History Series / SabrinaTheTeenageWitch

14th Jan '18 7:51:36 PM 64SuperNintendo
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Guest stars included Music/BritneySpears, Music/AvrilLavigne, Emily Hart (Creator/MelissaJoanHart'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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Guest stars included Music/BritneySpears, Music/AvrilLavigne, Emily Hart (Creator/MelissaJoanHart's own sister) (as cousin Amanda) and Shaggy & and Scooby-Doo (from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'') (during a cameo appearance in ''Sabrina Unplugged'' with Creator/FrankWelker currently voicing Scooby-Doo).



** As part of a night where in ''Sabrina'', Salem had swallowed a ball that allowed the holder to travel to a different time period, the night saw Salem turn up in the other shows on the TGIF lineup at the time, ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/TeenAngel'' and ''YouWish''. This didn't translate well when going overseas, as not every show was exported to the channel - For example, in the UK ''Sabrina'' aired on Nickelodeon, but ''Teen Angel'' (Which featured the end of the event) & ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' aired on the Disney Channel.

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** As part of a night where in ''Sabrina'', Salem had swallowed a ball that allowed the holder to travel to a different time period, the night saw Salem turn up in the other shows on the TGIF lineup at the time, ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/TeenAngel'' and ''YouWish''. This didn't translate well when going overseas, as not every show was exported to the channel - For example, in the UK ''Sabrina'' aired on Nickelodeon, but ''Teen Angel'' (Which featured the end of the event) & and ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' aired on the Disney Channel.



* 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.

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* FracturedFairyTale: "Sabrina & and the Beanstalk" has a WickedWitch living at the top of a beanstalk who feasts on mortals. Sabrina also conjures up a gingerbread wall.
25th Dec '17 4:54:10 PM fearlessnikki
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* AbortedArc: Dreama's storyline.

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* AbortedArc: Dreama's storyline.Dreama is introduced in Season 4 as a student that Sabrina must help get her Witch's Licence. Dreama disappears from the show during the shift from Seasons 4 to 5 and there's never any mention of her again.



* AlphaBitch: Libby was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former]] Trope Namer for a very long time because she was such a striking example of this.

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* AlphaBitch: Libby was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former]] Trope Namer for a very long time because she was such a striking example of this. Oddly enough she doesn't fit a lot of the stereotypical requirements - she's not blonde, she's not dumb, she's not vastly richer than the protagonists and she's not particularly slutty. She is a cheerleader though.



* AntiMagic: Witches' magic doesn't work on vampires in this series.

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* AntiMagic: AntiMagic:
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Witches' magic doesn't work on vampires in this series.



* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Sabrina has her moments.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Sabrina has her moments.moments, although she's a niece rather than a daughter.



* BrickJoke: Morgan says that Harvey helped her decide between a tiger print and zebra print blouse, and Harvey says (to get rid of her) that everyone is wearing them at Wal-Mart. Morgan reappears towards the end of the episode now wearing a zebra print.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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Morgan says that Harvey helped her decide between a tiger print and zebra print blouse, and Harvey says (to get rid of her) that everyone is wearing them at Wal-Mart. Morgan reappears towards the end of the episode now wearing a zebra print.



** In a later episode, Sabrina has the chance to tell mortals about her powers because it's Friday 13th, but Zelda and Hilda advise against it because Zelda almost wound up being burned when her teen best friend told the whole village about her powers (She gets dropped down a well in bucket in the flashback and later states she still doesn't feel comfortable with swimming because of it). Sabrina herself has a paranoiac fantasy in which she gets burned by her class-mates after Valerie tells Harvey her secret.

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** In Subverted again in a later episode, Sabrina has the chance episode with a flashback to tell mortals about her powers because it's Friday 13th, but Zelda and Hilda advise against it because Zelda almost wound up being burned when her teen best telling a friend told she was a witch - the whole village about villagers duck her powers (She gets dropped down a well in bucket in the flashback and later states she still doesn't feel comfortable with swimming because instead of it). Sabrina herself has a paranoiac fantasy in which she gets burned by her class-mates after Valerie tells Harvey her secret.burning her.



* CatsAreMagic: Salem.
** Sabrina turns herself into a cat in the episode in which she enrolls Salem on a pet contest. In a later episode she's almost turned into a cat because of her absorbing Libby's evilness and trying to take over the world (under Salem's advice).
** One of Salem's classmates from his time in high-school was turned into a cat because she tried to take over the universe. Salem later developed a [[StalkerWithACrush stalk-y crush]] on her, but she wasn't interested.
** One of Hilda's friends, heavily implied to have dated Salem before his downfall, turns into a cat so she can date him after Hilda's brithday party in "Tick-Tock Hilda's Clock".

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* CatsAreMagic: Salem.
** Sabrina turns herself into a cat in the episode in which she enrolls Salem on a pet contest. In a later episode she's almost turned into a cat because of her absorbing Libby's evilness and
Played with. Punishment for trying to take over the world (under Salem's advice).
** One of Salem's classmates from his time in high-school was
for witches is to be turned into a cat because she tried cat. They're still able to take over the universe. Salem later developed a [[StalkerWithACrush stalk-y crush]] on her, talk but she wasn't interested.
** One of Hilda's friends, heavily implied to
have dated Salem before his downfall, turns no magic. Witches can also voluntarily turn themselves into cats, such as Salem's old flame Sally at the end of a cat so she can date him after Hilda's brithday party in "Tick-Tock Hilda's Clock".Season 5 episode.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn:
** Harvey was more of a DumbJock in Season 1 and it was a RunningGag that he thought Libby was a nice person just because she was nice to him. He gets a bit more intelligent in Season 2.
** Sabrina was much shyer and more nervous about fitting in when the first season started - and Jenny's role was to be the confident friend to her. Sabrina herself became the competent friend in Season 2, with Valerie now being the needy one.
** Zelda was a strict disciplinarian in Season 1 and easily the most serious out of the main cast. Season 2 softened her a lot and added many NotSoAboveItAll moments. Her status as the responsible one was also PlayedForLaughs much more.



* ChristmasElves: Subverted in an early episode, where all of Santa's elves are regular human-sized except one.

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* ChristmasElves: ChristmasElves:
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Subverted in an early episode, where all of Santa's elves are regular human-sized except one.



* ConspiracyTheorist: Miles.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: Miles.Miles believes in alien conspiracies.



* ContrivedClumsiness: In the pilot episode, the AlphaBitch performs the drink spill variant to Sabrina. Later, when she does it again, Sabrina uses her magic to make the drink tilt back towards her.
** Libby commonly tries to pull this off on Sabrina or her friends, but almost never succeeds or goes unpunished.

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* ContrivedClumsiness: In the pilot episode, the AlphaBitch performs the drink spill variant to Sabrina. Later, when she does it again, Sabrina uses her magic to make the drink tilt back towards her.
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her. Libby commonly tries to pull this off on Sabrina or her friends, but almost never succeeds or goes unpunished.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Roxie.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Roxie.Roxie over the course of three seasons, to the point where she's Sabrina's bridesmaid in the finale.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Sabrina calls her Aunt Dorma to ask about the family secret, only to learn too late that she takes ten-year naps and hates to be woken up. Aunt Dorma retaliates by filling the whole house with magical and ''irremovable'' poppies that poison full witches like Aunt Hilda and Zelda into an AgeWithoutYouth eternal sleep till their bodies [[NauseaFuel rot away]] [[NightmareFuel to nothingness]], and half-witches like Sabrina to [[BlessedWithSuck feel drowsy for the rest of their lives]]. She apologizes during the end credits (it's implied she's a {{Nice G|uy}}al that's just NotAMorningPerson), but is EasilyForgiven for trying to poison the whole family into a FateWorseThanDeath.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Sabrina calls her Aunt Dorma to ask about the family secret, only to learn too late that she takes ten-year naps and hates to be woken up. Aunt Dorma retaliates by filling the whole house with magical and ''irremovable'' poppies that poison full witches like Aunt Hilda and Zelda into an AgeWithoutYouth eternal sleep till their bodies [[NauseaFuel rot away]] [[NightmareFuel to nothingness]], and half-witches like Sabrina to [[BlessedWithSuck feel drowsy for the rest of their lives]]. She apologizes during the end credits (it's implied she's a {{Nice G|uy}}al that's just NotAMorningPerson), but is EasilyForgiven for trying to poison the whole family into a FateWorseThanDeath.



* EvilMatriarch: Aunt Irma.
** Technically, she's not evil--she just likes to get her own way and does, in her own crazy way, care for Sabrina; she even hugs her in Series 7 when she thinks Harvey and Sabrina are getting married. She openly admits that she dislikes Sabrina's intention to marry a mortal, but understands that Harvey is "the least offensive" of them all (probably because of his loyalty to Sabrina). WordOfGod later states that Irma presided over Sabrina's common-law marriage to Harvey. (This used to be in an X-Files related document, but has since been erased; the document, not the information.) So, Irma simply cares that her family marry the best person available and do the best they can.
** However, she's still not above using her powers for punishment, either. If a member of her family decides to marry a mortal that Irma doesn't approve of, she turns the mortal into a fish or some other household knickknack. And family isn't spared, either: Irma transforms her own daughter into a ballerina porcelain figure, Hilda into a dried fruit basket (repeatedly), and Hilda, Zelda, and Salem into pigs when they insult her.

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* EvilMatriarch: Aunt Irma.
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Irma. Technically, she's not evil--she just likes to get her own way and does, in her own crazy way, care for Sabrina; she even hugs her in Series 7 when she thinks Harvey and Sabrina are getting married. She openly admits that she dislikes Sabrina's intention to marry a mortal, but understands that Harvey is "the least offensive" of them all (probably because of his loyalty to Sabrina). WordOfGod later states that Irma presided over Sabrina's common-law marriage to Harvey. (This used to be in an X-Files related document, but has since been erased; the document, not the information.) So, Irma simply cares that her family marry the best person available and do the best they can.
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can. However, she's still not above using her powers for punishment, either. If a member of her family decides to marry a mortal that Irma doesn't approve of, she turns the mortal into a fish or some other household knickknack. And family isn't spared, either: Irma transforms her own daughter into a ballerina porcelain figure, Hilda into a dried fruit basket (repeatedly), and Hilda, Zelda, and Salem into pigs when they insult her.
7th Nov '17 4:25:59 PM ClintEastwood
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Zelda is dropped in the final season because Beth Broderick felt the character was going nowhere. Hilda was also dropped because Caroline Rhea had landed her own talk show.



* ShoutOut: At least a couple jokes and references to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', possibly because one of the producers is Frank Conniff, who might be better known as "TV's Frank" of [=MST3K=].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** This show continues the tradition begun with the comic series and perpetuated by ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' of giving most female witches a name ending in the letter "a"--Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda, Vesta, Lydia, Amanda, Sophia...
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At least a couple jokes and references to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', possibly because one of the producers is Frank Conniff, who might be better known as "TV's Frank" of [=MST3K=].
9th Oct '17 1:11:26 PM johnsmithxxi
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** NotsoRemote: In the penultimate episode, "What A Witch Wants", Sabrina, Roxy and Morgan are stranded on what they believe to be a desert island. It turns out to be Bermuda.

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** * NotsoRemote: In the penultimate episode, "What A Witch Wants", Sabrina, Roxy and Morgan are stranded on what they believe to be a desert island. It turns out to be Bermuda.
9th Oct '17 1:10:56 PM johnsmithxxi
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** NotsoRemote: In the penultimate episode, "What A Witch Wants", Sabrina, Roxy and Morgan are stranded on what they believe to be a desert island. It turns out to be Bermuda.
30th Sep '17 5:38:00 PM nombretomado
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Several guest stars from the Other Realm have appeared as themselves, including [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and the CarTalk guys.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Several guest stars from the Other Realm have appeared as themselves, including [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and the CarTalk ''Radio/CarTalk'' guys.
21st Sep '17 3:20:57 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ImpossiblePickleJar: Sabrina and her aunts can't open a jar. Sabrina's father visits and, after a great deal of effort, is able to open the jar. Her father is going through some personal problems at the time, so to unwind he sets about opening every difficult jar in the house.



* SadistTeacher
20th Sep '17 8:26:16 AM Siggu
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* 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.

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* HotWitch: HotWitch:
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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.older.
** The WickedWitch looks like a straight example of this trope, but Aunt Hilda's comment implies it's due to surgery.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: It is stated that all witches must celebrate Halloween. If they don't embrace the horror, then the horror follows them. It happens to Sabrina in Season 4, where zombies party in the coffee shop she was taking care of (instead of celebrating Halloween).
3rd Aug '17 3:36:28 AM Baeraad555
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Played straight or subverted depending on [[RuleOfFunny whatever is funnier at the time.]] Sabrina herself [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin keeps running afoul of]] a surprisingly large number of laws governing witch behaviour that are as byzanthine as they are draconean, but most other witches seem to be able to do whatever they want to whomever they want as long as a stronger witch doesn't oppose them.
31st Jul '17 7:23:47 AM 92
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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. Specifically Animal Kingdom, which had just opened the year the episode debuted.
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