The BEST Episodes of Bewitched

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

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.

Going Ape

#1 - Going Ape

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 27, 1969

Samantha changes an ape into a handsome man named Harry who is instantly discovered as model potential.

star 8.35
55 votes
Writers: Bernie Kahn, Lila Garrett
That Was My Wife

#2 - That Was My Wife

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 29, 1965

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 8.10
87 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Bernard Slade
I Get Your Nanny, You Get My Goat

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

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 14, 1967

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 8.10
29 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ron Friedman
Sisters at Heart

#4 - Sisters at Heart

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 24, 1970

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 8.05
22 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Barbara Avedon, William Asher
The Very Informal Dress

#5 - The Very Informal Dress

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 4, 1965

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 8.04
144 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: John L. Greene, Paul David
Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things

#6 - Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1966

Tabitha is being tested for her powers by Endora's sisters, who then insist that Samantha enroll Tabitha in a witches' school.

star 8.01
82 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: David V. Robison, John L. Greene
Once in a Vial

#7 - Once in a Vial

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 4, 1968

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 8.00
64 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Ed Jurist, James Henerson
Samantha's Da Vinci Dilemma

#8 - Samantha's Da Vinci Dilemma

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 28, 1967

Samantha needs help painting her house, and Aunt Clara conjures up the most famous painter of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is mad when he learns that his famous Mona Lisa painting will be used in Darrin's campaign to sell toothpaste. Samantha then gets him to create another best-selling idea.

star 7.97
127 votes
Directors: Richard Kinon
Writers: Jerry Mayer, Paul L. Friedman
Hippie, Hippie, Hooray

#9 - Hippie, Hippie, Hooray

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 1, 1968

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 7.97
58 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Michael Morris
It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House

#10 - It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 1968

Serena is involved again. This time, Drarin takes her to the honeymoon spot where he and Samantha went. Samantha is at a Witches Council meeting and doesn't know what is going on. Darrin gets intimate with Serena, thinking that she is Samantha, and she tells him to back off. Then Tabitha is called to solve the puzzle.

star 7.96
55 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Barbara Avedon
Samantha and Darrin in Mexico City

#11 - Samantha and Darrin in Mexico City

Season 5 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 24, 1969

Samantha and Darrin are in Mexico City where Darrin is working on a new account for McMann and Tate. Endora puts a spell on him that makes him disappear when he speaks Spanish. Samantha gets her mother back who has the nerve to reverse the spell, this time, making Darrin disappear when he speaks English! Samantha helps him out when he delivers an excellent speech to Spanish and American patrons.

star 7.96
54 votes
Writers: John L. Greene
The Battle of Burning Oak

#12 - The Battle of Burning Oak

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 13, 1969

Darrin is invited to join the Burning Oak Country Club, a very exclusive club. To get the right attitude, Endora changes him into a snob of all snobs.

star 7.96
53 votes
Writers: Leo Townsend, Pauline Townsend
Follow That Witch (part 2)

#13 - Follow That Witch (part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 21, 1966

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 7.96
132 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Bernard Slade
Remember the Main

#14 - Remember the Main

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired May 20, 1965

Election fever sweeps Morning Glory Circle, and Sam and Darrin become campaign managers for a city council candidate. Endora's magic helps bring his corrupt opponent's dirty dealings to light.

star 7.96
78 votes
Writers: Mort R. Lewis
I Don't Want to Be a Toad, I Want to Be a Butterfly

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

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 1968

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 7.95
58 votes
Writers: Doug Tibbles
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

#16 - Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 1967

Endora is fed up. Samantha's loyalty to her marriage is keeping her from her responsibilities as Queen of the Witches. While Samantha is out, Endora calls Serena to impersonate Sam and make a shambles of their marriage. Darrin finally realizes that it is Serena, and plans on turning the tables--only the real Samantha has arrived home.

star 7.95
74 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ed Jurist
Double Tate

#17 - Double Tate

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 17, 1966

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 7.94
156 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Paul Wayne
The Moment of Truth

#18 - The Moment of Truth

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1966

Tabitha's newly found telekinetic skills cause trouble for the Stephens while they entertain the Tates.

star 7.92
118 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: David V. Robison, John L. Greene
Birdies, Bogies, and Baxter

#19 - Birdies, Bogies, and Baxter

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 19, 1967

Endora assists Darrin get his old college golf game back. Although Darrin is invigorated, it is not enough to out-golf a client, Mr. Baxter, who is a major golf pro. Larry, skittish McMann & Tate will lose an account, warns Darrin not to beat Baxter, but Samantha helps out Darrin when Baxter's exasperated wife wishes that he would lose, for just once.

star 7.91
69 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: David V. Robison, John L. Greene
The Dancing Bear

#20 - The Dancing Bear

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 10, 1966

Endora and Phyllis, Darrin's mom, are competing against each other again. They each give Tabitha the same exact bear, but Endora gives her bear the power to "shake its booty". The bear discos its way into Tabitha's heart and Frank gets the idea to market the dancing bear. Using soem fast talking, Samantha dissuades a toymaker to produce bears for a next Christmas rush and Tabitha gets to keep the one-of-a-kind toy to herself.

star 7.91
124 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: James Henerson
The Girl with the Golden Nose

#21 - The Girl with the Golden Nose

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Jun 2, 1966

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 7.91
168 votes
Writers: Paul Wayne, Sydney Zelinka
Samantha, the Sculptress

#22 - Samantha, the Sculptress

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 6, 1969

Endora causes trouble when she zaps two living statues of Larry and Darrin in Morning Glory Circle.

star 7.91
86 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Doug Tibbles
Mrs. Stephens, Where are You?

#23 - Mrs. Stephens, Where are You?

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 13, 1969

Phyllis breaks bad on Samantha's family, and Serena shuts her up by turning her into a cat! Miss Parsons finds Phyllis as a cat and decides to keep her. Meanwhile, Frank is looking for Phyllis and Samantha finds her at Miss Parsons' house with a whole bunch of other cats she has collected! She then finds cat Phyllis and gets Serena to change her back to a human.

star 7.90
52 votes
Writers: Douglas Dick, Peggy Chantler Dick
To Twitch or Not to Twitch

#24 - To Twitch or Not to Twitch

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 14, 1968

The use of magic powers comes to a head between Darrin and Samantha when they get caught in the rain with a flat tire. This results in Samantha threatening to take Tabitha and leave Darrin, but they make up eventually.

star 7.90
30 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Bernie Kahn, Lila Garrett
Samantha and the Troll

#25 - Samantha and the Troll

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 18, 1971

Samantha goes away for a 10,000-zap checkup and Serena takes over for her at home. All trouble ensues when she weasels her way into Darrin's life when he is trying to impress another seroius client. Samantha comes home to witness Serena acting up and straightens things out. All is well, until one of Tabitha's toys, a troll, comes to life and starts embarrassing Darrin in front of his prospective client!

star 7.89
19 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Joel Rapp, Lila Garrett