On her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman finds out that she is a witch. However, instead of helping her, it actually makes life more difficult, especially after she gets on the wrong side of head cheerleader, Libby.



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Cassandra (as Deborah Harry)
Melissa Murray ...
Bridget Flanery ...
Renn Woods ...
Mrs. Hecht (as Ren Woods)


On her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman is informed by her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, that she, along with everybody on her father's side of the family, is a witch. However, Sabrina doesn't believe that she has magical powers until she unintentionally turns the head cheerleader at school into a pineapple. Written by fallgeek

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy





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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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It is said that it is Sabrina's 16th birthday. It is also said that she is starting High School as a Freshman that day. In the show both of these facts are true, but in reality most people are Juniors and at their third year of High School at 16 or 17, and Freshman start their first year at High School they are 14 or 15. See more »


Sabrina: So what are you saying? That I'm not who I think I am? You're not who I think you are? And my father lives in a book?
Hilda: [scoffs] Finally, she gets it!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


Sabrina the Teenage Witch Theme
Written by: Danny Lux
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The First Episode...
18 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this episode. I can't believe it took me so long to watch Sabrina. It's everything I love about TV shows. Teens, witchcraft, funny family members, talking animals, although that happens a lot less in real life TV shows, as opposed to cartoons.

In this episode, Sabrina Spellman turns sixteen years old and her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, finally tell her that she's a witch. She also finds out that her cat, Salem, can talk, and is also a witch. She's doesn't believe at first, but then thinks that it will make life easier, but when she realizes that it's a lot of hard work, that's when she becomes unhappy. Especially when she turns her arch rival, Libby, into a pineapple.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Great.

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