The BEST episodes written by John L. Greene

Too Many Crooks
2 votes

#1 - Too Many Crooks

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 21

Ed, not knowing that he gave a handout to a crook, eventually Ed has all kinds of crooks from the neigborhood coming to him for a handout as well. Of course it is money they are after.

An Old, Old Friend of the Family
11 votes

#2 - An Old, Old Friend of the Family

My Favorite Martian - Season 1 - Episode 23

After Martin makes Tim miss a deadline, Martin decides to help Tim get an exclusive interview. Jakobar, the rogue leader of Kobima, is the story's subject matter. Martin is a legend in Kobima and has inside knowledge of Kobiman legend since he was good friends with Jakobar's great-grandfather Kobima, for who the country was named. After displaying the sign of Cocobahn - Martin's name in Kobiman - Jakobar agrees to see Martin. Martin talks Jakobar into making himself accessible to the media, namely Tim, but later reneges since he still has the suspicious mind of an outlaw leader. Martin needs to convince Jakobar to be a more forthright leader for the betterment of Kobima, which will perish as a country otherwise, this strategy which again includes being accessible to the media. Because of Martin's sage advice, Jakobar muses that Martin may actually be Cocobahn.

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The Curse of Chester W. Farnsworth
8 votes

#3 - The Curse of Chester W. Farnsworth

Petticoat Junction - Season 2 - Episode 14

Uncle Joe is convinced that Shady Rest is haunted by the ghost of Chester W. Farnsworth, a guest at the hotel some fifty years ago.

The Very Informal Dress
146 votes

#4 - The Very Informal Dress

Bewitched - 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!

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Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things
75 votes

#5 - Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things

Bewitched - Season 3 - Episode 3

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

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Samantha and Darrin in Mexico City
54 votes

#6 - Samantha and Darrin in Mexico City

Bewitched - Season 5 - Episode 30

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.

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Birdies, Bogies, and Baxter
72 votes

#7 - Birdies, Bogies, and Baxter

Bewitched - Season 4 - Episode 7

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.

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There's No Flame Like an Old Flame
6 votes

#8 - There's No Flame Like an Old Flame

Petticoat Junction - Season 2 - Episode 15

Uncle Joe has begun corresponding with the Widow Perkins, an old flame who left Joe standing at the altar - and then married the best man.

The Moment of Truth
118 votes

#9 - The Moment of Truth

Bewitched - Season 3 - Episode 2

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

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My Favorite Martin
76 votes

#10 - My Favorite Martin

My Favorite Martian - Season 1 - Episode 1

Reporter Tim O'Hara, while covering a flight of the Air Force X-15, finds a spaceship that contains a genuine martian. The martian is a professor who specializes in the planet Earth and now has to repair his spaceship before he can go home.

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Disappearing Samantha
125 votes

#11 - Disappearing Samantha

Bewitched - Season 2 - Episode 29

The Stephens and the Tates go to a seminar where speaker Osgood Rightmire proclaims that witches do not exist. Samantha proves him wrong by setting up a few tricks for him, but he unknowingly gets her back by calling out a spell that makes her disappear and reappear voluntarily. Endora finds out that Osgood's power comes from a powerful ring on his finger. Endora grabs the ring and makes Samantha visible again.

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What Every Young Man Should Know
103 votes

#12 - What Every Young Man Should Know

Bewitched - 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.

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I Remember You...Sometimes
100 votes

#13 - I Remember You...Sometimes

Bewitched - Season 3 - Episode 23

Endora gives Darrin an outstanding memory by hexing his watch, but Darrin learns the hard way that sometimes it is better to forgive and forget.

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Sam's Psychic Pslip
21 votes

#14 - Sam's Psychic Pslip

Bewitched - Season 7 - Episode 25

Samantha cleans up the house by her magic, and Darrin catches her! Feeling guilty about herself, she gets the hiccups and pops up many, many bicycles! They have to hide the magic evidence because Darrin's mom is coming. When Phyllis does come, Darrin pushes her upstairs so Sam can call Dr. Bombay to get rid of the bikes. But her hiccups come back when she and Phyllis are shopping. Instead of bikes popping up, an item in the store disappears! When Phyllis and Samantha are doomed to go to jail, Dr. Bombay comes back and gives her the right spell.

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The Horse's Mouth
164 votes

#15 - The Horse's Mouth

Bewitched - Season 2 - Episode 25

A race horse named Dalleyrand runs away from its owner and into the Stephens' yard. Samantha communicates with the horse by turning her into a woman. Darrin objects, but Samantha tells him that it is a special opportunity to really know what a horse's life is like in the races.

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A Strange Little Visitor
127 votes

#16 - A Strange Little Visitor

Bewitched - Season 2 - Episode 12

Samantha and Darrin agree to babysit a young warlock boy named Merel. Once there, Merel is given the ultimate ground rule from Darrin: NO WITCHCRAFT! Merel keeps his end of the bargain until a burglar breaks in and ties both him and Darrin together. The burglar is after an expensive necklace that Larry gives Darrin to keep for Louise, and is conned by Darrin into taking a fire engine. As soon as the burglar take it, Darrin tells Merel to hit the magic and the burglar is scared off by Merel's powers.

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The Leprechaun
125 votes

#17 - The Leprechaun

Bewitched - Season 2 - Episode 27

A leprechaun from Darrin's family (surprise, surprise!) named Brian O'Brian comes to reclaim his rightful pot of gold from one of Darrin's clients Mr. John Dennis Robinson.Brian states that without his gold, he has no powers and gets into a lot of trouble trying to get his gold back. By the end of the episode, he makes a deal with Mr. Robinson: his pot of gold back for his image on the advertising campaign and a deal with McMann and Tate.

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Speak the Truth
165 votes

#18 - Speak the Truth

Bewitched - Season 2 - Episode 14

Darrin learns that the truth does not always set you free when he is bewitched by a statue placed under Endora's spell that makes everyone tell the truth.

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Man of the Year
89 votes

#19 - Man of the Year

Bewitched - Season 4 - Episode 32

Darrin is named advertiser of the year, but he is not affected by the glory. Endora gives him some by putting a spell on him, making anyone who comes a few feet toward him charmed. Samantha is worried about Darrin getting too much love and attention and gets on her mother.

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The Matchmakers
43 votes

#20 - The Matchmakers

My Favorite Martian - Season 1 - Episode 2

There is dual girl trouble in the O'Hara household. George, the dog who Tim is looking after for Mr. Burns, is in love with Chloe, the dog from next door. Through trying to get George and Chloe together, Tim falls for Chloe's owner, Marsha Carson. However Marsha has had some recent relationship problems of her own. Howard Loomis, her boyfriend, took off to Mexico without as much as a goodbye. Because Marsha feels betrayed by Howard, she is now overprotective of Chloe and suspicious of all men, including Tim. Tim's case is not helped by Angela, who bad mouths Tim to Marsha solely because Angela has a crush on Tim herself. From information from Chloe, Martin finds out the whereabouts of Howard, who rushes back to Los Angeles based on "anonymous" information provided by Martin. Howard, whose departure to Mexico was beyond his control and who tried to contact Marsha prior to his departure, clears the air with her and reignites their relationship to the point of getting engaged. This leaves Tim out in the cold. But at least all works out for George and Chloe, as Tim is given the task of sitting for Chloe while Marsha and Howard rush off to Las Vegas to get married.

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The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit
25 votes

#21 - The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit

Bewitched - Season 8 - Episode 11

Endora's causing trouble again! This time, instead of breaking up a marriage, she's breaking up Darrin's advertising company. She calls up Alonzo, a warlock who casts a spell on Larry, making him like all of his ideas on a carpet account instead of Darrin's. It gets to a point that Darrin quits McMann and Tate, but finds out that this is all Endora's fault. To get even with her, Samantha magically sets up an advertising campaign to handle the carpet account.

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Reverend Bemis's Altar Ego
3 votes

#22 - Reverend Bemis's Altar Ego

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 16

After Chico guest preaches a good sermon at Bemis' church. The people find out that they would rather have Chico preach instead of the Reverend Bemis.

A Chance on Love
87 votes

#23 - A Chance on Love

Bewitched - Season 6 - Episode 26

Mr. Dinsdale, a handsome lady-killer client falls for Samantha because she looks like Serena. Samantha tries to get the whole thing straightened out, but it only results in Darrin losing his account. Dinsdale sees the truth for himself when Samantha and Serena come together.

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The Blood of Jeannie
109 votes

#24 - The Blood of Jeannie

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 5 - Episode 7

When it's discovered that Jeannie has green corpuscles instead of red ones (or so she thinks), Tony tells her to find a substitute for the blood test to get their certificate of perfect health in order to go ahead with their marriage.

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Oedipus Hex
126 votes

#25 - Oedipus Hex

Bewitched - Season 3 - Episode 11

Endora places a spell on a bowl of popcorn that makes lazy, carefree bums of all the men who pass through the Stephens household.

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The Battle of Mayberry
14 votes

#26 - The Battle of Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 6 - Episode 29

Opie does some investigative reporting for an essay on the Battle of Mayberry but finds getting at the truth is harder than he imgagined.

Lost and Found
18 votes

#27 - Lost and Found

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 6 - Episode 19

Aunt Bee loses a piece of jewelry then turns it into the insurance office to collect a claim on it. Then she eventually finds the jewelry. She spends the money that the insurance gave her.

Goober Makes History
46 votes

#28 - Goober Makes History

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 7 - Episode 14

Goober grows tired of being the most ignorant one in town; he goes away fishing and accidentally grows a beard. The beard makes him believe he is smart--and he becomes an unbearable bore to everyone in Mayberry.

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