Mother Meets What's-His-Name
Season 1, Episode 4
Air date October 8, 1964
Written by Danny Arnold
Directed by William Asher
Episode guide
"It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog"
"Help, Help, Don't Save Me"
Mother Meets What's-His-Name is the fourth episode of the first season of Bewitched. Filming was completed on September 11, 1964.


Gladys Kravitz is unable to convince Abner that strange things seem to be happening at the Stephens' home. June Foster and Shirley Clyde, with their sons, and Gladys visit the Stephens' 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 the three of them up. On leaving, Gladys tries to point out to her friends that it would be physically impossible for three boys to tie themselves up.

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.

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  • The names Endora calls Darrin begin to roll with this episode. They include "What's It", "What's His Name", "Dennis", and "Young Man".
  • 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.

See AlsoEdit

List of Bewitched episodes



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