Bewitched (1972)

Season 2 Episode 12

A Strange Little Visitor

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 02, 1965 on ABC
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Samantha and Darrin agree to babysit a young warlock boy named Merle. Once there, Merle is given the ultimate ground rule from Darrin: NO WITCHCRAFT! Merle keeps his end of the bargain until a burglar breaks in and ties both him and Darrin together. The burglar is after an expensive necklace that Larry had given Darrin to keep for Louise, and is conned by Darrin into taking a toy fire engine. As soon as the burglar take it, Darrin tells Merle to hit the magic and the burglar is scared off by Merle's powers.moreless

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  • Darrin and Samantha have a young Warlock named Merle to stay with them temporarily but the young man is very annoyed by Darrin's 'no witchcraft' rule and does all that he can to circumvent the order.moreless

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    Merle (Craig Hundley) is a young Warlock who is staying with Samantha and Darrin for a brief time. Darrin has no problems with this arrangement providing that Merle agrees that he will not perform any witchcraft while he is a guest in their house. Merle reluctantly agrees.



    Meanwhile, Larry (David White) has purchased an expensive necklace for his wife, Louise, (Irene Vernon) as a gift but asks Darrin to keep it for him until he is ready to give it to her. Unfortunately for both Larry and Darrin, their plans reach the ears of a would-be thief who follows Darrin home and attempts to break in that night to steal the valuable piece. When the burglar is caught looking for the necklace, he ties Darrin and young Merle up together and intends to make off with his prize. Using the type of persuasion which makes him a top executive, Darrin convinces the thief to take a toy fire engine instead, whereupon he instructs Merle to let loose with the magic and the poor thief is thoroughly zapped and easily caught.



    Not a great episode, but not completely awful either. It is a little aggravating that Darrin is fine with people using magic when it suits his purposes, but completely against it when it doesn't. Watch it though as there as some good laughs to be had as the burglar gets more than he bargained for.moreless
Tim Herbert

Tim Herbert

Man in Bar

Guest Star

Anne Sargent

Anne Sargent

Margaret Brocken

Guest Star

Dick Balduzzi

Dick Balduzzi

Policeman

Guest Star

Alice Pearce

Alice Pearce

Gladys Kravitz

Recurring Role

George Tobias

George Tobias

Abner Kravitz

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • (someone knocks at the door)
      Samantha: Ahm … that's Gladys Kravitz.
      Merle: Hey, can you see through walls? I can't seem to get the hang of it.
      Samantha: (laughs) No magic involved, Merle. I just know from the knock and the timing. (opens the door, Gladys is there, just as she said) Oh, hi, Mrs. Kravitz. What a surprise.

    • Mrs. Brocken: He's got a lot of studying to do.
      Samantha: Oh, what are you working on now, Merle?
      Merle: Elementary spells and incantations.
      Mrs. Brocken: Now, you're not to help him, Samantha.
      Samantha: Don't you worry, I won't.

    • (Glady and Abner observe the Stephens house)
      Gladys: How about that? Kind of funny, people like that going into the Stephens house.
      Abner: They look normal to me.
      Gladys: That's what's funny about it.

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