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STTW: ``Pilot'' (#001)

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Original Air Date
27 Sep 96, 8:30pm ET / 7:30pm CT (series debut)

Production Date

Running Time
info to come

please see U.S. airings of STTW

Also Shown
please see Worldwide airings of STTW

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Sabrina learns on her sixteenth birthday that she's a witch. While trying to control and come to grips with her new powers, she accidentally turns the most popular and obnoxious girl of the school into a pineapple, and must appeal to the Witches' Council to help her reverse this unfortunate error. (from ABC's AOL folder)

Opening Scene
Zelda and Hilda coo over Sabrina who's floating above her bed. [Sabrina, Zelda and Hilda in Sabrina's room]

Closing Scene

Fourth Outfit
First three oufits in opening titles are always the same:
  1. short, gold dress -- seen in ??
  2. brown shirt with little green flowers on it, tan pants -- seen in this episode
  3. black dress, pearls, white gloves, big hat -- seen in ``Third Aunt From the Sun'' (#008)

Last outfit is unique to each episode and has a tagline associated with it.

This episode:

Character Names

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Opening Titles
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

  Melissa Joan Hart
  Caroline Rhea
  Beth Broderick
  Nate Richert
  Jenna Leigh Green
  Michelle Beaudoin
  Paul Feig
  Nick Bakay

Created By  Nell Scovell

Opening Credits
Based on Characters Appearing in Archie Comics

Developed By           Johnathan Schmock
Co-Producer            Johnathan Sherman
Co-Producer            Rachel Lipman
Produced By            Kenneth R. Koch
Supervising Producers  Carrie Honigblum
                       Renee Phillips
Co-Executive Producer  Norma Safford Vela
Executive Producer     Nell Scovell
Executive Producer     Paula Hart
Teleplay By            Nell Scovell
Television Story By    Barney Cohen
                       Kathryn Wallach
Directed By            Robby Benson

Closing Credits
Finishing the Hat Productions
Hartbreak Films, Inc.


Special Guest Stars
  Teller         as Skippy
  Deborah Harry  as Cassandra
  Robby Benson   as Edward
  Penn Jillette  as Drell

  Melissa Murray   Cee Cee
  Bridget Flanery  Jill
  Ren Woods        Mrs. Hecht
  Shaun Weiss      Male Student
  Jim Greenall     Puppeteer
  Sandey Grinn     Puppeteer
  Jim Boulden      Puppeteer
  Thom Fountain    Puppeteer

Coordinating Producer         Ron Martinez
Story Editor                  Nick Bakay
Story Editor                  Frank Coniff
Story Editors                 Neal Boushell
                              Sam O'Neal
Executive Consultants         Barney Cohen
                              Kathryn Wallach
Executive Consultants         Michael Silberkleit
                              Richard Goldwater
Associate Producer            James Hilton
Director of Photography       Ron Vargas
Production Designer           David Sackeroff
Edited by                     Stuart Bass, A.C.E.
Casting by                    Ellie Kanner, C.S.A.
Music by                      Gary Stockdale
Unit Production Manager       Ron Martinez
First Assistant Director      Rusty Coleman
Second Assistant Director     Joe Hughes
Costume Designer              Dianne Kennedy
Set Decorator                 Julie Fanton
Technical Coordinator         Jeanne Sagal
Camera Operators              Ron Francis
                              Bill Layton
                              Pat McGinness
                              Chris Schweibert ?
Magic Consultant              Joel Hodgson
Special Effects               Art Brewer
Production Coordinator        Matthew Goodman (*)
Transportation Coordinator    Larry Market
Production Assistance         Bernice Moschini ?
Gaffer                        Lon Massey
Key Grip                      Phil Rose
Sound Mixer                   John Salcedo
Script Supervisor             Grace Carter ?
Property Master               Michael Ross
Make-Up Artists               Eryn Krueger
                              Jill Cady
Hair Stylists                 Ralph Abelus ?
                              Colleen Labaff (!)
Production Consultant         Abby Singer
Post Production Executive     Hal Harrison
Assitant Editor               Alexandra Komisarah ?
Music Editor                  Stan Jones
Post Production Coordinator   Shannon Celder ?
Salem Animatronic Puppets by  Animal Makers, Inc.
Camera Systems by             Clairmont (*)
Rerecorded at                 Modern Sound Facilities
Main Title Design by          Production Resource Center

Copyright (C) MCMXCVI
Viacom Productions, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

The persons and events portrayed in this production are fictitious.
No similarity to actual persons living or dead is intended or should
be inferred.

First Publication U.S.A.
Viacom Productions, Inc.

Is the author of this program. For purposes of Article 15 (2) of
the Berne Convention and all National laws giving effects thereto.

Paul Mason
Executive in Charge of Production


  ?  = I may have gotten this wrong (hard to read!)
 (*) = name is spelled differently in different episodes
 (!) = worked on 'Clarissa Explains It All'

A 23 Sep 96 Reuters/Variety article listed a few other credits that weren't given in the show:

Art Director                  Dan Reeverts
Set Designer                  Greg Gneier
Casting                       Dori Zuckerman
                              Cathy Henderson
Editor                        Craig Ridenour
Visual Effects Supervisor     Ann Smeltzer
Animal Trainers               Mark Watters
                              Cathy Pittman

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35th, 10.9 rating, 10.6 million homes. 8th highest-rated ABC show. 2nd highest-rated new ABC series, after Spin City (9th, 14.8 rating). For more info, see Friday night Nielsen ratings.

29 Nov 96 repeat: Tied three-ways with Family Matters and Townies for 47th, 8.4 rating, 8.1 million homes. For more info, see Friday night Nielsen ratings.

(as shown in College Station, TX, on Waco affiliate KXXV)

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Favorite Lines

Favorite Scenes
Sabrina and Salem talk in her bedroom about how he became a housecat.

Other Good Stuff

Weak Points and Mistakes

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