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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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 »
I Dream of Jeannie (1965) was the last television series to be broadcast in black and white on NBC. At the beginning of a broadcast, the NBC peacock would fan its tail with a harp, flute and soft horns playing, as the announcer intoned; "The following program, (title, of show or movie, about to be televised) is brought to you in living color, on NBC." See more »
In one episode Tony goes to Italy. When he explains it to Jeannie he mentions she probably knew it as Gaul. In ancient times Gaul was France not Italy. See more »
What heterosexual male over the age of puberty wouldn't have wanted to have Barbara Eden as their own devoted and affectionate Jeannie?
Like most series built on some pent-up romantic tension between the leading characters ("Nanny and the Professor," to "Moonlighting") the problems arose when the series creators decided to put the couple together. It was a death knell...
It was hilarious that the network censors wouldn't allow them to show Barbara Eden's navel and a pity as well. She's closing in on 70 now but for those of us hitting puberty when the series premiered, she'll always have a special place in our...hearts.
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