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

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 Jeannie / ... (139 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Major Anthony Nelson / ... (139 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Major Roger Healey / ... (131 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Dr. Alfred Bellows / ... (129 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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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Bottlemania is back - in color! She gets you out of the kitchen, fast. (season two) 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

Songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote a theme song titled "Jeannie", but they were rejected before the series debuted on NBC TV channels, on the early evening of Saturday, September 18th, 1965. See more »

Goofs

Many of the exterior shots of Tony's home or other areas show mountains or hills in the background. Florida, and southeast Texas where the astronauts actually lived, were as flat as a pancake, especially around Cape Kennedy and Cocoa Beach where the Nelsons are supposed to live. See more »

Quotes

[Dr Bellows to Major Nelson after one of Jeannie's mishaps]
Col. Alfred E. Bellows, MD: Some men dedicate their lives to science. Some men dedicate their lives to politics. I'm dedicating my life to understanding you.
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Referenced in Hard Luck (2006) See more »

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Theme song
(Seasons 2-5)
by Hugo Montenegro and Buddy Kaye
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User Reviews

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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