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A Vision of Sugar Plums
Season 1 and 2, Episode 15
Bewitched1-2x15
Air date December 24, 1964
December 23, 1965 (repeat)
Written by Herman Groves
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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A Vision of Sugar Plums is the fifteenth episode of the first and second seasons (and the fifty-first aired episode of the repeat in season two) of Bewitched. The episode was completed by November 12, 1964.

PlotEdit

Seven year old Tommy Becker, who lives in an orphanage, is happy to spend Christmas with Gladys and Abner Kravitz. Six-year-old Michael, also an orphan, derides Tommy's belief in Santa Claus. When Samantha and Darrin bring him home for the holidays, their efforts to get Michael to share in the festivities of the season fail.

After Michael admits that he would believe in Santa Claus if he really existed, Samantha takes Michael and Darrin on her broomstick to the North Pole, where Michael meets Santa Claus. Later, back at home, Darrin and Michael awake. Although both feel they have dreamed the trip, Michael now believes in Santa Claus.

Gladys overhears Michael tell Tommy he has met Santa Claus. When she tries to pin Tommy down, he denies that Michael has ever mentioned it because he promised Michael he would keep his secret. Mrs. Grange, the director of the orphanage, comes to the Stephens home with Mr. Johnson and his wife. At the Kravitz home, both Gladys and Abner, who are about to return Tommy to the orphanage, express their wish to have someone like Tommy permanently. When Michael leaves with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Samantha and Darrin know Michael has found two loving parents. [1]

Repeat Edit

The episode was originally broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1964 and then again on December 23 a year later. The repeat included a new introduction, where Samantha and Darrin receive a Christmas card from Michael, a boy they took in for Christmas the year before. An episode-long flashback of the previous year then runs for the remainder of the episode.

GalleryEdit

  • Abner and Gladys pick up Tommy at the orphanage.
  • Michael drifts off to sleep.
  • Michael sees through Darrin's attempt to pose as Santa Claus.
  • Samantha tells Michael she is a witch.
  • Samantha brings Michael and Darrin to the North Pole.
  • Darrin meets Santa Claus.
  • Michael visits Santa Claus.
  • The Johnsons have a present for Michael.
  • Michael has a present for Mr. Johnson.
  • Between takes on set (color PR photo)

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

CastingEdit

  • Agnes Moorehead (as Endora) did not appear in this episode and received credit only.
  • This is Sara Seegar's first of ten appearances on Bewitched.
  • The actor who plays the elf answering the door is uncredited.

MusicEdit

See AlsoEdit

List of Bewitched episodes

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Episode summary, Bewitched, Season 1, on iTunes Preview. Retrieved on June 4, 2013. Edited on December 13, 2019.
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