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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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5   4   3   2   1  
1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   1965  
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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No one keeps this impish, delightful genie bottled up - she's back for another season. Barbara Eden stars as the genial genie with Larry Hagman in the role of her harassed, latter day Aladdin. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Screen Gems Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi bella genio 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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Trivia

According to Barbara Eden, network executives and censors were unconcerned about her navel being seen until someone casually mentioned during the third season that it was occasionally visible when the waistband of her costume shifted. After that her navel was required to be covered. See more »

Goofs

NASA astronauts did not live in Florida at the time of the series, they lived and trained at the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) in Houston. See more »

Quotes

Mrs Winker (house buyer): How many bedrooms do you have?
Jeannie: How many would you like?
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Alternate Versions

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