While Samantha is preparing the meal for a dinner party for Larry and Louise, Uncle Arthur drops by. As he is the direct cause for the dessert being ruined, he decides to zap another one up for her. What he decides upon are Napoleons. Inadvertently, what Uncle Arthur zaps up is the actual Napoleon Bonaparte. The first problem is that Uncle Arthur can't for whatever reason zap him back, meaning that Napoleon will have to stay at least for dinner and until Uncle Arthur can figure out what he's doing wrong. Samantha is able to convince Napoleon to promise not to tell Larry and Louise who he really is, and pretend to be Henri, her visiting cousin from Paris. But further problems arise when Larry, believing Henri looks like Napoleon, wants to use him for an advertising campaign for one of their clients. And that problem is compounded by Napoleon, who decides to work off his own ulterior motives as a misplaced Emperor in the twentieth century.
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This episode was originally written with Aunt Clara in Uncle Arthur's part but was rewritten following Marion Lorne's passing. See more
In this episode where Uncle Arthur conjures up Napoleon Bonaparte by mistake, he also threatens to turn Darrin into a mini Eiffel Tower. Napoleon replies "I'd like to see that", but in fact he could not know what the Eiffel Tower was as it only began construction 66 years after his death. See more
(uncredited) Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle See more