The Competition is the seventeenth episode of the sixth season and the 136th overall episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.


Sabrina gets offended when Josh says that women can't play tennis as well as men, so she enhances her skills with a potion that sends her competitive streak out of control. Unfortunately, her competitiveness not only drives a wedge between the two but also between Josh's visiting parents.

Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda reluctantly attempt to coach Amanda for her witch's license tests but fail to reach her with their old school methods.

Magic Notes

Uses of Magic


To Dress Salem as Barney Rubble

(Cast by Hilda Spellman)

Double, bubble, toil and trouble,
Dress the cat like Barney Rubble.

To Force Zelda to suck Her Thumb

(Cast by Amanda Wiccan)

Incantations are so dumb,
Make Aunt Zelda suck her thumb

To Make Hilda Invisible

(Cast by Amanda Wiccan)

I'll say it loud, I'll say it clear,
Make Aunt Hilda disappear.

To Conjure a Carrot Out of a Potion (failed and conjured a ferret)

(Cast by Amanda Wiccan)

Spider, lizard, beak of parrot,
Turn into a juicy carrot


  • This is the sixth appearance of Amanda. This is the first appearance of Amanda in which her story line isn't directly involved with the episode's main plot.
  • It is odd that Amanda is studying for her Witch's License as she is only 13/14 years old in this episode and witches don't begin testing for their licenses until their 17th birthdays.
  • When Hilda casts a spell to dress Salem up as Barney Rubble, he says "it looks better on me than it did on John Goodman," referencing the live action adaptation of The Flintstones. However, John Goodman played Fred Flintstone while Rick Moranis played Barney.
  • Josh's parents are named Ben and Geri, a reference to the famous brand of ice cream Ben & Jerry.
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