At first, Barbara Eden said no to NBC executives about reprising her role as Jeannie: "I had no intention of playing Jeannie again. It's a super-high risk to repeat something done well in the first place. And the series is still running in syndication". She later explained: "I read the script, and it was fun - and before I knew it, I was doing it. And I don't have any regrets". See more »
[to Jeannie II]
And make sure you wear BOTH halves of your bikini!
[Jeannie II smiles and leaves the apartment]
[after Jeannie II has left]
Just curious... which half of the bikini did your sister wear?
The left one.
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Without Larry Hagman, it was terrible for me. They should have paid Larry Hagman enough to still be Tony.
Even worse, when Jeannie went back in history to show how they met on the beach, it was nothing like how they really met, and changing Tony even going back to the beach was a brutal mistake.
As a big fan of the original series, this flopped for me during the whole movie. The chemistry between Tony and Jeannie disappeared.
Just like in the original series, Jeannie's sister tried to break them apart. Evidently it worked in this movie (Very fitting as the 'new' Tony Nelson was horrible with the relationship with Jeannie anyway).
The ending was also bad. It was not like Jeannie to leave, but I understand now since the new Tony was nothing like the original.
Perhaps younger people who never watched the series didn't notice how far it went from the original and rated higher, and am sad about that.
All around it was so disappointing.
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