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Flipper Episode Guide

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Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/19/1964
300 Feet Below
Flipper comes to the rescue when a submarine gets caught on the bottom of the ocean, trapping its occupant who is fast running out of air.

Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/26/1964
The Red Hot Car
The boys find themselves in deep water when they disobey their father and dive down to investigate a car that has been dumped in the ocean.

Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/3/1964
SOS Dolphin
Dr Phil Harmon is attacked by a shark. He radios to bring a rare blood type that can save his life.

Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/10/1964
The Gulf Between
Bud fears his father is planning to marry his new lady friend.

Season 1, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/17/1964
City Boy
City boy, Mike Beldon arrives in Corel Key with a huge chip on his shoulder about his mother's new husband. However, a near death accident helps him see his new step-father in a different light.

Season 1, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/24/1964
Dolphin for Sale
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Season 1, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/31/1964
Not Necessarily Gospel
Porter is concerned that Bud is taking old Hap Gorman's stories too seriously and warns his son that not everything the old man tells him is true.

Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/7/1964
Countdown for Flipper
Flipper's days are numbered when he is accused of eating a prized fish worth a lot of money. Just as Flipper is to be cut open to retrieve the fish, Bud and Sandy discover it has been stolen by Jim and race to prove their pet's innocence in before it's too late.

Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/14/1964
Mr. Marvello
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Season 1, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/21/1964
My Brother Flipper
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Season 1, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/28/1964
The Second Time Around
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Season 1, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/5/1964
Lady and the Dolphin (1)
Despite their best attempts to impress a visiting Congress woman, Porter and the boys are devastated to learn that she plans to close the park.

Season 1, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/12/1964
Lady and the Dolphin (2)
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.

Season 1, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/19/1964
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.

Season 1, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/26/1964
The Misanthrope
Sandy, Bud and Flipper decide to become detectives when reports claim that someone has been looting boats in Coral Key Park.

Season 1, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/2/1965
Flipper's Bank Account
When Flipper finds a Spanish doubloon on the ocean bottom and brings it to Bud and Sandy, rumours about Spanish Treausures spread quickly and an underwater gold rush ensues.

Season 1, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/9/1965
The Lifeguard
Flipper leads Bud to a beach where Lynn Borden lies half conscious after falling off a boat 20 miles at sea.

Season 1, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/16/1965
The Day of the Shark
Porter Ricks, Sandy and Marine Researcher Dr Williams Tollner go to sea to investigate a school of lemon sharks which have invaded Coral Key Park.

Season 1, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/23/1965
Love and Sandy
Pretty teenager Bonnie McCoy takes Sandy by surprise when she sails into view aboard a floating zoo.

Season 1, Episode 20 – Aired: 1/30/1965
Money to Blow
Flipper finds money underwater and presents some of the bills to Bud. Flipper shows Bud where it came from and they collect more from the underwater wreck.

Season 1, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/6/1965
Flipper's Treasure
Flipper goes to Bud and Porter Ricks for detective help after seeing a treasure chest stolen from the wreck of a sunken Spanish ship hidden on a nearby island.

Season 1, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/13/1965
The White Dolphin
Flipper disappears for several days and, when found by Porter Ricks, Sandy and Bud, is with another dolphin, an amazing albino the only white dolphin in Porter's memory.

Season 1, Episode 23 – Aired: 2/20/1965
While Sandy and Bud prepare for the annual Coral Key Park swimming race, Porter is overcome by toxic chemicals dropped from a passing ship while he is carrying out an underwater investigation.

Season 1, Episode 24 – Aired: 2/27/1965
Flipper and the Elephant (1)
Sentinel of the sea Flipper discovers a sinking raft, manned by Bonnie McCoy, her father, an elephant and a chimpanzee.

Season 1, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/6/1965
Flipper and the Elephant (2)
In an effort to raise money to pay off creditors of McCoy's Floating Zoo, Sandy and Bud join Bonnie McCoy in a scheme to run away with her father's elephant and chimpanzee.

Season 1, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/13/1965
Flipper and the Elephant (3)
Judy the chimp steals a briefcase full of money and Sean McCoy of McCoy's Floating Zoo is arrested. Sandy, Bud and Bonnie decide to put on a show with Flipper to raise money for her father's bail.

Season 1, Episode 27 – Aired: 3/20/1965
Bud Minds Baby
Like the heroes he sees on TV, Bud tries to rescue a damsel in distress, but fails to tell Porter or Sandy of his intentions, and suddenly finds himself caught in a dangerous rip.

Season 1, Episode 28 – Aired: 3/27/1965
Sailor Bud
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.

Season 1, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/3/1965
The Call of the Dolphin
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.

Season 1, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/10/1965
Flipper's Monster
A motion picture company moves in to film an underwater monster picture in Coral Key Park, and Flipper become star struck.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/18/1965
Flipper and the Mermaid
Flipper rescues a lady oceanographer from a barracuda and finds a permanent new friend as Ulla Norstrand joins the adventures of the Ricks family.

Season 2, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/25/1965
Dolphin in Pursuit (1)
When the Ricks family visits a deserted island, a fugitive steals their motor launch leaving them stranded without radio food or supplies.

Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/2/1965
Dolphin in Pursuit (2)
In the conclusion of a two-part adventure, Flipper tows Porter Ricks to his stolen launch, where he finds that the thief has imprisoned Ulla and stolen her submarine.

Season 2, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/9/1965
Flipper's Hour of Peril
Flipper's natural curiosity gets him tangled up in a cable attached to a dangerous floating mine that could explode any minute.

Season 2, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/16/1965
Coral Fever
Ranger Ricks is knocked unconscious by an underwater explosion while tracking down a coral poacher.

Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/23/1965
Junior Ranger
A young know-it-all trainee ranger joins the Ricks family and finds that he still has a lot to learn when he disappoints Bud who thought of him as a hero.

Season 2, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/30/1965
The Ditching (1)
Things take an ominous turn for Sandy and Flipper when the plane carrying them to the Bahamas crashes in the Ocean.

Season 2, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/6/1965
The Ditching (2)
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.

Season 2, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/13/1965
Flipper and the Spy
Flipper and Sandy are duped into helping a spy when a secret instrument package from a rocket is lost in Coral Key Park.

Season 2, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/20/1965
Dolphin Patrol
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.

Season 2, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/27/1965
A Job for Sandy
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.

Season 2, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/4/1965
Flipper and the Horse Thieves
While Bud shows off Flipper to his new friend Stevie, thieves steal Stevies valuable show horse.

Season 2, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/11/1965
Flipper and the Bounty
When Bud gets locked aboard the HMS Bounty, a replica of the infamous Captain Bligh's sailing ship, Flipper tries to get the skipper's attention before the schooner gets too far along on its world cruise.

Season 2, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/18/1965
Shark Hunt
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.

Season 2, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/25/1965
Flipper, the Detective
Flipper helps Sandy and Bud search for stolen jewels when Ranger Porter Ricks is charged with robbery and hauled off to jail.

Season 2, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/8/1966
Flipper's Odyssey (1)
Flipper is captured by some fishermen who transport him a long way up the coast to stock a new marine exhibit.

Season 2, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/15/1966
Flipper's Odyssey (2)
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.

Season 2, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/22/1966
Flipper's Odyssey (3)
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.

Season 2, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/29/1966
Bud, Ulla and Stevie are trapped when their truck swerves into a drainage canal.

Season 2, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/5/1966
Flipper and the Shark Cage
A well meaning Bud skips his chores to go off in search of a way to earn some money for a birthday present for his Dad.

Season 2, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/12/1966
The Lobster Trap
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.

Season 2, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/19/1966
Air Power
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.

Season 2, Episode 23 – Aired: 2/26/1966
Gift Dolphin
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.

Season 2, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/5/1966
The Raccoon who Came to Dinner
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.

Season 2, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/12/1966
Flipper Joins the Navy (1)
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.

Season 2, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/19/1966
Flipper Joins the Navy (2)
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.

Season 2, Episode 27 – Aired: 3/26/1966
Flipper's Underwater Museum
An industrial spy takes a sonar device from Ulla that has been entrusted to her by an electronics company for field testing her submarine.

Season 2, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/2/1966
Deep Waters
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.

Season 2, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/9/1966
Dolphin Love (1)
Flipper falls in love with another Dolphin much to Bud's puzzlement, and swims about the park with his new girlfriend until Ted Marlowe mistakes the female dolphin for a shark and spears her.

Season 2, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/16/1966
Dolphin Love (2)
Flipper is concerned over the outcome of an operation on his girlfriend, who was speared by Ted Marlowe.

Season 3, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/17/1966
Agent Bud
When two pilots crash into the ocean and become trapped in their aircraft it is up to Porter and Sandy to save the day, with a little help from Flipper and Bud's newly honed secret agent detective skills.

Season 3, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/24/1966
Disaster in the Everglades (1)
Whilst on a routine check of the Everglades, Porter Ricks steps in a poacher's trap. Badly injured, he is taken to Barney's secluded hide-away where he discovers that Barney has been poaching the local wildlife.

Season 3, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/1/1966
Disaster in the Everglades (2)
Sandy and Bud become increasingly worried as they have still heard no word from their father, who failed to return from a routine check of the Everglades.

Season 3, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/8/1966
Lost Dolphin
Another family lays claim to Flipper after he suffers from amnesia and cannot recognize Bud and Sandy.

Season 3, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/15/1966
The Warning
After witnessing all the marine animals fleeing the area, Bud and Sandy alert the local folk of a hurricane headed their way, despite their father's instructions and a clear weather forecast. No such hurricane eventuates and believing they have wasted time and money in securing their boats, the towns people look to Porter for compensation. It is only after a tidal wave hits that everyone in the town is grateful to Flipper and the boys for the warning.

Season 3, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/22/1966
Cupid Flipper
After Sandy's girlfriend shows more interest in Porter than Sandy, Flipper works as cupid to bring the two teen lovebirds back together.

Season 3, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/29/1966
An Errand for Flipper
Porter is frustrated as he waits in the middle of the ocean for Flipper to deliver the tools to repair his broken plane. His anger soon dissipates when he realises that Flipper was busy saving lives all day.

Season 3, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/5/1966
Whale Ahoy
While researching his book report, Bud dreams of sailing the deep blue seas with Moby Dick.

Season 3, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/12/1966
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Season 3, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/19/1966
Executive Bud
Bud gets himself into trouble when he plays Executive, hiring his friends to do the jobs he's being paid for. He learns a valuable lesson in business when things go wrong and it takes a greater effort to organise others to do the work than it would have to do it himself.

Season 3, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/26/1966
Flipper and the Puppy
Flipper and Bud come to the rescue of a puppy left stranded on an island after falling of his owner's boat.

Season 3, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/3/1966
Flipper's Island
Bud and Sandy run into gun smugglers while camping alone on an uncharted island.

Season 3, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/10/1966
Alligator Duel
Flipper's life is in danger when he becomes the unwitting star in a movie fight scene between himself and an alligator.

Season 3, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/7/1967
Flipper and the Fugitive (1)
Flipper leads Porter and Sandy to a man stranded on a beach after a storm. The man, who is wanted by the police for bank theft, takes Porter and Sandy hostage at the rangers station.

Season 3, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/14/1967
Flipper and the Fugitive (2)
After returning home to find a fugitive holding Porter and Sandy hostage, Bud sends Flipper for help.

Season 3, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/21/1967
The Most Expensive Sardine in the World
Bud fights to save Flipper's life after an expensive bracelet falls into the ocean and is believed to have ended up in the dolphins' stomach.

Season 3, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/28/1967
Flipper and the Seal
A 20 year-old young man is accused of stealing mollusks from an area of the park that Porter Ricks has been doing experiments in.With the help of Flipper and Bud's picture,a seal is caught as the real thief.

Season 3, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/4/1967
Dolphins Don't Sleep
The boys rush to find Flipper when he drifts to the bottom of the ocean after being hit by a tranquilizer dart.

Season 3, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/11/1967
Aunt Martha
Porter's Aunt Martha comes to lend a helping hand in raising the boys. Her presence puts a strain on the Ricks' when she takes over and rules everything from the boys wardrobe to Flipper's place as a member of the family.

Season 3, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/18/1967
Dolphin for Ransom
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Season 3, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/25/1967
A Dolphin in Time
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Season 3, Episode 22 – Aired: 3/4/1967
Decision for Bud
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Season 3, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/11/1967
The Firing Line (1)
While Porter is away, the boys receive what appears to be his termination pay in the mail. Desperate to find their father another job in Coral Key, Sandy and Bud lead Flipper into dangerous waters.

Season 3, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/18/1967
The Firing Line (2)
Following up on a lead for a job for their father, the boys and Flipper find themselves caught in the middle of a Navy Explosion Zone.

Season 3, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/25/1967
Devil Ray
Porter is ordered to take whatever steps are necessary to remove a manta ray Flipper has befriended when Coral Key locals cause a fuss.

Season 3, Episode 26 – Aired: 4/1/1967
Cap'n Flint
Flipper comes to the rescue of Cap'n Flint (Bud's friend's pet parrot) when the raft the bird is perched on drifts into and explosion zone.

Season 3, Episode 27 – Aired: 4/8/1967
Flipper's New Friends (1)
Flipper befriends a young brother and sister who have moved to Coral Quay with their widowed mother.

Season 3, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/15/1967
Flipper's New Friends (2)
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