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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Photos Add Image, Bewitched; No Other Love. Edit Cast Episode complete credited cast: Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens Dick York Darrin Stephens Agnes Moorehead Endora Alice Pearce Gladys Kravitz George Tobias Abner Kravitz Chet Stratton Captain Corcoran Tom Nardini Indian Eileen O'Neill Violet Olan Soule Doctor Passmore Joanie Larson Nurse Bill Dungan Vaudeville Performer 1 Skeets Minton Edit Storyline Because she feels it's a worthwhile community event, Samantha agrees for Darrin to do the advertising for a Civil War pageant without telling him beforehand.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia This was filmed during the sixth month of Elizabeth Montgomery 's real life pregnancy. Goofs Near the end, when Darrin and Samantha return from the play, the actress playing Mrs. Kravitz can be seen through the door waiting for her cue to ring the doorbell. Quotes [ first lines ] Doctor Passmore : Good afternoon. Samantha Stephens : Yes. Doctor Passmore : I'm Doctor Passmore. Is Mr. Stephens in? Samantha Stephens : No, I'm sorry, he isn't, but I expect him soon.
Won't you come in, Doctor? Doctor Passmore : Oh, thank you. Oh, just by the way of introduction, I am cheif psychiatrist at Meadowbrook Rest Home. Our guests are aware of the fact that this is the centennial of the year which marked the end of the War Between the States, and uh Samantha Stephens : Aren't they a bit late?
Doctor Passmore : Mrs. Stephens, they would like to Add the first question. Language: English. Runtime: 25 min. Sound Mix: Mono. Color: Black and White. Edit page. September Streaming Picks. Episodes often begin with Darrin becoming the victim of a spell, the effects of which wreak havoc with mortals such as his boss, clients, parents, and neighbors.
By the epilogue, however, Darrin and Samantha most often embrace, having overcome the devious elements that failed to separate them. The witches and their male counterparts, warlocksare very long-lived; while Samantha appears to be a young woman, many episodes suggest she is actually hundreds of years old. To keep their society secret, witches avoid showing their powers in front of mortals other than Darrin.
Nevertheless, the effects of their spells—and Samantha's attempts to hide their supernatural origin from mortals—drive the plot of most episodes.
Witches and warlocks usually use physical gestures along with their incantations. To perform magic, Samantha often twitches her nose to create a spell.
Special visual effects are accompanied by music to highlight such an action. The main setting for most episodes is the Stephens' house at Morning Glory Circle, in an upper-middle-class suburban neighborhood, either in Westport, Connecticut or Patterson, New York as indicated by conflicting information presented throughout the series.
During its run, the series had a number of major cast changes, often because of illness or death of the actors. In particular, York was replaced after the fifth season, during which he had missed several episodes. As revenge, a witch Veronica Lake prepares a love potion for him. She ends up consuming her own potion and falling for her enemy.
Her father is against this union. Both films were properties of Columbia Pictureswhich also owned Screen Gems, the company that produced Bewitched. Sol Saks received credit as the creator of the show; he wrote the pilot of Bewitched but was not involved with the show after the pilot. Creator Saks, executive producer Harry Ackermanand director William Asher started rehearsals for the pilot on November 22, ; this coincided with the assassination of John F.
President ". First season producer and head writer Danny Arnold set the initial style and tone of the series, and he also helped develop supporting characters such as Larry Tate and the Kravitzes. Arnold, who wrote on McHale's Navy and other shows, thought of Bewitched essentially as a romantic comedy about a mixed marriage; his episodes kept the magic element to a minimum. One or two magical acts drove the plot, but Samantha often solved problems without magic.
Many of the first season's episodes were allegoricalusing supernatural situations as metaphors for the problems any young couple would face.
Arnold stated that the two main themes of the series were the conflict between a powerful woman and a husband who cannot deal with that power, and the anger of a bride's mother at seeing her daughter marry beneath her. Though the show was a hit right from the beginning, finishing its first year as the number 2 show in the United States, ABC wanted more magic and more farcical plots, causing battles between Arnold and the network. In its first season, Bewitched was American Broadcasting Company 's number one show and the best rated sitcom among all three networks, coming second in ratings only to Bonanza.
It was preceded on the air by another sitcom, My Three Sonsand followed by the soap opera Peyton Place. My Three Sons finished 13th in the ratings and Peyton Place ninth. The block formed by the three shows was the strongest ratings grabber in ABC's schedule. The second season was produced by Davis, and, with Bernard Slade as head writer, misunderstandings and farce became more prevalent elements, though this season still included a number of more low-key episodes in which the magical element was not strongly emphasized.
With the third season and the switch to color, Davis left the show, and was replaced as producer by William Froug. Slade also left after the second season. According to William Froug's autobiography, William Asher who had directed many episodes wanted to take over as producer when Jerry Davis left, but the production company was not yet ready to approve the idea.
Froug, a former producer of Gilligan's Island and the last season of The Twilight Zonewas brought in as a Bewitched; No Other Love. By his own admission, Froug was not very familiar with Bewitched and found himself in the uncomfortable position of being the official producer even though Asher was making most of the creative decisions.
After a year, Froug left the show, and Asher took over as full-time producer of the series for the rest of its run. The first two seasons had aired Thursdays atand the time was moved to shortly after the third year — had begun.
Nevertheless, the ratings for Bewitched remained high and it placed among the top fifteen shows through the —69 season. It was the seventh highest-rated show in both the U. Similarly, it was number 11 the following two years. At the time, the show had won three Emmy Awards. Producers were faced with how to deal with the deaths of both these actresses.
When Pearce became too ill to work in earlyMary Grace Canfield was hired to play Gladys's sister-in-law Harriet Kravitz in four episodes. Comedienne Alice Ghostley was approached to take over the role of Gladys the next season, but turned it down. She and Pearce were good friends so Ghostley decided to decline the role out of respect for Pearce. Gould would remain with the show until the spring of After Marion Lorne's death in the spring ofshe was not replaced, and the character of Aunt Clara was not seen after the fourth season.
Beginning in the show's sixth year, Alice Ghostley was finally used to play the character of Esmeralda, a kind but shy and inept witch who served as a nanny and nursemaid to Darrin and Samantha's children, Tabitha and Adam.
Ironically, Ghostley had appeared in a similar role as Naomi, an incompetent domestic hired by Darrin to do housecleaning for a pregnant Samantha in the second season episode "Maid To Order". In another notable casting change, Louise Tate, played by Irene Vernon during the first two seasons, was played by Kasey Rogers thereafter.
The fifth season of Bewitched proved to be a turning point for the series, most notably with the mid-season departure of Dick York and the record eight episodes which were filmed without him afterwards although aired out of order with previously filmed episodes. York was suffering from recurring back problems, the result of an accident during the filming of They Came To Cordura As a result, many episodes in seasons three and four had York's character of Darrin out of town on business.
Towards the end of the season five, York's increased disability, which had caused numerous shooting delays and script rewrites, resulted in his collapsing on the set in January while filming the episode "Daddy Does His Thing". He was immediately rushed to the hospital and after a long talk with producer-director William Asher, York decided to leave the series. At about the same time, Montgomery and Asher announced that they were Bewitched; No Other Love another baby and it was decided that Samantha and Darrin would also have another child in the fall of that year.
On screen, Samantha tells Darrin over the phone the news of her second pregnancy in the fifth season episode "Samantha's Good News". That same month, Dick Sargent was cast to play Darrin beginning in the sixth season.
Beginning with the sixth season's — opening credits, in addition to York being replaced with Sargent, Elizabeth Montgomery was billed above the title, and David White now received billing as well, after Agnes Moorehead's. During this year, the show saw a significant decline in ratings, falling from eleventh to 24th place.
In mid, the set of the Stephens' home was being rebuilt due to a fire. In June, the cast and crew traveled to SalemMagnoliaand Gloucester, Massachusetts to film an eight-part story arc in which Samantha, Darrin, and Endora travel to Salem for the centennial Witches Convocation. These location shoots marked the only times the show would film away from its Hollywood studio sets and backlot.
Season seven premiered with eight so-called 'Salem Saga' episodes. These on-location episodes helped the show's sagging ratings,  but after the Salem episodes, viewership again dwindled. The year's ratings for Bewitched had fallen and the show did not even rank in the list of the top thirty programs. Fewer recurring characters were used this season; the Kravitzes, Darrin's parents and Uncle Arthur did not appear at all, and Louise Tate only featured in three episodes.
Filming ended in Decemberand in January the show was finally moved to Saturday night at pm, opposite television's number one show, All in the Familywhere it fared even worse, with Bewitched finishing in 72nd place for the year. The blueprint design of this house was later reversed and replicated as a house facade attached to an existing garage on the backlot of Columbia's Ranch.
This was the house seen on Bewitched. The patio and living room sets seen in Columbia's Gidget Goes to Rome were soon adapted for the permanent Bewitched set for The set was also used several times in the television series Gidget and I Dream of Jeannieas well as the television film Brian's Song It was also used, as a setting for an opening tag sequence, for the final episode of the first season of another Screen Gems property, The Monkees and in an episode of The Fantastic Journey.
The house served as Doctor Bellows' house on I Dream of Jeannieand was seen in an episode of Home Improvement when Tim Taylor took Tool Time on location to the house of Vinnie's mother to repair a gas leak in the basement furnace with a second gas leak at the kitchen stove, unbeknownst to Tim.
The Stephens house was also featured in a Fruit of the Loom Christmas commercial and it was used as Clark Griswold's boyhood home in his old home movies in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. On the Columbia studio backlot, the Kravitzes' house was actually down the street from the Stephenses' house exterior. Both houses' exterior doors opened to an unfinished byfoot 5. A "front porch" set, replicating the porch of the backlot house was created as well.
Beginning with season 3 color episodes in Bewitched; No Other Love, the Kravitz house sets were the same as what would years later be featured as The Partridge Family house. Production and filming for Bewitched was based in Los Angeles and, although the setting is assumed to be New York, several episodes feature wide-angle exterior views of the Stephenses' neighborhood showing a California landscape with mountains in the distance. Another example of questionable continuity regarding the location can be seen in Season 6, Episode 6: Darrin's parents drive home after visiting the new baby, passing several large palm trees lining the street.
Despite the low ratings, Bewitched still had a contract for two more seasons on ABC. The network was willing to honor that contract by renewing the sitcom for a ninth season. However, by this time, Montgomery had grown tired of the series and wanted to move on to other roles. Also, she and her husband William Asher had separated and would divorce in The concept was based on the play Howieabout a lawyer played by Lynde whose daughter marries a Bewitched; No Other Love named Howard, or "Howie".
The Lynde character despises him, as he is not interested in earning money or traditional pursuits. This was despite Lynde's rewrite of the show's dialog in an effort to make the series more lively and comedic.
The show bore quite a few similarities to Bewitched. The backyard set of the Simms's house with the exception of the swimming pool also had been used as the backyard of Samantha and Darrin Stephens's home.
Slatteryand Dick Wilson. M on ABC. Coincidentally, Andrews's show featured an old friend of Lynde's from Bewitched as a semi-regular - Alice Ghostley. Despite favorable reviews from critics, both shows suffered from low ratings.
Lynde's show remained in its Wednesday night P. Surprisingly, at the start of the fall season, the ratings for Lynde's formidable competition The Carol Burnett Show had slipped and in mid-season, Burnett's series was moved from Wednesday nights at P.
As a result, both Lynde's sitcom and Andrews's variety series were canceled after one season. Despite its challenges, the series ended its first year with a respectable 29 share and was renewed for the — season. To improve ratings, ABC wanted to make some changes. When The New Temperatures Rising Show debuted in SeptemberWhitmore was replaced by Paul Lynde and the emphasis on black comedy in the show became more prominent.
As a result, the ratings for the series fell well below the levels of the previous season. The last of the thirteen episodes aired on January 8, As a result, the show was resurrected on July 18, after a six-month hiatus with its original title Temperatures Rising. Despite the changes in cast and format, the attempt to resuscitate the series failed and ABC finally cancelled it permanently. In Februaryfeminist Betty Friedan wrote the two-part essay "Television and the Feminine Mystique" for TV Guidewherein she criticized the way women were portrayed in television.
She summarized their depiction as stupid, unattractive, and insecure household drudges. Their time was divided between dreaming of love and plotting revenge on their husbands. Samantha was not depicted this way and Endora used Friedan-like words to criticize the boring drudgery of household life. They take delight in an active, aggressive role in the public space, breaking new ground in the depiction of women in television. Airing during the civil rights era, Bewitched none too subtly took on then taboos about interracial marriage.
In a interview, Elizabeth Montgomery was asked if the show was an allegory about closeted homosexuality. She answered, "Don't think that didn't enter our minds at the time. We talked about it on the set—certainly not in production meetings—that this was about people not being allowed to be what they really are. If you think about it, Bewitched is about repression in general and all the frustration and trouble it can cause.
Walter Metz attributes the success of the series to its snappy writing, the charm of Elizabeth Montgomery, and the talents of its large supporting cast. The show also made use of respected film techniques for its special effects. The soundtrack was unique, notably where it concerned the synthesized sound of nose twitching. The first episodes featured a voice-over narrator "performing comic sociological analyses" of the role of a witch in middle class suburbia.
This crossover was facilitated by both series being broadcast on ABC. Ina short-lived spin-off entitled Tabitha aired on ABC. There were several continuity differences with the original series. Adam and Tabitha had both aged far more than the intervening five years between the two series would have allowed.
Adam also had become Tabitha's older mortal brother, rather than her younger warlock brother, as he was in Bewitched. Supporting character Aunt Minerva Karen Morrow says she has been close to Tabitha since childhood, though she had never been mentioned once in the original series. Tabitha's parents are mentioned but never appear.
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