I Dream of Jeannie is an American television sitcom fantasy series starring Barbara Eden as Jeannie, a 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman as astronaut Major Tony Nelson, whom she falls in love with at first sight. As Jeannie’s new master, Tony quickly discovers that letting this “Jeannie” out of the bottle could put his NASA career in jeopardy. The only other mortal to know of Jeannie’s existence is Tony’s best friend Major Roger Healey, played by Bill Daily. Tony and Roger spend the majority of their time trying to hide Jeannie from their boss, Dr. Alfred Bellows, a U.S. Army Colonel at NASA played by Hayden Rorke. The show’s animated opening sequence was done by famed Academy Award winning animator Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, The Pink Panther).
Original Air Dates: ABC (1965-70)
Created by: Sidney Sheldon