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Mother Meets What's-His-Name
Season 1, Episode 04
Series Episode 04
Darrin Endora Meet 1×04
Airdate October 8, 1964
Written by Danny Arnold
Directed by William Asher
Episode Guide
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Mother Meets What's-His-Name is the fourth episode of the first season of Bewitched. The episode was completed by September 11, 1964.


Gladys Kravitz is unable to convince Abner that strange things are happening at the Stephenses' home. June Foster and Shirley Clyde, with their sons, and Gladys visit the Stephenses' home to welcome Samantha to the community, and to humiliate her in the process. When the boys pester Endora, she uses her magic to tie up the three of them. On leaving, Gladys tries to point out to her friends that it is physically impossible for three boys to tie up themselves, but they are too distracted to listen to her.

Later, Darrin returns home for his first meeting with Endora, and they do not get along. Darrin tells Endora that witchcraft is not a "proper" way to live. Furious, Endora threatens to turn Darrin into an artichoke and leaves. Samantha tells Darrin that she would turn herself into an artichoke if that happened.




  • The names Endora calls Darrin begin to roll with this episode. They include "What's It", "What's His Name" and "Dennis".
  • This episode marks the first proper meeting of Darrin and Endora.
  • This episode also marks the first proper meeting of Samantha and Gladys Kravitz, her across-the-street neighbor. In "Be It Ever So Mortgaged", Darrin only hugs Gladys, thinking she is Samantha's mother.



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