Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011
by Ned Wazowski
Bewitched from 1964 to 1972
All you have to do is twitch your nose!
The whole office saw I was researching Bewitched and now we're all humming the tune. Mind you, we never even played the soundtrack. Talk about being bewitched! The catchy jingle was composed by Howard Greenfield & Jack Keller.
The title sequence as it originally aired had an animated sponsor logo at the beginning that changed with each season. Hanna-Barbera, who did the title sequence, produced all three different versions: seasons 1-2 in black and white, 3-5 and 6-8 (with Dick Sargent) in color.
Created by Sol Saks, Bewitched ran from 1964-1972 for a total of 254 episodes. Not a bad ran at all! We took a poll in the office and almost all of us prefer Dick York as Darrin Stephens. Maybe first impressions really do make a difference.
Check out the originally syndicated title sequence.
DID YOU KNOW THAT: In June 1970, due to a fire on the set, the show filmed on location in Salem, Magnolia and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Maybe they didn't need special effects for the witchcraft in those episodes?
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