Bewitched (1964–1972)

Take Two Aspirins and Half a Pint of Porpoise Milk 

After being exposed to a black Peruvian rose, Samantha starts losing her powers and gaining green squares all over her face.


William Asher


Bernard Slade, Sol Saks (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora (credit only)
Alice Pearce ... Gladys Kravitz
George Tobias ... Abner Kravitz
Lauren Gilbert Lauren Gilbert ... Mr. Norton
Maudie Prickett ... Woman on the Street
Larry D. Mann ... Police Sergeant (as Larry Mann)
Ray Hastings Ray Hastings ... Policeman #1
Philip Coolidge ... Mr. Trigby
Marion Lorne ... Aunt Clara


Darrin's latest client, Mr. Norton, is an expert horticulturist, whose prized possession is an extremely rare Peruvian black rose. While touring his greenhouse, Samantha all of a sudden becomes faint and dizzy, which she as a witch has never experienced. She learns that she does not have a mortal medical affliction when her powers go on the blink, and later her face suddenly gets covered with green square spots. Aunt Clara diagnoses it as being caused by exposure to the Peruvian black rose, which was used to drive witches out of Peru. Once they are all calmed by the assumption that her affliction will not harm the baby, Aunt Clara sends Darrin off to gather items for the antidote that she will brew. More problems arise when Darrin tries to get those items, which include such standard western medicinal ingredients such as bat wings, porpoise milk, eye of newt and an ostrich feather. But it's the final ingredient which may get Darrin into the most trouble on both a personal and ... Written by Huggo

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21 October 1965 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This was filmed during the seventh month of Elizabeth Montgomery's real life pregnancy. See more »


Bewitched is supposed to be set on the east coast somewhere around New York City. But when Darrin is standing in front of the police Sergeant's desk, there is a map of Los Angeles on the wall behind him. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. Norton: And over here, Sweet Osmanthus, African violets, gloxinias.
Samantha Stephens: Well, they're perfectly beautiful.
Mr. Norton: Thank you.
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in computer colorized version for syndication and DVD release. See more »


Remade as Bewitched: Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse (1972) See more »

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