Bewitched (1964)

24 mistakes in season 1

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I, Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha - S1-E1

Audio problem: When Samantha and Darrin are at his ex-girlfriend's house for dinner, Samantha is doing all kinds of things to sabotage the dinner, even making a gust of wind come through the front door thus blowing the ex's wig off. The ex girlfriend is screaming but the screams don't match up to what her mouth is doing.

A Nice Little Dinner Party - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: The train shown is pulled by four diesel locomotives, "A" unit leads with two "B" units sandwiched between a second "A" unit. When Mrs. Stevens pulls the emergency stop cord, which would not likely be on a long distance passenger train, the locomotive shown doing an emergency stop is a steam one. Not to mention that by the time of this episode steam engines were obsolete, and less likely to have been employed, especially in passenger service.

And Something Makes Three - S1-E12

Other mistake: While Gladys Kravitz is standing in front of her house, which is across the street from the front of the Stephens' house, Gladys sees the Stephens' backyard just as Sam zaps a swimming pool and then zaps it away, but since the Stevens' backyard is located behind the house where the living room and dining room are, this would be impossible even for nosy Gladys Kravitz.

Red Light, Green Light - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Dave sees Darrin's ad for the community meeting, he suggests a couple of changes, one of them being to add a line saying "and bring your friends". But the ad was shown in close-up shortly before Dave's arrival, and there was already a line saying "Be sure and bring all your friends". (00:13:35)

Jeff Swanson

Abner Kadabra - S1-E29

Visible crew/equipment: When Abner comes over to the Stephens' near the end to say Gladys' problem has got worse, just as the door is closing a crew member's hand can be seen near the Bob ensuring it closes. This is just before the shot goes to Darrin.

Be it Ever So Mortgaged - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After Darrin arrives at the house and Sam goes outside to greet him and Endora disappears from the living room, there is no carpet runner/protector on the carpet leading to the patio door and the folding style patio door blinds are totally folded. When Darrin and Sam come into the house looking for Endora the carpet runner is there and the patio door blinds are partially open.

Darrin Stephens: Sam, don't expect your mother to be gracious. She doesn't do imitations.

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Samantha Fights City Hall - S5-E9

Trivia: Because Erin Murphy, who played Tabitha, was ill, her fraternal twin sister Diane took her place in this episode. By this time, Erin and Diane didn't resemble each other as much as they once did, and it was obvious to regular viewers of the show that it wasn't the Tabitha they were used to seeing. The producers received several letters asking "Who was that?"

Jeff Swanson

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Question: Is there some reason why Samantha wears the same exact "Heart Pendant Necklace" in every single episode? It seems odd that she only has one necklace all the time.

Answer: The original diamond and white gold heart necklace was given to Elizabeth Montgomery by her then real-life husband, William Asher, who also directed the show. She wore it in nearly every early episode. When the necklace was lost or stolen about mid-way through the series, Montgomery had two replicas made from rhinestones. She wore either one of those for the rest of the show's run.

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