I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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The Lady in the Bottle 

American astronaut Tony Nelson splashes down near a deserted island and finds a bottle that contains a beautiful genie named Jeannie. After helping him get rescued he sets her free, but she... See full summary »

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (created by), Sidney Sheldon
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Barbara Eden ... Jeannie
Larry Hagman ... Capt. Anthony Nelson
Karen Sharpe ... Melissa Stone
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Bellows
Philip Ober ... General Wingard Stone
Baynes Barron ... Commander
Joe Higgins ... 2nd Garbage Man
Richard Reeves ... 1st Garbage Man
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Husband (as Warren Kemmerling)
Patricia Scott Patricia Scott ... Wife
Don Dubbins ... Lt. Pete Conway, USNR
Bill Daily ... Capt. Roger Healey
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American astronaut Tony Nelson splashes down near a deserted island and finds a bottle that contains a beautiful genie named Jeannie. After helping him get rescued he sets her free, but she prefers to come home with him. Besides she is very much in love with her handsome master and she will grant his every wish or desire no matter how much trouble he gets in. Written by laird-3

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Trivia

When this pilot was originally filmed, it ended with Jeannie in Tony's room and him ordering her to leave. When the show was bought, the sensors said they had to add footage of Jeannie's smoke leaving Tony's room so that no suggestion was made that she stayed the night in his room with him! That began the list of rules that had to be followed including that any scene showing them in the bedroom together must include one or both of them leaving the room. See more »

Goofs

Although called Anthony Nelson in the episode and in the newspaper headlines in the episode, Larry Hagman's character is identified as Anthony Wilson in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Major Nelson: How'd you get in that crazy bottle, anyway?
Jeannie: Oh, a wicked and powerful jinn put me in there, because I would not marry him.
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Crazy Credits

Although called Anthony Nelson in the episode and in the newspaper headlines in the episode, Larry Hagman's character is identified as Anthony Wilson in the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in computer colorized version for syndication and DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.132 (2009) See more »

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The Lady in the Bottle
12 September 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The first episode sees astronaut Captain Tony Nelson Larry Hagman) on a space flight when his capsule comes near a deserted island. On the beach he notices a strange bottle which keeps rolling away as he writes a SOS notice on the beach. When he rubs it a genie materialises speaking a foreign language.

He cannot understand her until he wishes she could speak English which she then does. He then wishes that he could be rescued and a rescue helicopter shows up.

Tony sets the genie free but she manages to accompany him back home causing chaos. He is engaged to a General's daughter and his superiors think he has been hallucinating. When Jeannie materialises in Florida, Tony wants to make sure his fiancée does not see her and really wants Jeannie to go away.

A promising beginning to a series that was inspired by the success of Bewitched and Hagman and Barbara Eden make a good pairing and a few humorous incidents in the first episode.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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4:3
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