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"Samantha Meets the Folks"

Written by
Herman Groves

Directed by
Alan Rafkin

Airdate: Jan. 27, 1966

Darrin's parents pay their first visit to the Stephens' home. Darrin's mother, Phyllis, hopes to find that his wife is a poor house-keeper. Soon after, Samantha's Aunt Clara comes down the chimney for an unexpected visit. Darrin is worried about the kind of impression Aunt Clara will make on his parents, but agrees with Samantha that they must make Aunt Clara feel welcome. Determined to help Samantha make a hit with her in-laws, Aunt Clara uses her witchcraft to whip up a feast for dinner. Thinking that Samantha has done the cooking, Phyllis becomes quite upset. Although Samantha warns him to be tactful, Darrin makes Aunt Clara feel she is not wanted. After Aunt Clara's departure, Samantha gets into an argument with Darrin, during which Phyllis learns Aunt Clara cooked the dinner. When Samantha admits she is not a good housekeeper, Phyllis, who felt she was being pushed aside, knows she is going to love her daughter-in-law. Darrin persuades Aunt Clara to return and the evening ends happily for all.

Guest cast: None.

SPECIAL NOTE: This episode originally appeared in the first season (12/17/64) under the same title. This recut version a has new short opening sequence showing new mother Samantha in the kitchen with Darrin and Tabatha "recalling" the first time she met Darrin's parents. Not seen on TV since 1966, this episode has now been included on the Season Two DVD sets!

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