The Quizmaster has another test for Sabrina; she has to brew up something from the book "Brewing and Concocting with Two Hot Tamales." Sabrina decides to brew a Time Ball which she uses to go to the 1960's. When Salem encounters and accidentally swallows the Time Ball on Sabrina's desk because of it's sardine scent, it takes Sabrina's entire life back to the groovy 60's, and Sabrina initially embraces the peace-loving mood of the era, but soon realizes that women have come a long way in the last thirty years. However, when Salem refuses to cough up the Time Ball, and runs away from home, Sabrina must locate her missing cat before he does any more damage to the 90's.
(Hilda and Zelda are meditating and the phone rings)
Zelda: I hear bells... Have I reached Nirvana?
Hilda: It's the phone...
Hippie Driver: Did that cat just talk? Or am I picking up his thoughts telepathically?
Salem: You're right. You can read my mind. And now you're sensing my great need to stop in Philadelphia for a cheese-steak.
Hippie Driver: I’m communicating with animals! This is so radical.
Salem: Just drive, Woodstock boy.
Uses of Magic
- Zelda conjures a broken record.
- Quizmaster conjures the book Brewing and Concocting with Two Hot Tamales.
- Sabrina uses the time ball.
- Zelda opens the cabinet.
- After the end of this episode, Salem crosses over to three other shows on ABC's TGIF Friday Night Lineup: Boy Meets World, Teen Angel, and You Wish!, sending each of their respective characters back to a different point in time.
- There are two endings to this episode. The first one involves Salem leaving for Philadelphia (which explains his appearance in Boy Meets World.) The ending in syndication involves Salem getting the time ball out of his system by using the litterbox (off-screen).
- The episode of Boy Meets World that Salem crosses over to, "No Guts, No Cory," is the second episode of BMW to feature a Sabrina character. Melissa Joan Hart had just appeared as Sabrina in the show's previous episode "The Witches of Pennbrook."
- The episode title is based on "Inna Gadda Da Vida", a song by Iron Butterfly released in the 60s.
- Apparently, as proven in the Teen Angel segment of the episode line, witches can see guardian angels, since they are not what witches would consider "mortals."