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10th May '17 11:52:48 PM yisfidri
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* ObsessivelyNormal: Darren insists that Samantha hide her magic powers, not because of any moral objections to witchcraft or any fear of her being persecuted, but solely because he is obsessed with being "normal".

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* ObsessivelyNormal: Darren Darrin insists that Samantha hide her magic powers, not because of any moral objections to witchcraft or any fear of her being persecuted, but solely because he is obsessed with being "normal".



* StandardizedSitcomHousing: ''Bewitched'' is one of the most famous aversions. The front door was stage right with a foyer, the stairs descended into the middle of the main room, dividing the living room from the dining room, and the kitchen was a separate room (with shutters dividing the kitchen from the dining room). A hallway leading out of the left hand side of the foyer led to Darren's study/home office, a side door to the house and a second door into the kitchen. The living room was off the right hand side of foyer and had large glass doors along the back wall that opened onto a patio. There was also a half-bath downstairs.

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* StandardizedSitcomHousing: ''Bewitched'' is one of the most famous aversions. The front door was stage right with a foyer, the stairs descended into the middle of the main room, dividing the living room from the dining room, and the kitchen was a separate room (with shutters dividing the kitchen from the dining room). A hallway leading out of the left hand side of the foyer led to Darren's Darrin's study/home office, a side door to the house and a second door into the kitchen. The living room was off the right hand side of foyer and had large glass doors along the back wall that opened onto a patio. There was also a half-bath downstairs.
11th Mar '17 10:08:44 PM partner555
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Elizabeth Montgomery stars as Samantha, the wife of ad executive Darrin Stephens. She's not the average {{housewife}}. In fact, she's a witch, with the power to warp reality as she sees fit. Darrin encouraged her to suppress her powers and try to live a normal life, but Samantha couldn't help using her powers when she or Darrin were in a jam. With a twitch of the nose, she would make something magical happen and throw Darrin and the rest of the mortal world into a tizzy.

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Elizabeth Montgomery stars as Samantha, the wife of ad executive Darrin Stephens. She's not the average {{housewife}}. [[MuggleMageRomance In fact, she's a witch, with the power to warp reality as she sees fit. Darrin encouraged her to suppress her powers and try to live a normal life, but Samantha couldn't help using her powers when she or Darrin were in a jam.jam]]. With a twitch of the nose, she would make something magical happen and throw Darrin and the rest of the mortal world into a tizzy.
11th Mar '17 10:06:51 PM partner555
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* MuggleMageRomance: The muggle-mage marriage between Darrin and Samantha, and all the issues that can come with it, form the basic premise of the show.
7th Mar '17 5:00:24 PM Lanes17B
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* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: In "Samantha goes South for a Spell" Serena, was having an affair with a warlock, and when his wife tracked her down to Darrin and Sam's house, she [[MistakenIdentity cursed Sam]] with amnesia and sent her to turn of the century [[TheDeepSouth New Orleans.]] At the end of the episode, Darrin faints when he's told that his rescue of Sam included a sword fight with a Southern gentleman.
20th Feb '17 9:49:08 AM dsneybuf
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* CharacterCelebrityEndorsement: The cast members often promoted the sponsors' products - such as the Chevrolet Impala, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, and the Kodak Instamatic camera - as their respective characters.
18th Feb '17 10:05:29 AM InformalFallacies
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* ObsessivelyNormal: Darren insists that Samantha hide her magic powers, not because of any moral objections to witchcraft or any fear of her being persecuted, but solely because he is obsessed with being "normal".
4th Jan '17 10:40:51 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* WitchSpecies: The witches were ''not'' mortals who learned to do magic, but rather a separate supernatural race with inherent magic powers.



* WorldOfSnark: Darrin and Endora are the most snarky, with Abner right on their heels, but even the minor characters are mostly snark.

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* WorldOfSnark: WitchSpecies: The witches were ''not'' mortals who learned to do magic, but rather a separate supernatural race with inherent magic powers.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Its important to note that Uncle Arthur genuinely did like Darrin, and did occasionally go to bat for him against the rest of Samantha's family, despite the fact that Arthur also saw
Darrin as the perfect butt of so many of his pranks and Endora are the most snarky, with Abner right on their heels, but even the minor characters are mostly snark.jokes.


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* WorldOfSnark: Darrin and Endora are the most snarky, with Abner right on their heels, but even the minor characters are mostly snark.
5th Dec '16 6:08:01 PM Xtifr
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* ReactionaryFantasy: Unfortunately, it couldn't work the other way around with Darrin accepting his wife's magic since that would mean he would logically be prone to ask her to solve all his problems with it, killing any real drama in the premise. It is occasionally subverted during the first two seasons, when Darrin would try to adapt to Samantha's world but simply lacked the magical powers needed to survive among witches. Once or twice Darrin did manage to defeat or dodge a plot by Endora and Co. on his own, something that gave him considerable satisfaction for understandable reasons.
29th Aug '16 2:03:00 PM roxana
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* {{Housewife}}: Samantha, to Endora's considerable ire. Especially since there was no real reason, other than Darrin's anti-magical prejudice, that she couldn't complete every single household chore with a twitch of her nose and then spend her days enjoying the leisurely pursuits common among witches.

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* {{Housewife}}: Samantha, to Endora's considerable ire. Especially since there was no real reason, other than Darrin's anti-magical prejudice, that she couldn't complete every single household chore with a twitch of her nose and then spend her days enjoying the leisurely pursuits common among witches. To be fair Samantha herself seems committed to living a 'normal' mortal life.
5th Jul '16 3:54:08 PM Matt620
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** Darrin himself strayed into this territory a lot with some legitimately KickTheDog moments, where he's sometimes an out and out racist or sexist.



* MakeAWish: Endora gives Darrin (without his knowledge) three wishes, in order to prove to Samantha that he wants a fling. Although there are some wacky hijinx, Darrin doesn't actually use them until the end of the episode. [[note]] He makes Endora appear with the first. He then forces Endora to leave them alone for one week with the second. Darrin forgets to use the third and absently wishes for a hot shower when he has a stiff back, and he teleports to the shower fully clothed.[[/note]]



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Even Dick York has once said that he wished that Darrin would "stop being so damn mad at Sam all the time."

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Even Dick York has once said that he wished that Darrin would "stop being so Stephens was, in the actor's words, "So damn mad at Sam all of the time."time", and wished he wasn't. York himself was known for being an incredibly pleasant man who said great things about others, and soldiered on despite crippling back pain.


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* PanickyExpectantFather: Darrin while waiting for Tabitha's delivery.
--> '''Man:''' First child?
--> '''Darrin:''' How could you tell?
--> '''Man:''' You're smoking my pipe.


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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude:
--> '''Darrin:''' If we don't hurry soon, we're going to name the baby Freeway, because that's where we're having it.
* WorldOfSnark: Darrin and Endora are the most snarky, with Abner right on their heels, but even the minor characters are mostly snark.
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