Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 1 Episode 21

As Westbridge Turns

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 25, 1997 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • Sabrina's life turns into a soap opera

    This was a fun episode, parodying soap operas classic scenes. Sabrina is very bored and wants some excitement, so she opens a "can of worms." Hilda tells her that all emotions in her life will be heightened. In school, there's a mysterious new hunky janitor with an eye patch. There's wasps in the ceiling, which causes the janitor to drop the ladder, injuring Harvey and causing him to have amnesia. This is Libby's chance, which she uses to convince Harvey that she, not Sabrina, is his girlfriend. She also steals Mr. Pool's diamond engagement ring which he wants to give the school nurse and sticks in Sabrina's bookbag. But Sabrina proves her innocence using the bracelet that Harvey gave her which has "12:36" engraved on it. Then things work out in Sabrina's favor and against Libby, so everything's alright again. Hooray!
  • Sabrina's life is turned into a soap opera...

    A bored Sabrina gets more than she bargained for, when Hilda offers her a "can of worms" spell to spice up her daily grind, which is transformed into a melodramatic soap opera. When a mysterious one-eyed janitor accidentally hits Harvey with a ladder, Sabrina's sweetheart wakes up with amnesia, and a dastardly Libby seizes the chance to steal him, convincing him that he has agreed to kiss her in public at the climax of the school fashion show. Libby also steals the diamond ring that Mr. Pool is about to offer to the school nurse and plants it on Sabrina's bag, who must enlist her aunt's help to demonstrate her innocence before the spells runs its narrative course. A chastened Sabrina joins Salem in the less hazardous hobby of watching floating lint.
  • Didn't quite do it for me

    Ok...not great. The first time I watched it was on it first airing, and then I thought it was retarted, it definitly tryed appealing to an older audience (like teenager to adult) instead of its usuall thing that the whole family can enjoy.

    I didn't get it untill I watched it again as a teenager that I realized how funny it really was...but it got old after the first couple re runs of it. It anoys me just as much as "Sabrina and the Beast" and pretty much the whole last season. I did think that it was probably a good choice as you know when it gets to the end of the season and they are running out of plot lines they pull somthing like this out of their butt and everyone likes it...
  • One of the best episodes...

    Describe in three words: Awesome, entertaining, and well-written! Sabrina gets bored so she decides to make her life like a soap-opera. After this, a lot of stuff goes on, like Harvey getting amnesia, causing him to think he's in love with Libby. Then Sabrina is accused of stealing Mr. Pool's ring, even though she can prove she didn't just with her braclet, saying she was with Harvey at exactly 12:36. Madness! Unfortunatley, she loses the braclet and can't find it, that is until Jenna drops from the ceiling. Then there's the fasion show, which sums up what happens, but that's for you to figure out!
  • My favorite episode. It's totally wicked and totally soapish...

    This episode teaches beauties of boredom. And it's also funny. I think, first episode of Sabrina to make me laugh this much. I've seen it several hundreds times, and every time it's hilarious. Libby (as my favorite StTW caracter of all the times) is best in this episode. No false cuteness, or kindness for a favor. Just evil in it's purest form. And her dress is fabulous. Much better then Sabrina's. The famous bracellet is pretty stupid gift. How did Harvey even remember when did they met? He can barely put three words together...
    Nancy is totally cool. I loved her. She kinda looks like Pam.
    So, if you like soap-operas then don't watch this episode. Or do... Whatever you like...
  • I love this episode!

    This is one of my favorite episodes of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" because of it really gave the first season it's "star episode." You know that everyone wanted to see Harvey and Sabrina together, and this episode put that in there. You also see the "Harvey Love Triangle" developing (Libby crushes on Harvey, Harvey crushes on Sabrina, Sabrina crushes on Harvey, and at the same time Sabrina and Libby despise each other). The show also puts a humorous, family twist on the ever popular "Soap Opera's" of the time. Overall, I find this to be a classic Sabrina episode, but at the same time, I do think you have to be an avid "Sabrina-watcher" to fully understand the character set-up.