Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 3 Episode 24

Silent Movie

Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 14, 1999 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Sabrina and Hilda, unhappy that Mr. Kraft is seemingly going to propose marriage to Zelda cast two silence spells ("mum is the word" and "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything") on themselves, as to not ruin Zelda's big night. While Mr. Kraft is dining with the Spellmans, a nervous Harvey arrives and after much ado, tells Sabrina he loves her. But under a self-imposed "silence" spell, she unfortunately can't respond in kind. Then, because two silence spells were cast under one roof, the Spellman home becomes a Silent Movie, in which Sabrina is tied to a train track! Luckily, Harvey enters the silent movie and saves his beloved Sabrina. Once the silent movie is finished, the spell is broken and Sabrina is able to tell Harvey that she loves him.moreless

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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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Sabrina is tied to the rail tracks and starts screaming)
      Sabrina: I guess it's silly to scream in a silent movie...

    • Mr. Kraft: Miss Birkhead, are you having any luck recouping those IOU's?
      Valerie: I'm selling my kidney on Ebay.

    • Zelda (to Hilda): I'm relieved your magic is out. Willard and his grandmother are coming to dinner tonight. And you won't be able to use your magic to spoil the evening.
      Salem: She still got a mouth...

    • Sabrina: There's future uncle Mr. Kraft... I wish my aunt Zelda would realize what a villain he is.
      Valerie: I know, I get woozy every time he heads my way. Is he heading my way?
      Sabrina: Yep! Time to put my most obnoxious foot forward.
      Mr. Kraft: Well, I just scored a shipment of used computer science books. It haven't been that many technological advances since the 50's...
      Sabrina: Yeah? You and what army? (Mr. Kraft leaves) Ok, that wasn't obnoxious, that was just stupid!
      Valerie: Maybe Mr. Kraft won't wanna live with an idiot...

    • Valerie: I was so excited about getting a job at the school store until I found out Mr. Kraft is gonna be my boss.
      Sabrina: Well, I was so excited about life until I found out Mr. Kraft is gonna be my step uncle!
      Valerie: Your aunt Zelda is marrying Mr. Kraft? It can't be!
      Sabrina: Oh, it be!

    • (The house has just gone from a silent movie back to normal)
      Sabrina: We're in color... and I can talk! (Harvey stares at her) Just reminding myself to appreciate the little things.

    • Sabrina: Thankfully, my mistake showed you that Mr. Kraft really is a villain.
      Zelda: Uh-uh, and Harvey really is a Mountie.

    • (When they see King Kong and Fay Wray come through the Linen Closet)
      Sabrina: Did my silent movie spell turn into a horror movie spell?
      Zelda: No, it's just another relative with another clue to the family secret.
      Sabrina: Oh, I see the family resemblance. Aunt Hilda, you look just like Fay Wray.
      Hilda: You think?
      Zelda: Fay Wray is the clue but we are related to Kong.
      Hilda: (to Sabrina) He's a third cousin with a pituitary problem.
      Sabrina: Oh okay. So I've got Fay, a picture of me and a picture of Robert E. Lee. Fay-me-lee. Family! So the Spellman family secret is about the Spellman family! I got nothin'!

    • Salem: (After going outside after the Silent Movie starts) Ah, it's nice to hear the sound of my own voice. Fal-la-la-la-la-la-la-lugh!
      (Sabrina grabs this throat to shut him up)
      Salem: I gather you want an explanation? Did you put a silence spell on you and Hilda?
      (Sabrina nods)
      Salem: Well, when you incant two silence spells under one roof, everything under the roof becomes a silent movie.
      (Sabrina writes out another question to ask Salem)
      Salem: Why didn't it kick-in when you cast the spells? Er because.
      (More writing by Sabrina)
      Salem: Why am I so worthless?
      (Sabrina goes back in the house)
      Salem: That's just rude!

    • Sabrina (to Harvey after he leaves for class): Ok, well let's get together and almost talk another time!

    • Sabrina: I've got a plan. I'm gonna act as obnoxious as possible. He won't want to live with a troubled teen.
      Harvey: Sabrina, can I talk to you alone?
      Sabrina: Sure, if we can get rid of Miss Third-wheel over here. (Sees the look on Valerie's face) Sorry, I was just trying to act obnoxious, you know, for Mr. Kraft?
      Valerie: Oh good, I was worried it was a new nickname.
      Libby: Miss Third-wheel? I like it!

    • Zelda: I have something very important to tell you. Something that could change all our lives forever.
      Sabrina: You're buying me a new car?
      Salem: You're havin' my baby?
      Hilda: Stop it, let her talk.
      Zelda: You see...
      Hilda (Interrupting Zelda): Oh! We're finally getting a cabana boy?

  • NOTES (1)


    • When Sabrina and Hilda are thinking of what it would be like as a big happy family with Willard Kraft, they imagine they're the Brady Bunch.

      The Brady Bunch is a show that is about two families; one with a single mother and three girls and one with a single father with three boys. The mother and father get married and they have a housekeeper called Alice who in this episode, Salem portrays.

    • Hilda (thinking about being a "big happy family" with Williard): I'll take Jan Brady to block!

      This is an allusion to the game show Hollywood Squares.

    • Valerie: Okay, I'll take your IOU but you have to sign it.
      (The boy signs the paper, takes the books and leaves.)
      Valerie: (Calling after him) Have a nice day... (Reading) Obi-Wan Ken... Hey!

      The boy has signed the name 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' which is the name of a main character in the 'Star Wars' movies.