Bewitched (1972)

Season 1 Episode 27

There's No Witch Like an Old Witch

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 01, 1965 on ABC
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There's No Witch Like an Old Witch
Poor Aunt Clara. She feels useless when her magic is out of whack, and nearly destroys Sam and Darrin's house when she tries to help out. Sam and Darrin notice that Aunt Clara's true calling is babysitting when she sits for a friend's child. After her first job, Clara is a big hit with the children and their parents. Everything goes perfect until she starts telling the children that she is a witch. Because of this, Aunt Clara is barred from babysitting. A judge is impressed by Aunt Clara and wants her to babysit his son, but the Stephens send Clara off to Miami with her friends.moreless

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  • Samantha's beloved and delightfully dotty Aunt Clara is feeling her age and going through a tough time so Sam sets out to help her feel capable and useful again.

    Aunt Clara (Marion Lorne) is getting older and more and more forgetful and ditzy as time passes. She can no longer fly properly and her magic just doesn't work the way it used to when she was a younger witch. Both Samantha and Darrin feel very sorry for her and want to help but poor Aunt Clara is even more despondent when, just by trying to help out, she almost destroys Sam and Darrin's house.

    Trying to cheer the old lady up, Samantha pays a call on a woman who has a young child. The child is totally delighted with Aunt Clara and she soon has more work than she can handle - as a babysitter for several neighborhood families.

    Everything is going along smoothly and Aunt Clara is having the time of her life until she starts telling her young charges that she is a witch - and they believe her. This concerns several parents, particularly Mrs. Agnes Bain (Karen Norris) who goes before a judge to try and get an injunction to stop Aunt Clara from being around children in the future.

    Judge Virgil Winner (Gilbert Green) is very fair minded and asks Aunt Clara a lot of questions, all of which she answers honestly. The sweet old lady greatly impresses the judge and infuriates Mrs. Bain when he asks her if she would mind babysitting for HIS child in the future!

    Samantha and Darrin feel that Aunt Clara has had quite enough excitement for a while and decide to send her off on a vacation to Florida with some fellow witches, which means that the judge will have to wait a couple of weeks before she will be available to take care of his son.

    A first-rate episode with Marion Lorne at her best as Aunt Clara. Don't miss this one!moreless
Gilbert Green

Gilbert Green

Judge Virgil Winner

Guest Star

Reta Shaw

Reta Shaw


Guest Star

Karen Norris

Karen Norris

Agnes Bain

Guest Star

Marion Lorne

Marion Lorne

Aunt Clara

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