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Tabitha

INEVITABLE YET ill-advised spin-off from BEWITCHED, with a pre-KNOTS LANDING LISA HARTMAN nose-wriggling her way through life as, obviously, a television production assistant. Only 11 years since she’d been born in the original, yet here she was, fully grown-up and everything. Hmm. Viewers weren’t convinced, and neither were the real television production assistants, who pulled it after 12 nasal-endowed episodes.

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5 Comments

  1. THX 1139

    July 12, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    There was a teacher at my primary school who this programme had obviously made a big impression on, because at story time she would often tell us the tale of Tabitha the Witch, though in her yarn she was obsessed with toffee. Can’t remember if this was inspired by a TV episode. Probably not.

  2. Droogie

    July 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I remember this getting shown during the school summer holidays circa 1980ish. There was another American show they’d screen around the same time called California Fever about a gang of teen surfer types getting into scrapes. Something that always shocked me as a teen watching American shows about teenagers was how many of them had access to cool cars compared to their British counterparts.

    • richardpd

      July 13, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      I’ve also noticed that in a few teen shows where the main characters drive flash new cars without much of an income, & their parents aren’t the “money no object” types either.

  3. Droogie

    July 14, 2020 at 12:44 am

    I guess the American economy meant cars were much cheaper back then. One of my favourite movies ever is American Graffiti, and that whole Cruising culture with teenagers spending Saturdays driving big cars seemed so exotic and alien. Driving around Cardiff with my older brother in his white Ford Escort was never as glamorous.

    • richardpd

      July 14, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Yes that’s true when gaa was cents per gallon and the built in obsolescence of American cars meant that second hand prices dropped quickly.

      The 1930s cars liked by hotrodders would have been cheap as chips.

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