Witch Diseases - On the
occult situation comedy
BEWITCHED/ABC/1964-72 witch doctor Dr. Bombay (Bernard Fox) tended
to the medical needs of a beautiful blonde witch called Samantha
(Elizabeth Montgomery) who suffered a variety of strange illnesses.
Whenever Sam needed help, she cried "Calling Dr. Bombay, Calling Dr.
Bombay! Emergency! Emergency! Come Right Away!" or just "Paging Dr.
Bombay, Paging Dr. Bombay." Here is a list of some of Sam's
Episode No. 158 "Samantha the Bard"
(1-30-69) Sam finds herself speaking in rhyme from a disease called
Primary Vocabularyitis (not to be confused with Venetian Verbal
Virus or Secondary Vocabularyitis). As she said "I hate to burst
your bubble, but I think I am in trouble."
Episode No. 186 "Samantha's Lost Weekend" (1-8-70) Sam
contracts the witch-disease Voracious Ravenousitis when she can't stop eating because she
drank a glass of enchanted milk hexed by Esmeralda.
Episode No.42 "Take Two Aspirin and Half a Pint of
Porpoise Milk" (10-21-65) Samantha gets Square Green Spots
Disease caused by touching a black Peruvian rose;
Episode No. 221 "Mixed Doubles" (3-4-71) Metaphysical
caused by dream inversion as Samantha finds herself in bed with her
husband's boss because she thinks he is her husband
Episode No. 244 "Samantha Is Earthbound" (1-15-72) Gravititis
Inflammitis causes Sam to weigh 518 pounds (her cure backfires and makes
her lighter than air)
Episode No. 253 (Remake of No. 42)
"Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse" (3-18-72) Sam breaks out with bright
red stripes criss-crossing her face after she swallows an exotic
drink at a Chinese Restaurant. She is cured with the tail feather of
a Dodo bird.