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

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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:
...  Samantha Stephens / ... 254 episodes, 1964-1972
...  Endora 254 episodes, 1964-1972
...  Larry Tate 191 episodes, 1964-1972
...  Darrin Stephens / ... 170 episodes, 1964-1969
...  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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Trivia

Of the 23 actors who appeared in 10 or more episodes, only two were alive at the 50th anniversary in 2014. They were Bernard Fox (Dr. Bombay), who was 87 at the time and also holds the record of enjoying the greatest longevity of any of those actors. The other was Erin Murphy (Tabitha) who was 50. She was born in 1964, the same year the show debuted. UPDATE: Bernard Fox died at age 89 on December 14, 2016. See more »

Goofs

Despite the Boston 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 »

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Samantha: Gladys, what are you doing?
Gladys Kravitz: I came over for a snoop, uh, a scoop of sugar. I hope I'm not disturbing you.
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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 »

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Referenced in 73 Questions: 73 Questions with Nicole Kidman (2015) See more »

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by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
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I dreamed of Samantha
15 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

`Bewitched' is one of my favorite shows of all time. `I Dream of Jeannie' did indeed have its moments, but I truly dreamed of Samantha! `Bewitched' offered lighthearted comedy while staying true to the `escapist' themes of the 1960s. Additionally, it was well written, and one of the few shows able to work seamlessly through numerous cast changes.

Elizabeth Montgomery WAS Samantha. No one will ever take her place. She was stunningly beautiful, creative, talented, and convincing in her role. Personally, I don't think she knew how great she really was as an actress. Likewise, Dick York WAS Darrin (yeah, I like 'em neurotic). The chemistry between York and Agnes Moorehead was one of a kind - and the chemistry between Montgomery and York was quite memorable, too. All three were at the top of their game in my two favorite episodes, `Double, Double, Toil and Trouble' and `If They Never Met.' Don't get me wrong, though - Dick Sargent deserves a lot of credit for coming in and taking over a role that had tough shoes to fill. In addition, Paul Lynde also offered some memorable moments - it would be a crime not to acknowledge his contribution to the show.

I have no doubt that I'll be `bewitched' for the rest of my life. We miss you, Liz!


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