Sabrina often visited Horrible Hall, which was home to the Groovie Goolies: comic versions of classic monster types (vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein's Monster, mummies, etc.) who told jokes and played songs. It bore a hit single in 1970, "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" by Daddy Dewdrop, the pseudonym of producer Allen Duchovny. The single itself was slightly racy; the version on the cartoon was much more sanitized.
About a year later, the show would be split into its constituent halves and shown separately. In 1972, as an ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, the Groovie Goolies would appear in a bizarre Crossover with the Looney Tunes characters, entitled Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies.
This series provides examples of:
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: The witches have this viewpoint. Except for Sabrina and Zelda, who are often punished for being too nice.
- Adaptational Nationality: Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda, who are American in most versions, seem to have become British based on their accents.
- Bratty Half Pints: Batso and Ratso
- Canon Foreigner: The Groovie Goolies are spinoffs from Sabrina, but from her animated show, not her comic book series. The characters were owned by Filmation, and never appeared in Archie Comics.
- Drac: "This place is driving me batty!"
- Frank (after being struck by lightning): "I needed that!"
- Cool Broom: Sabrina's ride had a big cushioned eggshell-like seat with a flower on top. (Aunt Zelda flew a vacuum cleaner.)
- Crossover: In the aptly named Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies.
- Dem Bones: Bonapart and the Bare Boned Band.
- Evil Redhead: Della. Her hair was brown in the comics.
- Evil Twin: Sabrina's Cousin Damina, though she had black hair and a different voice.
- Glamour Failure: Witches cannot be photographed or filmed. One episode mentions that witches can drink a potion that allows them to be filmed but it is very risky to use.
- Hiccup Hijinks: One episode had Sabrina get hiccups while she was at school, causing things to get crazy. She's eventually cured at home only for Aunt Zelda to get hiccups.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Sabrina. In her defense, witches are evil in this universe. One episode had her wish granted, but she relented when she had to contend with the local Alpha Bitch, who turned out to be Aunt Hilda in disguise.
- Secondary Adaptation: This cartoon is a Spinoff of The Archie Show, which was based on a radio show called The Adventures Of Archie Andrews, which itself was based on the Archie Comics of The '40s.
- Simpleton Voice: Big Ethel sounds like a female Bullwinkle.
- Stock Footage: Common, as in all Filmation series. Footage of vampires Drac and Bella would show up decades later on Filmation's Ghostbusters.
- True Blue Femininity: Sweet, demure Sabrina wears a simple blue dress.
- Wicked Witch:
- Hilda and Zelda both had the traditional appearance, though it was belied by a kindly nature in Zelda's case.
- There's also Hagatha, one of the Groovie Goolies. She's not really evil...as far as the viewer knows, anyway...
- X-Ray Sparks: This happens to Frankie everytime he gets struck by lightning, although instead of bones, we see mechanical insides instead.