I Dream of Jeannie. Though Bewitched lasted much longer, both shows — and their viewers — won. Elizabeth Montgomery reportedly hated Jeannie because she felt it was a shameless knock off of her show, but with all the social commentary replaced with fanservice. Decades later Barbara Eden sort of agreed with her. When NBC hired Sidney Sheldon to create the series for them to compete with the success of ABC's Bewitched, he went to Bewitched directed William Asher for advice, admitting, "I have this, sort of, rip-off of you..."
- The 2005 film lampshades this, when Isabel is telling her neighbor Maria about being in the new series.
Maria: Oh, I love that show! Is it the one about the genie?
- Elizabeth was infuriated that Jeannie later had a reunion TV-movie in The Eighties, especially after she repeatedly turned-down offers to do the same with Bewitched (though, to be fair, she felt that any form of a reunion special would jeopardize the original series' credibility).