December 10, 2010
The under-rated comic actress Pandora Spocks (1933 – 1995) wasn’t on TV often enough. In fact she only appeared in 25 random episodes of the US Sitcom “Bewitched” between 1966 and 1972. Evidentally picked to play the part of Sam’s cousin Serena due to her remarkable resemblance to Elizabeth Montgomery many storylines revolved around the other cast members confusing the two with “hilarious” results.
Over the years Serena evolved from a short-haired squeaky-voiced snob into a long-haired mini-skirted “hippy chick” . In one episode she decided to become a pop star and sang the catchy “I’ll blow you a kiss in the wind” (originally by Boyce and Hart I believe). Having just seen the clip on YouTube I’m off to look for an mp3 version. There must be one somewhere on the Interweb……
After 1972 the only further sighting of Pandora I can find was on the cover of Playboy !!
PS: (un)surprisingly it didn’t take very long to find what I was looking for. I even found someone else who found Serena’s song to be “one of TV’s greatest moments” !!!
PPS: Well, it amused me anyway. Next week I’ll look for the RocknRoll numbers Lenny and Squiggy used to do in “Laverne and Shirley”. Then I’ll go for a lie down in a darkened room….