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It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Season 1, Episode 03
Series Episode 03
Darrin Samantha Rex 1×03
Airdate June 10, 1965
Written by Jerry Davis
Directed by William Asher
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It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog is the third episode of the first season of Bewitched. The episode was completed by September 11, 1964.


Samantha gives a dinner party to impress Rex Barker, one of Darrin's clients. Rex brings along his date, Babs Livingston, but he advances on Samantha in the backyard when he gets drunk. To teach him a lesson in treating people with respect, Samantha changes him into a dog. Darrin, thinking only of the possible loss of the account, is furious and Samantha locks him and the dog out. Endora sets a cat on the dog. Samantha takes Barker to a vet and then changes him back to a man. The next morning, Barker, not having learned a thing from the night before, again makes a pass at Samantha. Darrin punches him and quits on the spot. Later, Barker apologizes and signs the contract on condition that Darrin return to McMann & Tate.





  • This episode was scheduled to air on October 8, 1964, but it was pre-empted and did not air until much later in the season.


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