Bewitched (1972)

Season 2 Episode 17

Maid to Order

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 1966 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

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