The Long and Winding Short Cut
is the twenty second episode of the third season and the seventy second overall episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.


It's election time in the Other Realm. Sabrina is excited, because witches in the Other Realm get to vote at the age of 17. However, they must have discovered their family secret. Sabrina is behind on that department, so she asks riddle expert Mrs. Quick for help. That is considered a short cut so Sabrina must spend a whole day without any modern conveniences. When Mrs. Quick tries to tell her the answer to one of the clues, Sabrina can't resist and they are sent to the prairie where Sabrina discovers the answer without short cuts.

Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda take opposite stands on some political matters.



Guest starring

  • Mary Gross as Mrs. Quick
  • Monty Hall as Himself
  • Evan O'Meara as Hank


Magic Notes

Uses of Magic


To See the Ending of Wuthering Heights

(Cast by Sabrina Spellman)

Knowing what happens would be heaven,
Take me to page 211.

To Stop Sabrina from Making Shortcuts

(Cast by Zelda Spellman)

To learn the error of her ways,
No shortcuts for one day(s).

To Give Mrs. Quick the Perfect Dream

(Cast by Sabrina Spellman)

This teacher's blue and needs a lift,
For all her trouble, here's a gift.


  • Libby and Mr. Kraft don't appear in this episode.
  • It is revealed that Uncle Sam is a witch and he's known in the Other Realm as "Uncle Roy" for reasons Hilda and Zelda don't know.
  • Salem solved his family secret with only two clues.
  • The title is an allusion to "The Long and Winding Road," a pop ballad written by Paul McCartney.
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