Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 1 Episode 8

Magic Joel

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 15, 1996 on ABC
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Hoping to catch Harvey's eye, Sabrina becomes an assistant to Joel, a shy teen magician, but the act is more comical than bewitching when the trickster's tricks misfire. To save him from embarrassment, Sabrina makes the magic man temporarily invisible - then discovers that he likes it and doesn't want to reappear, especially when he can scope out the girls' locker room. Meanwhile, Aunt Zelda entertains an old colleague who has been too shy to admit his attraction to her.moreless

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  • Double, double, toil and trouble...

    Sabrina takes a job as the assistant of a classmate who is trying to build a career as a magican. At first his tricks seem tollerably good and he's booked to perform in the high school cafeteria. Unfortunately the pressure gets to him and the public performance is a disaster, and in the end Sabrina uses her magic to make him invisible so that at least the final trick of their set works. He runs off while still invisible and starts causing all kinds of trouble, leading Sabrina to have to try and hunt him down with some visability power. The problem is that he really doesn't want to be caught...moreless
  • Sabrina needs a job and ironically she gets a job as a magic assistant for the school magic nerd, Joel. But Joel wants more than just to be co-workers with Sabrina.moreless

    When Sabrina gets her job for Joel things for Sabrina hits rock bottom but that does not stop this weird and nerd named Joel. Who does a trick wrong so naturally the real with meaning Sabrina of course has to fix this huge but not so huge mess. Can Joel really do magic or is it that Sabrina’s help turned his trick invisible Joel into reality?
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)

Jenna Leigh Green

Jenna Leigh Green

Libby Chessler

Paul Feig

Paul Feig

Eugene Pool

Nick Bakay

Nick Bakay

Salem Saberhagen, the Cat (voice)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Joel: Behold, the linking rings are unlinked. (The rings don't unlink) Unlinked. (The rings still don't unlink) Still linked.
      Sabrina: Isn't he amazing?
      Libby: Amazingly lame!!

    • Hilda: Zelda, you have a date...
      Zelda: It's not a date, it's dinner with a colleague. And you're welcome to join us...
      Hilda: I'd rather die... But thanks!

    • (Joel is in the girl's locker room)
      Libby: Joel! What are you doing in here?
      Joel:(bummed) Aww, you can see me?
      Libby:(sarcastically) No, you're invisible.
      Joel: I am?
      Libby: No. Get out or I'm telling Coach Safford.
      Joel: Man! I thought for sure I'd done it right! I was Magic Joel once! And I will be again! (Leaves)
      Libby: Get out! I hate magic!

    • (To Sabrina)
      Joel: Now about wardrobe, I'm thinking a velour pantsuit with a plunging neckline. What will you wear?

    • Hilda: Who are you?
      Joel: I'm Joel. You can see me?
      Hilda: Yes and you're not wearing any pants.

    • Hilda: (On the phone with Sabrina) Let's see. A sixteen year old invisible boy loose in a high school. Where would he go?
      Sabrina: Oh-no!
      (Sabrina drops the receiver and runs to the girls locker room.)

    • Justin: I'm here for the lovely magicians assistant job.
      Joel: Well you're really not qualified.
      Justin: Aren't I lovely?
      Joel: Well yes, Justin, you are, but you're not a girl.
      Justin: Well the sign didn't say anything about being a girl.
      Joel: Would you be willing to wear sequins?
      Justin: Sure!
      Joel: Slit up to here?
      (He touches the top of his hip.)
      Justin: No problem!
      Joel: Yeah well... You're too tall. Next!
      Justin: I'll wear flats!
      Joel: Next!

    • Salem: (On the phone pretending to be Harvey) I like squid! I like it a lot! Squid rocks!
      Sabrina: Who is this?
      Salem: It's Harvey-he-he-he-he!
      Sabrina: Salem!
      Salem: O-oh!
      Sabrina: You are so neutered!

    • Zelda: Thank goodness that she left. Now we can talk about the first millisecond after the big bang. See I think...
      Ethan: (Interrupting her) Love me!
      Zelda: What!
      Ethan: I'm sorry. It's just that we finally get rid of your weird sister and all you can talk about is the big bang? I came here tonight hoping for more than science. I wanted you to look into my eyes and see something other than rods and cones. I love you Zelda. Don't you realize that?
      Zelda: You never said anything.
      Ethan: I've been playing footsie with you all night!
      Zelda: That was you! I thought it was the cat.

  • NOTES (2)