I know Mill Creek will just use the same Sony transfers but I was curious about two other Season 3 episodes and whether they're unedited or not. When it comes to TV shows, the episode run times are actually extremely consistent when the episodes are the uncut versions. If you look at run times on sets that are known to be uncut, you'll notice that episodes are usually within 1-20 seconds of each other. When you see large variances, it's a sign that something is missing. In the era of Bewitched Season 3, episode run times should be roughly 25:10-25:30.
For an example, read this review of Bewitched Season 4 and look at the run times and their consistency with one another:
On Season 3, we know from an above post that "Samantha for the Defense" is missing its teaser, which is a recap of the previous episode. That explains the short 24:20 run time. The teaser is available on YouTube yet it was stupidly left off the Sony DVD set. The teaser is roughly 1 minute long. Add that to the run time of that episode on DVD, and you get the near average running time of 25:20, which is correct for the era.
Here's my question. On Season 3, two other episodes, along with "Samantha for the Defense," are much shorter than all others. Episode 6-"Endora Moves in for a Spell" is only 24:19 and Episode 9-"The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara" is 24:55. I know that one of these episodes, "Endora Moves..." is on the Columbia House VHS releases, so if you have it, please check if you have the time. The episodes on this season set average 25:25. These two episodes run short, especially the Endora episode. "Endora moves in for a Spell" and "Samantha for the Defense" have an almost identical run time and we know that "Samantha for the Defense" was missing its 60-second teaser. What is missing from "Endora Moves in for a Spell" and "The Short, Happy..."?
Does anyone have the Columbia House release or an even older recording to check?