Bewitched (1964–1972)

Open the Door, Witchcraft 

Trouble brews between Samantha and Darrin over an automatic garage door opener.


William Asher


Ruth Brooks Flippen, Sol Saks (created by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora
George Tobias ... Abner Kravitz
Alice Pearce ... Gladys Kravitz
Hal Bokar Hal Bokar ... Noel
Baynes Barron ... Max
Eddie Hanley Eddie Hanley ... Salesman


Darrin feels they have no other option but to purchase a newfangled electronic garage door opener when Gladys Kravitz witnesses Samantha opening their manual garage door using witchcraft. But because of an installation problem, the electronic garage door seems to have a mind of its own, opening and closing at will (but which is really affected by radio waves from aircraft passing over their house). When Samantha finds out that her mother is not behind the garage door's problems, she can't come up with a plausible explanation besides the door being faulty. Darrin, on the other hand, doesn't believe Samantha, as he believes her "lies" about the door are so they can return it and use the money for other purposes. Darrin's belief places a wedge between himself and Samantha. The malfunctioning door and the nosy Kravitz's may affect how this issue is resolved in the Stephens household. Written by Huggo

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8 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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The title is an allusion to the black vaudeville routine (then a song with a musical riff by Jack McVea) "Open the Door, Richard". See more »


Gladys Kravitz: [Samantha twitches her nose to open her garage door] Abner, did you see that? She opened the garage door.
Abner Kravitz: So what do you want me to do? Applaud?
Gladys Kravitz: No, no, she opened it, no hands, nothing! She just sat there!
Abner Kravitz: Why don't you stop. They probably got an electric door like they demonstrated down at the market.
Gladys Kravitz: I don't believe it. She opens doors without electricity. Somebody ought to tell the electric company. They're loosing a bundle.
Abner Kravitz: I'm loosing a bundle on you. I have to pay for a glass door. Eye ...
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