Bewitched (1964–1972)
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Out of Sync, Out of Mind 

When Clara tries to fix Darrin's talking home movies, Samantha's real voice gets out of sync during a visit by Darrin's mother.


Richard Kinon


Ed Jurist, Sol Saks (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora (credit only)
Erin Murphy ... Tabatha Stephens
Roy Roberts ... Frank Stephens
Mabel Albertson ... Phyllis Stephens
Bernard Fox ... Dr. Bombay
Marion Lorne ... Aunt Clara


Samantha and Darrin receive two unexpected visitors, Aunt Clara and Darrin's mother, the latter who says indirectly that she has left Mr. Stephens as he continually accuses her of an overactive imagination. The latest incident involved what she believed was lipstick on his collar, but which he countered was a stain from a careless waiter spilling food. Samantha and Darrin are less concerned about the senior Stephens' marital problems than what witchcraft Aunt Clara might do in front of Mrs. Stephens. They needn't have worried about that as the problem Aunt Clara creates is witchcraft done out of Mrs. Stephens' sight. In trying to fix Darrin's home movie of Samantha and Tabatha where the picture and sound were out of sync, Aunt Clara did fix the problem, but in turn caused Samantha's own voice to be occasionally out of sync with the movement of her mouth. Getting Mrs. Stephens out of the house and back home is now more imperative before she sees Samantha in her current condition. ... Written by Huggo

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2 November 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is Roy Roberts first appearance as Frank Stephens. He appeared in Seasons 4, 5 and 6. Robert F. Simon played the role in Seasons 1, 2, 3 and returned in Season 7. See more »


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Another memorable episode...
26 August 2009 | by jlewis77-1See all my reviews

Bumbling Aunt Clara tries to fix the sound on a home movie, but puts Samantha's voice out of sync by accident. Unfortunately, Darrin's stuffy mother is there (marital trouble with Frank again) and is having head aches (no surprise there). Obviously, her son and daughter-in-law have to use her health condition to help explain the bizarre going-ons. Dr. Bombay comes to the rescue and Sam's voice is fixed, but not without the side effect of green stripes on her face...

This is a meaty episode in that we get the triple package of Marion Horne (Clara), Mabel Albertson (Phyllis) and Bernard Fox (who didn't look like he aged one bit when he appeared in "Titanic" three decades later). Unfortunately, this episode also feels a bit "rushed" on account of such a big ensemble. Usually more time is spent on Bombay's funny entrances. Yet, the whimsical lines and clever imagination make up for it.

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