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ABC (ended 1998)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Gift of the Travi


  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Bride and Prejudice

    Aired 6/23/98

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Bad Influence

    Aired 6/12/98

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Aired 6/5/98

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    All in the Family Room

    Aired 5/29/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jerry Van Dyke

    Grampa Max

  • Harley Jane Kozak

    Gillian Apple

  • John Ales


  • Alex McKenna

    Mickey Apple

  • Nathan Lawrence

    Travis Apple

  • show Description
  • Gillian Apple was a down-to-earth divorcee raising her two children, teenage daughter Mickey and prepubescent son Travis. But her life was turned on its ear when she wandered into Madman Mustapha's Rug Shop in search of a purple rug for her house. She got her rug, plus the genie who'd been imprisoned in it for 2,000 years. The no nonsense Gillian just wanted to lead a normal life and instill a good sense of morals into her children. Zany Genie, on the other hand, had a zest for life and wanted to live it to the fullest, despite the fact that Gillian disliked making wishes. A few weeks into the series, Genie's Grampa Max was saved from going on "the big ride," and he came to live with the family. While in development, the show was simply called "Genie."moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Gillian: What did I tell you this morning. Genie: Hold me, hold me, love me, love Me! Gillian: I told you I raise my children. Genie: And I thought you said hold me, hold me, love me, love me!

    • Gillian: What did you say your name was? Dracula: I go by many names Nosferatu, Dracule. My friends, however, call me Bobo.

    Notes (6)

    • a.k.a. "Genie" (the original title of the series)

    • In this episode, as Gillian talks to Mickey about smoking, the World 'O Stuff sign from the television show Eerie, Indiana can be seen on one of the stores.

    • Jerry Van Dyke (Grampa Max) did not appear in this episode.

    • This was part of ABC's all night run with Sabrina and Salem.

    • On this particular evening, ABC had Sabrina chase Salem throughout the evening. She started in her own series, in the episode called "Inna-Gadda-Sabrina". Then they ran into Boy Meets World, this series and then Teen Angel, set in the '40s, the '50s, and the '70s respectively.

    • Jerry Van Dyke (Grampa Max) did not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (1)

    • At the very end of this episode when Travis's soccer drops by the house, he refers to Gillian as Ms. Douglas instead of Ms. Apple.

    Allusions (3)

    • Title: Future Shock There is a book with the same name by Alvin Toffler.

    • Title: Bride and Prejudice The title of this episode is a parody of the book title: Pride and Prejudice.

    • The title parodies the famous O. Henry story "Gift of the Magi," in which two lovers exchange deeply felt but mutually exclusive gifts.

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