Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'I Dream of Jeannie' with Fun Facts About the Show

I DREAM OF JEANNIE -- Pictured: Barbara Eden as Jeannie -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
I DREAM OF JEANNIE -- Pictured: Barbara Eden as Jeannie -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

A half century ago, I Dream of Jeannie premiered on television. On September 18, 1965, a genie named Jeannie emerged from a wisp of smoke and landed into Captain Anthony Nelson's heart.

"It's the best character I've had to play... An actor dies for a part like this," said Barbara Eden about her title role as Jeannie in the sitcom, which continues to be shown around the world. "The show makes people happy."

A half century TV anniversary deserves some trivia. Whatever happened to Jeannie's bottle? Who guest-starred on the show? What was Barbara Eden's favorite episode? Who came up with the blink and nod? Learn those answers and discover lots more I Dream of Jeannie trivia at this Parade story.