|In Ep. # 4:
“It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog” aggressive client
Mr. Barker is turned into a dog by Samantha when she tires of
his unwelcome advances. While in dog form he is chased by a tabby
cat. During the filming of this episode at the Columbia Studios
Ranch assistant director Marvin Miller asked the dog trainer if
the dog was ready for a particular scene they were filming that
involved the dog running up to a car and putting it’s paws
on the hood. The trainer said they were ready and when they started
to film the dog simply wouldn’t do it. They later found
that the smart dog wasn’t doing what he was supposed to
because the hood of the car was hot. Mr. Miller said that this
delayed shooting for some time that day. It does make one wonder
though if a bigger dog wasn’t going to be used as the one
Mr. Barker is turned into seems too small to put his paws up on
a car hood.
After doggy Mr. Barker runs away he is picked up by
the animal control and taken to an animal doctor where he receives
a hair cut and shots. The new Mr. Barker in dog form now looks
like a poodle.
In Ep. # 7: “The
Witches are Out” Samantha changes client Mr. Brinkman’s
telephone into a snake. This is one of the rare instances where
the real animal wasn’t used.
In Ep. # 11: “It
Takes One to Know One” when Samantha faces off with Sarah
Baker, a witch hired by Endora to break up the mixed marriage,
Samantha changes her husband into a piranha when he is about
to kiss Sarah. To keep him out of the way and alive for a moment
she changes the piranha into a gold fish and puts him in a pitcher
Darrin would be changed into many different animals
over the years. These transformations were usually courtesy
of Endora so it is surprising that the first time it happens
it was at Samantha’s hand.
In Ep. # 14 &
56 “Samantha Meets the
Folks” Aunt Clara tries to help Samantha impress her in-laws
by zapping up a dinner with a main course of coq-au-vin, a dish
made with chicken. In true Aunt Clara style she muddles it up
and zaps up a live chicken.
In Ep. # 16: “It’s
Magic” Samantha zaps up some goldfish in Zeno, an alcoholic
magician’s, glass to dissuade him from drinking so much.
Also to convince him he’s had too much to drink she zaps
up a parrot.
Later on in the episode Samantha helps Zeno with his
magic by zapping up a lot of bunnies from a hat. When he has
gained his confidence he creates a dove out of an egg.
In Ep. # 18: “The
Cat’s Meow” Darrin thinks Samantha has turned herself
into a cat to check up on him while he is visiting a female
client out on her yacht. He then also begins to believe that
maybe she has turned herself into a pelican that is perched
on the railing of the yacht. It turns out later that the cat
was simply a stray but the pelican was really Endora in disguise.
This is one of two times (see Ep. #41) we see Endora change
herself into an animal, though in this episode we didn’t
get to witness the actual transformation.
It is said that the Siamese cat seen here and in the
next mentioned episode is in reality Elizabeth Montgomery’s
own Siamese cat named Zip Zip.
In Ep. # 21: “Ling
Ling” Samantha helps Mrs. Kravitz get her parakeet, Tweetie,
back when he has flown the coop. Samantha also changes a Siamese
cat into a woman named Ling Ling.
In Ep. # 22: “Eye
of the Beholder” a dejected Darrin goes for a walk through
the park and comes across two squirrels. As he is watching them
he hears them begin talking and in fact repeating a conversation
he and Samantha had earlier. In reality Endora was just playing
tricks on him.
In Ep. # 27: “There’s
No Witch Like an Old Witch” Aunt Clara tries to perform
some magic for a judge by conjuring up a rabbit from her bag.
Instead she gets a caged parakeet and a poodle with each attempt
and finally gives up when she hears a lion roaring from the
bag. We do not, however, see the lion.
In Ep. # 30: “George
the Warlock” Samantha’s former boyfriend shows up
to win her back. He arrives in the form of a raven, the very
same raven which inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write a poem. Later
on when Darrin finds out what is going on George turns Darrin
into a penguin.
It is said that the penguin had a great deal of incontinence
the day of it’s filming.
In Ep. # 35: “Eat
at Mario’s” in attempt to make the client believe
that McMann and Tate is doing a great promotional campaign for
Perfect Pizza, Samantha zaps a dog into asking an ice cream
vendor for some pizza.
In Ep. # 37: “Alias
Darrin Stephens” while trying to enlarge a golf cap she
had given Darrin for his anniversary Aunt Clara changes him
into a chimpanzee. He is later taken to the zoo and caged with
the other chimpanzees and when Samantha comes to find him we
see a lion in a cage nearby as well as a bear.
When Aunt Clara tries to change Darrin back to his
human form she changes him into a seal.
In Ep. # 39: “We’re
in for a Bad Spell” Samantha finds that in order for a
curse to be lifted off Darrin’s friend Adam, she must
get him to perform various tasks one of which includes kissing
a spotted dog on the snout. The other part is to ride a horse
through the market place.
In Ep. # 41: “The
Joker is a Card” Endora pops in from Paris with a gift
from Maxime’s. When Samantha opens it the food that was
supposed to be in the box is now a frog. Later, in trying to
convince Uncle Arthur to stop his practical joking, Endora changes
herself into a parrot which her brother thinks Darrin did. This
is the second time Endora has changed herself into an animal,
and again it’s a bird.
Frogs are always associated with witches in the context
of a person being changed into a frog. This frog wasn’t
any person before hand but simply a dessert and this is the
first time a frog appears on Bewitched.
As Darrin, Samantha, Endora and Uncle
Arthur are having coffee, Arthur asks Darrin if he would like
any cream, at which point he zaps up a cow and tells Darrin
to help himself. After hysterically laughing, he says, "I
just can't help milking a joke."
In Ep. # 42: “Take
Two Aspirins and a Half Pint of Porpoise Milk” when Aunt
Clara tries to zap up an ostrich feather for a potion she ends
up with the whole bird! Marion Lorne was frightened of the big
bird as ostriches are known for their tempers. So during filming
the assistant director Marvin Miller was asked by William Asher
to stand between Marion and the ostrich.
In Ep. # 45: “…And
Then I Wrote”, while trying visualize characters for a
play she is writing Samantha materializes a confederate officer
and his horse.
In Ep. # 47: “Aunt
Clara’s Old Flame” Aunt Clara accidentally changes
her old boyfriend Hedley Partridge into a baby elephant.
In Ep. # 48: “A
Strange Little Visitor” young warlock Merle throws a stick
into the air and changes it into a bird.
In Ep. # 54: “And
Then There Were Three” Serena changes the bossy Nurse
Kelton into a frog. This is the first time a person was changed
into a frog on the show perpetuating the oft-repeated cliché
about witches turning people into frogs.
In Ep. # 61: “The
Horse’s Mouth” Samantha changes a runaway horse
into a woman in order to speak to her better. Of course, Elizabeth
Montgomery loved horses and going to the track so this must’ve
been a thrill for her to have been able to incorporate a horse
into the show.
In Ep. # 63: “The
Leprechaun” Samantha is helping a leprechaun reclaim his
pot of gold from a wealthy business man’s house when his
two big guard dogs (Great Danes) come running into the room.
Samantha zaps them into little Chihuahuas. Later on the Leprechaun
returns them to their former state.
In Ep. # 67: “Follow
That Witch” part 2 detective Charlie Leach is turned into
a parrot when he doubts that Samantha can do it.
In Ep. # 70: “Man’s
Best Friend” a pesky warlock named Rodney turns himself
into a dog.
In Ep. # 71: “The
Catnapper”, during an opening scene totally unrelated
to the episode, Samantha is kept awake by a snoring dog who
has found it’s way into the backyard.
Also in this episode Endora changes client Toni Devlin
into a cat which detective Charlie Leach ‘cat-naps’.
Samantha later changes him into a rat to get him to return the
In Ep. # 81: “Trick
or Treat” one of Endora’s Halloween party guests,
Eva, takes a liking to Darrin and makes advances on him until
she turns back into a cat at midnight.
Endora also realizes she forgot to order in the caviar
for the party and incants for some only to be given a whole
fish, who is really Uncle Arthur.
In Ep. # 89: “A
Gazebo Never Forgets” Aunt Clara zaps up a pink polka
dotted elephant in an attempt to get a stuffed animal of the
same description for Tabatha. Assistant Director Marvin Miller
recalled that they were supposed to have the elephant go up
the stairs in the living room but “he was just too big
and too wide, and the stairs couldn’t hold him.”
In Ep. # 92: “Ho
Ho the Clown” Ho Ho is bewitched into obsessing over Tabatha
and brings her a pony and balloons.
In Ep. # 94: “The
Corn is as High as Guernsey’s Eye” Samantha believes
that Aunt Clara has turned herself into a cow, when really it’s
just the client’s cow making an appearance for a promotional
campaign. Later on the Stephens’ receive many cows from
the client as he believes they are cow enthusiasts.
In Ep. # 95: “The
Trial and Error of Aunt Clara” Aunt Clara zaps up a stuffed
polar bear when she was trying to zap up something nice and
cool in the way of a drink. She later zaps up a dog sled team
when she was trying for Baked Alaska.
In # 106: “Nobody
But a Frog Knows How to Live” Samantha helps a frog who
has been changed into a man change back into a frog so that
he can live happily ever after in a swamp with his girlfriend.
This is the third time a frog is shown on the show though this
time it was a reversal of the usual witch-frog story in the
fact that the frog started out as a frog rather than being a
human being changed into a frog.
In Ep. # 108: “Long
Live the Queen” the current Queen Ticheba zaps in her
dogs and throne.
After Samantha is crowned Queen a virtual menagerie
of witches/warlocks-turned-animals shows up at 1164 in the hopes
that the new Queen will release them from their prison. These
animals include a raven, a peacock, a cow, a llama, a pony,
some pigeons and some geese.
At the end of the episode Samantha accidentally turns
Darrin into a goose.
In Ep. # 109: “Toys
in Babeland” Tabatha brings her toys to life including
a monkey that plays the cymbals named Farley.
In # 115: “The
Safe and Sane Halloween” Gladys Kravitz’s nephew
Tommy is changed into a goat by the gremlin.
Later on Tabatha zaps up a bear out of one her books,
though what we see is a man in a bear costume.
In # 117: “That
Was No Chick, That Was My Wife” Tabatha makes her toy
chimp come to life and Aunt Clara wonders what to feed it.
In # 118: “Allergic
to Macedonian Dodo Birds” Tabatha zaps up a baby Macedonian
Dodo Bird out of her cosmos coloring book. It turns out that
Endora has an allergy to them.
Another instance of the real animal not being used
on account of dodo birds being extinct (Dr. Bombay: “Not
only that but there haven’t been any around for millions
of years.”). Janos Prohaska created this costume. It was
used again on Bewitched in Season 8.
In # 119: “Samantha’s
Thanksgiving to Remember” cows and horses are seen in
Plymouth town when Samantha, Darrin, Aunt Clara, Tabatha and
Mrs. Kravitz visit for the first Thanksgiving.
In # 120: “The
Solid Gold Mother-in-Law” Endora turns Darrin into a pony
when he says that he is tired of being ridden by Endora. She
wanted to show him what it was like to really be ridden.
Later on Samantha finds a different pony out in the
backyard but this time it’s not her husband.
In # 126: “Snob
in the Grass” Samantha makes Sheila Sommer’s dog
cause all sorts of trouble for his owner.
In # 127: “If
They Never Met” as Darrin is putting on his coat to leave,
he pushes a chicken out of his sleeve that apparently Endora
put in there.
In # 133: “Playmates”
Tabatha turns bully Michael into a bulldog.
In # 135: “I
Confess” while demonstrating her powers to the Kravitzes
in a dream, Samantha zaps up a movie camera which she changes
into a chicken.
In # 138: “The
No-Harm Charm” Uncle Arthur zaps up a cow when Tabatha
requests some milk.
In # 141: “Samantha’s
Wedding Present” the Kravitzes' dog strikes fear into
the heart of a shrunken Darrin.
Later on homeless man Frank O'Hara finally gets his
childhood wish of a Shetland pony granted by Samantha.
In # 142: “Samantha
Goes South for a Spell” Serena arrives with her current
boyfriend Malcom in the form of a raven.
Back in 1868 New Orleans Samantha encounters several
horses on the street.
Rance Butler, who falls for Samantha, is the owner
of two dogs.
In # 145: "It's
So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House" a little bird
alights atop Darrin's head.
In # 147: “Samantha’s
French Pastry” Uncle Arthur pops in dressed as Paul Revere
complete with horse.
In # 148: “Is
It Magic or Imagination?” Samantha zaps in a sheep dog
named Clarissa to watch over the house while she is out. Clarissa
was never before mentioned nor mentioned afterward. She is quite
reminiscent of Nana the Sheepdog from “Peter Pan”.
In # 150: “Samantha
Loses Her Voice” Uncle Arthur zaps in a poodle for a birthday
present, which Samantha assumes is for Tabitha’s birthday,
but Uncle Arthur assures her it’s the poodle’s birthday.
In # 151: "I Don't
Want to be a Toad, I Want to be a Butterfly" Tabitha changes
her classmate into a butterfly. Though really an insect, butterflies
can be classified as animals. Erin Murphy remembers bringing
home the real Monarch butterfly used on the show and kept it
as a pet. She fed it sugar water like the wrangler advised.
Unfortunately, it escaped when she brought it outside to show
the pool man.
In #s 155 and 156:
“Serena Strikes Again” parts 1 and 2 Serena changes
an amorous client into a monkey, and a blonde one at that.
Also in # 156, Serena
zaps up a hen while reciting nursery rhymes to Tabitha.
At the end of # 156,
we briefly see the organ grinder, Scibetta's, new monkey.
In # 158: “Samantha
the Bard,” Darrin acts pleased as punch about the fact
that Endora has Primary Vocabularitis, which prompts her to
say, "Durwood, I do not like the way you gloat, so I'm
turning you into a billy goat!" And she does.
In # 160: “Mrs.
Stephens, Where Are You?” Samantha helps next-door neighbor
Mrs. Parsons retrieve her cat, Victoria, from a tree. Victoria
is Elizabeth Montgomery's middle name.
Serena changes Mrs. Stephens into a cat for having
made catty remarks about the family.
Mrs. Parsons rescues Mrs. Stephens from being attacked
by a stray dog.
She takes the cat in to her home which already has
many cats. When Samantha goes to look for Mrs. Stephens not
knowing what she looks like Samantha changes all the cats to
dogs except Mrs. Stephens.
In # 162: “Going
Ape” Samantha changes a stray chimpanzee into a human.
In # 163: “Tabitha’s
Weekend” Endora pops in on a horse that she is going to
We also see that Mrs. Stephens owns a mynah bird named
Black Bart, though when Tabitha twitches him into talking on
his own he reveals that he would like to be called "Mr.
Marvelous." The bird's voice was provided by Mabel Albertson
aka Mrs. Stephens.
In # 167: “Daddy
Does His Thing” Darrin gets turned into a mule by Maurice
for having refused his birthday gift.
Later on Samantha has to go retrieve the now "mule-ified"
Darrin from the shelter where there are other mules.
At the end of the episode, Abner Kravitz, who has heard
that the Stephens' have a jackass that plays chess, comes over
wanting to play chess with it. By this time, Darrin has been
changed back to his normal state, but Maurice says he will go
get the mule, and after turning himself into one, tells Samantha
that he could never pass up a game of chess.
In # 171: “Samantha
and the Beanstalk” Tabitha, while playing around in the
story “Jack and the Beanstalk” makes the hen that
lays the golden egg lay normal eggs.
In # 172: “Samantha’s
Yoo-Hoo Maid” new witch-maid Esmeralda sneezes up a unicorn.
When Tabitha asks whatever happened to unicorns Samantha reminds
Tabitha of the story of Noah and the Ark and tells her that
the unicorns missed the boat.
This is also a rare example of not the real creature
being used but only on the basis that unicorns aren’t
real. In fact, in the episode Samantha alludes to the fact that
this really is a horse with a paper mache horn.
In # 178: “A
Bunny for Tabitha” Uncle Arthur gives Tabitha a wish box
for her birthday. She wishes for a bunny. Later on during his
magic show for her birthday Uncle Arthur accidentally turns
the bunny into a Playboy bunny!
In # 179: “Samantha’s
Secret Spell” Darrin’s friend is turned into a mouse
In # 180: “Daddy
Comes for a Visit” Maurice changes Darrin into a rottweiler.
In # 182: “Samantha’s
Double Mother Trouble” Esmeralda, who had earlier sneezed
up Mother Goose, sneezes again and changes Mother Goose into
her namesake animal.
In # 184: “Santa
Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays” Esmeralda sneezes
up a goat and a pair of seals.
She also sneezes up Santa Clause
and can’t seem to get him back to the North Pole in time
for his Christmas Eve ride so Samantha zaps up his reindeer
on their front lawn.
In # 185: “Samantha’s
Better Halves” in order to catch Larry in his fib about
a broken back Samantha zaps up a bat. This is another example
of the real animal not being used. And in fact, this bat seems
to have been the one used as Igor on “The Munsters”.
In #188: "Samantha's Secret is Discovered" Samantha makes Mrs. Quigley the only one to see a male nurse at the rest home turn into a donkey.
In #189: "Tabitha's
Very Own Samantha" Tabitha is shown riding a pony at the play
park. Erin Murphy is shown wearing a bandaid on her chin, which
she was reported to have hurt on a pony ride (though in the
episode Tabitha is said to have hurt herself trying to fly),
but really she hurt it off the set jumping up and down with
excitement over an ice cream sundae in the kitchen at her home.
In #190: "Super Arthur" as a side effect to a cure Dr. Bombay had given him, Uncle Arthur turns into a colt after mentioning he felt as frisky as one.
In #194: "The Generation Zap" Serena uses a butterfly to carry a message to Samantha.
In # 196: “A Chance on Love” when Samantha tires of the advances of client Mr. Dinsdale who has been parroting everything she says, she changes him into a parrot.
In #199: "Turn
on the Old Charm" Endora changes Darrin into a Rottweiler when he asks her to make him a midnight snack. This is an interesting choice for the breed of dog because it is the same breed Darrin was zapped into by Maurice in #180. Could it be that mortals have a specific breed of animal when they are changed?
In # 201: “To
Go or Not to Go, That is the Question” Endora changes
Darrin into a frog, perpetuating the myth of witches turning
people into frogs. Later on the High Priestess Hepzibah pops
in with her two dogs.
In Ep.# 202: “Salem,
Here We Come” Hepzibah’s dogs are still at 1164.
Hepzibah also zaps in her pink flamingo Penelope to lay some
eggs for breakfast.
In Ep.# 206: “Paul
Revere Rides Again” Esmeralda accidentally zaps up Paul
Revere and his horse.
In Ep.# 207: “Samantha’s
Bad Day in Salem” warlock Waldo turns Darrin into a crow
and later does the same thing to Larry.
In Ep.# 209: “Samantha’s
Pet Warlock” Samantha’s old warlock boyfriend Ashley
shows up and decides to mess up Darrin’s dog food client
negotiations by turning himself into a dog that couldn’t
In # 218: “The
House That Uncle Arthur Built” after Arthur has transferred
his practical jokes to Samantha’s house Darrin mentions
something about a barrel full of monkeys and one appears. Dick
Sargent said that he and Elizabeth Montgomery were scared of
the chimpanzees as they were rumored to become quite vicious
after seven years of age, and apparently, these chimps were
In # 222: “Darrin
Goes Ape” Serena says that Darrin is acting like a beast
so she changes him into one - a gorilla. This is another of
the rare examples of the real animal not being used.
In # 225: “Sam’s
Psychic Pslip” Serena turns Darrin into a young goat when
she says that he needs to kid around.
In # 227: “Laugh,
Clown, Laugh” Endora shows up riding a camel.
In # 228: “Samantha
and the Antique Doll” Samantha, letting Phyllis think
she’s done it, turns Frank into a mule. Later on Endora
turns Darrin into a goose so Samantha turns herself into one.
In # 229: “How
Not to Lose Your Head to Henry VIII” part 1, Samantha
is zapped back to 16th century England where she encounters
a monk riding a donkey. On the road are chickens as well. Later,
Darrin is zapped back to the past and encounters a knight on
a horse and later the same monk on a donkey.
In # 230: “How
Not to Lose Your Head to Henry VIII” part 2, Henry VIII’s
men ride into the courtyard on horses disturbing a small herd
In # 231: “Samantha
and the Loch Ness Monster” Samantha and Darrin encounter
the famed Loch Ness Monster while on vacation. It turns out
the monster is really one of Serena’s old boyfriends she
grew tired of. When she goes to change him back we see her walking
under water amidst a lot of fish. After she changes him back
he transforms her into mermaid. The mermaid and monster are
rare instances where mythical beasts are seen on Bewitched.
And going against all previous standards set on Bewitched
these two costumes are absolutely so far from resembling a real
animal it’s embarrassing!
In # 237: “A
Plague on Maurice and Samantha” Endora turns Samantha
into a polka-dotted unicorn when Maurice requests to see that
trick as Samantha used to do that when she was a child. Endora
had to do it as Samantha was currently sans powers. Again, a
rare instance where a mythical beast was seen on the series.
In # 240: “The
Eight Year Witch” Endora calls upon her Siamese cat familiar
Ophelia to help her in trying to break up her daughter’s
marriage. This cat was possibly Elizabeth Montgomery’s
own cat, Zip Zip.
In # 241: “Three
Men and a Witch on a Horse” Darrin gets the gambling bug
(courtesy of Endora) and ends up going to the track. Samantha
joins him and changes the horse Darrin had bet on into a human
for a moment. Elizabeth told Bewitched biographer Herbie
J Pilato that this was one of her favorite episodes because
she loved the track so much.
In # 243: “Samantha’s
Magic Sitter” Esmeralda conjures up a bear and cougar
while babysitting. Later on she conjures up a couple rats and
a goose while performing a magic show and changes the client
into a monkey.
In # 248: “Tabitha’s
First Day at School” Tabitha changes bully Charleton into
a bullfrog. Erin Murphy brought home a pet horned toad that
was used during filming.
In # 253: “Samantha’s
Witchcraft Blows a Fuse” Aunt Hagatha zaps up a Dodo bird
out of Tabitha’s Cosmos Coloring book so they can use
the tail feather from it as part of an antidote for Samantha’s
bright red stripes. This was the same bird seen in Season Four
and again a fake was used for the real animal which is extinct
(Dr. Bombay: “Not only that, but there haven’t been
any around for millions of years!”).
* Behind the scenes stories about
the animals come from Herbie J. Pilato’s “Bewitched