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 laugh track is not present on the sound mixes for most non-English dubs of this show. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Samantha says, "Aunt Clara," she pronounces "aunt" like "ant." However, on more than one occasion, Samantha pronounces "aunt" like "ont," when referring to Aunt Hagatha and Aunt Enchantra. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Arthur: [to Endora] When I think of you as a blood relative, I long for a transfusion.
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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

Colorized versions of the black and white episodes have been syndicated. When the first DVDs were released in 2005, both black and white and color versions of the DVDs were available. See more »

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Referenced in The King of Queens: Class Struggle (2000) See more »

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(title song)
by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
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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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Release Date:

17 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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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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