I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
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The Case of My Vanishing Master: Part 1 

NASA, suspecting a leak, sends Tony to a secret location to finish design work on a spacecraft while a lookalike substitutes for Tony at the base and at home where he discovers Jeannie.


Hal Cooper


Sidney Sheldon (created by), James S. Henerson (as James Henerson)


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Episode cast overview:
Barbara Eden ... Jeannie
Larry Hagman ... Major Anthony Nelson / Rodney Pomfret
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Alfred Bellows
Bill Daily ... Major Roger Healey
Benny Rubin ... Arabian Reverend
Joe Leitel Joe Leitel ... Air Policeman #1 (as Joe La Grasso)
Jerry Shane Jerry Shane ... Air Policeman #2


Because of a security leak at NASA, Tony is shipped by Doctor Bellows to an unknown location to finish work on the Apollo 12 capsule modifications. However, he is shipped out before he can inform Jeannie and Roger. He is then replaced by a double who only knows the basics and when he arrives at Tony's he gets to experience first hand what life is like with a genie. However, things really become nuts when the double thinks that Jeannie is Tony's girlfriend and winds up proposing to her. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy





Release Date:

6 January 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This 2 part story was accompanied by Jeannie World Sweepstakes contest in which viewers could win a trip for two around the world and $1,000. All they had to do was correctly guess to which Mediterranean island Major Nelson was sent to by Dr. Bellows. Jeannie announced it in a tag after the show with a large world globe. The winner was announced after "Invisible House For Sale". The clues were Mediterranean, wine barrel, pine tree, veal parmigiana, and that Dr. Bellows called Tony at 6:00AM & 6:00PM EST (12:00PM & 12:00AM Tony's time). See more »


Right after the real Tony gets pushed off the plane, the 2 officers are talking to each other about taking a vacation there. It is obvious that the dialogue does not match the audio. See more »


References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Double duty for Larry Hagman
27 November 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Case of My Vanishing Master" was such a good idea that it's spread over two parts, Larry Hagman doing double duty as Major Nelson and his lookalike imposter. Dr. Bellows informs Tony that there's a security leak at NASA, particularly with his modification plan of the new Apollo 12 capsule, whisking him off to a top secret location to finish before he has a chance to tell Jeannie. Once out of earshot, the doctor opens another door and Major Nelson's double steps out, intelligence agent Rodney Pomfret, looking exactly like Tony with only a change in voice, an intentional plant by Dr. Bellows. Forced to prepare a gourmet meal for Major Healey, Pomfret arrives at the Nelson residence and meets Jeannie, first assuming that she's the maid, then treating her as Roger's girlfriend, wrong on both counts. Inquiring how they first met, Pomfret inadvertently proposes to Tony's genie, meeting the Arabian Reverend (Benny Rubin) that married her parents 5000 years before. Pomfret reports hallucinations to Dr. Bellows, who hopes to solve the riddle of Major Nelson, with Roger now aware that they're dealing with a phony Tony.

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