I Dream of Jeannie

I Dream of Jeannie (1965)

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Factual error: In several episodes where Tony Nelson is in a space capsule and communicating with Cape Kennedy personnel via radio, he ends his calls by saying "Over and out." In radio communications, "Over" means "I am done talking. Please respond." "Out" means "I am done talking and I am ending this communication." The two words are used individually, never together.

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Suggested correction: Tony is wearing Major rank, which is the gold leaf. Lieutenant colonel is the silver leaf.

Halfway through the first season he is wearing a silver oak leaf. They repeatedly call him Major.

The first season was in black and white. How can you tell what color it was?

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Continuity mistake: In the first ever episode Tony states that his mother is in Salt Lake City, implying this is where she lives. However in the episode where she visits Tony, she is from Bridgeport and then in the last few episodes of season five Tony talks about growing up in Ohio.

Jeannie: Master is football more important to you than I am?
Major Nelson: Of course not, that's like comparing oranges and lemons.
Jeannie: And I'm the lemon.

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Answer: As noted elsewhere here Jeannie is speaking Farsi.

Answer: Regarding the three wishes, there was never any set-in-stone rule or belief. This appears to originate from "The Ridiculous Wishes" or "The Three Ridiculous Wishes" that is a French literary fairy tale written by Charles Perrault and was published in 1697. It sort of set the standard for genie rules that later appeared in other folk tales and then in movies and TV shows. Like vampire lore, common details can be changed by any author to suit their story.

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Answer: She's speaking Persian. And there was never a 3 wish rule. When Tony freed her, he became her master, and she'd do anything for him (i.e. grant his every wish).


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