I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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My Son, the Genie 

Jeannie has to mentor an inept new genie just when the President of the United States is coming to visit Tony.

Director:

Claudio Guzmán (as Claudio Guzman)

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (created by), Bill Richmond
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Barbara Eden ... Jeannie
Larry Hagman ... Major Anthony Nelson
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Alfred Bellows
Bill Daily ... Major Roger Healey
Bob Denver ... Harold
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Pinter
Sal Ponti ... Interviewer
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Photographer (as Mousie Garner)
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Jeannie has to mentor an inept new genie just when the President of the United States is coming to visit Tony.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jerry Lewis was originally intended to appear as "Harold.'' Lewis' frequent collaborator, Bill Richmond, wrote the episode with the intention of Jerry Lewis appearing, but Lewis backed out of his commitment, and Bob Denver was cast instead. See more »

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The same footage is used both times that Harold destroys the fireplace. See more »

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Bob Denver's one shot at genie glory
3 November 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"My Son, the Genie" guest stars Gilligan himself, Bob Denver, in the one time only role of novice genie Harold, required to spend one day with an old genie to earn his stripes. Since he's the eldest son of Haji, king of all the genies, Tony and Jeannie must tread carefully in teaching him how to work his magic. Meanwhile, Dr. Bellows reveals that Major Nelson has been chosen to welcome the President of the United States at his home for dinner. One genie is tough enough, but two turn out to be even more nerve wracking, but whether sweeping up or tossing the salad Harold can't seem to get anything right (he always wanted to be a chariot driver!). The recently cancellation of GILLIGAN'S ISLAND meant that Bob Denver was now in search of new opportunities, but hadn't lost his slapstick acumen. The only script delivered by Bill Richmond, fresh off several projects with Jerry Lewis, so this was his forte.


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