Incredibly "I Dream Of Jeannie" debuted on NBC on September 18th, 1965. It seems just like yesterday, when Jeannie (Barbara Eden) blinked her way into televisions around the world. The show's first season included 30 episodes and was originally aired in B&W. Fast forward forty plus years and you can rent or buy this charming 4 DVD disc box set of "I Dream Of Jeannie" in living color (as they used to say).
For those of you too young to remember the sitcom, here's a quick intro. Major Anthony Nelson (Larry Hagman) is stranded on a deserted island when he stumbles upon a mysterious bottle. Nelson opens the bottle and bingo bango Jeanie escapes the confines of her bottle and appears in the flesh and declares Nelson as her master, since he opened the bottle and saved her. Major Healy (Bill Daily) is Nelson's best friend and is the only other mortal that knows about Jeannie's secret alter ego. N.A.S.A.'s Dr. Bellows (Hayden Rourke) is constantly suspicious of what is going on with Nelson and Jeannie yet this humorous game of cat and mouse never gets resolved.
"I Dream Of Jeannie" was one of the funniest sitcoms in television history. For anyone into true classic television this is a must own box-set…so blink yourself to your nearest DVD store and buy this delightful DVD set.
Titles of the 30, first season episodes:
1. The Lady in the Bottle
2. My Hero?
3. Guess What Happened on the Way to the Moon?
4. The Marriage Caper
5. G.I. Jeannie
6. The Yacht Murder Case
7. Anybody Here Seen Jeannie
8. The Americanization of Jeannie
9. The Moving Finger
10. Djinn and Water
11. Whatever Happened to Baby Custer?
12. Where'd You Go Go?
13 .Russian Roulette
14. What House Across the Street?
15. Too Many Tony's
16. Get Me to Mecca on Time
17. Richest Astronaut in the World
18. Is There an Extra Genie in the House
19. Never Try to Outsmart a Jeannie
20. My Master, the Doctor
21. Jeannie and the Kidnap Caper
22. How Lucky Can You Get?
23. Watch the Birdie
24. Permanent House Guest
25. Bigger than a Bread Box
26. My Master, the Great Rembrandt
27. My Master, the Thief
28. This Is Murder
29. My Master the Magician
30. I'll Never Forget What's Her Name (7-May-1966)
Special DVD Features:
-Audio commentary for the pilot episode with the show's cast
-Interviews with Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, and Bill Daily