|Speak the Truth|
|Season 2, Episode 14|
Series Episode 50
|Airdate||December 16, 1965|
|Written by||Paul David & John L. Greene|
|Directed by||William Asher|
"My Boss, the Teddy Bear"
"A Vision of Sugar Plums"
Samantha is pleased with Darrin's comment that she looks more beautiful every day, even if he says it when she is bleary-eyed and disheveled from having just awoken. Endora, on the other hand, believes it was a just a trite mortal platitude, with which Samantha should not be so enamored. So without telling him the truth from where the gift came, Endora decides to give Darrin a truth god statue that causes any mortal standing within three feet of it to tell the truth. The statue ends up causing some problems for Darrin with his work colleagues, clients and total strangers. But it might cause the most havoc when Darrin and Samantha host a small dinner party for Larry and Louise Tate, and Ed and Frances Hotchkiss, lucrative new clients. Through the process of telling the truth, they all learn that the truth may not always be a bad thing.
- Endora puts a card on the gift box containing the statue stating it is from Darrin's Uncle Herbert who travels around the world a lot.
- The episode was later remade in Season Eight as "The Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Sam" (1972).
- Charles Lane made his first of eight appearances on Bewitched in this episode.
Bloopers and Continuity Errors
- Sharon DeBord is credited as Miss Kimball in the closing credits. However, during her scenes, her character is called Miss Thatcher.
- Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens
- Dick York as Darrin Stephens
- Agnes Moorehead as Endora
- David White as Larry Tate
- Charles Lane as Ed Hotchkiss
- Elisabeth Fraser as Frances Hotchkiss
- Irene Vernon as Louise Tate
- Diana Chesney as Hagatha
- Mort Mills as Policeman
- Sharon DeBord as Miss Thatcher