History Series / IDreamOfJeannie

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

* InconvenientSummons
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* LaughTrack * LiteralGenie: Literally
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* LaughTrack * LiteralGenie: Literally%%* LaughTrack

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

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

* 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. * TheyDoTheyDo: Tony and Jeannie get married in the last season.

* TitleSequenceReplacement
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* YourCostumeNeedsWork
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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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moving to Trivia page.
* 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.heard.

* 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.rule.
31st Dec '15 6:29:40 PM johnsmithxxi
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* IconicOutfit: ** Jeannie, of course, had her pink and redharem costume with exposed midriff (although her belly button was ordered concealed by network censors!) ** To a ''much lesser extent'', Major Nelson wore an air force uniform. Major Healey was the odd man out on the base with his green army uniform (in contrast to everyone else's blue air force uniforms).
19th Dec '15 10:24:32 PM nombretomado
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''I Dream Of Jeannie'' was created by SidneySheldon in explicit reaction to the success of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''. Inspired by the movie ''The Brass Bottle'' (which coincidentally also starred Barbara Eden, though portly Burl Ives was the Genie in that film, while Barbara was his master's human fiancée), he deliberately inverted the genie trope as it then existed, turning the hideous and borderline-malicious male genie of the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' into a beautiful female genie who was eager to please her master. He also gave Tony a clear motivation for maintaining a facade of normality (remaining an astronaut during NASA's glory days, with its chances of making history), as opposed to the unremarkable, dull and conventional life idealized by Darrin Stevens.
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''I Dream Of Jeannie'' was created by SidneySheldon Creator/SidneySheldon in explicit reaction to the success of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''. Inspired by the movie ''The Brass Bottle'' (which coincidentally also starred Barbara Eden, though portly Burl Ives was the Genie in that film, while Barbara was his master's human fiancée), he deliberately inverted the genie trope as it then existed, turning the hideous and borderline-malicious male genie of the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' into a beautiful female genie who was eager to please her master. He also gave Tony a clear motivation for maintaining a facade of normality (remaining an astronaut during NASA's glory days, with its chances of making history), as opposed to the unremarkable, dull and conventional life idealized by Darrin Stevens.
15th Dec '15 5:14:07 PM johnsmithxxi
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* JumpingOutOfACake: In "Jeannie and the Bachelor Party", Major Nelson has a girl coming out the cake in his [[SurpriseParty surprise]] Bachelor Party.
4th Dec '15 12:20:31 PM cdrood
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** This could also tie into the inconsistent "Genies can't be photographed" rule.
6th Nov '15 4:39:41 PM nombretomado
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After its cancellation, ''I Dream of Jeannie'' demonstrated remarkable success in syndication, winning timeslots across the country and becoming the first non-network program ever to earn higher {{ratings}} than network fare in the same timeslot. By Fall 1971, ''Jeannie'' {{Rerun}}s in syndication were reaching a larger audience than saw the program first-run on NBC. Its cult-like success spawned the mandatory AnimatedAdaptation in 1973, and two TV movie semi-reunions -- 1985's ''I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later'' (in which Wayne Rogers replaced Larry Hagman as Tony) and 1991's ''I Still Dream of Jeannie'' (which eliminated Tony entirely).
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After its cancellation, ''I Dream of Jeannie'' demonstrated remarkable success in syndication, winning timeslots across the country and becoming the first non-network program ever to earn higher {{ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} than network fare in the same timeslot. By Fall 1971, ''Jeannie'' {{Rerun}}s in syndication were reaching a larger audience than saw the program first-run on NBC. Its cult-like success spawned the mandatory AnimatedAdaptation in 1973, and two TV movie semi-reunions -- 1985's ''I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later'' (in which Wayne Rogers replaced Larry Hagman as Tony) and 1991's ''I Still Dream of Jeannie'' (which eliminated Tony entirely).
5th Nov '15 7:38:28 AM johnsmithxxi
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* TrainingFrom Hell: Two third season episodes see Majors Nelson and Healey fall under the control of tough (and insane) officers who run them through unbelievably tough exercises.
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* TrainingFrom Hell: TrainingFromHell: Two third season episodes see Majors Nelson and Healey fall under the control of tough (and insane) officers who run them through unbelievably tough exercises.
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