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"Bewitched" I, Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha (TV Episode 1964) Poster

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Elizabeth Montgomery was pregnant during production of the pilot, requiring some scenes to be carefully filmed in order to conceal her condition.
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Actor Dick York breaks the fourth wall during the episode, directly addressing the audience midway through the episode.
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Rehearsals for the pilot were supposed to begin November 22, 1963. However, the rehearsal was postponed because of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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A sub-plot in I Married a Witch (1942) became the sub-plot of this "Bewitched" pilot episode, in which Darrin's former fiancee appears, played by Nancy Kovack. In "I Married a Witch," the fiancee was portrayed by Susan Hayward.
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There were some protests when the show was about to premier from people who thought that it was going to promote devil worship.
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In the original draft of the pilot, Samantha was named Cassandra.
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In the original script, Darrin's last name was Douglas, and Endora was called simply, "Mother".
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The role of Samantha was originally offered to Tammy Grimes.
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This was repeated on ABC on December 31, 1964 to celebrate New Years Eve.
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The title comes from the traditional Christian wedding vows: I, Darrin, take thee, Samantha, as my lawfully wedded wife.
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