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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.


Sidney Sheldon
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1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   1965  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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


Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


In a few early color episodes, Jeannie wears a green harem outfit instead of her customary pink. In another episode she changes her hair color to black in an attempt to convince Tony to keep her. The green harem outfit and black hair color would later be trademarks of Jeannie's almost identical sister, who had a completely different personality. See more »


After the many times of Dr. Bellows seeing strange things at Tony's house, (ie. talking to Jeannie's bottle, talking to the walls, seeing an elephant in Tony's bedroom, seeing a tree in Tony's living room), one has to wonder why Tony never locks his front door (and sometimes the back door), nor bothers to draw the curtains on his windows. Tony instead just leaves these things be so Dr. Bellows can rudely let himself into Tony's home, or spy on him outside the windows. See more »


Jeannie's Sister: You can make a man eat shredded cardboard, if you play the right tricks.
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Alternate Versions

Colorized versions of the first season's black and white episodes have been syndicated. See more »


Featured in E! True Hollywood Story: I Dream of Jeannie... (2000) See more »

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Jeannie versus Bewitched
14 February 2007 | by richpope-1See all my reviews

Every time I read the threads about the comparison between these shows, I must question the age of the writer. While both shows were based upon very beautiful magical ladies, they had very different reasons to exist. I grew up watching both of these shows in the 60's, and liked each of them very differently. Bewitched was created after the success of the movie "Bell, Book, and Candle" (staring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak). In the early sixties, the women's movement was strong and changed the shape of society. June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) cleaning the house in "pearls and high heels" was to be challenged. Bewitched offered a love story between a husband and wife, where the wife had real power (in this case Samantha's magic). This presented a new tension to what viewers were used to (although it always ended with a love note). With Jeannie, we have a great deal of sexual tension created! What man would not wish for a beautiful magical servant, albeit deviant at times. Kinda sexy in the sixties when sexual openness was being discussed for the first time (although not directly in the media). Bewitched, I would argue, was marketed towards both sexes (men wanting a Samantha, and women wanting to be her), and IDOJ being more of a men's fantasy series where many women watched just to see Jeannie get even. Both good shows in my book!

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18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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