Bewitched

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

Trivia: The Screen Gems sets of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie were right next to each other at the studio, and many of the actual sets and props were shared between the two shows. Both shows also shared Dick Albain, the Special Effects expert, who worked on the two shows for quite awhile.

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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.

Birdies, Bogies, and Baxter - S4-E7

Trivia: Macdonald Carey, who played Baxter, was on the soap opera "Days Of Our Lives" from 1965 until he passed away in 1994. He provided the famous "Like sands through the hourglass" opening narration.

Jeff Swanson

Trivia: Since the filming crew had to float objects around the set, they spray-painted the wires to make them less visible.

Trivia: Elizabeth Montgomery herself chose the name 'Tabitha' for the name of her TV daughter; actor Edward Andrews had a daughter with that name and Elizabeth liked the 'old fashioned' way it sounded. But at first the name was spelled 'Tabatha' in the credits and Elizabeth disliked it.

Jeff Swanson

Trivia: Originally, Samantha's trademark nose twitch was actually a nervous habit. Episode eight was the first to be produced, and when Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha) was asked to twitch her nose for the first time, she didn't know if she could.

Trivia: The way Darrin felt about Samantha's witchcraft was entirely different from what Dick York thought. In real life Dick York expressed that Samantha should have said, "Lay off, or I'll zap you one."

Trivia: Dick York played Darrin Stephens from 1964 till '69, when he left under supposed false pretenses, including those stemming from his addiction to painkillers (for his chronic back pain), there may have been other reasons for his leaving or possible dismissal. Dick Sargent took over the role in '69, and played Darrin until the show ended in 1972.

Season 7 generally

Trivia: The main reason the first few episodes of season 7 were filmed in Salem was because there had been a fire in the kitchen area of the set between seasons 6 and 7; subsequently the set had to be partially rebuilt. This explains the changes in the kitchen in season 7, including a new eating area and the back staircase.

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How Green Was My Grass - S4-E24

Continuity mistake: Before this episode (and after as well) Darrin and Samantha give their address as 1164 Morning Glory Circle, however in this episode, when Darrin slams the door, the '9' in 192 on their address spins around to make 162, hence the angry neighbor at 162 saying that his grass was installed at the Stevens' by mistake.

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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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