Saturday, August 01, 2020

Bewitched Pilot Episode

Do you recall watching the first episode of Bewitched in 1964? I do, but it wasn't in color. This episode has been colorized. Anyway, the premise of a witch marrying a mortal was set up with a fatal flaw- Samantha didn't tell him until after the wedding. It was extremely lucky Darrin was an adman and could use "a new ad campaign" as the explanation for every embarrassing scenario for years on end.

1 comment:

Bicycle Bill said...

Creator Sol Saks' inspirations for the series were the film "I Married a Witch" (1942), developed from Thorne Smith's unfinished novel 'The Passionate Witch', and the John Van Druten Broadway play "Bell, Book and Candle", which was adapted into the 1958 film of the same name.  Both films were properties of Columbia Pictures, which also owned Screen Gems, the company that produced Bewitched.