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Doctor Bombay
Dr. Bombay
Biographical Information
Name Hubert Bombay
Occupation Physician
Species Warlock
Relationship Information
Spouse Gloria
Family Father (mentioned)
Former Nurse Often (dalliance)
Character Information
Portrayer Bernard Fox
First Episode "There's Gold in Them Thar Pills"
Last Episode "Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse" (Bewitched)
"Tabitha's Party" (Tabitha)
Episode Count 17 (Bewitched)
2 (Tabitha)
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Dr. Bombay (Hubert) is the witch doctor for Samantha's family. He has a distinct laugh and sense of humor. He also has mostly witch nurse assistants to help him with his work.


Usually summoned by the incantation: "Calling Dr. Bombay! Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Come right away!" he appears 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 calls him a "quack" when that happens. He usually ends his visits by popping out with a burst of laughter.

Samantha once called upon him to heal her dying willow tree. After curing Samantha from an unintended side effect of his spell, he said he should have listened to his father and become a psychiatrist. ("Weep No More My Willow")

Dr. Bombay apparently serves the witch community under the authority of the Witches Council, since Hagatha once threatened to appeal to the Council to have him replaced. His competition is another witch doctor named Dr. Agraphor. ("Samantha's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse") ("There's Gold in Them Thar Pills")

While fond of Samantha, he tends to regard 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?"

He visited Tabitha twice after she grew up and moved to Los Angeles. He eventually married his mortal nurse, Gloria. ("Tabitha's Weighty Problem") ("Tabitha's Party")


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's Weighty Problem September 10, 1977
Tabitha's Party January 14, 1978



Bewitched "Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Come right away!"

Multiple examples of calling Dr. Bombay