I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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My Hero? 

Jeannie blinks Tony to ancient Persia to defend her honor while Jeannie announces to her parents that this is the man she plans to marry.


Gene Nelson


Sidney Sheldon (created by), Sidney Sheldon

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Episode cast overview:
Barbara Eden ... Jeannie
Larry Hagman ... Capt. Anthony Nelson
Bill Daily ... Capt. Roger Healey
Richard Kiel ... Ali
Henry Corden ... Jeannie's Father
Florence Sundstrom Florence Sundstrom ... Jeannie's Mother
Jan Arvan Jan Arvan ... Auctioneer
Peter Brocco ... Turhan
Pamela Curran Pamela Curran ... Princess Fatima
Magda Harout Magda Harout ... Woman
Jenö Mate Jenö Mate ... Bidder (as Jeno Mate)


Jeannie blinks Tony to ancient Persia to defend her honor while Jeannie announces to her parents that this is the man she plans to marry.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Release Date:

25 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Barbara was pregnant but hid behind veils, grocery bags or whatever was available. See more »


Jeannie's Father: It is sad. We were such a happy family before the tragedy overtook us.
Anthony 'Tony' Nelson: Tragedy?
Jeannie's Father: When our daughter refused to marry the wicked Djinn and he turned her into a genie.
Anthony 'Tony' Nelson: Oh, yes, that. Well, every family has its little problems. Will the wedding be soon, Sir? I'd like to see it, but I really ought to be getting back to Cocoa Beach.
Jeannie's Father: What is this 'Cocoa Beach'?
Anthony 'Tony' Nelson: It's a little town east of... Baghdad.
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Also shown in computer colorized version for syndication and DVD release. See more »

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Looking up to Richard Kiel
4 November 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"My Hero?" was only the second episode, establishing that Captain Nelson's closest friend is Captain Roger Healey, who at this early stage remains unaware of Tony's genie. Jeannie's day shopping included being struck by a man, Tony insistent on avenging the slight, until learning that it actually occurred 2000 years before. The man in question is Ali (Richard Kiel), 'killer of all giant men,' the result being that Tony is branded a slave for Princess Fatima (Pamela Curran). The reason behind Jeannie's deception is that defending a woman is the ancient way of proposing marriage. Tony meets Jeannie's father (Henry Corden) and mother (Florence Sundstrom), though in a future episode Barbara Eden herself would play Jeannie's mother, as well as her sister. Her father confesses that his daughter was a normal human before the wicked Djinn transformed her into a genie, though, again, in future episodes she says that she was born a genie. There were mercifully few self contained episodes featuring only Jeannie and Tony, with Jeannie's mother next appearing in "What House Across the Street?"

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