Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Samantha Meets Ben Franklin
Here we have one of my all-time favorite sitcom episodes--or rather two of them--as seen in 6 chapters, uncut except for the original sponsor bits. MY FRIEND BEN was the first color episode of BEWITCHED that was filmed (although not the first aired) and is just a delight. It tells the story of Aunt Clara accidentally bringing Benjamin Franklin into the 20th Century. The follow-up, SAMANTHA FOR THE DEFENSE, is also quite wonderful and features a lovely closing speech from the Founding Father himself.
Above is Part One--Look for Part Two linked at the end from the corresponding uploader ad take about 45 minutes to go though all 6 parts. THIS was 1966 TV comedy at its best--heartwarming, magical and hilarious.