Sabrina, bored with her life, opens a magical can of worms which instantly transforms Sabrina's life into a dramatic soap opera. However, things don't go exactly as the teen witch originally planned,...
Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart), a perfectly normal sixteen-year-old, is informed by her aunts, Hilda (Caroline Rhea) and Zelda (Beth Broderick), that she (and they, and her whole family on her father's side) are witches. She lives with them in Massachusetts while preparing to receive her witch's license. Along the way, she gets into many scrapes while figuring out how certain spells work. She also has to keep the secret from her boyfriend, Harvey (Nate Richert), friends Jenny (Michelle Beaudoin), and later Valerie (Lindsay Sloane), stuck-up nemesis Libby (Jenna Leigh Green), and the ever-suspicious Principal Willard Kraft (Martin Mull).
Penn Jillette played Drell, the head of the Witches Council, who's magical. Jillette, in real life, is one half of the magic performing duo Penn & Teller. In the episode in which he appeared, Teller is seated next to him, but due to his silent role in all performances, he didn't speak in the episode. See more »
Throughout out the series, it's clear that many of the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers (or young people) themselves someone they can look up to. See more »
[speaking to a dog - subtitles appear at the bottom of the screen which read; go get me the meat of the...]
Woof woof woof woof woof woof woof, oh shoot i forgot the word for floor, oh yeah, woof
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In the first three seasons of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", Sabrina appears in differing clothing, and quotes a quick one-liner based on the subject of her clothing. See more »
There are also two endings to the pilot episode. The first one Salem tells Sabrina how to use magic to get a glass of milk and on the second one Salem tries to tell the audience that they are under his control, but leaves when he hears a can opener. "Please be tuna." "Please be tuna." See more »
You know, it really is time to do something about that title.
Now in its sixth season (and a success on both Nickelodeon UK and ITV, though even its biggest fans must wonder how the latter managed to go head-to-head with "The Simpsons" on BBC1 and beat it in the ratings), it's fairly amusing, and the makers had the basic right idea in letting Sabrina go on to college (life moves on even for TV characters). Although Salem still gets most of the real laughs, and the supporting cast of people from other sitcoms (David Lascher from "Blossom," Elisa Donovan from "Clueless," Trevor Lissauer from the awful "Running the Halls," and of course Punky Brewster) seems out of place because of the familiarity.
But if the series started with Sabrina finding out on her 16th birthday that she's a witch, and this is six years later, then she can't be a teenager on the show any more than she is in real life (Melissa Joan Hart started playing Miss Spellman when she was 22, after four years playing explain-it-all Clarissa). If the new opening sequence doesn't suggest it's time to call the show "Sabrina" or something - and the American edition of "Maxim" didn't call MJH 'Sabrina the Increasingly Voluptuous Witch' for nothing - then nothing will.
Still, the "Bewitched" du jour is several cuts above those horrible NBC teen sitcoms, that's for sure.
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