Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 3 Episode 17

Salem, the Boy

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 19, 1999 on ABC
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Roland the Troll resurfaces in a new guise as a leprechaun, and chaos predictably follows. Having three wishes, Sabrina unwisely uses one of them to grant Salem's desire to be human again for a day.

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  • Salem, the boy who wanted to take over the world...

    Roland shows up in Sabrina's room, stuill very much in love with her, and gives her 3 cupons that give her the chance to ask 3 wishes. The first wish Sabrina asks for is for Roland to disappear of her room. Wish granted! When Salem asks her to turn him into a human for a day, Sabrina complies, since Salem earlier that day had shown himself very sad for not remembering how to feel human. Sabrina calls for Roland to grant her Salem's wish and Salem possesses Gordie's body. However, Salem as a human was never a good idea. With Mr. Kraft trying to be elected as Principal, Gordie tries to help him take over the world...moreless
  • Lol. This episode is so hilariously chaotic.

    Lol. This episode is so hilariously chaotic. I felt bad for poor Harvey. He had no clue what so ever of what was going on. :P He was so beyond clueless, and it was hilarious. I can't believe Sabrina helped Mr. Kraft! O_o But she's usually really nice (deep down.) That judge was harsh. O.O But of course, no one got in trouble and everything turned out fine. (Well, as fine as things turn out for Sabrina. :P) It was really sweet at the end when Valerie and Gordy ended up together. :) She needed something good like that to happen to her. Overall it was a good episode.moreless
Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Willard Kraft

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)

Jenna Leigh Green

Jenna Leigh Green

Libby Chessler

Henry Gibson

Henry Gibson

Witch Judge

Guest Star

Mary Ann Mobley

Mary Ann Mobley


Guest Star

Glenn Shadix

Glenn Shadix


Guest Star

Phil Fondacaro

Phil Fondacaro

Roland the Troll

Recurring Role

Curtis Andersen

Curtis Andersen


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When we see Salem looking at the paper work after jumping onto Sabrina's chair saying that he tried on 1 of his old suits and had suffocated in the sleeve, a normal cat has been used as his eyes are different in the shot.

    • While facing the Witches Council in Rome, Zelda says "Oh, Zeus". But Zeus is the Greek name for this god. She should have said his Roman name, Jupiter.

    • Because he tried to help Mr. Kraft take over the world, Salem got 50 years added to his sentence.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Salem: I didn't want to hurt you, Sabrina, I just wanted to rule you.

    • Hilda: Now for the bad news. Because of the time change from Ancient Rome, it's time for you to go to school.
      Sabrina: What? The sleep I get in school is never as good as the sleep I get in a bed!

    • Sabrina: If you'll excuse me now, I think I'm gonna faint.
      Hilda: No, she does not need mouth to mouth...

    • Roland (talking to Sabrina): So let's just hope next time we meet it's not because there's a price on your head pretty lady.

    • Salem: This voice used to bark orders at a legion of mercenaries. Now it begs two old maids for catnip!

    • Harvey: I think I need a nap.
      Sabrina: I recommend the desks in language lab.

    • Mr. Kraft: I blame that carrot topped weasel, Gordie. Mother always said that freckles are the devil's fresco.

    • Hilda: You know, you really should thank Roland for talking you into turning yourself in.
      Roland: Oh, no thanks needed. I did it for the love of a good woman.
      Sabrina: Oh so you met someone?

    • Zelda: Remember Sabrina, lions can smell fear.
      Sabrina: Oh, so bravery will cover the smell of my tender flesh?!

    • Witch Judge: Sabrina, we find you guilty of releasing a witch familiar who is wreaking havoc on the world. But since this is Rome, let's do as the Romans do.
      Sabrina (Hopefully): Speak Latin?
      Witch Judge: No, throw her to the lions!

    • Witch Judge: Silence! The trials begin. Now who smuggled this miscreant into the mortal realm?
      Zelda: We didn't!
      Hilda: He stowed away!
      Witch Judge: Is this true?
      Caligula: Maybe, but your honour, speaking man to man... they wanted me.

    • Bounty Hunter #1: You let Charlie Toga-Party exit the Other Realm and his time period.
      Bounty Hunter #2: The last time he got loose the sixties happened.

    • Sabrina: Roland! Roland! Oh Mr. Leprechaun!
      Harvey: Ah ha! So now it's Mr. Leprechaun! Wait a minute, Mr. Leprechaun?

    • Harvey (about Sabrina): What did you say to her?
      Roland: None of your milk fed business, farm boy. (leaves)
      Harvey: This may not be a family I want to marry into.

    • Sabrina: Gordie! Gordie!
      Harvey: OK! I'm not imagining it. You're calling out Gordie's name in the hall. Why are you so interested in him?
      Sabrina: He owes me money? Oh, will you check the boys' room for me?

    • Roland: Is there a problem here, farm boy? I need to talk to Sabrina.
      Harvey: What's your cousin doing here?
      Sabrina: Updating me on my uncle. We'll be right back.

    • Zelda: Judging from the debauchery, I'd say we were in ancient Rome.
      Hilda: Either that or it's superbowl week.

    • Valerie: Sabrina, I think Gordie just hit puberty.

    • Mr. Kraft: Vote for Mr. Kraft... or else. I thought of that slogan myself.

    • Salem: This isn't just an info-mercial, it's info-truth!

    • Sabrina: Roland, how can I put this without hurting your feelings? You sicken me!

    • Roland: You know, after a lot of therapy, I've finally figured out why you and I never clicked.
      Sabrina: Your personality?

    • Sabrina: What a day! I was playing matchmaker for Valerie and Gordie, which is like the low self esteem Olympics and Libby is politicking for the known evil called Willard Kraft.
      Salem: And yet, you're not a cat.
      Sabrina: Did I mention I almost choked on a dandy?

    • Sabrina: Hey Gordie! Did you see that St. Patrick's day dance poster? You know Val loves to dance. In fact, she loves to be asked to dance.
      Gordie: Mr. Kraft needs milk!

    • Valerie (about Gordie): Look, I've got to know him since I started orchestra. He's sort of the Kevin Costner of the string section.

    • Mr. Kraft: Gordie, would you get me a few gallons of milk please?
      Gordie: Oh but I have violin practice.
      Mr. Kraft: Running my errands comes before rock and roll.

    • Hilda: The day is alive with the wonder of Wednesday!
      Salem: Urgh, to me it's just another day with eight nipples.

    • Sabrina: You mean I blew my last wish? What am I gonna do? Salem's not only taking over the school, I think he skipped French!

    • Caligula: I'm just like Dr. Pepper, so misunderstood...
      Zelda: Caligula, now why on Earth would you sneak home with us?

    • Salem (as Gordie): I'll be good, cross my gawky adolescent heart.

    • (Several students stare at a rainbow in the middle of the school hallway.)
      Mr. Kraft: Everyone else sees this, right?

  • NOTES (3)


    • Valerie: He's sort of the Kevin Costner of the string section.

      Kevin Costner is an American film actor, producer and Academy Award-winning director. He is well-known for his role as Lt. John J. Dunbar in the film Dances with Wolves, which won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

    • Zelda: Many people are vital in their old age. Look at John Glenn.

      John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth in 1962. In 1998, while serving in the US Senate, he returned to space on a mission of the shuttle Discovery; he was 77 years old at the time.

    • Mr. Kraft: I'm announcing my plans to run for governor. If a wrestler can do it, why not a vice principal?

      Mr. Kraft was referring to former pro wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura, who later became the governor of Minnesota.