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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 3 Episode 2

Boy Was My Face Red

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 02, 1998 on ABC
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Episode Summary

After Valerie has an embarrassing moment in class, Sabrina decides to use her magic to help her get over the ridicule of their classmates. However, instead of having Valerie’s embarrassment fade away, it gets transferred to Sabrina and is magnified so much that her face literally turns red. After rushing home from school, Sabrina opts to hide in the Other Realm until her face returns to normal. Sabrina’s stay at the Other Realm resort is cut short when everyone there starts to make fun of her, resulting in her decision to return home. It is only then when Sabrina realizes that the only way to get over embarrassment is to face it head on.moreless

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  • This is such a great episode! I think it has a message in it too. When embarrasment strikes, the only way to get rid of it is to just ride it out!moreless

    This is definately one of my favourite episodes for Season three! I can recite almost the whole episode off by heart I have watched it that many times! Salem is really good in this episdoe with the whole cone thing at the vet and the scene with his head in the cookie jar is so funny! I do feel really sorry for Valerie and Sabrina when they get embarrassed! It makes me cringe! I would hate to have something like that happen to me!

    I love the part with Aunt Zelda's ears getting stretched on the clothesline and Salem starts singing!"Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro....moreless
  • Who hasn't been embarassed before?

    When Valerie burps in front of the whole class, Sabrina decides to help her with her embarassment. She consults her aunts about removing Valerie's embarassment, but Hilda and Zelda tell her that there is no spell to do that. However, Salem tells Sabrina otherwise. Sabrina finds a spell in the magic book and casts it on Valerie. But the spell backfires and hits Sabrina, making her embarassed in front of everyone and her face turns bright red. She decides to go to the Other Realm until everyone forget what happened, but news travel fast and Sabrina comes back home. Then, Sabrina has to face her embarassment without the use of magic...moreless
Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina J. Spellman

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Hilda Antoinette Spellman

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Zelda Spellman

Lindsay Sloane

Lindsay Sloane

Valerie Birkhead

Nate Richert

Nate Richert

Harvey Dwight Kinkle (recurring in season 5-7)

Jenna Leigh Green

Jenna Leigh Green

Libby Chessler

Karen Witter

Karen Witter

Dr. Werner

Guest Star

Corbin Allred

Corbin Allred

Justin Thumb

Guest Star

Dublin James

Dublin James

Student #1

Guest Star

Curtis Andersen

Curtis Andersen


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda jokingly told Sabrina that they spent their puberty in the Other Realm Islands.

    • After the first visit to the vet, Salem is wearing a medium-sized cone. When he goes the second time to the vet, it looks bigger.

    • As Zelda is getting her ears cleaned, she doesn't have them on, and yet she still dances to the Salem juke-box, how can she hear him sing without ears?

      EDIT: Maybe it's only her outer ear, so she can still hear with her inner ear... probably just not as well.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Sabrina: I want to live in a world where you can escape your problems and not learn anything!
      Hilda: Like we don't?

    • Sabrina: I need a spell that gets rid of embarrassment to help Valerie.
      Zelda: I'm sorry Sabrina, there is no embarrassment spell. You just have to ride it out.
      Hilda: OR put poison in the town reservoir! (Zelda glares) It was just a suggestion.

    • Salem: I'm so happy I could plotz!
      Sabrina: Not on the kitchen table.

    • Sabrina: Well, everyone's back to normal. My face, Salem's behind, aunt Zelda's ears, aunt Hilda... well, someday...
      Hilda: You're grounded...

    • Salem: I really appreciate you covering my shaved behind with these nice pants.
      Sabrina: I only did it cause the sight of your chicken skin was making me sick...

    • Valerie: By the way, can I borrow this weird jeweled book?
      Sabrina: No! Mine!
      Valerie: Oh, that's right. You're an only child...

    • Sabrina: How'd you get in my house?
      Valerie: It was weird. Someone slipped a key under the door, but no one was home but your cat...
      Sabrina: Oh, yeah, my cat let you in...

    • Valerie (about Justin): Do you think he'll ever ask me out?
      Sabrina: Why don't you ask him out?
      Valerie: That's just a nice way of saying no.

    • Harvey: Hey guys. The soda machine's broken. You can get all the free drinks you want.
      Sabrina: Isn't that kind of like stealing?
      Harvey: Oh great... Now my soda's tainted. I never associated root beer with a moral dilemma before...

    • (After being kissed by the vet)
      Salem: Nothing happened! That stupid, stupid Camel!

    • (After seeing Zelda's ears)
      Salem: You know, I feel another song coming on. Doooo your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro...
      Hilda: Can you tie 'em in a knot... wait. This is my fault.

    • Salem: I'll never get kissed like this. I look like a victrola!

    • Sabrina: At least she broke the ice.
      Libby: And the sound barrier.

    • Valerie: I just want you to know I'm not one of those creepy girls who drops all her friends just because she's dating a guy...
      Sabrina: You and Justin are dating?
      Valerie: No.
      Sabrina: He asked you out, right?
      Valerie: No...
      Sabrina: But you met him, right?
      Valerie: I don't know. I've imagined so many conversations with him, I can't separate fiction from reality.

    • Libby: Hey Valerie, I like your belch. I mean... belt.

    • Valerie: When I burp, it means yes and when I spit milk out my nose, it means no.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Hilda: Come on, let's go see Titanic.

      Titanic is a 1997 romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It features Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, two members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated 1912 maiden voyage of the ship.