History Series / IDreamOfJeannie

5th Dec '16 6:10:32 PM Xtifr
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* UnbuiltTrope: Being a famous FantasticComedy, it actually showed the real problems with having something like a genie: Nelson doesn't profit from genie, not only because of his moral conviction against a genie, it also meant being hounded the government on property and money he can't report. He is hounded by his superiors simply because of his suspicious behavior, menaced by supernatural forces connected to Jeannie, and often faced with unscrupulous types who wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of an powerful being, including his own best friend Roger. It was also ''not'' a ReactionaryFantasy, since Jeannie often acted of her own accord.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Being a famous FantasticComedy, it actually showed the real problems with having something like a genie: Nelson doesn't profit from genie, not only because of his moral conviction against a genie, it also meant being hounded the government on property and money he can't report. He is hounded by his superiors simply because of his suspicious behavior, menaced by supernatural forces connected to Jeannie, and often faced with unscrupulous types who wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of an powerful being, including his own best friend Roger. It was also ''not'' a ReactionaryFantasy, since Jeannie often acted of her own accord.
5th Dec '16 6:06:22 PM Xtifr
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* ReactionaryFantasy: Although often held up as one of the archetypal examples of the Reactionary Fantasy, some commentators have argued that it may in fact be a ''subversion''. Tony actually freed Jeannie upon being rescued in the first episode -- only to have Jeannie choose to follow him home anyway. Thus she stays with Tony because she ''wants'' to, not because she is bound to him in any way, and her "servitude" and "obedience" are an act on her part. This explain rather neatly why and how she manages to get around his orders so frequently and thoroughly...
** Barbara Eden has explained in interviews that 'Master' was only a ''ceremonial'' title and that everything Jeannie did was entirely of her free will.
** It's very clear that Jeannie is with Tony because she wants to be, not because she has to be, and that she does whatever she darn well pleases, no matter how much he protests.
1st Dec '16 5:43:14 AM andersonh1
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** It's very clear that Jeannie is with Tony because she wants to be, not because she has to be, and that she does whatever she darn well pleases, no matter how much he protests.
21st Nov '16 3:25:07 PM BobTanaka
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* ExactWords: Tony should have been a little clearer when he told Jeannie that the groom isn't supposed to see the ''bride'' in her wedding dress before the ceremony...
9th Oct '16 2:04:32 AM BrotherGrimace
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite everything Major Healey does and all the failed scams he's tried to pull, if you ever think he doesn't belong at NASA - look at his uniform. His astronaut insignia is the ''Army Astronaut Badge''... ''the '''rarest''' badge awarded by the U.S. Army.''
31st Aug '16 11:31:38 AM BobTanaka
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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Jeannie's ability to whip up a new outfit at will gave the series creators the chance to put Barbara Eden in an endless series of gorgeous costumes.
29th Aug '16 3:41:29 PM BobTanaka
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* WeaksauceWeakness: It's established that if Jeannie is ever trapped in a container (such as her bottle or a safe), she can't use her powers to affect the outside world or to let herself out.
28th Aug '16 4:38:34 PM BobTanaka
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* ItWasHereISwear: Dr. Bellows's natural state.
27th Aug '16 3:20:40 PM BobTanaka
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* [[HisNameIs Your Birthday Is...]]: During the 'Jeannie's birthday' arch, Roger keeps ''almost'' revealing it, but getting cut-off because he wastes so much time being overdramatic and trying to make the others guess. Jeannie finally loses patience and sticks him in an iron maiden until he says it.

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* [[HisNameIs Your Birthday Is...]]: During the 'Jeannie's birthday' arch, Roger keeps ''almost'' revealing it, but getting her birthday only to get cut-off because he wastes so much time being overdramatic and trying to make the others guess. guess instead of just telling it. Jeannie finally loses patience and sticks him in an iron maiden until he says it.does so.
27th Aug '16 3:17:56 PM BobTanaka
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* [[HisNameIs Your Birthday Is...]]: During the 'Jeannie's birthday' arch, Roger keeps ''almost'' revealing it, but getting cut-off because he wastes so much time being overdramatic and trying to make the others guess. Jeannie finally loses patience and sticks him in an iron maiden until he says it.
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