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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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....
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!