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1.  The Lady in the Bottle

September 18, 1965

"Tony. I've always prided myself on being tolerant, but - But would you explain to me, what is that girl doing here?"

- Melissa Stone

When the rocket launch for a space mission goes awry, its astronaut, Captain Anthony Nelson, finds himself stranded on a desert island. There, he finds a beautiful antique bottle lying there on the sand. When Tony opens the bottle, he is shocked to find a beautiful, 2,000-year-old genie named Jeannie, who is now calling him her new Master and willing to grant him anything he wishes.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Karen Sharpe, Philip Ober

Once she was out of the bottle, Jeannie spoke Farsi - not Arabic, as is often stated, because producer Sidney Sheldon was unable to find a tutor for Barbara Eden to learn Arabic phonetically. A professor from UCLA coached Barbara Eden on her lines. Jeannie began speaking English after Tony wishes her to.

Although it looks like a beautiful sunny day, it was actually a cold December day on Zuma beach, Southern California, where the desert island scenes were filmed. Indeed, Barbara Eden has been quoted as saying that it was a good thing it was filmed in black and white as her lips were blue.

Jeannie (in bottle) snuck her way into Tony's gear as he was leaving the island. The bottle was uncorked and the original stopper was left behind. Back in Cocoa Beach, Tony improvised with a clear glass triangular glass stopper from a 1956 Old grand-dad whiskey bottle, which appeared throughout Season 1.

The bird that digs its claws into Tony Nelson's arm was played by a young red tailed hawk called Jimmy and also appeared in Bikini Beach (1964); John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) and The War Lord (1965).

Originally the first season of I Dream of Jeannie was presented in black and white but was later colorized for syndication and DVD release (below).

Although called Anthony Nelson in the episode and in the newspaper headlines in the episode, Larry Hagman's character is identified as Anthony Wilson in the closing credits.

When Major Nelson is preparing for his space flight he is shown wearing his space suit. Yet when he is rescued on the desert island he is wearing an Air Force jumpsuit. He would not have taken a change of clothes with him on his flight.

2.  My Hero?

September 25, 1965

 [introducing Tony to Ali]
"This is Nelson, flier through the moons of space.
This is Ali, killer of many giant men."

- Jeannie

Jeannie blinks Captain Nelson to ancient Persia, where he avenges Jeannie's honor against Ali, the Killer of Giants. Meanwhile, Jeannie visits her parents and happily announces that she has found the man she wishes to marry, her Master, Captain Anthony Nelson, a man who makes his living flying through space.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Richard Kiel, Henry Corden, Florence Sundstrom, Pamela Curran

Barbara Eden was pregnant but hid behind veils, grocery bags or whatever was available.

3.  Guess What Happened on the Way to the Moon?

October 2, 1965

 "Skull Flats. You know, General, I'm not complaining, but for once I'd like to go on one of these survival missions to a place called, oh, like, Happy Valley or Merry Meadows, hmm?"

- Captain Roger Healey

Tony is on a survival mission with Roger when Jeannie seems to have followed him. She then proceeds to help him in every way possible by giving him food, shelter, and finally transportation while Roger suffers in the hot, sweltering desert.

Director: Alan Rafkin, Writer: Frank Waldman / Tom Waldman

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Byron Morrow

The title is based on the musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" which opened at the Alvin Theater on May 1, 1962, ran for 964 performances and won the 1963 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Best Book.

The mountain lion shown jumping at Tony very clearly has a tether tied around its neck.

Before Tony takes off for his mission, he tells Jeannie to make sure she does not interfere, he is going to leave her inside her bottle. He holds the bottle and pulls out the stopper and commands her to get in. In the next scene he is still holding the bottle but the stopper is back in. He then pulls it out "again", and she smokes in.

4.  The Marriage Caper

October 9, 1965

"Oh. That's funny. I kinda like the way she vibrates."

- Captain Anthony Nelson

General Stone is leaving the U.S. Air Force to accept an ambassadorship overseas. He offers Tony the opportunity to come along and be his Military Attache. General Stone's daughter, Melissa, who is also Tony's fiancee, urges Tony to accept the prestigious position and move up their wedding date.

Director: Alan Rafkin, Writer: Tom Wadman / Frank Wadman

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Karen Sharpe, Philip Ober, Mako, John Hudson

This was the last appearance of Melissa Stone and her father General Stone.

5.  G.I. Jeannie

October 16, 1965

"Are you not going to kiss me goodbye?"

- Jeannie

"Now Jeannie, remember our bargain? You agreed that this relationship would be purely platonic."

- Captain Anthony Nelson

"Yes Master."

- Jeannie

"And you agreed because you knew that that would be the best way?"

- Captain Anthony Nelson

"No. I agreed because I did not know what 'platonic' meant."

- Jeannie

Jeannie joins the WAAF's in hopes of becoming Tony's secretary, but things dont turn out as planned.

Director: Alan Rafkin, Writer: William Davenport

Guest starring: Eileen O'Neill, Bill Daily, Edmon Ryan, Robert DoQui

In this episode, Jeannie states her date of birth as "July 1st, 21 B.C.". Later, in "The Girl Who Never Had a Birthday", she would claim not to know when her birthday was. That storyline ultimately revealed her date of birth to be April 1st 64 B.C.

Tony's secretary, Corporal Burns, as of 1965 when this was produced, actually had the rank of Airman Second Class. Two stripes. Corporal is a USMC and US Army rank, not a USAF rank.

6.  The Yacht Murder Case

October 23, 1965

"What are you doing here? I told you to wait in your vacuum cleaner!"

- Captain Anthony Nelson

Onboard a yacht for an important meeting, Tony is followed by Jeannie. With witnesses around Tony argues with Jeannie and tells her to go home. When she does dissappear, they think Tony has killed her (since she cant be found) and put him in jail.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: David Braverman / Bob Marcus

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, C. Lindsay Workman, Richard Webb, Sandra Gould, Victoria Carroll, Sharon Farrell

7.  Anybody Here Seen Jeannie?

October 23, 1965

"Would you like a doctor, doctor?"

- Walter

At Cape Kennedy America's three man astronaut team is preparing to take an historical walk into outerspace. The team consists of Captain Tony Nelson, Captain Roger Healey and Lt. Geroge Conway. Captain Nelson as the head of the team will be the first American to step out into space. However, Dr. Bellows is concerned that Tony has been a bit jumpy and he orders him to appear at the base at 2:00 for some tests. Jeannie overhears of Tony's mission. Jeannie worries about his tether breaking and Tony spinning out into space. So she decides to sabotage Tony's tests, while hiding in Tony's jacket.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Arnold Horwitt

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Dabney Coleman, Davis Roberts

Nelson's spacewalk occurs while tethered to a three man spacecraft, which would not come into use until the Apollo program three years later. The first spacewalks were done during the Gemini program which only carried two astronauts.

Capt Nelson is performing a battery of physical tests when Dr Bellows directs him to the "pulmonary function tester". The proper name for the device is "spirometer".

When Tony is leaving the capsule for his space walk, Captain Healey's helmet is still open during depressurization and while Tony is outside the capsule with the hatch open.

Dabney Coleman's character is mentioned as Lt. George Conway in the show but listed as Lt. George Webb in the credits.

8.  The Americanization of Jeannie

November 6, 1965

"She moves as gracefully as a dog scratching fleas!"

- Jeannie

Jeannie reads about how to be an American woman in a magazine and takes after it in order to please Tony.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Arnold Horwitt

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Steven Geray, Del Moore

Jeannie tells Nelson that she had once met Marco Polo. This would have been impossible since he lived mostly during the end of the 13th century, during the 2,000 year period Jeannie was imprisoned in her bottle.

9.  The Moving Finger

November 13, 1965

"Charlie, I want you to make Rita Mitchell's spacesuit look like a bikini.
Remember, the male eyes of America expect to see her that way."

- Henry Tracy

Jeannie becomes jealous of Tony because he goes out to dinner with a famous movie star. Jeannie then wants to become a moviestar herself to get Tony's attention only she ends up coming to the conclusion that genies dont photograph when she is given a screen test and she is invisible in it.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Harry Essex / Jerry Seelen

Guest starring: Nancy Kovack, David McLean, Woodrow Parfrey

This is the first episode in which Bill Daily (Roger Healey) does not appear.

Tony explains to Jeannie that he was asked to be a consultant on the movie by the company Mammoth Studios. Mammoth Studios was owned by Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies (1962).

The plot of the fictional film made as part of this episode anticipates to a large degree the plot of the Richard Fleischer film Fantastic Voyage (1966), which was released more than a year later: an American astronaut, shrunken to the size of a pinhead, is injected into the bloodstream of a Soviet astronaut, works his way to the brain and retrieves information vital to the defense of the country.

10.  Djinn and Water

November 20, 1965

"I haven't had a decent night's sleep since you've been assigned to me."

- Dr. Alfred Bellows

One of Jeannie's great grandfathers (Bilejik) is summoned back by Jeannie in hopes of aiding Tony in making fresh water out of salt water.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Mary C. McCall Jr.

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, J. Carrol Naish

While Tony chases his car while it's being driven by his invisible Jeannie, it drives around in a circle in front of a house at the end of the street. This house is more familiarly known as the residence of the Stephens, the main characters from the TV show "Bewitched". This isn't surprising since both programs were produced by the same studio and both would use the same facilities.

11.  Whatever Became of Baby Custer?

November 27, 1965

"You know, we have a custom on this planet called 'kiss and make up'."

- Captain Anthony Nelson

"I would know more of this custom."

- Jeannie

An 8-year-old boy, Custer, idolizes Tony. One day when making an unannounced visit, Custer sees Jeannie's magic at work. The little boy blabs almost immediately. Dr. Bellows learns about this and decides to use him to prove that the recent wierd goings-on with Tony have some explanation. Of course, Jeannie uses her magic to cause even more trouble.

Director: Gene Nelson, Writer: Irma Kalish / Ausin Kalish

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Mumy, Herb Voland

The interior set of the Jamison home is the Stephens' living room set from Bewitched (1964) with minor modifications (no staircase) and dressed with different furniture.

Guest star Bill Mummy was currently starring in Lost In Space as Will Robinson. Lost in Space had dubuted two months earlier on September 15th, 1965.

12.  Where'd You Go-Go?

December 4, 1965

"I am just something that you order in and out of a bottle."

- Jeannie

Diane, an old girlfriend of Tony's, comes into town and invites him to pick up where they left off, making Jeannie jealous. Meanwhile, Tony's best friend, Roger Healey, who still doesn't know about Jeannie, bumps into her on the street and becomes immediately attracted to her, aggressively pursuing her for a date. Jeannie accepts, causing Tony to become worried and a little bit jealous about her very first mystery date. He decides to drag Diane all over town in search of Jeannie and her unidentified escort.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer, Writer: Bob Fisher / Arthur Alsberg

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth MacRae

Don Mitchell's TV debut. He would go on to play Mark Sanger on Ironside.

Jeannie turns herself into a chimpanzee at the table. When she's throwing fruit at Tony, the bowl is almost empty, but in the next shot it is full. She also throws some fruit that you don't ever see in the bowl.

13.  Russian Roulette

December 11, 1965

"That bottle is in the hands of the Russians!
Whoever has that bottle can rule the world!"

- Captain Anthony Nelson

Roger Healey is in love and is still searching for his missing Dream Girl, Jeannie, complete with an engagement ring in tow. Meanwhile, he and Tony are ordered by their superiors to escort and entertain two Russian cosmonauts who are visiting the Base, one of them being a good-looking female cosmonaut who has an immediate attraction to Tony. In a jealous huff, Jeannie sneaks along on the men's assignment by hiding herself (in her bottle) inside of Roger's overcoat pocket. The female Russian cosmonaut expresses a real interest in the antique bottle and Roger gives it to her as a gift of friendship. Once Tony realizes what has happened, he makes every effort to get Jeannie back, but not before the Russian cosmonaut discovers that she now possesses a genuine genie in a bottle.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer, Writer: Bob Fisher / Arthur Alsberg

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Arlene Martel, John Beck, Paul Reed

John Beck's TV debut. Beck is known for known for Sleeper (1973), Rollerball (1975) and Audrey Rose (1977). His big breakthrough was in the movie The Other Side of Midnight (1977) in which he played the male lead. The film was a huge box office flop, largely due to 20th Century Fox's decision to throw full weight behind the first Star Wars film. In 1978 Beck's dream TV role on Dallas proved to be just that - a dream. He played Pamela Ewing's husband on the popular western soap during the series' notorious 1985-1986 season, which was explained away at the beginning of the next season as entirely a figment of Pam's imagination.

14.  What House Across the Street?

December 18, 1965

"Strange? It's not strange at all falling over a sheep in your own living room."

- Captain Anthony Nelson

Jeannie continues to bring up the idea of marriage to Tony, who still refuses to marry her. She asks her mother for advice and together they come up with a plan to make Tony jealous: accept Roger Healey's marriage proposal. To make her background look legitimate, Jeannie blinks a fine house onto a vacant lot across the street from Tony's house, along with a set of phony, rich parents.

Director: Theidire Flicker, Writer: Bob Fisher / Arthur Alsberg

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Lurene Tuttle, Jack Collins

The house that Jeannie blinks into the vacant lot is the same house that Endora puts in a vacant lot in the "Bewitched" episode, "Endora Moves in for a Spell" (Season 3).


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15.  Too Many Tonys

December 25, 1965

"Jeannie, listen, try to understand this. In the service, the kind of woman a man marries is very important. And what does your wife do, Captain Nelson?
Well, she's a genie, sir, I put her in a bottle every night.
How's that gonna look on my service record?"

- Captain Anthony Nelson

Jeannie blinks up another Tony that by which is more romantic and worships the ground Jeannie walks on.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer, Writer: Arnold Horwitt

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane

This episode introduced a permanent general to the series (after trying out five over the first 14). Veteran character star Barton MacLane, usually quite adept at villains, came on board as General Martin Peterson.

16.  Get Me to Mecca on Time

January 8, 1966

"Half an egg? You really are sick."

- Captain Anthony Nelson

When it is discovered that it is the day of the ramda, Jeannie says that Tony and her must make a trip to Mecca and cite the sacred words or else Jeannie will lose her powers forever and go into limbo.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer, Writer: Tom Adair / James Allardice

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Jamie Farr, Foster Brooks

Tony Nelson's birthday is July 25.

In the beginning of the episode when Jeannie falls ill and takes Tony to Mecca to cure her, he tells her that his car is in the shop and he has to call a cab. But when he's rushing his way home to her, he's driving his car. Then towards the end when he takes her out to dinner, he tells her that he forgot that his car is in the shop and has to call a cab.

After Jeannie's feet had disappeared you can clearly see them when they are running to the bank.

17.  Richest Astronaut in the Whole Wide World

January 15, 1966

"I've been looking all over for you, and all the time you were right here in the bottle!"

- Captain Roger Healey

Roger finally discovers the truth about Jeannie and takes control of the bottle without Tony's permission. He then uses Jeannie for his own greedy purposes.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer / William Davenport, Writer: Sidney Sheldon / Teleplay by Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Britt Semand

General Peterson restricts Roger to his office until the MPs, Military Police arrive. The Air Force does not have MPs then have APs, Air Police.

When Jeannie pours water on Roger to wake him from fainting the water stain on his suit and on the floor disappear when he faints again.

18.  Is There an Extra Jeannie in the House?

January 22, 1966

"If you are one half the genie Jeannie is, I'm going to be one happy autronaut."

- Captain Roger Healey

Roger has run Jeannie ragged with his whims. But angering Tony (because he exhauses Jeannie) is the least of his concerns. Seems one night he's kept Dr. Bellows' niece out on a hot date until the wee morning hours, making his superior officer really upset.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Charles Tannen

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Bernard Fox, Judy Carne, Emmaline Henry

Before taking the role of Amanda Bellows, Emmaline Henry (below left in the colorized version of the episode) appeared in this episode as a magician's assistant. The magician was played by Bernard Fox (below left), also known as "Dr. Bombay" on Bewitched.

Judy Carne (below right) plays Dr. Bellows' niece Sheila. Carne would return to play herself, a cast member of Rowan & Martin's LAUGH-IN, in the fourth season's "The Biggest Star in Hollywood."

19.  Never Try to Outsmart a Genie

January 29, 1966

"And what power will you use to stop me?"

- Jeannie

Tony has to go on a three-week trip to Rome (which involves an ocean cruise to Europe) for business. Jeannie begs her master to let her come along, but Tony knows she'll only be in the way and orders her to stay home. Jeannie (certain that not only will danger befall Tony, but he'll meet and marry a beautiful woman he meets on the cruise) tries every trick to change Tony's plans. When the captain catches on (rather quickly, mind you), he decides to let her come along ... under the following condition: That she can come in her human form only if she can legally obtain a passport without using her magic. Of course, she can't get the needed passport, but doesn't find this out until she nearly gets another woman in serious trouble.

Director: Herb Wallerstein, Writer: Martin Ragaway

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Peter Brocco, Orville Sherman

Jeannie is looking forward to seeing the charioteer Ben-Hur in Rome as she heard great things about him before she was trapped in her bottle for 2,000 years. However, Ben-Hur is a fictional character who was introduced in the 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace.

Tony tells Jeannie she probably knew Rome under the name Gaul. However, Gaul was in fact the Roman name for France.

20.  My Master, the Doctor

February 5, 1966

"You're the doctor, doctor."

- Dr. Alfred Bellows

When Tony mentions to Jeannie that his childhood dream was to become a surgeon, she blinks him right into the operating room where Roger is to have his appendix removed. Dr. Bellows notices that the new doctor (which he suspects is Tony) is somewhat strange, and eventually summons General Peterson to the operating room to bring up charges on Tony for medical inpersonation. However, as always, things do not turn out the way Dr. Bellows thought they would, as Jeannie blinked Tony from the operating room and replaced him with a doctor from ancient Carthage. Dr. Bellows is left to ponder how this happened to him... again.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Maureen McCormick

A 9 year old Maureen McCormick (below right) makes a brief appearance as Susan, three years before The Brady Bunch. McCormick plays a patient (seen below in a colorized version of the episode) who meets "nurse Jeannie" and ends up with a bed full of new toy dolls.

21.  Jeannie and the Kidnap Caper

February 12, 1966

"You will tell us more Captain. You will tell us everything we wish to know."

- Wong

Tony, frustrated over Jeannie's constant use of magic to help around the house, makes her swear not to help him out anymore under any circumstances. Jeannie agrees, but it's bad timing. Seconds later, Red Chinese spies visit the Nelson home asking for Tony. They kidnap him at gunpoint, and if Jeannie uses her gifts to rescue Tony, she'll lose him as a master. Tony, meanwhile, is being held at shacks along the shoreline, where the criminals aim to make him reveal classified secrets through torture. A beautiful Chinese woman is also in on the scheme Jeannie manages to spy on the spies, reporting back to Roger (who in turn, reports to Dr. Bellows, who reports to General Peterson). After several back-and-forths, Jeannie finally learns that the spies intend to kill Tony by making him drink poisoned tea. Roger convinces Jeannie to temporarily let him be his master, so she can skirt the rules and rescue Tony in time.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Richard Loo, James Hong, Linda Ho

In the beginning of the story, at the teaser, Captain Nelson is wearing oak leaves on his shoulder, indicating a Major or Lt. Colonel, but throughout the rest of the story, he's wearing a Captain's "railroad tracks".

22.  How Lucky Can You Get?

February 19, 1966

"Here's fifty dollars, bet it on anything you like."

- Captain Roger Healey

Following Tony and Roger's promotion to major, the general sends them to Reno, Nevada to relax a few days before going to a base there. Meanwhile, all thats on Roger's mind is gambling in the casinos. Although Tony says Jeannie can't go, Roger's greed gets the better of him and he sneaks Jeannie into his bag in hopes of increasing his odds in the casino.

Director: Claudio Guzman, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Ted de Corsia, Tim Herbert

Tony and Roger both become majors in this episode.

Roger Healy's suitcase has the letters USAF stenciled on it. This stands for United States Air Force, but he is supposed to be an army officer.

Major Healy's hat has a plain black visor. In the Army the ranks of Major and above have the gold "scrambled eggs" on the visor. Lieutenants and Captains have the unadorned visor on their hats.

23.  Watch the Birdie

February 26, 1966

"Would you like me to move the cup to the ball?"

- Jeannie

Tony goes to drop off a few papers to General Peterson when he gives a try at a few swings of golf. He of course is horrible and cant even hit the ball, but at a second try Jeannie makes him hit it farther than most pro's. The General then realizes Tony's potential and makes him his partner in a championship game against 2 guys of the Navy. He refuses Jeannie's help at first, but later on in the match he realizes he cant do it by himself and Jeannie comes to the rescue.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Ray Teal, Herbert Anderson

24.  The Permanent House Guest

March 5, 1966

"Doctor, what would an elephant be doing in Major Nelson's bedroom?"

- General Peterson

When Dr. Bellows makes a stop at Tony's house, he sees an elephant in Tony's bedroom. He then calls General Peterson and when they both go over there they see nothing and of course Bellows is made a fool yet again. Realizing this, the ever suspicious Dr. Bellows moves in with Tony in hopes of actually catching him in the act.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Martin Ashe

When Roger Healy comes in and greets Tony Nelson, Jeannie pops in between them and mistakenly says "Hello Captain Healy", referring to Roger as "Captain" after both Roger and Tony had been promoted to "Major" 2 episodes before in "How Lucky Can You Get?"

25.  Bigger Than a Bread Box & Better Than a Genie

March 12, 1966

"I've done it. I've done it. I've brought the spirits. Hello spirits!"

- Madame Zolta

Tony is skeptical about a fortune teller roger has been seeing in the apartment next to his and goes to investigate. Once he thinks he has the fortune teller figured out, he goes to a sayance where 2 people from the neighborhood join in and as a surprise Dr. Bellows as well. Jeannie then shows up and is creating all the effects the phony teller is doing and in the end the fortune teller even begins to believe her own hype. This then leads Tony to believe she is really a phony and the others as well.

Director: Claudio Guzman, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Jorja Curtright

Colonel Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, made an uncredited cameo appearance.

Sidney Sheldon's second wife, Jorja Curtright, appears as a phony fortune teller and his 70 year old mother Natalie Leeb made her acting debut.

The show is premised on the story that before Tony found the bottle on the beach and released Jeannie, she had been imprisoned in her bottle for 2000 years. Yet she made statements in a few shows that belied this "fact." In this episode she refers to her friend "Nossie" (Nostradamus). Nostradamus wasn't born until 1506 (A.D.), about a millennium-and-a-half after Jeannie was imprisoned; he died in 1566, 399 years before she was released by Tony.

When Dr. Bellows brings Colonel Yeager up to Major Nelson's F-104, he clearly yells to him "Captain Nelson" even though Nelson was promoted to Major three episodes back.

26.  My Master, the Great Rembrandt

March 19, 1966

"I think the critics are going to love your painting."

- Jeannie

For NASA charity auction, Tony paints a copy of Rembrandt's famous 1658 self portrait. He uses his own signature to denote it was a copy and not the authentic article. Jeannie sees her master's work and decides he's quite a painter. Unbenownst to Tony, however, she blinks the original article (that was hanging in the Louvre in Paris) in place of the faux painting. Two art experts buy the painting for $300,000, and that's where the real problems start. Seems they're suspicious about the painting Tony had donated, since the Rembrant self-portrait bears quite a resemblance to the real thing! Of course, Tony is unable to explain what he believes happened, and Dr. Bellows gives him 24 hours to come up with a plausable explanation or face felony theft, forgery and grand larceny charges.

Director: Claudio Guzman, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Jonathan Hole, E.J. Andre

27.  My Master, the Thief

April 2, 1966

"I would know those slippers anywhere."

- Jeannie

While on a trip to the museum, Jeannie spots a pair of antique slippers that she believes belonged to her over 2000 years past. She blinks them out of the glass case and on to her feet and Tony is left in trouble.

Director: Sidney Sheldon / Robert Kaufman, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Kathee Francis

28.  This is Murder

April 9, 1966

"If anything goes wrong, you couldn't pay me to be in your shoes!"

- Dr. Alfred Bellows

When its discovered a princess is coming to Cocoa Beach to visit NASA, Tony is chosen to escort her for 3 days. At the same time, Jeannie sees a picture of her and realizes that she is from a royal family that once cheated her family 3000 years past and Jeannie has taken an oath to kill her. Tony; trying to save the princess from harm; sends Jeannie on a quest (that will ultimately take her 3 days to complete) to get him various things that take even a genie quite a bit of time to accomplish. This plan doesn't work and Jeannie shows up ahead of schedule and confronts with the princess.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Gila Golan, Vic Tayback

29.  My Master, the Magician

April 23, 1966

"There's your orgy sir."

- Dr. Alfred Bellows

When Dr. Bellows spots Tony floating in his chair in his living room, he has no choice but to explain it by saying he is an amateur magician and that was one of his tricks. Dr. Bellows then insists that Tony put on a magic show at NASA to prove his claim.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Don Mitchell, William 'Billy' Benedict, Chet Stratton, Chester Hayes

30.  I'll Never Forget What's Her Name

May 7, 1966

 "Well, he's his old self again."

- Captain Roger Healey

"I want his new self!"

- Jeannie

Tony suffers amnesia from a vase falling on his head, and, seeing Jeannie, instantly falls in love with her. He declares his love and insists they get married. Jeannie, confused but excited, is ready to go through with it, despite Roger's objections. Jeannie prepares for her wedding, only to be diappointed in the end.

Director: Hal Cooper, Writer: Sidney Sheldon

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily, Barton MacLane, Greta Lenetska

This was the last episode broadcast in black and white and the last-ever network series to be filmed that way. Producer Sidney Sheldon originally wanted to film season one in color, but NBC did not want to pay for the extra expenses, as the network (and Screen Gems) believed the series would not make it to a second season. According to Sheldon in his autobiography The Other Side of Me, he offered to pay the extra $400 an episode needed for color filming at the beginning of the series, but Screen Gems executive Jerry Hyams advised him: "Sidney, don't throw your money away." Season one would later be colorized.


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