Original Air Date: February 13, 1969
Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Mabel Albertson, Ruth McDevitt
Directed by: Richard Michaels
Synopsis: Samantha Stephens’ (Elizabeth Montgomery) neighbor, Miss Parsons (Ruth McDevitt), is an elderly cat lover whose cat gets stuck in a tree in the Stephen’s yard and Samantha uses magic to help the cat down. Later Samantha’s mischievous Cousin Serena (also played by Elizabeth Montgomery) comes to babysit and is home when Darrin’s mother, Mrs. Stephens (Mabel Albertson) comes to call. Mrs. Stephens manages to irritate Serena enough that she turns Samantha’s mother-in-law into a cat.
Kitty Cameo: There are a number of cats in this episode including Victoria, the orange and white cat which gets stuck in a tree at the beginning.
Featured Feline: The cat playing Mrs. Stephens herself is a ginger tabby with a strange black mark on its face (possibly painted on so we would know which cat was Mrs. Stephens throughout?)
Cat Cattle Call: When Samantha stops by Miss Parson’s home to look for Mrs. Stephens, she finds it a real challenge to locate her amongst the many cats in the woman’s home.
Final Mewsings: There are worse things one can be turned into besides a cat.