History Series / Bewitched

21st Apr '18 8:04:53 PM jormis29
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Elizabeth Montgomery and David White appeared together in the infamous ''Series/TheUntouchables'' episode "The Rusty Heller Story," in which Elizabeth played the titular southern prostitute, while David played sidekick to the detective she was involved with.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Elizabeth Montgomery Creator/ElizabethMontgomery and David White Creator/DavidWhite appeared together in the infamous ''Series/TheUntouchables'' episode "The Rusty Heller Story," in which Elizabeth played the titular southern prostitute, while David played sidekick to the detective she was involved with.



* PromotedToOpeningTitles: David White as Larry Tate, beginning in Season Six.

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* PromotedToOpeningTitles: David White Creator/DavidWhite as Larry Tate, beginning in Season Six.
21st Apr '18 6:58:51 PM jormis29
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* AbsenteeActor: Dick York missed several season 5 episodes, due to the chronic back pain that would lead to his retirement from the series and replacement by Dick Sargent in season 6.

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* AbsenteeActor: Dick York Creator/DickYork missed several season 5 episodes, due to the chronic back pain that would lead to his retirement from the series and replacement by Dick Sargent Creator/DickSargent in season 6.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Happens with the aforementioned "Dick Switch" - at the beginning of Season Six, in an attempt to make the transition between Dick York and Dick Sargent as Darrin as seamless and unnoticable as possible, producer/director William Asher confesses he tried to get Sargent to act in a more animated fashion to reflect York's performance; when this didn't work fairly well, they let Sargent act the part in his own way. Because of this, Darrin, while still easily flustered by the chaos from Samantha's family, was considerably more mellow by this time (something York actually hoped would have happened eventually anyway).

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Happens with the aforementioned "Dick Switch" - at the beginning of Season Six, in an attempt to make the transition between Dick York Creator/DickYork and Dick Sargent Creator/DickSargent as Darrin as seamless and unnoticable unnoticeable as possible, producer/director William Asher confesses he tried to get Sargent to act in a more animated fashion to reflect York's performance; when this didn't work fairly well, they let Sargent act the part in his own way. Because of this, Darrin, while still easily flustered by the chaos from Samantha's family, was considerably more mellow by this time (something York actually hoped would have happened eventually anyway).



** Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York voiced prehistoric versions of Samantha and Darrin in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones.''

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** Elizabeth Montgomery Creator/ElizabethMontgomery and Dick York Creator/DickYork voiced prehistoric versions of Samantha and Darrin in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones.''
21st Apr '18 5:51:51 PM jormis29
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''Bewitched'' experienced many casting changes during its long run. Kasey Rogers replaced Irene Vernon as Louise Tate in 1966, and Sandra Gould replaced Alice Pearce as Gladys Kravitz the same year. Tabitha was played by no fewer than three sets of twins: Heidi and Laura Gentry and Tamar and Julie Young all played Tabitha throughout much of 1966, but were replaced permanently by the duo of Erin and Diane Murphy. (Eventually Erin Murphy took over the role entirely.) But the most noticeable replacement (and one of the most famous in TV history) occurred in 1969 when [[TheOtherDarrin Dick Sargent replaced an ailing Dick York as Darrin]]. Usually having multiple changes like these are detrimental to a show's quality, but ''Bewitched'' managed to weather all the changes with nary a hair out of place.

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''Bewitched'' experienced many casting changes during its long run. Kasey Rogers replaced Irene Vernon as Louise Tate in 1966, and Sandra Gould replaced Alice Pearce Creator/AlicePearce as Gladys Kravitz the same year. Tabitha was played by no fewer than three sets of twins: Heidi and Laura Gentry and Tamar and Julie Young all played Tabitha throughout much of 1966, but were replaced permanently by the duo of Erin and Diane Murphy. (Eventually Erin Murphy took over the role entirely.) But the most noticeable replacement (and one of the most famous in TV history) occurred in 1969 when [[TheOtherDarrin Dick Sargent replaced an ailing Dick York as Darrin]]. Usually having multiple changes like these are detrimental to a show's quality, but ''Bewitched'' managed to weather all the changes with nary a hair out of place.



* 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.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Gladys Kravitz after Alice Pearce Creator/AlicePearce was [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by Sandra Gould]]. She went from a well-meaning but [[NosyNeighbor nosy neighbor]] to an out-and-out antagonist to Samantha.
16th Apr '18 4:03:40 AM jormis29
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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]]. 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 Creator/ElizabethMontgomery 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]]. 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.
24th Feb '18 6:48:40 PM flaminghomer
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** Esmeralda: she falls apart (literally fading away) at the slightest hint of criticism.


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** Esmeralda: she falls apart (literally fading away) at the slightest hint of criticism.
24th Feb '18 6:46:29 PM flaminghomer
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** Averted with Aunt Clara. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body, and Darrin shows genuine affection for her.


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** Esmeralda: she falls apart (literally fading away) at the slightest hint of criticism.
25th Jan '18 2:15:19 PM ricardoobacosta
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** In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Darrin was renamed as "James".
21st Nov '17 7:06:46 PM nombretomado
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''Bewitched'' has been dubbed into dozens of languages for distribution all around the world. In addition, the series has been remade many times in foreign markets, most notably on Japanese TV in 2004 as ''[[http://www.tbs.co.jp/okumajo/ Oku-sama wa majo]]'' -- literally, ''My Wife Is A Witch'' but subtitled in English ''Bewitched in Tokyo''. Furthermore, ''Bewitched'' is credited as a major influence on the very first MagicalGirl {{anime}}, ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' (''Mahōtsukai Sally'', broadcast 1966-1968), making it the ultimate ancestor of all CuteWitch characters in Japanese animation. More recently, explicit homage was paid to ''Bewitched'' by the anime ''[[Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo Oku-sama wa Maho Shojo: Bewitched Agnes]]'' (2005). Finally, the rights to ''Bewitched'' have been owned since 1989 by Creator/{{Sony}}, a Japanese company; this is coincidental (it was a side effect of their purchase of ColumbiaPictures), but certainly fits, given the series' popularity in Japan.

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''Bewitched'' has been dubbed into dozens of languages for distribution all around the world. In addition, the series has been remade many times in foreign markets, most notably on Japanese TV in 2004 as ''[[http://www.tbs.co.jp/okumajo/ Oku-sama wa majo]]'' -- literally, ''My Wife Is A Witch'' but subtitled in English ''Bewitched in Tokyo''. Furthermore, ''Bewitched'' is credited as a major influence on the very first MagicalGirl {{anime}}, ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' (''Mahōtsukai Sally'', broadcast 1966-1968), making it the ultimate ancestor of all CuteWitch characters in Japanese animation. More recently, explicit homage was paid to ''Bewitched'' by the anime ''[[Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo Oku-sama wa Maho Shojo: Bewitched Agnes]]'' (2005). Finally, the rights to ''Bewitched'' have been owned since 1989 by Creator/{{Sony}}, a Japanese company; this is coincidental (it was a side effect of their purchase of ColumbiaPictures), Creator/ColumbiaPictures), but certainly fits, given the series' popularity in Japan.
29th Oct '17 9:03:10 PM ultimomant
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The show ended its run in July 1972 after eight seasons, having won Emmys for Asher's direction and Marion Lorne's performance as Aunt Clara. Montgomery was nominated five times for her work as Samantha, but never won. Just the same, she will always be remembered fondly by television viewers for the role of Samantha Stephens. ''{{Tabitha}}'', a SpinOff series built around the now-grown daughter character (played by Lisa Hartman Black), was aired on ABC during the 1977-78 season, bringing supernatural comedy back to the small screen, at least for a while.

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The show ended its run in July 1972 after eight seasons, having won Emmys for Asher's direction and Marion Lorne's performance as Aunt Clara. Montgomery was nominated five times for her work as Samantha, but never won. Just the same, she will always be remembered fondly by television viewers for the role of Samantha Stephens. ''{{Tabitha}}'',

''Series/{{Tabitha}}'',
a SpinOff series built around the now-grown daughter character (played by Lisa Hartman Black), Black; Liberty Williams in the first pilot episode), was aired on ABC during the 1977-78 season, bringing supernatural comedy back to the small screen, at least for a while.
while. Dr. Bombay, Abner Kravitz, and Gladys Kravitz's actors reprised their roles as guest stars here, but Samantha and Darrin did not appear as their actors declined.
22nd Sep '17 6:54:45 PM Aggron9988
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Samantha can use magic to hold people in place with them having no memory about it afterwards, but for most situations where Samantha and/or Darrin need to stall for time, or stop someone from doing something, she tries just about ''anything else'' to keep them occupied.
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