"Jeannie and the Curious Kid" echoes the first season's "Whatever Became of Baby Custer?" in that a child who witnesses Jeannie's magic is not believed by the adults. In this case the child is Melvin (Michael Barbera), nephew of Dr. Bellows, present when Jeannie's smoke emerges from her bottle, blinking out of sight when she sees the boy. Convinced that there's magic inside that mysterious bottle, Melvin again happens to be there when Jeannie returns to her bottle, putting the cork on it to show his uncle Alfred. With Tony due to retrieve his wife's bottle Melvin switches her into a different one, so that Tony will have a tough time trying to recover his genie. 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' still works in fine fashion, though no child actor could compare to the prolific Billy Mumy.
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