I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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Please, Don't Feed the Astronauts 

After an experiment in nutrition, a Navy Commander sends Tony and Roger out on a survival mission. Jeannie does her usual in trying to help.


Hal Cooper


Sidney Sheldon (created by), Ron Friedman


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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
Paul Lynde ... Commander Porter
Ted Cassidy ... Hamid
Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet ... Nurse Lugosi
Sally Ann Richards Sally Ann Richards ... Harem Girl


After an experiment in nutrition, a Navy Commander sends Tony and Roger out on a survival mission. Jeannie does her usual in trying to help.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Release Date:

13 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the warning found in zoos and national parks to avoid trouble with the non-human inhabitants: "Please don't feed the animals." See more »


While on Skull Island, Roger is wearing monogrammed fatigues with "U.S. AIR FORCE." Roger is in the US Army. See more »


[Hamid is about to execute CDR Porter, who thinks he's in a mirage]
Jeannie: Cousin Hamid, no! Do not kill him!
Hamid: [approaches Jeannie, Tony, and Roger]
Hamid: The infidel must die.
Hamid: [indicating Tony and Roger] Who are they?
Jeannie: Oh, friends. This is Cousin Hamid. This is my beloved master, Major Nelson, and Major Healey.
Hamid: Welcome to my humble village. My tent is your tent. And now if you'll excuse me, I must cut your friend to ribbons.
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One of my all time favorite episodes
16 April 2008 | by prefectmarcusSee all my reviews

"Your favorite nurse is here."

"I don't see any Giant Chicken"

"We're a friendly native village, just like it says in your book".

"You're just as sane as I am."

These are just some of the funny quotes from the episode. These and the very funny Paul Lynde make this a very memorable episode. Also guest starring is Ted Cassidy, better known as Lurch from "The Addams Family".

It is one of few "I Dream of Jeannie" episodes where long-suffering Doctor Bellows gets to see Major Nelson and Major Healey "do it" to someone else.

Enjoy the episode. It is a classic.

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