he ends up dozing off, but luckily,
Dennis is there with his own camera to take the picture. [JB]

2.32 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE MIRACLE PLANT FOOD
14-May-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 64
Written by Budd Grossman
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Will Wright .......... Merrivale
Jonathan Hole ........ Trumble
Paul Barselow ........ Fizby
Lillian Culver ....... Schooner
Elizabeth Harrower
When Dennis accidentally steps on one of Mr. Wilson's plants, he and Tommy try to find a replacement without
Mr. Wilson knowing it. [JB]

2.33 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' NEWSPAPER
21-May-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 65
Written by Fowler and Leslie
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Charles Seel ........ Krinkie
Jess Kirkpatrick
Wallace Rooney
Jimmy Hawkins
Dennis overhears Mr. Wilson saying he'd like to have his old raccoon coat back. Dennis gives the story to the local
newspaper, and all kinds of people give their raccoon coats to Mr. Wilson! [JB]

2.34 [--] Dennis The Menace: MR. WILSON'S PARADISE
28-May-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 66
Written by Louella McFarlane
Directed by Wm. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Vaughn Taylor ...... Mr. Hubbard
The Wilsons are planning on taking a vacation trip toThe Island of Happiness in Mexico, but they found out their
niece, Georgianna is having a baby. In the meantime, they had agreed to allow Dennis's teacher to rent the house,
but he refuses to leave when George and Martha decide not take the trip after all. [JB]

2.35 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE FORTUNE COOKIE
04-Jun-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 67
Written by Budd Grossman
Directed by William Russell
Guest Cast:
Stephen Roberts ...... Sheldon
Mr. Wilson gets a fortune cookie that reads "Beware of Tomorrow" and is convinced that his fortune will come true. [JB]

2.36 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE PIONEERS
11-Jun-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 68
Teleplay by Arnold and Lois Peyser and Phil Leslie
Directed by Wm. Russell
Guest Cast:
Judson Pratt ........ Kowalski
Norman Leavitt ...... Farmer
Dennis and Mr.Wilson decide to live in the woods to prove they're not soft. [JB]
(Delayed Broadcast Sun 25Jun 61 KKTV-11 (CBS) Colorado Springs, CO 5:30 p.m. MDT)

2.37 [--] Dennis The Menace: FATHER'S DAY FOR MR. WILSON
18-Jun-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 69
Written by Fowler and Leslie
Directed by W. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Willis Bouchey ...... John McCrea
Dennis decides to give Mr.Wilson his own Father's Day, and it's a special day indeed when Dennis helps him out
of a lawsuit involving his dog Fremont. [JB]

2.38 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE PICNIC
25-Jun-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 70
Written by L. McFarlane
Directed by W. D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Hal Smith ......... Frank Wade
Larry Haddon ...... Charles Brady
Gregory Irvin ..... John Brady
Robert Bice ....... Lt. Rockwell
Elizabeth Harrower ... Thompson
Henry finds a large amount of stolen money, and is hailed by the press. Where did he find the cash? In his own
brief case! [JB]

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