A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

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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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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 »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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18 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Mi bella genio  »

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(139 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(1965-1966)| (1966-1970)

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4:3
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Trivia

I Dream of Jeannie: My Master, the Chili King (1970), the series' finale's numbers of release dates and link numbers are identical. Season number 05 and 26th episode are like the Gregorian Calendar. It was released on month number 05, and episode number 26 and day number 26, are almost reminders of the date of release, 05-26-1970, Saturday, May 26th, 1970. The series finale was ten months and six days, after two real astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed and walked on the moon, on Sunday, July 20th, 1969, third astronaut, Michael Collins, remained inside the Apollo spacecraft, while the others walked on the moon and put a United States of America flag on the moon plus picked up a few rocks, from the moon, during this history making event. See more »

Goofs

In one episode Tony goes to Italy. When he explains it to Jeannie he mentions she probably knew it as Gaul. In ancient times Gaul was France not Italy. See more »

Quotes

Major Nelson: Jeannie's turned against me.
Major Healey: She can't turn against you. Your her master. She as to obey you.
Major Nelson: Yeah, who says so?
Major Healey: I don't know, maybe it's in the genie manual.
Major Nelson: Then how come she's deliberately disobeyed me?
Major Healey: Maybe she wasn't issued a genie manual.
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Featured in NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) See more »

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Theme song
(Seasons 2-5)
by Hugo Montenegro and Buddy Kaye
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Every guy wanted to have a Jeannie...
5 May 2003 | by (San Ramon, California) – See all my reviews

What heterosexual male over the age of puberty wouldn't have wanted to have Barbara Eden as their own devoted and affectionate Jeannie?

Like most series built on some pent-up romantic tension between the leading characters ("Nanny and the Professor," to "Moonlighting") the problems arose when the series creators decided to put the couple together. It was a death knell...

It was hilarious that the network censors wouldn't allow them to show Barbara Eden's navel and a pity as well. She's closing in on 70 now but for those of us hitting puberty when the series premiered, she'll always have a special place in our...hearts.


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