A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

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Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Montgomery ...  Samantha Stephens / ... 254 episodes, 1964-1972
Agnes Moorehead ...  Endora 254 episodes, 1964-1972
David White ...  Larry Tate 191 episodes, 1964-1972
Dick York ...  Darrin Stephens / ... 170 episodes, 1964-1969
Erin Murphy ...  Tabitha Stephens / ... 103 episodes, 1966-1972
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Darrin and Samantha Stephens are a young, bi-species married couple: he's a mortal human being, she's a witch, something which she does not divulge to him until after their wedding. Darrin just wants them to live a simple, mortal life, to which Samantha agrees, meaning no witchcraft and no telling any of their mortal friends and relatives of her being a witch. However, that no witchcraft vow is difficult to maintain if only because of Samantha wanting or needing to use it to get out of one scrape or another, and her relatives, especially her mother Endora, the most constant thorn in Darrin's side, against the marriage and the idea of denying Samantha's heritage as a witch. Mortals in their lives also add to their complicated lives: Darrin's friend and spendthrift boss, Larry Tate of McMann and Tate Advertising, who always wants Darrin to do all the work while the company gets all the glory and money; their nosy neighbors, the Kravitzes, Glady Kravitz who always arrives at the most ... Written by Huggo

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English

Release Date:

17 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witch of Westport See more »

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(254 episodes)

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Mono

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Black and White (1964-1966)| Color (1966-1972)

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4:3
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Trivia

Although Gladys Kravitz was a relatively minor character on the show, the role was memorable enough that the term "Gladys Kravitz" entered the American lexicon, and is commonly used as a synonym for a nosy neighbor or colleague. See more »

Goofs

The Astroturf lawn in the rear of the Stephen's home is also the green "carpet" shown inside the home. This is most apparent when there are shots of characters exiting or entering the home through the rear sliding glass door. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: [to her mother] You know, this has been the strangest morning. First Darrin starts asking ridiculous questions and then you pop in like Lady Macbeth doing the neglected mother bit.
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Crazy Credits

Whenever Samantha's cousin Serena appeared on the show, the credits for the episode listed the actress as "Pandora Spocks". This was Elizabeth Montgomery's idea as an inside joke. Elizabeth Montgomery played Serena. See more »

Alternate Versions

During the first season, episodes featured a longer version of the familiar opening credits that incorporated a promotion for series sponsor Chevrolet (including an extra piece of animation showing Samantha and Darren riding a broomstick). This opening was replaced by a standardized opening for syndication. The DVD release of season 1 uses the syndicated version of the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Roswell: The End of the World (2000) See more »

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A Delightful Magical Journey to My Childhood
10 September 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The young executive of an advertisement agency, Darrin Stephens (Dick York) marries a beautiful woman, Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery). In their honeymoon, Sam discloses a secret to him: she is a witch with magic powers. He makes she promises him that she will live like a mortal, without using witchcraft and spells in their lives, but sometime she uses her magic to help Darrin and herself. Sam's mother, Endora (Agnes Moorehead) does not accept her mortal son-in-law, hates him and hardly can speak his name correctly. In the suburb of Morning Glory Circle, where they live, their snoopy next-door neighbor Gladys Kravitz (Alice Pearce) suspects of Samantha, but can never prove the weird situations she sees to her husband Abner Kravitz (George Tobias). Darrin works in the McMahon and Tate with Larry Tate (David White), who is married with Louise Tate. Samantha frequently receives her witches' aunts in her house, specially her sweet elder Aunt Clara.

With these simple elements, but in great stories, "Bewitched" is certainly one of the best feel-good shows of television ever. When I was a kid, I loved this series. Last month, Sony released a colorized four DVDs box with the complete first season (36 episodes) in Brazil. It is amazing how perfect the colors are. With the exception of Stephens' blue car that changes the tonality in accordance with the episode, the rest is amazingly perfect. There is the participation of the famous guest stars, such as Adam "Batman" West (episode 13), Billy "Lost in Space" Mumy (episode 15), June "Lost in Space" Lockhart (Episode 6) among others. We can see the back of Rachel Welch in the role of a stewardess in episode 8. Yesterday I saw the last episode, and I am anxiously waiting for the next season of this delightful magical journey to my childhood. My vote for the whole season is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Feiticeira" (The Sorceress")


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