Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 2 Episode 4

Dante's Inferno

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 10, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Hilda's punitus spell illness involves several things she says including figures of speech, appearing in physical form. These include a screaming eye when Hilda tries to conjure up some ice cream; Davy Jones of the Monkees when Hilda feels like she has "a monkey on her back"; Zelda's tongue is removed and temporarily placed in Salem's possession when Hilda asks Zelda if a cat has got her tongue; and Dante ends up with a large bone in his head when called a bonehead.

    • When Hilda calls Dante a "bone head" and he appears with a bone in his head, one can clearly see the headband that is holding the bone in place.

  • Quotes

    • Sabrina: Jean? I don't like the name Jean.
      Salem: I never cared for the name Mildred.

    • Sabrina: Dante...
      Dante: What?
      Sabrina: Date's over!
      Dante: Fine. I'm outta here. What's the point of hanging out with mortals if you can't torture them?

    • Hilda: I swear, sometimes you'e such a dictator!
      (Zelda becomes a dictator)
      Zelda: Hilda!
      Hilda: Oops...
      Salem: Finally! Someone I can talk baseball with...

    • Harvey (about seeing other people): It will only be for a little while. I mean, my dad comes up with new goals for me practically every day. Think last week it was getting through one lousy dinner without a fight...

    • Witch Yenta: I have to go. I have to meet someone...
      Zelda: Your old boyfriend?
      Witch Yenta: No, my therapist.

    • Salem: Man, that hologram makes me look fat!

    • Harvey: So what's new with your love life?
      Valerie: Things are definitely looking up. I just got the brochure from that convent...

    • Harvey: We'll be like Romeo & Juliet...
      Sabrina: Right! Except for the taking poison part...

    • Hilda: She seems so happy. Oh, remember how we used to stay up Friday nights telling each other about our dates?
      Zelda: We haven't done that in ages.
      Hilda: I know. We haven't done that in ages because we haven't had dates in ages.
      Zelda: Oh well, at least we have each other. Oh my heavens! I'm living with my sister! I've gotta call that yenta.

    • Dante: Mind if I smoke?
      Sabrina: I really don't like cigarettes.
      Dante: Ha! I meant a Ham.

    • Davy: Actually, I think Jean's a very lovely name (Sings with "Daydream Believer") Cheer up, sleepy Jean. Oh, what can it mean to a daydream believer and a homecoming queen.
      Salem: What are you doing here? Nobody made a pun!

    • Davy: Who has their hand on my bum?
      Hilda: That would be me.
      (lots of laughter)
      Davy: 1, 2, 3
      (Davy, Hilda, Zelda and Sabrina do a dance)

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Dante's inferno is also a video game which tests your impurity and darkness.

    • The walk Davy Jones is teaching Hilda, Zelda and Sabrina at the end of the episode is an allusion to the opening credits of the TV show, The Monkees.

    • Harvey: I've never seen anything like that... except on The Flintstones.

      The Flintstones is a cartoon about a Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.

    • Harvey: We'll be like Romeo & Juliet...

      Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare about two lovers whose families hate each other.

    • Evidently, the title alludes to the work Inferno by Dante.