I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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Permanent House Guest 

After Doctor Bellows cannot prove that Major Nelson had an elephant in his house, he moves in to catch him in the act.


Hal Cooper


Sidney Sheldon (created by), Sidney Sheldon


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Episode cast overview:
Barbara Eden ... Jeannie
Larry Hagman ... Major Anthony Nelson
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Alfred Bellows
Bill Daily ... Major Roger Healey
Barton MacLane ... General Martin Peterson
Martin Ashe Martin Ashe ... General Koster
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Commander Hastings
Romo Vincent ... Pedro
Kate Murtagh ... Agnes


After Doctor Bellows cannot prove that Major Nelson had an elephant in his house, he moves in to catch him in the act.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy





Release Date:

5 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Roger Healy comes in and greets Tony Nelson, Jeannie pops in between them and mistakenly says "Hello Captain Healy", referring to Roger as "Captain" after both Roger and Tony had been promoted to "Major" 2 episodes before in "How Lucky Can You Get?" See more »


Referenced in I Dream of Jeannie: My Double-Crossing Master (1968) See more »

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The ultimate Dr. Bellows freak out
12 November 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Permanent House Guest" is one of the most celebrated episodes, Dr. Bellows again in hot water with General Peterson, all because he saw an elephant in Tony's bedroom: "doctor, what would an elephant be doing in Major Nelson's bedroom?" The general walks in and naturally sees nothing out of place: "under the bed?" This time the long suffering doctor is determined to catch Major Nelson in the act by moving in with him. Disguised as houseboy Pedro (Romo Vincent), Jeannie learns about Tony's permanent house guest and spends the rest of the night driving him bonkers. Her smoke, bottle, heavy breathing, and dive bombers manage to convince the poor doctor that Major Nelson lives in a haunted house, rushing off before the Indians can gather for another attack! The absolute best example of Dr. Bellows getting into trouble with General Peterson is the second season's "Greatest Invention in the World," featuring a cameo from Groucho Marx.

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