Bewitched (1964–1972)
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Long Live the Queen 

Samantha is elected Queen of the Witches which causes problems with Darrin's marriage and household.


William Asher


Ed Jurist, Sol Saks (created by)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora
J. Edward McKinley ... Mr. Rohrbach
Herbert Ellis Herbert Ellis ... Stranger (as Herb Ellis)
Paul Barselou Paul Barselou ... Bartender (as Paul Barselow)
Carl Princi Carl Princi ... Warlock Bird
Mary Foran Mary Foran ... Mother Witch
Ruth McDevitt ... Ticheba


Samantha is honored by the news that Ticheba, Queen of the Witches, is coming by for a visit, although she has no idea why Ticheba would want to see her. Upon her arrival, Ticheba tells Samantha that she is abdicating her throne, and that Samantha has been chosen the new queen, the change to take place at a special witch's coven that evening. After an initial moment of surprise and honor, Samantha decides to turn the position down, if only because of Darrin. Samantha, however, is talked into at least speaking to Darrin about the issue. As Samantha expected, Darrin is less than enthusiastic, but Samantha is able to convince him if only because she likens it to being her destiny, which he is somewhat unable to prohibit. She further explains that she will perform whatever duties required after midnight so as it not interfering with her mortal life. Even with these stipulations, Darrin may not be able to handle being married to the queen, especially as her duties not only affect his ... Written by Huggo

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The scene where the chair knocks on the front door is run in reverse. This is noticed due to the pigeon walking backwards on the ground. See more »


Samantha Stephens: Oh, Darrin, I'm sorry.
Darrin Stephens: Sam, I want you to abdicate.
Samantha Stephens: What?
Darrin Stephens: I want you to quit!
Samantha Stephens: But I can't, I just took the oath of office!
Darrin Stephens: Okay, you said you couldn't refuse the crown, okay! You've been queen for a day, that's enough!
Samantha Stephens: No it isn't.
Darrin Stephens: I say it is!
Samantha Stephens: I have to serve for at least a year.
Darrin Stephens: You didn't tell me that!
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Nice Moroccan Clothing here
12 May 2020 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

What a disappointing first episode of the fourth season: the overacting is terrible, the story is way too simple and the jokes aren't funny anymore in the way they were in the first two seasons: so sad, really. Nice Moroccan clothing here, though.

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7 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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