I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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The Birds and the Bees Bit 

Learning that genies lose their powers if they marry a mortal, Tony proposes to Jeannie. After Roger and Jeannie learn that their children might get magical powers, Jeannie keeps Roger away so that Tony won't learn that little fact.



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Episode cast overview:
Lorette Strome ...
Jeannie, Jr.
Jimmy Jarratt ...
Judy Rockley ...


Tony reads in a book that when a genie marries her master they instantly lose their powers and become mortal, prompting Tony to propose. Jeannie then calls for Haji to show her and Roger what her life would be like after they marry and they see that Tony has been promoted to colonel. However, a little later Roger asks Haji to show Jeannie what would happen if she and Tony were to have children. They then see that they have a son and a daughter and while the son, Tony Jr., is normal, but their daughter, Jeannie Jr. winds up inheriting her mother's powers. She might also use them at a very inopportune time; when the Dr. and Mrs. Bellows drop by for a surprise visit. Will Jeannie go through with the marriage or will they live out the future as foretold? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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10 April 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As was later revealed in the reunion films, Jeannie and Tony did have a son that they would name Tony Jr. (TJ for short). However, they never did have the daughter also foretold by Haji. See more »


During the scene with the children on the patio, the yellow tissue paper (that had wrapped the fire engine toy) was strewn around continuously appears and disappears (seen from the inside of the house, but alternately seen from the patio). See more »

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Larry Hagman directs his second episode
3 November 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Birds and the Bees Bit" was Larry Hagman's second outing as director, following the same storyline as his first, "There Goes the Bride," with genie and master ready to go to the altar once again. Tony learns that any genie that marries a mortal loses her magical powers forever, and instantly proposes for that very reason. Roger believes that his buddy won't have a future as an astronaut if the wedding takes place. Abraham Sofaer returns as Haji, king of all the genies, who naturally assumes that the impending bride has tired of her 'dog of a master!' Wishing to learn if marrying a mortal will take away her powers, Haji's crystal ball shows her and Major Healey what will happen if she becomes Mrs. Anthony Nelson. Sofaer would be back to play Haji once more in "Divorce, Genie Style," while Larry Hagman's third and final directorial outing would be a different entry, "Jeannie and the Great Bank Robbery."

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