Alice Ghostley

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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.
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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.
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<td>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].
 
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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].
 
  
 
In Episode 12 of this season as Esmeralda is reading a Mother Goose rhyme to Tabitha, she sneezes and the real woman appears.  You can watch this epidode  on YouTube here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAYFnp6m55c Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QifYkrej1AI Part 2].  In Episode 14, Esmeralda brings Santa to the Stephens' home and he can't get back to the North Pole to deliver the toys. The Elves arrive and help finish them off just in time for Christmas.  In Episode 30 Dr. Bombay formulates a potion to help Esmeralda find a man, instead she accidentally pours the potion into some clam dip and everyone at the party falls for a different person.
 
In Episode 12 of this season as Esmeralda is reading a Mother Goose rhyme to Tabitha, she sneezes and the real woman appears.  You can watch this epidode  on YouTube here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAYFnp6m55c Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QifYkrej1AI Part 2].  In Episode 14, Esmeralda brings Santa to the Stephens' home and he can't get back to the North Pole to deliver the toys. The Elves arrive and help finish them off just in time for Christmas.  In Episode 30 Dr. Bombay formulates a potion to help Esmeralda find a man, instead she accidentally pours the potion into some clam dip and everyone at the party falls for a different person.

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