Genie in the House was a British sitcom running on Nickelodeon from 2006-2010.
Meet the Morton family. The father Philip has his hands full. He's a widower and he's got two teenage daughters to take care of. Sophie the smart one, and Emma the wild one. One day they find a mysterious lamp in the attic - and discover a genie inside it. Or rather, a genie in training. Adil was supposed to complete his genie schooling some 1500 years ago, but got trapped in his lamp. So whenever the Morton sisters make wishes, they don't entirely get granted the way they would have liked.
- Aesop Amnesia: You'd think one of those girls would realise that making a wish for Adil is a bad idea.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Sophie for Craig, Caroline for Philip.
- "Arabian Nights" Days: Where Adil's from.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Adil is very talented at casting spells, but he messes up due to being too lazy to be specific.
- Bumbling Dad: Philip is hopeless.
- Do Wrong, Right: Sophie's attitude towards breaking her father's rules.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Sophie is the responsible (most of the time), Emma is the foolish.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Sophie is the smart sister, Emma is the pretty sister.
- Inept Mage: Most episode's plots are kicked off by Adil getting his incantation wrong.
- Limited Wardrobe: Adil's costume never changes.
- Missing Mom: Philip is a widower.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: In one episode Emma and Sophie have to dress up as the 'Cheesy Girls', as a nod to Romanian-British pop duo The Cheeky Girls.
- Perpetual Smiler: Sophie's actress Katie Sheridan was noted for the fact that she always seemed to be smiling.
- Put on a Bus: The nosy next door neighbour Caroline vanishes in Season 2, with the excuse that she moved to France and got married.
- Really 700 Years Old: Adil is over 1500 years old but looks fifteen.
- Spiritual Successor: To I Dream of Jeannie, complete with Adil coming from a family of genies. Also to Sabrina the Teenage Witch with regards to a teenage Inept Mage. One episode where Sophie wishes that her achievements get more recognition - and ends up worldwide famous - is near identical to a Sabrina episode.
- Spy Fiction: One episode has Emma wishing her life were like a spy movie she just saw. Adil is only too happy to oblige. Philip becomes the Tuxedo and Martini spy, Sophie becomes The Baroness and Tony the gadgets dealer.
- Supernatural-Proof Father: Philip spends most of his screen time trying to stop Sophie and Emma making wishes.