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It's Magic
Season 1, Episode 16
Series Episode 16
It's Magic 116
Airdate January 7, 1965
Written by Tom Waldman & Frank Waldman
Directed by Sidney Miller
Episode Guide
"A Vision of Sugar Plums"
"A Is for Aardvark"

It's Magic is the sixteenth episode of the first season of Bewitched. The episode was completed by November 27, 1964.


The members of the Hospital Fund Auxiliary appoint Samantha the Entertainment Chairman for the group's bazaar. Limited to spending fifty dollars, Samantha hires Zeno, a broken down magician who has taken to drink. Because of this, his assistant, Roxie Ames, has left the act. Using her gift of magic, Samantha makes Zeno the hit of the show. As a result, Zeno gets a job on television. Zeno pleads with Samantha to help him. Assisted by Samantha, Zeno runs through a very successful rehearsal. Just before the show goes on the air, Roxie appears and injects herself into the act. Hogging the show, Roxie kills Zeno's act and his confidence. She admits she returned just to get a regular spot on television herself. Samantha turns Roxie into a comic prop for Zeno. After Zeno's successful performance, Darrin tells Samantha that his client has booked Zeno for the next thirteen weeks. Darrin attempts some magic on his own. When he succeeds, he is not certain whether his skill or Samantha's magic is responsible.




  • Samantha's integrity is confirmed in this episode. She has the capacity to produce money in unlimited supply, but she intends to earn it the mortal way.
  • This marks the second of four episodes in which Samantha embarrasses a female rival by exposing the rival's cosmetic beauty aids. In this case Roxie Ames' gown tears away revealing she wears a girdle (to a howling audience). The other three episodes involve a woman losing her wigs[1] and another whose dress falls apart.[2]
  • The title alludes to the Doris Day song of the same name.



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