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
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In one episode, Tony and Roger are working on training a chimp, that was named "Sam". This was seen as a slap at the show Bewitched (1964), as if they were making fun of the name, Samantha, the producers accused "Jeannie" of stealing some of their ideas. See more »
Many of the exterior shots of Tony's home or other areas show mountains or hills in the background. Florida, and southeast Texas where the astronauts actually lived, were as flat as a pancake, especially around Cape Kennedy and Cocoa Beach where the Nelsons are supposed to live. See more »
Jeannie, I never knew how much you meant to me until this happened. I'm never going to let you out of my sight again. Look, I even brought you flowers. Once I get you out of there, I'm going to take you out to dinner... the best candle lit dinner...
[Dr Bellows, Major Healy and Harry walk in on Major Nelson talking to the moon safe]
Col. Alfred E. Bellows, MD:
A candle lit dinner...
I can explain, sir.
Col. Alfred E. Bellows, MD:
Being in love with a safe, they haven't got a name for that one.
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This television show (1965-1970) was one of the best TV shows to my opinion. The premise of the show based on an astronaut Tony (Larry Hagman)who's space mission was aborted due to malfunction. His capsule lands on a small island beach in South Pacific. He comes in contact of a bottle and rubs it and out came a genie named Jeannie (Barbara Eden), she has been imprisoned in the bottle for 2000 years because a wicked Genie put her there for not marrying her. Tony try let her go but she followed him back to Cocoa Beach Florida and turned his life upside down. Later Roger (Bill Daily) helps Tony from letting Dr Bellows (Hayden Rorke) know and NASA. Being an astronaut is all what Tony dreamed of doing. 1st season was in black and white but later in syndication was in colour. The reason why this show is the best is Comparing it to sitcom today and then (NOT IDOJ and Bewitched, I am not that biased), is easily comparable. They don't make shows like this anymore. The reason this show works is 2 things.
1, CAST: *Barbara Eden easily one of the sexiest women in television. *Larry Hagman, this is one of 2 iconic characters he made, he and Barbara had chemistry and a cute on-screen couple. *Bill Daily, played the lovable and loyal and trusting Tony's best friend. *Hayden Rorke, suspicious and a fun character, the running gag of the show. A great Dr.
2. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.
Cocoa Beach Florida, in a time of aerospace era when NASA was the forerunner of technology. The house in 1st 2 season was my favourite, nice colour bachelor's house, in season 3 and on they changed the interior to ugly panelling and then season 5, a new house. By then it wasn't the same.
Closing: the only flaw is the continuity. For a genie locked up for 2000 years in a bottle, how does she know figures of modern era? And for Tony being a smart and wise character, doesn't question this. Nevertheless, I will watch this show 10000 times before Jersey Shore. With having a beautiful sexy genie at Tony's disposal, they kept it clean and pure. Unlike today's shows.
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