History YMMV / Bewitched

3rd Nov '17 4:34:21 PM thecarolinabull01
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** An early episode titled "That Was My Wife" had Samantha experimenting with her appearance by wearing a black wig (which results in Larry thinking that Darrin was seeing another woman) The very same one she would wear as Serena later on and might have inspired the character's creation.

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** An early episode titled "That Was My Wife" had Samantha experimenting with her appearance by wearing a black wig (which results in Larry thinking that Darrin was seeing another woman) The very same one she that Elizabeth Montgomery would wear as Serena later on and might have inspired the character's creation.
15th Oct '17 1:07:26 PM thecarolinabull01
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** An early episode titled "That Was My Wife" had Samantha experimenting with her appearance by wearing a black wig (which results in Larry thinking that Darrin was seeing another woman). This was long before Serena showed up, and might have inspired her creation.

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** An early episode titled "That Was My Wife" had Samantha experimenting with her appearance by wearing a black wig (which results in Larry thinking that Darrin was seeing another woman). This was long before woman) The very same one she would wear as Serena showed up, later on and might have inspired her the character's creation.
15th Oct '17 12:46:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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** An early episode titled "That Was My Wife" had Samantha experimenting with her appearance by wearing a black wig (which results in Larry thinking that Darrin was seeing another woman). This was long before Serena showed up, and might have inspired her creation.
15th Oct '17 12:43:23 PM thecarolinabull01
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Seasons 6-8 (the ones with Dick Sargent as Darrin) are often disregarded by ''Bewitched'' fans.
12th Oct '17 12:06:53 AM thecarolinabull01
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* SeasonalRot: The Dick Sargent episodes in particular are victims of this.

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* SeasonalRot: The Dick Sargent episodes in particular are victims of this. Aside from the switch, the writing quality declined and many early episodes were recycled into "new" ones.
5th Oct '17 1:14:38 PM thecarolinabull01
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Alice Pearce would sometimes use an excruciatingly screechy voice as Gladys Kravitz. Highlighted in one of Creator/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 Creator/NickAtNite's ads for the show when they started airing the old black-and-white episodes. Sandra Gould had an even worse screechy voice.
11th Jul '17 6:27:21 PM TristanJeremiah
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This show's popularity in Japan spawned the MagicalGirl [[GenrePopularizer genre]]
6th Oct '16 8:21:02 AM MarkLungo
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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Averted with ''I Dream of Jeannie'', which was wildly popular despite people involved in it admitting that it ripped off ''Bewitched''. Played straight with the failure of ''Tabitha'', which resulted from its similarity to ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.

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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Averted with ''I Dream of Jeannie'', ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'', which was wildly popular despite people involved in it admitting that it ripped off ''Bewitched''. Played straight with the failure of ''Tabitha'', which resulted from its similarity to ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.
6th Oct '16 8:19:35 AM MarkLungo
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** 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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** 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'' ''Series/{{Passions}}'' canon to the series, Sam and Darrin would later get a granddaughter named Endora.
21st Jul '16 2:18:19 PM JamesAustin
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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 not only did he expect Samantha to exercise much greater restraint, but she very often actually did so.
*** Both actor Dick York and associate producer Richard Michaels have offered their own views on Darrin's feelings towards Samantha and her witchcraft. Michaels' opinion seems to be similar to that of the above mentioned, in that Darrin, "Was a square" and didn't want Sam to use her witchcraft because he didn't want her to embarrass him. York argued that Darrin didn't want anyone to find out about Sam being a witch because he didn't want others to try taking advantage of her and using her to fulfil their own gain, or even try and take her away from him (something that was explored in York's favorite episode, "I Confess").

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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 not only did he expect Samantha to exercise much greater restraint, but she very often actually did so. \n*** Both actor Dick York and associate producer Richard Michaels have offered their own views on Darrin's feelings towards Samantha and her witchcraft. Michaels' opinion seems to be similar to that of the above mentioned, in that Darrin, "Was a square" and didn't want Sam to use her witchcraft because he didn't want her to embarrass him. York argued that Darrin didn't want anyone to find out about Sam being a witch because he didn't want others to try taking advantage of her and using her to fulfil their own gain, or even try and take her away from him (something that was explored in York's favorite episode, "I Confess").



** 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]]

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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 in real life, "Winning!", that became {{memetic|Mutation}}, "Winning!"[[/labelnote]]{{memetic|Mutation}}.[[/labelnote]]



* 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.

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* JerkassWoobie: Darrin, despite his misogynistic attitude ([[FairForItsDay from a modern perspective at least)]], 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.



* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: What made ''I Dream of Jeannie'' popular was that it ripped off ''Bewitched'', and the failure of ''Tabitha'' resulted from its similarity to ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.

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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: What made Averted with ''I Dream of Jeannie'' Jeannie'', which was wildly popular was despite people involved in it admitting that it ripped off ''Bewitched'', and ''Bewitched''. Played straight with the failure of ''Tabitha'' ''Tabitha'', which resulted from its similarity to ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.



** 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.
** In particular he seemed very hostile to the idea of Samantha acquiring a "career" as Queen of the Witches and states it in pretty much those terms, actually denouncing her comparison to the U.S. presidency on the grounds that no president has ever been a wife and mother.
** 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.

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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.
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In particular he seemed very hostile to the idea of Samantha acquiring a "career" as Queen of the Witches and states it in pretty much those terms, actually denouncing her comparison to the U.S. presidency on the grounds that no president has ever been a wife and mother.
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mother. 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. Depending on whom you ask, he got either better or worse when Dick Sargent came on as Darrin.
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