Friday, October 31, 2008

Bewitching Witches

Today's Wonder of the World is...a Happy Halloween!

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I hope your night is full of bewitchery!

How I love the old television show Bewitched. Were you ever a fan?
When I was a kid I always yearned to be able to twitch my nose and conjure up a box of Pop Tarts. Or a bottle of Coke. Or a Payday candy bar. Or all three at the same time!

I twitched and I twitched, but all I got was a sneeze.

Call me a little obsessed, but I even wished I could change my name.

Just call me Sam!
Wow, how about that--I've got a son named Sam. I wonder if that was my subconscious doing some twitching of its own!

I thought Endora was wonderfully devilish.

And who couldn't love dear Aunt Clara?

Serena was so groovy.

How remarkable! She looked just like Sam! But with black hair! How did they ever find her?

I could spend days and days blabbing about Bewitched, gushing on about Esmeralda, Dr. Bombay, Gladys Kravitz, and Uncle Arthur. Not to mention all the great guest stars-- Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sigmund Freud, and Cleopatra (See! Bewitched is educational! It's practically the History Channel!) but I won't rattle on. I'd hate to destroy my highfalutin image as a lover of culture and fine film.
Ha ha.
(Cue classical snooze music in the background.)
Let's recall the great witches of the classics, shall we?

The Sea Witch, par example,

Or Witchipoo

Remember her? From HR Puffnstuff?

And of course we can't forget sweet Glinda

And the bad seed of her family.

Ooh. She still scares me.

And before somebody knocks my block off, how about Hermione?

She reminds me of another student of witchcraft--someone a little more mature...

Eglantine Price, of Bedknobs and Broomsticks!
Good old Eglantine! Whose name reminded me of eggplants. Who made me wonder about British food. (What are bangers and mash, anyway?)

And of course, let's not leave out Witch Hazel.

Hop over HERE to watch her in action. You might even see Shakespeare himself!
See what educational riches I share with you in this blog?!

I think I deserve a reward myself for giving so much to you folks. I'm such a giver.
I know! I'll watch a little Bewitched! It's Trick or Treat time at the Stevens household!
Extra points for you if you can identify the little gypsy. She grows up to become quite the popular lass.

Happy Halloween, y'all!
Have a wonder-full Friday and a great weekend!
Love, Becky


TattingChic said...

What a fun stroll down Witchypooh Lane! Be-witched was such a fun show.

Kat said...

Witch Hazel was always one of my dad and my favorites! :)

Rosemary said...

Happy Halloween Becky!!
Got the bookplate. Love it!! Thank you.
Loved bewitched, never missed it.
I am dressing as a witch tonight!
Have a fun weekend,

Felicity said...

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

And, thanks Becky, for my copy of French by Heart (and the postcard) - it came in the mail yesterday! I can't wait to get into it!

Happy Day!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I had an aunt who was the spittin' image of Endora. Really. I am not kidding.

Angela K. Nickerson said...

Witches kinda get a bad rap, but you've included some of my favorites. I can't count the number of times I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks...

Happy Halloween!

Suzie said...

I loved Be witched

Barb said...

Hi Becky,

I have been busy reading through the posts. Girl, you have been busy.
Love the pics in France. What wonderful memories you have.

Bewitched was always a favorite.

Happy Halloween to all of you.


Nancy D'Inzillo said...

Don't forget the evil witch step mother in "Snow White." Talk about creepy! That lady scared the crap out of me on the Disney ride as a kid.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I had a teacher in high school (junior year English) who looked like Ursula the Sea Witch. Minus the tentacles. Oh, and she wasn't a purplish-blue color. But other than that, she totally looked like the Sea Witch. No lie. My momma (Tonggu Grammy) froze in horror when I first said that, then busted out laughing. It was THAT true.

Bobbie said...

"From her broom broom in the sky, she watched her plans materialize..."
Oh, I LOVED H.R. Pufnstuf, Witchipoo and all. Now you'll have me humming the tune all day. "And the boat sailed on and on and on and on." Thanks for the memories!

My word verification is "bidembi"--sounds like a good word for a spell, doesn't it?

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh Marcia, Marcia, Marcia is that little gypsy girl. I LOOOOVVVVEEE Bewitched!!!! That is one of my all time favorite shows. How fun!!! Thanks for always showing us a great and entertaining time at your fabulous blog!! Happy Halloween!! Take care friend!! Deb

Linda Crispell said...

How I envied Tabitha, even her polka dotted stuffed elephant was cute. I always hated Darrin though, why didn't he accept his wife as a witch? I share Endora's feelings for Derwood.

Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Halloween! Hope you have one filled with scary delights!


cindy said...

All faves of mine, especially Glinda! Happy Halloween!


May Vanderbilt said...

Becky! You've put a spell on me. I love this post.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is my absolute favorite. I like when they go bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea!

adrienne said...

I loved Bewitched, but I think I was a bigger fan of I Dream of Jeannie. I even had a Jeannie costume one year.

lotusloq said...

My two favorite show were Bewitched and I dream of Jeannie. So I'm with Adrienne on that.

I twitched and twitched my nose too. I could never get it to go side to side. Only up and down. I was so disappointed. I was hoping if I could get it side to side then it would actually make things happen.

Awake In Rochester said...

Have a Happy Halloween, or I'll twitch my nose and turn you into a toad!

Jojo said...

Of course it was Maureen McCormick and how precious she was as Endora! I don't think I ever saw that particular episode so that was really fun to watch. I hope you had a Happy Halloween.

Susan Sandmore said...

Happy Halloween! Bangers and mash are sausages and mashed potatoes, I believe . . .

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wonderful witches! I am so fond of Bewitched, too. Stylin' house, ad agency husband and that twitching to get the work done:)

Alex said...

I wanna be sweet Glinda..the good witch! ;) I hope you had a good weekend. *hugs*

PS I posted a video of me singing on my blog tonight! =O

LW said...

Oh my I forgot about dear old Aunt Clara.....

love this fun post....