Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 5 Episode 8

Some of my Best Friends are Half-Mortals

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 10, 2000 on ABC
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Tired of hiding her true identity when dating normal guys, Sabrina agrees to be fixed up by Zelda with a handsome and charming witch named Derek, but the budding romance is threatened when she realizes his family harbors anti-mortal sentiments.

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  • Sabrina dates her own kind ... sort of.

    I have to admit, it was nice to see Sabrina back on the dating scene after the whole Josh vs. Harvey thing. In this fun episode, Sabrina finally takes her aunts' advice & allows herself to be hooked up with a charming witch (or is it warlock?)

    Sabrina & Derek have a wonderful time together, but she soon gets some weird looks when Derek's friends learn that she's half-mortal. Suddenly, Sabrina finds herself being ostracized once again.

    The change of scenery was nice, but at the end of the day, I prefer Sabrina with one of her clueless mortal boyfriends :]moreless
Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Hilda Antoinette Spellman

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Zelda Spellman

Nick Bakay

Nick Bakay

Salem Saberhagen, the Cat (voice)

David Lascher

David Lascher


Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina J. Spellman

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Derek: You seem like such a total witch.
      Sabrina: That's so sweet!

    • Salem: Young man! If I might have a word with you. Now I'm not her father and I don't care how late you keep her out... However table scraps would be appreciated.
      Sabrina: Oh just ignore Salem, everyone else does.
      Derek: Salem Saberhagen?
      Salem: The one and only.
      Derek: Oh man, it's great to meet you. You're a legend in the Other Realm.
      Salem: Really? I thought your generation had forgotten me.
      Sabrina: Lord knows we try.

    • Zelda: I'm back! Salem, here's your whitening solution. Oh, and the dentist wanted to throw in some mouthwash.
      Salem: (breathing deeply to emphasize each "H") How helpful for my halitosis.

    • Zelda: Oo! My tooth!
      Salem: Silence, wench! I'm trying to read Liz Smith. Apparently the material girl really digs that cabala.
      Zelda: I appreciate your concern.
      Salem: Well I'd give you the name of my dentist but you'd have to get neutered at the same time.
      Zelda: Thanks, but I have an appointment with Doctor Axelrod in the Other Realm.
      Salem: Could you pick me up some whitening solution for my incisors?
      Zelda: I've a better idea. Why don't you cut back on the double espressos?
      Salem: Please! I quit smoking, this is all I've got left.

    • Hilda: She was obsessing over this mortal guy. You know the story, boy meets girl; girl uses magic; boy dumps girl; girl goes to Rocky Horror with aunt; aunt sits on melted raisinets; aunt changes seats; aunt sits on guy in garter belt...
      Zelda: Hello! Back to Sabrina? I just wish she could find a nice witch to go out with, it's so tricky dating mortals.
      Hilda: Mortals? It's tricky dating anything with a pulse! Plants I'm good with.

    • Hilda: Talk about low self-esteem. Who does he remind me of? Oh yeah, me.
      Sabrina: He was cute too. Why did I have to do magic and scare him off? I guess I inherited that date-killer gene too.
      Hilda: On the up side, it's the same gene that lets us do this.
      (Zaps she and Sabrina into Rocky Horror costumes).

    • Jess: Whoa! What happened? Two seconds ago this place was a mess!

      Sabrina: Oh... well... I am a whiz with a mop!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Derek says he is going to take Sabrina to a Blackhole Surfers concert in the other realm. This seems to be a play on the 90s band The Butthole Surfers, mostly known for their 1996 hit song, "Pepper."

    • The title of this episode comes from the line "Some of my best friends are..." A line used when someone is attempting to justify their prejudices. An example comes straight from this episode when it is said "some of my best friends are half-mortals, I just don't want them living in my neighborhood". Obviously, alluding to the issue of racism/prejudice in society.

    • Hilda: I got rice in my hair and toast in my bustier. Huge success...

      Both Sabrina and Hilda attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show dressed as Magenta and Riff Raff, respectively. They refer to the tradition audience members have of throwing rice and toast at certain points in the movie, and Hilda mentions she sat on "a guy in a garter belt," referring to how audience members dress up as the characters.

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