Bewitched (1972)

Season 2 Episode 1

Alias Darrin Stephens

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 16, 1965 on ABC
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The second season of the "witch-com" begins with wonderful news: Samantha is about to have a baby! Now, if she can only find Darrin, who's been changed into a chimpanzee by Aunt Clara...

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  • In a fantastic beginning to the second season of the show, Darrin and Samantha get some wonderful news - they are going to have a baby!

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    Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and Darrin (Dick York) are thrilled to find out that their first child is on the way. Everyone is delighted with the news, especially the parents-to-be but they get somewhat distracted when Aunt Clara, (Marion Lorne)trying to be her usual delightfully helpful self, accidents uses a spell that turns Darrin into a chimpanzee.



    Naturally, the chimps is spotted by Gladys Kravitz (Alice Pearce) and poor Darrin is hauled off to the city zoo and put in a cage with several other primates.



    Normality, or at least relative normality, is restored when Samantha, with some assistance from her delightfully scatter-brained Aunt, is able to restore Darrin to his human self and the celebration of the good news can continue.



    A really great episode to start off the second season, made even more enjoyable by the usual hilarious antics of Marion Lorne in her recurring role as Aunt Clara.moreless
Alice Pearce

Alice Pearce

Gladys Kravitz

Recurring Role

George Tobias

George Tobias

Abner Kravitz

Recurring Role

Marion Lorne

Marion Lorne

Aunt Clara

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Sam's unseen obstetrician is Dr. Anton, who would later deliver Adam in season six.

    • A mirror hangs on the wall where the extra hall closet was in later episodes of the show.

    • Normally a spell can be nullified only by the person who initially cast the spell. In this episode it became possible for Samantha to undo Aunt Clara's spell and turn the chimp back to Darrin, because she learned the exact words of Clara's spell. After watching Aunt Clara only manage to turn Darrin from a chimp into a seal, Samantha is able to then turn Darrin directly into a human.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Clara, who intended to exchange a hat, just turned Darrin into a chimpanzee)
      Samantha: (to chimp Darrin) What did she do to you?
      Aunt Clara: (muddled, to Samantha) Well, the cap was too small and I made it the right size, but got it on the wrong head.

    • Gladys: Abner, I whipped up a bottle of my icebox cookies. Now I'm going over and give some to Mr. and Mrs. Stephens.
      Abner: Why do you want to inflict suffering on such a nice couple?

    • Aunt Clara: (Sam just told her about her pregnancy) I'll be a great-aunt.
      Samantha: You've always been a great aunt.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was filmed on May 20, 1965, Elizabeth Montgomery's fourth month of pregnancy. Throughout the first season, the producers shot around Elizabeth's pregnancy and hid it from view until it was disclosed in this episode.

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