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First Appearance: Samantha's Yoo-Hoo Maid
Last Appearance: George Washington Zapped Here (Part 2)
Portrayer: Alice Ghostley
Episode Count: 15
Species: Witch
Occupation: Nanny

Esmeralda is a witch who becomes the Stephens' housekeeper. Endora suggests to Samantha that she should have a witch as a housekeeper to make things easier during Samantha's second pregnancy.

Esmeralda's powers are fading due to aging, and she often causes some trouble with her magic by mistake such as when she sneezes she usually conjures up something by accident, Esmeralda is seen in last few seasons taking care of Tabitha and Adam.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Airdate
Samantha's Yoo-Hoo Maid September 25, 1969
Samantha's Caesar Salad October 2, 1969
Samantha's Double Mother Trouble December 4, 1969
Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays December 18, 1969
Samantha's Lost Weekend January 8, 1970
Okay, Who's the Wise Witch? March 12, 1970
Turn on the Old Charm April 9, 1970
Make Love, Not Hate April 16, 1970
Paul Revere Rides Again October 29, 1970
Samantha's Old Salem Trip November 12, 1970
Samantha's Magic Mirror April 8, 1971
Samantha's Not So Leaning Tower of Pisa October 6, 1971
Samantha's Magic Sitter January 5, 1972
George Washington Zapped Here (Part 1) February 19, 1972
George Washington Zapped Here (Part 2) February 26, 1972

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Esmeralda played by Alice Ghostley is considered the spiritual replacement for Aunt Clara because she was created after the death of Marion Lorne as the producers felt that the role of Aunt Clara could not be replicated by another actress.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Gallery of Esmeralda
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