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

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Sol Saks
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Darrin (Dick York/Dick Sargent) and Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) 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 (Agnes Moorehead), 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 (David White) of McMann and Tate Advertising, who always wants Darrin to do all the work while the company gets all the glory and money; their... Written by Huggo

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The French title translation is "Ma sorcière bien-aimée", which means "My Beloved Witch". The title appeared in French, embedded in the opening cartoon. See more »

Goofs

Despite the Connecticut setting of the series, it's clear from the vegetation in outside scenes that the filming location is in the Western United States. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: I'm not a bad witch! I'm a good witch!
Darrin Stephens: Her mother's a bad witch.
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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 Dark Shadows: Episode #1.128 (1966) See more »

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(title song)
by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
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It is a crime that they stopped airing reruns
15 October 2000 | by White DolphinSee all my reviews

As I said, it's a crime that they stopped airing reruns (at least where I live). I remember being a kid and every night I would watch a double-bill of two wonderful magical (literally) programs on Nickelodeon- I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. I always liked Bewitched a bit more for reasons I can't explain. Bewitched never quite got laughs out of me the way Seinfeld and Friends do but it is still a very cute television show that I will always love. Elizabeth Montgomery (who unfortunately passed away at a rather young age in 1995) plays the part of Samantha (and she plays it very well, as all the actors on this show, who unfortunately also all died before the millenium- besides the Tabitha and Adam twins), a witch married to a mortal husband in the advertising biz. Her husband, Darrin hates her mother, Endora who hates him just as much- but has an advantage, if he p****s her off she can always turn him into a frog or a doormat or send him off to Iraq. The characters also include a nosy neighbor who is sure of Samantha's powers but no one will believe her (not even her husband), Darrin's advertising boss, Larry Tate (who fires and re-hires Darrin quite oftenly), Samantha's evil twin sister (also played by Montgomery) and Samantha's very clumsy aunt who couldn't turn a man into a frog if he were green and lived in a pond. All in all Bewitched is a very delightful show and I miss it so much!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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

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4:3
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