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Which one played a better part, Dick Sargent or Dick York?

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    savageblue

    [41]Jan 1, 2007
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    Dick York by far was the better Darrin Stephens. Dick Sargent did an admiral job replacing him but things were never quite the same after the 5th season. Dick York had better chemistry especially with Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead. Would have been interesting to see how Dick Sargent played off some of the earlier season actors like Marion Lorne or Alice Pearce, but I am pretty sure it would not have been as well as Dick York did. The romance was also more vibrant between Montgomery & York.

    If Sargent had been the original Darrin, I wonder just how different things would have turned out....he always struck me as more of a "stiff shirt" for lack of a better description....always a little too much starch in him as compared with York who could run the gambit of facial expressions and emotions not to mention all his physical comedy as well.

    I always felt there was a deeper love conveyed between Sam & Darrin with York's portrayl than with Sargent's.

    Edited on 07/16/2007 3:19pm
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    FakeSnlNorm

    [42]Jan 3, 2007
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    It appears Hand down that York is the best, no love for Sargent. York was 100X better, just don't tell anyone because I'm both of their editors!
    Edited on 01/03/2007 9:43pm
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    daisyduke71

    [43]Jan 6, 2007
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    Dick York by far. He was the best. He wasn't a stuffed shirt and think about it. If they changed other actors in other shows for differnt actors it wouldn't be right.
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    FakeSnlNorm

    [44]Jan 18, 2007
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    They thought they could get away with it, I mean look at Roseanne. 
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    SiriDex

    [45]Feb 14, 2007
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    york
    his face pops into mind when i think of darrin. sargent did a good job, too. but for me york will alwys be THE darrin stevens
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    FakeSnlNorm

    [46]Feb 14, 2007
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    SiriDex wrote:
    york
    his face pops into mind when i think of darrin. sargent did a good job, too. but for me york will alwys be THE darrin stevens

    amen.
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    LianeCartman

    [47]Feb 28, 2007
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    I have always loved Dick York as Darrin. Dick Sargent just was not a very good Darrin. I did see the movie from the 60s called the Ghost & Mr. Chicken in which Dick Sargent co-starred in. I personally think that Dick Sargent was not a good actor. Where as Dick York made me believe that he truly was Darrin Stephens.
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    shelley06

    [48]Mar 6, 2007
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    I'm with the majority....definitely Dick YORK! I also thought Dick York & Elizabeth Montgomery looked cuter together, as a couple.
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    terrydelph

    [49]Mar 8, 2007
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    Since this topic began nearly a year ago, every respondent (yes, 100%) has agreed that Dick York was the better Darrin Stephens. Therefore, I shall play devil's advocate and say that Dick Sargent was the bett........................ NO! I can't do it! Dick York really WAS the better Darrin!!!!
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    CharmedGuyP3

    [50]Apr 5, 2007
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    Definately Dick York. Seargent just seemed quite abusive in a way. York and Montgomery looked more like a believable couple as well.
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    Julsus

    [51]Apr 5, 2007
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    I'm gonna say Dick York as well, absolutely.

    Geez I love this show, I've been watching it since I was a kid & must've seen every ep heaps of times.
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    shoppinkoi

    [52]Apr 21, 2007
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    Dick York was better. Sargent was OK but not as funny.
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    VoyagerBoy316

    [53]May 3, 2007
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    Dick York was the better Darrin 1,000,000% compared to Dick Sargent.  When Dick Sargent came on Bewitched, I did not watch it was much as I did with Dick York.
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    borisbalinkoff

    [54]Jul 5, 2007
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    Is there anyone who prefers Dick Sargent?

    I think for the first five seasons it was Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York who made the show. But for the rest of the series it was just Montgomery.
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    iluvgilmore7791

    [55]Jul 25, 2007
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    I like Dick York.
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    JIH1984x

    [56]Aug 7, 2007
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    Dick York for sure!
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    becka15

    [57]Aug 10, 2007
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    dont care
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    Muppetguy21

    [58]Nov 13, 2007
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    Ether way...there both dicks 8 )
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    bfuller07

    [60]Dec 19, 2007
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    I have to go with...............................................................................................................................................york.

    All the way. Just a better actor than Sargent. I still liked the show after Dick York left though.

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    98slbrookes98

    [61]Mar 21, 2008
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    jmartin7112000 wrote:
    Ironically, the role of Darrin was offered to Dick Sargent before it was given to Dick York but Sargent had a prior commitment,

    Interesting. I had no idea of this.

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