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Bewitched on DVD:

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Bewitched - The Complete Series

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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: September 17, 1964
Last Telecast: July 1, 1972

Sep 1964-Jan 1967, ABC Thu 9:00-9:30
Jan 1967-Sep 1971, ABC Thu 8:30-9:00
Sep 1971-Jan 1972, ABC Wed 8:00-8:30
Jan 1972-Jul 1972, ABC Sat 8:00-8:30

Total number of episodes: 252 (72 black and white, 180 color)


Cast:

Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens/Serena - Elizabeth Montgomery Photo Gallery
Dick York
as Darrin Stephens (1964-1969)
Dick Sargent
as Darrin Stephens (1969-1972)
Agnes Moorehead
as Endora
Maurice Evans
as Maurice (occasional)
David White
as Larry Tate
Irene Vernon
as Louise Tate (1964-1966)
Kasey Rogers
as Louise Tate (1966-1972)
Erin
and Diane Murphy as Tabitha Stephens (1966-1972)
David
and Greg Lawrence as Adam Stephens (1971-1972)
George Tobias
as Abner Kravitz
Alice Pearce
as Gladys Kravitz (1964-1966)
Sandra Gould
as Gladys Kravitz (1966-1972)
Marion Lorne
as Aunt Clara (1964-1968)
Paul Lynde
as Uncle Arthur (1965-1972) (occasional)
Alice Ghostley
as Esmerelda (1969-1972) (occasional)
Bernard Fox
as Dr. Bombay (1967-1972)
Mabel Albertson
as Phyllis Stephens
Roy Roberts
as Frank Stephens


Theme Songs:

Download the introduction from the first Bewitched episode
Download the Bewitched theme song from the first episode

Download the Bewitched ending theme song from the first episode
Download the Bewitched (1964) theme song
Download the Bewitched (1966?) theme song
Download the Bewitched (1968) theme song
Download the Bewitched (1969) theme song
Download the Bewitched opening transition (late 60's)
Download the Bewitched theme song in MIDI format
Download the Bewitched theme song in MP3 format

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 CD

Includes the Bewitched theme song - 65 total tv themes

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Video Clips:

Download the Bewitched opening theme credits (first season, black & white)
Download the Bewitched opening theme credits (first color opening)

Download the Bewitched opening theme credits (second color opening)
Download the Bewitched opening theme credits (with Dick Sargent)


Series Summary:

Bewitched cast

Bewitched was a comedy about an exceptionally pretty young witch named Samantha and her earnest attempts to abandon her witchcraft to please her mortal husband, Darrin. The couple was married on the first telecast, but that was the last "normal" event in their union. Samantha was continually tempted to use her witchly powers, invoked by a twitch of her nose, to get her way around the house. There was also a bevy of her relatives, none of whom wanted her to go straight; her mother Endora, her father Maurice, practical-joking Uncle Arthur, and forgetful Aunt Clara, witches and warlocks all. Esmerelda the housekeeper, who came along in 1969, was also a witch, but her powers were declining; a timid soul, she would away when spoken to harshly. Samantha's mischievous look-alike, cousin Serena, was also played by Miss Montgomery.

Also in the cast were Larry Tate, Darrin's long-suffering boss at the New York advertising agency of McMann and Tate, Larry's wife Louise, and the Stephens' easygoing but somewhat nosy neighbors, the Kravitzes.

Samantha's first child, Tabitha, was "born" on the telecast of January 13, 1966. The newborn infant was played briefly by identical twins Heidi and Laura Gentry and then by Tama and Julie Young; beginning in the fall of 1966, two-year-old Erin and Diane Murphy assumed the role (later it was played by Erin alone). A son, Adam, came along on the night of October 16, 1969, although he was not seen regularly until the 1971-1972 season.

Visitors to the Stephens household included Julius Caesar (summoned up by mistake when Samantha asked Esmerelda to make a Caesar salad), George Washington, and Henry VIII.

Bewitched was an imaginative and well-written show that earned several Emmys. Extremely popular, it was in fact the biggest hit series produced by the ABC network up to that time (it ranked number two among all programs on the air during its first season). Reruns have entertained viewers for many years, on the ABC weekday schedule from January 1968 to July 1973, on ABC's Saturday morning lineup from September 1971 to September 1973, and on local stations.

Elizabeth Montgomery, the star of the series, was in real life married to its producer/director, William Asher.

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Did You Know?

Alice Ghostley originally did not appear as Esmeralda but as maid Naomi who caused havoc at the Stephens'. In the same episode ("Maid To Order"), she is asked to help with a client dinner at the Tate's home because their own maid was ill that night. The name of the Tate's usual maid was Esmeralda!

'Montgomery, Elizabeth' played the roles of Samantha Stephens and her more free-spirited cousin Serena. However in the cast listing, the role of Serena was listed as being played by Pandora Spocks. Many viewers didn't realize this, and wrote "Pandora" fan mail. (Montgomery and Asher once left the set together, with Montgomery still wearing her Serena costume and makeup, and checked into a motel instead of going home.)

The show had an unusual amount of roles played by more than one person: two Darrins, two Gladys Kravitzes, two Louise Tates, two of Darrin's father. Dick York left the show in 1969 due to health problems; his role of Darrin was taken over by Dick Sargent. When Alice Pearce died, her role of Mrs. Kravitz was taken over by Sandra Gould.

During the first six years, practically every car in sight is a Chevrolet, because the car company was one of the show's original sponsors.

"Bewitched" aired from September 17, 1964 to July 1, 1972 on ABC for 254 episodes: 74 in black and white (1964-1966) and 180 in color (1966-1972). ABC broadcast reruns of the series weekday afternoons from Jan 1, 1968 to Sept. 1973. Simultaneously, Saturday morning repeats were transmitted over ABC starting in September 1971.

"Bewitched" had 4 different time periods during its 8-year run. It was seen from Sept. 17, 1964 to Jan. 5, 1967 on ABC Thursdays 9:00-9:30 p.m. Then ABC moved it back 30 minutes (Thursday 8:30-9:00 p.m.) where it remained from Jan. 12, 1967 to Sept. 9, 1971. Between Sept. 15, 1971 and Jan. 5, 1972, "Bewitched" was seen over ABC Wednesdays 8:00-8:30 p.m.; after which, it switched timeslots for the last time: Saturday 8:00-8:30 p.m., where it remained from Jan. 15 to July 1, 1972.

The April 4, 1968 episode "I Confess", was interrupted by ABC during its original airing for news coverage of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

"Bewitched"'s final first-run episode telecast was "The Truth, Nothing But The Truth, So Help Me, Sam" (3/25/1972); its final ABC primetime telecast of all was the 7/1/1972 repeat of "Adam, Warlock Or Washout" from 12/29/1971.

Many of the plots from earlier shows were repeated later.

Dick Sargent was William Asher's and 'Montgomery, Elizabeth' 's original choice for the role of Darren, but Sargent was under contract with Universal at the time, and could not commit to the series. Dick York was then hired, and Sargent replaced him when York left the series due to increasing back pain.

Montgomery did not actually twitch her nose to cause Samantha's magic to occur; she twitched her upper lip, causing her nose to follow.

Almost all of the female witches' character names end with the letter "a," including Samantha, Endora, Esmerelda, and Tabitha.

'Montgomery, Elizabeth' and William Asher were married during the run of the series. In one episode in 1969, a valentine with the pair's initials is seen on the wall of a baseball stadium. The last season was produced by "Ashmont," the company owner by the couple.

Bernard Slade, a director with the series, was married to 'Foster, Jill' , who played Darrin's secretary Betty from 1965-69.

Paul Lynde, who played Uncle Arthur, appeared in an earlier episode as a nervous driving instructor who teaches Samantha how to drive.

Two supporting actresses: Alice Pearce (Gladys) and Marion Lorne (Aunt Clara) both were awarded Emmys posthumously.

The show's now-famous animated opening credits were created by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

The role of Samantha was originally offered to Tammy Grimes.

'Helen Hunt' and Jodie Foster were once considered for the role of Tabitha.

The theme music to the show was a variation of the Chevrolet jingle, "See the USA in your Chevrolet". There would be a scene in the opening credits where Samantha's broom turns into the Chevrolet logo.

Jim Backus was the first choice to play Abner Kravitz, but turned it down, because he was already working on "Gilligan's Island" (1964).

Darrin graduated from the University of Missouri class of 1950.

Elizabeth Montgomery became pregnant on two occasions during the shows run and both were written into the show.

When it was quite clear Dick York could not continue with the series, William Asher considered canceling the show, not only because of York, but because he, and Elizabeth Montgomery were getting tired of doing it, and they wanted to move on. However, the ratings were still high enough at the time where the network wanted the show to go on. So, Dick Sargent was brought in to be Darren. However, there was still one problem; how to explain why Darren looks, and sounds different. Many people came up with different ideas, but William Asher thought the viewers understood this was an actor playing a roll, so he decided that the best explanation was no explanation.

'Bernard Fox' appeared earlier on the show as a witch-hunting anthropologist before taking on the role of Dr. Bombay.

The final black and white episode was "The Prodigy".

In the episode "Hippie, Hippie, Hooray", we see Larry and Louise Tate in their kitchen. It's Tony Nelson's kitchen from "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965).

Darrin and Samantha Stephens lived at 1164 Morning Glory Circle.

The exterior of the Kravitz house is the same exterior as used in "Partridge Family, The" (1970).

The Tates had a son named Jonathan that was a few months older than Tabitha, but was only seen occasionally.

During the hiatus between the 1968-1969 and 1969-1970 seasons, the network reran all fourteen episodes in which Dick York did not appear in hopes of making it easier for the fans of the show to accept Dick Sergeant as the new Darrin.

Samantha's maiden name was never revealed.

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Videos:

Bewitched - Collection

Bewitched - Collection

A collection of three tapes with episodes about Samantha, the good suburban witch-wife who casts spells with a twitch of her nose. Includes "Meet the Stephens," "Bewitching Spells," and "Queen of Witches Troubles."

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Bewitched 1 - Boxed Set (2 tapes)

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'Cuz It's Witchcraft

'Cuz It's Witchcraft

Magic and mayhem ensue in these two episodes about family life at the Stephens' house: "Nobody But a Frog Knows How to Live" and "Samantha's Wedding Present."

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It's All Relative

It's All Relative

Samantha tries to undo Endora's witchy mischief in three episodes from the classic comedy series: "My Friend Ben (Part I)," "Samantha for the Defense (Part 2)," and "Samantha's Good News."

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Meet the Stephens

Meet the Stephens

Two classic episodes about the nose-twitching witch, Samantha, and her attempts to live a life without magic. Includes the premiere episode, "I Darrin, Take This Witch Samantha," and "And Then There Were Three."

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The Generation Zap

The Generation Zap

Trouble brews for suburban witch Samantha in three episodes from the series: "No Zip in My Zap," the time-traveling "Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember," and "Allergic to Ancient Macedonian Dodo Birds."

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This Spells Trouble

This Spells Trouble

With a shake of her nose, Samantha the witch gets the laughs going in two episodes: "Long Live the Queen" and "It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House."

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A Bewitched Christmas (Volume 1)

A Bewitched Christmas (Volume 1)

Two hilarious episodes of the classic TV series "Bewitched" -- both set during the holiday season. In the first show, "Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here," Darrin is forced to work on Christmas Eve because of his new Scrooge-like client. Samantha, however, comes to the rescue and saves the holiday. Then, in "A Vision of Sugar Plums," an orphan comes to stay with Darrin and Samantha for Christmas. When the witch realizes that the child doesn't believe in Santa, she uses a little magic to change his perspective...

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A Bewitched Christmas (Volume 2)

A Bewitched Christmas (Volume 2)

Two more hilarious, Christmas-themed episodes of the classic TV series "Bewitched." In "Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays," Samantha and Esmeralda try to convince Tabitha's new chum, Sidney, that there really is a Kris Kringle. Then, in "Sisters at Heart," Tabitha and her buddy Lisa learn an important lesson on Christmas Eve: although their skin colors may be different, they still can have a lot in common.

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A Bewitched Halloween

A Bewitched Halloween

What could be more perfect than a witch on Halloween? And what witch could be better than Samantha Stevens, the magical star of the TV series "Bewitched?" Spend the spooky holiday with her, advertising exec husband Darren and Samantha's mischievous mother, Endora. In "The Witches Are Out," Darrin gets caught in the middle when he's asked to design a logo for a new Halloween treat. It seems the client would like to use the image of an ugly witch... and Sam's relatives will do anything to prevent that from happening. Samantha would like to join her family for a spooky, witchy Halloween celebration in "Trick or Treat." But Darin says no -- he wants her to host a business dinner instead...

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Books:

Bewitched Forever : The Immortal Companion to Television's Most Magical Supernatural Situation Comedy

Bewitched Forever : The Immortal Companion to Television's Most Magical Supernatural Situation Comedy

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The Bewitched Cookbook: Magic in the Kitchen

The Bewitched Cookbook : Magic in the Kitchen

Now fans of Bewitched can share the kitchen with "Louise Tate" (Casey Rogers), the boss's wife from the classic TV show. She conjures up some magic and delivers a delicious array of out-of-this-world recipes. Readers will discover "Cousin Serena's" quick fixes and "Dr. Bombay's" exotic banquets, plus "Samantha's" never-before-revealed recipes for the special dishes that saved "Darrin's" career. This enchanting volume also includes photos, trivia quizzes, and an episode index to the beloved show.

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In the Kitchen With Elinor Donahue: Favorite Memories and Recipes from a Life in Hollywood

In the Kitchen With Elinor Donahue : Favorite Memories and Recipes from a Life in Hollywood

Elinor re-affirms her fans thoughts that she is indeed a warm and fascinating person. Her collection of favorite foods and rememberances are entertaining as well as an insight into her life and dreams. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves TV history, great food, and, of course, Elinor Donahue

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Collectors Guide to TV Toys and Memorabilia: 1960s and 1970s (2nd Ed)

Collectors Guide to TV Toys and Memorabilia : 1960s & 1970s (2nd Ed)

Classic TV fans, collectors, and lovers of nostalgia will experience a blast from the past when they flip to this new second edition. With hundreds of new photos and updated values, this guide includes information on collectibles from over 50 of the most beloved shows from the 1960s and 1970s. 1,300 color photos.

The following shows are included: Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, Bionic Woman, Brady Bunch, Bugaloos, Charlie's Angels, CHiPs, Donny & Marie, Eight is Enough, Family, Family Affair, Fantasy Island, Flipper, The Flying Nun, Gidget, Gilligan's Island, Good Times, Green Acres, H.R. Pufnstuf, Happy Days, Hardy Boys Mysteries, I Dream of Jeannie, Josie & the Pussycats, Julia, The Krofft Supershow, Kung Fu, Land of the Lost, Laverne & Shirley, Lidsville, Life & Times of Grizzly Adams, Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat, Mod Squad, Mork & Mindy, Nancy Drew Mysteries, Nanny & the Professor, New Zoo Revue, Partridge Family, Patty Duke Show, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters, Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky & Hutch, That Girl, Three's Company, The Waltons, Welcome Back Kotter, Wonder Woman.

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Links:

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Bewitched @ Harpies Bizarre

1164 Morning Glory Circle

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The Bewitched Critic

Funtasia's Bewitched

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Bewitched (Take Me to TV Land)

A Pictorial Tale of the Bewitched Statue of Salem Massachusetts

What Happened to Darrin? (TV Party)

WWWF Grudge Match: Samantha vs. Jeannie

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