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Just One Happy Family
Season 1, Episode 10
Series Episode 10
Stephenses Maurice Champagne 1×10
Airdate November 19, 1964
Written by Fred Freeman and Lawrence J. Cohen
Directed by William Asher
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Just One Happy Family is the tenth episode of the first season of Bewitched. The episode was completed by October 16, 1964.


Endora tells Samantha that her father, Maurice, is coming to visit, and reminds Samantha about her father's disapproval of "mixed" marriages and his terrible temper.

When Maurice arrives and realizes that Darrin is a mortal, he loses his temper and magically breaks objects in the living room. Endora tells him that times have changed and it happens in the best of families.

When Darrin stands up to Maurice, he "disintegrates" his son-in-law with the wave of his hand. Both Samantha and Endora are furious. Samantha never wants to see him again. Endora says that she does not want a human being on her conscience. They tell Maurice to bring Darrin back. Samantha tells her father she loves Darrin and not to take him away from her. Maurice relents and "rematerializes" Darrin. Then they begin their evening again with dinner and a toast.


Saladam, belazar, oblivia!
(Result: Spell fails)




  • Some warlocks and witches are stronger in their magical abilities than others. Maurice is an extremely powerful warlock. In this episode, we see that reversing an extremely powerful spell demands enormous physical exertion. Maurice gets exhausted when he "rematerializes" Darrin.
  • In the first scene of Act One, Endora sits on a stick of Albain Butter in the refrigerator. Richard Albain was in charge of special effects on Bewitched.


Bloopers and Continuity Errors[]

  • Samantha tells Maurice that Darrin is from Massachusetts. In the pilot episode, Darrin says he is from Missouri.
  • To explain to Maurice why a "warlock" like Darrin would serve in the armed forces, Samantha says he is patriotic. She says she has photos of him in World War One, the Spanish-American War and the War of 1812. Photography was invented in 1839, twenty-seven years after 1812.[1]


See Also[]


  1. "Photography" on Wikipedia. Retrieved on December 17, 2021.