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The "I" does not refer to any specific in-show character. The show takes its name from the opening line of the Stephen Foster song Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, from 1854: The opening line notably got used as the basis for the title of the TV series I Dream of Jeannie. Here it is on Youtube. The opening line is "I dream of Jeanie with the light ...


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However, I am wondering: was the show already suffering low ratings and the marriage plotline a desperate attempt to revive it, or were the ratings doing fine before the marriage? It should be understood that I Dream of Jeannie wasn't a massive ratings hit at any point in its five-year TV history. Wikipedia indicates that for 3 of its seasons it wasn't in ...


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There was a promotional contest for fans and viewers that determined the final combination to the safe. From I Dream of Jeannie (emphasis mine) In a third-season four-part episode ("Genie, Genie, Who's Got the Genie?" January 16 – February 6, 1968), Jeannie is locked in a safe bound for the moon. Any attempt to force the safe or use the wrong combination ...


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