* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** 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.
*** 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").
** It could be argued that Endora, Maurice and Samantha's other relatives had legitimate concerns about her marriage to Darrin. Given the much greater lifespan that witches and warlocks have, there was an obvious problem of how Samantha would cope with Darrin dying of old age in what was, to them, a very short amount of time. This concern also extended to their children, since a mortal child would likewise not live very long by witch standards. To them it might seem equivalent to marrying somebody who is dying of a terminal illness, and which could be spread to any children they have. Most grandparents would find the idea of their grandchildren dying long before they do horrifying. That is before one even factors in the idea that lacking magic is a handicap to their minds. Thus their desire for Tabitha and Adam to be a witch and warlock is not just FantasticRacism, but genuine worry about how long they will live.
* EarWorm: Don't deny that the theme can easily stick inside your head.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Aunt Clara, you can't help but love her.
** Uncle Arthur was only in about ten episodes, though some fans feel like he's been in more because Paul Lynde was so hysterical as him.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** 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.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** 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.
** 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.
* 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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* RecycledScript: By the end of its run, the show was recycling its ''own'' scripts.
* SeasonalRot: The Dick Sargent episodes in particular are victims of this.
* 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.
* 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''.
* 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.
** 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.
** Blink and you'll miss it, but in an underhand Larry proudly boasts they never should have let women vote.
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