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Series Description

The Bewitched TV show was a 30 minute fantasy/comedy series on ABC about a mortal man (Darrin Stevens) who falls in love with and marries a Witch (Samantha). His wife's family is very against the marriage and he suffers one headache after another dealing with them. How would you like to be turned into a mouse after a fight with an in-law? Or be forced to laugh at your boss because your mother-in-law thought you needed a better sense of humor? Darrin found out about Samantha's powers on their honeymoon. After the initial shock was over, he agreed to stick by the marriage only if Samantha promised to never use her powers again. She did promise, but it didn't last long! She had to reverse the spells her family put on Darrin, didn't she? And would you clean house all day long if you had magical powers? To spice things up a little (as if it wasn't already spicy enough), the couple had a baby (Tabitha) halfway through the second season. Many episodes were spent wondering whether Tabitha would be Witch or Mortal! Eventually we found her to be a Witch and later she got a little brother who was Mortal.

Bewitched Cast

Elizabeth Montgomery .... Samantha Stephens / Serena
Dick York .... Darrin Stephens (1964-68)
Dick Sargent .... Darrin Stephens (1969-72)
Agnes Moorehead .... Endora
David White .... Larry Tate
Mabel Albertson .... Phyllis Stephens
Maurice Evans .... Maurice
Bernard Fox .... Dr. Bombay
Alice Ghostley .... Esmeralda
Alice Pearce .... Gladys Kravitz (1964-66)
Sandra Gould .... Gladys Kravitz (1966-72)
David Lawrence .... Adam Stephens
Greg Lawrence .... Adam Stephens
Marion Lorne .... Aunt Clara
Paul Lynde .... Uncle Arthur
Diane Murphy .... Tabitha Stevens
Erin Murphy .... Tabitha Stevens
Roy Roberts .... Frank Stephens
Robert F. Simon .... Frank Stephens
Irene Vernon .... Louise Tate (1964-66)
Kasey Rogers .... Louise Tate (1966-72)
Kit Smythe .... Gertrude
George Tobias .... Abner Kravitz

Bewitched Trivia

The first two seasons of Bewitched were filmed in Black & White. All episodes thereafter were in color.

The TV show won 2 Emmy Awards:
In 1966,William Asher won for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy.
In 1968, Marion Lorne won for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy.

Who was Pandora Spocks?
Pandora Spocks was listed in the Bewitched credits as playing the role of Serena. Of course, Elizabeth Montgomery actually played both Samantha & Serena, but many people at the time believed that she had a "twin" or a "look alike"

Who Played Dr. Zaius in the Planet of the Apes Movies?
Maurice Evans who played Samantha's "daddy" on Bewitched was under all that ape makeup!

Where Did Aunt Esmeralda Get Her Name?
Alice Ghostley (Aunt Esmeralda) originally appeared in one of the Bewitched episodes titled, "Maid to Order" as the "ditsy" maid Naomi. In that same episode, she takes over for the Tates' sick maid and really messes up their dinner for clients. The Tates' sick maid's name was (you guessed it!) - Esmeralda!

In Which Episodes Did Samanta's lookalike cousin Serena Appear?
Serena appeared in 24 episodes of Bewitched. They were episode numbers 54, 112, 128, 142, 145, 155, 156, 160, 161, 165, 189, 192, 194, 196, 204, 205, 211, 217, 219, 222, 225, 231, 245 and 247.

Some Well Known Bewitched Guest Stars:

June Lockhart (Lassie & Lost in Space) in the Bewitched episode, "Little Pictures Have Big Ears"
Raquel Welch as a stewardess in "Witch or Wife"
Adam West (Batman) in "Love is Blind"
Willie Mays as himself in the Bewitched episode "Twitch or Treat"
Isabel Sanford (The Jeffersons) as Aunt Jenny in "Samantha Goes South For a Spell"
Tom Bosley (Happy Days) in "Samantha's Majic Mirror"
Cesar Romero in "Salem, Here We Come"
Will Geer (The Waltons) in "George Washington Zapped Here: Pts. 1 & 2"

Theme Song

Title: "Bewitched"

By: "Howard Greenfield" and "Jack Keller"

Bewitched, Bewitched,
You've got me in your spell.
Bewitched, Bewitched,
You know your craft so well.
Before I knew what I was doing,
I looked in your eyes.
That brand of woo you've been brewin',
Took me by surprise.

You witch, you witch,
One thing is for sure.
That stuff you pitch,
Just hasn't got a cure.
I never thought that I could be had,
But now I'm caught and I'm kinda glad to be Bewitched.

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