Bewitched: Season 1, Episode 2

Be It Ever So Mortgaged (24 Sep. 1964)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Darrin and Samantha find their dream house and immediately arouse the suspicions of snooping neighbor Gladys Kravitz.



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Despite it being a stretch on his and Samantha's finances, Darrin finds a house for them to purchase, which irks Endora, who doesn't understand why Samantha would agree to such Earthly confines. Regardless, on Samantha's urging, Endora accompanies her to view the house, which is unfurnished, and as it is newly built, the property is not landscaped. Endora sees the situation as being drab, while Samantha sees it as a blank canvass upon which she and Darrin, using their hard earned mortal cash, can buy the necessary furniture and seeds/plants to make the house their home. But that doesn't stop both Samantha and Endora using a little witchcraft to experiment with both exterior and interior design options. Their witchcraft causes a bit of an issue with Samantha and Darrin's potential neighbor, the busybody Gladys Kravitz, who sees a landscaped yard and furnished interior, and then not. Written by Huggo

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24 September 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The allusion in the title refers to "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home", a line taken from traditional American song by John Howard Payne using an English tune adapted from the Italian opera "Clari, Maid of Milan." See more »


When Gladys first looks into the window to get a glimpse of Samantha's actions, a large wooden support beam is visible across the top of the window, revealing that the "house" is just an exterior. See more »


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Narrator: Here you see the average, normal, suburban housewife in one of her daily routine tasks: Preparing breakfast for her husband. With a modern kitchen and all conveniences at her disposal, the capable housewife moves efficiently through her tasks. Of course, sometimes there are problems, especially if your husband expects breakfast ready before he goes to work. But that's no problem for the average, normal suburban housewife, if she happens to be a witch.
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