Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 1 Episode 18

Sweet Charity

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Mar 07, 1997 on ABC
8.9
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Hoping to recruit more students to participate in Westbridge High’s “Adopt-A-Grandparent program, Sabrina impersonates Libby the day a photographer from the school paper arrives at the senior citizen home to take some pictures. Unfortunately her scheme backfires when Libby actually shows up and starts hanging out with the grandmother Sabrina adopted. An opportunity arises for Sabrina to pay Libby back when she makes the cheerleader think the celebrities Nana knows are just figments of the old woman’s imagination. As this is going on, Zelda meets a younger guy at the library, but contemplates breaking things off with him due to their age difference, and Hilda decides to make a potion that will help grow her hair at a rapid rate.moreless

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  • Sabrina turns herself into Libby, to get adopt-a-grandparent off the ground

    8.1
    This is one episode where Sabrina's magic doesn't get her into serious trouble, as often happens, but Sabrina does have to do some quick changing. When Libby, as usual, is mean to Sabrina, Sabrina magically changes her socks so that they don't match. But Libby quickly gets her co-horts to "start a trend" by mismatching their socks too. Sabrina wants to get people to join "adopt-a-grandparent" at the local retirement home, but she can't get anybody to join but Harvey and Jenny. So she turns into Libby so that the paper can get a photo of Libby and Harvey and Jenny at the retirement home. Libby realizes she's been framed, but shows up at the retirement home after a teacher compliments her for having been there. She takes over from Sabrina in talking to a fascinating old lady who seems to know tons of celebrities. At the end, though, Sabrina changes herself into a copy of the old lady and convinces Libby that she's made up all the stuff about knowing celebrities. Then Libby quits the "adopt-a-grandparent" program and Sabrina has the senior citizen all to herself again.moreless
  • Adopt-a-Grandparent!

    9.3
    In a bid to do good works, Jenny starts an Adopt-a-Hrandparent scheme, but it falls very flat when no one but her, Sabrina and Harvey sign up for it. During a visit from the school newspaper's photographer to the senior center, Sabrina decides to pretend to be Libby in order to give the project a bit of "street credibility". When the real Libby shows up, the stage is set for a comedy of confusion and double trouble... Libby "steals" Sabrina's grandparent, which makes Sabrina really mad. Then, she lies to Libby, telling her that Nana doesn't know any of the famous people she has on her scrapbook. That makes Libby go and yell at Nana, which is Sabrina in disguise, and makes Libby go away.moreless
  • Silly but in a good way, the reason I love this show!

    9.6
    As per usuall Sabrina gets herself caught up in a mess with magic then gets herself out. This episode however featured her getting [i]herself[/i] out of the magical trouble with out the help of her Aunts! So definite character developement.



    This show was exactly what I expected out of Sabrina. This was the first episode I ever watched, but it got me hooked! Admittedly I do agree that there was probably no reason to put Libby on there except to give the actress more show time...but the excuse on the show was because Libby was the most popular girl in school, so they figured if there was a picture of the most popular girl in school then more people would come to the adopt-a-grandparent charity. It's a children's T.V. show for Gods sakes.



    This was one of the best Sabrina: the Teenage Witch episodes, because it really showed you how Sabrina felt (a little selfish because she got mad that she wasn't on the picture in the newspaper).moreless
  • Why sabrina turn into libby?? i think libby is ugly....

    9.4
    when jenny sets up a grandparent program and hardly anyone shows up libby is the only one that can make the adopt a grandparent program become a sucess so what does sabrina do, she turns herself into libby to get people interested in joining. sabrina picks a realy cool nana for the program and when libby decides to join she takes sabrinas adopted grandparent, so sabrina decides to get even with libby :)moreless
  • what reason would sabrina have to turn herself into libby? good question :)

    8.4
    when jenny sets up a grandparent program and hardly anyone shows up libby is the only one that can make the adopt a grandparent program become a sucess so what does sabrina do, she turns herself into libby to get people interested in joining. sabrina picks a realy cool nana for the program and when libby decides to join she takes sabrinas adopted grandparent, so sabrina decides to get even with libby :)moreless
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

Michelle Beaudoin

Michelle Beaudoin

Jenny Kelley

Paul Feig

Paul Feig

Eugene Pool

Karen Morrow

Karen Morrow

Nana

Guest Star

Alan Young

Alan Young

Mr. Berry

Guest Star

Angelo Vacco

Angelo Vacco

Delivery Guy

Guest Star

Bridget Flanery

Bridget Flanery

Jill

Recurring Role

James Fields

James Fields

Howard

Recurring Role

Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

CeeCee

Recurring Role

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    • Jenny: Libby treated me like a human!
      Harvey: It's a good thing we got a picture, otherwise Sabrina would think we'd pulled a Yeltsin!

    • Jenny: Libby would never show her face here.
      Harvey: We could fake it. My dad says Russia's on their third Boris Yeltsin.
      Jenny: You can't fake a person.
      Sabrina: That's right, you can't! Gotta go.

    • Jenny: Howard, are you here to adopt a grandparent?
      Howard: No, I'm doing an article for the school paper about community service. It's called "Westbridge Cares." Although apparently not that much.

    • Harvey: Libby, you did a good thing. Deal with it!
      Libby: I've been framed!

    • Libby: What's going on?
      Jill: Some foreign exchange students are sitting in our table.
      Libby: Deport them...

    • Sabrina: Well I've been here two hours and Mrs. Hartle woke up just long enough to tell me why foreigners are ruining this country and then she went back to sleep.

    • Hilda: I'll take that as a compliment. So how was your date with Rick?
      Zelda: Oh, not so good. I'm starting to feel really weird about the age difference. I mean normally I don't care about these things but Rick keeps bringing up stuff that makes me feel old.
      Hilda: Like what?
      Zelda: Oh he keeps talking about how he can't wait for the turn of the century. Big deal, I've done that five times.

    • Sabrina: Wow! Awesome photo of Elijah Wood.
      Nana Oh he's my little honey.
      Sabrina: You know him?
      Nana: Noah Wyle introduced us.
      Sabrina: You know Noah Wyle!
      Nana: Only through Christian Slater.
      Sabrina: I love Christian Slater. How do you know these people?
      Nana: Well when you get to be my age you know just about everybody.

    • Sabrina: Hi.
      Nana: Hi.
      Sabrina: This is kind of awkward but would you like to be my Grandmother?

    • Harvey: This is already better than visiting my real Grandparents, I don't have to take my ear rings out.

    • Sabrina: Hey Harvey, over here. We need you to sign up.
      Harvey: I did, on my way in.
      Sabrina: Yes but nobody else has, so could you do it again and do it loudly?
      Harvey: All right.
      Harvey: (Loudly) Sure, I'd love to adopt a Grandparent. Old people are so much fun, they know tons of stuff and sometimes they give you money.

    • Sabrina: Salem, what happened to you?
      Salem: Too much soup. Groom me. Please groom me.

    • Mr. Pool: Libby's going to meet Ethan Hawke? How do you know him?
      Libby: He's a friend of a friend.

    • Salem (Singing) Those fingers in my hair, that sly, come-hither stare that strips my conscience bare, it's witchcraft...

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