HelleVision Day 27: Bewitched, “The Witches Are Out” (1964)

Once again another day late. Well sort've. See, I was actually out sick from work yesterday. I spent a lot of extra time with my eyes closed in bed - but I spent a bunch of time with my eyes open in bed as well. When my eyes were open, I watched an episode of Halloween television. But sorry, on a sick day, I'm not going to post about it. So I'm typing as much as I can, whilst on the my phone commuting into Boston today. It's another HelleVision Creature Double Feature (even though I did watch the show on time) and today's episode is from the classic television show Bewitched's first season - The Witches Are Out.



This show was on 13 years before I was even born, but this is another one of those shows that reminds me of my childhood. I guess since there were only so many channels back then, the classic shows were rerun a ton in the 70s and 80s - and I watched a ton of them, including Bewitched!

This was a fun episode. It's Halloween time and Darrin is in a bit of a pickle. See, Samantha and her witch friends/family hate Halloween because of all the terrible ways witches are portrayed - as nasty, scary, big-nosed, green monsters. Samantha thinks that Darrin, being a good ad man, can come up with a way to help portray witches in a more positive light.

Meanwhile, at work, Darrin has a new ad to work on for a candy, where he is asked to - you guessed it - make a scary, nasty, big-nosed, green monsoon a witch.

And now Darrin is caught between offending his wife or pissing off his client.

I'll let you watch the episode to see where it goes, but I'll just say this - when Darrin does try to change the client's perception of what a witch might look like, it seems like it's just an excuse for him to draw sexy witches. I'll let you be the judge.

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Until next time... Which will be at lunch today.. .
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