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Bewitched (1964–1972) was an American TV sitcom about the adventures of Samantha Stephens, a witch who, to the dismay of her family, married a mortal man, Darrin Stephens. The series starred Elizabeth Montgomery.

Season 3[edit]

Super Car[edit]

[Endora 'pops' in while Darrin has a day off from work.]
Samantha: Mother, Darrin's off today.
Endora: I think you're just noticing it for the first time.


The Corn is as High as a Guernsey's Eye[edit]

[Samantha is trying to convince a cow (who she believes to be Aunt Clara) to go to the kitchen. It won't budge.]
Samantha: Just because you chose to be a cow doesn't mean you have to be a stupid one.

Samantha: You see, everything turns out for the best.
Darrin: Yeah, when you're around to give everything a big assist, it does.


The Trial and Error of Aunt Clara[edit]

[Samantha is trying to hide a witches court meeting (attended by Endora, Clara, Enchantra and Hagatha) from Darrin in the other room.]
Darrin: I know why you don't want to let me in there.
Samantha: You do?
Darrin: Mm-hm. I finally figured it out. Ladies club, right?
Samantha: Sort of.
Darrin: Is it the committee for the bazaar?
Samantha: Oh, I'd certainly call them a bizarre committee.


Three Wishes[edit]

Darrin: That was no lady, that was my mother-in-law!

Samantha: Darrin, I'm leaving you.
Darrin: Sam!
Samantha: I'm going home to mother.
Darrin: What do you mean "going home to mother"? Your mother's always here.


Cousin Serena Strikes Again[edit]

[Referring to Darrin's beautiful, but snobby, client.]
Samantha: Personally, I think she should see a plastic surgeon.
Darrin: What for?
Samantha: To have her nose lowered.


Charlie Harper, Winner[edit]

[After losing to Charlie all day.]
Darrin: Believe me honey, I don't feel bad. As a matter of fact, I feel great. I finally beat Charlie at something.
Samantha: You said you lost by 12 strokes.
Darrin: 11.
Samantha: Oh, pardon me.
Darrin: But we flipped a coin to see who'd tip the caddy and I won. It cost me ten bucks, but I won.

The Crone of Cawdor[edit]

Samantha: When the earth turns once around the sun, let the crone go forth til the day is done. Another's form she'll take and her form leave, from 6 in the morn til 6 in the eve. And in this guise if she can secure, a willing kiss from a mortal pure. To her will pass the mortal's youth, to him will pass her age forsooth. [Legend of the Crone of Cawdor]

Season 4[edit]

My What Big Ears You Have[edit]

Darrin: A satisfactory explanation?! You're kidding!
Samantha: It's not for me. I trust you implicitly, in spite of my doubts. Mother will not take off that spell until you explain.
Darrin: Suppose you explain to me what gives your mother the right to bug my telephone calls.
Samantha: Darrin, how can I explain my mother?
Darrin (realizing Samantha's point): That's true.

Season 5[edit]

Darrin, Gone and Forgotten[edit]

Samantha: Happy sweetheart?
Darrin: Let's see. I've got a beautiful wife. Lovely daughter. Comfortable home. Good job. I guess I'm reasonably happy.
Samantha: Why only 'reasonably'?
Darrin: I would be ecstatically happy if you were an orphan!
Samantha: Another remark like that and I'll be a widow.

Samantha: I thought you and mother were getting along rather well lately. You were almost on speaking terms.
Darrin: Let's hope it stays 'almost'.

Samantha: Now, mother. I'm sorry to have to ask you to do this, but repeat after me ... Spiders that crawl, bats that fly, silence my tongue if I'm telling a lie.

[Samantha is trying to figure out who has taken Darrin.]
Maurice: Uncle Arthur! That's it! Uncle Arthur is using Darrin for one of his practical jokes.
Endora: Well, why would he do a thing like that? Derwood is already a practical joke.


It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House[edit]

[After Darrin yells out loud.]
Endora: I've not only lost a daughter, I've gained a bullhorn.


Mirror, Mirror On The Wall[edit]

[After Darrin insults Endora]
Endora: Fortunately for you, I don't offend easily.
Darrin: Let me try a little harder.

Samantha: Mr Haskem, you really should listen to Darrin. He has his finger on the pulse of today.
Larry Tate: And his foot on the unemployment line of tomorrow.


Samantha's French Pastry[edit]

[Joking about Samantha's unrisen Angel Food Cake]
Uncle Arthur: When you cast your spell, you probably faced west when you should of faced 'yeast'.

Darrin: I don't believe it. In our living room, in person, sits Napoleon Bonaparte.
Samantha: Yeah. You're the only living human being who can say he's had Napoleon Bonaparte as a guest in his house. It's ironic.
Darrin: Ironic?
Samantha: Yes. Who can you say it to?


Is It Magic Or Imagination?[edit]

[Darrin is trying to apologize to Samantha, for accusing her of using witchcraft to win a slogan competition].
Darrin: The point is, your slogan was rejected, it was lousy. Which proves it was your imagination!

Samantha Fights City Hall[edit]

Larry Tate: [Laughs] Darrin, you old son of a gun, we've done it again. This Ezyway rent-a-car presentation is a masterpiece.
Darrin: Just don't hog all the credit this time, huh, Larry. Let's make it 50-50 right down the line.
Larry Tate: Done. I'll even go you one better, Darrin. If HB doesn't like it, it's all yours.


Samantha Loses Her Voice[edit]

[Larry explaining why he didn't pick his wife for his volleyball team].
Larry Tate: Have you ever seen Louise play volleyball? Her best shot is ducking.


I Don't Want to Be a Toad, I Want to Be a Butterfly[edit]

[After Tabitha has changed her classmate into a butterfly].
Tabitha: Is this one of those things that's called a problem?
Samantha: Not exactly, sweetheart. This is one of those things that's called a catastrophe.


Weep No More My Willow[edit]

Mrs Kravitz: Abner! Darrin Stephens is talking to a strange woman.
Mr Kravitz: So what? I'm listening to one.

Season 8[edit]

A Plague on Maurice and Samantha[edit]

Maurice: Endora, you have all the charm of a tse-tse fly.

[Maurice dismisses his driver (named Yorick), who coughs before disappearing.]
Maurice: Alas, poor Yorick. He isn't well.

Darrin's client: And Mrs Stephens. You should be very proud of your father. I think he's dynamite.
Samantha: Ooh, I do too. And, uh, I never know when he might explode.

Hansel And Gretel In Samanthaland[edit]

Larry Tate: Darren, why are you carrying that leg of lamb?
Darrin: Well, in the condition it's in, it couldn't very well walk by itself.


The Warlock In The Grey Flannel Suit[edit]

[After finding out that Endora has cast yet another spell on Darrin.]
Samantha: One thing you can say about my mother. She's a mother-in-law.
Darrin: The one thing I can say about your mother is censorable.


The Eight-Year Witch[edit]

[After Endora finds photographs of beautiful models in swimsuits in Darrin's briefcase.]
Endora: Have you ever heard of the syndrome peculiar to mortal men? The seven year itch? Seven years marriage and it's off with the old and on with the new.
Samantha: In case you hadn't noticed, Darrin and I have been married for eight years.
Endora: You see, Derwood can't do anything right.


Three Men And A Witch On a Horse[edit]

[Samantha is reading a newspaper betting column. She is trying to dissuade Darrin from betting on the horse.]
Samantha: Look at what this fellow says about Count of Valor. "Couldn't beat a fat man up a hill".

[Darrin is phoning the betting company to place a bet on a horse.]
Darrin: Hello. I'd like to place a bet. My account number is A231. My codename is 'Dog'.
Samantha: And so's your horse.

[When Count of Valor is at the back of the field in the race.]
Samantha: He'll catch up.
Larry Tate: Only if they race to Albany.


Adam, Warlock or Washout?[edit]

[Maurice is greeting Samantha.]
Maurice: She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies. And all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Samantha: Aw, thank you, Daddy. You and Byron say the cutest things.

Endora: Maurice, this exhibition is absurd. Childishly flamboyant and pathetically egomaniacical.
Maurice: Thank you, Endora, your charm is ageless. So sad about the rest of you.

[Maurice is greeting Tabitha.]
Tabitha: Hello, Grandpapa.
Maurice: Tabitha! How is my little princess?
Tabitha: Fine. I can always tell your voice, Grandpapa.
Maurice: Yes, people say it has a unique quality.
Tabitha: And it's so loud, too.

[Explaining why Adam has not shown any signs of being a warlock.]
Maurice: Let me tell you what I think the problem is. This child has been brought up in an atmosphere that has inhibited the growth of his witchcraft.
Endora: You see, Samantha's husband - that mortal lamebrain - absolutely forbids the use of witchcraft in this house.
Witches Council Representative #1: No.
Endora: Yes.
Witches Council Representative #2: No!
Endora: Yes!
Witches Council Representative #1: No!!!
Endora: Why do you keep saying 'No' when I keep saying 'Yes'!!!


Samantha is Earthbound[edit]

[After witnessing Samantha and Darrin walking along while hugging each other closely (to prevent Samantha from being lifted into the air!)]
Mr. Prescott: That's a pretty squirrely couple
Mrs. Prescott: It's called love, Wilbur.
Mr. Prescott: Why's he holding her like that?
Mrs. Prescott: That is also called love, Wilbur.
Mr. Prescott: He's gonna help her dress?
Mrs. Prescott: Love, Wilbur!
Mr. Prescott: Sick, Selma.


Samantha on Thin Ice[edit]

Darrin: Can you learn to skate normally? From scratch, without witchcraft?
Samantha: Why would I want to do that?
Darrin: Could you or couldn't you?
Samantha: Darrin, why is it you think that witches need witchcraft for everything?
Darrin: Not everything. Just everything difficult.
[Samantha turns around in a huff!)]
Samantha: Well!
Darrin: Can you learn to skate the mortal way?
Samantha: Are you challenging me?
Darrin: Yes
Samantha: I accept. And if I can't, I will be more careful in the future about accepting challenges.


Serena's Youth Pill[edit]

Samantha: In gay Paree it's s'il vous plaît, in Germany it's bitte. Please, Serena, come this way, I need a baby sitter.

[Larry doesn't understand what Louise is getting at!]
Larry Tate: Do me a favour, call Berlitz and get me a translator


Tabitha's First Day at School[edit]

Darrin: Is Tabitha ready for school?
Samantha: Of course she's ready for school! [pause] The question is, is school ready for Tabitha?

Charlton, the bully: What kind of dumb name is Tabitha?
Tabitha: It's not a dumb name.
Charlton, the bully: How come I've never heard it before?
Tabitha: Because you never met anyone named Tabitha!

[After Charlton keeps insisting that Tabitha turned him into a bullfrog.]
Charlton's mom: Why does he keep saying that?
Samantha: Well, maybe it's a case of ego identification.
Charlton's mom: Yeah. [She thinks for a second.] What's that?
Samantha: Well, a bullfrog suggests bully, doesn't it?
Charlton's mom: Yes.
Samantha: Do you follow me?
Charlton's mom: No.
Samantha: Children need love and understanding. Without it, they sometimes become overly aggressive and turn into bullies.
Charlton's mom: Oh. Charlton, did you really think you were a bullfrog?
Charlton, the bully: I WAS a bullfrog.
Samantha: Love and understanding, Mrs Rollnick.


[After Samantha has convinced the bully's mother that he only imagined himself as a bullfrog]
Tabitha: Young lady! You have nothing to laugh about, you started this whole mess. Now, how are we gonna deal with you?
Tabitha: I have an idea.
Tabitha: What's that?
Tabitha: How about a little love and understanding?
Tabitha: Why is it that I feel like the fox thats been cornered by the chicken!?

George Washington Zapped Here[edit]

[After George Washington sees Abraham Lincoln's face on the $5 bill and his on the $1 bill].
George Washington: And who is this bearded fellow?
Samantha: That's Abraham Lincoln. The 16th president.
George Washington: He must have been a very fine president to have his name honored on a $5 bill.
Samantha: He was an excellent president, Sir.
George Washington: Better than me?
Darrin: Oh, I wouldn't say that.
George Washington: Then why is President Lincoln's name on a $5 bill while the father of his country is only on a $1 bill?
Samantha: Well, you see, more people can afford $1 bills than $5 bills which means more people see your picture than Abraham Lincoln's.

Samantha: Sometimes, it's easier to be led than to lead. And a great many of our citizens prefer to stand on the sidelines and ignore their rights instead of defend them. They're called "The Silent Majority".
George Washington: Experience has shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer evils while those evils are sufferable, than to right themselves and abolish those abuses.

[Referring to Esmerelda]
Darrin: How come you witches can do anything, but you can't come up with a witch psychiatrist for her!

School Days, School Daze[edit]

Samantha: How would you like a drink?
Darrin: Sam, just give me the news, without the anaestethic.


A Good Turn Never Goes Unpunished[edit]

Samantha: Just because blondes have more fun doesn't make them brainless, you know?

Samantha: Did Larry like it?
Darrin: He hated it. Right up until the time that Benson loved it.


Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse[edit]

[Referring to Dr. Bombay].
Samantha: There goes one of the great quackpots of all time.


The Truth, Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Sam[edit]

Samantha: Darrin, don't make mother angry. She's very difficult when she gets angry.
Darrin: Since when does she have to be angry to be difficult?
Endora: Your right, Derweed. I don't have to be angry to be difficult. [pause] But it helps.
Samantha: Oh, Darrin. When are you going to learn that mother knows best. And what mother knows best - is how to be difficult.

[The last lines spoken in the series. Darrin is testing the truth spell Endora has cast]
Darrin: Honey. You're beautiful, sweet, clever, adorable and I love you madly. [referring to the spell] It works.
Samantha: Well, it doesn't work on me. But I love you. And that is the truth, the whole truth and etcetera.

Catchphrases[edit]

Samantha: Oh my stars!
Samantha: Weeell?
Darrin: SAMANTHA!


Cast[edit]


External links[edit]

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