Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 1 Episode 22

The Great Mistake

Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 02, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Zelda admits that she was married brieftly to Benvolio, but doesn't say that she was almost engaged to the artist that we meet in a season 6 flashback. Shouldn't such a serious relationship be mentioned?

    • We find out that Hilda has to take care of Salem and make sure he is worm free because Hilda was on his refreshment committee while he was trying to take over the world.

    • When Sabrina is annoyed with the tomorrow ball after it misreads her future, she picks it up off her desk and chucks it in her closet, but when her aunts take her upstairs when she has shrunk to 6 inches, they put her down on her desk and the tomorrow ball is still there (on the desk), when it hasn't been moved from the closet.

  • Quotes

    • Zelda: Balls, balls, balls, balls!
      Hilda: What's going on? It sounds really interesting! (Sees Zelda surrounded by tennis balls) Oh. That's all?

    • Jenny: (Seeing Mr. Pool in a skirt) Wow, Mr. Pool's got legs!
      Sabrina: Oh, now I understand!
      Harvey: You do? Then explain it to me!

    • Sabrina: I can't believe this, I'm missing The Smashing Pumpkins!
      Salem: Bummer T. Jones, III.

    • Sabrina: Whoa! Do you know what's just dawned on me? You guys had lives before I got here. This is amazing, we have a lot of catching up to do. So, were you ever kids?
      Hilda: Yes, although it was back in the fourteenth century. There were no phones, no TV's, things were very different.

    • Hilda: Oh no, she's gone again.
      Sabrina: No I'm not, I'm on the bed.
      Hilda: How'd you get over here?
      Sabrina: Salem carried me in his mouth.
      Salem: It took all my self control not to eat her.

    • Witch Cop: Does this belong to you?
      Hilda: Sabrina, what's going on?
      Witch Cop: I caught her over Brooklyn flying with a full bag and trailing a lot of dust. That warrants an emissions citation but when I attempted to pull her over she took off.
      Sabrina: I was looking for a well lit area.

    • Salem: But why is Mr. Pool wearing a Catholic schoolgirl's uniform?
      Sabrina: I have seen the future, but I don't understand it.

    • Sabrina: Hey! I'm normal size again!
      Hilda: Is that it? I could have sworn you were taller!

    • (Talking about getting caught trying to take over the world)
      Salem: So I was sentenced to 100 years behind whiskers.

    • Sabrina: So they turned Salem into a cat, but how where you punished?
      Hilda: I have to keep him worm free for a century.

    • Principal Larue: I'm French, but do you see me wearing a baret and dancing the can can?
      Mr. Pool: No...

    • Zelda: The best way to see tomorrow is by going to bed tonight. (After Sabrina wanted to buy a tomorrow ball from the Other Realm door-to-door salesman)

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