Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »
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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Actor Larry Hagman was apparently notoriously difficult to work with, to the point where the producers seriously considered getting rid of him and replacing him with another actor. Darren McGavin was at the top of the list for Hagman's replacement. They even worked out a story where Tony lost Jeannie and McGavin found her, but the studio execs loved Hagman and wouldn't consider a change. See more »
NASA is portrayed as being run in a more military fashion. NASA never operated this way in reality. See more »
[Dr Bellows to Major Nelson after one of Jeannie's mishaps]
Col. Alfred E. Bellows, MD:
Some men dedicate their lives to science. Some men dedicate their lives to politics. I'm dedicating my life to understanding you.
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To tell you the truth, I was never a fan of "I Dream of Jeannie" but I did see the reruns as a child when they showed reruns on local stations. I love Barbara Eden as Jeannie and Larry Hagman as her master. Although now several years later, I felt the show degrades Jeannie in the power of a man. I don't think it was ever meant to be sexist since it was over forty years ago. Still, the marvelous Sidney Sheldon did a fantastic job in writing the series which only lasted five years maybe it was because of the women's liberation movement. Regardless, I did enjoy the on screen chemistry between Hagman and Eden. Nobody could ever fill Eden's shoes as Jeannie. While there is production for an updated movie version, nobody could fill Jeannie's shoes like Barbara Eden.
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