Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 2 Episode 14

Five Easy Pieces of Libby

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 23, 1998 on ABC
9.1
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Mrs. Quick assigns Sabrina and Libby to decorate the "Democracy Day" float together, but Libby's obnoxiousness causes Sabrina to cast a spell keeping her a safe distance from Sabrina. The Quizmaster intervenes, blowing the whistle on an illegal use of magic to solve problems, and reverses the spell so that Sabrina must stick to Libby like unwanted glue. When a desperate Sabrina struggles free, the spell has disastrous consequences: Libby is transformed into an incomplete jigsaw puzzle, and Sabrina has only a few hours to locate the missing pieces and put Libby together again. This necessitates a visit to Libby's home, where her cold, controlling mother makes Sabrina understand her nemesis a little better -- as does the discovery that Libby has an ailing grandmother to whom she is devoted. Meanwhile, Zelda tries to find a miracle cure for disease but winds up inventing a miracle cleaning fluid which Salem and Hilda promptly steal and market in the Other Realm, oblivious to the unfortunate side effects of the magical brew.moreless

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  • After magically keeping Libby away, Quizmaster informs her that she can't use magic to avoid her problems, so she must stick to Libby like glue. When Sabrina breaks the spell, Libby turns into a puzzle.moreless

    9.3
    After Sabrina's spell backfires, she is left with a box of puzzle pieces. But even after putting the puzzle together, there are still some pieces missing. The Quizmaster tells Sabrina that she must dig into Libby's life to find the missing pieces. We meet Libby's mother for the first time (talk about the apple not falling far from the tree!).



    This episode has some good character development for the cheerleader we all love to hate. It's nice to learn more about her, and the idea of looking at your foes with compassion is a good one. I also love the subplot about Hilda and Zelda's miracle cleaning formula, which also backfires.



    But if I was in Sabrina's place...I think I would've left Libby as a puzzle.

    ;)moreless
  • Sabrina turns Libby into a puzzle...

    9.2
    Mrs. Quick assigns Sabrina and Libby to decorate the "Democracy Day" float together, but Libby's obnoxiousness causes Sabrina to cast a spell keeping her a safe distance from Sabrina. The Quizmaster intervenes, blowing the whistle on an illegal use of magic to solve problems, and reverses the spell so that Sabrina must stick to Libby like unwanted glue. When a desperate Sabrina struggles free, the spell has disastrous consequences: Libby is transformed into an incomplete jigsaw puzzle, and Sabrina has only a few hours to locate the missing pieces and put Libby together again. This necessitates a visit to Libby's home, where her cold, controlling mother makes Sabrina understand her nemesis a little better. As does the discovery that Libby has an ailing grandmother to whom she is devoted. Meanwhile, Zelda tries to find a miracle cure for disease but winds up inventing a miracle cleaning fluid which Salem and Hilda promptly steal and market in the Other Realm, oblivious to the unfortunate side effects of the magical brew.moreless
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    In this episode of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," Libby and Sabrina are assigned to both work and design the school's "Democracy Days" float for the town parade. The episode had strong points, about working with others (Sabrina is told to show compassion for Libby, even though Libby may not show compassion for Sabrina), and has an addicting edge to it. This isn't an episode you see once- it's one you would like to watch at least three times. I felt that this was a classic episode, and even if you don't follow all the episodes of "Sabrina" in order, it was written well enough so that any random channel surfer could jump right in and like it well enough. I LOVE SABRINA!!!moreless
Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina J. Spellman

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Hilda Antoinette Spellman

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Zelda Spellman

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Albert, the Quizmaster (recurring Season 2)

Nate Richert

Nate Richert

Harvey Dwight Kinkle (recurring in season 5-7)

Jenna Leigh Green

Jenna Leigh Green

Libby Chessler

Cristine Rose

Cristine Rose

Mrs. Chessler

Guest Star

Venus DeMilo

Venus DeMilo

Cheerleader

Guest Star

Mary Gross

Mary Gross

Mrs. Quick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The shot where the Quizmaster and Zelda slap Libby's assembled hands together is very similar to the scene in season one's episode "Dream Date", in which Hilda and Zelda slap the formed hands of the Man-Dough together.

    • If the cleaner makes everything turn into mutants because of exposure, shouldn't the house be all green and covered in the things Hilda, Zelda, and Salem were in?

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Quizmaster: If you don't find all the pieces before the sand runs out, Libby will remain a puzzle forever.
      Sabrina: What?!
      Hilda: Boy in the final analysis, the Libby puzzle isn't much fun, is it?

    • Zelda: I wanted to use this formula for the common good!
      Hilda: We polled the common good. They don't wanna be helped.

    • Libby: Sabrina, if you insist on actually doing the cheers, you have to stop screaming "Please, let me die"...

    • Sabrina: Libby! We agreed this would be my side!
      Libby: Oh, I'm sorry... I thought we wanted the float to look nice...

    • Sabrina: You know, Libby, I have to admit. Your side of the float is looking pretty good.
      Libby: I'm glad you're willing to state the obvious...
      Sabrina: Well I... I'm going to accept that as a compliment.
      Libby: Then you could use a dictionary.

    • Harvey: Sabrina... Cheerleading?
      Sabrina: I lost a bet...

    • Sabrina: Where are you going?
      Libby: To cheerleading practice. (in a cheerleading way) Ready! Get lost!

    • Mrs. Chessler (on the phone): I don't care. I don't want Marge in my bridge club. She's a kook. Have you seen what she calls furniture? Ew.

    • Zelda: Sabrina! Did you blow up a mortal?
      Sabrina: She started it...

    • Sabrina: Harvey! What are you doing under there?
      Harvey: Souping up the engine. This baby will be able to go ninety miles an hour.
      Sabrina: But we're behind the World War Two veterans. Haven't they suffered enough?

    • Libby: Well, I'll be using "me" as shorthand for "us". I've already got the floral design in my head.
      Sabrina: Oh, well I'm glad your butt is working. Oh I'll be using "butt" as shorthand for your "head".

    • Mrs. Chessler: Do you wanna stay and see Libby? You can wait in the garage.
      Albert, the Quizmaster: Don't do it, she'll turn on the car!

    • Salem: You gotta hand it to Zelda, she's a pillar of integrity.
      Hilda: Yeah, let's steal her formula!

    • Salem: I'm blonde! My IQ just dropped 20 points!
      Zelda (Pointing to Sabrina, Hilda, herself, then to Salem): Blonde, blonde, blonde, dead!

    • Sabrina: I swear, even as a puzzle, Libby's getting on my nerves.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Salem: This house is so spotless and germ free Howard Hughes could live here...

      Howard Hughes was an American aviator, industrialist, film producer/director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He is famous for setting multiple world air-speed records, building the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 Hercules aircraft, producing the movies Hell's Angels, Scarface and The Outlaw, as well as owning and expanding Trans World Airlines. Also, he was known as a germophobic person.

    • Zelda (to Hilda): Medical breakthroughs take time! Get off my back! This is why Pasteur broke up with you!

      Louis Pasteur developed the germ theory of disease.

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