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Starring Jay North
Season 3 (CBS) (1961-62)
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)

3.1 [--] Dennis The Menace: TROUBLE FROM MARS
01-Oct-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 71
To cover a bald spot from a haircut gone awry , Mr. Wilson puts Dennisí space helmet on, and he canít get it off! [JB]

3.2 [--] Dennis The Menace: BEST NEIGHBOR
08-Oct-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 72
Dennis talks Mr. Wilson into taking him on a camping trip into a mountain area so he can join a pathfindersí club. [JB]

3.3 [--] Dennis The Menace: KEEP OF THE GRASS
15-Oct-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 73
Henry is ticketed for walking on the grass in a city park, so Mr. Wilson goes to bat for him in court in
an effort to contest the charge against him. [JB]

3.4 [--] Dennis The Menace: MR. WILSON'S SAFE
22-Oct-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 74
Mr. Wilson has some very important stuff in his safe, but nobody remembers the combination, except Dennis
whoís been using it in signal calling while playing football. [JB]

3.5 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE HAUNTED HOUSE
29-Oct-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 75
Mr.Wilson and Henry buy an old house for a bargain price, planning to fix it up and sell it. But then they discover
why the house went so cheaply--it's haunted. [JB]

3.6 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE SCHOOL PLAY
05-Nov-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 76
Just when he is ready to settle down to watch a prizefight on TV, Dennis and Tommy come along and Wilson is
handcuffed to Tommy and ends up taking part in a school play because Dennis can't get the handcuffs taken off
from Mr. Wilson's wrist! [JB]

3.7 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE 50,000th CUSTOMER
12-Nov-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 77
Mr.Wilson decides to win a pile of gifts by being the 50,000th customer to enter Finch's Drug Store. [JB]
(Synd Rerun Mon 23Sep 68 KMSP-9 (ABC) Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

3.8 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE PEE WEE LEAGUE
19-Nov-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 78 (Rerun 29Jul 62)
Dennis finds a picture of Mr. Wilson in baseball uniform, and concludes he must have been a whiz at the game.
It happens the Pee-Wee League needs a new president, so Dennis gets good ol' Mr. Wilson elected---behind his back. [JB]

3.9 [--] Dennis The Menace: MR. WILSON'S INHERITANCE
26-Nov-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 79
George Wilson receives a letter informing him that he is sole heir to his aunt's estate. [JB]
(Synd Rerun Wed 25Sep 68 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

3.10 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS IS A GENIUS
03-Dec-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 80
When a testing machine registers Dennis as a genius, his parents are overjoyed---at first. [JB]
(Synd Rerun Thurs 26Sep 68 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m.CDT)

3.11 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE LUCKY PIECE
17-Dec-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 81
After Mr. Wilson sells Dennis a phony good-luck piece, Dennis's luck improves so much that Mr. Wilson wants it back.
(Synd Rerun Fri 27Sep 68 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m.CDT)

3.12 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE FIFTEEN FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE
24-Dec-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 82
Written by Keith Fowler & Phil Leslie
Directed by Charles Barton
guest cast:
Willard Waterman ..... Quigley
Pat McCaffrie ........ bus driver
Louise Lorimer ....... Dowager
Bill McLean .......... rampled man
Fiona Kale ........... spinster
Marshall Kent ........ man
Frances Rey .......... woman
Dennis, his dad, Henry, and Mr.Wilson embark on a search for a really big Christmas tree. When they find one,
the matter of transporting it home literally whittles it down to almost nothing! [JB]

3.13 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' BANK ACCOUNT
31-Dec-61 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 83
Mr. Wilson comes out of retirement to work at a local bank to handle new accounts until Dennis comes along
to pester him incessantly as he opens a new account with 300 pennies. [JB]

3.14 [--] Dennis The Menace: THROUGH THICK AND THIN
07-Jan-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 84
Mr. Wilson gives Dennis a lecture on the meaning of friendship. Dennis thinks Mr. Wilson's sentiments are beautiful
---and asks him to play the lion in the Cub-Scout Circus. [JB]

3.15 [--] Dennis The Menace: CALLING ALL BIRD LOVERS
14-Jan-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 85
Guest Cast:
Joe Conley .......... Nelson
Estelle Winwood ..... Hester Hutton
Sherwood Price ...... Winthrop
Parley Baer ......... Pindyck
Nelson and Winthrop think Wilson's sign announcing a party for bird lovers is an invitation to a jam session. [JB]
(Synd Rerun Tues 21Jun 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 5:30 p.m. CDT)

3.16 [--] Dennis The Menace: SILENCE IS GOLDEN
21-Jan-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 86
Mr. Wilson promises him a magnifying glass if he stays silent for an entire day. [JB]
(Synd Rerun Wed 22Jun 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 5:30 p.m. CDT)

3.17 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS HAS A FLING
28-Jan-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 87
Mr. Wilson refuses to appear at an All Nations Show being presented at Dennis's school. But when he hears that the
person wearing the best costume wins a car---Mr. W. decides to risk embarrassment. [JB]

3.18 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE FROG JUMPING CONTEST
04-Feb-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 88
Dennis's pet frog Sam is entered in a frog-jumping contest where his stiffest competition is Sergeant Mooney's
pet frog Marilyn. [JB]
(Synd rerun Fri 24Jun 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul,MN 5:30 p.m. CDT)

 3.19 [--] Dennis The Menace: WHERE THERE'S A WILL
11-Feb-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 89
Mr. Wilson decides to leave his gold pocket watch to Dennis in his will, but soon he develops all kinds
of aches and pains, and Wilson feels that he doesnít have much time left to live. [JB]

3.20 [--] Dennis The Menace: MR. WILSON'S UNCLE
18-Feb-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 90
Guest Star:
Edward Everett Horton
Georgeís Uncle Ned pays a visit and soon he finds his nephew and Henry to be out of shape, so with Dennis
as his assistant, he puts both men through a strict exercise regimen. [JB]

3.21 [--] Dennis The Menace: A QUIET EVENING
25-Feb-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 91
Guest Cast :
John Astin
The Mitchells are going out for the evening, and they have to get someone to stay with Dennis and friend Seymour.
Alice calls the Wilsons---and good ol' George gets tapped for the job. [JB]

3.22 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE PRIVATE EYE
04-Mar-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 92
Mr. Wilson is robbed by a pickpocket, so Dennis and Tommy play private eyes in an effort to track down
the bandit. [JB]

3.23 [--] Dennis The Menace: MR. WILSON'S HOUSEKEEPER
11-Mar-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 93
Guest Cast;
Jean Stapleton...Flora Davis
Mr. Wilson hires a housekeeper with good intentions of making life easier for his wife. [JB]

3.24 [--] Dennis The Menace: A DOG'S LIFE
18-Mar-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 94
Mr. Quigley, the storekeeper is being hounded by a big, shaggy dog, so he devises a way to get rid of
the canine by having him follow Mr. Wilson home. [JB]

3.25 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' DOCUMENTARY FILM
25-Mar-62 CBS sun / Prod. no. 95
Dennis enlists the help of Mr. Wilson in creating a documentary film of their hometown for his school
project. [JB]

3.26 [--] Dennis The Menace: HORSELESS CARRIAGE CLUB
01-Apr-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 96
Mr. Wilson buys a jalopy, vintage 1916, with the express purpose of entering the first annual road race for
ancient autos---and he has his heart set on winning. [JB]

3.27 [--] Dennis The Menace: JUNIOR PATHFINDERS RIDE AGAIN
08-Apr-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 97
Dennis and the Junior Pathfinders draft Mr. Wilson into doing an Indian fire-starting demonstration in
a storefront window display. [JB]

3.28 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE TREASURE CHEST
15-Apr-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 98
guest star
Edward Everett Horton
Mr. Wilson buys a treasure chest at an auction thinking it has a pirateís treasure in it.[JB]

3.29 [--] Dennis The Menace: WILSON GOES TO THE DENTIST
29-Apr-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 99
Dennis has an appointment to go to the new dentist in town who gives a gift to each child who sees him for
the first time, but itís Mr. Wilson who needs the dental appointment. [JB]

3.30 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE MAN NEXT DOOR
06-May-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 100
Mr. Wilson thinks that his next-door neighbor is the stocking bandit and tries to prove it. [JB]
 
(Final appearance of Joseph Kearns)
Joseph Kearns Died February 17, 1962, Los Angeles, CA (Cerebral Hemorrhage) [JB]

3.31 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE DODGER
13-May-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 101
The mayor agrees to give the team new uniforms if Mr. Quigley can get Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers to play
an exhibition game in town. [JB]

3.32 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS' LOVESICK FRIEND
20-May-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 102
guest star
Edward Everett Horton
In an effort to get out of playing house with Margaret, Dennis decides to help Mr. Wilsonís Uncle Ned plant flower
bulbs in the yard, and to help patch up a loversí quarrel between a boy and a girl. [JB]

3.33 [--] Dennis The Menace: JOHN WILSON'S CUSHION
27-May-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 103
Gale Gordon becomes a regular on tonight's show as John Wilson, George Wilson's brother. The Mitchells and Mrs. Wilson
are very excited because George' brother John, a magazine writer, is coming to stay for awhile. Dennis is especially
glad---he plans to be a big help for John. [JB]

3.34 [--] Dennis The Menace: JOHN WILSON WINS A CHICKEN
03-Jun-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 104
Mr. Wilson wins a chicken in a raffle drawing at Dennisí school, but when he is planning on eating the chicken,
Dennis and his friends try to talk him out of it. [JB]

3.35 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE BULLY
10-Jun-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 105
Guest Cast:
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Kelly
Mickey Sholdar ....... Gifford
Alice makes Dennis promise not to fight after he is picked on by the school bully, but he goes ahead and fights
the bully, after getting a little training from Mr. Wilson. [JB]

3.36 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE CLUB INITIATION
17-Jun-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 106
Dennis and John Wilson are both going through similar crises. Dennis is trying to get into a neighborhood club
called The Scorpions---and John is just as anxious to join a fashionable country club. [JB]

3.37 [--] Dennis The Menace: THE COMMUNITY PICNIC
24-Jun-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 107
Henry and Mr. Wilson engages in a series of sporting events against Mr. Brady and Tiny, an employee of his store,
at an upcoming community picnic. [JB]

3.38 [--] Dennis The Menace: DENNIS AND THE WITCH DOCTOR
01-Jul-62 CBS Sun / Prod. no. 108 (22Sep 62 Rerun)
Dennis suspects that Mr. Wilson is using his knowledge of witchcraft to put a hex on disagreeable Mrs. Elkins when
strange things start happening to her after a quarrel with Wilson. [JB]

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