I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Jeannie / ... (139 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Major Anthony Nelson / ... (139 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Major Roger Healey / ... (131 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Dr. Bellows / ... (129 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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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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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Trivia

In several interviews, Sidney Sheldon has said that he used The Brass Bottle (1964) - a film about a man (Tony Randall) who unleashes a genie (Burl Ives) who causes more problems for his master than he solves - as a working model for the show. In the movie, Randall's girlfriend was played by Barbara Eden. See more »

Goofs

In the episode I Dream of Jeannie: My Master, the Great Rembrandt, Jeannie turns Tony's amateur painting into a genuine signed Rembrandt. The Rembrandt signature is seen in closeups but is clearly missing from the painting in wider shots. See more »

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Jeannie: All I do is think and blink.
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Sidney Sheldon's Masterpiece
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – 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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