It's Darrin's birthday. Maurice, who has come to appreciate Darrin if only because he makes Samantha happy, comes by for an unexpected visit to wish Darrin a happy birthday and to give him a birthday present: a perpetual calendar that allows Darrin to have powers of witchcraft. After Darrin declines the gift, an incensed Maurice accuses Darrin figuratively of being a jackass. So Maurice literally turns Darrin into a jackass. Beyond the issue of Samantha trying to get her father to turn Darrin back into a human, other problems arise in the forms of nosy Gladys Kravitz, who sees the jackass and does what she believes is her neighborhood and public duty to get rid of it, and Maurice himself, who may not be able to reverse the spell as easy as it was to perform the spell in the first place. Written by
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With Dick York
's medical incident, this show was edited to rework the plot to involve the "jackass" animal to be a major part of the show. Dick York
as Darrin has limited air time and hardly moves from one position in his scenes and appears to have a haggard look and pained expression. See more
A jackass and a mule are two different breeds. The definitions are as follows: (1) Jackass: a donkey ; especially : a male donkey. (2) Mule: a hybrid between a horse and a donkey ; especially the offspring of a male donkey and a mare. See more
Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle See more