Alice Ghostley

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<td>Later Ghostley's character "Esmerelda" was introduced as a regular on the series in 1969, after the May 1968 death of [[Marion Lorne]], the actress who played the lovable-but-befuddled "Aunt Clara". The studio wanted another comedic-actress to be introduced to the series to replace her, but in a different role.  Esmerelda is typically summoned when Samantha needs a babysitter.  She is a shy bundle-of-nerves who often fades slowly away when nervous.  When she isn't nervous her spell-casting is often very good, but when she is nervous all havoc breaks loose.</td></tr></table>
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<td>Later Ghostley's character "Esmerelda" was introduced as a regular on the series in 1969, after the May 1968 death of [[Marion Lorne]], the actress who played the lovable-but-befuddled "Aunt Clara". The studio wanted another comedic-actress to be introduced to the series to replace her, but in a different role.  Esmerelda is typically summoned when Samantha needs a babysitter.  She is a shy bundle-of-nerves who often fades slowly away when nervous.  When she isn't nervous her spell-casting is often very good, but when she is nervous all havoc breaks loose.
  
 
You can watch Season 6, Episode 2 "Samantha's Yoo-Hoo Maid" which first aired 25 Sep 1969, and where Esmerelda first appears [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uic5ivryOyA Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvsG7GxCIME Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWsyXo5NPJk Part 3].  In this episode, Endora wants Samantha to hire a maid, and suggests Esmerelda who is losing her self-confidence and with it her powers.  She fades away when she is nervous, and when she sneezes either something appears for a short while, or somebody is levitated briefly.
 
You can watch Season 6, Episode 2 "Samantha's Yoo-Hoo Maid" which first aired 25 Sep 1969, and where Esmerelda first appears [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uic5ivryOyA Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvsG7GxCIME Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWsyXo5NPJk Part 3].  In this episode, Endora wants Samantha to hire a maid, and suggests Esmerelda who is losing her self-confidence and with it her powers.  She fades away when she is nervous, and when she sneezes either something appears for a short while, or somebody is levitated briefly.
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She appears again in the very next episode, Episode 3, when Samantha asks her to make a Caesar Salad, her spell goes wrong, and she gets the Emperor himself instead.  Caesar after discovering that history books called him a "Dictator" is so incensed that he refuses to go back and thus Esmerelda's spell won't work.  Jay Robinson plays Caesar.  You can watch this Episode here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UliFxkkxgQE Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9FiPK3XnQ8 Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOElPOqyUWk Part 3].
 
She appears again in the very next episode, Episode 3, when Samantha asks her to make a Caesar Salad, her spell goes wrong, and she gets the Emperor himself instead.  Caesar after discovering that history books called him a "Dictator" is so incensed that he refuses to go back and thus Esmerelda's spell won't work.  Jay Robinson plays Caesar.  You can watch this Episode here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UliFxkkxgQE Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9FiPK3XnQ8 Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOElPOqyUWk Part 3].

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