Bewitched (1964–1972)
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It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog 

After Darrin's client makes a pass at Samantha, she turns him into a dog and then loses him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Babs Livingston
Monroe Arnold ...
Dr. Jason
Karl Lukas ...
1st Policeman
Irene Vernon ...
Rex Barker


Rex Barker, a maker of baby food, is a potential client for the ad agency. Larry Tate and Darrin Stephens hope to win him over at the Stephens' dinner party, but Mr. Barker is interested only in Darrin's wife, Samantha, who does her best to resist his advances. Unfortunately, Barker manages to get her alone out in the gazebo and corners her. Sam is forced to take drastic action: she turns Mr. Barker into a small dog. When the dinner party is over, Darrin is furious to learn that the pesky pooch that has suddenly shown up out of nowhere is the baby food man with the half-million dollar account. He refuses to believe Sam's explanation about what happened and demands that she change him back. Sam angrily refuses and throws Darrin out of the bedroom. Samantha's mother, Endora, could not be more pleased and hopes this marital spat spells doom for her daughter's marriage with a mortal. Written by J. Spurlin

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1 October 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rex Barker (played by Jack Warden) tells Samantha, "I don't drink anymore. Of course, I don't drink any less, either!" This same line was delivered 31 years later in the movie "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) by Glynis Johns at the Callaghans' Christmas party while Jack Warden was seated next to her. See more »


When Samantha chases the dog, she goes between shots from her suburban neighborhood to a clearly urban alleyway. See more »


[first lines]
Endora: Did I startle you, darling? Try a touch of bay leaf from India.
Samantha: Have you ever thought of calling before you drop in, like other people?
Endora: I'm not like other people, Samantha. Neither are you. So will you please kindly tell me why you are wearing yourself out?
Samantha: Because Mr. McMann and Mr. Tate thought it'd be nice to have Mr. Barker here for dinner tonight.
Endora: Well, why don't they have him to dinner?
Samantha: Because he's Darrin's account. Now, if you'll excuse me, I am very busy.
Endora: There's an easier...
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References It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946) See more »

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