Bewitched (1964–1972)

Maid to Order 

Darrin and Samantha hire a hopeless maid who creates more problems than she solves.


William Asher


Richard Baer, Sol Saks (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Samantha Stephens
Dick York ... Darrin Stephens
Agnes Moorehead ... Endora (credit only)
Irene Vernon Irene Vernon ... Louise Tate
Elvia Allman ... Mrs. Luftwaffe
David White ... Larry Tate
Alice Ghostley ... Naomi Hogan


Because he doesn't want Samantha to do any heavy work or do that work using witchcraft, Darrin wants Samantha to hire a maid. She reluctantly agrees, her reluctance due to the fact that she doesn't want a stranger invading her house and their lives. After a few less than satisfactory interviews, Samantha finally decides to hire Naomi Hogan. Naomi admits that she is not the best housekeeper in the world - in fact, she admits that she is quite inept at it - but she's nice, honest, and she needs the money to put her son through medical school. Naomi ends up being a great housekeeper, but it's all with Samantha being her secret shadow, she who uses her witchcraft to right all Naomi's many wrongs. Not knowing what's going on, Darrin agrees to Louise's request to lend Naomi out for an evening to prepare a fancy meal for a business dinner party which will not include Darrin and Samantha. Samantha then has no option but to tell Darrin the truth. They have to figure out a way to get invited to... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

6 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


She is asked to help with a client dinner at the Tates' home because their own maid was ill that night. See more »


[first lines]
Samantha Stephens: [thinking Darrin is Endora] Mother!
[turning around and seeing it is Darrin]
Samantha Stephens: Oh, hi, sweetheart.
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in computer colorized version for syndication and DVD release. See more »

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