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The Best Episodes of Bewitched

Every episode of Bewitched ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Bewitched!

Samantha Stephens is a seemingly normal suburban housewife who also happens to be a genuine witch, with all the requisite magical powers. Her husband Darrin insists that Samantha keep her witchcraft under wraps, but situations invariably require her to indulge her powers while keeping her bothersome mother Endora at bay.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyComedyFamilyDrama
Network:ABC

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The best episode of "Bewitched" is "Speak the Truth", rated 9/10 from 398 user votes. It was directed by William Asher and written by John L. Greene. "Speak the Truth" aired on 12/16/1965 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Double Tate".

  • Speak the Truth
    9.0/10 398 votes

    #1 - Speak the Truth

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 1965-12-16

    Darrin learns that the truth does not always set you free when he is bewitched by a statue placed under Endora's spell that makes everyone tell the truth.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: John L. Greene

  • Double Tate
    9.0/10 364 votes

    #2 - Double Tate

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 1966-02-17

    Darrin unknowingly gets three wishes from Endora. He blows the first two on fast elevators and bikini-clad girls, and he wishes that he was Larry for a day. He gets his wish and a whole lot of misunderstanding begins between Louise and the real Larry!

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Paul Wayne

  • Business, Italian Style
    9.0/10 376 votes

    #3 - Business, Italian Style

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 1967-09-21

    To get in good graces with an Italian client, Darrin must learn how to speak Italian. Endora, anxious for Samantha to travel Europe again, gives Darrin a perfect Italian tongue. Her spell, however, is too strong, and ""Dino"" no longer understands English. His new clients begin to think that Darrin is mocking them, and Samantha interrupts Endora's bath and demands she remove the spell.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Michael Morris

  • My, What Big Ears You Have
    9.0/10 322 votes

    #4 - My, What Big Ears You Have

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 1967-12-07

    Darrin is planning to surprise Samantha with a rocking chair, but Endora thinks that he is fooling around with another woman. This woman, in fact, is the saleslady that Darrin makes the final payment to. To see what he is up to, Endora puts a spell on him causing his ears to grow when he tells a lie. The more Darrin lies about the surprise, the more his ears start growing. He finally tells her the truth: he bought her a rocking chair and wanted to surprise her. He hid it in the Kravitzes' garage for safe keeping.

    Director: Richard Kinon

    Writer: Ed Jurist

  • Divided He Falls
    8.9/10 353 votes

    #5 - Divided He Falls

    Season 2 Episode 33 - Aired 1966-05-05

    A vacation that the Stephens were supposed to take is scrapped when Darrin has to work. Endora takes it upon herself to separate Darrin into two different personalities: his work side and his fun and spontaneous side. While the working Darrin is concentrating on his job, the fun Darrin is concentrating on partying until he drops. Of course, all of this takes a toll when the Working Darrin bores Larry and his new client and Samantha acts as mother instead of wife to Darrin, the party animal. Samantha wants Endora to put the Darrins back together again, but ends up doing it herself.

    Director: R. Robert Rosenbaum

    Writer: Paul Wayne

  • Oedipus Hex
    8.9/10 439 votes

    #6 - Oedipus Hex

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 1966-11-24

    Because of a spell placed on a bowl of popcorn by Endora, Darrin becomes a great big couch potato. Samantha finds out what is going on when she finds Darrin, the milkman, and a TV repairman lazing around the messed up house. Samantha calls on Endora to take the spell off of them.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: John L. Greene, David V. Robison

  • Allergic to Macedonian Dodo Birds
    8.9/10 315 votes

    #7 - Allergic to Macedonian Dodo Birds

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 1967-11-16

    Because of a dodo bird Tabitha materializes, Endora and Clara have their powers switched! Dr. Bombay finds this out and returns the witches to normal.

    Director: Richard Kinon

    Writer: Richard Baer

  • If They Never Met
    8.9/10 352 votes

    #8 - If They Never Met

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 1968-01-25

    Samantha wants to know what life would be like if she and Darrin had never met. Endora shows Samantha that Darrin would have married Sheila and become a part of her millionaire father's family. Darrin likes her, but he doesn't love her. On cue, Darrin meets Samantha and the rest is history.

    Director: R. Robert Rosenbaum

    Writer: Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick

  • I Confess
    8.9/10 318 votes

    #9 - I Confess

    Season 4 Episode 28 - Aired 1968-04-04

    What would happen if everyone knew that Samantha was a witch? Darrin finds the answer when Samantha puts him under a dream spell which displays the Stephens being exploited by their friends and the Armed Forces.

    Director: Seymour Robbie

    Writer: Richard Baer

  • Abner Kadabra
    8.8/10 403 votes

    #10 - Abner Kadabra

    Season 1 Episode 29 - Aired 1965-04-15

    When Gladys finally catches Samantha in the act of using her powers, the quick-thinking witch convinces the snoop that she possesses the gift of ESP. Things take a turn for the worse when Gladys will not stop trying to use her new "talent" in every situation, which frustrates Abner. Samantha holds a seance to scare Gladys into giving up her thoughts of having powers.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman

  • That Was My Wife
    8.8/10 374 votes

    #11 - That Was My Wife

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 1965-04-29

    Samantha and Darrin spend the night at a hotel and Samantha briefly changes her hair to brunette. Larry spots them and thinks Darrin is having an affair. Larry proceeds to tell Louise. Louise meets with Darrin at a hotel hoping to convince him to drop the other woman. Larry spots them and thinks Darrin's other woman is Louise.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Bernard Slade

  • The Joker is a Card
    8.8/10 395 votes

    #12 - The Joker is a Card

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1965-10-14

    Need some amusement in your life? Call Uncle Arthur, or, in this case, don't call him. Uncle Arthur arrives playing practical jokes on Darrin and Endora while Samantha is trying to get these two antagonists to make up once and for all. After many hits and misses, Darrin needs Uncle Arthur's help in getting Endora back. This is the famous ""Yagazuzie Zim"" episode.

    Director: E.W. Swackhamer

    Writer: Ron Friedman

  • And Then There Were Three
    8.8/10 386 votes

    #13 - And Then There Were Three

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 1966-01-13

    We welcome a new addition to the Stephens' family: baby Tabitha. Endora wants to see how she looks grown-up but Darrin is dead set against it. At the same time, Serena, Samantha's mischievous look-alike cousin, comes to town to visit Samantha and Darrin thinks that Serena is the grown-up Tabitha!

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Bernard Slade

  • Disappearing Samantha
    8.8/10 336 votes

    #14 - Disappearing Samantha

    Season 2 Episode 29 - Aired 1966-04-07

    The Stephens and the Tates go to a seminar where speaker Osgood Rightmire proclaims that witches do not exist. Samantha proves him wrong by setting up a few tricks for him, but he unknowingly gets her back by calling out a spell that makes her disappear and reappear voluntarily. Endora finds out that Osgood's power comes from a powerful ring on his finger. Endora grabs the ring and makes Samantha visible again.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: John L. Greene

  • What Every Young Man Should Know
    8.8/10 329 votes

    #15 - What Every Young Man Should Know

    Season 2 Episode 36 - Aired 1966-05-26

    What would have happened if Darrin knew that Samantha was a witch before he married her? This is the question that Endora helps them answer when she sends them back in time to see what life would be like.

    Director: Jerry Davis

    Writer: John L. Greene

  • The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara
    8.8/10 328 votes

    #16 - The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 1966-11-10

    Hey, who turned out the lights? Aunt Clara knocks out the entire Eastern Seaboard's electricity with her magic. Her only hope is her old boyfriend Ocky, who can keep the lights on by having his arms raised. Since they are the only house that mysteriously has power, The Tates and their new client Mr. MacElroy go over to Sam's house. Aunt Clara tries her best to keep Ocky hidden from view by hiding him in the closet. Darrin discovers him, but all he sees is a pair of walking shoes, a perfect campaign for his client!

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: N/A

  • Charlie Harper, Winner
    8.8/10 341 votes

    #17 - Charlie Harper, Winner

    Season 3 Episode 25 - Aired 1967-03-02

    Darrin's old college rival, Charlie Harper, has a very successful life and wife Daphne loves to brag about it--their castle has a moat! During a weekend visit to the Harper's latest home, Samantha unintentionally upstages Daphne, creating tension between the two. Finally, Samantha plays Daphne's game, and zaps a loaded jewelry case and a mink coat (made of identical twin mink pelts.) Darrin's ego is hurt. How can he compete with Samantha's witchcraft? To make amends, Samantha gives the coat to Daphne after she insists that the Stephens sell it to her. Samantha reassures Darrin she could zap up mink coats all day long, but she could never zap up another Darrin Stephens.

    Director: R. Robert Rosenbaum

    Writer: Earl Barret

  • It's Wishcraft
    8.8/10 303 votes

    #18 - It's Wishcraft

    Season 3 Episode 29 - Aired 1967-03-30

    If it is not the Tates that the Stephens are protecting from Tabitha's secret, it's the elder Mr. and Mrs. Stephens. As usual, Phyllis and Endora do not get along, and she thinks that Sam and Darrin are having a lovers' quarrel.

    Director: Paul Davis

    Writer: James S. Henerson

  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
    8.8/10 311 votes

    #19 - Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1967-09-28

    Endora is fed up. Samantha's loyalty to her marriage is keeping her from her responsibilities as Queen of the Witches. While Samantha is out, Endora calls Serena to impersonate Sam and make a shambles of their marriage. Darrin finally realizes that it is Serena, and plans on turning the tables--only the real Samantha has arrived home.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Ed Jurist

  • That Was No Chick, That Was My Wife
    8.8/10 318 votes

    #20 - That Was No Chick, That Was My Wife

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 1967-11-09

    Darrin and Samantha are in Chicago to work on the Springer Pet Food account. Baby-sitter Aunt Clara panics when Tabitha brings one of her toys to life. Samantha pops home to check up just when Louise arrives at the Stephen's home. Major confusion ensues when Larry gets word that Samantha is at home, not in Chicago with Darrin. When Mr. Springer sees Sam & Tabitha outside McMann & Tate, he realizes that she was indeed the woman in Chicago with Darrin, and the problem is solved.......well, except Louise is sent to a psychiatrist. Samantha saves the day by introducing Louise to Serena.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Rick Mittleman

  • Solid Gold Mother-in-Law
    8.8/10 293 votes

    #21 - Solid Gold Mother-in-Law

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 1967-11-30

    Samantha insists that Endora zap away the new pony for Tabitha before Darrin gets home. Endora tells her not to worry, the pony IS Darrin. Once changed back, Darrin orders Endora out of the house. At the office, Endora sends a ""live"" framed photo of her that Darrin cannot escape her ever changing expression. A client named Mr. Gregson wants to meet Darrin's mother-in-law, who must be a special woman for Darrin to keep her photo on his desk. The dinner goes well, particularly since Endora has become the queen of charm. After witnessing a tiff between the Tates over Larry's mother-in-law, Gregson suggests that Darrin should open his own ad firm. Larry doesn't like this one bit and refuses to speak to Darrin. It's up to Samantha to set things right between Larry and Darrin.

    Director: R. Robert Rosenbaum

    Writer: Robert Riley Crutcher

  • Once in a Vial
    8.8/10 302 votes

    #22 - Once in a Vial

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 1968-01-04

    Endora hires Rollo to get Samantha away from Darrin, but her plan backfires when Rollo creates a love potion for Samantha but Endora drinks it instead. Endora is set to marry a client of Darrin's, but at the altar, the potion wears off.

    Director: Bruce Bilson

    Writer: N/A

  • Samantha Goes South for a Spell
    8.8/10 322 votes

    #23 - Samantha Goes South for a Spell

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 1968-10-03

    Because of Serena's foolishness, Samantha is sent back in time by a jelaous witch named Brunhilda, who happened to be Serena's boyfriend's wife. In 1868 New Orleans, Samantha is taken in by a maid named Aunt Jenny, and her owner, Rance Butler, falls for her. Now it is up to Darrin to get her back from the Southern gentleman.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Ed Jurist

  • It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House
    8.8/10 293 votes

    #24 - It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 1968-10-24

    Serena is involved again. This time, Drarin takes her to the honeymoon spot where he and Samantha went. Samantha is at a Witches Council meeting and doesn't know what is going on. Darrin gets intimate with Serena, thinking that she is Samantha, and she tells him to back off. Then Tabitha is called to solve the puzzle.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Barbara Avedon

  • Samantha's Power Failure
    8.8/10 310 votes

    #25 - Samantha's Power Failure

    Season 5 Episode 25 - Aired 1969-03-20

    The Witches Council takes away Samantha's powers when she refuses to break up with Darrin. Uncle Arthur and Serena help out Samantha and, as a result, loses their powers as well. After a hellacious day in the mortal working world, Serena and Uncle Arthur decide that they are better off with their powers. Samantha goes to the Witches Council and tells them they are in the wrong for their ignorance. Then Samantha, Serena, and Uncle Arthur get their powers back.

    Director: William Asher

    Writer: Lila Garrett