History Series / IDreamOfJeannie

25th May '18 5:50:37 PM JamesAustin
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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 Creator/BarbaraEden, 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. 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]], {{Fantastic Comed|y}}ies, ''I Dream Of of Jeannie'' ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from September 1965 to May 1970. Starring Larry Hagman Creator/BarbaraEden and Creator/BarbaraEden, Creator/LarryHagman, 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. 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]].



''I Dream Of Jeannie'' was created by 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.

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''I Dream Of of Jeannie'' was created by 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.



!!''I Dream Of Jeannie'' provides examples of:

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!!''I Dream Of of Jeannie'' provides examples of:
21st Apr '18 9:00:20 AM ironballs16
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* CreditCardPlot: As mentioned below, Jeannie runs up a massive debt through use of one. Unusually for this trope, however, the next episode had her going overboard in the ''other'' direction, imposing a draconian budget [[ChracterDevelopment in reaction to having overspent before]].
16th Apr '18 4:38:14 AM jormis29
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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. 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, Creator/BarbaraEden, 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. 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]].
6th Jan '18 4:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* IThoughtThatWas: Jeannie's blonde hair makes it quite clear that the show is unrelated to Stephen Foster's song of the same name.
25th Nov '17 8:13:25 AM maxwellsilver
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** What's more, genies have a corporeal nature, such as having blood. They also cannot be filmed or photographed, though they do have reflections.

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** What's more, genies have a corporeal nature, such as having blood. They also cannot be filmed or photographed, photographed (but only if it causes more conflict in the plot), though they do have reflections.
10th Nov '17 11:34:30 AM mcgrew
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* HideYourPregnancy: Barbara Eden was pregnant during the first episodes.
2nd Nov '17 9:06:37 PM jccw227
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** In the very first episode, Jeannie tells Tony that a djinn trapped her inside her bottle because she refused to marry him. In the first episode of the show's second season, said djinn makes an appearance.
11th Oct '17 12:47:06 AM bombadil211
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: NASA is depicted as a military organization where astronauts work in dress uniform and maintain strict discipline. In reality, NASA was always a civilian organization and while astronauts during the early days were almost all active duty military test pilots, they wore civilian clothing and were very casual around one another.
16th Sep '17 11:06:10 AM thecarolinabull01
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* VitriolicBestBeds: Roger with both Tony and Jeannie.

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* VitriolicBestBeds: VitriolicBestBuds: Roger with both Tony and Jeannie.
31st Aug '17 1:29:43 AM elenaisabel722
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* AlcoholicHic: One episode had the titular character her hiccups after she accidentally poofed herself into a wine bottle when trying to hide.

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* AlcoholicHic: AlcoholHic: One episode had the titular character her hiccups after she accidentally poofed herself into a wine bottle when trying to hide.
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