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A film production crew arrives at Coral Key to shoot the underwater
footage for a monster movie, with Ricks (Brian Kelly)'s permission. The
film's beautiful guest star Wende Wagner (as Ella Bailey) is a big hit
with Flipper and Sandy (Luke Halpin), but not jealous Bud (Tommy
Norden). Flipper begins to interfere with the film's production, so
director Jack Carr (Monty Lucius) orders him shot. Director Ricou
Browning is the man in the monster suit. The film they are producing
most closely resembles "The Creature from the Black Lagoon". This was
the last episode aired during the series' first season. Frequent
"Flipper" bit player Courtney Brown (herein Don Cleery) was married to
guest star Wende Wagner.
*** Flipper's Monster (4/10/65) Ricou Browning ~ Brian Kelly, Tommy Norden, Luke Halpin
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The whole filming of a monster movie was a bit far-fetched, but the
focus of the story was on Bud and his jealousy of Flipper's not paying
attention to him and giving all his attention to the lady actress.
Porter warns Bud that jealousy only causes problems, but Bud doesn't
heed his father's warning.
Without giving away anything, I will say that I thought Bud was a bit too evil in this episode. I just cannot believe he would do something so awful. At the same time, I think it's important to note that Bud didn't foresee anything bad happening. And this was a good lesson in what happens when you allow jealousy to take over. He was hateful to Flipper, hateful to the actress, and hateful to his father. In the end, he got his just-reward (a whipping among the punishment), but it could have all been avoided if he had embraced the situation like he should have.
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