I Dream of Jeannie

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I Dream of Jeannie had a premise of astronaut Tony Nelson finding a beautiful, blond 2000-year-old genie in a bottle after a flight. Jeannie turns out to be mischievous, a little innocent and very much in love with her master. The only other person who knows their secret is Roger Healey, Tony's best friend and fellow astronaut. NASA psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Bellows is frustrated and flustered by the strange things that always seem to happen around Major Nelson, but never actually finds out what's causing them. The 30 episodes in the first season was in black and white while the remaining 109 episodes were color. The show was written, produced and created by Sidney Sheldon. The show went into production in December, 1964. The 1st season 30 episodes were filmed in black and white film. (The black and white episodes have been colorized for reruns by some syndicated packages). The show went into color in 1966. The show finished filming in January, 1970. A Jeannie reunion on The Today Show on March 1, 1995 had an interview with Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman. Barbara Eden reprised her role of Jeannie in the movie A Very Brady Sequel and in a commercial for Lexus in 1998. The Donny and Marie Show had guests Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Sidney Sheldon in November, 1999. Barbara Eden hosted a 8 part segment for the syndicated Entertainment Tonight and Entertainment This Week in May, 1984 about 1960's comedy shows including I Dream Of Jeannie. That segment had interviews with Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke. Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman and Bill Daily reunited for a group interview with Larry King in June, 2003.moreless

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Classic 60's sitcom

      10
      One of my favorite old sitcoms along with Gilligan's Island. Jeannie is so hot. I love this show.
    • Magic Women of the 60s

      10
      Few ep (09)
    • I Dream of Jeannie With the Blond Hair

      10
      I loved this show when I was a little girl as well. I saw the black & white episodes as well as the ones in color. Thanks to sites like & Hulu, I can really have a good time watching the shows I used to watch when I was a little girl. And it's never a waste of time, either! Seeing shows like this again make me age slower. I'm so happy I get another chance in my life to watch these wonderful shows. Thanksmoreless
    • Larry Hagman's comic timing and physical slapstick

      10
      I have been watching Larry Hagman closely in the IDOJ reruns and I think he is BRILLIANT! He does many of his own pratfalls and physical stunts and has the perfect comedic timing to portray a formerly cool dude who's life becomes a chaotic mess due to a well-intentioned but meddling, bumbling genie named Jeannie. Larry Hagman is very under-appreciated and under-recognized for his comedic genius. I love this show so much. It definitely belongs in the top 5 TV comedy shows ever. When the writers decided to get them married, it became cute and sweet and romantic too. I wish it went on forever. Thank heavens for reruns!!!!moreless
    • Total Laugh Riot!

      10
      When it comes to classic, older shows, one show comes to mind, and that show is I Dream of Jeanie. The show's jokes carry their weight though time and still come off as funny and well executed, instead of cheesy and tired like other shows of the 60's, even today. I used watch IDJ when I was child, and laughed at the jokes, and I still bust a gut every time I watch my DVD’s. The joke timing between Genie, Tony, and Roger is impeccable. Especially when Dr. Bellows is involved and trying to get Major Nelson to tell what is going on. Such as elephants in Tony’s room, Roger with frost bite, Genie’s dog Gingin attacking the general, Genie wanting to marry Tony, Genie playing with Dr. Bellow's mind with his dinner, the list goes on and on, and the moments instant classics. Heck...What little girl hasn’t tried to clean their room by blinking, or crossing their arms and moving their heads? Or rubbing bottles to find a genie of their very own? When it comes to the acters, I can't think of brighter, talented, well dispositioned, happier cast then the IDG crew...amazing chemisty between the main three folks (Tony, Genie, and Roger), with Tony's easygoingness and charm leading Genie on, Genie's spunk and grace smoothly mixing with Tony's more mature character, and Roger's tact and wit blending tightly for the perfect joke, and the most unforgettable cast I have ever seen on Tv thus making IDJ the ultimate feel good show for the ages! One more thing, doesent it seem like every generation of girls who the shpw always seem to fall in love with Tony? Me and my friends have and we are in our teens! Our mothers also liked the show and were in love with him also...hmmmm.

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