Bewitched (1964–1972)

Naming Samantha's New Baby 

Angry that the new male child is not named after him, Maurice zaps Darrin into the mirror until the situation is corrected to his satisfaction. The child is finally named Adam.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Larry Tate (credit only)


Samantha and Darrin learn from Endora that the imminent arrival of Darrin's parents to visit with the new baby - who they've decided to name Frank Maurice Stephens after the two grandfathers - will coincide with a visit from Samantha's father, who will not take too kindly to the baby not having the first name Maurice. Indeed, Maurice, upon his arrival, shows his obvious anger about the situation, which he wants to discuss with Samantha and Darrin alone without the senior Stephens present, a task he is able to accomplish with a little witchcraft. Maurice does whatever required to get Samantha and Darrin to change the baby's name to Maurice, including some witchcraft strongarming, with Darrin still refusing to be bullied into Maurice's wants. So Maurice decides a better tact may be to speak to Mr. Stephens Sr. about the situation grandfather to grandfather. Throughout the negotiations, Samantha may have some ideas of her own to break the impasse, with Mrs. Stephens Sr. being the ... Written by Huggo

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23 October 1969 (USA)  »

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Only members of the family are present is this episode. See more »


When Frank and Phyllis Stephens are driving home in their car, there are mature palm trees lining the street along which they are driving. These types of palms would not grow as street trees in New York, where the characters live. See more »


Samantha Stephens: Actually, as long as we don't have to name the baby Frank, there is a name I'm very fond of; Adam.
Maurice: That was my great-grandfather's name.
Darrin Stephens: Adam was your great-grandfather?
Maurice: Not THAT Adam.
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