Bewitched (1964–1972)
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The Witches Are Out 

Samantha doesn't want Darrin's client to use an ugly old witch in his ad campaign.


William Asher


Bernard Slade, Sol Saks (created by)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora (credit only)
Reta Shaw ... Bertha
Madge Blake ... Mary
Jacques Roux Jacques Roux ... Foreign Legion Officer
David White ... Larry Tate
Shelley Berman ... Mr. Brinkman
Marion Lorne ... Aunt Clara


It's the Halloween season. Samantha is visited by her fellow witches, Bertha, Mary and her aged Aunt Clara - the latter whose adeptness at witchcraft has seen better days - who want to address the issue of the North American stereotype of witches being ugly old hags, especially prevalent during Halloween, head on. They want Samantha's advice about what they can or should do to promote that witches are beautiful and lovely people. Samantha believes that Darrin is the perfect person to help them, as he is in advertising, and he knows that that stereotype is false. What Samantha is initially unaware of is that Darrin has been asked by one of his clients, Mr. Brinkman, to perpetuate that stereotype in a new advertising campaign. When Darrin learns of Samantha's opposition to him helping Mr. Brinkman perpetuate that stereotype, Darrin has to decide if the wants of his client or loyalty to his wife on this issue is more important. Samantha and her fellow witches may also take the matter of ... Written by Huggo

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One of the very few times a witch's name doesn't end in the letter "a" with the character "Mary." See more »


One of the witches in this episode is "Mary", a contradiction to Asher's direction that all witches names end in "A". See more »


[first lines]
Bertha: My those cookies smell scrumptious, Samantha.
Samantha Stephens: Oh, thank you, Bertha.
Bertha: You must give me the recipe.
Mary: Bertha won the pie-baking contest at the fair this year. Didn't you, Bertha?
Bertha: Well, it was my turn.
Samantha Stephens: Now, who'd like milk with their tea?
Bertha: You've done enough, dear. You come right over here and sit down, we'll take care of it ourselves. Zolda prankin coped glum.
Mary: Zolda prankin coped glum.
Samantha Stephens: I'm trying to give it up.
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Crazy Credits

Agnes Moorehead receives screen credit both in the opening and closing credits, but does not appear in the episode. See more »

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Also shown in computer colorized version. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Funny and it has a lesson that we should learn.
26 October 2019 | by silvermistvioSee all my reviews

One paragraph plot summary : Sam's friends are visiting Sam and they are talking about correcting people's view on witches. Sam gives the idea of having Darrin to help them. Meanwhile, Darrin in his company, he has to create ideas for Halloween. His client, Mr. Brickman wants to have witches on the poster. His idea of witches is that they have long noses and ugly green faces. When Darrin gets home, Samantha talks about it, but before she talks the main point, she finds out about Darrin's drawing on witches. Sam talks about her feeling on mortal people's thoughts on witches. At the end, Darrin's gave up and destroys his drawing. The next day, Darrin convinces Mr. Brickman that witches look pretty and they don't have long noses and ugly green faces. But Mr. Brickman doesn't like the idea of Darrin. So, Darrin is about to lose his job. When Samantha knows about it, she tries to fix it along with her friends. That night, they go to Mr. Brickman's home and gives a lesson to him, so that he could have the same feeling of what they had. Mr. Brickman realises the feeling of having long noses and ugly green faces, so, he accepts Darrin's idea. With the idea of Darrin, the sales increased and everything is better than before, thanks to Samantha.

Episode 7 is a great episode. It's kind of funny and it shows people should do what is right and should take the other people's feelings into account. Samantha is so smart and also, I love to see the magic they use. Aunt Clara is indeed useless old woman, but because of her, I feel like this episode becomes better than previous ones. Because of her, this episode becomes funnier. At the same time, it's so sad to see Samantha gives up her magic and ability to know things in advance. If she uses her abilities, it'd be better than now.

Overall is that this episode is a great episode and I've totally enjoyed it. Bewitched episodes are very good and I'm totally loving the show.

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29 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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