It doesn’t seem possible that 44 years have passed since Bewitched debuted on TV. In honor of the anniversary, HRB relives some HR blunders involving Darrin Stevens at his workplace, the ad agency McMann and Tate.
- Episode 46: “Junior Executive.” Endora turns Darrin into an eight year old. When a client sees the boy in the office, he tells Larry Tate that he likes the idea of a young boy working on the ad campaign for a toy model ship. (Child labor laws? Who needs child labor laws?)
- Episode 49: “My Boss the Teddy Bear.” When Darrin doesn’t think Larry will give him time off, Endora suggests turning Larry into an inanimate object. This makes Darrin suspicious when he sees a teddy bear in his office. (Have you ever wondered why McMann and Tate never referred Darrin to an Employee Assistant Program for counseling?)
- Episode 110: “Business, Italian Style.” Darrin and Larry plan a campaign with Mr. Arcarius to introduce Chef Romani foods to the American market. Mr. Arcarius feels that Mr. Romani would give the account to McMann and Tate if Darrin knew some Italian. Larry implies Darrin is fluent in the language and orders him to learn Italian immediately. (No word on whether McMann and Tate offered reimbursement for classes for its employees as a benefit.)
OK amateur TV script writers: If you could twitch your nose and make anything you wanted at work happen, what would it be? Put yourself in Samantha, Darrin, Endora or Larry’s shoes and give us a short episode synopsis in the Comments Box below.