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Sandy (Luke Halpin) is fishing, when he spots the boat "McCoy's Animal
Show" floating into view. It's pretty blonde Cheryl Miller (as Bonnie
McCoy), taking her animals out for a ride, while father McCoy is home
recuperating from an illness. Her sea lion Sparky escapes, and cavorts
with Flipper. After Sandy helps her, Ms. Miller rewards him with a kiss
on his cheek. Sandy is smitten with the "older woman", falling head
over heels into the water. Ricks (Brian Kelly) notices his love-struck
son is wearing his shirt backwards. Later, Sandy and Flipper must
rescue Miller and Bud (Tommy Norden) from a vicious alligator.
Miller and the African animals are another "Daktari" try-out; this episode follows her future co-star Marshall Thompson's guest appearance. This is the first of several Cheryl Miller (as Bonnie McCoy) appearances; however, in her next appearance, nobody remembers her! Miller's flirting with Sandy is strange, and the "romance" quite silly - but, the animals are cute, especially Flipper and the alligator.
**** Love and Sandy (1/23/65) Ricou Browning ~ Luke Halpin, Cheryl Miller, Tommy Norden
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Okay, maybe the woman was just a girl, but she was older than Sandy. My
favorite part of this episode is when she kisses Sandy's cheek and he
falls into the water - classic!
So, this episode is about a missing sea lion who wonders away while Sandy is flirting with the "older woman." Sandy quickly sends Flipper home so the girl doesn't get any madder than she already is. After all, the girl thinks the mess is all Flipper's fault. So, Flipper brings the sea lion home to Bud who just happens to have gotten a stern lecture from his father for bringing in strays and not doing his homework. Since Bud can't keep the sea lion, he tells Flipper to take the Sea Lion to a cove nearby. He'd go visit the sea lion the following morning before school.
Meanwhile, Sandy promises his 'girl' he'd come back early in the morning to help her search for the sea lion.
Bring in no communication between the brothers, both getting up early the next morning to sneak off, and an alligator sending two people of a tree and you have a pretty good drama going on here. Though the alligator tale was a bit unbelievable, I enjoyed the way Sandy jumped in the water, risking his life to save Bud.
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