Bewitched (1964)

15 mistakes in season 8

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Serena's Richcraft - S8-E17

Revealing mistake: Darrin casts a shadow revealing painted sky background when he goes out to pay cab. Later, when he goes out to get in helicopter the neighborhood is not the neighborhood we normally see outside the Stevens' house. There's an Amoco gas station across the street.

Samantha is Earthbound - S8-E16

Revealing mistake: When Samantha, Darrin and Dr. Bombay are in the living room and walk as a group towards the television, you can see the crease in the carpet where the floor is going to collapse.

Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse - S8-E25

Revealing mistake: When Darrin brings the ladder around to the front of the house, it's obvious this is not the actual house but a stage set; the background is obviously a painting and the driveway/garage have disappeared. Further the outside and windows are too narrow to be the actual house. The den is larger than the small facade in the scene.

Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse - S8-E25

Revealing mistake: When the officers pull away, the shadow of the car is visible on the painted backdrop of trees. This isn't the neighborhood of Morning Glory Circle with the Kravitz House across the street. The shadow reveals it's a stage backdrop. Further, this is basically the same as Allergic to the Macedonian DoDo Bird from Season 3, with the same DoDo Bird costume.

Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse - S8-E25

Other mistake: When the police pull up outside the Stephens' home, it is a set shot with fake background. The "road" doesn't match the outside of Stephens' neighborhood shown throughout the series with the Kravitz house across the street (and not a pine tree forest as shown here).

George Washington Zapped Here (2) - S8-E22

Other mistake: This episode is merely a redo of the Ben Franklin episode in Season 3. The plot is the same. The dialogue in many parts is EXACTLY the same. The courtroom dialogue is the same as the courtroom episode of Ben Franklin. In both episodes, Samantha acts as the attorney even though a lay person is prohibited by law of practicing law... pretending to be an attorney.

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Suggested correction: This isn't a mistake. At best this is trivia. "Bewitched" had several episodes that were remakes or similar storylines of previous episodes and they're not the only show to do so.


Samantha: Try to control your temper. Remember, "Peace on earth, goodwill to men" includes witches.

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Trivia: Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha) was actually able to twitch her mouth quickly to move her nose back and forth. Many believe that the editors sped up the film to enhance her twitch.

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Answer: Larry had been telling Darrin what it means psychologically that Samantha gave the coat away. Larry said giving it away meant she's happy being married but if she liked the coat it means she desires to be single and carefree. So when Darrin sees the coat, he immediately thinks Samantha doesn't want to be married and the fact that she twitched it means (in his mind) she wants to be a single, carefree witch again.


Answer: I haven't seen the episode, but generally in the show, Darrin was always suspicious that Samantha always used some kind of witchcraft for any situation (even if she didn't). He probably figured the same thing with the coat while in her possession.

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