History Series / Bewitched

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.
7th Jun '16 3:59:51 PM gurkle2
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Gladys Kravitz after Alice Pearce was [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by Sandra Gould]]. She went from a well-meaning but [[NosyNeighbor nosy neighbor]] to an out-and-out antagonist to Samantha.
10th Mar '16 3:35:40 AM JamesAustin
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* ShoutOut:

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** Also neighbor Abner Kravits. One of the reasons his wife Gladys could never convince him that there was something unusual about Samantha, is that on the rare occasions he ''did'' see something strange, he didn't regard it as out of the ordinary. For example, in one episode, Samantha's Uncle Bombay gets turned into a horse. While waiting to be turned back, he passes the time by playing a game of chess. When Abner finds out there's a chess-playing horse at the Stevens house... he challenges it to a game.

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** Also neighbor Abner Kravits.Kravitz. One of the reasons his wife Gladys could never convince him that there was something unusual about Samantha, is that on the rare occasions he ''did'' see something strange, he didn't regard it as out of the ordinary. For example, in one episode, Samantha's Uncle Dr. Bombay gets turned into a horse. While waiting to be turned back, he passes the time by playing a game of chess. When Abner finds out there's a chess-playing horse at the Stevens house... he challenges it to a game.
11th Feb '16 11:05:20 PM zoop
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* UnfazedEveryman: Darrin. Aside from being married to a witch, a lot of episodes shown that Darrin's life would have been plagued by the supernatural even without Sam. He had been cursed by nymphs, was once sought after by a youth-stealing witch, possessed by ghosts, and his family once owned leprechaun servants.

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* UnfazedEveryman: UnfazedEveryman
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Darrin. Aside from being married to a witch, a lot of episodes shown that Darrin's life would have been plagued by the supernatural even without Sam. He had been cursed by nymphs, was once sought after by a youth-stealing witch, possessed by ghosts, and his family once owned leprechaun servants.servants.
** Also neighbor Abner Kravits. One of the reasons his wife Gladys could never convince him that there was something unusual about Samantha, is that on the rare occasions he ''did'' see something strange, he didn't regard it as out of the ordinary. For example, in one episode, Samantha's Uncle Bombay gets turned into a horse. While waiting to be turned back, he passes the time by playing a game of chess. When Abner finds out there's a chess-playing horse at the Stevens house... he challenges it to a game.
1st Feb '16 8:38:33 AM JamesAustin
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* ShoutOut: In "Samantha's Power Failure," Serena and Uncle Arthur get a job at an ice cream plant, preparing frozen chocolate covered bananas, where at one point, the conveyor belt speeds up, much like what Lucy and Ethel dealt with in the famous "Job Switching" episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy''; it worked, as William Asher directed those specific episodes of both series.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
** Esmeralda can be seen as a younger and somewhat more neurotic version of Aunt Clara.
** DependingOnTheWriter, and the situation at hand, Larry often ends up in the crosshairs of the chaos brought on by Samantha's family in episodes where Darrin is absent.
* ThemeNaming: Like ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch,'' the majority of female witches on the show had last names ending in the letter "A"--Samantha, Tabatha, Endora, Aunt Clara, Esmeralda, Pandora, Bertha, Hagatha...the only witch who had a non-A name ending was Mary. ''Sabrina'' and this series set this as a precedent: both the live-action ''Sabrina'' and ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' continued the trend of witches having "A"s at the end of their names.



* ShoutOut: Endora's name is a reference to the Witch of Endor in Literature/TheBible.

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Endora's name is a reference to the Witch of Endor in Literature/TheBible.Literature/TheBible.
** In "Samantha's Power Failure," Serena and Uncle Arthur get a job at an ice cream plant, preparing frozen chocolate covered bananas, where at one point, the conveyor belt speeds up, much like what Lucy and Ethel dealt with in the famous "Job Switching" episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy''; it's very possible that it was deliberate, as William Asher directed those specific episodes of both series.



* UsefulNotes/SwitchToColor: In 1966, starting with Season Three.

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* UsefulNotes/SwitchToColor: In 1966, starting with Season Three.SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
** Esmeralda can be seen as a younger and somewhat more neurotic version of Aunt Clara.
** DependingOnTheWriter, and the situation at hand, Larry often ends up in the crosshairs of the chaos brought on by Samantha's family in episodes where Darrin is absent.



* ThemeNaming: Like ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch,'' the majority of female witches on the show had last names ending in the letter "A"--Samantha, Tabatha, Endora, Aunt Clara, Esmeralda, Pandora, Bertha, Hagatha...the only witch who had a non-A name ending was Mary. ''Sabrina'' and this series set this as a precedent: both the live-action ''Sabrina'' and ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' continued the trend of witches having "A"s at the end of their names.



* TomboyishName: Darrin usually addressed Samantha with the nickname "Sam".[[note]]The initial concept of the series, that had Samantha as "Cassandra", nicknamed her "Cass."[[/note]] This ends up working against him in "Samantha Goes South for a Spell," when Darrin tries to retrieve an amnesia-struck Samantha sent back to 1868 from getting married to a wealthy plantation owner.

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* TomboyishName: Darrin usually addressed Samantha with the nickname "Sam".[[note]]The "Sam."[[note]]The initial concept of the series, that had Samantha as "Cassandra", nicknamed her "Cass."[[/note]] This ends up working against him in "Samantha Goes South for a Spell," when Darrin tries to retrieve an amnesia-struck Samantha sent back to 1868 from getting married to a wealthy plantation owner.
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