I've always been fond of "Bewitched" for so many reasons. Superb actors, fine writing that was more character driven, pretty remarkable special effects for it's time, and a sensability that was quite humanistic.
Elizabeth Montgomery was easy to fall in love with as she played her character with a remarkable realism, despite the show being a supernatural comedy. Her character was in love with and the victim of someone who demanded that she not be who she was and required her to be "closeted". A gay theme....maybe but a theme that turns up in much literature.
But the reason I was propelled to post this is because of an episode I just watched...and only vaguely had remembered for it's shocking openness and defiance of racism. And as openly as it addressed racisim...it handled the issue in a very poignant way.
The episode..."Sisters at Heart" has Tabitha turning a friend white, then turning herself black...and then mixing the two girls in only the way a little girl would. The racism comes in with a client of McMann and Tate...Darrin's company...who is clearly racist.
This episode left me with such a lovely feeling and a true appreciation of this wonderful series which was ahead of it's time...in more ways than one.
Here are the links to the episode in order...I hope you enjoy it as I did. John
Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibAf7CYk3EY
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgitF...eature=related
Part Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QTb0...eature=related