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I Dream of Jeannie 

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

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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Bottlemania is back - in color! She gets you out of the kitchen, fast. (season two) See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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18 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Mi bella genio  »

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(139 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(1965-1966)| (1966-1970)

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4:3
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Trivia

Sidney Sheldon didn't want a blonde to play Jeannie because he didn't want unfavorable comparisons to Bewitched (1964). However, none of the other actresses competing for the role was able to play the roles the way he wrote them. Barbara Eden impressed Sheldon in The Brass Bottle (1964), so she got the role. See more »

Goofs

NASA astronauts did not live in Florida at the time of the series, they lived and trained at the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) in Houston. See more »

Quotes

Jeannie: How should I punish him? Should I give him death of a thousand itches.
Major Healey: How about scratches?
Jeannie: Itches are much worse.
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Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Girlfriends (1996) See more »

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Theme song
(First season only)
by Richard Wess
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Sidney Sheldon's Masterpiece
22 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I had the honor to chat with Sidney Sheldon and one question I had was how did he get this show past the censors during the 1960's? Of course, there was the controversy over whether or not Barbara Eden's navel could be seen on television (which was addressed on another network during her appearance on the Smothers Brothers comedy hour).

As competition against ABC's Bewitched, Jeannie had the advantage of heightened sexual tension as the blonde beauty Barbara Eden ran around half naked begging to serve Larry Hagman. Only the quintessential comic male of the 1960's could exist in a scenario like that and milk it for so many years.

I only wish Barbara's other series (How to Marry a Millionaire) had airtime on TV Land...


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