History Trivia / Bewitched

22nd Apr '18 4:38:53 PM JamesAustin
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Somewhat. Darrin and Endora despised each other in the show, but Creator/DickYork and Creator/AgnesMoorehead were very fond of each other. Reportedly, Moorehead wasn't pleased when Creator/DickSargent was brought on.



* RelationshipVoiceActor: With a dash of IronyAsSheIsCast. Darrin and Endora despised each other in the show, but Creator/DickYork and Creator/AgnesMoorehead were very fond of each other. Reportedly, Moorehead wasn't pleased when Creator/DickSargeant was brought on.
21st Apr '18 8:02:52 PM jormis29
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* DirectedByCastMember: David White (Larry Tate) directed an episode.

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* DirectedByCastMember: David White Creator/DavidWhite (Larry Tate) directed an episode.
21st Apr '18 7:54:03 PM jormis29
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** Before playing clumsy witch maid Esmeralda, Alice Ghostley played clumsy ''mortal'' maid Naomi (also for the Stephenses) in the Season Two episode "Maid to Order."

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** Before playing clumsy witch maid Esmeralda, Alice Ghostley Creator/AliceGhostley played clumsy ''mortal'' maid Naomi (also for the Stephenses) in the Season Two episode "Maid to Order."
21st Apr '18 6:37:13 PM jormis29
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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.

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* RelationshipVoiceActor: With a dash of IronyAsSheIsCast. Darrin and Endora despised each other in the show, but Dick York Creator/DickYork and Agnes Moorehead Creator/AgnesMoorehead were very fond of each other. Reportedly, Moorehead wasn't pleased when Dick Sargeant Creator/DickSargeant was brought on.



** Dick Sargent was actually the original choice for Darrin all along. He and Elizabeth Montgomery had been good friends prior to the show's start, and she and husband/producer/director William Asher felt he was the perfect for the role of Darrin, though Sargent was under contract to another studio at the time the show was starting up production, making him unavailable to accept the role. On the same token, a ''third'' Dick was also considered for the role: Richard Crenna (who also eerily bears a striking resemblance to Dick York).
** In an effort to keep the show on a little while longer, Creator/{{ABC}} tried negotiating with Elizabeth Montgomery and William Asher into continuing the show past its fifth season. While Seasons Six and Seven were eventually set in stone, ABC also gave them the options for Season Eight, Nine, and a partial Season Ten which would have included a GrandFinale TV-movie. Preparations began for a ninth season, but by then, Montgomery wanted out, and there was no question that while Darrin could've been played by other actors (Dick Sargent was also wanting out by then as well), no one could play Samantha like Montgomery.

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** Dick Sargent Creator/DickSargent was actually the original choice for Darrin all along. He and Elizabeth Montgomery had been good friends prior to the show's start, and she and husband/producer/director William Asher felt he was the perfect for the role of Darrin, though Sargent was under contract to another studio at the time the show was starting up production, making him unavailable to accept the role. On the same token, a ''third'' Dick was also considered for the role: Richard Crenna (who also eerily bears a striking resemblance to Dick York).
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** In an effort to keep the show on a little while longer, Creator/{{ABC}} tried negotiating with Elizabeth Montgomery and William Asher into continuing the show past its fifth season. While Seasons Six and Seven were eventually set in stone, ABC also gave them the options for Season Eight, Nine, and a partial Season Ten which would have included a GrandFinale TV-movie. Preparations began for a ninth season, but by then, Montgomery wanted out, and there was no question that while Darrin could've been played by other actors (Dick Sargent (Creator/DickSargent was also wanting out by then as well), no one could play Samantha like Montgomery.
16th Apr '18 4:59:13 AM jormis29
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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,'' 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 Creator/BarbaraEden 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.
28th Mar '18 10:49:19 AM LarryMullen
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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 actress. And it wasn't just the viewers. According to an ''E! True Hollywood Story'' episode about the series, some of the show's staff members would flirt with Serena, not realizing she was played by the star of the show who was also married to the show's producer. 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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* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: 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 actress. And it wasn't just the viewers. According to an ''E! True Hollywood Story'' episode about the series, some of the show's staff members would flirt with Serena, not realizing she was played by the star of the show who was also married to the show's producer. 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."
23rd Feb '18 9:30:21 AM monarc
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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 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."

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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 actress. And it wasn't just the viewers. According to an ''E! True Hollywood Story'' episode about the series, some of the show's staff members would flirt with Serena, not realizing she was played by the star of the show who was also married to the show's producer. 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."
30th Nov '17 9:53:55 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/JodieFoster and Creator/HelenHunt were once considered for Tabitha.
26th Sep '17 12:47:20 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DyeingForYourArt: Kasey Rogers, the second actress to portray Louise Tate, dyed her naturally red hair dark to more closely resemble the previous actress Irene Vernon. Rogers returned to red during the last few seasons.
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...
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