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I Dream of Jeannie 

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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

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Sidney Sheldon
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5   4   3   2   1  
1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   1965  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Barbara Eden ...  Jeannie / ... 139 episodes, 1965-1970
Larry Hagman ...  Major Anthony Nelson / ... 139 episodes, 1965-1970
Bill Daily ...  Major Roger Healey / ... 131 episodes, 1965-1970
Hayden Rorke ...  Dr. Alfred Bellows / ... 129 episodes, 1965-1970
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Storyline

Captain Tony Nelson is an astronaut. While on a mission, he discovered a mysterious bottle. Opening it, he released Jeannie (a Genie) who was so overjoyed at her release she promised to serve Captain Nelson. Nelson is unsure what to make of Jeannie, especially given that his work is highly secret and his superiors tend to keep a close eye on him. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

No one keeps this impish, delightful genie bottled up - she's back for another season. Barbara Eden stars as the genial genie with Larry Hagman in the role of her harassed, latter day Aladdin. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Screen Gems Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Dream of Jeannie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(139 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (1965-1966)| Color (1966-1970)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In a few early color episodes, Jeannie wears a green harem outfit instead of her customary pink. In another episode she changes her hair color to black in an attempt to convince Tony to keep her. The green harem outfit and black hair color would later be trademarks of Jeannie's almost identical sister, who had a completely different personality. See more »

Goofs

The Roger Healy character was supposed to be an Army officer, but in the 1960's all astronauts had to be highly qualified pilots with long experience in high-performance jet aircraft. The Army did not (and does not) have any such aircraft, so all astronauts came from the Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps. In addition, according to Healy's uniform insignia, he was not even in Army aviation; he was in the Corps of Engineers. See more »

Quotes

Blue Djinn: How does thou wish to die?
Major Nelson: Of old age.
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Alternate Versions

Colorized versions of the first season's black and white episodes have been syndicated. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987) See more »

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Theme song
(First season only)
by Richard Wess
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An underrated gem
25 January 2000 | by mcgee-8See all my reviews

In my view, this is one of the top 10 or 15 sitcoms ever, and it certainly is one of my personal favorites. Its misfortune was to be produced during an era full of silly, mostly non-topical comedies (Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian and so on) and I think it's been underrated because of that.

But sit down sometime and take a good look. You'll see a spirited ensemble performance from the actors, with standout work from Larry Hagman and Hayden Rorke. I don't think Hagman ever got enough credit for the wonderfully manic and nervous mannerisms that made Major Nelson so damn funny and endearing. And Rorke's prissy and arrogant Dr. Bellows was a terrific comic foil -- cartoonish in the best sense of that word.

Bill Daily did a good comic turn as Major Healy, although I think his character never was allowed to develop as much as Hagman's and Rorke's. (His finest comic hour was to come, on "The Bob Newhart Show.") And of course, there was the gorgeous Barbara Eden as Jeannie, sprightly and innocent and an excellent counterpoint to Hagman's world-weary astronaut. The romantic chemistry between Jeannie and Tony was one of the strongest in TV history.

The show was fast-paced, rarely sappy, full of pleasant "NBC Peacock" colors, and a showcase for fine comic timing and physical slapstick.


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