Saturday, December 31, 2011

Geek TV #11.2: Bewitched

Geek Pedigree:

Elizabeth Montgomery was nearly unrecognizable as The Woman in the Twilight Zone episode “Two.” And of course, she provided the voice for her animated alter ego in a Flintstones episode. She also voiced a barmaid in a 1995 episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

Before playing Larry Tate, David White had appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone (“I Sing the Body Electric” and “A World of Difference”), as well as two episodes of My Favorite Martian. After Bewitched, he guest starred in Mission: Impossible, The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, and was even cast as J. Jonah Jameson in the pilot episode of The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)!

First Darrin Dick York also appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone. His replacement, Dick Sargent, had appeared in The Beast With a Million Eyes and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, guested on I Dream of Jeannie, and later guested on The Six Million Dollar Man.

Agnes Moorehead had her first on-screen role in Citizen Kane, and ironically enough appeared as a witch in three episodes of Shirley Temple Theatre from 1958 to 1960, guested in “The Invaders” episode of Twilight Zone, provided the voice of the Black Widow on the 1966 animated Lone Ranger, guested on a Wild Wild West, two episodes of Night Gallery (playing a witch in one of those), and her last genre role was probably playing Mrs. Blair in the TV movie Frankenstein: The True Story.

George Tobias, who played Abner Kravitz, also guested on an episode of The Man From UNCLE, and reprised his role of Abner Kravitz on an episode of Tabitha. One of the Louise Tates, Kasey Rogers, had roles in Two Lost Worlds and When Worlds Collide, and also guested on The Lone Ranger, Mission: Impossible, and The Invisible Man. The other Louise, Irene Vernon, also guested on The Lone Ranger, as well as an episode of Dennis the Menace.

One of the Gladys Kravitz's, Sandra Gould, did a handful of one-shot voices on The Flintstones, appeared in two episodes of Twilight Zone, single episodes of Mister Ed, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan's Island, I Spy, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, appeared on The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and reprised her role in an episode of Tabitha. The first Gladys, Alice Pearce, was in two episodes of Denis the Menace, an episode of The Twilight Zone, and played the Dormouse in the 1955 TV movie of Alice in Wonderland.

bewitched_pic01Barnard Fox, who played Dr. Bombay, had voiced a character on The Flintstones, guested on I Spy, I Dream of Jeannie, The Girl From UNCLE, The Man From UNCLE, The Monkees, The Wild Wild West, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, played Squire Lester Moresby in Munster, Go Home, played Max in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, voiced a number of characters on the Oliver and the Artful Dodger two-part episode of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, as well as a variety of other cartoon characters here and there, played Dr. Bombay again in Tabitha and Passions, and played Captain Winston Havlock in The Mummy (1999). Oh, and he also played Dr. Jinga-Janga in an episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

Alice Ghostly probably had her first genre role playing Stepsister Joy in the 1957 TV movie of Cinderella, and later played Mrs. Nash in Captain Nice, guested in episodes of Get Smart, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Monster Squad, Tales From the Darkside, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hercules, and Passions.

Maurice Evans played Sir Norman Swickert in two episodes of The Man From UNCLE, played The Puzzler in two episodes of Batman, guested in an episode of I Spy, played General Bertram in four episodes of Tarzan, played Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and later had roles in Terror in the Wax Museum and The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping.

Paul Lynde provided voices for a number of animated shows and movies, including Pumpkinhead in Journey Back to Oz, Templeton in Charlotte's Web, Claude Pertwee in Where's Huddles?, The Hooded Claw/Sylvester Sneekly in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Mildew Wolf in The Cattanooga Cats, but he's also appeared in episodes of I Dream of Jeannie and The Munsters.

DVD Release: Complete seasons!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - That is a lot of research! Loved this show, then and now. Great fun!

    Here's to a magical 2012 to you & yours!


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