To celebrate their first anniversary, Jeannie makes Tony splashdown on the same desert island he originally found her on. Tony finds another genie who trapped Jeannie in her bottle 2000 years ago.


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Arthur Romans ...
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To celebrate their first anniversary together Jeannie interrupts his current space flight by bringing him back down on the same deserted island to reopen her bottle. What Tony finds is a different bottle and an angry Blue Jin who imprisoned Jeannie originally and has sworn to kill the man who opens his bottle. Written by laird-3

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy





Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the first episode to be broadcast in color. See more »


When Blue Djinn was seen arriving at the shore of the deserted island, a reflection of a set of buildings was seen behind him of what was suppose to be a vast ocean as far as the eye could see. See more »


Blue Djinn: How does thou wish to die?
Major Anthony Nelson: Of old age.
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The second season opens in color with Michael Ansara as the Blue Djinn
13 November 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Happy Anniversary" was not only the second season opener, it was the show's first color episode, signaling a few changes in Major Nelson's décor, and the debut of Michael Ansara, Barbara Eden's then-husband, in his first of three appearances. It's been a full calendar year since he found his beautiful Jeannie in a bottle, the only anniversary she has and her master forgot, getting ready to go into orbit in a few hours. A successful takeoff abruptly ends in identical fashion, a furious Tony trapped on the same island where he found his genie, finding a different colored bottle out of which emerges the Blue Djinn (Ansara). He has been imprisoned within his bottle for 1500 years, and has vowed to take the life of whoever frees him, though Tony prefers to die of old age. He manages to find Jeannie's bottle, but learns that the Blue Djinn is the most powerful genie of all, the one who imprisoned her inside her bottle 2000 years before. With her helpless before his evil magic, Jeannie agrees to go with him willingly, before blinking her master and herself to safety in Cocoa Beach. The Blue Djinn follows, but is put off by the magic on the TV screen, then talk of the Nelson treasure lures him into a vacuum cleaner, dropped off in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Before Tony gets into trouble by being seen at NASA by General Peterson, Jeannie blinks him back into orbit on his capsule. We see the last of the often mentioned Blue Djinn emerging from the ocean to interrupt Jeannie's celebration, the character never making a second appearance, though Michael Ansara would return on two occasions, in "The Battle of Waikiki" and "My Sister, the Home Wrecker" (this was the third, brief, appearance from IRONSIDE's Don Mitchell).

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