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"The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit"

Written by
John L. Greene

Directed by
Richard Michaels


Airdate: Dec. 1, 1971

Samantha's cousin and childhood friend, Panda, is to be married in Hong Kong and Endora thinks Samantha should attend. Having just returned from Europe, Darrin's work has piled up and he is too busy to get away. Samantha wouldn't think of going without him, so the Stephens will be unable to attend. To Endora's logic the situation is quite simple - since it is Darrin's job that is keeping Samantha from attending her cousin's wedding, then the job must be eliminated! To help her in this feat, Endora calls on Alonzo, a "right on" warlock. Alonzo, playing the role of the brightest copywriter ever to set foot on Madison Avenue, arrives at McMann and Tate. To make sure the act works, Alonzo zaps a spell on Larry which results in Larry loving any and all of his ideas. Darrin is aghast, especially when Larry and Alonzo start to redo the ad campaign on Montecello Carpets that Darrin has just completed. When Darrin interrupts Alonzo's thought waves, Larry suggests that Darrin should start his own agency if he doesn't like the progressive turn in McMann and Tate's policy. Darrin realizes at this point that the situation has all the earmarks of his mother-in-law's meddling. He calls and tells Samantha who, after unsuccessfully trying to reach Endora, decides to fight witchcraft with witchcraft. With Darrin's blessings Samantha zaps his name onto the door of an empty office right across the hall from McMann and Tate. Larry approaches with Mr. Cushman of Montecello Carpets and when he reacts with surprise, Darrin reminds him that it was his idea. After Cushman hears Alonzo's ad campaign he returns to Darrin's "agency". In the end Darrin signs a contract with Montecello Carpets, Endora see her scheme has backfired and Larry contritely asks Darrin to come back to McMann and Tate.

Guest cast: Bernie Kopell [The Love Boat] as Alonzo, Charles Lane as Cushman, Samantha Scott as Betty.

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