I Dream of Phoebe

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (27)

  • Leo (trying to write an apology letter to Chris while under the influence of the genie's spell): But after everything I've put you through, I feel like I owe it to you. Chris (with bitterness): Honestly, a letter's not going to mean a hell of a lot to me. I got plenty of them growing up. Leo: Sorry? Chris: Uh, from my father. He wasn't around much.

  • Chris (exasperated): Look, I'm running out of time here, so what do you say we get to use that genie to make mom and dad... you know... Phoebe: That's vile, and against the rules. I would think that you wouldn't wanna be conceived that way. Chris: Well, it beats not being conceived at all.

  • Ghost Phoebe: Hey, Chris. We're not moving on. Ghost Paige: Why aren't we moving on? Chris: Who cares? You're still here. Ghost Paige: Got any unfinished business? Ghost Phoebe: No, you? Ghost Paige: Yeah, now that you mention it, it would've been nice to find out I had another NEPHEW…before I died!

  • Richard: I've got a book of wishes around here somewhere. Genie Phoebe: Wishes? Richard (as he searches the drawers): Yep. Gotta get the wording right. Genie Phoebe: Yeah, maybe you should just wish for sleep, because I'm really good at that wish!

  • Genie Phoebe: I do believe the element of surprise is very important here. Chris: You sure? Because we could always take our time with this plan, you know, keep Piper around just a little bit longer? Genie Phoebe: Yes, master. Chris: Good. I'm glad you agree. Genie Phoebe: A-actually I d-I don't agree, but I ca-I can't… (frustrated) How am I supposed to take charge and take commands all at the same time?!

  • (Phoebe became a Genie in the bottle) Piper (looks into the bottle): Will you come out of there, please? Phoebe: I can't! I don't know how. Try commanding me. Piper: Uh, okay. Get the hell outta there!

  • Piper: What is this big emergency? Can't it wait an hour or two? Chris: No, it can't. There's a demon on the loose, a genie running amok, and it took me two wishes to get here. Piper: You can't make wishes with genies. Chris: See, we need you. Come on.

  • Greg: Is there a problem here? Chris: Yeah, many problems, many levels. Piper has to come home now. Greg: Excuse me? Who are you again? Chris: I'm a friend of her husband's. Piper: Ex-husband. And he's not really a great friend.

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Notes (2)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Sním o Phoebe (I Dream About Phoebe) France: Mauvais génie (Bad genie)

  • This episode aired on February 13, 2004 in Canada.

Trivia (22)

  • When Chris holds out his hand for the bottle while on the floor, the book is open next to him and it's a blank page, then when the camera switches to the bottle flying off and they show Chris again a second later, the book is now open on Bosk's entry.

  • The Arabic inscription on the Genie bottle can be translated like this: From right to left: "20- DON'T" (Upside-down) …"BE SAD GOD IS WITH YOU." It doesn't have anything to do with what Leo said. Also, those few words can't possibly measure up with the two sentences "read" by Leo.

  • In this episode it is said that the only way a genie can be freed is for the master to wish it free and then they become the genie. Yet in the season 2 episode Prue wishes the Genie free and does not have to switch places. Which could be possibly be explained by Jinny's curse however in this episode when Phoebe became the Genie she had to listen to Chris when he ordered her into the bottle. But in the season 2 episode The Genie would not listen to Phoebe when she tried to make him leave her alone. In fact once released he pretty much did whatever and went wherever he wanted. Side Note: Jinny the Genie was a demon who was cursed by someone. That is why whoever freed her would change places with her, not because she was a Genie.

  • TRIVIA: This is the second of two times the sisters come across a genie. The first time was the season 2 episode Be Careful What You Witch For.

  • TRIVIA: In this episode Paige is given jewelery (earrings and a necklace) by Richard, via magic. This is the same exact jewelery that alternate Pheobe is wearing in the season 5 episode "Centennial Charmed".

  • When Chris and Phoebe enter the cave in the desert to look for Jinny, Chris is wearing a brown jacket. But when he bends down to look at a pile of half buried bones, you can see he's wearing a black leather jacket- the same one he's seen wearing later through the show. Then when he straightens back up, it's the brown one again.

  • TRIVIA: This episode features the final appearance of Balthazar Getty (Richard Montana).

  • TRIVIA: This is one of four episodes with "Phoebe" in the title. However, there is only one episode with "Paige" in the title, one with "Prue" and two with "Piper".

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Allusions (4)

  • Piper: We need to stop her! Phoebe: We already did, while you were sleeping.
    "While You Were Sleeping" is a 1995 film starring Sandra Bullock.

  • Phoebe: I didn't hit on you, did I?
    This is a reference to the episode "Oh My Goddess, Part 2". While Phoebe was infused with Aphrodite's powers, she made a pass at a younger elder and Chris.

  • Paige: Don't you need to go help Major Nelson? This is a reference to the 1960's TV series I Dream of Jeannie, about a US Military Major, and his Genie named Jeannie.

  • Title: I Dream of Phoebe
    This is a reference to the 1960's series I Dream of Jeannie that ran from 1965-1970.