Gentle Ben (TV Series 1967–1969) Poster

(1967–1969)

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Season 1

10 Sep. 1967
Hurricane Coming
Mark and Ben save a women and her son when a Hurricane hits.
 
17 Sep. 1967
Green-Eyed Bear
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24 Sep. 1967
Fish and Chips
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1 Oct. 1967
Gator Man
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15 Oct. 1967
Invasion of Willie Sam Gopher
Mark invites his Seminole friend Jimmie Boy to go to school with him. The boy's father Willie is angry about his son's contacts with the outside world and Tom must reason with him.
 
22 Oct. 1967
Restless Bear
Mark realizes keeping Ben as a pet might not be fair to the bear. He struggles with the decision whether to let Ben return to the wild and find a mate.
 
29 Oct. 1967
Battle of Wedlow Woods
A businessman sees 40 acres of wilderness as the perfect place to build homes. He plans to clear the land with a burnoff which Mark and Boomhauer work together to stop.
 
5 Nov. 1967
Warden for Man and Beast
A bear that has been living in captivity and taught tricks is released into the wild. Wildlife Officer Tom keeps an eye on the animal, learning it has forgotten how to survive in nature and is starving to death.
 
12 Nov. 1967
A Waste of Honey
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19 Nov. 1967
Jennifer
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26 Nov. 1967
Warden in the Bear Pit
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3 Dec. 1967
A Medal for Ben
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17 Dec. 1967
The Ransom
Packy and Cluny see how much Ben means to the Wedloe family which makes them believe he's worth kidnapping. But their ransom note gets lost so they have a very hungry and playful bear to take care of.
 
24 Dec. 1967
Wayward Bear: Part 1
"Be-e-e-n!" cries Mark, missing his furry friend who stowed away on a Jacksonville-bound produce truck. Misadventures ensue as Ben attempts to escape the city and wend his way home to the heartbroken Wedloes.
 
31 Dec. 1967
Wayward Bear: Part 2
As Mark loses hope that Ben will ever return, the homeward-bound bear is found and adopted by an elderly couple of animal trainers who see Ben as their ticket back into the circus business.
 
7 Jan. 1968
The Opportunist
Tom has his hands full when he encounters those two crafty swamp rats Reed and Chet. They make a dishonest living capturing wild animals and selling them outside the reserve's boundaries.
 
14 Jan. 1968
Battle of Birthday Bay
The best laid plans of Tom and Mark certainly go astray when the boys take Mom on a hike to a remote cabin for a surprise birthday party.
 
21 Jan. 1968
Trophy Bear
Will Ben be in the crosshairs after a big city hunter eager to bag a black bear as a trophy pays a thousand dollars to a corrupt hunting guide to find him one?
 
28 Jan. 1968
Mama Jolie
When Ben refuses to eat, a desperate Mark sneaks off into the swamp at night to consult the mysterious Mama Jolie, not knowing that he and Ben are the good omen she's been awaiting.
 
4 Feb. 1968
Batter Up
St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher Bob Gibson takes time from his Florida fishing vacation to give the local little leaguers baseball tips and encourages Mark with wise counsel on good sportsmanship.
 
11 Feb. 1968
Growing Pains
"Ben's getting to be a drag," bemoans Mark, frustrated that his furry friend is nosing into his new friendship with Steve. But Mark learns a lesson in loyalty when a friend in need is a friend indeed.
 
18 Feb. 1968
Fire in the Glades
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25 Feb. 1968
Take a Giant Step
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3 Mar. 1968
Survival in the Swamp
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10 Mar. 1968
Who's Afraid?
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17 Mar. 1968
Greener Pastures
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24 Mar. 1968
Ol' Joe's Gotta Go
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