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I Dream of Jeannie 

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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

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Sidney Sheldon
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Barbara Eden ...  Jeannie / ... 139 episodes, 1965-1970
Larry Hagman ...  Major Anthony Nelson / ... 139 episodes, 1965-1970
Bill Daily ...  Major Roger Healey / ... 131 episodes, 1965-1970
Hayden Rorke ...  Dr. Alfred Bellows / ... 129 episodes, 1965-1970
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Storyline

Captain Tony Nelson is an astronaut. While on a mission, he discovered a mysterious bottle. Opening it, he released Jeannie (a Genie) who was so overjoyed at her release she promised to serve Captain Nelson. Nelson is unsure what to make of Jeannie, especially given that his work is highly secret and his superiors tend to keep a close eye on him. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

Bottlemania is back - in color! She gets you out of the kitchen, fast. (season two) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Screen Gems Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Dream of Jeannie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(139 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (1965-1966)| Color (1966-1970)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sidney Sheldon didn't want a blonde to play Jeannie because he didn't want unfavorable comparisons to Bewitched (1964). However, none of the other actresses competing for the role was able to play the roles the way he wrote them. Barbara Eden impressed Sheldon in The Brass Bottle (1964), so she got the role. See more »

Goofs

In the episode I Dream of Jeannie: My Master, the Great Rembrandt, Jeannie turns Tony's amateur painting into a genuine signed Rembrandt. The Rembrandt signature is seen in closeups but is clearly missing from the painting in wider shots. See more »

Quotes

Major Nelson: Jeannie's turned against me.
Major Healey: She can't turn against you. Your her master. She as to obey you.
Major Nelson: Yeah, who says so?
Major Healey: I don't know, maybe it's in the genie manual.
Major Nelson: Then how come she's deliberately disobeyed me?
Major Healey: Maybe she wasn't issued a genie manual.
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Alternate Versions

The opening sequence seen during the first season was replaced by a short black and white variation on the series' long familar opening sequence that uses the series' first season theme. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mitefall! (2011) See more »

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(Seasons 2-5)
by Hugo Montenegro and Buddy Kaye
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User Reviews

Dreaming of Jeannie Forever
22 October 2011 | by angelicsevenSee all my reviews

I Dream of Jeannie (1965) TV series is something of every man's dreams; to have their cake and eat it too. Which is a beautiful knockout blonde female like Jeannie and anything else desired. This is really a timeless masterpiece. The problem with Nelson is he seemed too wrapped up in his astronaut duties/career that he seem to take for granted the appealing female Genie. I bet a lot of guys watching the show would had no problem or hesitation in wanting Jeannie for themselves. When it came to Jeannie, Nelson made me feel like I wish I could go up to him and POW right in the arm for being so blind to her. It's funny but I didn't realize until now, after all these years, that the name Jeannie matches what she was... which is a Genie. Barbara Eden will always be the Genie of our dreams!


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