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STEPHENS, Samantha "Sam"
(Bewitched)
(555-7328 [or 2134, 2368, 6161]
1164 Morning Glory Circle
Westport, CT

Samantha is a homemaker. She is blond, beautiful, and a witch. Born on June 6th on the eve of the Galactic Rejuvenation and Dinner Dance, Samantha's fate was to fall in love with a mortal human named Darrin Stephens who works as an advertising executive for McMann and Tate ad agency in Manhattan.

Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens
Samantha "Sam" Stephens

Samantha reluctantly revealed her witchy powers on their wedding night. Later, Darrin confided with his bartender "My wife's a witch. What'll I do?" The bartender, not understanding the full truth behind his statement answered "You oughta see MY wife."

To placate her mortal husband, Sam [as Darrin calls her] promised to live as a mortal and not to use witchcraft [including time traveling, seeing the future and reading minds]. But she was often unsuccessful in this endeavor. When something went wrong Samantha said "Oh, my stars! or "Witchcraft got you into this mess; I see no reason why witchcraft shouldn't get you out of it."

"We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound. Our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass-we live in music-in a flash of color. We live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star." -- Endora (describes a witch)

Despite her husband's wish for Sam to eschew her witchcraft, she couldn't help but be reminded of her heritage from the many enchanted relatives who popped into their Connecticut home from time to time. They included Sam's mother, Endora [born in Salem, Massachusetts] who disliked Darrin and and purposely mispronounced his name (Durwood, Dobbin, Dum-Dum); Sam's father, Maurice, an overly-protective warlock who also had his doubts about Darrin; Dr. Bombay, the family witch doctor; Serena, Sam's mischievous twin cousin [with dark hair]; a trio of goofy relatives including the forgetful Aunt Clara; the scatterbrained Esmerelda; and the prankster warlock Uncle Arthur and finally, Tabitha [and later Adam], the Stephens' children both of whom inherited supernatural powers.

Maurice Evans as Maurice, Sam's Father

Agnes Moorehead as Endora, Sam's Mother

Elizabeth Montgomery as Cousin Serena

Maurice Endora Cousin Serena

 Marion Lorne as Aunt Clara

Paul Lynde as Uncle Arthur

Alice Ghostley as Esmerelda

Aunt Clara Uncle Arthur

Esmerelda

Baby Tabitha

Young Tabitha

Young Adam

Baby Tabitha

Young Tabitha

Young Adam

Whenever Sam wanted to contact her relatives, she didn't need a telephone. All she had to do was shout their name into the air such as "Mother!" and the aforementioned relative usually appeared at Samantha's request. To summon. the family doctor Sam cried "Calling Dr. Bombay Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Emergency! Come Right Away!" or just "Paging Dr. Bombay, Paging Dr. Bombay."

Bernard Fox as Dr. Bombay
Dr. Bombay

To her credit, Samantha tried her best to curtail her usage of witchcraft. But there were times Sam just couldn't help herself, and had to use a touch of witchcraft to solve the problem at hand.

Unfortunately, it was always at such time Gladys Kravitz, the Stephen's nosy neighbor across the street came a peeking in the window or sneaking into the yard to see the results of one of Sam's or her relative's enchantments.

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