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There's No Witch Like an Old Witch
Season 1, Episode 27
Series Episode 27
Sam Darrin Clara Suds 1×27
Airdate April 1, 1965
Written by Ted Sherdeman & Jane Klove
Directed by William Asher
Episode Guide
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There's No Witch Like an Old Witch is the twenty-seventh episode of the first season of Bewitched. The episode was completed by February 2, 1965.


Poor Aunt Clara. She feels useless when her magic is out of whack, and nearly destroys Sam's and Darrin's house when she tries to help out. Sam and Darrin notice that Aunt Clara's true calling is babysitting when she sits for Jimmy, the son of their friend, Beatrice Caldwell. After her first job, Clara is a big hit with the children and their parents. Everything goes perfectly until she starts telling the children that she is a witch. Because of this, Aunt Clara is barred from babysitting. A judge is impressed by Aunt Clara and wants her to babysit his son, but the Stephenses send Clara off to Miami with her friends.




  • The scene where Aunt Clara fades out, but bumps into the wall, was stock footage from "The Witches Are Out".
  • This episode was remade in Season Eight as "Samantha's Magic Sitter".
  • This episode is also known as "No Witch Like an Old Witch." [citation needed]


Bloopers and Continuity Errors[]

  • When Samantha gets Aunt Clara out of the closet, the shadow of a microphone boom swings down into view.


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