It's a truism in the theater world that a lousy rehearsal makes for an outstanding performance. That's a saying for film too, where bad first takes for movies and TV series abound. Even the best of actors forget lines, have a prop go wonky, or have a set piece fall over at the wrong time. While some shows that take themselves too seriously erase the evidence of these errors, those who can laugh at themselves collect them into blooper reels. These Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina bloopers are a reminder that witchcraft never goes perfectly, even on Netflix.
The best aspect of the final blooper reel for CAOS is that it's not just one that covers Part 4 of the show. As countless critics have reminded everyone, Part 4 is technically the second half of the second season, making Parts 3 and 4 one collective story. That means the bloopers are one collective set as well, encompassing both halves of the series' two 2020 releases. The first half of the mistakes all come from Part 3 (with a particular group just for the musical numbers), and then the latter half of the video features Part 4's best bloopers.
This collection includes the actors missing lines, failing to blow out candles, and my personal favorite, a phone that jumps right off the wall when it rings. Check out the ridiculousness that happened behind the scenes:
If fans are wondering why the cast was so giddy while filming the show's final set of episodes, the answer is relatively straightforward: They had no idea this was the end of the show. Speaking to reporters during a roundtable ahead of Part 4's release, Kiernan Shipka, who plays the titular Sabrina, said no one knew the series was canceled when they were filming it. If she had, she would have grabbed a few souvenirs:
You know what, it's funny, because they didn't know if it was ending or not, so I didn't feel like a lot of liberty to take a bunch of stuff. Sabrina's got so many cool things... I could literally steal her entire room, but I didn't.
Shipka missed out on taking home props, but the blooper video shows the cast made wonderful memories throughout filming these last episodes. Good thing Netflix is letting fans enjoy them while they mourn the loss of the beloved series.
All episodes of Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina are streaming on Netflix now.