I Dream of Jeannie

Season 1 Episode 2

My Hero?

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 1965 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jeannie blinks Captain Nelson to ancient Persia, where he avenges Jeannie's honor against Ali, the Killer of Giants. Meanwhile, Jeannie visits her parents and happily announces that she has found the man she wishes to marry, her Master, Captain Anthony Nelson, a man who "makes his living flying through space."moreless

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    Jan Arvan

    Jan Arvan


    Guest Star

    Jenö Mate

    Jenö Mate


    Guest Star

    Henry Corden

    Henry Corden


    Guest Star

    Bill Daily

    Bill Daily

    Captain Roger Healey

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (6)

      • Jeannie reveals that she was turned into a genie by an evil djinn she refused to marry.

      • In the Baghdad marketplace, when Ali picks up Jeannie and then sets her down, her headpiece is crooked.  In the next close-up of Jeannie it is straight.  The next wide shot shows it to be crooked again. 

      • At the end of the episode, Tony and Roger are going on a double-date, but nothing is said about Tony's engagement to Melissa, which ends two episodes later.

      • For the wedding party scenes, Jeannie's crop top and jacket are similar to her Season 2 - 5 costume.

      • The scene where Tony is being sold as a slave is very similar to a scene in the 1933 film 'Roman Scandals' in which Eddie Cantor's character is also being sold as a slave.

      • Tony gives his serial number as 36076A.

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Tony: Will the wedding be soon, sir? I'd like to see it, but I really ought to be getting back to Cocoa Beach.
        Papa: What is this "Cocoa Beach?"
        Tony: It's a little town east of ... Baghdad.

      • Papa: It is sad. We were such a happy family before the tragedy overtook us.
        Tony: Tragedy?
        Papa: When our daughter refused to marry the wicked djinn and he turned her into a genie.
        Tony: Oh, yes, that. Well, every family has its little problems.

      • Bidder: Three shekels.
        Auctioneer: Oh, three shekels. He is worth twenty times that much. Look, look at these teeth!
        Tony: I have a lot of cavities. I use the wrong toothpaste!

      • (Tony is placed on slave auction)
        Auctioneer: How much do I hear?
        Bidder: One shekel is all he is worth.
        Tony: One shekel??? I'm a college graduate!

      • Jeannie: Oh, I went shopping early this morning.
        Tony: You left the house???
        Jeannie: Yes. I had to hurry down to my neighborhood grocer to shop for your supper.
        Tony: Well, now, who told you to do that?
        Jeannie: A man on television.

      • Jeannie: Did you really mean it when you said that I was the greatest thing that ever happened to you?
        Tony: I refuse to answer on the grounds I may incriminate myself.

      • Jeannie: Miss Galaxy is a fat showoff. They should call her Miss Full Moon.

      • Jeannie's Father: Tell me, my son, how many camels dost thou have?
        Tony: Why… why none. I…
        Jeannie's Father: None?
        Tony: Well… well, I mean, I have none with me.
        (both chuckle)
        Jeannie's Father: My daughter tells me that thou art a prince among princes.
        Tony: Well, you know how Jeannie exaggerates.
        (both laugh)
        Jeannie's Father: I would wager that thou hast a king's ransom in goats and oxen.
        Tony: Yeah, well, I-I can honestly say I have as many goats and oxen as anyone in Cocoa Beach.
        Jeannie's Father: I'm pleased to hear that.

      • Jeannie: (introducing Tony to her parents) This is Nelson, flier through the moons of space.

      • Jeannie: I came as quickly as I could to tell you the news. Oh, Mama. I can hardly wait for you to meet your new son-in-law.
        Jeannie's Mother: Oh, my dear.
        Jeannie's Father: And what does he do for a living, my daughter?
        Jeannie: Oh, he flies through space, Papa.
        Jeannie's Father: From this he makes a living?

      • Tony: Where are we?
        Jeannie: We're at the market place, Master. Oh, and there is Ali, the man who hit me.
        Tony: Wait a second. Wait. That was 2,000 years ago.
        Jeannie: Yes.
        Tony: Well, why were you crying about it this morning?
        Jeannie: I just remembered it.

      • Tony: Come on, let's go.
        Jeannie: Where?
        Tony: Well, down to the market. Maybe we can still catch him.
        Jeannie: Please, do not bother. You-you have to go breathe.
        Tony: I do not have to breathe.

      • Tony: Say, has the weather changed much in the last 2000 years?
        Jeannie: Oh, weather is weather. In ancient Persia we had an old saying: "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it."
        Tony: You're kidding.
        Jeannie: I jest you not, Master.

    • NOTES (5)

      • The narrator of the opening title {episodes 2-8} was veteran radio and voice-over actor Paul Frees, who DID imitate Orson Welles' stentorian tones in a few projects.

      • In this episode, Jeannie's parents are normal mortals, and she says that she was turned into a genie as a curse. This is contradicted by later episodes in which her mother is a genie and she clearly comes from a whole family of genies.

      • Beginning here, for the next seven episodes, the animated opening was replaced with a live-action, narrated opening that recounted how Tony Nelson found Jeannie in her bottle. The narrator sounds a lot like Orson Welles.

      • This is the first appearance of Jeannie's mother. Florence Sundstrom played her in a couple of episodes, but Barbara Eden would assume the role in later seasons.

      • Richard Kiel would later gain fame playing the giant Jaws in the James Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker".

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