I Dream of Jeannie

Season 1 Episode 16

Get Me to Mecca on Time

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1966 on NBC
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When it is discovered that it is the day of the ramda, Jeannie says that Tony and her must make a trip to Mecca and cite the sacred words or else Jeannie will lose her powers forever and go into limbo.

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  • Tony saves Jeannie's life when he has to make a pilgrimage to Mecca to prevent her from vanishing into Limbo forever.

    7.5
    I must confess, this is one of my favorite of the IDOJ episodes. It is one of the more serious ones, although the comedy between Roger Healey and Doctor Bellows as Roj does a favor for Tony and Tony and Jeannie in the Thieves' Market is pretty good. What really drives this episode, though, is the love that Tony has for Jeannie to sacrifice his career to make the trip to Mecca to save her. This is one of the few times that, when presented with a situation that could spell all kinds of trouble for Tony, he steps up to the plate unhesitating and not yelling at Jeannie. It is also great to see him saving her for a change, since normally, she gets him out of trouble at the end. The vanishing effect is very well done, too (it would later be repeated in "The Girl Who Never Had a Birthday"), and the ending where Jeannie and Tony ride away in a carriage is so romantic.moreless
Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Achmed (1965)

Guest Star

Joseph Gillgoff

Joseph Gillgoff

1st Policeman (1965)

Guest Star

Foster Brooks

Foster Brooks

Englishman (1965)

Guest Star

Bill Daily

Bill Daily

Major Roger Healey

Recurring Role

Barton MacLane

Barton MacLane

General Peterson

Recurring Role

Hayden Rorke

Hayden Rorke

Dr. Alfred Bellows

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Roger's astrology book is "Watch Your Stars - They're Watching You".  The page he is looking at is November 1965.  This may be the only reference in the series to a time of year that is NOT summer.


      Correction: Roger is a Libra (Sept - Oct), so when his birthday is actually celebrated in "Haven't I Seen Me Someplace Before?" from Season 3, it is Fall.

    • When Tony removes his headset and puts it in his lap, his voice is still clearly heard by Roger and Dr. Bellows.  Even though his hand is not covering the microphone, there should have been a reduction in audio on the receiving end.

    • Plot Goof: Tony's car is in the shop for this episode, at the beginning and the end, but when he races home to meet Jeannie to go to Mecca, he is driving his car.

    • Goof: By the time the night time bank scene occurs, Jeannie's feet, ankles, and lower leg are no longer visible. Yet, during the night time bank scene they are visible when Jeannie runs towards Tony. They are again invisible when the police arrive and capture both Tony and Jeannie.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Jeannie is not feeling herself and in trying to conjure up Tony's breakfast, has only managed to conjure half of everything - half an egg etc.)
      Tony: Jeannie (examining the cut-in-half cup with coffee in it) I'd ask you to conjure up a doctor but I hate to see what he'd look like.

    • Jeannie : On the day of Ram, every Genie and her master must make a pilgrimage to Mecca.
      Tony : Well, I faced east when I shaved this morning. Isn't that enough?

    • Jeannie (doesn't feel fine): Perhaps it is finally my age?
      Tony : Don't be ridiculous. You're the youngest 2000-year-old woman I've ever known.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Jamie Farr wasn't the only future cast member of "M*A*S*H" to make an appearance on the show. Mike Farrell, who played Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, also made an appearance as an Air Force major in Part 3. of the four parter "Genie, Genie Who's Got the Genie".

    • Jamie Farr, of course, would later play the cross dressing Corporal Max Klinger on M*A*S*H, which also featured Wayne Rogers, who would take over the role of Tony Nelson from Larry Hagman in the "I Dream of Jeannie" reunion movie.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title is an allusion to "Get Me to the Church on Time", a song by Lerner and Loewe, sung by Stanley Holloway in 1956's My Fair Lady.

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