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"Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember"

Written by
Tom and
Helen August
Directed by
Richard Kinon

Airdate: Nov. 23, 1967

Aunt Clara longs to see her Pilgrim friends on Thanksgiving Day. She pronounces a spell and zips the Stephens family, Gladys Kravitz and herself back to 17th Century Plymouth. Worried about what might happen to witches, Darrin begs Samantha to get them back home but learns Only Aunt Clara can do that. Samantha manages to twitch everyone into Pilgrim dress. When she asks Darrin to light a fire, he strikes a match, and is immediately dubbed a witch by Phineas. Darrin is put on trial, with Miles Standish presiding. Phineas advises Darrin to confess to witchcraft but declares he's doomed either way. John Alden pleads for proper evidence but Phineas retorts no one but a witch would defend Darrin. Aunt Clara tries frantically to recall the spell to get them back home. Samantha, conducting Darrin's defense, asks Phineas to light a match which he calls a witch's stick. When he hesitates, Samantha twitches the match into flame. Phineas must now confess himself a witch or withdraw the charges. Standish orders Darrin freed, just as Aunt Clara remembers the spell. Sure that her Pilgrim clothes will convince Abner for once, Gladys heads for home. Samantha twitches and all are back in modern clothing. Gladys feels she dreamt the whole episode. At the Thanksgiving table, the Stephens are horrified when Aunt Clara suggests it would be nice for Tabitha to meet Santa at the North Pole before Christmas.

Guest cast: Jacques Aubuchon as Phineas, Laurie Main as Francis, Richard Bull [Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea] as John Alden, Peter Cannon as Miles Standish.

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