Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 2 Episode 8


Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 07, 1997 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Salem accidentally swallows a "time ball" that transforms Sabrina's life back to the groovy 1960s, Sabrina initially embraces the peace-loving mood of the era, but soon realizes that women have come a long way in the last thirty years. However, when Salem refuses to cough up the "time ball," and runs away from home, Sabrina must locate her missing cat before he does any more damage to the 1990s.moreless

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  • I was there in the 60's. This was not how it happened. Whoever did research on the 60's was an idiot.

    Garbage,pure garbage. I was there and the dress was not allowed. If you wore anything out of the normal you were suspended. Whoever did research on the late 60's was an idiot. On dress codes in school that is. On women's rights they were correct. More times than not a woman got the crap beat out of her for her ideas. There was no abuse like today. No child abuse nor woman abuse. You did as told or suffered. The clothes we wore then where simple not out of sught like this episode. God this episode reeked. My advice if you didn't live then don't try to recreate now.moreless
  • The history of women\'s rights can be explained in this episode and the Logan\'s Run episode Turnabout.

    It\'s nearly impossible to write a 100 word essay on this, so please bare with me while I explain my view on this. Salem should never have swallowed this time ball and cause havoc for the spellmans. It was shocking when Sabrina learns the college she wanted to apply didn\'t allow women back then. Hilda explains it was worse 400 years earlier. This topic was also raised on the Logan\'s Run episode Turnabout (never aired on CBS) where Rem has to educate Jessica why the woman they met wore a mask in the land or Zidor. They are both worthy of history lessons I admit.moreless
  • Wonderful Episode!

    It's college week at Westbridge High School, and Sabrina's excited when a college tells her that they think that she'd be perfect for their school. Meanwhile, Hilda is mourning over the fact that Zelda threw away her old jeans. After getting a quiz, Sabrina makes a time ball- a ball that can take to to any time you want- and transports herself back to the 60's. She passes the quiz, and also gets Hilda her jeans. She puts it on her dresser, and in the night Salem ate it- the time ball smelled like tuna- and watched a 60's marathon on TV, which meant he transported everyone back into the 60's. At first Sabrina is upset about this, but begins to like the 60's, with all of it's peace-loving people and such. Although, she soon learns how far women have come since the 60's, when the same major college from the beginning won't let her in because she's a woman. Hilda, Zelda, and Sabrina tell Salem that he needs to cough up the time ball so they can go back to future, but he refuses to and runs away. He eventually comes back though, and sends them back to the future.moreless
  • Sabrina travels to the 60's...

    The Quizmaster has another test for Sabrina. She has to brew up something from the book "Brewing and Concocting with Two Hot Tamales". Sabrina decides to brew a Time Ball which she uses to go to the 60's. when Salem accidentally swallows the Time Ball that transforms Sabrina's life back to the groovy 60's, Sabrina initially embraces the peace-loving mood of the era, but soon realizes that women have come a long way in the last thirty years. However, when Salem refuses to cough up the Time Ball, and runs away from home, Sabrina must locate her missing cat before he does any more damage to the 90's.moreless
Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Willard Kraft

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Albert, the Quizmaster (recurring Season 2)

Lindsay Sloane

Lindsay Sloane

Valerie Birkhead

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)

Wendy Worthington

Wendy Worthington

Mrs. Poopipenz

Guest Star

Scott Gurney

Scott Gurney

College Recruiter

Guest Star

Aaron Nelms

Aaron Nelms

Student #1

Guest Star

Mary Gross

Mary Gross

Mrs. Quick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Sabrina: I smell sardines...
      Salem: Interesting thought, but sardines and hot cheese are not a combo you wanna put together...
      Sabrina: No, I smell sardines on your breath! Salem, you ate my timeball!
      Salem: No, I didn't! What timeball?
      Sabrina: The one I left on my desk...
      Salem: Oops! I mean, what timeball?

    • Quizmaster: I'm trying to get my landlord...
      Sabrina: You have a landlord?
      Quizmaster: What did you think? I lived in a magic lamp?
      Sabrina: Actually, I did...

    • Sabrina: You know, Val, I've been meaning to tell you, you have a great job as editor. You're really confident.
      Valerie: Really? Could you tell my mom?

    • (Hilda and Zelda are meditating and the phone rings)
      Zelda: I hear bells... Have I reached Nirvana?
      Hilda: It's the phone...
      Zelda: Oh...

    • Salem: One can for breakfast, one can for lunch, then corn for dinner! I'd rather get locked in the dishwasher again.

    • Hippie Driver: Did that cat just talk? Or am I picking up his thoughts telepathically?
      Salem: You're right. You can read my mind. And now you're sensing my great need to stop in Philadelphia for a cheese-steak.
      Hippie Driver: I'm communicating with animals! This is so radical.
      Salem: Just drive, Woodstock boy.

    • Zelda: All right, mellow out. The only thing that's forever is our love for you.
      Hilda: Very heavy.
      Sabrina: Very creepy.

    • Sabrina: Excuse me Mrs. Poopypants.
      Mrs. Poopipenz: It's Poopipenz! It's French.

    • Harvey: At least we only have to read the first three chapters.
      Sabrina: It only has four chapters.

    • Sabrina: Oh, I've got to get to school. Where's my lunch?
      Salem: Not half eaten and hidden in this drawer behind me, that's for sure.

    • Hilda: I have been waiting thirty years for hip-huggers to come back in. Now they're back and my hips remain un-hugged.

    • Sabrina: Again, what is she talking about?
      Zelda: The Sixties.
      Sabrina: Oh, right! Peace, love and no bathing.

    • Salem: Here's my Christmas list: Can opener.
      Hilda: But you wouldn't be able to use a can opener.
      Salem: To hit you with.

    • Salem: (After being put on a diet) At least let me lick the jam off the knife.
      Sabrina: Oh, find some self-respect!

    • Salem: I'm not fat, I'm big boned!
      (Jumping off his chair and tries to go out of his cat door but gets stuck)
      Hilda: Need a push?
      Salem: You laugh, you die!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Apparently, as proven in the Teen Angel segment of the episode line, witches can see guardian angels, since they are not what witches would consider "mortals."

    • There are two endings to this episode. The first one involves Salem leaving for Philadelphia (which explains his appearance in Boy Meets World). The ending in other airings and syndication involve Salem getting the time ball out of his system by using the litterbox (off-screen). In the original episode airing, the first ending allowed Salem to also travel to the sets of "Teen Angel" and "You Wish!" (as well as Boy Meets World) to take all of these shows back in time!


    • The Mod Squad

      The Mod Squad is a television series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 until August 23, 1973. This series starred Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, and Clarence Williams III.

    • The title of this episode is a reference to the Iron Butterfly song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," which was really a slurred way of saying "In the Garden of Eden."