Bewitched Spells - On the fantasy sitcom
BEWITCHED/ABC/1964-72, the beautiful blonde witch, Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth
Montgomery), and a number of her relatives cast a variety of spells that changed
people into an assortment of animals and objects.
On episode No. 147 "Samantha's
French Pastry" (11-14-68) Samantha explains how Napoleon (played by Henry
Gibson) arrived at the Stephens' house "It's sorta technical...When a witch, or
a warlock casts a spell involving an object...the name of which may also be used
to identify a human being, the kinetic vibrations run the risk of zonking across
the atmospheric continuum, and the ectoplasmic manifestations that might not
On Episode No. 139 "Man of the Year" (5-2-68) Samantha cast
the spell "Edgeful, eyeful, trifle, tree; this removes the spell 'round thee."
On episode No. 224 "Out of the Mouths of Babes" (3-25-71) Samantha summons her
mother, Endora the witch with "Boil and bubble, toil and trouble, Mother, get
here on the double." Sam's husband, Darrin was the target of many of the spells
cast by Endora. He was turned into a chimp, a mule, a werewolf, a goose, a pony,
a parrot, a goat, a gorilla, a toad, a statue, a crow, a dog, an invisible man,
and a little boy.
On episode No. 41 "The Joker Is a Card" (10-14-65), warlock
Uncle Arthur convinced Darrin he could protect himself from the wrath of Endora
by saying "Yagazuzi, yagazuzi, yagazuzi, zim [sound of cowbell, and a duck
call]; Zoomazoozi, zoomazoozi, zoomazoozi, bim [cowbell, duck call repeated];
Zuzzi, hi! Zuma Huga Pits." The incantation proved to be bogus.
On episode No. 175 "And Something Makes Four"
(10-16-69) Warlock grandfather Maurice cast a love spell after Samantha and
Darrin have a baby boy that went "Special baby, full of grace...so tiny and so
new; whatever mortal sees your face...will fall in love with you." The
incantation caused mayhem in the hospital delivery area.
When the baby was chosen to represent the label for Berkley Baby Foods, the
spell was removed on recommendation of the Witch's Council who disapproved of
the publicity the spell would bring the newborn warlock child.
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