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That Sabrina character [[UnEntendre certainly gets around]], doesn't she?

'''''Sabrina the Teenage Witch''''' is a live-action series that ran from 1996 to 2003, based on [[ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch the Archie comic book]]. It was preceded by a PilotMovie with better production values, but a mainly different and much less memorable cast.

[[DangerousSixteenthBirthday On her 16th birthday]], Sabrina Spellman, resident of Westbridge, MA, discovers that she is a witch and has magical powers. She moves in with her witch aunts Hilda and Zelda, and learns to survive the pratfalls of high school with a little magic on her side. Other fixtures in her life were her talking cat Salem (a wizard punished for his megalomania by being trapped in an animal body), her oblivious love interest Harvey, and her mortal enemy Libby (former [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] for the AlphaBitch).

The show was extremely similar in characterization and plot-structure to the 1980s SitCom ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', but was in fact based on material which predated that show by several decades: the same ArchieComics as the series ''SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'' -- though the animated show went in a very different direction. There were also two additional TV movies - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' featuring Tara Strong as a movie-exclusive character Gwen.

Now airing on TheHub.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbortedArc: Dreama's storyline.
* {{Adorkable}}: Miles.
** Harvey may've been a jock, but he could be endearingly socially awkward at times.
* AesopCollateralDamage: Harvey gets turned into a beast (complete with tusks and fur) by Sabrina's ugly aunt to teach her a lesson about shallowness.
* AffablyEvil: Salem.
* AllWitchesHaveCats: Sabrina has Salem. Only in Series 6 - 7. In series 1 - 4 he belongs to Hilda and in Series 5 he stays with Hilda and Zelda because he can.
* AlphaBitch: Libby was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former]] Trope Namer for a very long time because she was such a striking example of this.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: In an episode where Sabrina uses magical products to make Harvey more ambitious, to the point where he's alienated from Sabrina and only cares about his ambitions of being a money-making businessman, she shows him what could happen if he continues (a la A Christmas Carol). At the end of the montage they see a party which is Harvey's funeral. They're happy because he was a jerk who didn't spend time with his family and cut down all of the trees (except one) in Westbridge.
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'', which received its own sequels in the forms of an {{OVA}} (''Friends Forever'') and a sequel series, ''Sabrina's Secret Life''. Although it was a cartoon first, then a live series, then a cartoon again.
* AntiMagic: Witches' magic doesn't work on vampires in this series.
** There's also a magical quota when magic is used on mortals, exceed it and magic won't work on that particular person anymore... at least for awhile.
*** This seems to hold true only for memory-related spells.
**** Actually, only the memories of the events are erased; if their nose is broken, for example, it would stay broken and another reason would be put in their head after their true memory is erased.
* ArcWords: Season one. Say it with us now: "Mitosis is..."
* ArtifactTitle: ArchieComics kept the production team from revising it when Sabrina got older.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: While otherwise a very enjoyable show, it's obvious the producers never set foot in Massachusetts before creating this show. One episode had lines that placed Westbridge nearly 200 miles west of Boston, which in real life is far west of the Hudson River in New York. Another episode said that the same town is about an hour's drive from Salem, Massachusetts, which itself in real life is about 10 miles north of Boston. The fifth series and on also said that Westbridge is very close into Boston, and heavily urbanised. So, apparently, the Massachusetts in the minds of the producers is about six times the size that it is in real life.
* BeCarefulWhatYouSay: Good advice when doing magic. The LiteralGenie trope runs rampant in the other realm, so when casting a spell a witch has to say exactly what he or she means. Sabrina occasionally lands herself in trouble for failing to make her spells precise enough.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor : One episode had Sabrina babysitting a 2-year-old. At one point he is constantly crying until she picks him up and holds him saying, [[TemptingFate "Be a big boy, be a big boy, be a big boy..."]] inadvertently casting a spell which turns the toddler into a 40-ish looking man who still has the mind of a toddler.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Parodied in the penultimate episode. When a tidal wave hits the beach Sabrina and her friends are staying at, Sabrina and Roxie emerge with messy hair, dirt on their faces and covered in seaweed. Morgan is still fine and we get this exchange.
--> '''Sabrina:''' Morgan, how did you learn to scale a palm tree like that?
--> '''Morgan:''' Do you have any idea what a twenty-foot wall of water would do to my hair?
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Several guest stars from the Other Realm have appeared as themselves, including JerrySpringer and the CarTalk guys.
* TheBermudaTriangle: In an episode when Sabrina is on a cruise ship that enters the Bermuda Triangle, she discovers that her powers no longer work but can instead make wishes that are instantly granted.
* BerserkButton: Amanda, several times. When she was young, it was being denied things. When she was older, well:
-->'''Aaron's Mother:''' "It's so hard to find a bridesmaids dress that looks good on everyone."
-->'''Amanda:''' Oh, I have melted people for less than that!
* BigBeautifulWoman: Hilda had a very full figure and still had a more active love life than Zelda.
* BitchAlert: Libby, Amanda and Roxie. The latter two do mellow out eventually.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: From season 5 onwards - Sabrina (blonde), Roxie (brunette) and Morgan (redhead). The traditional roles are palette swapped with Sabrina as the Brainy Blonde, Roxie as the Fiery Brunette and Morgan as the Dumb Redhead. Alternately season 1 could also count with Libby and Jenny filling the brunette and redhead roles respectively - though without the personality types as Jenny was brainy too and Libby wasn't dumb, just mean.
* BookDumb: Aunt Hilda.
** Harvey.
* BootCampEpisode: An episode had Sabrina get sent there by her Quizmaster for crashing a train into the living room, and thus failing her first quiz.
* TheBrainlessBeauty: Morgan. Sabrina herself temporarily became one in 'Deliver Us From Email' after catching a magical computer virus.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Sabrina has her moments.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Between Sabrina and Harvey, first when he sees her with Josh, then when he learns (permanently) that she is a witch. Uncommon for a sitcom of that period, both times lasted several episodes.
* BreastExpansion: In episode "Sabrina Unplugged", Sabrina accidentally has her breasts enlarged by Leonard when he alters her body through a magical photoshop-like program she was trapped in, thinking it's just a picture of her. Undoubtedly, her new bosom leads to a lot of MaleGaze moments.
* 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.
* {{Bridezilla}}: Sabrina became a literal bridezilla in one episode, when, following the advice of Cinderella, she became extremely demanding, causing her lower body to change into that of a dragon.
* BrokenAesop: Some people think this applies to the final episode when Sabrina ends up choosing her (magically) destined partner Harvey over her fiancee, despite the fact that several characters tell her that even though their soul crystals do not match, what matters is what the heart wants...
** Of course the characters' conjectures still hold true, since Sabrina spends half her engagement questioning her feelings towards the groom in favor of Harvey. It's made blatantly obvious that Sabrina and her high-school sweetie are not only destined partners by magic, but actually love each other more than anything.
* BubblePipe: The episode where Sabrina's friend ends up in the Other Realm has the woman who reads out the laws of said realm blow on a bubble pipe when she's having her conversation with Sabrina.
** Also the episode of the murder mystery party, where Salem plays a detective. Leading to this hilarious bit with a suspect:
-->'''Salem:''' The body was covered with pipe smoke!
-->'''Suspect:''' But zat means nozing! You have a pipe too.
-->'''Salem:''' Yes, but mine only blows bubbles! *does just that*
* BurnTheWitch: Played with in an episode. Sabrina's class visits Salem; everyone was given a little slip saying if they were a witch or not, and were supposed to find the witch. Sabrina loses hers without reading it. After all the predictable accusation hijinks goes down, the teacher announces that nobody had a slip that said "witch", as a lesson to the class about crazy witchhunts. Sabrina finds her slip on the bus home, which says "witch" on it. Salem... is not a good place for witches.
** It's also worth noting that when Jenny is "found guilty" of being a witch, Mr Pool says "you can pretend we hanged her" instead of burning. He was with the history teacher after all.
** 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.
* CallBack: In the finale, to the very first season-- the "something old" bracelet that Morgan gets out of Sabrina's jewelry box is the bracelet that Harvey gave her during "As Westbridge Turns," and Sabrina running away with Harvey happens at exactly 12:36, which is engraved on the bracelet because it's the exact time they met.
* CantBelieveISaidThat: In "Sabrina Through The Looking Glass", Baltimore Oriole star Brady Anderson stars AsHimself and serves as Sabrina's spirit guide when she becomes [[spoiler:trapped inside a mirror world]]. As she's leaving, he advises her to remember that "life is a team sport." After she goes back, Brady delivers the following line:
-->'''Brady''': Life is a team sport? How stupid does that sound?
* CastingGag: In one episode, it is revealed that Aunt Hilda (played by Quebec-born Caroline Rhea) failed to fill out her immigration paperwork, and when tested on the legality of her citizenship by reading a sentence, she reads it in an exaggerated Canadian accent. She is then promptly deported to "the Northern Sector of the Other Realm, where she came from." Subsequently, she is traded for badger pelts.
* CatchPhrase: "Gotta go!" "Gross gross gross gross"
* 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".
* CatsAreMean: Explained in that witches that try to take over the world, like Salem (or anything larger like "the universe", like one of Salem's dates) are punished by being turned into a cat for 100 years. This doesn't happen to everyone though; Hilda, who followed Salem because she thought he would succeed, only had to keep him worm free until the end of his sentence... until she's freed from it that is.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Salem.
* ChainedToARailway: Parodied: Sabrina even does the scream-and-struggle seizure, but quickly stops as she realizes that screaming is pretty pointless if you're in a silent movie.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of seven seasons, Amanda goes from being a BrattyHalfPint to a decent person, and her and Sabrina are on much better terms. Roxie also starts season 5 as an anti-social moody bitch and ends the series as one of Sabrina's closest friends.
* CuteAndPsycho: Ms. Quick certainly shows shades of this.
** Some fans will agree that Miles does too.
* TheCheerleader: Played ridiculously straight.
-->'''Sabrina:''' Oh! I'm glad you guys are home, I'm really worried about Valerie. She's fallen in with a bad crowd.\\
'''Zelda:''' [[AcceptableTargets Trekkies?]]\\
'''Sabrina:''' No worse, she's trying to become a cheerleader.
** Averted during the sixth season's premiere, when Roxie and Sabrina dress up as nice, and very unlikely cheerleaders for Miles' horror movie.
* ChristmasElves: Subverted in an early episode, where all of Santa's elves are regular human-sized except one.
-->'''Elf:''' We're Santa's elves!\\
'''Sabrina:''' But you're huge!\\
'''Elf:''' Yeah, guess who always gets in the pictures...
** This, however, was ignored in a later episode when the aunts hire a couple of short elves.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The series was somewhat notorious for this. Several major or reccuring characters (Drell, Jenny, Mr. Pool, Mrs. Quick, Dreama, Brad and Miles) vanished without a trace.
** Justified in season 5 when the setting shifted from high school to college meaning that the likes of Mr Kraft and Mrs Quick would still be at the school while Brad and Dreama were off at other colleges. Again justified in season 6, when Sabrina moves back to her house and only brings Roxie and Morgan along (The house only has three rooms).
*** an episode at the beginning of Series 7 later has a television broadcast in the background with the words "...Goodman was shot today." said by the announcers, so he may actually be dead.
* CollegeRadio: Sabrina and Roxie get their own show, but Sabrina quickly steps down when she realizes she's not a very good host.
* ColorMeBlack: Subverted. The morning after receiving a lecture from one of her relatives about the importance of not judging by appearance, Sabrina checks herself in the mirror and is grateful that her appearance wasn't modified in the night. [[spoiler:Harvey, however, spends the episode transformed into a beast-man, and Sabrina has to accept him before the curse is undone.]]
* ComesGreatResponsibility: The reason why Sabrina ends up in trouble every episode.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Miles.
* ContinuityDrift: The punishment in series for telling a mortal about one's witch powers is that they are stripped of them if the mortal tells anyone. The movie ''Sabrina Goes To Rome'' also adds that a depowered witch is also cast out if she doesn't turn said mortal into a pile of stone within 24 hours. Especially Egregious because Cousin Marigold lost her powers the instant Emile told someone about them.
* ContinuityNod: In "The Crucible" Sabrina says to ask Jill if that's her real nose - referencing Libby revealing Jill had a nose job in "Bundt Friday".
* 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.
* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: Roxie unexpectedly ends up spending Christmas with Hilda and Zelda, so she goes out to buy some last minute gifts. She buys the aunts lottery tickets and Gatorade because 7-11 is the only open store she can find.
* CoolCat: Salem is almost as cool as he thinks he is.
* CoolLoser: Despite being an attractive do-gooder and a model student, she was treated with contempt by both Libby and Vice-Principal Kraft. Makes some sense, though: Libby saw Sabrina as a threat to her own popularity, and was jealous of her grades and likability, and Kraft [[SadistTeacher hated teenagers in general]] and especially hated seeing them happy, and thought that charity was "unamerican," thus making Sabrina the perky do-gooder everything he despised.
* {{Costumer}}
* CouchGag: The first three seasons of the show had Sabrina changing into four different outfits in front of her mirror, the fourth always being different. She would then make a quick pun or observation based on the outfit in question.
* CousinOliver: A season 3 episode reveals Marigold has a second daughter Allie that wasn't seen at the Halloween family gathering back in season 1. Also one wonders why she didn't need to be babysat in season 2 when Sabrina did it for Amanda.
* CreepyDoll: Two words: Molly Dolly.
* CrossOver:
** Done with both the [[BoyMeetsWorld live action series]] and [[SonicTheHedgehog the comic.]]
** Also did one with Film/{{Clueless}}, even if it's only for about thirty seconds. When Cher meets Sabrina, she's confused that she had never seen her, despite that Cher knew everyone at school. Sabrina then disappears when Cher's back is turned, leaving Cher baffled.
** 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, ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''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 ''TeenAngel'' (Which featured the end of the event) & ''BoyMeetsWorld'' aired on the Disney Channel.
* {{Cult}}: Had a cult around a fake "witch" who also hoarded its members' worldly possessions. (And made them eat mungbeans)
* CuteWitch
* DatingDoSiDo: Mr. Kraft dated both Hilda and Zelda at different times. Sure it's dramatic, but it would sure suck to be in Sabrina's position on that one.
* DeadpanSnarker: Salem.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Roxie.
* DidYouGetANewHaircut: Played with in an episode. Jenny really does get a horrible (and dramatically shorter) new haircut:
-->'''Harvey:''' You look different. Are those new earrings?\\
'''Jenny:''' Actually they are.\\
'''Harvey:''' People tell me I'm not perceptive!
* 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 [[NiceGuy Nice Gal]] that's just NotAMorningPerson), but is EasilyForgiven for trying to poison the whole family into AFateWorseThanDeath.
** In the same episode, Salem responds to neighbor Tobias running over their trashcans and mailbox with death threats over the phone and catapulted water balloons that shatter all his windows. Naturally, the police are called.
** In an earlier episode, Cousin (and Emperor) Larry declares open war on Zelda for politely declining to hand over a small country (of three people) she just found out she is a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] of to him.
* DistressedDamsel: Sabrina in the first episode featuring Roland. Also in several episodes involving Harvey, like when Sabrina conjures a silent spell that winds up turning the evening into a silent movie or when she turns the boy into a superhero.
* DumbBlonde: Episode "Deliver Us From E-Mail", where [[spoiler: Katrina sends Sabrina an "airhead virus", which lets Katrina absorb all of Sabrina's intelligence, turning her into a blonde bimbo]].
** In the ColdOpen of "Five Easy Pieces of Libby", Salem is accidentally turned blonde and remarks "I'm blonde! [[DeadpanSnarker My IQ just dropped 20 points.]]" Then he lets out one of his characteristic [[OhCrap "Gyehhh?!"]] sounds when Zelda points out that he just said that in front of three blond witches.
* DumbJock: There is an episode where Sabrina writes an article for the school paper exposing the preferential treatment given to school athletes and gets the star pitcher for the baseball team benched until he finishes his assignments. She goes to help him and he has doodled that he hates her and wrote her names with three "n"s.
* TheDreaded: Aunt Irma.
* ElementalShapeshifter: One episode has Sabrina struggling with trying to learn this technique; it finally clicks for her by the end of the episode in a moment of anger and frustration, and she easily turns into wind and then fire.
* 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. 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 just cares that her family marry the best and do the best they can. But, if they tell a mortal that Irma doesn't approve of she will turn the mortal... or family member, into a fish or some other house hold item; she turns her own daughter into a ballerina type item and turns Hilda, regularly, into dry fruit in a basket, and even turns Salem, Hilda and Zelda into pigs when called "Prune Face".
* EvilTwin: Katrina, Jezebelda and all the Spellman twins. Combined with AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* ExpansionPackPast: Hilda and Zelda's {{Historical In Joke}}s make their lives two of these.
** It doesn't help that the women seem to have moved not only through space, but also time, so despite being only around 600 years old they lived through much older times.
*** Note, Hilda is 652 and Zelda is 659, so they've lived rather a long time; this raises the question of just how old Sabrina's father, Aunt Vesta and Aunt Sophia actually are? Irma's over 1,000, so they can't be that old... can they?
*** Also future:
-->'''Hilda:''' I've been in the world's end, this ain't it.
* ExpositionOfImmortality: Hilda and Zelda mention that they had all the money because they kept a lot of common items over the time of their extended lifespans and sold them when they found they'd become valuable antiques.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The second OP intimates that Sabrina has moved out of her aunts' house, and leads a busy life.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* FallenPrincess: Deconstructed in the episode "Geek Like Me". Sabrina uses her magic to turn Libby into a geek, hoping it will encourage her to change her ways and become nicer when she sees how hard it is. It doesn't work as Libby instead becomes the leader of the geeks and turns them into an elite clique that the cheerleading squad originally was.
** Played straight when Cousin Marigold is depowered and hooks up with a mortal man. She says she was never happy with magic but is happier now.
* {{Familiar}}: In the PilotMovie, Salem is one for Sabrina and her aunts, helping them perform magic as part of his punishment. In the sitcom he has no/limited magic but often acts as an adviser on the subject, particularly for Sabrina.
* {{Fanservice}} Many of the teenage girls in earlier episodes can be frequently seen wearing short skirts and dark tights. The producers of the show would later admit this was deliberate to boost ratings with young male viewers. Also, episode "Sabrina Unplugged" which features a BreastExpansion heavy plot and countless MaleGaze scenes.
* FantasticAesop: Don't use magic for selfish reasons or to skip work!
** Or to alter your friends' lives, even if you think it's for the better.
* FantasticComedy
* FantasticRacism: Witches think of themselves as superior to mortals. Some refuse to associate with mortals, and some extend this dislike to witches with mortal ancestry.
* FantasticVoyagePlot:
** Sabrina enters Libby's brain.
** Later, Sabrina went inside herself to make room in her heart for a new beau.
* FictionalHoliday: Bobunk. It's too bad that Salem accidentally deleted it... Only Father Christmas, and Salem himself, remember Bobunk.
** Christmas later almost became this.
** Witches seem to have their own traditions for holidays, even the ones mortals celebrate.
* FiremenAreHot: Aunt Zelda had a thing for milk-drinking firemen, to the point of making one out of magical dough for a perfect date. Hilda also sometimes asks Salem to "trap himself" in a tree so that a fireman can rescue him and give Hilda a chance for a date (Apparently, this is a regular thing as Salem later refuses, only to be persuaded by food).
* FirstGirlWins: SpearCounterpart - Harvey is Sabrina's first major love interest on the show. They elope together at the end of the series.
* FirstLove: Played straight with Harvey and Sabrina.
* {{Flanderization}}: When we meet Morgan in season 5 she is of course shallow and a bit spacey but completely capable and in control of herself. But then in season 7 she is a complete ditz.
** Aunt Hilda gets Flanderized from being the slightly more easy going of the two aunts to being a ditzy slacker. The best example is her music career: she goes from being a skilled orchestral violinist in the first season to having to be nagged into doing any practicing at all by her sister in the third. Though a recurring gag in the early episodes had people be very unappreciative or outright dismissive of her music talents. It makes sense as to why she would lose interest.
** An in-universe example in the episode "When Teens Collide". Sabrina and Libby end up swapping personalities due to molecular instability. They both end up as exaggerated versions of the other. Libby becomes a sickeningly sweet Pollyanna and FriendToAllLivingThings while Sabrina becomes cartoonishly evil and tries to take over the world.
* FlyingBroomstick: Flying vacuum cleaners, actually- they work just as well, but one crashed when it sucked up a penny.
* FollowTheLeader: Following the success of ''Sabrina'' (as well as the decline of family sitcoms) ABC tried to revive the TGIF line-up with more supernatural sitcoms including ''Teen Angel'' (about a guardian angel) and ''You Wish'' (about a genie). None were successful. Disney Channel would have better luck years later with shows such as ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Or rather, the house. When Valerie invites the entire student body over to Sabrina's for a Halloween party, the latter spends the entire episode trying to keep people from seeing the house being... well, the house. When her cover is finally blown, everyone assumes the talking cat and furniture, river of candy corn, and [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext monster Halloween carolers from the Other Realm]] are props and people in costumes.
* FourthDateMarriage: Aaron and Sabrina meet. Three episodes later they tell each other they love each other...okay. Then in the next episode Aaron [[spoiler:proposes and she accepts]]. Finally in the season finale, only four episodes later [[spoiler:Aaron and Sabrina are about to get married]].
* FreeTheFrogs: Sabrina and class have to dissect frogs, and it seems to follow real life in that the frogs seemed to come pre-killed. Sabrina and her partner express some disgust over it, though they do it with no big drama. The subversion happens when Sabrina accidentally uses her magic to reanimate the frog, and it jumps off the lab table. The frog was pretty much forgotten about for the rest of the episode, since the plot of it was more about Sabrina learning to control her powers and not about saving a frog.
* FreudianExcuse: In "Five Easy Pieces of Libby", it's strongly implied that the reason Libby doesn't show compassion for other people is because it's never been shown to her.
-->'''Quizmaster:''' "Don't worry, that piece doesn't exist yet. It's Libby's compassion for others. You'll have to gradually fill that space by showing compassion for Libby, even when she doesn't show it for you. In other words, learn to work together."
-->'''Sabrina:''' "I get it. [[LampshadeHanging By the way, could this]] [[AnAesop lesson]] [[LampshadeHanging be any more]] [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy handed?]]"
** Roxie being the way she is gets explained in seasons 6 and 7 when we find out her mother was in prison for theft and her father and stepmother pay her no attention, resulting in her never even having a proper Christmas.
* FreudianSlip: Used as a plot device, near the end of the series, Sabrina has a Freudian Slip when she meant to say "I love Aaron." What she ended up saying is "I love Harvey!" And she does it again later with "I love you, Billy. Did I say Billy?"
** One of Hilda's stories from her ExpansionPackPast ends in a literal example. (She trips Sigmund Freud. She even jokes that it was "the first Freudian Slip".)
* FurAndLoathing: Sometimes fur is worn, and it's fake, and occasionally explicitly mentioned as such.
* {{Gasshole}}: A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOzv8ziaO-Q side effect]] of drinking "[[GenderBender Boy Brew]]"
* GenderBender: In one episode Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda all become male, though Zelda only briefly.
* GreenEyedMonster: In the season 4 episode "Jealousy", Sabrina starts acting jealous when Harvey begins hanging out with other people and her jealousy magically consumes her, causing her to become jealous with people even over petty things like somebody getting a good grade on an assignment in class. (A class that Sabrina wasn't even in, no less.) She even comes complete with GreenEyes.
* GoAmongMadPeople: Aunt Beulah's party.
* HalfHourComedy
* HatesSmallTalk: When Sabrina meets Aaron's parents:
---> '''Sabrina:''' Hi, Aaron's told me so much about you.
---> '''Aaron's Dad:''' Then he obviously didn't tell you I hate small talk.
* HehHehYouSaidX: Salem loved doing this.
-->'''Hilda''': Now, obvious fact number one. Willard hasn't asked you to marry him yet and obvious fact number two...
-->'''Salem''': Hee hee hee! You said 'number two'!
** Another example:
-->'''Sabrina''': Nothing like being embraced in the bosom of your family on the most special day of the year.
-->'''Salem''': Hee Hee Hee! Bosom! You said 'bosom'! Ha ha ha ha!
* HighSchool
* HistoricalInJoke
* Ho Yay: Harvey's friendship with Brad borders in this.
** Miles has a short moment with a vampire.
* HulaAndLuaus: Played straight in one episode, in which Sabrina and her twin are competing against each other to see which one is evil. Later, Sabrina learns she has a relative who is a Hawaiian volcano goddess.
* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Witches have some incredibly bizarre biological quirks, far beyond what their magical powers would imply.
** Witches themselves may not be human at all, since it's stated several times through the earliest seasons that the Other Realms exists physically in a distant galaxy and that Witches "came to Earth" in some point throughout human history.
* HypocriticalHumor: A staple of the series, though one particularly hilarious example is Salem being indignant to find that [[NeighborsFromHell Neighbor From Hell]] Tobias is spying on them with a telescope... while he's spying on Tobias with binoculars.
-->'''Salem''': Some people have no moral compass.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Sabrina becomes addicted to pancakes (part of an old Spellman family curse, of which there were many), and at one point gorges herself to bloatation. When she tries to go cold turkey, she experiences withdrawal symptoms, hallucinating that [[MeatOVision Salem is a pile of pancakes asking if she is hungry]], imagining that the school is putting on an [[BusbyBerkeleyNumber elaborate musical number imploring her to eat pancakes]], and dreaming that a giant syrup bottle tries to convince her to come away to a haven for witches addicted to pancakes, where she can eat to her heart's content. [[MushroomSamba It was a really weird episode]].
** In the later episode "Cloud Ten", Sabrina is feeling ignored by her family and friends. She visits a friend who works for an Other Realm travel agency, who suggests she go to Cloud Ten. To get there, Sabrina must open a bag full of cloud and inhale. Once there she's introduced as a "first-timer", and warned that coming down from the cloud can be unpleasant...
* IncrediblyLamePun: In the 17th episode of season 3 (Sabrina The Teenage Writer) Sabrina writes a spy story on a magic typewriter and her characters, which mirror actual characters of the show, come to life. At one point the mirror character of Mr. Kraft (Dr. Bad) captures Harvey's character Derek and and ties him to a buzz saw in order to kill him.
-->'''"Derek":''' There's always been an unpleasant edge to you, Dr. Bad.\\
'''"Dr Bad":''' (with his hands on his ears) I am killing you, just to stop the puns.
** In that same episode, the Spellmans received a chain letter, which was a letter with an actual chain attached to it. And when Hilda crafted a chain letter of her own to send on, it was made out of literal letters.
** Also in "Dante's Inferno" Hilda gets a case of "punitis" which causes everything she says to be a bad joke and literally happen-for example when she wants ice cream, she looks in the freezer to find an "eye screaming."
*** Another one of these, which is rather hilarious, is when Hilda asks: "What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?" Salem LITERALLY has Zelda's tongue in his hand...
** Really, the inhabitants of the Other Realm just LOVE their puns. Rarely is the opportunity for one passed up.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* IneptMage: Dreama.
** Sabrina herself, most of time.
* InOneEarOutTheOther: In 'Deliver Us From E-Mail' Sabrina contracts a magical virus that turns her into an airhead; at one point Zelda looks into Sabrina's ear and gets a clear view out the other side.
** In an earlier episode, Hilda is shown to be addicted to using "Mental Floss" in order to push out her intelligence. The string is shown to actually go through her head.
* InvincibleIncompetent: Sabrina went seven years without ever learning even one or two simple spells she could reliably not mess up. Notable in that there usually was no villain except for her mastery of this trope alternately causing and fixing problems.
* InsultToRocks: In the Season 3 episode "Sabrina's Real World", Hilda puts on a belt that makes her uncontrollably tell jokes, which leads to this:
--> '''Hilda''': "You wanna talk about frightening, you should see my mother-in-law. They said she was ugly as sin. Sin sued."
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: Valerie once tried to imitate Sabrina...because of Sabrina misfiring, of course.
* ItsFakeFurItsFine: In one episode, Salem has a huge gambling debt to a guy (who later turned out to be a cheater), and the Spellmans are forced to work for him to pay it off. At his gambling hall, we see women wearing fur wraps. The furs are later stated to be fake when the Spellmans try to make a potion, and a hair from a fake fur is an ingredient.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Salem. Sabrina also lapses into this from time to time. She is a teenager.
* JediMindTrick: Often used by Sabrina, especially on Harvey and Roxie. A good example from the episode 'Sabrina and the Candidate':
-->'''Sabrina''': I have a question for one of the candidates.\\
'''Roxie''': We're not taking questions from the audience tonight.\\
''(Sabrina twitches her finger in Roxie's direction.)''\\
'''Roxie''': Although here's a crazy idea! Why not.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Salem. Josh can also qualify.
** Amanda in her later appearances
** Roxie too.
* KarmaHoudini: Libby always wins. Mr. Kraft will always defer to the cheerleaders and give them whatever they want. Of course, after they graduate high school this doesn't make any difference whatsoever. Sabrina can usually taint her victory a little with slapstick, but Libby still ultimately gets what she wanted.
** Mr. Kraft applies as well, he gives detentions out for things that would be cause for legal trouble (don't like their clothes, personality, or in Sabrina's case "just because" several times) yet never is reprimanded.
** Later on, Morgan came and averted the rule. She always ended up with the short end of the stick, despite being mostly an airhead rather than a bitch.
* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: Plastic, one of the most common substances in the world, is the weakness of magic. {{Subverted}} though, as only certain types of plastic affect magic and only to prevent magic from working on them. In other words, a witch could theoretically be surrounded by plastic and still be able to use magic. However, this would limit their powers to whatever could be done inside the plastic. (Teleportation and conjuring might still be viable options though, depending on the particular rules of the Sabrina universe.)
* LastMinuteHookup: Sabrina returns to first love Harvey instead of getting married when the network refuses to allow an hour-long finale.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall / GenreSavvy: "It looks like the spell went wrong in an unexpected way. How unusual."
* {{Leprechaun}}
* LiteralGenie
* LiteralMetaphor: Quite often, and lampshaded by Sabrina once.
--->'''Sabrina''': Gee, the Other Realm doesn't understand metaphors much.
* LocalHangout: The coffeehouse, in the college years.
** The Slicery in the high school years.
** The Spellman living room and the newspaper in the final season.
* LostHimInACardGame: Salem bets and loses the Spellmans.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Morgan. ''NOT'' [[AlphaBitch Libby]]. (Although they may have been headed there before Libby was written out of the show.)
* LovableNerd: Gordy, Miles.
* MagicalGesture: Pointing the index finger.
** While most witches and wizards use their fingers to cast magic, some others use another kind of gesture (Aunt Irma crosses her arms; Cousin Zsa Zsa Goowhiggie moves both arms over each other twice, while Zelda, Sabrina, Amanda and Marigold use their fingers and sparks, and Aunt Hilda uses a large puff of smoke).
* MagicKiss: The first time a witch kisses a mortal, the mortal will turn into a frog. To turn him back, the witch must return to the same place and give him TrueLovesKiss. If it's not true love, the second kiss will cause the witch to become a frog as well.
** In the pilot movie, it's revealed that a witch who uses her magic to impress a mortal (or otherwise buy/compel his love) will be turned into a cat for ninety years by that mortal's kiss. If the love is given freely, the witch will remain normal.
* MagicalIncantation: Sometimes.
* TheMagocracy: Mostly in the first four seasons and plots regarding Hilda and Zelda.
* ManInAKilt: Mr. Pool wears one in an episode, as he's of Scottish ancestry. It isn't played for FanService, as it just confuses Sabrina, and the principal yells at Mr. Pool for doing so.
* MeaningfulName: Spellman, and Salem the cat. Katrina would be an example, except that season aired before the infamous hurricane.
** Also, most of the character's names Sabrina gave for her science-fiction story. The villains were Dr. Bad, Lydia Kissenkill, and Vivian Soontodie. Averted with Derek Kink, since his name was based on Harvey's.
* MissingMom: Sabrina's mother is mortal and is not allowed to have contact with her. She [[spoiler:turns into a ball of wax]] if she sees Sabrina without approval from the Witches Council. [[spoiler:in the series finale, the Witches Council does allow Sabrina's mom to attend her wedding, but demands that one of the aunts be temporarily turned into wax. Hilda volunteered Zelda and she is turned into a red candle.]]
* MistakenForGay: Hilda and Zelda at a PTA meeting. In another episode they book separate rooms at a hotel but the receptionist assumes they're together and puts them into the same room.
--> '''Hilda:''' I'm sure you realise now that you were very, very ''wrong''.
--> '''Zelda:''' Lawsuit wrong!
** Morgan later claims that a drummer from a band must be gay because he ignored her.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Borderline-parodied in the episode ''Sabrina the Teenage Writer'', with Sabrina's poorly written Bond villain "Dr. Bad."
* MRSDegree: The episode, Inna-Gadda-Sabrina, has the main character traveling to the 60s where she expresses interest in a certain university but the man tells he that he understands if she wants to get her MRS but they can't let girls in.
* MundaneObjectAmazement: The spatula that Sabrina gives to a kid during Christmas.
* TheMovie: Two of them, although they seem to follow their own continuity. However, since Sabrina dates people, they're probably set after Series 4.
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Aunt Hilda once had a problem with her biological clock (a literal [[VisualPun magical clock]]) and began a series of desperate measures to try and become pregnant, including randomly choosing a guy off the street to marry. Sabrina eventually offered her own clock as a substitute for Hilda's, but luckily it all worked out in a [[IncrediblyLamePun timely fashion]].
* {{Muggles}}: Pretty much everyone in the mortal realm. Sabrina is half "muggle" herself.
* NeverWinTheLottery: An alternate take on this was featured in an episode of Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Sabrina is allowed access to a crystal ball that can answer any question. Her first question was, oddly enough, "What if Kenan and Kel won the lottery?". We then see a short segment of the two losing the ticket and coming to the conclusion that is was inside a sandwich that Kel just took a bite out of.
** ''KenanAndKel'' actually had an episode where they had and lost a Lottery Ticket, but it was different from the clip.
** In the fifth season's Christmas special, Roxy buys Hilda several lottery tickets as a last minute gift.
* NoControlGroup: Parodied: Sabrina's aunts have decided to live apart and Sabrina is seeing what would happen if she decided to stay with Zelda via magic crystal ball. She is shown giving anti-aging cream of her own design to a regular looking Libby (after she gives a speech insulting herself and praising Sabrina) and to a very old looking Mr. Kraft:
-->'''Mr. Kraft:''' Sabrina, you can be honest with me. I'm in the placebo group, aren't I?\\
'''Sabrina:''' Maybe not. It's possible you were given aging cream. However, if you were you'd be suffering from hearing loss by now...\\
'''Mr. Kraft:''' Oh, thank you. These are new shoes, actually.
* NoirEpisode
* NonHumanSidekick
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: The show itself. ArchieComics wouldn't allow a name change after Sabrina reached adulthood.
* NothingIsScarier: In one HalloweenEpisode, Hilda and Zelda have EdgarAllanPoe over for scary stories. Salem wants to tell his own and after resistance, he finally gets to. We never hear them, but when we cut back to the house, Hilda, Zelda and Poe are in frozen in scared silence.
* {{Notzilla}}: An episode had Sabrina dealing with a Godzilla parody.
* ObviousStuntDouble: Salem: it is fairly easy to tell the difference between when he is being portrayed by a real cat and when he is being portrayed by a puppet.
* OddFriendship: After learning Sabrina's secret, Harvey develops one of these with Salem.
** He did so too before the big revelation, however briefly, when Sabrina casts a Doctor Dolittle spell on him.
* OddNameOut: Father Christmas' grandchildren: Binky, Bunny, Boopsy, Winnie, [[IronicName Minnie]], Mopsy... [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Fred]].
** Also Lola's kittens: Groucho, Harpo, Cheeko, Zappo and Peppy. This is even lampshaded by Sabrina.
* OfficialCouple: Sabrina and Harvey.
** Roxy and Miles are supposed to become this in the future.
* OhNoNotAgain: An episode had her aunts warning Sabrina about wish magic in which if a witch desires something or someone enough that their magic can make them spontaneously appear. The aunts demonstrate this by saying the name of singer Randy Travis three times and he promptly appears in their kitchen. Travis looks around and instead of freaking out, he sighs and says "Hello Hilda, hello Zelda, and you must be Sabrina. I've heard a lot about you."
* OutOfCharacterMoment: There's a ''huge'' case of this trope in the opening scene to the final season.
** First of all, Aunt Zelda [[spoiler:gives up her "adult years" to save Sabrina after Sabrina refuses to give up her true love even though she agreed to to save Hilda (confusing already) and subsequently turns to stone and crumbles.]] Zelda [[spoiler:turns into an 8-year-old to give Sabrina the rest of her life.]] Wait...WHAT? Zelda [[spoiler:just gives up her entire life? Because Sabrina was an idiot yet again? Zelda agrees to this in a matter of minutes after Sabrina crumbles to pieces.]] Also, Sabrina, usually completely ignorant to most witch-things in the past, knows exactly what [[spoiler:Zelda has done.]] But what is even more unsettling is that [[spoiler:Sabrina merely gives her aunt a cheap, poorly written, and rapid "thank you" and tells her aunt that she is ready to live her own life.]] I guess with [[spoiler:Hilda newly married]] they had [[spoiler:no use for her]] and since Zelda [[spoiler:doesn't have some convenient boarding school to be shipped off to (Libby) nor a family that is given a new job in Alaska (Valerie)]] this was their only option.
*** At least, they [[spoiler:gave her a sendoff unlike Miles, Jenny, Mr. Pool, Drell, Mr. Kraft, Dreama, and Brad]] who just got [[spoiler:ChuckCunninghamSyndrome and disappeared without explanation.]]
* OnlySaneMan: After a while, Salem develops into this role, often either suggesting that Sabrina ask her aunts about the magical problem of the week or reminding her what had happened previously when she used her magic to fix something. Yes, that's right, the cat who was a man who tried to take over the world is the sanest of them all.
* PalmFistTap: A common gesture for Sabrina.
* ParentalAbandonment: Sabrina lives with her aunts permanently. Her mother is a mortal and is therefore forbidden to have any contact with Sabrina (and will be turned to wax if she does so). Her father visits on occasion, but he's a diplomat and spends too much time traveling to raise Sabrina properly.
* ParlorGames: There was an episode wherein in order to undo the wacky spell-gone-awry of the week, Sabrina had to get someone to say a certain phrase but of course, Sabrina wasn't able to actually say it herself, because that would make things too easy. So instead, she initiated a game of charades and tried to get the person to say the phrase that way.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: The end of "Deliver Us From E-Mail"[[note]]where Sabrina's EvilTwin causes her to become an airhead with a virus[[/note]] has Sabrina getting Katrina will a "Kill-Em-With-Kindness" spell.
* PersonalitySwap: An episode has this happen to Zelda and Hilda who willingly purchase some pairs of magical 'Walk in my Moccasins' to get a better perspective on each other.
** Also happened, thanks to sunspots, with Sabrina and Libby. However, they did not act exactly like each other Libby went from being the AlphaBitch to a FriendToAllLivingThings, and Sabrina went from being her normal self to militaristic would be EvilOverlord with plans to TakeOverTheWorld (with a little prodding from Salem). Done again during Sabrina's time at Scorch magazine, when she tries to make notoriously unpleasant rapper Baby B 2 K "like her" as in enjoy her company, and Baby ends up "like her" personality-wise. Baby ends up baking the paprazzi pecan sandies, and Sabrina takes on a jerk neighbor in small claims court.
* PilotMovie: Released shortly before the series began. Had much better production values than the series; set in Riverdale, home of Archie's gang, rather than Westbridge, MA. Also had an [[TheOtherDarrin almost entirely different cast]] from the series that followed. Basically exists in an AlternateContinuity, along with other ''Sabrina'' TV movies released during the show's run.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: 'Witchright Hall'.
* PowerPerversionPotential From episode 18 of season 3, "Sabrina, the Teenage Writer":
-->'''Sabrina:''' The people in my spy story, they came to life and are running around my school!\\
'''Zelda:''' The only way that could possibly happen is if you accidentally used Hilda's magic typewriter, but she got rid of that years ago, didn't you, Hilda?\\
'''Hilda:''' By "get rid of" you don't mean "kept", do you?\\
'''Zelda:''' Hilda!\\
'''Hilda:''' I'm sorry. I know I was supposed to give it away, but I just... I like writing romance stories with myself as the heroine and watching them come to life... that's not pathetic, is it?
** Plus that episode where the guy turns invisible and the first thing he does is walk into the girl's locker room.
** In one episode, Sabrina finds out that she can make things real by [[RuleOfThree saying something three times.]] For instance, when trying to comfort an infant, saying [[HilarityEnsues "Be a big boy" three times will make that infant grow to an adult with an infant's mind.]] After Sabrina deals with ''that'' fiasco, the end of the episode shows her in her room, magic-ing up celebrities.
-->'''Sabrina''': ''Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt."
** The entire purpose of Man-Dough.
* ProductPlacement: There's a whole episode where they go to [[DisneyThemeParks Disneyworld]].
** They brought up [=NutRageous=] bars a lot in season 3.
* PubertySuperpower
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: Hilda teaches Sabrina a version of this with real magic. Zelda is not impressed:
--->That's the oldest trick in the book. That's so old [[{{Muggles}} mortals]] are doing it!
* PunnyName: Gene Pool the biology teacher.
* PutOnABus: Valerie is put on one to Alaska.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld - Averted with Sabrina, but her two aunts are both in their mid-600s.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hilda and Zelda.
* RetCon: The decree about Sabrina's mother was originally that she would only turn into a ball of wax if Sabrina saw her before she turned eighteen. When the mother reappears in Season 6 (where Sabrina is at least twenty) it has been changed to Sabrina never being able to see her ''ever''.
* ReTool: At least ''twice'' in seasons 5 and 7, and arguably seasons 4 and 2 as well.
* RichBitch
* RomanticRunnerUp: Harvey Kinkel in later seasons[[spoiler:, but in the end he got the girl.]]
* RunningGag: In the first season, Sabrina's notes never went beyond 'Mitosis is...' in several episodes. She finally managed to get the definition out in the season finale.
* SadistTeacher
* SawAWomanInHalf: Cousin Mortimer saws Hilda in half. Things go awry when Hilda's legs run off.
* SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness: Especially in the episode ''Geek Like Me''.
* SealedWithAKiss
* SecretChaser: Notably absent, much to the surprise of all. Until Brad showed up.
** Libby played this role for an episode. (Sabrina was allowed to tell one friend she was a witch and chose Valerie, who told Harvey. One of them later inadvertantly mentioned it in front of Libby.)
* SecretKeeper: Harvey Kinkel in later seasons.
* SelfDeprecation: Sort of occurs in the season 4 episode Jealousy. (In the form of the character insulting the actor who plays him)
-->'''Sabrina''': Why are you so anxious to talk on the phone anyway?\\
'''Salem''': I need to call into Nick Bakays sports show on ESPN radio. All he ever talks about is the Buffalo Bills and his voice...lord is it annoying.
* SeriesContinuityError: In the first season, when Sabrina kisses Harvey (a mortal), he is turned into a frog. In the following seasons, Sabrina and Hilda kiss several other mortals without them ever turning into frogs.
** It's stated to only happen the first time.
* 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=].
** The first episode to feature Dreama is called "Dream A Little Dreama Me", which is reference to an old love song.
* SitCom
* SnarkyNonhumanSidekick: Salem.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to shows like ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''.
* SpellBook: Sabrina has a big spellbook, though it doesn't tend to do her all that much good as she often lacks the experience to cast its spells properly. It also functions as a supernatural GreatBigBookOfEverything.
* SpoiledBrat: This, plus magic powers is a bad combination in Amanda's case.
** Check that-bad combo in general. In one episode when Sabrina turns into a SpoiledBrat herself, she starts turning into a pile of slime not dissimilar to a months-old peach.
* StanfordianSocialSituation: One episode had her class simulate the Salem Witch Trials and, of course, Sabrina ends up getting persecuted by her classmates, led by the AlphaBitch.
* StockPunishment: In the FieldTrip episode, at the end of the episode Libby ends up in the stock, but does not get things thrown at her.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Valerie (replacing Jenny) and later Dreama (replacing Valerie) and Brad (replacing Libby). The first is often regarded as an improvement by some fans. The other two not so much...
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: It is a sitcom about a teenage witch (and her [[WitchSpecies witch family]] and [[{{Familiar}} talking cat]]) that lives in a normal New England suburb that has to uphold the {{Masquerade}}, after all.
* TalkingAnimal: Salem.
* TeensAreShort: Melissa Joan Hart is 5'2" making Sabrina much shorter than both of her aunts.
* TerribleTrio: Libby and her two friends.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Sabrina and Josh.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Amanda chanted "I won! I won!" whenever she won some board game or card game.
* UselessSuperpowers
* VacationEpisode
* ValleyGirl: Morgan, though done with a twist. She's not as dumb as some examples and she's red haired. She gets Flanderised into a straighter example by season 7.
* VictimizedBystander
* WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode: Zelda temporarily moves in with Sabrina and her college roommates and decides to become a "hang-loose gal" which involves eating the entire contents of the fridge, spending all night at a rave, driving around in a van with a guy named Vick and trying to get a tattoo. In this case it's resolved by Zelda's subconscious stopping her from doing something untrue to herself.
* WhamEpisode: The season 4 finale "The End of an Era".
-->[[spoiler:'''Harvey''': ''Sabrina, can we talk about the fact that...you're a witch?"]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the first season, there were recurring characters, like Libby's posse of Jill and Ceecee, Principal [=LaRue=] and a girl named Emily that vanish, never to be seen or mentioned again.
** Arguably, Dreama's storyline applies. Dreama getting her witch's license was very relevant in early season 4, however, we never learn if Dreama got it or not, and she doesn't even appear for several of the last episodes of season 4, never to be mentioned or referenced again.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Harvey found out that Sabrina was a witch, he called Sabrina out on her using magic to mess with his life for years.
* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: In "Deliver Us From Email" Sabrina get hit by a stupidity virus that literally leaves her brainless.
* WitchHunt: In a FieldTrip episode.
* WitchSpecies
* AWizardDidIt: Or rather a witch. A rare justification for this trope.
* WorldsSmallestViolin: Principal Kraft, under a spell, mouths off to [[AlphaBitch Libby]]:
-->'''Kraft''': Aww, here's the world's smallest violin playing the world's saddest song just for you!
* YouLookFamiliar: Charles Shaughnessy played Hilda's egotistical date Alec in 'You Can't Twin' and reappeared later that same ''season'' as James Hexton in 'Witchright Hall'. ((This second appearance is probably because Shaughnessy was planning to star as Hexton in the series that 'Witchright Hall' would have become had it been picked up by the network.))
** Lindsey Sloane, who played Valerie, also played a mermaid in Sabrina Down Under. The fact that the mermaid looks and sounds exactly like her best friend completely passes the attention of both Sabrina and Salem...
** The actors of both Leonard and James from Season 7 (when Sabrina worked at Scorch) each appeared before: James was a defendant/witness in Season 1's "Trial By Fury" and Leonard was Mr. Kraft's cousin in Season 2's "The Band Episode".
** A variation. The puppet used for the cat Juliet in season 4 is the same one used for Hilary in ''Sabrina Down Under''. What makes this hilarious is that they're both cursed witches and Salem falls for both. Perhaps the Witches' Council are just lazy when turning witches into cats.
* YourMakeupIsRunning
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