Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 4 Episode 8

Aging, Not So Gracefully

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 12, 1999 on ABC
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Episode Summary

As Sabrina walks into the coffee house, she tries acting more mature in an attempt to catch Josh's eye. However, when he only sees her as a high school kid, Sabrina decides to look in her magic book to see if there is a spell or magical potion to make her appear older to Josh, and eventually finds a face cream called "Oil of Old Age." At first the cream works great, making Sabrina appear older to Josh, but the more Sabrina uses it, she eventually turns into an elderly woman. After Harvey brings her home, Hilda and Zelda have to take time out of getting feuding scientists Pierre and Marie Curie back together in order to return Sabrina to normal. Meanwhile, Salem comes up with an ill thought out plan to meet Paula Abdul.moreless

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  • Sabrina wants to date Josh, but he's in college and she's still in high school. It doesn't help that she's still with Harvey. So she uses aging cream, but she overuses it.moreless

    This is a fun one. Of course, watching it now, I know how the entire series will eventually end, and it's fun to watch it develop. I don't know what it must be like to be watching innocently, not knowing who Sabrina will be with or how it will end. I really like this scene, with Sabrina and Josh at the coffeehouse. She's still in hs and living with her aunts.

    My favorite part is when Aunt Zelda advises Sabrina "If he doesn't like you for who you are, then you aren't meant to be together." I'm 30, and I'm still trying to take that to heart.moreless
Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Willard Kraft

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Hilda Antoinette Spellman

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Zelda Spellman

Nate Richert

Nate Richert

Harvey Dwight Kinkle (recurring in season 5-7)

Nick Bakay

Nick Bakay

Salem Saberhagen, the Cat (voice)

David Lascher

David Lascher


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Zelda: It's our duty to get them back in time. We've got to think of something.
      Hilda: I know, when he's through arguing he's gonna wanna dance again. I can't take it!
      Zelda: (After hearing a smash) What was that?
      Hilda: Maybe she killed him.
      Pierre: It was only a lamp.
      Pierre: Oh.
      Zelda: My vase!
      Marie: (Laughing) Whoops!
      Pierre: My little butter-fingers.
      Zelda: (To Hilda) Butter-body.
      Pierre: I'm so much more comfortable with you zan zat tall blonde.
      Hilda: Hilda! The name's Hilda!
      Zelda: Let it go, the freaks are back together.

    • Salem: Sabrina, I need some help.
      Sabrina: I've thought that for years but now's not the time, Josh is waiting.
      Salem: I just need you to take a picture of me with today's newspaper.
      Sabrina: Why?
      Salem: Eeee... Law suit?

    • (To Salem after her talk with Josh)
      Sabrina: He thinks I'm "Too young" for him.
      Salem: Did he use air-quotes, or did he really mean too young?
      Sabrina: I guess I do come off my own age. I saw Harvey jump-start his car today.
      Salem: Significance?
      Sabrina: We used to do that together, I was always the negative.
      Salem: So what you're saying is, you'd really rather be with Harvey.
      Sabrina: No, it's not that... It's just... I need to make myself seem more sophisticated.
      Salem: For Harvey?
      Sabrina: No, for Josh.
      Salem: Okay, now my head hurts. Sabrina, my many years on this earth have taught me one thing. You can't control love. Meanwhile, I need you to cut some words out of those magazines for me.
      Sabrina: (Reading his list) "Kidnapped. Million dollars" What is this for?
      Salem: Daaaaay, Pictionary?

    • Zelda: Madam... Marie, what attracted you to Pierre?
      Marie: He had a laboratory and no debts.
      Zelda: Oh, so it was a love match.

    • Salem: Sabrini, will you cut off my ear and place it in this envelope?
      Sabrina: Gross! What is your problem?
      Salem: (Sob!) All right! All right! It's for Paula Abdul. I faked my own kidnapping so she would pay attention to me.
      Sabrina: Does she even know who you are?
      Salem: Why does everyone think that's a necessary part of love?
      Sabrina: I learned the hard way, it really is better to be honest.
      Salem: Fine, I'll try it your way... but Van Gogh really got the babes right?

    • Paula Abdul: (Recorded message) Hi, leave a message and I'll get back to you. If this is that weird guy, Salem, stop weeping into my phone. (The message ends)
      Salem: (Sob! Sob! Sob!) All right. (Hanging up the phone) When a woman's avoiding you, a man has to be a man and has to do the manly thing... Pretend to be kidnapped.

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