|Never Try to Outsmart a Genie|
| Season 1, Episode 19|
Number (#19) in series (139 episodes)
When Jeannie longs to travel with Tony on a trip to Europe, he says she can do so -- only as a normal woman, and that she must get a passport.
|Air date||29 January 1966|
|Written by||Sidney Sheldon & Martin A. Ragaway|
|Directed by||Herb Wallerstein|
|Guest stars:||Peter Brocco|
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Never Try to Outsmart a Genie is the 19th episode of First Season of I Dream of Jeannie, and also the nineteenth overall series episode. Written by Sidney Sheldon and Martin A. Ragaway, the episode, which was directed by Herb Wallerstein, originally aired on NBC-TV on 29 January 1966.
Unable to sway Tony, Jeannie tries to enlist Roger's help. However, Roger is glad that Tony is going abroad, since he hopes to use Jeannie's magic to get some of the things he has always wanted.
Dr. Bellows, hearing reports of the presents Roger is about to give his friends, decides that Roger is suffering from megalomania and that Roger should go along with Tony for a rest. Tony wilts under Jeannie's pressure tactics.
He finally tells her that if she can obtain a passport, he will take her along as a fellow passenger, or else she will have to travel in her bottle. Jeannie's efforts to get the passport fail and she agrees to go in her bottle.
When Tony enters his home, he finds Roger sitting in the middle of an empty room. Roger informs him he is waiting for Jeannie to redecorate the apartment and cater the farewell party he is giving for the whole base. Roger is stunned when Tony replies that Jeannie is in her bottle in his luggage aboard the ship.
- As the opening credits begin, Jeannie continues to move rather than freeze as normal.
- The position of the parakeet changes between shots after Roger unveils the cage.
- When Tony and Dr. Bellows are discussing Roger, part of Tony's line is cut off, (the word "explain" coming out as "expla") showing an edit.
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie
- Larry Hagman as Captain Anthony Nelson
- Hayden Rorke as Dr. Alfred Bellows
- Bill Daily as Captain Roger Healey