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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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 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. Alfred 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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Bottlemania is back - in color! She get's 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

Songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote a theme song titled "Jeannie", but they were rejected before the series debuted on NBC TV channels, on the early evening of Saturday, September 18th, 1965. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Hollywood Treasure: I'll Get You, My Pretty (2010) See more »

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(First season only)
by Richard Wess
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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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