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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:

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

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:

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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Trivia

In one episode, Tony and Roger are working on training a chimp, that was named "Sam". This was seen as a slap at the show Bewitched (1964), as if they were making fun of the name, Samantha, the producers accused "Jeannie" of stealing some of their ideas. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, Episode 23, It is established that genies cannot be photographed. In Season 4, Episode 19, Jeannie's picture appears on Page 1 of a newspaper. In Season 5, Episode 11, for the wedding, Jeannie again cannot be photographed. See more »

Quotes

Jeannie: How should I punish him? Should I give him death of a thousand itches.
Major Healey: How about scratches?
Jeannie: Itches are much worse.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Spoofed in I'm Dreaming of Genie (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme song
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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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