Dr. Bombay
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First Appearance: There's Gold in Them Thar Pills
Last Appearance: Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse (Bewitched)
Tabitha's Party (Tabitha)
Portrayer: Bernard Fox
Episode Count: 18
Species: Warlock
Gender: Male
Occupation: Physician
Spouse: Gloria

Dr. Hubert Bombay is the witch doctor for Samantha's family, and has a distinct laugh and sense of humor. He also has mostly witch nurse assistants to help him with his work.

About[edit | edit source]

Usually summoned by the incantation: "Calling Dr. Bombay! Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Come right away!", he would appear in outrageous costumes, appropriate to whatever bizarre activity he had been interrupted doing - with or without a nurse assistant.

His antidotes for "witch" diseases sometimes go wrong, and Darrin would call him a "Quack" when that happened. He usually ended his visits by teleporting away during a burst of laughter.

Dr. Bombay apparently served the witch community under the authority of the Witches Council, since Samantha's Aunt Hagatha once threatened to appeal to the Council to have him replaced. His competition was another witch doctor named Dr. Agraphor.

While fond of Samantha, he tends to regard her husband, Darrin, with little more than amused contempt. Occasionally, he plays on Darrin's preconceptions about witches, once declaring, after performing a simple procedure, "I could've worn a black cloak and stirred a steaming cauldron, but you said you were in a hurry!" On another occasion, he ominously demanded Darrin's soul in payment and, in response to Darrin's nervous reaction, said to Samantha: "Bit of a square, isn't he?"

Dr. Bombay appeared twice in Tabitha when she was grown up and living in Los Angeles. He eventually married his mortal nurse, Gloria.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Bewitched Appearances[edit | edit source]

Episode Airdate
There's Gold in Them Thar Pills May 4, 1967
No Zip in My Zap October 12, 1967
Out of Sync, Out of Mind November 2, 1967
Allergic to Macedonian Dodo Birds November 16, 1967
Weep No More My Willow December 19, 1968
Samantha the Bard January 30, 1969
Samantha's Curious Cravings October 9, 1969
Super Arthur February 5, 1970
Just a Kid Again February 26, 1970
Okay, Who's the Wise Witch? March 12, 1970
Make Love, Not Hate April 16, 1970
Samantha's Magic Potion December 17, 1970
Mixed Doubles March 4, 1971
Samantha's Psychic Pslip April 1, 1971
A Plague on Maurice and Samantha November 10, 1971
Samantha Is Earthbound January 15, 1972
Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse March 18, 1972

Tabitha Appearances[edit | edit source]

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