Flipper

Flipper

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  • 1964
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.3  (2,232)

The television series is about a man who is doing research work with dolphins, trying to learn how they communicate and how or if they can be trained for different purposes. In episode one of season one, Doctor Keith "Bud" Ricks is using a machine that uses echo location technology that trains dolphins to pick up items located on the bottom of the ocean. Although Doctor Ricks tells his accountant, Goodwin, not to inform the Navy about their progress, however, Goodwin calls the Navy anyway. The Navy sends a woman, Doctor Pamela Blondel, to help Doctor Ricks, and Goodwin informs Ricks that the Navy is willing to finance the work they are doing with dolphins. The woman, arrives with her son Mike, who is not interested in the research center where she will be working. Mike releases the dolphin, which Doctor Ricks has been working with, not knowing that the dolphin has been raised in captivity since it was born and does not know how to survive in the wild areas of the seas. When Mike finds out about the circumstances involving the dolphin, he tries to find it by himself. However, Mike gets his foot caught the deck of a mostly submerged boat, a dolphin that he has named Flipper comes to his rescue. Flipper is a rogue dolphin that becomes a part of the research work the team is doing after he helps Mike get free of the submerged boat. In episode two of the series Flipper finds a gold medallion that was on the floor of the sea near a sunken ship that contains a shipment of gold bullion. The gold is being salvaged by a team who does not have the salvage rights to the ship and when Doctor Ricks finds out what they are doing the salvage team hold's Mike and Maya hostage to try to keep Doctor Ricks from notifying the authorities.

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Seasons
Flipper: The Dreaming
27. Flipper: The Dreaming
July 1, 2000
Flipper is stranded in a tidal lagoon. As the tide recedes, Jackie falls ill, and Flipper's situation is revealed to her in a nightmare.
Flipper: Prodigal Father
26. Flipper: Prodigal Father
July 30, 2009
When Courtney's father goes missing, she is forced to deal with some long-hiding feelings about him.
Flipper: Destiny
25. Flipper: Destiny
June 10, 2000
Coutney and Jackie help a young girl who is desperately trying to avoid an arranged marriage.
Flipper: The Survivor
24. Flipper: The Survivor
July 30, 2009
Alex and Holly find a raft adrift with a woman aboard.
Flipper: Re-Educating Rita
23. Flipper: Re-Educating Rita
July 30, 2009
Flipper brings a sick dolphin to the Institute, placing the other dolphins at risk.
Flipper: Mystery Ship
22. Flipper: Mystery Ship
July 30, 2009
Holly and Delaney discover a haunted yacht.
Flipper: Mr. Mom
21. Flipper: Mr. Mom
April 15, 2000
The Hamptons are put to the test when Alex is called away to a Naval camp. Tom is left alone to take care of the kids while Alex braves a grueling mission.
Flipper: Kidd's Treasure
20. Flipper: Kidd's Treasure
July 30, 2009
When Alex goes to naval camp, Tom tends the family.
Flipper: Going Solo
19. Flipper: Going Solo
July 30, 2009
A solo yachtswoman learns an important lesson about human nature.
Flipper: Message In A Bottle
18. Flipper: Message In A Bottle
July 30, 2009
Jackie finds a romantic poem in a bottle. With Audrey, she sets out to find the poet, who turns out to be an attractive older man.
Flipper: Cap in Love
17. Flipper: Cap in Love
July 30, 2009
Audrey surprises Cap by arranging a reunion with an old flame. His nerves prompt him to create a whole new image for himself.
Flipper: The Inquiry
16. Flipper: The Inquiry
February 19, 2000
When a routine rescue mission goes awry, Delaney is held responsible.
Flipper: Class
15. Flipper: Class
February 12, 2000
A mysterious jet-skier causes havoc in the canals of Bal Harbor. Tom is faced with a moral dilemman when the suspect's father begins to shower him and his family with gifts.
Flipper: Black Dolphin
14. Flipper: Black Dolphin
July 30, 2009
A series of dolphin attacks occur in the waters of Bal Harbor and all fingers seem to point at Flipper.
Flipper: Waterworld
13. Flipper: Waterworld
January 15, 2000
A diver looking for Atlantis saves Courtney.
Flipper: Princess Weekend
12. Flipper: Princess Weekend
July 30, 2009
Susie runs away from Princess Weekend.
Flipper: Night to Remember
11. Flipper: Night to Remember
July 30, 2009
Tom and Alex mark their anniversary
Flipper: Free Diving
10. Flipper: Free Diving
July 30, 2009
Holly and Courtney help a diver try for a world free diving record.
Flipper: Hurricane
9. Flipper: Hurricane
November 13, 1999
Aphrodite goes into labor during a hurricane.
Flipper: Nickels and Dimes
8. Flipper: Nickels and Dimes
July 30, 2009
Chris befriends an elderly man who mourns the son that drowned at sea.
Flipper: Blind Faith
7. Flipper: Blind Faith
October 16, 1999
Tom loses confidence after a rescue attempt fails.
Flipper: Spring Break
6. Flipper: Spring Break
July 30, 2009
Courtney learns the perils of drinking.
Flipper: Saving Tom
5. Flipper: Saving Tom
January 1, 2009
An emergency call comes through while Tom and Chris are diving.
Flipper: The Wish
4. Flipper: The Wish
September 18, 1999
A dying girl's one wish.
Flipper: Helping Hands
3. Flipper: Helping Hands
January 1, 2009
While diving, Holly's life is put in danger by her friend's panic attack.
Flipper: One Perfect Day
2. Flipper: One Perfect Day
January 1, 2009
Joey falls overboard while learning to sail a catamaran.
Flipper: Wreck Of The Zephyr
1. Flipper: Wreck Of The Zephyr
January 1, 2009
Courtney runs away from home after a fight with her mother.
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The television series is about a man who is doing research work with dolphins, trying to learn how they communicate and how or if they can be trained for different purposes.

In episode one of season one, Doctor Keith "Bud" Ricks is using a machine that uses echo location technology that trains dolphins to pick up items located on the bottom of the ocean. Although Doctor Ricks tells his accountant, Goodwin, not to inform the Navy about their progress, however, Goodwin calls the Navy anyway.

The Navy sends a woman, Doctor Pamela Blondel, to help Doctor Ricks, and Goodwin informs Ricks that the Navy is willing to finance the work they are doing with dolphins. The woman, arrives with her son Mike, who is not interested in the research center where she will be working.

Mike releases the dolphin, which Doctor Ricks has been working with, not knowing that the dolphin has been raised in captivity since it was born and does not know how to survive in the wild areas of the seas.

When Mike finds out about the circumstances involving the dolphin, he tries to find it by himself. However, Mike gets his foot caught the deck of a mostly submerged boat, a dolphin that he has named Flipper comes to his rescue.

Flipper is a rogue dolphin that becomes a part of the research work the team is doing after he helps Mike get free of the submerged boat.

In episode two of the series Flipper finds a gold medallion that was on the floor of the sea near a sunken ship that contains a shipment of gold bullion. The gold is being salvaged by a team who does not have the salvage rights to the ship and when Doctor Ricks finds out what they are doing the salvage team hold's Mike and Maya hostage to try to keep Doctor Ricks from notifying the authorities.Flipper is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (164 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 1964.

Flipper is available for streaming on the MGM website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Flipper on demand at and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1964
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (2,232)