History Series / SabrinaTheTeenageWitch

18th Feb '17 3:32:30 PM RubySlippers11
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* PassedOverInheritance: The Spellman's hillbilly cousins in "Witch Trash" hate their relatives because their great-grandmother left the Spellman's the family magic book instead of them, and spend most of the episode trying to force them to give it to them. It's later subverted when Great-Granny (whose not dead. Witch's use will's to clear out what they accumulate of the centuries) turns up and reveals the cousin's 'did' get something from the inheritence, a large amount of money that they specifically asked for. The only reason they want the book now is because [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted they wasted the money and have nothing left to show for it]].

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* PassedOverInheritance: The Spellman's hillbilly cousins in "Witch Trash" hate their relatives because their great-grandmother left the Spellman's the family magic book instead of them, and spend most of the episode trying to force them to give it to them. It's later subverted when Great-Granny (whose (who's not dead. Witch's Witches use will's wills to clear out what they accumulate of the centuries) turns up and reveals the cousin's cousins 'did' get something from the inheritence, inheritance, a large amount of money that they specifically asked for. The only reason they want the book now is because [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted they wasted the money and have nothing left to show for it]].
8th Feb '17 12:45:53 PM johnsmithxxi
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* HeroicSacrifice: When Zelda's actress, Beth Broderick, left the show in the sixth season. The writers wrote her out of it by having her sacrifice age and be reduced to a child to cure Sabrina from becoming a stone before Hilda and she moved out. She does it again in the series finale by allowing herself to become a candle so Sabrina's mother can attend her wedding without worrying about the Council's rules.

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* HeroicSacrifice: When Zelda's actress, Beth Broderick, left the show in the sixth season. The writers wrote her out of it by having her sacrifice age and be reduced to a child to cure Sabrina from becoming a stone before Hilda and she moved out. She does it again in the series finale by allowing herself to (temporarily) become a candle so Sabrina's mother can attend her wedding without worrying about the Council's rules. rules. WordOfGod says that by agreeing to be a candle for the duration of the wedding, allows Aunt Zelda's adult years to be restored ''and'' forever removes the prohibition on Sabrina seeing her mother.
8th Feb '17 11:46:31 AM johnsmithxxi
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* AmbiguouslyJewish:
** Miles Goodman, Sabrina's college housemate in Seasons 5-6. Aside from the Jewish name "Goodman", he comes from a family of accountants, mentioned an [[JewishMother overprotective mother]] who threatens him if he doesn't call, and once brings back matzo balls after visiting home.
** Salem Saberhagen mentions his niece having had a Bat Mitzvah, indicating the Saberhagens are a Jewish (witch) family, or leastways that Salem has some Jewish relatives.
** To a lesser extent, Aaron Jacobs, Sabrina's DisposableFiance in the last season. Aaron Jacobs, for those who don't know, is a ''very'' Jewish name. His mother is a psychiatrist, a stereotypically Jewish profession, who wrote a book called [[JewishMother "Not With My Son You Don't"]]. His father is a nuclear physicist.
26th Jan '17 9:15:50 AM MarkLungo
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The show was extremely similar in characterization and plot-structure to the 1980s SitCom ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', but was in fact based on material which predated that show by several decades: the same Franchise/ArchieComics as the series ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'' -- though the animated show went in a very different direction. There were also two additional TV movies, ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' featuring Tara Strong in a very rare live action role as a movie-exclusive character Gwen.

First ran on [=ABC=]'s [=TGIF=] line-up, before being picked up by TheCW. Reruns aired on TheHub before the channel became defunct. Now airs on ''Creator/TeenNick''.

Guest stars include ''Creator/BritneySpears'', ''Creator/AvrilLavigne'', ''Emily Hart'' (Melissa Joan Hart's own sister) (as cousin Amanda) and Shaggy & Scooby-Doo (from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'') (during a cameo appearance in ''Sabrina Unplugged'' with ''Creator/FrankWelker'' currently voicing Scooby-Doo)

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The show was extremely similar in characterization and plot-structure to the 1980s SitCom ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', but was in fact based on material which predated that show by several decades: the same Franchise/ArchieComics as the series ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'' -- though the animated show went in a very different direction. There were also two additional TV movies, ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' featuring Tara Strong Creator/TaraStrong in a very rare live action role as a movie-exclusive character Gwen.

First ran on [=ABC=]'s Creator/{{ABC}}'s [=TGIF=] line-up, before being picked up by TheCW. Creator/TheCW. Reruns aired on TheHub Creator/TheHub before the channel became defunct. Now airs on ''Creator/TeenNick''.

Creator/TeenNick.

Guest stars include ''Creator/BritneySpears'', ''Creator/AvrilLavigne'', ''Emily Hart'' Creator/BritneySpears, Creator/AvrilLavigne, Emily Hart (Melissa Joan Hart's own sister) (as cousin Amanda) and Shaggy & Scooby-Doo (from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'') (during a cameo appearance in ''Sabrina Unplugged'' with ''Creator/FrankWelker'' Creator/FrankWelker currently voicing Scooby-Doo)Scooby-Doo).



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!!Sabrina the Teenage Tropes:
27th Nov '16 3:55:05 PM girlsaloudfan1000
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Guest stars include ''Creator/BritneySpears'', ''Creator/AvrilLavigne'', ''Emily Hart'' (Melissa Joan Hart's own sister) (as cousin Amanda) and Shaggy & Scooby-Doo (from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'') (during a cameo appearance in ''Sabrina Unplugged'' with ''Creator/FrankWelker'' currently voicing Scooby-Doo)
24th Nov '16 12:11:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* AesopAmnesia: Parodied in "Sabrina and the Beanstalk" where Sabrina preaches against the dangers of procrastination at the end - only for Harvey to distract her from [[HypocriticalHumour working on their project by baking brownies]].



* CuteWitch

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* CuteWitchCuteWitch: Sabrina of course, as she's a sixteen-year-old who's shy about fitting in.



* FracturedFairyTale: "Sabrina & the Beanstalk" has a WickedWitch living at the top of a beanstalk who feasts on mortals. Sabrina also conjures up a gingerbread wall.



* HotWitch: Both Hilda and Zelda are attractive witches with very active love lives. Their sister Vesta is even more glamorous, played by Raquel Welch! The novelizations state that witches are granted with eternal youth and beauty - though the appearance of a few elderly witches suggests it's not completely eternal. Aunt Irma, played by Barbara Eden in her forties, is said to be over two-thousand years old. Great Grandma is said to be even older.



* SeriesContinuityError: In the first season, when Sabrina kisses Harvey (a mortal), he is turned into a frog. In the following seasons, Sabrina and Hilda kiss several other mortals without them ever turning into frogs.
** It's stated to only happen the first time.



* SpiritualSuccessor: to shows like ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Parodied in "Sabrina and the Beanstalk" - don't slam doors or you'll wake the wicked witch!
* SpiritualSuccessor: to To shows like ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''.



* TalkingAnimal: Salem.

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* TalkingAnimal: Salem. This appears to be punishment for witches who break the law - as he later encounters a witch called Juliet who was turned into a cat for trying to take over the universe. ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' has another called Hilary, and ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' has a guinea pig called Stonehenge.



* VacationEpisode

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* VacationEpisodeVacationEpisode:
** Season 2 has one where Sabrina and her class go to Disneyland - because Sabrina needs some of the plants that grow there for a quiz.
** Season 3's finale takes place at a family reunion in Hawaii.
** Season 4 has a different spin on this trope, where the plot is about them going on a ski trip and struggling to get there.
** Season 7 has two - where the ChristmasEpisode takes place at a resort in Miami, and the penultimate episode is the girls going on a cruise for Sabrina's bachelorette party.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the first season, there were recurring characters, like Libby's posse of Jill and Ceecee, Principal [=LaRue=] and a girl named Emily that vanish, never to be seen or mentioned again.
** Arguably, Dreama's storyline applies. Dreama getting her witch's license was very relevant in early season 4, however, we never learn if Dreama got it or not, and she doesn't even appear for several of the last episodes of season 4, never to be mentioned or referenced again.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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In the first season, there were recurring characters, like Libby's posse of Jill and Ceecee, Principal [=LaRue=] and a girl named Emily that vanish, never to be seen or mentioned again.
** Arguably, Dreama's storyline applies. Dreama getting her witch's license was very relevant in early season 4, however, we never learn if Dreama got it or not, and she doesn't even appear for several of the last episodes of season 4, never to be mentioned or referenced again.



* WickedWitch: One episode has Sabrina encounter a wicked witch - who is said to be ''the'' Wicked Witch.
--> '''Zelda:''' She feasts on mortals.
--> '''Sabrina:''' That's horrible!
--> '''Hilda:''' Hence the 'wicked' part of Wicked Witch.



* WitchSpecies

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* WitchSpeciesWitchSpecies: Witches are said to be from across the galaxy, and they're a species who came to Earth thousands of years ago. Essentially this makes them HumanAliens.
2nd Oct '16 12:56:50 PM nombretomado
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* NothingIsScarier: In one HalloweenEpisode, Hilda and Zelda have EdgarAllanPoe over for scary stories. Salem wants to tell his own and after resistance, he finally gets to. We never hear them, but when we cut back to the house, Hilda, Zelda and Poe are in frozen in scared silence.

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* NothingIsScarier: In one HalloweenEpisode, Hilda and Zelda have EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe over for scary stories. Salem wants to tell his own and after resistance, he finally gets to. We never hear them, but when we cut back to the house, Hilda, Zelda and Poe are in frozen in scared silence.
19th Sep '16 8:36:08 PM nombretomado
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The show was extremely similar in characterization and plot-structure to the 1980s SitCom ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', but was in fact based on material which predated that show by several decades: the same ArchieComics as the series ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'' -- though the animated show went in a very different direction. There were also two additional TV movies, ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' featuring Tara Strong in a very rare live action role as a movie-exclusive character Gwen.

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The show was extremely similar in characterization and plot-structure to the 1980s SitCom ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', but was in fact based on material which predated that show by several decades: the same ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics as the series ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'' -- though the animated show went in a very different direction. There were also two additional TV movies, ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' featuring Tara Strong in a very rare live action role as a movie-exclusive character Gwen.



* ArtifactTitle: ArchieComics kept the production team from revising it when Sabrina got older.

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* ArtifactTitle: ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics kept the production team from revising it when Sabrina got older.
9th Sep '16 10:20:37 PM Colin266
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* ProductPlacement: There's a whole episode where they go to Ride/{{Disney|ThemeParks}}world.

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* ProductPlacement: There's a whole episode where they go to Ride/{{Disney|ThemeParks}}world.Ride/{{Disney|ThemeParks}} World.
5th Sep '16 1:04:57 PM trulymadmoves
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** Also Lola's kittens: Groucho, Harpo, Cheeko, Zappo and Peppy. This is even lampshaded by Sabrina.

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** Also Lola's kittens: [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho, Harpo, Cheeko, Zappo Chico, Zeppo]] and Peppy. This is even lampshaded by Sabrina. When Sabrina asks why he didn't use "Gummo", Salem replies that that's his father's name.
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