|Darrin Goes Ape|
|Season 7, Episode 22|
|Air Date||March 11, 1971|
|Written by||Leo Townsend and Pauline Townsend|
|Directed by||Richard Michaels|
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Darrin Goes Ape is the twenty-second episode of the seventh season and the 222nd aired episode of Bewitched. The episode was completed by December 3, 1970.
Serena comes bearing a present for Darrin as a peace offering. Darrin is appreciative of the gesture until he learns that she zapped it up from witchcraft and learns what the seemingly innocuous gift can actually do. Darrin's ultimate reaction causes an even bigger rift between Serena and Darrin than before she made this gesture. Serena's revenge to Darrin's less than enthusiastic reaction is to turn him into a gorilla while Samantha is out shopping with Tabitha and Adam.
Further complications ensue with the intervention of nosy Gladys Kravitz when she sees the gorilla. She calls the police, who in turn call Johnson's Jungle Island to see if the gorilla is theirs. Despite knowing the gorilla is not theirs, the Johnson brothers are not averse to saying it is so they can provide a mating partner for their gorilla, Tillie.
- The title refers to the slang phrase "go ape" which means to become extremely excited or enthusiastic (about something).
- Last episode to feature Abner Kravitz
- Agnes Moorehead and David White did not appear and received credit only.
- Greg Lawrence was uncredited for playing Adam Stephens.
- Janos Prohaska was uncredited for playing the gorilla.
- Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens
- Dick Sargent as Darrin Stephens
- Sandra Gould as Gladys Kravitz
- George Tobias as Abner Kravitz
- Paul Smith as Jerry the Police Officer
- Sidney Clute as John the Police Officer
- Herb Vigran as Sergeant
- Erin Murphy as Tabitha Stephens
- David Lawrence as Adam Stephens
- Allen Jenkins as Alex Johnson
- Ysabel MacCloskey as Aunt Hagatha
- Jack Wells as T.V. Announcer
- Milton Selzer as Pete Johnson
- Pandora Spocks as Serena
- Darrin Goes Ape on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 12, 2020.
- Huggo. "Darrin Goes Ape" plot summary on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 12, 2020, edited.
- Go Ape, Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved. Retrieved on June 12, 2020.
- Bewitched, Season Seven episodes on Wikipedia. Retrieved on June 12, 2020.
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