Cat showdown
Cat Showdown
is the nineteenth episode of the first season of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.


Sabrina and Salem are both in desperate need of money and look through the paper for an opportunity to make some. When they discover that there's $500 grand prize to be won in a cat show, they decide to enter. Arriving in Boston for the show, they discover a web of intrigue, giant-sized egos and really catty behaviour. Discovering that the cat show judge, a respected media figure, is being blackmailed Sabrina sets out to find out who it is. She gets herself into trouble when she turns herself into a cat to avoid suspicion when she gets trapped in a room she shouldn't be in.

Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda seek out a magical perfume that will make Zelda repulsive to their love-sick mailman Dirk, and Hilda gets shrunk as a punishment for taking free samples in the magical "Full Moon" shop.

Magic Notes

Uses of Magic

  • Hilda sends Sabrina's history book to Egypt.
  • Sabrina makes a cat show application appear on the table.
  • Hilda eats a stress mint which makes her shorter.
  • Sabrina fixes the photo.
  • Sabrina turns herself into a cat.
  • Hilda turns Sabrina back.
  • Zelda uses a reverse angle spell to see who took the photo.
  • Hilda makes mini quiches appear.
  • Zelda uses a revulsion spray to make herself ugly.


  • Sabrina is a cat, trapped in a cage.
  • Sabrina: Salem, this is awful! If I can't point, I can't change myself back! What was that?
  • Salem: What?
  • Sabrina: There's something in here with me!
  • Salem: What?
  • Sabrina: Oh, it's just my tail.


  • One of the people in the cat show was a parody of James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who has the same type of cat as seen in this episode.
  • For some reason, Sabrina assumes that Salem's last name would be Spellman, but she and the audience discover it is actually Saberhagen.
  • Mr. Pool, Libby , and Jenny do not appear in this episode.
  • A girl is seen, whose name is not mentioned, and who offers tickets to Sabrina and Harvey. She is also seemingly arrogant, a role usually fulfilled, this season, by the Libby character.

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