History YMMV / Bewitched

30th Mar '16 9:48:07 AM CynicalBastardo
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* JerkassWoobie: Darrin, despite his misogynistic attitude ([[FairForItsDay from a modern perspective at least)]], didn't deserve half the crap he got from Endora, as she constantly uses her powers to make life hell for him. The writers of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' seem to hold this viewpoint, as they did a CutawayGag where Darrin uses holy water on her.
9th Jan '16 7:59:27 PM SideburnsKid
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: In an early episode, one of Darrin's clients requested an ugly old witch as the mascot for his brand of Halloween candy. This is treated as being terribly racist, and Samantha later invades his dreams to teach him a lesson about tolerance. While he is very forceful on the matter, the fact remains that he is being punished for insulting people he didn't even know existed to begin with.
31st Dec '15 4:28:47 AM JamesAustin
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** There is an episode called "[[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Charlie Harper]], [[MemeticMutation Winner]]".[[labelnote:Explanation]]After being fired from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Creator/CharlieSheen started to use a CatchPhrase that became {{memetic|Mutation}}, "Winning!"[[/labelnote]]

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** There is an episode called "[[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Charlie Harper]], [[MemeticMutation Winner]]".[[labelnote:Explanation]]After being fired from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', in which he played a character named Charlie Harper, Creator/CharlieSheen started to use a CatchPhrase that became {{memetic|Mutation}}, "Winning!"[[/labelnote]]



** Blink and you'll miss it, but in an occasion Larry proudly boasts they never should have let women vote.

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** Blink and you'll miss it, but in an occasion Larry proudly boasts that they never should have let women vote.
28th Dec '15 8:43:47 AM JamesAustin
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** Often times because of certain scheduling constraints, episodes of shows may be filmed/produced out of order. The first episode filmed when [[TheOtherDarrin Dick Sargent played Darrin]] was, "Samantha's Better Halves,"; Dick Sargent once confessed that he felt uncomfortable with Samantha's line, "I only want ''one'' Darrin!" and even Elizabeth Montgomery said she was upset the writers put that in, considering the circumstances.
** The first HalloweenEpisode, "The Witches are Out", had Samantha protest advertising's use of demeaning stereotypes of ugly, evil witches. Later, the cast of ''Bewitched'' would advertise Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup[[note]]The company that makes Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup, Quaker Oats, sponsored ''Bewitched'' during the first four seasons, resulting in the cast plugging various Quaker foodstuffs[[/note]], products which fell under heat from civil rights groups because of the {{Mammy}} mascot.

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** Often times because of certain scheduling constraints, episodes of shows may be filmed/produced out of order. The first episode filmed when [[TheOtherDarrin Dick Sargent played Darrin]] was, was "Samantha's Better Halves,"; Halves;" Dick Sargent once confessed that he felt uncomfortable with Samantha's line, "I only want ''one'' Darrin!" and even Elizabeth Montgomery said she was upset the writers put that in, considering the circumstances.
** The first HalloweenEpisode, "The Witches are Out", Out," had Samantha protest advertising's use of demeaning stereotypes of ugly, evil witches. Later, the cast of ''Bewitched'' would advertise Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup[[note]]The syrup,[[note]]The company that makes Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup, Quaker Oats, sponsored ''Bewitched'' during the first four seasons, resulting in the cast plugging various Quaker foodstuffs[[/note]], foodstuffs[[/note]] products which fell under heat from civil rights groups because of the {{Mammy}} mascot.



** There is an episode called "[[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Charlie Harper]], Winner".
** One early episode had an ImagineSpot in which Darrin imagines his future children with Sam, including a witch-daughter named Little Endora. If you consider "Passions" canon to the series, Sam and Darrin would later get a granddaughter named Endora.

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** There is an episode called "[[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Charlie Harper]], Winner".
[[MemeticMutation Winner]]".[[labelnote:Explanation]]After being fired from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Creator/CharlieSheen started to use a CatchPhrase that became {{memetic|Mutation}}, "Winning!"[[/labelnote]]
** One early episode had an ImagineSpot in which Darrin imagines his future children with Sam, including a witch-daughter named Little Endora. If you consider "Passions" ''Passions'' canon to the series, Sam and Darrin would later get a granddaughter named Endora.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The "Tabitha" spin-off, among other things, retconning Adam to be a mortal (as well as Tabitha now being the younger sibling) despite the pilot showing him to be a warlock. Apparently, the original audience was also upset that Tabitha and Adam were suddenly adults.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The "Tabitha" ''Tabitha'' spin-off, among other things, retconning Adam to be a mortal (as well as Tabitha now being the younger sibling) despite the pilot showing him to be a warlock. Apparently, the original audience was also upset that Tabitha and Adam were suddenly adults.



* ValuesDissonance: Darrin's behavior seems remarkably {{jerkass}} and repressive to modern sensibilities. Depending on whom you ask, this was stepped up when Dick Sargent came on as Darrin.

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Darrin's behavior seems remarkably {{jerkass}} and repressive to modern sensibilities. Depending on whom you ask, this was stepped up when Dick Sargent came on as Darrin.



** Blink and you'll miss it, but in an underhand Larry proudly boasts they never should have let women vote.

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** Blink and you'll miss it, but in an underhand occasion Larry proudly boasts they never should have let women vote.
10th Nov '15 7:50:25 AM psionycx
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** Darrin was actually very insecure and felt the need for personal accomplishments to justify himself. It is notable that on several occasions Samantha's family hatched plans to grant Darrin magical powers so that he could better fit into the world of witches. But in the end he always rejected these in order to remain "normal". Interestingly, this was because he was shown to lack restraint when it came to the matter of misusing magic when he actually had access to it. Yet Samantha not only did he expect Samantha to exercise much greater restraint, but she very often actually did so.

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** Darrin was actually very insecure and felt the need for personal accomplishments to justify himself. It is notable that on several occasions Samantha's family hatched plans to grant Darrin magical powers so that he could better fit into the world of witches. But in the end he always rejected these in order to remain "normal". Interestingly, this was because he was shown to lack restraint when it came to the matter of misusing magic when he actually had access to it. Yet Samantha not only did he expect Samantha to exercise much greater restraint, but she very often actually did so.
10th Nov '15 7:21:48 AM psionycx
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** Samantha and Darrin ''both'' frequently state that, as a wife, she cannot go places or do things without her husband's permission. This applied even on weekend days where Darrin was going to play golf.
29th Jun '15 9:37:52 AM dsneybuf
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** There is an episode called "[[TwoAndAHalfMen Charlie Harper]], Winner".

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** There is an episode called "[[TwoAndAHalfMen "[[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Charlie Harper]], Winner".


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** One episode has Larry convince Darrin to hire a maid for himself and Samantha, by discussing the helpfulness of his own maid, named Esmeralda. Sam and Darrin enlist a maid named Esmeralda in the last few seasons, but she proves incompetent.
6th Dec '14 5:44:28 PM Antwan
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Alice Pearce would sometimes use an excruciatingly screechy voice as Gladys Kravitz. Highlighted in one of NickAtNite's ads for the show when they started airing the old black-and-white episodes.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: Alice Pearce would sometimes use an excruciatingly screechy voice as Gladys Kravitz. Highlighted in one of NickAtNite's Creator/NickAtNite's ads for the show when they started airing the old black-and-white episodes.
23rd Nov '14 9:43:44 PM dsneybuf
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** The first HalloweenEpisode, "The Witches are Out", had Samantha protest advertising's use of demeaning stereotypes of ugly, evil witches. Later, the cast of ''Bewitched'' would advertise Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup, products which fell under heat from civil rights groups (even before ''Bewitched'' began airing) because of the {{Mammy}} mascot.

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** The first HalloweenEpisode, "The Witches are Out", had Samantha protest advertising's use of demeaning stereotypes of ugly, evil witches. Later, the cast of ''Bewitched'' would advertise Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup[[note]]The company that makes Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup, Quaker Oats, sponsored ''Bewitched'' during the first four seasons, resulting in the cast plugging various Quaker foodstuffs[[/note]], products which fell under heat from civil rights groups (even before ''Bewitched'' began airing) because of the {{Mammy}} mascot.
23rd Nov '14 9:34:28 PM dsneybuf
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** The first HalloweenEpisode, "The Witches are Out", had Samantha protest advertising's use of demeaning stereotypes of ugly, evil witches. Later, the cast of ''Bewitched'' would advertise Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup, which fell under heat for their {{Mammy}} mascot.

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** The first HalloweenEpisode, "The Witches are Out", had Samantha protest advertising's use of demeaning stereotypes of ugly, evil witches. Later, the cast of ''Bewitched'' would advertise Aunt Jemima's pancakes and syrup, products which fell under heat for their from civil rights groups (even before ''Bewitched'' began airing) because of the {{Mammy}} mascot.
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