A hexed bowl of popcorn turns everyone visiting the Stevens' home into irresponsible homebodies.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Irwin Charone ...
Randolph Parkinson
Paul Smith ...
TV Man
Mrs. Lucille Dumont
Mrs. Sarah Albright
Queenie Leonard ...
Mrs. Mary Wheeler
Edith Sills ...
Secretary (as Edythe Sills)


The latest diatribe Endora rails against Darrin to Samantha is that she believes he, like all mortal men, enjoys wallowing in the drudgery of work, as work is how mortal men identify themselves. Otherwise, mortal men would be like little children with nothing to do. To prove her point, Endora, without telling either Samantha or Darrin, places a spell on a bowl of popcorn. Anyone who eats the popcorn will forget all about work. It works as Darrin, after eating the popcorn, decides to stay home from work this day, which doesn't bother Samantha in the slightest. However, as more and more men stop by the house and eat the popcorn, the Stephens residence becomes one giant man cave. Having the disruptive group of men around is not good timing for Samantha as she has just volunteered to do some fundraising work with some officious neighborhood women who are meeting at the house. Darrin and his fun loving compatriots threaten Samantha's good standing among the neighborhood women. But when ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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24 November 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title refers to the Greek tragedy by Sophocles about Oedipus the King. See more »


Towards the end of the episode, Sam takes the bowl of popcorn in to let the ladies have some. Then, after the men raise all the money needed for the playground equipment, the popcorn is still on the card table. Sam goes into the kitchen to have her mother take the spell off the popcorn and the full bowl of popcorn is sitting on the kitchen table. Then it is mostly empty back on the card table, then full again in the kitchen. See more »

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