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Open the Door, Witchcraft
Season 1, Episode 28
Series Episode 28
Kravitzes Out of Order 1×28
Airdate April 8, 1965
Written by Ruth Brooks Flippen
Directed by William Asher
Episode Guide
"There's No Witch Like an Old Witch"
"Abner Kadabra"

Open the Door, Witchcraft is the twenty-eighth episode of the first season of Bewitched. The episode was completed by February 18, 1965.


Samantha uses her magic to open her garage door. Gladys and Abner Kravitz think the Stephenses have bought an electric garage door opener. Darrin buys an electric garage door so their neighbors will not suspect it was Samantha's witchcraft.

Airplane signals keep controlling the door, and Darrin accuses Samantha of using magic. Samantha swears that she will never use witchcraft again. The door shuts once more, leaving Darrin and Samantha trapped in the garage. Darrin wants her to open the door, but Samantha stands by her oath as another plane flies overhead. The door flies open and they are free to go.

Abner and Gladys decide to get their own door opener. Gladys pulls into the driveway and pushes the button to open the door, but the system is not operational yet, and the car crashes through the door.



  • Samantha tells Darrin that she will live longer than he will. In the episode Samantha's Old Man, she tells him that she will zap herself into aging the mortal way so people will not suspect she is a witch.

Bloopers and Continuity Errors[]

  • In this episode Darrin and Samantha are trapped in the garage. During the door installation scene, it is revealed that there is a side door to escape.


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