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I Dream of Jeannie: Inconsistencies Discovered, History Gone Wild


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#41 of 66 Mark Talmadge

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Posted April 10 2009 - 04:40 AM

Yeah. I also noticed that Major Bellows resembles Samantha Stevens home from Bewitched. Mostly, the interior, the stairwell.

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Posted April 10 2009 - 04:47 AM

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Yeah. I also noticed that Major Bellows resembles Samantha Stevens home from Bewitched. Mostly, the interior, the stairwell.

You'll see alot of reused/redressed sets on the "Screen Gems" Shows of the era.

#43 of 66 Mark Talmadge

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Posted April 10 2009 - 11:34 AM

I don't see why they didn't write Major Neely off the series. He's constantly screwing up and places Jeannie in over 90% of the predicaments that Jeannie finds herself in. Always messing up Major Nelson's plans to save Jeannie by opening his mouth and letting slip about Jeannie or trapping Jeannie into all kinds of predicaments.

Major Neely is nothing more than a bumbling idiot.

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Posted April 10 2009 - 12:55 PM

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I think they sometimes used the outside of Mj Nelson's place on Gomer Pyle. May be the picket fence that looks familiar.

GOMER PYLE filmed at Desilu/Paramount-Cahuenga (interior sets) in Hollywood, and 40 Acres in Culver City (exteriors).

IDOJ was a Screen Gems producton, and filmed at Columbia-Sunset/Gower (interiors) in Hollywood, and the Columbia Ranch in Burbank (exteriors).

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Posted April 10 2009 - 11:02 PM

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....Major Neely ....


NOBODY ELSE BUT MARK LOOK IN SPOILER:
It's "Major Healy". Just didn't want to embarrass you. Heh heh! And he's still the same as he was on the show..at least he was on the commentary, like he could do that character today.


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GOMER PYLE filmed at Desilu/Paramount-Cahuenga (interior sets) in Hollywood, and 40 Acres in Culver City (exteriors).

IDOJ was a Screen Gems producton, and filmed at Columbia-Sunset/Gower (interiors) in Hollywood, and the Columbia Ranch in Burbank (exteriors).
That settles that. I guess it's the white picket fence. That episode where the woman driver (hee hee) keeps smashing the car and blames it on either Gomer or Sgt Carter. I thought that might be the same house as Mj Nelson.




OT, I have IDoJ complete but I can't wait until they release Gomer as a complete series set. I'll wait until I get to that Gomer episode of Andy (I have Andy complete as well) but after that'll I'll need Gomer on my shelf. Seriously can't wait!! Just talking about it here makes me crave it again. Must be one of the best spin offs ever.

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Posted April 11 2009 - 09:37 AM

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#47 of 66 Mark Talmadge

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Posted April 11 2009 - 01:39 PM

That's not a spoiler ... heh heh ...

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Posted April 11 2009 - 11:45 PM

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I seem to remember one episode where we are inside the Bellow's living room, and it is the same set as the Stephens living room from Bewitched. I distinctly remember recognizing it. Did I dream that? Anyone else know what I am talking about?

I remember reading that Screen Gems always matched the interior with the exterior sets. So that if Samantha's house was used on Gidget and someone went into that house, it would be the set for the living room on Bewitched. The Bewitched house was actually next to the Gidget house on the Columbia ranch. It helped with the illusion that the exteriors and the interiors were in the same place.

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Posted July 24 2009 - 08:37 AM

I LOVE IDOJ!  There are many inconsistencies, however.  One of the inconsistencies is that is some episodes Jeannie says that Jeannie's cannot be photographed and in other episodes she is able to be photographed with no problem.  The classic episode where she cannot be photographed is when there was a wedding and she kept blinking out and blinking a manakin in to take her place. 

I may not be right about this but she says that she was trapped in her bottle for 2000 years but she remembers events and fanous people who lived less than 2000 years ago  Tony Salmon

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Posted July 24 2009 - 11:09 AM



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I LOVE IDOJ! 

I may not be right about this but she says that she was trapped in her bottle for 2000 years but she remembers events and fanous people who lived less than 2000 years ago  Tony Salmon
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Originally Posted by Jack Cleveland
I seem to remember one episode where we are inside the Bellow's living room, and it is the same set as the Stephens living room from Bewitched. I distinctly remember recognizing it. Did I dream that? Anyone else know what I am talking about?
I remember reading that Screen Gems always matched the interior with the exterior sets. So that if Samantha's house was used on Gidget and someone went into that house, it would be the set for the living room on Bewitched. The Bewitched house was actually next to the Gidget house on the Columbia ranch. It helped with the illusion that the exteriors and the interiors were in the same place.
Actually, that isn't really true.  They sometimes matched, but not always.  2 cases in point: in the BW ep from Season 5, "Mrs. Stephens, Where Are You?" Miss Parsons' house is the exterior of the IDOJ house, but the interior is not the Nelson home set.  And in IDOJ ep from Season 5, "My Sister the Home Wrecker," the Bellows' house is the exterior of the BW house, but the interior is not the Stephens home set.   They used whatever sets were available for that week.  It really had nothing to do with matching the houses on the ranch.



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Posted July 24 2009 - 11:31 AM



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I LOVE IDOJ!  There are many inconsistencies, however.  One of the inconsistencies is that is some episodes Jeannie says that Jeannie's cannot be photographed and in other episodes she is able to be photographed with no problem.  The classic episode where she cannot be photographed is when there was a wedding and she kept blinking out and blinking a manakin in to take her place. 

I may not be right about this but she says that she was trapped in her bottle for 2000 years but she remembers events and fanous people who lived less than 2000 years ago  Tony Salmon
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I also remember the "photo" inconsistancies as well.  Still, "Jeannie" is one of my 60's favorites.  I liked the first 2 seasons the best of the series but I have the complete show on DVD with the first season B/W set.<br />

					
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Posted July 24 2009 - 05:28 PM

  Not to mention that she could be seen on the crooked car dealer's commercial when she was giving him a hard time for ripping her off.

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There were many inconsistencies in the story itself. In the beginning it was said Jeannie was made a genie because she refused to marry the Blue Gen. Her mother and father called it a curse. Later her whole family were genies. It was said that if a genie married she would lose her powers. Later she did marry but kept her powers. Both early and late it was said genies can't be photographed, however at least once her photo was in the newspaper.



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Posted July 24 2009 - 05:30 PM

  They kind of established that Genies can be confined in sealed spaces (like her bottle) but one time she was also locked in a locker that had a vent.

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That's another problem. She's a Genie. A man-made safe wouldn't be able to hold her. Just like the vacuum cleaner .... but the writer's aptly decided to not let that happen ...



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Posted July 24 2009 - 05:31 PM

 She had the low riders on before it was fashionable. Good thing for us :)

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Posted October 21 2010 - 02:16 PM

I'm curious as to how often everyone watches the series? I've become so fondly attached to this series, that I've fond myself fondly addicted to the series. While I've had all five seasons on DVD for quite a few years, it's only recently that I've become so addicted to the series that, during the past two weeks, that I've watched all five seasons straight through, twice. I'm about to site through another round of watching the series all over again.


I'm just curious as to how often everyone watches this wonderful series?



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Posted October 21 2010 - 02:34 PM

Both Jeannie and Bewitched are like comfortable old shoes that love to wear. I don't watch the seasons all the way through but I will frequently break out a disc or 2 that I have on when I do my computer work. Sometimes I'll fall to sleep at night watching a disc.



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Posted October 21 2010 - 02:58 PM

While I watch Bewitched sporadically, I've actually become quite enthralled with I Dream of Jeannie. It's just sad that the series was canceled before it could play itself out. I would have enjoyed seeing another season or two of this series. I know that I'll be sitting down this weekend to watch another complete run of the series. I think Larry Hagman was the perfect choice for this role but I know that if I had a friend like Roger Healy that I would have socked him in the mouth for the constant backstabbing that he does when Tony tries to get out of the situations that Jeannie gets  him into. He's even deliberate at trying to undermine Tony by trying to get Jeannie to dump her master.


I bring your attention to Season 2 Episode 1, when Tony almost has the Blue Djinn convinced of his own magic and Roger just barges in, turns the TV off with the remote control and fouls up Tony's plan to defeat the Blue Djinn. Then there's the many episodes where Tony has Jeannie's conniving cousin trapped in a bottle and Roger is always letting her loose.


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Posted October 21 2010 - 04:28 PM

I prefer Bewitched and spin those dics more often, but I have a soft spot for Jeannie and watch a couple of episodes every other month or so.   A few episodes I never tire of: "My Master, The Rich Tycoon," "How Do You Beat Superman?" and "My Sister, The Homewrecker."  I too think Larry Hagman was just perfect.  And so underrated as a comic actor.  He really was brilliant with both his verbal delivery and physical comedy.  Sadly, people forgot all about those talents when Dallas came along.  And while I agree that Roger was annoying, Bill Dailey was wonderful playing him.  He and Hagman had great chemistry.  The whole cast was wonderful.  Just saw Barbara Eden a couple of weekends ago, and she looked terrific (as always.)



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Posted October 21 2010 - 04:58 PM

I do have to say that I thought those two reunion movies were horrible. While many decried the final season, I felt that it was a nice touch when Tony Nelson introduced Jeannie to Doctor Bellows and the General. I just felt that it brought the characters down to Earth and it added a warm feeling to the series, especially those few episodes leading up to their marriage.


One of the more touching episodes I thought was that episode where Jeannie had transferred her powers to Tony. Tony is telling Jeannie how he can solve all of the world's problems and Jeannie parts some melancholy wisdom on her master. I think it was the first and only time that the writers of the series actually wrote some serious dialogue about the responsibility of power when someone has been granted the ability to change things.


Far as the best episodes go? I thought the best episodes were the ones that had episodes featuring Djinn Djinn. I think the introduction of that character made for some of the most hilarious episodes ever produced for the series.



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Posted October 21 2010 - 05:34 PM

The final season gets too much of a bum rap because frankly I don't see how in the world you could have sustained the status quo any longer.    The plots were getting repetitive and stale by the fourth season that you had to IMO shake things up to get some new creativity in story ideas and situations.      Likewise, Max marrying 99 on "Get Smart" I think also opened up some doors that were succesfully exploited in some good episodes.   The results weren't always successful but I give them credit for trying.




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