Bewitched (1972)

Maid to Order

Season 2, Ep 17, Aired 1/6/66
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  • Episode Description
  • The Stephenses hire a maid named Naomi, who turns out to be a major klutz. Samantha helps her out magically when she messes up the dinner. The Tates think that she is a wonder and wants her to cater their dinner party. When Naomi makes a mess over at the Tates' house, Samantha pops up outside the window and helps her out again. By the end of the episode, it turns out that Naomi is a perfect accounting whiz and she is offered a job with McMann and Tate.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Elizabeth Montgomery

    Samantha Stephens

  • Dick York

    Darrin Stephens

  • David White

    Larry Tate

  • Richard Baer

  • William Asher

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • As Samantha's pregnancy gets further along, both she and Darrin decide that it would be a good idea to hire a maid to help Sam with the housework but things don't work out quite as planned.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Apr 21, 2010

  • Adorable

    By Freer, Jun 30, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Naomi: Do you know what working for you is like? Samantha: What? Naomi: It's like all of a sudden I found my good fairy.

    • Naomi: I'll clean, I'll scrub, I'll slave and I'll sign a note at ten-percent interest for everything I break.

    • Barbara, the very attractive job applicant: Here are references from the last five husbands I worked for. Samantha: Don't references generally come from the wives? Barbara: Not in my case. Somehow I always seem to establish better rapport with the husbands.

    • Mrs. Luftwaffe (applying for the Stephenses' maid job): My room must have a color television set. And I reserve the right to choose my own wallpaper. Samantha: I see. Now about references. Mrs. Luftwaffe: Yes, I'll look at them now. Samantha: (surprised) You want to see my references? Mrs. Luftwaffe: From former housekeepers. Samantha: Well, I'm afraid there haven't been any. Mrs. Luftwaffe: Uuuh. That's bad. I have a rule against working for beginners.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was filmed on September 2, 1965, while Elizabeth Montgomery was in her eighth month of pregnancy.

    • Alice Ghostley makes her first Bewitched appearance as the maid Naomi, four seasons before she returned in the recurring role of the bumbling witch, Esmeralda. Ironically, Darrin refers to Louise and Larry's maid, whose name is Esmeralda.

    Trivia (2)

    • The first maid interviewed is Mrs Luftwaffe. Luftwaffe was the name of the Nazi Air Corps during World War II.

    • When Louise calls Samantha on the telephone, an old I Love Lucy laugh track is used and an "uh-oh" from Deedee Ball (Lucy's mom) is plainly audible. This "uh oh" is also used in episode 64.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title alludes to the expression "Made to Order," meaning that the item was manufactured as specified by the customer.

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