Gladys, of course, went rushing back home to her
befuddled husband, Abner who thought that his
wife was just plain nuts. Fortunately, for Sam,
she always found a way to camouflage her magical
mistakes, thus leaving Gladys looking like a
liar or at the very least, someone who needed to
go home and get some rest.
A sample of spells cast for good or mischief in
the Stephen's household included:
- "Spiders that crawl, bats that fly, silence my
tongue if I'm telling a
lie." (to ensure Sam was speaking the truth)
- "Marrow of tooth of saber-toothed tiger, eye of
newt, toe of frog, wool
of bat and dietetic cola." (Dr. Bombay's
prescribes this potion to
help cure metaphysical molecular disturbance
that causes Sam to see her husband's boss as her
- "Boil and bubble, toil and trouble, Mother, get
here on the double.
(Summoning Endora in a hurry)
- Yagazuzi, yagazuzi, yagazuzi, zim [sound of
cowbell, and a duck
call]; Zoomazoozi, zoomazoozi, zoomazoozi, bim
call repeated]; Zuzzi, hi! Zuma Huga Pits."
(Uncle Arthur convinced
Darrin this spell would protect him from the
wrath of Endora...NOT!)
- "Special baby, full of grace...so tiny and so
new; whatever mortal
sees your face...will fall in love with you."
(Maurice's spell made
everyone who saw his granddaughter, Tabitha love
her. It caused
Sam's husband, Darrin was often the target of
many of the spells cast by Endora. Over time, he
was turned into a chimp, a mule, a werewolf, a
goose, a pony, a parrot, a goat, a gorilla, a
a statue, a crow, a dog, an invisible man,
and a little boy. If it wasn't for his eternal
love for Samantha, Darrin would surely have left
her. When Sam executed a spell, she quickly
twitched her nose.
Years later, as the Stephens' children matured,
both Tabitha and Adam left their hometown of
Westport, Connecticut and traveled to
California. There, Tabitha and Adam found
employment at TV Station KLXA. Tabitha got hired
as the television production assistant for The
Paul Thurston Show. When necessary, both Tabitha
and Adam used their witchcraft to solve
problems. Keeping an eye on the two siblings was
their meddlesome but well-meaning Aunt Minerva.
Meanwhile, back in Connecticut, Samantha still
tried to keep her promise to avoid using
witchcraft while Darrin continued to work for
McMann and Tate. Of course, Endora, Maurice and
the rest of the Samantha's relatives were still
there to tease, or torture Darrin when they felt
slighted by his human antics. Luckily, Sam, who
was once crowned
The Queen of the Witches, was still
there to rescue him when they did.
Musical theme song composed by Howard
Lyrics written by Jack Keller (but never used
You've got me in your spell.
You know your craft so well.
Before I knew what you were doing,
I looked in your eyes.
That brand of woo that you've been brewin'
Took me by surprise.
You witch, you witch!
One thing that's for sure,
That stuff you pitch,
Just hasn't got a cure.
My heart was under lock and key,
But somehow it got unhitched.
I never thought my heart could be had.
But now I'm caught and I'm kind of glad
To be bewitched. Bewitched.
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