Bewitched (1964–1972)

Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse 

After drinking a "The Heavenly Himalayana" at a Chinese restaurant, Sam loses her powers and stripes breakout on her face.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Samantha Stephens
... Darrin Stephens
... Endora (credit only)
... Larry Tate (credit only)
... Dr. Bombay
... Apothecary
... Aunt Hagatha
... Mr. Fong
... Fred
... Charlie
... Sergeant
... Nurse Often (as Suzanne Little)
... Do-Do Bird


Darrin and Samantha are out to dinner at the Chinese restaurant of a potential client, Mr. Fong, who serves them a special Asian-inspired cocktail he created. Among the many secret ingredients in the cocktail, the only one Mr. Fong will divulge to them is a Himalayan cinnamon stick. This potent potable is a little more potent to Samantha, who has an adverse effect from it, initially only a severe dizzy spell. It isn't until Darrin is able to get Samantha home that the other more visible symptoms appear: red stripes on her face, and a total loss of her witchcraft. Aunt Hagatha, who is babysitting, calls in Dr. Bombay, who is able to prescribe an antidote, which must be administered within eight hours or else the symptoms will take one year to wear off. Beyond the race against time, Samantha has other obstacles to overcome. First, the prescription has to be filled by the apothecary, the dirty old warlock with who Aunt Hagatha refuses to deal. Second, the antidote contains one difficult ... Written by Huggo

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18 March 1972 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Reta Shaw returns in this episode as Aunt Hagatha, having last played the role in Bewitched: Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things (1966). See more »

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