NBC (ended 1970)
|The writing on "I DREAM OF JEANNIE" WAS inconsistent at times, due to Sidney Sheldon eventually turning over most of the scripting chores to James Henerson by the fall of 1968. |
Henerson was the second most prolific writer on the series after Sheldon, and for some reason, did not adhere (or merely ignored) the situations created in the early seasons-
Jeannie being unable to be photographed, the possibililty of losing her powers if married, and so on. In fact, Henerson wrote the episode that introduced and established the "evil sister" in September 1967 (even though Jeannie referred to her "baby sister" in Sheldon's "My Master The Rainmaker" the season before). He also had a tendency towards creating slapstick situations, which caused the show to appear as more of a "live-action cartoon" during its last three seasons.
How many people watch sitcoms just to relax?
And how many think of it really?
sometimes the writers do not care about consistence when they track another good plot, or to the minority of "little-know-it-all" saying: The story line in episdoe 3 of season 5 doesn't fit with a particular scene in episode 5 of season 3!
You know this was one thing and probably one of the only things that I have wondered about myself.....
I kind of wish that Jeannie would have turned mortal and lost her powers after they got married because that would be neat to see Jeannie as an average house wife. I have seen that episode which I believe is in season 2 where Jeannie and Tony almost get married and Tony begin to get exited because Jeannie wouldn't cause trouble anymore after she loses her powers but then he changes his mind after he finds out that there kids can have the power.