Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 3 Episode 10

Sabrina and the Beast

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 27, 1998 on ABC
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Sabrina and Harvey decide to compete against Libby and her boyfriend for the title of cutest teen couple. However, things go awry when Cousin Susie comes to visit Sabrina about the family secret and gets upset that Sabrina seems to be obsessed with her looks. As a result, Susie casts a spell on Harvey, turning him into a Beast, to show Sabrina that personality is more important than looks. Meanwhile, Salem decides to coach Hilda, who's training for a local decathlon.moreless

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  • What really matter is the inside beauty...

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    When Sabrina meets Cousin Susie, who is in town to help Sabrina with the family secrets, she freaks out about her cousin's appearance. Sabrina and Harvey enter a contest against Libby and her boyfriend to be in a magazine cover, and, in order to teach Sabrina a lesson about looks, Cousin Susie turns Harvey into a beast. It's up to Sabrina to discover that what really counts is the inside beauty, not the outside looks. After admitting publicly that Harvey is her boyfriend, Harvey finally returns to normal. Meanwhile, Hilda is practising to enter in a decathlon, with Salem as her coach, and Zelda is working on a machine to turn dirt into food.moreless
Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina J. Spellman

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

Nick Bakay

Nick Bakay

Salem Saberhagen, the Cat (voice)

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the scene where Salem disturbs Sabrina's sleep, she refers to the TV show, Mystery Science Theater (3000). Frank Conniff who is a writer on Sabrina and occasional background character was also a writer on MST3K as well as Dr. Forrester's assistant, TV's Frank. Both shows were airing concurrently at the time.

    • This is the only time that we see the other side of the kitchen where the camera always is.

    • In this episode we find out that the Spellman's are of the "democratic" party, which is not an actual party in the mortal realm.

    • When Susie is going to leave and she hands Sabrina the whip, she says "Here's another clue, we all have our good and our bad parts". When you find out the family secret, "Every member of the Spellman family is born with an evil twin", you can clearly relate them. Actually, the secret is that every member of the Spellman family has a twin, not an evil twin, because the evil twin is part of the family too and they don't have an evil twin if the are the evil twin.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Susie: Before I leave, I have something for you, Sabrina.
      Sabrina: A whip? That's a little late, Harvey's not a beast anymore.

    • Sabrina: What did the nurse say?
      Harvey: Well after she stopped screaming, she told me I should see an orthopedic doctor for the hump and a dentist for my teeth. Then she gave me this book on hygiene and asked me to leave.

    • Sabrina: Please make Harvey cute again.
      Susie: Only you can fix him, Sabrina.
      Sabrina: Not with all the Nair in New England.

    • Susie: Beauty is very important to you, isn't it?
      Sabrina: No, I'm just not looking at you because I'm... being coy.

    • Susie: Sabrina, do you have a problem with the way I look?
      Sabrina: No, you're a very nice wart... woman!

    • Sabrina: Oh I really don't have time right now. I erm... I've got to write a term paper on... the history of term papers.

    • Sabrina: I wonder what's taking cousin Susie so long.
      Zelda: She's probably stopped to heal the sick.
      Sabrina: So she'll want to wash her hands when she gets here?

    • Salem: The Domin-A-Tron is alive and it doesn't like me.
      Hilda: Oh you are just jealous because I like it better than you. It's a machine, it's not alive.
      Salem: Well I guess it's possible that I'm wrong, if you pushed the 'Threaten the cat' button.

    • Domin-A-Tron: Excellent work out. You are a lovely lady.
      Hilda: I like this machine. It's so honest!

    • Domin-A-Tron: You're a winner. You're a winner.
      Salem (waking up): Huh? Was someone complimenting me?

    • Zelda: Famine, pestilence, war... war! I like it.
      Sabrina: When did you become a Republican?
      Zelda: Susie's been encouraging me to invent something that will truly benefit mankind.
      Sabrina: And what are you doing after lunch?

    • Salem: Just press the start button.
      Hilda: Ooh somebody's been reading the instructions.

    • Salem: Thank you, thank you! You'll never regret this decision.
      Hilda: You're welcome.
      Salem: Now run until you bleed!

    • Zelda: Susie's helping me realise how important it is to have harmony in the family... You break another promise, I'll kill you!

    • Sabrina: I thought you were dating Dan...
      Libby: Dan's a blonde, we clash.

    • Mrs. Popowski: I tell you Salinas, you'd swear he was John Travolta... if he were taller and had hair. OK, maybe he should also lose the pockmarks.

    • Harvey (about his outfit): I picked it out myself.
      Sabrina: You lost your sight?

    • Sabrina: All this talk about Susie has me kind of depressed.
      Zelda: Susie can make anyone feel inadequate.
      Sabrina: Not that! No one mentioned my cute hair!

    • (Zelda is humming a song)
      Hilda: Either you've had a religious experience or... you saw Susie!
      Zelda: I just attended a lecture of hers in the Other Realm. So uplifting...
      Salem: That woman is so inspirational. Because of her I stopped killing for sport.

    • Hilda: You only wanna be my trainer because the Other Realm give generous stipends to coaches.
      Salem: And the fame, let's not forget the fame.

    • Sabrina: Why is the cat dressed like a jockey?
      Salem: Coach! I'm her coach.

    • Sabrina (to Cousin Susie, after kissing Harvey): If you take pity on me, I'll be at the Slicery. Trying to wash down a hairball!

    • Sabrina: Harvey is growing hair and turning into a beast!
      Zelda: He's a 17-year-old boy. Sounds like he's right on track.

    • Salem: Appliances are taking over the house! No one is safe! No one!
      Sabrina: Salem, no more sardines and "Mystery Science Theater" before bedtime for you.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Sabrina: Oh yes, Kate Moss, eat your heart out. Oh, that's right, you don't eat!

      Kate Moss is an English model. She is known for her waifish figure and many advertising campaigns and is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers.

    • The title of this episode, Sabrina and the Beast, is a spoof of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. It is about a female who is captured and falls in love with a cursed prince.

      Interestingly, Robby Benson, who played Sabrina's dad in season 1, was the voice of the Beast in Disney's animated film.

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