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.