10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’
8. Fun Times
Despite some issues with Larry Hagman, it didn’t stop the cast and crew from having fun on set. In one of the first episodes that they filmed, the director needed clips of Barbara Eden shouting for help, so in order to achieve this he yelled “lunch!” for the crew who all left Eden inside her genie bottle. The director then used her genuine cries for help to get out for the episode.
7. Bewitched Rivalry
Just one year before NBC brought I Dream of Jeannie to the small screen, ABC launched the series Bewitched, and right away there was a rivalry between the two magical shows. At first Sidney Sheldon did not want a blonde to be Jeannie because he knew there would be comparisons to Bewitched‘s main character Samantha Stephens played by Elizabeth Montgomery.