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Season 8 Episode 6

Bewitched

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Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1998 on ABC
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At a Halloween party Tim encourages Wilson to break up with his girlfriend. who claims to be a witch. But, after he dumps her he mysteriously disappears. Tim blames the witch but when the police arrive Tim is accused of Wilson's disappearance.

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    Richard Riehle

    Richard Riehle

    Det. Roberts

    Guest Star

    David Starkyz

    David Starkyz

    Detective MacIntyre

    Guest Star

    Robert Neches

    Robert Neches

    Cop

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    Milton Canady

    Milton Canady

    Morgan

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Last appearance of the decapitated head with the worms coming out of it. It was a tradition in the Taylor home to use it every Hallowe'en to frighten someone having first appeared in the first Hallowe'en episode in Season 2. In this episode it is in the fridge when Brad and Mark open the fridge while Tim's having breakfast.

      • When Tim plays the prank on Wilson, Wilson says "Tim are you trying to kill me?" and his parrot Mozart repeats it. But when the police are investigating Wilsons house for his supposed "Murder" Mozart says to the cop " you're killing me Tim"

    • QUOTES (4)

    • NOTES (2)

      • This is the seventh and final Halloween episode for the series. Season 1 was the only year that didn't feature an episode with this theme.

      • In this episode the bottom half of Wilson's face is actually shown. However, he is wearing a costume that features fake facial hair, so even here there are parts of his face that are still hidden.

    • ALLUSIONS (10)

      • Brad: (As Tim comes in with detectives) Hey, Dad, what're you doing?


        Tim: Well, McMillan and Wife think I have something to do with Wilson's disappearance.


        A reference to the ABC crime sitcom McMillan and Wife.

      • Tim: (To detectives) All right, back off, McGarrett, Dano.


        A quick reference to the police dramaHawaii Five-0, where the main character's names are Steve McGarrett and Danny "Danno" Williams.

      • Tim: (To police officer, referring to other police officer) Starsky, what's with Hutch over here?


        Starsky and Hutch is a popular crime sitcom that ran from 1975 to 1979. It starred David Soul as Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson and Paul Michael Glaser as David Starsky.

      • The episode title "Bewitched" relates to a 1960s TV Show called Bewitched, about a witch called Samantha Stephens. In this episode Wilson is dating a witch (in "Bewitched" the TV show Samantha was married to Darrin Stephens, a mortal).

      • Tim: Back off, will you Baretta?

        A quick reference to Robert Blake's character Baretta from the TV series of the same name.

      • Detective Roberts: A witch? I'd better call the boys from the Emerald City Precinct.

        Yet another Wizard of Oz reference. The Yellow Brick Road leads to the Emerald City where the Wizard lives.

      • Tim: And if that doesn't work, drop a house on her.

        Another Wizard of Oz reference. When Dorothy's house flies to Oz, it lands on a witch and all you can see of her are her ruby slippers.

      • Tim (to Agatha): That's water-based, be careful, you might melt.

        Another Wizard of Oz reference. In the movie, the Wicked Witch of the West melts after getting water splashed on her face.

      • Detective Roberts: You tampered with the crime scene?
        Tim: I did not know it was a crime. I did not know it at the time.
        Detective Roberts: Dr. Suess claims there was a witch.

        Beloved children's author Dr. Suess was known for his stories that contained catchy rhymes and fantastic creatures.

      • Tim's Halloween costume is a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz, and Jill is dressed like the Wicked Witch of the West.

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