Flipper (1964)

Flipper (1964)

Flipper is a children's action and adventure series which aired on NBC from 1964 until 1967. The show starred Brian Kelly as Porter Ricks, chief warden at fictional Coral Key Park and Marine Preserve in southern Florida. Luke Halpin and Tommy Norden played his sons Sandy and Bud. The Ricks family shared their outdoor adventures with a dolphin named Flipper. Dubbed an 'aquatic Lassie', the show is timeless in appeal.

Episode Info

Final: 3x28 -- Flipper's New Friends (2) (Apr/15/1967)

Brian Kelly (1)Brian Kelly (1)
As Porter Ricks
Luke HalpinLuke Halpin
As Sandy Ricks
Tommy NordenTommy Norden
As Bud Ricks
Suzy the DolphinSuzy the Dolphin
As Flipper


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1x30: Flipper's Monster recap: A film production company arrives at the park to make an under water monster movie. Flipper falls in love with the company's pretty star Ella Bailey and lingers at the filming site. When Flipper ruins some good shots, the director Monty Lucius resorts first to having a rifle fired at the dolphin and then a harpoon. Ellia is outraged and summons Porter. Things get out of hand before Porter arrives and the under water cameraman is wounded by the harpoon. Porter dives into the sea and brings the injured man to safety. The director apologizes to Porter... read more.

1x29: The Call of the Dolphin recap: .. read more.

1x28: Sailor Bud recap: Mr. Hallson is called upon to investigate a drowning in the park. When he is bitten by a rare but poisonous sea snake, neither he nor his wife are able to navigate their yawl. Bud haps upon their craft and contacts his father over the Hallson's radio. Porter gives Bud instructions on setting the sails. With Bud at the prow and Mrs. Hallson at the tiller, Flipper guides the yawl through the treacherous reef. The yawl arrives in port just in time to save Mr. Hallson's life... read more.

1x27: Bud Minds Baby recap: When a couple stop in a gas station, their little girl Tina slips out of the car and into Porter's parked truck. Porter then drives home unaware of the runaway on board. At the Ricks cottage, Tina introduces herself to Bud and the two set sail on his raft for an afternoon of treasure hunting. At sea, the raft breaks apart and the children take refuge inside a buoy. By pounding on the buoy's floor and rocking the buoy side to side, the children hope to attract attention to their plight. Flipper discovers the two and leads Porter to their rescue. Tina is reunited with her parents... read more.

1x22: The White Dolphin recap: Flipper and the Ricks stop a man named Jed Harvey from trapping a white dolphin on the preserve. Porter calls an aquarium to rescue the dolphin. In the meantime, Bud and Flipper try to the keep an eye on the white dolphin. Harvey appears and tells Bud he’ll shoot Flipper in order to trap the albino. He takes Bud aboard his boat and stalks the white dolphin. Bud teaches Harvey the importance of loving and caring for a dolphin. Harvey changes his mind about trapping the albino. The dolphin is finally rescued by the aquarium... read more.
Recurring Guests

Ulla Stromstedt as Ulla Norstrand (12 eps)
Courtney Brown as Boatman (6 eps)
Andy Devine (1) as Hap Gorman (5 eps)
Cheryl Miller (1) as Bonnie McCoy (4 eps)
Dan Chandler as Warden Dennis (4 eps)
Pat Henning as Sean McCoy (3 eps)
Guy Rennie as Simpson (3 eps)
Tony Gulliver as Charlie (3 eps)
Ric Applewhite as Sheriff Willis (3 eps)
Burt Reynolds as Al Bardeman (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure | Children | Family | Animals/Pets
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 19, 1964
Ended: September 09, 1967
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