Bewitched (1964–1972)

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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

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 Samantha Stephens / ... (254 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Endora (254 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Larry Tate (191 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Darrin Stephens / ... (170 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Tabitha Stephens / ... (103 episodes, 1966-1972)
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The young executive of an advertisement agency, Darrin Stephens marries a beautiful woman, Samantha Stephens. On their honeymoon, Sam discloses a secret to him: she is a witch with magic powers. He makes her promise him that she will live like a mortal, without using witchcraft and spells in their lives, but sometimes she uses her magic to help Darrin and herself. Sam's mother, Endora does not accept her mortal son-in-law, hates him and can hardly say his name correctly. In the suburb of Westport, Connecticut in the street of Morning Glory Circle, where they live, their curious next-door neighbor Gladys Kravitz suspect Samantha, but can never prove the weird situations she sees to her husband Abner Kravitz. Darrin works in the McMahon and Tate ad agency with Larry Tate, who is married to Louise Tate. Samantha frequently receives her witch aunts in her house, specially her sweet old Aunt Clara. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From January 1984 until January 1991, the DFS Program Exchange (a division of the Dancer Fitzgerald Sample advertising agency) syndicated "Bewitched," as well as such other classic Columbia Pictures Television shows as "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Partridge Family." Many fans wondered why DFS omitted syndicating the first two black-and-white seasons of "Bewitched" (and the early black-and-white episodes of "I Dream of Jeannie"); DFS claimed this was "basically because studies show that the majority of viewers would rather watch color programming" (this was during the height of the colorization craze in the mid-1980s). This obviously perturbed said fans of "Bewitched," rightfully citing unbridled, out-and-out *censorship,* and eventually Columbia Pictures Entertainment got word of how DFS was treating the distribution of Columbia's best-known TV property. As the result of that outcry, DFS - which by this time officially changed its name to simply The Program Exchange after DFS was purchased by rival advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi North America, Inc. - re-released the black-and-white episodes of "Bewitched" from September 1989 until January 1991, at which time Sony Pictures Entertainment - which owned Columbia Pictures for a little over a year - re-assumed syndication of "Bewitched," "I Dream of Jeannie," etc. Sony Pictures Television *still* syndicates *every single* episode of "Bewitched" - both black-and-white *and* color - to this day. See more »

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In the episode with Leonardo DaVinci, he tries out a revolving door. The actor's hands can be seen going right through the "glass" in the one of the doors - then the actor quickly fixes his hands so it looks like there is glass in the door. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: Now when it comes to Santa Claus, most mortals don't believe he exists... just like they don't believe in witches.
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Crazy Credits

Whenever Samantha's cousin Serena appeared on the show, the credits for the episode listed the actress as "Pandora Spocks". This was Elizabeth Montgomery's idea as an inside joke. Elizabeth Montgomery played Serena. See more »

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What a great show!
2 February 2002 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

When I was a little girl I loved watching Bewitched. It was such a great show and the thought of someone having them powers was so exciting. Like many other people I also liked Jeannie, but not as much as Bewitched. Because Samantha was married and had children, and she seemed so in love with Darrin, she really tried so hard not to use her powers out of love for Darrin, but of course she couldnt help it once in a while, when all of her relatives would always do something to get her or Darrin into trouble specilly Endora, I really liked her. She was such an evil mother in law, but arent they all? ha ha ha. And what about Aunt Clara, the poor thing never got a trick right. And Esmeralda, Dr. Bombay, Cousin Serena, Aunt Hagatha, Maurice, Uncle Arthur was such a clown, and all the others who just pop in and out with out an invitation, is a surprise Darrin didnt run away LOL

All of the actors who played on this show did a great job, for a show that was from the 60s it sure had some great scenes, all that magic it was just so much fun to watch, I think we all wished Samantha was our mom, the things she could have done for us. I am an adult with children who learned to like the show also, and is too bad they took the re runs off the air. Shows like that can go on for ever and you never get tired of watching them. Elizabeth, Dick, Agnes and all the others you will be missed. :(


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