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Fifteen Years Laterhe is played by Wayne Rogers. On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and a Persian-speaking female genie wearing an enticing harem costume materializes and kisses Tony on the lips with passion, shocking him. In the second season's animated opening, it is a kiss on the cheek; and, Tony is happy to receive it. They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie a homophone of genie could speak English, which she then does.
Then, per his instructions, she "blinks" and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful that he tells her she is free. On another occasion, a group of nuns came to the set to visit.
Hagman scared the poor ladies to death by loudly cursing every foul four-letter-word and wielding an axe like a crazed maniac.
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Once, Barbara remembers Larry arriving to the set dressed in a gorilla suit. It was actually recommended by the heads of NBC that Hagman visit a therapist. Ironically, it was the therapist who recommended the LSD and marijuana doses for the unstable patient to "calm him down. When the great Sammy Davis, Jr. Hagman responded by drooling out of his mouth, like a baby.
Davis, according to Eden, was "ready to kill" his co-star. Because of his erratic behavior, the studio broached the idea of replacing their Major Nelson, but Barbara Eden came to his defense and nixed the idea.
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The show's directors, and even the crew hated Hagman. Once, he demanded a cup of tea be brought to him, Barbara recalled the crew's covert delight when Hagman sipped the tea they had mixed with salt, and spit it out.
Despite his outrageous behavior, Hagman was good in his role and delivered the goods when the camera was rolling. For season one of the show, I Dream of Jeannie was filmed in black and white it was actually the last-ever network series to be filmed that way.
The show had two different theme songs, the one for the black and white season, and the later, more familiar tune written by Hugh Montenegro. Interestingly, there was a third I Dream of Jeannie theme song, written by Carole King, which was never used.
Actress Eden has often commented about the feminists who objected to the show's basic premise, that of a subservient genie saying "Yes, Master" and catering to his every wish. She has always dismissed these women in not-so-friendly terms.
Eden always pointed out that Jeannie, being far from subservient, actually only "obeyed" her "master" when she desired to. More often that not, Jeannie went directly against Major Nelson and just did whatever she pleased. Theme music[ edit ] The first-season theme music was an instrumental jazz waltz written by Richard Wess. Eventually, Sidney Sheldon became dissatisfied with Wess's theme and musical score. Episodes 20 and 25 used a rerecorded ending of "Jeannie" for the closing credits with new, longer drum breaks and a different closing riff.
The lyrics were never used in the show.
Songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote a theme, called "Jeannie", for Sidney Sheldon before the series started, but it was not used. Simply titled "Mischief", the theme was heard mainly on outdoor locations, showing the characters attempting to do something such as Jeannie learning to drive, Major Nelson arriving up the driveway, a monkey walking around, or reactions to Doctor Bellows. This theme featured the accompaniment of a sideshow organa tromboneand electric bass.
It was introduced in the first episode of season 3, "Fly Me to the Moon". This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. December Learn how and when to remove this template message Jeannie's iconic bottle was not created for the show. The actual bottle was a special Christmas Jim Beam liquor decanter containing "Beam's Choice" bourbon whiskey. For years, Sidney Sheldon was said to have received one as a gift and thought it would be a perfect design for the series.
Several people in the Screen Gems art department also take credit for finding the bottle. Strong evidence, however, indicates first season director Gene Nelson saw one in a liquor store and bought it, bringing it to Sheldon. The plot description of the pilot episode in TV Guide in September referred to it as a "green bottle". In that first episode, it also looked quite rough and weathered. Since the show was originally filmed in black and white, a lot of colors and patterns were not necessary.
When the show switched to color, the show's art director came up with a brightly colored purple bottle to replace the original.
The later colorized version of the show's first season tried to make out that the smoked glass look of the original gold-leaf design is in fact purple, to match the consistent look of the bottle used in the second through fifth seasons. The first season bottle had a clear glass stopper that Tony took from a Old Grand-Dad Bourbon bottle in his home, as the original stopper was left behind on the beach where Tony found Jeannie.
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