History Trivia / Bewitched

15th Jul '17 2:25:40 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ActingForTwo: Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Serena, though because the characters were so radically different from each other, many viewers were actually convinced that Serena was played by another acress. To further keep the fact that Elizabeth played both characters as vague as possible, starting in season 6, the end titles would list Serena as played by, "Pandora Spocks".

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* ActingForTwo: Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Serena, though because the characters were so radically different from each other, many viewers were actually convinced that Serena was played by another acress. actress. To further keep the fact that Elizabeth played both characters as vague as possible, starting in season 6, the end titles would list Serena as played by, "Pandora Spocks".Spocks."



* TheDanza: Maurice Evans plays Samantha's father, Maurice. Also doubles as ItIsPronouncedTroPay: in RealLife, Maurice Evans insisted that his name be pronounced in Proper (British) English - "Morris" - however, there was one occasion on the show, in which another warlock [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to him as "Morris"]], only for him to correct him with "Maurice".

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* TheDanza: Maurice Evans plays Samantha's father, Maurice. Also doubles as ItIsPronouncedTroPay: in RealLife, Maurice Evans insisted that his name be pronounced in Proper (British) English - "Morris" - however, there was one occasion on the show, in which another warlock [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to him as "Morris"]], only for him to correct him with "Maurice"."Maurice."



** ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Though ''Bewitched'' lasted much longer, both shows -- and their viewers -- won. Elizabeth Montgomery reportedly hated ''Jeannie'' because she felt it was a shameless knock off of her show, but with all the social commentary replaced with {{fanservice}}, and was downright infuriated that ''Jeannie'' later had a reunion TV movie in TheEighties (directed by her ex-husband William Asher, even), especially after she repeatedly turned-down offers to do the same with ''Bewitched'' (though, to be fair, she felt that any form of a reunion special would jeopardize the original series' credibility). Decades later Barbara Eden sort of agreed with her. When NBC hired Sidney Sheldon to create the series for them to compete with the success of ABC's ''Bewitched'', he went to ''Bewitched'' directed William Asher for advice, admitting, "I have this, sort of, rip-off of you..." The 2005 film lampshades this, when Isabel is telling her neighbor Maria about being in the new series.

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** ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Though ''Bewitched'' lasted much longer, both shows -- and their viewers -- won. Elizabeth Montgomery reportedly hated ''Jeannie'' because she felt it was a shameless knock off of her show, but with all the social commentary replaced with {{fanservice}}, and was downright infuriated that ''Jeannie'' later had a reunion TV movie in TheEighties (directed by her ex-husband William Asher, even), especially after she repeatedly turned-down offers to do the same with ''Bewitched'' (though, to be fair, she felt that any form of a reunion special would jeopardize the original series' credibility). Decades later Barbara Eden sort of agreed with her. When NBC hired Sidney Sheldon to create the series for them to compete with the success of ABC's ''Bewitched'', ''Bewitched,'' he went to ''Bewitched'' directed William Asher for advice, admitting, "I have this, sort of, rip-off of you..." The 2005 film lampshades this, when Isabel is telling her neighbor Maria about being in the new series.



** Some would even feel that both shows also were to compete against previously successful monster sitcoms, such as ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' and ''Series/TheMunsters''.

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** Some would even feel that both shows also were to compete against previously successful monster sitcoms, such as ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' and ''Series/TheMunsters''.''Series/TheMunsters.''



* RecastAsARegular: Creator/PaulLynde appeared in an early episode in a one-shot role that wasn't Uncle Arthur, however, he and Elizabeth Montgomery so loved working together, and the rest of the cast and crew got such a kick out of Paul Lynde and his sense of humor, that the character of Uncle Arthur was created pretty much to bring him back onto the show on a semi-regular basis..

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* RecastAsARegular: Creator/PaulLynde appeared in an early episode in a one-shot role that wasn't Uncle Arthur, however, he and Elizabeth Montgomery so loved working together, and the rest of the cast and crew got such a kick out of Paul Lynde and his sense of humor, that the character of Uncle Arthur was created pretty much to bring him back onto the show on a semi-regular basis..basis...
15th Jun '17 11:48:18 AM Kitchen90
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** Elizabeth Montgomery wanted her father (respected actor-producer Robert Montgomery) to provide the voice narration for the pilot episode; he declined. Later still, Elizabeth wanted her father to play Maurice, on the grounds that his aristocratic demeanor would be perfect for the character; he declined again - though this time, it was because he was ill at the time he was approached with the role.

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** Elizabeth Montgomery wanted her father (respected actor-producer Robert Montgomery) Creator/RobertMontgomery) to provide the voice narration for the pilot episode; he declined. Later still, Elizabeth wanted her father to play Maurice, on the grounds that his aristocratic demeanor would be perfect for the character; he declined again - though this time, it was because he was ill at the time he was approached with the role.
12th Jun '17 10:36:30 PM ectostar
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* RecastAsARegular: Creator/PaulLynde appeared in an early episode in a one-shot role that wasn't Uncle Arthur, however, he and Elizabeth Montgomery so loved working together, and the rest of the cast and crew got such a kick out of Paul Lynde and his sense of humor, that the character of Uncle Arthur was created pretty much to bring him back onto the show on a semi-regular basis..
20th Feb '17 9:50:35 AM dsneybuf
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* MissingEpisode: Syndication packages during TheEighties left out the black and white seasons, which did not reappear on TV until Creator/NickAtNite obtained the rights to air them.
6th Oct '16 9:08:16 AM MarkLungo
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** The play ''Bell, Book and Candle'', made into a 1960 film starring Creator/JimmyStewart and Kim Novak, would seem more of an inspiration, with clear Expies of Darrin and Samantha (although not as a married couple), Aunt Clara, and Uncle Arthur as the main cast.

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** The play ''Bell, Book and Candle'', ''Film/BellBookAndCandle'', made into a 1960 film starring Creator/JimmyStewart and Kim Novak, would seem more of an inspiration, with clear Expies of Darrin and Samantha (although not as a married couple), inspiration. Samantha, Darrin, Aunt Clara, and Uncle Arthur as are clear [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the play's main cast.cast, although its two main characters are not married.
6th Oct '16 9:00:40 AM MarkLungo
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* CreativeDifferences: Between first season producer and script consultant Danny Arnold and ABC. Arnold wanted to make the show more realistic, while ABC wanted it to be more farcical.

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* CreativeDifferences: Between first season producer and script consultant Danny Arnold and ABC.Creator/{{ABC}}. Arnold wanted to make the show more realistic, while ABC wanted it to be more farcical.
28th Aug '16 3:15:24 PM Matt620
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* RelationshipVoiceActor: With a dash of IronyAsSheIsCast. Darrin and Endora despised each other in the show, but Dick York and Agnes Moorehead were very fond of each other. Reportedly, Moorehead wasn't pleased when Dick Sargeant was brought on.
21st Jul '16 2:05:18 PM JamesAustin
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* TheDanza: Maurice Evans plays Samantha's father, Maurice.
** Also doubles as ItIsPronouncedTroPay: in RealLife, Maurice Evans insisted that his name be pronounced in Proper (British) English - "Morris" - however, there was one occasion on the show, in which another warlock [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to him as "Morris"]], only for him to correct him with "Maurice".

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* TheDanza: Maurice Evans plays Samantha's father, Maurice.
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Maurice. Also doubles as ItIsPronouncedTroPay: in RealLife, Maurice Evans insisted that his name be pronounced in Proper (British) English - "Morris" - however, there was one occasion on the show, in which another warlock [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to him as "Morris"]], only for him to correct him with "Maurice".
21st Jul '16 2:01:11 PM JamesAustin
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** Also doubles as ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: in RealLife, Maurice Evans insisted that his name be pronounced in Proper (British) English - "Morris" - however, there was one occasion on the show, in which another warlock [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to him as "Morris"]], only for him to correct him with "Maurice".

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** Also doubles as ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: ItIsPronouncedTroPay: in RealLife, Maurice Evans insisted that his name be pronounced in Proper (British) English - "Morris" - however, there was one occasion on the show, in which another warlock [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to him as "Morris"]], only for him to correct him with "Maurice".



** ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Though ''Bewitched'' lasted much longer, both shows -- and their viewers -- won. Elizabeth Montgomery reportedly hated ''Jeannie'' because she felt it was a shameless knock off of her show, but with all the social commentary replaced with {{fanservice}}. Decades later Barbara Eden sort of agreed with her. When NBC hired Sidney Sheldon to create the series for them to compete with the success of ABC's ''Bewitched'', he went to ''Bewitched'' directed William Asher for advice, admitting, "I have this, sort of, rip-off of you..."
*** The 2005 film lampshades this, when Isabel is telling her neighbor Maria about being in the new series.
---->'''Maria:''' Oh, I ''love'' that show! Is it the one about the genie?\\

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** ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Though ''Bewitched'' lasted much longer, both shows -- and their viewers -- won. Elizabeth Montgomery reportedly hated ''Jeannie'' because she felt it was a shameless knock off of her show, but with all the social commentary replaced with {{fanservice}}.{{fanservice}}, and was downright infuriated that ''Jeannie'' later had a reunion TV movie in TheEighties (directed by her ex-husband William Asher, even), especially after she repeatedly turned-down offers to do the same with ''Bewitched'' (though, to be fair, she felt that any form of a reunion special would jeopardize the original series' credibility). Decades later Barbara Eden sort of agreed with her. When NBC hired Sidney Sheldon to create the series for them to compete with the success of ABC's ''Bewitched'', he went to ''Bewitched'' directed William Asher for advice, admitting, "I have this, sort of, rip-off of you..."
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" The 2005 film lampshades this, when Isabel is telling her neighbor Maria about being in the new series.
---->'''Maria:''' --->'''Maria:''' Oh, I ''love'' that show! Is it the one about the genie?\\



*** Elizabeth Montgomery was infuriated that ''Jeannie'' later had a reunion TV movie in TheEighties (directed by her ex-husband William Asher, even), especially after she repeatedly turned-down offers to do the same with ''Bewitched'' (though, to be fair, she felt that any form of a reunion special would jeopardize the original series' credibility).



* RealitySubtext: Tabitha was conceived and born because Elizabeth Montgomery got pregnant.

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* RealitySubtext: Tabitha was and Adam were conceived and born because Elizabeth Montgomery got pregnant.
8th May '16 5:51:33 PM nombretomado
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** The recycling continued for years after. The exterior of the Taylors' home in ''HomeImprovement'' was a redecoration of the facade of the Stephens' home, and the fountain in the local park is most famous as the place the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' play around during their theme song.

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** The recycling continued for years after. The exterior of the Taylors' home in ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' was a redecoration of the facade of the Stephens' home, and the fountain in the local park is most famous as the place the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' play around during their theme song.
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