Nick at Nite and the Occult

Just struck by how many old TV shows on Nick at Nite when I was a kid had strange occult premises.

Mr. Ed: a foolish young man and his familiar, a horse

I Dream of Jeannie: astronaut marries a succubus

Bewitched: man married undead crone

My Mother, the Car: haunted automobile harasses bereaved son, impersonating his mother

The Flying Nun: levitation proves problematic for a novice nun


I should have worried

When she got her steak rare, not

Well, as usual.

Then her playful nips

During sex drew blood. I found

Gnawed table legs, bones strewn,

Now, she’s joined by her

Friends from the neighborhood, who

Howl, scratch, and hunger.