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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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Taglines:

It's out of the bottle - Jeannie's back for a fourth season. Barbara Eden stars as the genial genie. (season 4) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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

In the Spanish version of the show, Jeannie was named Jenny. See more »

Goofs

NASA is portrayed as being run in a more military fashion. NASA never operated this way in reality. See more »

Quotes

Nelson: How are things going?
Jeannie: Terrible. I have to make dinner - I mean actually make it without magic. We are liable to die.
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Connections

Referenced in X: The Unheard Music (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme song
(Seasons 2-5)
by Hugo Montenegro and Buddy Kaye
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An underrated gem
25 January 2000 | by mcgee-8See all my reviews

In my view, this is one of the top 10 or 15 sitcoms ever, and it certainly is one of my personal favorites. Its misfortune was to be produced during an era full of silly, mostly non-topical comedies (Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian and so on) and I think it's been underrated because of that.

But sit down sometime and take a good look. You'll see a spirited ensemble performance from the actors, with standout work from Larry Hagman and Hayden Rorke. I don't think Hagman ever got enough credit for the wonderfully manic and nervous mannerisms that made Major Nelson so damn funny and endearing. And Rorke's prissy and arrogant Dr. Bellows was a terrific comic foil -- cartoonish in the best sense of that word.

Bill Daily did a good comic turn as Major Healy, although I think his character never was allowed to develop as much as Hagman's and Rorke's. (His finest comic hour was to come, on "The Bob Newhart Show.") And of course, there was the gorgeous Barbara Eden as Jeannie, sprightly and innocent and an excellent counterpoint to Hagman's world-weary astronaut. The romantic chemistry between Jeannie and Tony was one of the strongest in TV history.

The show was fast-paced, rarely sappy, full of pleasant "NBC Peacock" colors, and a showcase for fine comic timing and physical slapstick.


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