Bewitched (1964–1972)
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The Witches Are Out 

Samantha doesn't want Darrin's client to use an ugly old witch in his ad campaign.

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Endora (credit only)
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Bertha
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It's the Halloween season. Samantha is visited by her fellow witches, Bertha, Mary and her aged Aunt Clara - the latter whose adeptness at witchcraft has seen better days - who want to address the issue of the North American stereotype of witches being ugly old hags, especially prevalent during Halloween, head on. They want Samantha's advice about what they can or should do to promote that witches are beautiful and lovely people. Samantha believes that Darrin is the perfect person to help them, as he is in advertising, and he knows that that stereotype is false. What Samantha is initially unaware of is that Darrin has been asked by one of his clients, Mr. Brinkman, to perpetuate that stereotype in a new advertising campaign. When Darrin learns of Samantha's opposition to him helping Mr. Brinkman perpetuate that stereotype, Darrin has to decide if the wants of his client or loyalty to his wife on this issue is more important. Samantha and her fellow witches may also take the matter of ... Written by Huggo

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29 October 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

One of the very few times a witch's name doesn't end in the letter "a" with the character "Mary." See more »

Goofs

Samantha says her mother, Endora, gets so upset over Halloween each year that she flies to the South of France "til it all blows over." In a later episode, however, Samantha (and Darrin, by proxy) are invited to Endora's "annual" Halloween bash. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bertha: My those cookies smell scrumptious, Samantha.
Samantha Stephens: Oh, thank you, Bertha.
Bertha: You must give me the recipe.
Mary: Bertha won the pie-baking contest at the fair this year. Didn't you, Bertha?
Bertha: Well, it was my turn.
Samantha Stephens: Now, who'd like milk with their tea?
Bertha: You've done enough, dear. You come right over here and sit down, we'll take care of it ourselves. Zolda prankin coped glum.
Mary: Zolda prankin coped glum.
Samantha Stephens: I'm trying to give it up.
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Crazy Credits

Agnes Moorehead receives screen credit both in the opening and closing credits, but does not appear in the episode. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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