It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Season 1, Episode 4
Air date June 10, 1965
Written by Jerry Davis
Directed by William Asher
Episode guide
"Mother Meets What's-His-Name"
"Help, Help, Don't Save Me"

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog is the fourth episode of the first season of Bewitched.


Samantha gives a dinner party to impress Rex Barker, one of Darrin's clients. Rex brings along his date, Babs Livingston, but advances on Samantha in the garden 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 the agency.


  • This is the first episode to feature David White as Larry Tate and Irene Vernon as Louise Tate.
  • This episode was scheduled for October 8, 1964, but it was pre-empted and did not air until much later in the season.

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