Season Season 1, Episode 3
Air date October 8, 1964
Written by Danny Arnold
Directed by William Asher
Episode guide
"Be It Ever So Mortgaged"
"It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog"

Mother Meets What's-His-Name is the 3rd episode of the first season of the Bewitched.


Gladys is unable to convince Abner that strange things seem to be happening at the Stephens' home. Gladys, June Foster, and Shirley Clyde, with their sons, visit the Stephens' home to welcome Samantha to the community, and to humiliate Sam in the process. When the boys pester Endora, she uses magic to tie the three of them up. On leaving, Gladys tries to point out to her friends that it would be physically impossible for three boys to tie themselves up. Later Darrin returns home for his first meeting with Endora, and they never actually get along. Endora threatens to turn Darrin into an artichoke, but Samantha says that she would turn herself into an artichoke if that happened.


  • The names Endora calls Darrin begin to roll with this episode. They include "What's It", "What's His Name", "Dennis", and "Young Man."
  • This episode marks the first proper meeting of Darrin and Endora.
  • This episode also marks the first proper meeting of Samantha and Gladys Kravitz, her across the street neighbor. In "Be It Ever So Mortgaged," Darrin only hugs Gladys, thinking she's Samantha's mother.

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