Bewitched

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.

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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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.

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

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: 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.

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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.

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

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Question: In one episode (not sure which one but it was in the Dick York era), Darrin was arguing with Samantha and said something like "Confiding in a woman is like broadcasting by Telstar." What exactly does that mean and what was Telstar?

Answer: Telstar was an early communications satellite system. Darrin, in a particularly sexist manner reflective of this era, is saying that telling a secret to a woman means it is guaranteed to be "broadcasted" to multiple people.

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