Samantha used a number of motions or gestures to do magic. The “Nose Twitch” was the best known and most frequently used, but there were others. In # 1, Samantha used a combination of a nose twitch, finger waving, and an incantation to get rid of Endora. All it got her was the reprimand: “Why you naughty little witch.”
This was the only time she used such a combination of actions to do magic. Everything that followed was simpler.
|Actually, she moved her upper lip back and forth, but it was called a nose twitch, and was the most common of her magic motions. (# 251)|
|The twitch always started with a lip motion to the right, and varied in length from situation to situation. (# 140)|
|On occasions where someone was near that Samantha did not want to see her twitch, she put her hand up to shield her nose from sight. (# 110)|
|Used to pop out on a few occasions. (# 143)|
|Snapping the fingers of both hands at the same time. (# 143)|
|Usually with her arms upraised. (# 166)|
|Most frequently used to pop out, change characters, or change costumes. (# 143)|
An overhand throwing motion with her right arm. Usually used when she was mad, as in # 6, and was going to blast someone to who knows where.
She also used the same motion to slam doors, and no one could slam a door like Sam.
To remove a spell from Darrin, Sam wiggles the fingers of her right hand in his face and makes a throwing motion away from him. (# 139)
|Not used often. (# 67)|
|Slow arm motion, wrist flex, with index and middle fingers extended. Used both with the fingers curling... (# 251)|
|...and fingers straight. (# 251)|
|Sharp arm extension with two fingers pointed straight out. (# 251)|
|To cast a spell on Darrin over the phone, Samantha makes three circles with her left hand at the phone and ends up with a two finger jab. (# 139)|
|Extends the arm fairly quickly with two fingers pointed to take a dish away from Tabitha and bring it to herself. (# 163)|
|One hand extended, the index finger curls in a “come here” motion. (# 132)|
|With both arms extended, used in conjunction with an incantation. (# 140)|
|Used to change costume. (# 143)|
|No movement, just crossed arms and a fade out. (# 9)|
|On rare occasions, such as in # 127, Samantha just “popped out” with no visible magic motion.|