Witches in Tights

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 10/13/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When a demon coerces a boy into turning him into an evil comic book villain so he can steal an Elder's powers, the boy transforms The Charmed Ones into comic book heroes with superhuman strengths to prevent this from happening.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Julian McMahon

    Cole Turner

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Alright.

    By bbch25, Jul 04, 2015

  • Witches in Tights

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 19, 2012

  • Charmed goes Comic Con

    By iltarion, Jul 27, 2011

  • It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's...Not That Bad!

    By lenzinoH20, Jun 28, 2011


    By gopink, Oct 18, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • (Phoebe, in her superhero costume, is holding Edward Miller upside-down off the roof of his building. Cole appears.) Phoebe: Cole! What are you doing here? Cole: Well, I got a call from one of the tenants saying that, uh, Wonder Woman was terrorizing the landlord. What the hell are you doing? Phoebe: Well, I'm teaching my buddy here how important it is to be a better person. (to Edward) Are you a better person yet? Edward: I'm slipping! Phoebe: Oh, no, you're not slipping. (She relaxes her grip.) That's slipping. Cole: Honey... Phoebe: Don't call me honey anymore. Cole: I don't know what's going on here but this is not you. Literally. Phoebe: Are you kidding? This is better than me. This is new and improved me. Now not only can I help my readers, but I can help the entire city. Cole: Careful, he's got ears. Phoebe: Oh, please, relax. The only thing he can hear right now is the blood rushing to his brain.

    • (Piper catches Paige and Phoebe at the hot new club in town.) Phoebe: Oh, hi, Piper. Hey, hey, wow, you're up late. What are you doing here? Piper: Right back at ya. Leo: (to Paige's date) Dave, how about I buy you a drink. Dave: I've got one, thanks. Leo: That's not going to be enough.

    • Paige (about Dave): If he's Mr. Right, I'll tell him I fly around on broomsticks!

    • (After they've been knocked out by The Aggressor) Paige: Everybody still alive? Piper: I'm not sure yet.

    • (Leo notices Paige's revealing dress underneath her satin robe) Leo: Uh, Paige, where did you orb in from? Paige (who was having sex before she orbed in, closes the robe): I was dealing with some personal problems. Leo: Well, I'm your whitelighter. So if you ever wanna talk… Piper and Paige: Nooo!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Čarodějky v trikotech (Sorceresses in Leotards) France: Les Protectrices (The Protectors) Italy: Superstreghe (Superwitches) Germany: Superhelden (Superheroes)

    • This episode scored 5.0 million viewers.

    • The WB used the promo title Magic Wears A Mask for this episode.

    Trivia (24)

    • When Phoebe has the landlord hanging upside down and asks him if he's going to do something about the cockroaches, she can't pronounce "cockroaches" and keeps saying "cock-o-roaches".

    • Leo says that Kevin's power of projection means he must be a witch but the last person they met with this power was the Source of All Evil! Shouldn't Leo be a little more wary? Kevin might easily have been a demon.

    • The demon Arnon says he must kill his victim during the forthcoming equinox. He then says this is a once in a lifetime event which takes place tonight. What on earth is he talking about? Equinoxes happen twice every year (on 21st of March and 21st of September) and they last all day!

    • Why did Cole kill the slumlord? He said that he could find the original tape. He could've played along with him, found the original tape and destroyed it with the copies, in that case, the slumlord would have nothing and can't prove anything against him or Phoebe.

    • Phoebe says that the slumlord wants to see her and Cole, but later, the slumlord is showing Cole the tape and is about to leave without waiting for Phoebe. So did he really want her there or was she supposed to come just to find out that Cole killed him? Speaking of which, Cole was obviously going to kill him from the beginning. It was anticipated. So he could've done it and Phoebe would never have any knowledge about the incident to begin with.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Piper: ... The Demon of Illusion.
      She is talking about the demon of the Illusion that appeared in the season 2 episode Chick Flick. He was able to get out characters from the movies.

    • Phoebe: Who was that masked man?
      This is a reference to the TV series The Lone Ranger, that ran through the 1940s to the 1950s. This was a famous line from the show.

    • Kevin's power to bring drawings to life is very similar to Relm (of the video game Final Fantasy VI), and Drawcia (of the videogame Kirby: Canvas Curse).

    • Title: Witches in Tights
      This is a reference to the 1993 film Robin Hood: Men in Tights starring Cary Elwes.

    • The scene transition from the alley to the kid's superhero persona whooping the thugs' butts is a rip-off of the scene transitions used in the 1960's "Batman" TV series.

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