The Best Episodes of Bewitched

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018

Samantha Stephens is a seemingly normal suburban housewife who also happens to be a genuine witch, with all the requisite magical powers. Her husband Darrin insists that Samantha keep her witchcraft under wraps, but situations invariably require her to indulge her powers while keeping her bothersome mother Endora at bay.

Follow That Witch (part 2)

#1 - Follow That Witch (part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 31

Charlie Leach really has something over Sam's head. Charlie wants Sam to give him and his wife Charmaine an expensive apartment with an expensive car to boot. Darrin finds out about how Barkley started this whole mess and decides to cancel the Robbins account. At Robbin's office, while Darrin is telling Robbins and Barkley where to go, Samantha uses her magic to expose Barkley and gets him fired. One down, and one more to go when Samantha goes to Leach's apartment and destroys everything with her magic. When Leach finds out, Samantha twitches him to Mexico. Leach vows that he will be back....

star 8.48
42 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Bernard Slade
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A Prince of a Guy

#2 - A Prince of a Guy

Season 4 - Episode 22

Tabitha brings out Prince Charming and Helen, Darrin's cousin, falls for him. Her fiance, Ralph, doesn't like this arrangement one bit, but Larry likes it and thinks that the prince will be perfect for TV commercials. To sway the prince away from Helen, Samantha pops in Sleeping Beauty.

star 8.46
26 votes
Writers: Ed Jurist
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Double Tate

#3 - Double Tate

Season 2 - Episode 23

Darrin unknowingly gets three wishes from Endora. He blows the first two on fast elevators and bikini-clad girls, and he wishes that he was Larry for a day. He gets his wish and a whole lot of misunderstanding begins between Louise and the real Larry!

star 8.35
35 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Paul Wayne
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A Bum Raps

#4 - A Bum Raps

Season 2 - Episode 32

Two ex-actors are robbing the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Darrin is expecing a visit from his Uncle Albert and Samantha welcomes Horace, one of the crooks, thinking that he is the said uncle. But eventually, the real Uncle Albert arrives and is told that the Stephens had moved. Horace's masquerade doesn't last long when Sam catches him stealing Harriet's watch. Sam finds out that Horace is an imposter and really gets him and the other crook good when they steal their stuff.

star 8.30
33 votes
Directors: Jerry Davis
Writers: Herman Groves
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Samantha's Power Failure

#5 - Samantha's Power Failure

Season 5 - Episode 25

The Witches Council takes away Samantha's powers when she refuses to break up with Darrin. Uncle Arthur and Serena help out Samantha and, as a result, loses their powers as well. After a hellacious day in the mortal working world, Serena and Uncle Arthur decide that they are better off with their powers. Samantha goes to the Witches Council and tells them they are in the wrong for their ignorance. Then Samantha, Serena, and Uncle Arthur get their powers back.

star 8.29
31 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Lila Garrett, Bernie Kahn
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That Was My Wife

#6 - That Was My Wife

Season 1 - Episode 31

Darrin and Samantha try to spice up their marriage by reserving a suite at a fancy hotel. She arrives in a brunette wig and hugs Darrin, not knowing that they are being watched by Larry! Samantha later forgets a book and pops home to get it. Larry sees her at home and this causes a great misunderstanding. Louise tries to help out the supposedly doomed marriage that Larry thinks that she was at the hotel with Darrin. After Darrin gets punched in the eye by Larry, the misunderstanding is cleared up when Darrin explains how Samantha got home and back to the hotel: She knew a short cut.

star 8.29
49 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Bernard Slade
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It's Wishcraft

#7 - It's Wishcraft

Season 3 - Episode 29

Darrin's parents visit and Samantha must work overtime to keep them from finding out about their granddaughter's special talents.

star 8.28
36 votes
Directors: Paul Davis
Writers: James Henerson
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Hippie, Hippie, Hooray

#8 - Hippie, Hippie, Hooray

Season 4 - Episode 21

Serena lands on the front page of the morning news, which lands Darrin in a lot of trouble with the Tates. Darrin tries to convince the Tates that the photo is Samantha's cousin Serena. But when Darrin makes matters worse by insulting her, she decides to teach him a lesson.

star 8.26
23 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Michael Morris
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Follow That Witch (part 1)

#9 - Follow That Witch (part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 30

Darrin is sure to get the Robbins Baby Food account, but Mr. Robbins wants his home life checked out. His assistant, George Barkley, wants to check out a little bit more of Darrin's life so he hires sneaky, sly Charlie Leach to spy on him. Samantha uses her magic one day and Abner's sister, Harriet Kravitz (who conveniently takes care of the house while Gladys is away), catches her and tells Charlie all about it. He doesn't believe it at first, but he catches Sam using her powers. He tells Samantha either she tells him what he wants to jknow or he will tell the entire world that she is a witch.....

star 8.26
35 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Bernard Slade
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There's Gold in Them Thar Pills

#10 - There's Gold in Them Thar Pills

Season 3 - Episode 33

Darrin has a bad cold and Dr. Bombay treats him with some pills. Of course, these pills have a horrendous side effect- it makes his voice higher!

star 8.24
38 votes
Writers: Paul Wayne, Ed Jurist
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I Don't Want to Be a Toad, I Want to Be a Butterfly

#11 - I Don't Want to Be a Toad, I Want to Be a Butterfly

Season 5 - Episode 11

Tabitha goes to pre-school for the first time and meets Amy, a classmate. When the teacher groups the children in animal groups, Amy gets chosen to be a toad in the toad group, but she wants to be in a butterfly group. Tabitha misunderstands her request and actually turns her into a butterfly! Samantha, who has been watching the whole thing through the window, chases Amy the butterfly all around the city and catches her so Tabitha can change her back.

star 8.23
26 votes
Writers: Doug Tibbles
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Sisters at Heart

#12 - Sisters at Heart

Season 7 - Episode 13

Darrin's friends, Keith and Dorothy Wilson who happen to be black, invite their daughter Lisa to stay with Tabitha on Christmas Eve while they go away. Lisa and Tabitha want to be sisters because they get along so well with each other, but are discouraged when someone tells them that they can't be because Lisa is black and Tabitha is white. Of course, this gets out of hand when Darrin's newest client, Mr. Brockaway, visits his home. Lisa is asked to answer the door, and Brockaway gets a shock when he sees her, thinking that she is the Stephens' child! He turns Darrin down because of his bigotry. Tabitha lets Lisa in on her witchcraft and uses wishcraft to blink polka dots on both her and Lisa. Samantha then tells them that they don't have to look the same to be sisters because they are sisters at heart. Then, after a well-deserved lesson from Samantha, Mr. Brockaway admits that he is a racist and wants Darrin to handle his account as his apology.

star 8.22
18 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Barbara Avedon, William Asher
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Solid Gold Mother-in-Law

#13 - Solid Gold Mother-in-Law

Season 4 - Episode 13

Samantha insists that Endora zap away the new pony for Tabitha before Darrin gets home. Endora tells her not to worry, the pony IS Darrin. Once changed back, Darrin orders Endora out of the house. At the office, Endora sends a "live" framed photo of her that Darrin cannot escape her ever changing expression. A client named Mr. Gregson wants to meet Darrin's mother-in-law, who must be a special woman for Darrin to keep her photo on his desk. The dinner goes well, particularly since Endora has become the queen of charm. After witnessing a tiff between the Tates over Larry's mother-in-law, Gregson suggests that Darrin should open his own ad firm. Larry doesn't like this one bit and refuses to speak to Darrin. It's up to Samantha to set things right between Larry and Darrin.

star 8.21
33 votes
Writers: Robert Riley Crutcher
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If They Never Met

#14 - If They Never Met

Season 4 - Episode 20

Samantha wants to know what life would be like if she and Darrin had never met. Endora shows Samantha that Darrin would have married Sheila and become a part of her millionaire father's family. Darrin likes her, but he doesn't love her. On cue, Darrin meets Samantha and the rest is history.

star 8.21
33 votes
Writers: Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick
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My What Big Ears You Have

#15 - My What Big Ears You Have

Season 4 - Episode 14

Darrin is planning to surprise Samantha with a rocking chair, but Endora thinks that he is fooling around with another woman. This woman, in fact, is the saleslady that Darrin makes the final payment to. To see what he is up to, Endora puts a spell on him causing his ears to grow when he tells a lie. The more Darrin lies about the surprise, the more his ears start growing. He finally tells her the truth: he bought her a rocking chair and wanted to surprise her. He hid it in the Kravitzes' garage for safe keeping.

star 8.19
36 votes
Directors: Richard Kinon
Writers: Ed Jurist
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I Get Your Nanny, You Get My Goat

#16 - I Get Your Nanny, You Get My Goat

Season 4 - Episode 15

Samantha hires an English maid named Elspeth, much to the dismay of her previous owner, Montdrake. He is so mad that he does horrible things to Darrin to get her back.

star 8.19
26 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ron Friedman
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What Every Young Man Should Know

#17 - What Every Young Man Should Know

Season 2 - Episode 36

What would have happened if Darrin knew that Samantha was a witch before he married her? This is the question that Endora helps them answer when she sends them back in time to see what life would be like.

star 8.17
41 votes
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Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember

#18 - Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember

Season 4 - Episode 12

To get into the Thanksgiving spirit, Aunt Clara zaps the Stephens and Gladys, who just happened to be nosing around, to seventeenth century Salem. Darrin lights a fire with a out-of-place match and is charged for witchery. Samantha then defends him at the trial and Darrin is cleared. Then Aunt Clara brings them back and Gladys runs off to tell Abner about her fantastic trip, but at soon as she reaches her door, Samantha changes her costume.

star 8.16
31 votes
Directors: Richard Kinon
Writers: Tom August, Helen August
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Samantha for the Defense

#19 - Samantha for the Defense

Season 3 - Episode 14

Benjamin Franklin goes on trial for allegedly stealing a fire engine.

star 8.15
34 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: James Henerson
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Once in a Vial

#20 - Once in a Vial

Season 4 - Episode 18

Endora hires Rollo to get Samantha away from Darrin, but her plan backfires when Rollo creates a love potion for Samantha but Endora drinks it instead. Endora is set to marry a client of Darrin's, but at the altar, the potion wears off.

star 8.13
30 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: James Henerson, Ed Jurist
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Samantha Goes South for a Spell

#21 - Samantha Goes South for a Spell

Season 5 - Episode 2

Because of Serena's foolishness, Samantha is sent back in time by a jelaous witch named Brunhilda, who happened to be Serena's boyfriend's wife. In 1868 New Orleans, Samantha is taken in by a maid named Aunt Jenny, and her owner, Rance Butler, falls for her. Now it is up to Darrin to get her back from the Southern gentleman.

star 8.13
30 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ed Jurist
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The Girl with the Golden Nose

#22 - The Girl with the Golden Nose

Season 2 - Episode 37

Darrin is refused a new account in McMann and Tate, but the next day, Larry gives Darrin the account. Darrin thinks that Samantha used magic to sway Larry's decision and tries to do everything to back out of it. Even the client, Mr. Waterhouse, likes Darrin's attitude and ability. Darrin feels that Samantha is behind all that has happened to him. To teach Darrin a lesson, Samantha uses magic to turn their house into an expensive mansion with servants to boot. Darrin tells Sam that he wants to earn things his own way, which is exactly what he has been doing all along.

star 8.13
49 votes
Writers: Sydney Zelinka, Paul Wayne
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Charlie Harper, Winner

#23 - Charlie Harper, Winner

Season 3 - Episode 25

Samantha resorts to witchcraft to help her appear extravagant while visiting Darrin's old college rival and his fancy wife.

star 8.13
40 votes
Writers: Earl Barrett, Earl Barret
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One Touch of Midas

#24 - One Touch of Midas

Season 5 - Episode 17

Endora creates a toy called the Fuzz, a toy that has the power to charm people. Darrin presents this idea to Larry and the Fuzz charms Darrin to the tune of a million dollars. Samantha is worried about Darrin when he tells her that he will finally give her and Tabitha everything they could possibly want. Endora removes the spell and Samantha tells Darrin that as long as she and Tabitha love Darrin, that is worth a lot more than money.

star 8.13
24 votes
Writers: Jerry Mayer, Paul L. Friedman
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The Very Informal Dress

#25 - The Very Informal Dress

Season 2 - Episode 8

Samantha and Darrin need some new formal wear for a dinner party that Larry is throwing for a new client, Charles Barrows. And who supplies the beautiful clothes for them to wear? Aunt Clara, the witch with the missing links. Everything goes well, until the clothes start disappearing off the backs of the Stephens. Also, Darrin gets in trouble not only for parking in front of a fire hydrant (Aunt Clara moved the hydrant earlier, but when the clothes started wearing off, the hydrant went back to the original place), but for a charge of indecent exposure!

star 8.12
50 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Paul David, John L. Greene
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