Sep. 18, 1965
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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I Dream of Jeannie

Captain Tony Nelson is an astronaut. While on a mission, he discovered a mysterious bottle. Opening it, he released Jeannie (a Genie) who was so overjoyed at her release she promised to serve Captain Nelson. Nelson is unsure what to make of Jeannie, especially given that his work is highly secret and his superiors tend to keep a close eye on him.

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Jeanie is, as her name suggests, a genie.

She is very kind, friendly, and eager to please. The latter is normally taken to extremes as it is the source of her master's many misadventures. Despite living for more than two thousand years, Jeannie has proven to be quite immature and impulsive, disobeying her master and using her powers whenever she sees fit. Jeannie's passion for her master has resulted in her being overprotective.

Jeannie was born a human. An evil Blue Djinn tried to force Jeannie to marry him, but she refused. He turned her into a genie and imprisoned Jeannie in her bottle. She was trapped in her bottle for 2000 years, until being rescued by Anthony Nelson. It can be implied Jeannie was extremely bored in her bottle for so many years. She also seemed very pale when she was released from the bottle, implying that she was not sunkissed and the bottle had been dark.

Jeannie's main outfit is pink silk. During the first season the color was not known because it was shot in black and white, also during some of the earlier episodes Jeannie would wear slik shalls over her outfit. The reason for this is the actress 'Barbra Eden' was pregnant at the time. It could also be noticed that Jeannie never showed her belly button untill the I Dream of Jeannie: 15 years later. Jeannie would always have a bead over her belly button. In the later season other woman would have exsposed belly buttons, but never Jeannie. Jeannie would also wear regular clothing when going to dinner with Tony and when out in public. In season 5 she would wear regular clothing more because she was trying to be a normal wife.

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Jeannie is first seen in episode "The Lady in the Bottle" when Captain Anthony Nelson goes off on a space mission. The missile goes up, but something goes wrong and the capsule lands on an island in the South Pacific. "Tony" wanders helplessly around the island, but finds a mysterious bottle that seems to be moving in the sand. He removes the bottle's lid and rubs it, causing smoke to start coming out of the bottle. A beautiful blonde woman (Jeannie) comes out of the bottle. She doesn't speak English, so Tony has a hard time getting her to "blink" what he wants. Eventually, Jeannie blinks a helicopter, and after Tony wishes aloud that she was able to speak English, begins speaking English. Tony thanks her but says he isn't taking him with her as the people back in Cocoa Beach wouldn't understand. Jeannie doesn't listen and, getting back into her bottle, sneaks into Tony's jacket. Tony unknowingly brings Jeannie back to Cocoa Beach with him.

She causes trouble between him and his fiancee Melissa when she takes a shower back at Tony's house, with Melissa questioning Tony's loyalty. She leaves, angry. Jeannie explains to Tony how grateful she is at how he freed her, telling him her story about the Blue Djinn and how she was trapped in a bottle for 2000 years. Tony finds a "black pearl", which is really a dark glass marble, and throws it in Jeannie's bottle. She is fooled and jumps into the bottle. He puts the lid right back on.

Despite seeming angry at Jeannie, Tony risks a lot to get her back when she is nearly taken away by a trash van.

Jeannie goes shopping one day, but comes back and asks if Tony believes it is right for a man to strike a woman. She cries, and Tony tries to exact revenge for Jeannie by standing up to Ali, the Killer of Giants, a large, tall man who nearly kills Tony until being stopped by Jeannie. (My Hero?)

Tony and Roger go on a mission, but Jeannie continues to supply Tony with food, shelter and transportation. Roger begins questioning this as he suffers in the sweltering heat, and desert survival becomes luxurious for Tony. (Guess What Happened On The Way To The Moon?)

Jeannie strongly dissaproves of Tony's engagement to General Stone's niece Melissa, who she refers to as "the black-haired witch". Marriage plans are made and everything is going smoothly, but a childhood friend of Melissa's enters the picture, complicating things. Melissa decides that her friend is going to be best man, upsetting Roger, who thought Tony had chosen him as best man. Tony tries to explain that he was unaware Melissa had chosen the best man. Melissa also lies to Tony about their honeymoon, agreeing with Tony when he says that they will go to Jamaica, even though she plans to go to Honolulu. Later, General Stone and Dr. Bellows, two of NASA's most prestigious officers, find Melissa kissing her friend. She reveals that she's not happy with Tony and isn't marrying him. Later that evening, Tony is visited by Melissa, who informs him she's sorry and "knows it hurts now", but is not marrying him and is going to marry her friend. Tony fakes being upset. Melissa kisses him on the cheek and leaves. As soon as he shuts the door, Tony reveals his joy to Jeannie, finally seeming to realise that they belong together. (Jeannie and the Marriage Caper).

Jeannie joins the air force with the hopes of working closer to her master. But will all the rules and regulations, is there any room for a little military magic? (G.I. Jeannie).

Jeannie follows Tony on a yacht for a very important meeting with an aerospace executive and his beautiful daughter. Tony orders Jeannie to leave and she "blinks" herself home. The other guests soon begin to think Jeannie's sudden disappearance is a sign of murder, and Tony is accused. (The Yacht Murder Case)

Episode Screenshots

02x30 - My Master, the Swinging Bachelor
Season 2, Episode 30
03x16 - Genie, Genie, Who's Got the Genie? (1)
Season 3, Episode 16
04x16 - Invisible House For Sale
Season 4, Episode 16
05x23 - An Astronaut in Sheep's Clothing
Season 5, Episode 23
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