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"Art for Sam's Sake"

Written by
Jack Sher

Directed by
William Asher


Airdate: Feb. 23, 1967
Originally Sponsored by Chevrolet

Samantha paints a picture for a charity exhibit. Unimpressed, Endora replaces it with a Henry Monchet, currently on view at Jacques' Gallery in New York. At the office, Darrin completes a perfume ad layout for Mr. Cunningham, who considers himself an art connoisseur. At the amateur exhibit, Samantha, Darrin and Cunningham find that the entry with Samantha's signature has won first prize and will be auctioned off for charity. Darrin and Samantha feel sick, knowing it isn't her work and Samantha recognizes the signature as Endora's handwriting. To prevent Cunningham from buying the picture, Darrin bids against him in the auction. As the price rises, Cunningham hints that he doesn't get the painting, Tate may lose his account. Darrin drops out and Cunningham buys the picture for $1500. Darrin invites Cunningham and the Tares over for coffee. Samantha finally summons Endora. Endora assures Samantha she just "borrowed" the Monchet and it will pop back to Jacques at midnight. Samantha orders Endora to put things right, knowing Cunningham will blame Darrin when the picture disappears. Endora scorns Cunningham's perfume in comparison to an irresistible fragrance concocted for her in Tibet. Using this as bait, Samantha gets Cunningham to trade the painting for Endora's perfume. Cunningham admires Samantha's own painting and she is happy to present it to him. When Darrin complains he no longer knows what's real and what isn't, Samantha kisses him as proof of what is real.

Guest cast: Arthur Julian as Cunningham, Tom Palmer as the chairman, Mickey Deems as Jenkins, Paul Sorensen as O'Leary, John Alonzo as the guard.

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