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  • Jeannie was born in Baghdad, Iraq on the 1st April, 64 B.C.

  • When Jeannie reached the age of marriage, her hand was sought by the Blue Djin, the most powerful and the most feared of all genies. When she refused his proposal, he became enrarged; and in retribution turned her into a genie, placed her in a bottle, and entenced her to a life of loneliness on a desert island.

  • Captain Anthony Nelson found Jeannie on Saturday, 18 September 1965.

  • Anthony Nelson was in the Air Force; Roger Healey was in the Army.

  • In the middle of the first season, Tony and Rodger were both promoted from the rank of captain to major.

  • Tony Nelson's Air Force decorations are: Airman's Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Ribbon, Korean Service Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon.

  • Captain Anthony Nelson lived at 1020 Palm Drive.

  • General Schaeffer's dog was named "Jupiter".

  • Sidney Sheldon has said in several interviews that he used "The Brass Bottle" (1964) (a film about a man (Tony Randall) who unleashes a genie Burl Ives who causes more problems for his master than he solves) as a working model for the show.

  • Barbara Eden was the first blonde to audition for the role of Jeannie; all the other actresses competing for the role had dark hair.

  • The famous theme music was actually not used during season one, but since the first season was black and white, it was generally not syndicated with the rest of the series, so few people have seen it.

  • Despite Jeannie's sexy outfit, Barbara Eden was never allowed to show her belly button.

  • Network executives decided to keep Barbara Eden's navel covered by her costume for fear that the generally revealing item may be censored.

  • Barbara Eden was pregnant for the first 11 episodes of I Dream of Jeannie. This was disguised by shooting her in close-up or with a copious veil covering her front.

  • The bottle in I Dream of Jeannie, was actually a Jim Beam liquor decanter containing "Beam's Choice" Scotch whiskey, which was simply painted with gold leaf by the prop department.

  • In a couple of early color episodes, Jeannie is wearing a blue harem outfit instead of her customary pink one and in another episode she changes her hair color to black in an attempt to convince Tony to keep her. The blue harem outfit as well as the black hair color would later be trademarks of Jeannie's wicked look-alike sister.

  • Jeannie's harem shoes were made by Neiman Marcus. They were available in three colors: pink (Jeannie), green (Jeannie II), and white. Originally decorated with lace and beads, the insole read "Taj From India".

  • Jeannie's '60s-era harem costume is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C..

  • The entire cast drove Pontiac automobiles.

  • Barbara Eden played Jeannie's sister in nine episodes.

  • During the first season, Jeannie's mother is portrayed by Florence Sundstrom. However, Barbara Eden assumes the role in the episodes"Jeannie and the Wild Pipchicks" and "Is There a Doctor in the House?".

  • In the episode "Tony's Wife", Barbara Eden's cries for help from inside the champagne bottle were real. As a prank, director Claudio Guzman called "lunch!" and had everyone leave the set, leaving Eden trapped in the bottle. While everyone waited in a nearby hallway, the cameras kept rolling, resulting in the scene shown on TV.

  • In the episode "Mrs. Djinn Djinn" you can catch a peek of Barbara Eden's navel, which had, up until that point, been banned.

  • In one episode, Tony and Roger are working training a chimp named "Sam". This was seen as a slap at the show "Bewitched" (1964), whose producers accused "Jeannie" of stealing some of their ideas.

  • In the episode "My Poor Master the Civilian", Jeannie uses her future telling machine to see how Tony's life would turn out if he quit the space program and took a civilian job. If you look closely, you will notice that the office Tony has is Darrin Stephens' office from "Bewitched" (1964).

  • In one episode, the set used as the interior for Dr. & Mrs. Bellows house is the same set as Darrin and Samantha Stephens' home in the TV show "Bewitched" (1964) (with some slight modifications)

  • The exterior of the Bellows' house was the same as Darrin and Samantha Stephens in "Bewitched".

  • General Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, made a cameo appearance on an episode during the first season.

  • Actor Michael Ansara, husband of star Barbara Eden, guest-starred in three episodes and directed one episode.

  • Bill Daily (Captain Roger Healy) suffered from Dyslexia and had difficulties memorising his lines for I Dream of Jeannie. For this reason he often peformed impromptu lines, creating some of the show's funniest moments.

  • Long before her rise to fame in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, Barbara Eden was a former all-American cheerleader and a teenage pop singer.

  • Years after I Dream of Jeannie finished, Barbara Eden was reunited with her former 'Master' Larry Hagman in Dallas. She played billionaire LeAnn De La Vega, an oil rival of JR's who revealed that her maiden name was Nelson - a sly reference to Tony Nelson, Jeannie's astronaut husband.