I Dream of Jeannie: Season 1, Episode 2

My Hero? (25 Sep. 1965)

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Jeannie blinks Tony to ancient Persia to defend her honor while Jeannie announces to her parents that this is the man she plans to marry.

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Jeannie blinks Tony to ancient Persia to defend her honor while Jeannie announces to her parents that this is the man she plans to marry.

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When Tony is speaking with Jeannie's father, a woman says "May Allah bless you". Allah is the god of Islam. However, it has already been established that Jeannie was in the lamp for 2000 years when Tony released her in 1965 AD. This means that Jeannie transported herself and Tony to the year 35 BC in this episode - a full 667 years before Islam was founded in 632 AD. See more »

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Anthony 'Tony' Nelson: Hey, where are we?
Jeannie: We're at the market place, Master. Oh, and there is Ali, the man who hit me.
Anthony 'Tony' Nelson: Wait a second. Wait. That was two thousand years ago?
Jeannie: Yes.
Anthony 'Tony' Nelson: Well, why were you crying about it this morning?
Jeannie: I just remembered it.
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The Time Tunnel With...Comedy
16 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

If you missed episode one, don't worry, the pilot is explained with wonderfully edited stock footage, a great narration and a fine theme tune playing over it all. But be warned, in some prints, at least in some Australian prints, this intro is edited out and replaced by the regular year one intro!

Well I just looked at the IMDb "memorable quotes" for this episode and I never found them memorable at all, perhaps my sense of humour is too grim/cynical for this light hearted situation comedy? My reasons for liking this episode are rooted in The Time Tunnel (1966-67)...which first aired a season after My Hero.

This might be nothing more than a crazy 1960s sit-com, but it would of been nice if Tony Nelson actually reacted to being suddenly thrown into history. When he first appears in Baghdad, he hardly even looks around to see where he is, instead, he just barks at Jeannie? Oh well. After a while he starts making silly 1965 comments that nobody understands.

Right down to Tony Nelson's Baghdad clothing, this has a pre-Time Tunnel feeling about it. Tony is even held captive just as the two travellers often were in Tunnel! Granted, Tunnel was as straight as a board and My Hero is as silly as a clown, but those early scenes in the Baghdad markets had all the epic-ness of Tunnel (the market footage actually resembles the opening of Fox's 1953 epic The Robe).

Perhaps I am taking things too seriously, but how do 21st century viewers react when Tony warns a Baghdad guy about upsetting the USA or it could cause a war with Baghdad? Do I laugh or cry? I will just ignore it.

During the first three episodes, I Dream Of Jeannie was still sorting itself out and it was not until episode four, dealing with Tony getting married to the wrong woman, that the series really found it's feet. But then, maybe I am not the intended viewer for I Dream Of Jeannie?


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