If you are from 90s you would be aware of the famous American fantasy sitcom television series which aired for 139 episodes from 1965 to 1970, I Dream of Jeannie, maybe. The show was created by Sidney Sheldon and was produced by Screen Gems. The show had a huge fandom and many of you would be wondering what is I Dream Of Jeannie? What the show is about? Which 90s actors were cast?
Here’s all about the fantasy sitcom show for all the new viewers and as well as a look back for the fans of the famous show.
I Dream of Jeannie Plot
The story of the television series was about an astronaut Tony Nelson who finds out about a beautiful 2000-year-old blonde genie in a bottle after light on the desert beach that was next to the ocean. A 2000-year-old genie? Yes. Jeannie is innocent and full with manners as she dedicated herself to her new master. The only person who is aware of Genie Nelson is Roger Healey who is Tony’s best friend astronaut. When Tony opened up the bottle by rubbing it, he saw a genie who was Jeannie, the spirit who helped him get back to his home.
He sets her free but she decided to go to Florida with him. Jeannie is determined to be a part of Tony’s life, she inserts herself into his life as soon as she reached Florida. Just like a genie, she started granting his wishes and whims. But her attempts to help end up causing Tony a lot of trouble.
I Dream of Jeannie Cast
The 90’s show cast actors Barbara Eden as Jeannie, Larry Hagman as Captain/Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson, Bill Daily as Captain/Major Roger Healey, Hayden Rorke as Col. Dr. Alfred Bellows, Barton MacLane as General Martin Peterson, Emmaline Henry as Amanda Bellows, Philip Ober as Brig. Gen. Wingard Stone, Karen Sharpe as Melissa Stone, Henry Corden as Jeannie’s father, Abraham Sofaer as Haji, master of all the genies, Vinton Hayworth as Maj. Gen. Winfield Schaeffer, Michael Ansara as The Blue Djinn, also as King Kamehameha, last as Major Biff Jellico and directed “One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind” Barbara Eden as Jeannie’s, the role of Jeannie’s mother was played by several actresses, Florence Sundstrom for season 1, episode 2, Lurene Tuttle for season 1, episode 14, and Barbara Eden for I Dream of Jeannie Season 4, episodes 2 and 18.
Back in 2021, Barbara Eden who portrayed Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie opened up about her journey in the show to PEOPLE. She talked about her learning experiences and what all challenges she faced. “Sometimes one is forced to slow down, but I’ll do what I do until I can’t,” she said.
The actress’s career began with The Johnny Carson Show. The actress expressed about her iconic character Jeannie and said, “She’s easy to live with.” “She really is. I like her a lot. I think what makes me so happy is that so many people around the world like her. Not me. They like that character. And they like the show for what it is. It takes people out of themselves and into another world. and I appreciate that. I like it very much,” she added.
If you haven’t watched I Dream of Jeannie yet, it’s available on Prime Video.