Bewitched Wiki
Advertisement
For Darrin's "daydream son", see Little Maurice.
Maurice Top Hat.jpg
Maurice
Biographical Information
Name Maurice
Occupation Actor
Species Warlock
Relationship Information
Spouse Endora (separated)
Children Samantha Stephens (daughter)
Relatives Tabitha Stephens (granddaughter)
Adam Stephens (grandson)
Darrin Stephens (son-in-law)
Serena (niece)
Arthur (brother-in-law)
Henry (nephew)
Edgar (nephew)
Unknown Relationship Clara
Hagatha
Enchantra
Grimalda
Bertha
Character Information
Portrayer Maurice Evans
First Episode Just One Happy Family
Last Episode Adam, Warlock or Washout?
Episode Count 12
Image Gallery

Maurice is the warlock father of Samantha Stephens and Endora's husband.

Maurice is a member of the London Warlocks Club, a secret club for warlocks. Maurice is best known for his William Shakespeare quotes and his theatrical performances.

History

Endora informs Samantha that Maurice is coming to visit. He is delighted to see them again, but is furious when he discovers his daughter married a mortal. Maurice eventually realizes how much Samantha loves Darrin, and looks forward to having grandchildren.

Maurice later sees Jonathan Tate in Samantha's house and thinks he is his grandson. Maurice is disappointed that his "grandson" is not a warlock, but is glad when Samantha says the baby is not hers.

Maurice later witnesses some of Tabatha's first powers, and he backs Samantha's wish of not having Tabatha attend Hagatha's school for witches.

Maurice is joyful when Samantha declares she is having another baby, and he is happy when Adam is born.

He witnesses Adam's first powers.

Physical Appearance

Maurice is a fair-skinned man with gray hair. He almost always wears formal attire. In seasons one and two, he wears a regular tuxedo. In later seasons, he wears more theatrical ones. He sometimes wears old-fashioned suits. Oftentimes, Maurice wears a top hat and carries a fancy cane.

Personality

When Maurice learns that Samantha is married to a mortal, his terrible temper ignites. His powers break several things around the house, and thunder rumbles. Maurice is also disloyal to his wife, Endora. He courts witches younger than he (or even mortal women), even kissing some. Additionally, Maurice is very theatrical and formal. He tends to quote many lines from Shakespearean plays and perform in theaters. He dresses formally, oblivious to a degree on that matter. This is shown when Larry Tate asks if he is going to a wedding. Maurice seems genuinely surprised at the question, despite his wearing an elegant suit. He is also strongly against mortal living, and acts hostile towards Darrin, but sometimes supports him. Like Endora, Maurice is always looking out for Samantha's well-being.

Episodes

Episode Airdate
Just One Happy Family November 19, 1964
My Grandson, the Warlock October 7, 1965
Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things September 29, 1966
Daddy Does His Thing April 4, 1969
Samantha's Good News April 10, 1969
...And Something Makes Four October 16, 1969
Naming Samantha's New Baby October 23, 1969
Daddy Comes for a Visit November 20, 1969
Darrin the Warlock November 27, 1969
Paris, Witches Style October 20, 1971
A Plague on Maurice and Samantha November 10, 1971
Adam, Warlock or Washout? December 29, 1971

Trivia

General

  • Maurice is the one of the few characters in Bewitched who is named after his portrayer.
  • The actor's name is pronounced "Morris" (as in England) while the character's name is pronounced "Maureece" (as in America).
  • It is ironic that Maurice hates mortals as he does not hate William Shakespeare, who was a mortal.

Family

  • It is unknown how Maurice is related to some of Samantha's other relatives (Clara, Hagatha, Enchantra, Grimalda). Since witches are immortal and live for thousands of years, it is possible that Samantha's aunts are many degrees removed from her.
Advertisement