History Series / IDreamOfJeannie

19th Apr '16 3:28:32 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** To make it worse, the show still went back and forth on this. Jeannie having genie relatives was brought up as early as the Season 1 "Is There An Extra Jeannie In The House?," but the second season's "How To Be A Genie In 10 Easy Steps" brought back Jeannie having once been human. Jeannie having been born a genie was pretty much settled on with the third season.

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*** ** To make it worse, the show still went back and forth on this. Jeannie having genie relatives was brought up as early as the Season 1 "Is There An Extra Jeannie In The House?," but the second season's "How To Be A Genie In 10 Easy Steps" brought back Jeannie having once been human. Jeannie having been born a genie was pretty much settled on with the third season.
11th Apr '16 4:27:12 PM johnsmithxxi
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* HeavySleeper: In "Meet My Master's Mother", furious with Major Nelson's visiting mother, Jeannie seeks to disrupt her sleep by playing drums, trumpets, and even firing a cannon. Mrs. Nelson doesn't so much as bat an eye . . . until Major Nelson leaves his room, calling for her asking if she heard anything. Jeannie is then punished with LaserGuidedKarma for her mean-spirited pranks, when Mrs. Nelson innocently uses Jeannie's bottle (with Jeannie in it) to mix up a batch of shampoo! [[spoiler: In the end, Jeannie tries a much more successful "if you can't beat them, join them" approach]]
13th Mar '16 4:15:40 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ComputerEqualsTapeDrive: The giant, billion-dollar, brand new NASA computer in "The Girl Who Never Had A Birthday".
3rd Mar '16 6:57:00 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ScoobyDooHoax: Bizarrely, I Dream of Jeannie had "My Master, The Ghost Breaker". Major Nelson inherits an English manor. Unfortunately, Nelson's crooked English solicitor tries to scare Nelson off so he could sell the manor and keep the proceeds. Features a shocking bit of ArbitrarySkepticism on Major Nelson's part, when this master of a genie repeatedly denies that ghosts can possibly exist! There's also the fact that Jeannie herself contradicts Nelson and says they do! The trope is subverted at the very end, when a real ghost shows up and frightens everybody away.
19th Feb '16 10:44:44 AM andersonh1
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One of the classic 1960s [[FantasticComedy Fantastic Comedies]], ''I Dream Of Jeannie'' ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from September 1965 to May 1970. Starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden, it depicted the life of American astronaut Captain (later Major) Anthony Nelson and the beautiful genie he acquired while stranded on a desert island after a space mission. Because of the series' repeated emphasis on Jeannie's absolute devotion to Tony, ''I Dream Of Jeannie'' is also considered the archetypal ReactionaryFantasy, simultaneously establishing a woman with almost limitless power while literally enslaving her to a man who doesn't want her to use it. Despite the enormous potential for his own personal gain with no risk, Tony Nelson would rather embrace conformity so as to remain in the astronaut program. This being a SitCom, complete success in his goal of appearing normal is of course [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption denied him]].

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One of the classic 1960s [[FantasticComedy Fantastic Comedies]], ''I Dream Of Jeannie'' ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from September 1965 to May 1970. Starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden, it depicted the life of American astronaut Captain (later Major) Anthony Nelson and the beautiful genie he acquired while stranded on a desert island after a space mission. Because of the series' repeated emphasis on Jeannie's absolute devotion to Tony, ''I Dream Of Jeannie'' is also considered the archetypal ReactionaryFantasy, simultaneously establishing a woman with almost limitless power while literally enslaving her to a man who doesn't want her to use it. Despite the enormous potential for his own personal gain with no risk, Tony Nelson would rather embrace conformity so as to remain in the astronaut program. This being a SitCom, complete success in his goal of appearing normal is of course [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption denied him]].
14th Feb '16 6:43:38 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ArtisticTitle: The AnimatedCreditsOpening.
19th Jan '16 1:33:03 AM Eagal
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19th Jan '16 1:32:12 AM Eagal
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* [[AmusingAlien Amusing Genie]]



* BenevolentGenie: Jeannie.

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* BenevolentGenie: Jeannie.Jeannie, the rare moment of anger-induced [[JerkAssGenie jerkassery]] aside, generally has Tony's best interest at heart.



* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Jeannie, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR2IWadPPsM apparently]]. Although to her credit, she did guzzle down really powerful Moonshine.
** Jeannie is, if not Muslim herself, is from the Middle East; she probably hadn't had alcohol before and hadn't developed a tolerance.

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* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: CantHoldHerLiquor: Jeannie, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR2IWadPPsM apparently]]. Although to her credit, she did guzzle down really powerful Moonshine.
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Moonshine. Jeannie is, if not Muslim herself, is from the Middle East; she probably hadn't had alcohol before and hadn't developed a tolerance.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Jeannie

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* %%* ClingyJealousGirl: Jeannie



* DumpsterDive: In the first episode, "The Lady in the Bottle", Captain Nelson rifles through the back of a garbage truck in an attempt to recover Jeannie and her bottle. With Captain Healey, Doctor Bellows and General Stone looking on . . . .

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* DumpsterDive: In the first episode, "The Lady in the Bottle", Captain Nelson rifles through the back of a garbage truck in an attempt to recover Jeannie and her bottle. With Captain Healey, Doctor Bellows and General Stone looking on . . . . on...



* EvilMatriarch

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* %%* EvilBrunetteTwin
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EvilMatriarch



** EvilBrunetteTwin



* FantasticComedy
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]:
** '''Sanguine''': Jeannie
** '''Choleric''': Tony
** '''Phlegmatic''': Roger
** '''Melancholic''': Dr. Bellows
** '''Leukine''': Mrs. Bellows

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* FantasticComedy
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]:
** '''Sanguine''': Jeannie
** '''Choleric''': Tony
** '''Phlegmatic''': Roger
** '''Melancholic''': Dr. Bellows
** '''Leukine''': Mrs. Bellows
%%* FantasticComedy



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Tony
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Roger

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Tony
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Tony is notably blase about having a genie who is eager to fulfill his every wish. He just wants a relatively normal life.
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IJustWantToBeSpecial: Roger



* InconvenientSummons

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* %%* InconvenientSummons



* LaughTrack
* LiteralGenie: Literally

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* LaughTrack
* LiteralGenie: Literally
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* MagicalGirlfriend

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* MagicalGirlfriendMagicalGirlfriend: Though she wasn't his girlfriend for much of the series, Jeannie is effectively this, as she moves into Tony's house (rather, she moves her bottle into his house)



* MakeAWish
* MatchCut

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* MakeAWish
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MakeAWish: Jeannie is a genie. She grants Tony's wishes.
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MatchCut



* SignatureSoundEffect: the blinking sound.
* SitCom

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* SignatureSoundEffect: the The blinking sound.
* SitCom
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* StopTrick

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* SuperSmoke
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: While Roger babysits Jeannie's nephew, Abdullah, Tabitha's {{Leitmotif}} from ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' is heard.
* TheyDo

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* %%* SuperSmoke
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: While Roger babysits Jeannie's nephew, Abdullah, Tabitha's {{Leitmotif}} from ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' is heard.
* TheyDo
TheyDo: Tony and Jeannie get married in the last season.



* TitleSequenceReplacement

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork

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* %%* YourCostumeNeedsWork
6th Jan '16 7:37:14 AM johnsmithxxi
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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Subverted in "Nobody Loves A Fat Astronaut". Major Nelson tries to call home, and argues with a "recording". In reality, it was Jeannie's sister pretending to be a recording.
2nd Jan '16 4:29:07 PM JamesAustin
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* SuspiciouslySimilarMusic: While Roger babysits Jeannie's nephew, Abdullah, Tabitha's {{Leitmotif}} from ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' is heard.
* UsefulNotes/SwitchToColor: In 1966, starting with Season Two.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarMusic: SuspiciouslySimilarSong: While Roger babysits Jeannie's nephew, Abdullah, Tabitha's {{Leitmotif}} from ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' is heard.
* UsefulNotes/SwitchToColor: In 1966, starting with Season Two.
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* UnbuiltTrope: Being a famous [[FantasticComedy Fantastic Comedy]], 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.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The TV movies were loaded with [[TheEighties 80's fashion]]. It is very telling that the original 60's series aged much better them, with only the final season airing in 1970. To their credit, the second movie had the sense to put Jeannie in her iconic harem costume for most of the movie.
** Funnily enough, the actual show somewhat averts this in that most people seem to misremember the show as some 70's icon. In reality, the show was from the late 60's. This is somewhat justified, as the show did better in syndication than in its original run.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Being a famous [[FantasticComedy Fantastic Comedy]], 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. \n* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The TV movies were loaded with [[TheEighties 80's fashion]]. It is very telling that the original 60's series aged much better them, with only the final season airing in 1970. To their credit, the second movie had the sense to put Jeannie in her iconic harem costume for most of the movie.\n** Funnily enough, the actual show somewhat averts this in that most people seem to misremember the show as some 70's icon. In reality, the show was from the late 60's. This is somewhat justified, as the show did better in syndication than in its original run.



* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: In "Who Are You Calling a Genie?" Jeannie looses her memory after hitting her head. She's taken to hospital but when her head is x-rayed it turns out to be empty. It is not clear whether this a trait common to ''all'' genies or [[DumbBlonde Jeannie in particular.]]
** This could also tie into the inconsistent "Genies can't be photographed" rule.
* YouLookFamiliar: Several people, like Michael Ansara (above) and Frank De Vol, appeared multiple times on the show in differing roles.
* YouLookFamiliar: Emmaline Henry appeared in a first season episode as a magician's assistant before taking on the role of Amanda Bellows the following season.
** Paul Lynde made numerous guest appearances, playing a wide range of different one-shot characters, including an IRS agent auditing Tony, to a flustered Hollywood movie director making a documentary about NASA and Tony and Roger's lives.

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* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: In "Who Are You Calling a Genie?" Jeannie looses her memory after hitting her head. She's taken to hospital but when her head is x-rayed it turns out to be empty. It is not clear whether this a trait common to ''all'' genies or [[DumbBlonde Jeannie in particular.]]
** This could also tie into
particular]], or if it's part of the inconsistent "Genies can't be photographed" rule.
* YouLookFamiliar: Several people, like Michael Ansara (above) and Frank De Vol, appeared multiple times on the show in differing roles.
* YouLookFamiliar: Emmaline Henry appeared in a first season episode as a magician's assistant before taking on the role of Amanda Bellows the following season.
** Paul Lynde made numerous guest appearances, playing a wide range of different one-shot characters, including an IRS agent auditing Tony, to a flustered Hollywood movie director making a documentary about NASA and Tony and Roger's lives.
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