Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that won 13 awards and was the reason that there was a film under the same name with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell   – Bewitched

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Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

8 Seasons

Characters:

Elizabeth Montgomery – Samantha Stephens

Agnes Moorhead – Endora

David White – Larry Tate

Dick York – Darrin Stephens

Erin Murphy – Tabitha Stephens

Trivia

+ When Dick York was replaced by Dick Sargent, the ratings dropped 13 places.

+ Special furniture was used on the set for Dick York due to his back problems. Other cast and crew members also helped him get around on the set. He had to leave the show in 1969 when he suddenly collapsed to the floor on-set. In interviews years later York had always said he felt horrible because he never finished the show.

+ Endora did, in fact, have a last name. In the fourth episode, when Darrin asks what it is, Endora replies, “You’d never be able to pronounce it.”

+ The only members of Samantha’s family to consistently call Darrin by his proper name were Aunt Clara and Uncle Arthur.

+ The show’s now-famous animated opening credits were created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Elizabeth Montgomery thought they could’ve done better with it.

+ The names of Samantha and Endora parallel the Biblical story of the Witch of Endor (I Samuel 28). In the passage, Saul consults a medium (traditionally referred to as a witch) at a place called Endor to bring up the spirit of Samuel.

Classic Clips

Darrin the Dumbhead 

Queen Samantha

Endorra Names the Baby

Aunt Clara having fun

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