I Dream of Jeannie
- 5 Seasons
The American comedy I Dream of Jeannie follows astronaut Captain Anthony (Tony) Nelson after he frees a two-thousand-year-old genie trapped in a bottle he discovers on the beach. Tony stumbles on this supposedly empty bottle while waiting to be picked up on a deserted island in the South Pacific after his space capsule has landed there. He is shocked upon opening the bottle to discover that not only is there a genie - incidentally named Jeannie - who lives in the bottle, but that he is now her master. After being trapped for so many years, Jeannie is instantly smitten with Tony and does not want to be left alone again. She rolls her bottle into his bag and stows away with him when he is rescued by NASA. Tony's good friend and fellow astronaut Roger Healey finds out that Tony has become a master to a genie and spends much of his time trying to trick Jeannie into helping him out while at the same time trying to make sure Tony doesn't find out about his schemes. Jeannie's school girl crush on Tony leads her to constantly try to help him out of problems, real or perceived. However, her over-enthusiasm combined with her lack of understanding of much of twentieth-century culture often get Tony into more trouble than actually getting him out of it. For example, one day the newspaper doesn't arrive and Jeannie decides to just blink one in, accidentally giving Tony and Roger tomorrow's paper. In one episode she also accidentally makes Tony's house invisible. In one particularly memorable episode, Jeannie tries to help Tony by making it appear that he is a musical genius in front of his superiors at NASA. The true comedy to most of the situations that Jeannie gets Tony into is that Tony is highly uncomfortable with attention or accolades that he has not earned himself. Taking place during America's initial forays into outer space, this timeless comedy still entertains people from all ages and walks of life.