Friday, February 20, 2015

I Dream of Jeannies





This blog post is about Jeannie, and her cousin Jeannie, and her other cousin Jeannie, as well as other genies of the Television Crossover Universe.

There are three different in-story interpretations of the origins of genies.  The original mythology of genies begins with the djinn.  In middle eastern folklore, djinn are demons.  Both our words for demons and genies originates from the folklore of djinn.  Thus, using that interpretation, genies are fallen angels who have been trapped in bottles and lamps, thus being enslaved to do the will of those who possess such items.

A second, more liberal interpretation comes from Grant Morrison's run on JLA.  Though JLA isn't strictly in the TVCU, some of its mythos have permeated the TVCU.  According to Morrison, genies are actually 5th dimensional beings from a world called Zrff.  This is a world of extremely powerful beings who are generally so bored with life that they interfere with lower life forms for fun.  Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite are such creatures.  I have theorized in past posts that Zrff may in fact be the Q continuum from Star Trek.

A third interpretation comes from Once Upon a Time, in which genies are humans cursed to be trapped in these objects and granted absolute power but no free will.

In the case of I Dream of Jeannie, it seems as though it may be a combination of the second two theories.  I don't see Jeannie as a demon.  It could be that her race of genies were beings from Zrff who at some point eons ago became mystically cursed, perhaps as punishment for their mischief, to become trapped and live an eternity of servitude.  And if indeed, these were all powerful beings who loved to mess with humans for fun, one could see why they would be confused by early humans as demons.

So in this blog post, in my usual chronology manner, I will lay out the history (with a focus on crossovers) of I Dream of Jeannie and its animated spin-off Jeannie.  I will throw in a few references to other genies of the TVCU just for a fun comparison, as they are all, in some way, family, or at the very least, connected by lineage.

So, on to the chronology...


TVCU-0-TVCU prime-the main TVCU timeline/Land Without Magic (also has a hypertime of divergent timelines, usually caused by time travel. Most of these timelines are seen only once. Also is excuse for continuity errors and changes; forgotten characters, ect)

A long time ago--STAR TOURS 2--From Matt Hickman: Apparently sometime between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Elastic Girl, Mickey Mouse, Genie, Buzz Lightyear (well at least one of the Buzz Lightyear toys), a Wall-E trash droid, Major Domo and Minor Domo form Captain EO, Stitch, maybe Yen Sid (judging by his hat) and and Madame Leota form the Haunted Mansion went on Star Tours on the day of the Boonta Eve Classic.



10th century B.C.--FANTASY ISLAND--"A Genie Named Joe"--Mr. Roarke first becomes friends with a genie...named Joe.  As I've stated in other blogs, genie's are offshoots of the Q race.  They are not demons as depected in the Bible and Qur'an.

April 1, 64 B.C.--Birth of Jeannie.  See INNER TOOB for more information.


Around 32 B.C., Jeannie was a young human girl in Baghdad who was obsessively loved by a powerful genie known as the Blue Djinn.  But when she spurned his advances, the Djinn was enraged and in anger he transformed Jeannie into a genie herself.  He locked her away in a bottle which was then tossed into the seas.  There Jeannie would remain for a thousand years until Tony found the bottle on a deserted island after his space mission. This is from the first season of the series. In the first season, it is made clear that Jeannie was originally a human who was turned into a genie by (as later revealed) the Blue Djinn when she refused to marry him (the term "Djinn" is synonymous with "genie"). Several members of Jeannie's family, including her parents, are rather eccentric, but none are genies. Her mother describes the family as "just peasants from the old country". The Blue Djinn was played by Barbara Eden's first husband, Michael Ansara. In later seasons, he also played King Kamehameha and Biff Jellico. The topic of Jeannie originally being human is restated in season two during the episode, "How to be a Genie in 10 Easy Lessons". Jeannie mentions that she has a sister who is a genie, but the phrasing – "she was a genie when I left Baghdad" – does bring up the question of whether she too was born a genie. In the third season, this continuity was changed retroactively and it was assumed that Jeannie has always been a genie. All her relatives are then also genies, including, by the fourth season, her mother (also played by Barbara Eden). This may have been done to increase the similarity with Bewitched, or simply to increase the number of possible plotlines. Whatever the reason, this new concept was retained for the rest of the series. The TV movie I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (1985) reiterates most of Jeannie's first-season origin when she tells her son, Tony Jr., that she was trapped in her bottle by an evil djinn after she refused to marry him. (There is no specific statement, however, about whether he turned her into a genie at that time or if she had been born one.) In a 1966 paperback novel published by Pocket Books, very loosely based on the series, it was established in the story that Jeannie (in the book, her real name is revealed as "Fawzia") and her immediate family were genies living in Tehran hundreds of years before Tony found her bottle on an island in the Persian Gulf (instead of the South Pacific, as depicted on TV).



circa 640--ABBOTT AND COSTELLO ANIMATED SERIES--"Teen-Weeny Genie"--The Bud and Lou of this era are now living in Ancient Persia, where they are junk dealers. They Accidentally release a baby Genie from a bottle, who wreaks havoc until they finally manage to contain him again.





"William Kidd started out as a respectable seaman.
The British Government sent him out to harrass the French fleet in 1700.
His men forced him to turn renegade, and he became a pirate
."
Major Anthony Nelson
'I Dream Of Jeannie'

1769 to 1821--G.I. JOE # 50 & 73/SERPENTOR'S FILECARD--"The Battle of Springfield/Divided We Fall"--Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose DNA will be used to create Serpentor.  Napoleon also appeared in THE AVENGERS, THE TIME TUNNEL, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, THE PRISONER, BEWITCHED, TIME BANDITS, BILL & TED''S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, and BLACKADDER BACK & FORTH.

November 1908--YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES--"Vienna, November 1908"--Young Indy meets Sigmund Freud.  Sigmund Freud has met Sherlock Holmes and also has appeared on BEWITCHED, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, STAR TREK:  THE NEXT GENERATION, FRASIER, and SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH.

Summer Break, 1939~Alison Dare and the Arabian Knights; J. Torres and J. Bone--Leaving Alison Dare to her own devices is never a good idea, particularly in the middle of an archaeological dig. She goes rummaging about in the artifacts and finds an ancient lamp. There’s really only one way this can go. She rubs it. A genie rushes forth, pushing wishes upon her. With a “Sim Sim Sala Bim!” he makes her a princess, he calls down an army of followers, he calls down fabulous riches and chaos. The chaos is sealed, of course, and the genie and his creations smoke away. “Sim Sim Sala Bim!” is the magic phrase used by Hadji Quest in Jonny Quest. Though Hadji was only a better-than-average illusionist, it appears his phrase has a history of power. One of Alison’s summoned guards shouts “Hassan chop!” This indicates he is Hassan from the Looney Tunes cartoon “Ali Baba Bunny.” This strikes up a fascinating question: do genies merely bring objects and people from the looniverse? Physics are loose and even now, after the Last Great Time War, passage back and forth is easy. Genies may be all bluff; they may be low powered beings who are keyed into the looniverse, and use that power to appear mighty. This comic is collected in Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures. Take note that it has absolutely nothing in common with the following graphic novel, Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures. Different contents, different stories, different publisher. For confusion’s sake, I gave this essay the exact same title. Ain’t I a stinker? [This entry written by James Bojaciuk, originally appearing in his Alison Dare post.]


1951--THREE ARABIAN NUTS--The trio are delivering some Arabian antiques, and accidentally summon a genie from a lamp. When evil men come in search of the lamp, the genie protects his new masters. It is unknown what they wished for after that, but most likely since their lot in life did not improve, they made poor wishes.

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1965 to 1970--I DREAM OF JEANNIE--Astronaut Major Anthony Nelson finds a bottle and releases Jeannie. Even though he releases her from servitude, she has immediately fallen in love with him and follows him home to Coco Beach, Florida.



c. October 10, 1966--THE MONKEES--"The Spy Who Came In From the Cool"--A blonde female Jeannie appears out of a bottle



December 1966--BEWITCHED--"My Friend Ben"--Aunt Clara pulls Ben Franklin from the past.  Ben Franklin also appears on I DREAM OF JEANNIE, VOYAGERS, SIMON & SIMON, FUTURAMA, THE OFFICE, THE COLBERT REPORT, and AS THE WORLD TURNS.

November 1968--BEWITCHED--"Samantha's French Pastry"--Uncle Arthur accidentally pulls Napoleon from the past.  Napoleon has also appeared on THE AVENGERS, THE TIME TUNNEL, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, THE PRISONER, TIME BANDITS, THE NEVER SAY U.N.C.L.E. AFFAIR, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, and BLACKADDER:  BACK AND FORTH.

September 1970--BEWITCHED--"Serena Stops the Show"--I'm placing this show out of sequence and at the time of airing because the main plot revolves around real music performers Boyce and Hart.  They also appeared as themselves in the I DREAM OF JEANNIE episode "Jeannie the Hip Hippie" which takes place in October 1967.  (Thanks Mom for pointing out this crossover to me when I was just a little boy and increasing my crossover obsession.)

September 1971--BEWITCHED--"How Not To Lose Your Head To Henry VIII"--Darrin and Samantha go on a vacation to England.  Samantha discovers a man trapped in a painting.  She frees him and suffers the wraith of the man who trapped him there by sending her back to the 16th century.  Darrin and Endora must go back to the 16th century to rescue her from Henry VIII, who wants to make Samantha one of his future late wives.  Henry VIII also appears on I DREAM OF JEANNIE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and RELIC HUNTER.

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1973 to 1975--JEANNIE--Corey Anders, an average California teenager, finds an unusual-looking bottle on the beach while surfing. He opens it, and a beautiful genie named Jeannie emerges. Her bumbling, corpulent sidekick genie Babu also emerges, and the two become Corey's servants. Most of the show's plots found Corey trying to live a normal teenager's life, while keeping the genies' identities secret, and teaming up with Jeannie to repair the damages caused by Babu's bungling.

THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES (ANIMATED SERIES)
SEASON 2 EPISODE 2 “SCOOBY-DOO MEETS JEANNIE (AKA MYSTERY IN PERSIA)”
Release Date: September 22, 1973 (Contemporary Setting)
Non-Horror Crosses: Jeanie (animated)
The Story: Jeanie transports Mystery, Inc. back to ancient Egypt to solve a mystery.

Notes: This crossover brings the animated Jeanie into the Horror Universe. This Jeanie was not the same from I Dream of Jeannie but was meant to be part of the same reality. All of Jeannie’s genie relatives were also named Jeanie. The animated Jeanie also used her magic exactly like the live action version.

August 1982--Massarati and the Brain--From Gordon Long:  Very good! Wish I had been a fan of these shows during their heyday (other than The A-Team and The Dukes of Hazzard). The Streethawk connection is a good catch, and that Katherine Reece/Melanie Ryan/Adrienne Margeaux/Bianca Morgan/___ St. Clair are all the same person is inspired. There's another role that could have been her, played by the same actress. In Massarati and the Brain, a failed pilot, she plays one person who is masquerading as someone else. The idea of the series was that 'Mas' Massarati is a rich adventurer-for-hire who uses lots of electronic gadgets to do his work. The gadgets are built by his 12-year-old nephew, Christopher 'The Brain' Massarati (played by Peter Billingsley, Ralphie from A Christmas Story). They have a butler named Anatole played by Christopher Hewitt (Lawrence on Fantasy Island, and of course Mr. Belvedere) and are friends with a sexy spy leader played by Markie Post (Night Court). In this story, Mas and The Brain are trying to steal back an art collection from a neo-Nazi played by Christopher Lee. The actress plays Wilma Hines, who masquerades as Diana Meredith. You'll notice there's another character with a last name starting with M. (IMDB says it as a treasure of rare coins and the kid is 10, http://www.ovguide.com/movies_tv/massarati_and_the_brain.htm# gives the info I gave above).  I have to admit I haven't seen Massarati and the Brain, just going from IMDB. But I do think it is interesting that Anatole and Lawrence didn't have other names, so one wonders if those two could be the same character. And prior to this, Hewett had a role as an unnamed butler in a 1979 ABC Afterschool Special. Robbie Rist is a spoiled rich kid whose tv suddenly shows 'Aunt Thelma' (played by the legendary Butterfly McQueen), a fairy godmothe/genier type who is going to teach him a lesson by giving him 7 wishes in order to impress a girl (played by Cynthia Nixon, most famous for her role on Sex and the City). The Seven Wishes Sweepstakes... I checked with my wife Kim, the world's foremost Fantasy Island fan, and Lawrence was never given another name (either first or last). So it is possible that Lawrence, Anatole, and the unnamed butler character are all conflatable as the same person, but I would really need to see both Massarati and the Brain as well as Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid to know for certain. Neither have been released to DVD yet.Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid was a sequel to an ABC Weekend Special, The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody, which aired the previous year. It also had Butterfly McQueen as Aunt Thelma and another adult played by Garrett Morris from Saturday Night Live. One IMDB reviewer thought it would have made an excellent Twilight Zone episode, high praise indeed! Apparently it was based on a book by Genevieve Gray. That episode HAS been released on dvd and is available at the Phoenix Learning Group, Inc., whose page states that it was part of the National Educational Film Festival. I have not, however, found any info about the book online.

c. December 10, 1982--REMINGTON STEELE--"Steele Trap"--Their client for this case is Dr. Arthur Bellows.

Spring 1985--WEIRD SCIENCE--In Shermer, Illinois, two teens create a computer genie who makes major alterations in time and space in order to help those teens get girls and be popular.  Could this have someone had an effect in which time and space were caught in a constant state of flux, especially in Shermer?  I'm not saying it's possible, but yes, I am saying that.  

1985--I DREAM OF JEANNIE... FIFTEEN YEARS LATER--Jeannie uses her magic powers to thwart her sister, Jeannie II, who has designs on Major Nelson.

1991--I STILL DREAM OF JEANNIE--Col. Nelson is on a long-term, top-secret space mission. Jeannie cannot bring him home (temporarily) to hear their son's important academic presentation without knowing exactly where he is in the first place. The general in charge of the mission won't reveal anything. Things are further complicated when Jeannie's sister (Jeannie II) reminds Sham-Ir, the head of the genies, that a genie on Earth cannot go more than 3 months without an earthly master. (Col. Nelson is no longer Earthly, being in space.) Sham-Ir give Jeannie I a fortnight (14 days) to either find Col. Nelson or get a new master, a single male. (Col. Healy can't help, since he's now married.)

November 1991--THE BOB NEWHART SHOW 19TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL--Following Bob Hartley's very realistic dream about another life as inn keeper Dick Loudon in Vermont, Bob confides his dream to his friend, airline pilot Howard Borden.  Howard reveals he had a similar dream where he was an astronaut for five seasons.  (We then get a cut to a clip from I DREAM OF JEANNIE).  Perhaps Larry and Major Roger Healey were also separated at birth.  Note too that this episode follows directly from the Newhart final episode, and in one scene of this special, Bob sees three repairmen that are Larry, Darryl and Daryl, residents of the small town where Dick's inn is.  This could in one sense be made to imply that Bob had already met them, and they creeped into his subconscious dream.  However, I think that it really means that the two shows are in the same reality, and that some time had actually passed between that final episode and this special, and after the Japanese had bought the town in Vermont, those three migrated south to become repairmen.  (The special does air more than a year after the last Newhart aired, so even though it's implied it happened immediately after, there is some evidence that there was a passage of time.)  **I do get the arguments that Newhart isn't in the same reality.  That it was a dream.  And I get my evidence to the contrary is weak.  But I have very strong evidence that I Dream of Jeannie and the Bob Newhart Show coexist, and when I do my Jeannie blog, that will be made clearer.  But briefly, Jeannie crosses with Bewitched and Scooby, and I've already done blogs on them, which you can check out for further confirmation.  And if Jeannie was more than just a dream, then it makes sense that so was Newhart.  And Newhart does connect with with Drew Carey, that connects with Home Improvement, which connects to Toy Story, which is confirmed in the TVCU and there's a blog you can check out for that. And of course The Bob Newhart Show's connection to St. Elsewhere can allow me to redirect you to my St. Elsewhere blog for further cementing of that into the TVCU.

APOCRYPHA***Fall 1992--Bob Wronski gets his first tattoo from a man named Hawk in Columbus, Georgia, while on a pass from Army Basic Training.  Hawk has a wall of pictures of women he has had sex with.  One of the pictures is of him and Jeannie (Jeannie) Nelson (from I DREAM OF JEANNIE!)***APOCRYPHA

March 1994--WEIRD SCIENCE--"She's Alive"--When creating the computer genie Lisa in the pilot, some footage from the film version is reused.  My belief, which helps support my skipping over the TVCU2 in the alternate realities section, is that somehow in Shermer, the TVCU and TVCU2 kind of merged, making it an anomalous amalgamation of original and reboot versions.  Perhaps the "Threebootiverse" version could be merged as well, at least in the case of the upcoming film remake of Weird Science.  Note the surrealism here too, as Gary says he learned how to make Lisa because he saw it in a John Hughes movie!

1995--BLOODWULF # 2--From Matt Hickman: In issue 2 of BloodWulf, a comic book about a pretty blatant Lobo rip off form the 90's. After accidentally exposing Ogo to the vacuum of space and blowing him up in the process in issue one, Bloodwulf has to make a pit stop at the Pleasure Plaza, which is a space brothel or get what is left of Ogo (his head grafted onto a new body) Why does this matter? Well, the Pleasure Plaza is filled with cameos: Mr. Fantastic, Plastic Man, Elongated Man, Adam Strange, Mr. Mxyzptlk, a Wookie, Supergirl in her pre crisis outfit, Gleek the Space Monkey, the Wonder Twins, William Riker, a Ferengi bartender, the Phantom, Space Ghost, Spawn, Violator, Cruella de Vil, Groo, Cerebus, Stimpy, Lobo, Megaton Man, Maxx, Glinda the Good Witch of the South, Martian Manhunter, Impossible Man, Hammer of God, a Hutt, Jambi the Genie, John Carter Style Green Martian, Lex Luthor in his Superfriends outfit, and Humpty Dumpty all show up in the background. At the end, Bloodwulf and friends have to fight off an army of aliens who look just like the the Jabberwocky. One of the rules of Pleasure Plaza is no Tribbles. A few Federation Starships show up docked at the Pleasure Plaza and the ship the Bloodwulf passes at the start of the issue is clearly a Galaxy class Starship named the the U.S. S. Intercourse. This is also the ship the Jabberwockys come from after they burst out of the Captain's belly as his shuttle lands at the Pleasure Plaza. And finally the Pleasure Plaza is the same type of Space Station as DS9. [From Rob:  Though it may seem as though it would make more sense to place this in the 24th century, from what I gathered, the series takes place in a contemporary period in outer space.  Perhaps this station is at some nexus of time and space?]

1996--A VERY BRADY SEQUEL--Detective John Munch is in Los Angeles assisting on a case, and takes time to help out someone calling himself Mike Brady.  This causes some complications, as normally I wouldn't want to include this type of remake/spoof film in the TVCU.  In a very Brady blog, I will reconcile the movies with the original series.  But it's likely that this Mike Brady is the nephew of the Mike Brady from the series.  This film also creates a tie to GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, only it doesn't quite match up with the original series either, so this is some other Gilligan, Professor, and Minnow being referenced.  JEANNIE also appears, and this does seem to be the original Jeannie.  I'll cover these difficult appearances and references in later blogs.

September 1996 to February 1997--MARRIED WITH CHILDREN--"Damn Bundys"--Al Bundy makes a deal with the Devil to play in the NFL, but on the day of the Super Bowl, the Devil comes to collect Al's soul, and sentences him to an eternity of spending time only with his family and his neighbors, the D'Arcys.  Napoleon also appears.  Napoleon has also appeared on THE AVENGERS, THE TIME TUNNEL, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, THE PRISONER, TIME BANDITS, THE NEVER SAY U.N.C.L.E. AFFAIR, BEWITCHED, and BLACKADDER:  BACK AND FORTH.

September 17, 1996--ROSEANNE--"Call Waiting"--After leaving Dan for not taking better care of himself, Roseanne goes on a "spiritual odyssey", imagining herself and Dan as Ann and Donald from "That Girl", Jeannie and Major Nelson from "I Dream of Jeannie", and Mary and Lou from "The Mary Tylor Moore Show". The family tries to console Dan, and encourage Roseanne to reconcile with her heart-broken husband. Jackie discovers that they won the Illinois State Lottery worth 108 million dollars.  Of course, since Roseanne coexists within the same reality as the shows that she dreamed of, this is a major "zonk".  It's a TVCU concept that every show that is real within the TVCU also had a TV show.  Sometimes it was somebody selling their story to the networks, sometimes it was a reality show, sometimes other things.  Toby O'Brien has a theory that Jeannie's cousin Jeannie became the genie for someone at an advertising agency around 1991.  It could be that this ad exec also used the knowledge he gained from his genie to create a show based on the lives of the Nelsons.  Of course, that would mean the should wold have aired from 1991 - 1996 (approximately) rather than in the 1960s.  As for That Girl and the Mary Tyler Moore Show, I'll cross those bridges once I cover those subjects at a future date down the road.

1997 to 1998--YOU WISH--A single mother reluctantly accepts the services of a genie who's been imprisoned in a magic carpet for 2,000 years.
 

SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (TELEVISION SERIES)
SEASON 2 EPISODE 8 “INNA-GADDA-SABRINA”
Release Date: November 7, 1997 (Contemporary Setting, as well as various past time periods in divergent timelines.)
Non-Horror Crosses: Boy Meets World; You Wish; Teen Angel
The Story: Salem the cat swallows a time ball that creates a divergent timeline, and then travels to the locations of the other three shows and does the same thing.
Notes: This was one of those network events, where four sitcoms in one night would somehow be connected. These things were great for ratings. In this case, the event was part of ABC’s family oriented TGIF line-up. The event began on Sabrina the Teenage Witch in “Inna-Gadda-Sabrina”, then continued onto Boy Meets World in “No Guts, No Corey”, You Wish in “Genie without a Cause”, and finally Teen Angel in “One Dog Night.” Boy Meets World was about young Cory, who has a crush on Topanga, the prettiest girl in school, and that's really all you need to know. You Wish was about a single mother who reluctantly accepts the services of a genie who's been imprisoned in a magic carpet for 2,000 years. After eating a six month old hamburger, Marty DePolo dies and God's Cousin Rod appoints him as his best friend's guardian Teen Angel. I’ve chosen to lump all four parts into one entry rather than four separate entries for each of the four shows. Boy Meets World had a previous cross with Sabrina which is listed separately.

2001--AMERICAN GODS--From Salvatore Cucinotta: There is a Djinn in that work. He's been asked that question. He said the events of the story were too beneath the major, active religions for them to take part of . . . In America. There's apparently a Jesus that's forced to Hitchhike in Afghanistan.

January 11, 2002--SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH--"A Birthday Witch"--From Ivan Ronald Schablotski:  SABRINA and I DREAM OF JEANIE are both in, IIRC, so this picture could theoretically support the notion that TVCU genies are actually long-loved witches, though probably under some kind of curse associated with their bottle / lamp / ring confinement.  And from Barbara Eden!:  Beth Broderick ("Zelda"), Caroline Rhea ("Hilda"), & Barbara ("Aunt Irma") on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Barbara appeared in 3 episodes as "Irma Spellman." Irma was a witch, the matriarch of the Spellman family, & Sabrina's (portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart) great aunt. All of the episodes are available for FREE to Amazon Prime members, as well as on Hulu. Netflix subscribers can also get the episodes on DVD. Here are the links to the episodes on Hulu:
"The Birthday Witch" - http://tinyurl.com/q5vhdmq
"The Arrangement" - http://tinyurl.com/ng8slsg
"A Fish Tale" - http://tinyurl.com/njzkj27


c. March 9, 2008--WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE--"Little Sister"--The genie bears a striking resemblance to Jeannie.

June 25, 2008--THE PRICE IS RIGHT--A Jeannie-like genie appears on the Showcase Showdown.

THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME: A SECRET HISTORIES NOVEL (NOVEL BY SIMON R. GREEN)
Release Date: June 1, 2010 (Contemporary Setting, between Nightside novels Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth and Hell to Pay)
Series: Secret Histories
Horror Crosses: Nightside; Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde; War of the Worlds (novel); Gravel; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; The Monkey’s Paw; Hellraiser; Frankenstein (many of them); Stephen King Universe (the works of Stephen King)
Non-Horror Crosses: The Coming Race; Excalibur (Marvel Comics); Wizard of Oz; Shadows Fall; I Dream of Jeannie; Doctor Who; Wolf of Kabul; Maltese Falcon; Doom Patrol; The Time Machine; Chronicles of Narnia; Lone Ranger; Area 52; The Men Who Stare at Goats; A Midsummer’s Nights Dream; The Avengers (television)
The Story: Many of the Drood agents compete in a competition where the prize is the knowledge of a legendary past agent.
Notes: There are numerous references to Green’s other series, the Nightside. Harry Fabulous appears, selling the Hyde drug and Martian Red Weed. Later, the agents battle a user of the Hyde drug. It’s mentioned that the War of the Worlds Martians once attempted to invade the Nightside. The Tower of London is guarded by SAS Combat Sorcerers, who come from the Gravel series. There is an appearance of two of Pickman’s paintings from Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model. There is a mummified Monkey’s Paw. A puzzle box (from the Hellraiser series) appears. There was a factory in Cuba using Frankenstein monsters as slave labor. Later, several of the monsters are seen doing karaoke in the Nightside. A representative of Vril Power, Inc. appears. There is also a representative from MI13. This agency comes from the Excalibur comic from Marvel Comics. Eddie Drood is familiar with the existence of Oz. Shadows Fall is mentioned and indicated to exist in the far future of the Green Universe. However, many Green stories also have Shadows Fall interacting with other realms in the present and Shadows Fall is a reality of characters who are imaginary in the “real world”. In fact, Shadows Fall may be the same realm also called the Land of Fiction and Imaginationland. Likely time is irrelevant in that realm and exists in all times at once in relation to the Horror Universe. One of the Droods mentions Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie. Jeannie’s cousin, from the animated Jeannie, has previously crossed with Scooby-Doo in the New Scooby-Doo Movies. The Travelling Doctor is mentioned. Doctor Who? The Wolf of Kabul is also mentioned. He is a character from a military themed comic of the same name. There’s another reference to Green’s favorite thing, the Maltese Falcon. There is an appearance of the Painting that Devoured Paris from Grant Morrison’s run on the Doom Patrol. A stuffed Morlock appears. Eddie is familiar with the talking beavers of Narnia. Eddie’s ally Honey wonders why the Lone Ranger really used silver bullets, implying that Tonto knew of their use against the supernatural. Area 52 is mentioned. There is a reference to a U.S. government project training soldiers to be psychics, including walking through walls and knocking over goats. This is a reference to the film The Men Who Stare at Goats. Eddie has a history with the elf Peaseblossom from A Midsummer’s Nights Dream. The Droods keep watch over Crouch End Towen from Stephen King’s Crouch End. The Nightside’s Walker uses a sword cane which he claims to be a British spy tradition. Of course he’s referring to John Steed of the Avengers.

FROM HELL WITH LOVE: A SECRET HISTORIES NOVEL (NOVEL BY SIMON R. GREEN)
Release Date: June 7, 2011 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Secret Histories
Horror Crosses: War of the Worlds (novel); The Crystal Egg; Nightside; Suspiria; Carnacki Ghost Finder; Ghost Finders; Doctor Faustus; Evil Dead; Frankenstein (novel); Frankenstein (Universal); Frankenstein (and some others): Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
Non-Horror Crosses: The Man from UNCLE; James Bond; Shadows Fall; Doctor Who; Indiana Jones; I Dream of Jeannie: Solomon Kane; Area 52
The Story: The Droods battle Doctor Delirium and the Immortals over the Apocalypse Door.
Notes: An auction is selling a Martian Tripod and a Crystal Egg. This novel has several references to Green’s Nightside series. An auction attendee is Aunt Sally Darque, who was banned from every coven in Europe after that nasty affair at the dance academy in the German Black Forest. This is a reference to the film Suspiria. The Carnacki Institute is mentioned. Doctor Faustus is former owner of the Apocalypse Door. Archie Leech’s Kandarian Amulet is mentioned. The immortals are residing in Castle Frankenstein. The Droods are assisted by the Bride of Frankenstein and several other Frankenstein Monsters in taking the castle. In the Antarctic, Eddie sees a bizarre alien city within a mountain. This is likely a reference to At the Mountains of Madness, considering Green’s habit of throwing in a Lovecraft reference in every story. The war is compared to the rivalry between UNCLE and THRUSH or between James Bond and SPECTRE. Green also references his other series, Shadows Fall, a few times. At Drood Hall, there are several 19th century family members still alive because their aging was slowed during the Time War. Yes, Whovians, it’s likely that Time War, considering that Green tends to throw in at least one Doctor Who reference in each of his stories. Isabella Metcalf is compared to Indiana Jones. Jeannie (of I Dream of…) is listed among the immortals. There is a dead dragon under Castle Frankenstein, perhaps a reference to the Solomon Kane adventure, The Dragon of Castle Frankenstein. Eddie and Molly travel to Area 52 to stop the villain.

2011 to Present-ONCE UPON A TIME--TELEVISION CROSSOVER UNIVERSE/ENCHANTED FOREST--There are many alternate dimensions whose origins are unknown, but there are many things parallel. One such dimension is the Enchanted Forest, where a different version of fairy tales happened in an ambiguous once upon a time.  However, many of these characters found themselves trapped in the town of Storybrooke, in the TVCU, with amnesia,and apparently not aging, though not aware of it, which is part of a what we para-scholars call a time lock.  Here Belle's Beast was actually Rumplestitlskin, and she is currently being locked up a prisoner of Snow White's step-mother.  Cinderella has also appeared.  Ivan Ronald Schablotski on Once Upon A Time / Disney Animated Universe:  I'm not 100% on the status of the Tooninverse / Looniverse / Toon Town / House of Mouse these days, but I can now safely state that the fairy tale characters in ONCE UPON A TIME originated in a world that parallels the Disney Princess Universe (for lack of a better name), at least geopolitically. This week's episode featured a genie from the land of Agrabah. Agrabah is the home of Disney's animated Aladdin (and Genie), and even if the metafictional House of Mouse is not considered, characters from Aladdin have appeared in-continuity on the Hercules animated series (and in parody form in Drawn Together). And, of course, Aladdin originated in 1001 Arabian Tales, rather than Grimms' Fairy Tales, as most of the characters on Once Upon A Time did. Also, just remember that they eat Apollo candy bars in Storybrook, Maine, so it should be the same reality as SCRUBS and LOST.  Another Lost / Once Upon A Time connection: Emma's car has a Geronimo Jackson bumper sticker. That's a reference to a fictional band whose hit song "Dharma Lady" was featured on LOST.  Also, Emma Swann and Mary Margaret drink MacCutcheon whisky. This is a fictional brand of scotch whisky used throughout the LOST series.  Toby O'Brien adds:  and in the first episode the town clock was stuck at 8:15......I see the numerical sequence as being a crossover since there's something universal about them of great power and significance.  

APPOCRYPHAL***August 2012--WWWF GRUDGE MATCH--Jeannie vs. Samantha!***APPOCRYPHAL

APPOCRYPHAL***September 2012--COMIC BOOK UNIVERSE BATTLES--Jeannie vs. Genie!***APOCRYPHAL

I Dream of Genie vs Bewitched by cjekim

PLAY WITH FIRE & MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS “MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS” (NOVELLA BY JUSTIN GUSTAINIS)
Release Date: March 26, 2013 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Morris & Chastain Investigations
Horror Crosses: Dracula (novel); Gravel; Felix Castor; Nightside; Wolf Man; Fright Night; Hellraiser; Anita Blake
Non-Horror Crosses: Dexter; American Gods; Dresden Files
The Story: Terrorists summon a djinn to help their cause.
Notes: Quincy Morris, the lead character, is a descendant of the character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A mention of a sergeant major in the SAS who is also the greatest living combat magician is a reference to William Gravel, a comic character from a series of graphic novels by Warren Ellis. There is also a reference to occult detective Felix Castor, a creation of author Mike Carey. Castor lives in a world where magic is public knowledge, so his regular stories must take place in a divergent timeline of the Horror Universe. He must have a counterpart in the main Horror Universe timeline as well. Likewise Anita Blake lives in a world where vampires are public knowledge. The same notes for Castor apply to Blake as well. There is a mention of a London bar called Strangefellows, which is from the Nightside series. Werewolf Larry Talbot appears. This is of course the famous Wolf Man from the Universal films. Another reference is to a teen vampire named Jerry who was staked. This is Jerry Dandridge from Fright Night. One of Morris’ associates can’t assist in the djinn case because he’s dealing with Pinhead, who is from Hellraiser. The FBI receive a report that includes blood splatter analysis from some guy named Morgan. That would be Dexter Morgan. There is a reference to an Afreet that drove a cab in New York City, which is a reference to American Gods. Finally, the terrorist discuss others who might interfere in their plans, including Dresden.

May 2013--PHOTO OP--From Toby O'Brien:  Jeannie and Clinton in Austria last Saturday night. Fanficcers, start your engines......


c. July 2, 2013--HOLLISTON--"Rock the Cradle"--Oderus winks and turns into a bikini model complete with the "I Dream of Jeannie" sound effect.

2014--ONCE UPON A TIME ON WONDERLAND--Alice comes from a realm that is just like Earth, except in the 19th century.  Time must operate differently in both Wonderland and Alice's realm, since 30 years has passed from a TVCU perspective but clearly Alice has only aged about 15 years.  We can't blame it on the curse, though.  The curse did not affect Wonderland or other realms, except in cases where Regina willed it for specific other worlders like Victor Frankenstein.  And even if we did want to blame the curse, then Alice would have only aged 2 years and would still be a child.  Prior to the start of the episode, Alice made one other journey back to Wonderland, to kidnap the White Rabbit to offer to proof to her father.  However, she meets Cyrus the Genie and falls in love.  She travels with him until she thinks he is killed.  She returns home and is locked up in a mental hospital, until freed by the Knave and White Rabbit at the start of the pilot episode.

January 2015--THE LIBRARIANS--"The Librarians and the Fables of Doom"--From James Bojaciuk: On tonight's episode of The Librarians, "The Librarians and the Fables of Doom," there is a chalk board with 57 possible causes for fairy tales coming to life. One of them? The Tazmanian Devil. The only other crossovers in the list are The Tell-Tale Heart (from Poe's story of the same name) and Ozymandia’s Dream Journal (from Shelley's poem). From Toby O'Brien:  There may be a lot of nuggets you can use in your particular shared universes. Plenty for me to work with in the Toobworld Dynamic...... The Toobworld DynamicFrom Kiersten Hallie Krum of Entertainment Weekly re: tonight's 'The Librarians'. Finally, Because I had to know, here in no particular order is the list on Jenkins’ chalkboard. My personal favorite is Jacob’s Step Ladder. Reanimation Elixir, Magic Mushrooms, Lilies, Tesla’s Death Ray, The Black Mask, The Sampo, Book of Thoth, Loki’s Spear, Unicorn, The Stone of Giramphiel, Yata No Kagami, The Trident of Poseidon, The Golden Fish Scale, The Immortals, Libris Fabula, Lantern of Diogenes, The Singing Sword of Conaire Mor, Aztec Smoking Mirror, Icelandic Swans, Wand of Fairies, Pipes of Pan, Goose With Golden Eggs, Mother Goose Treaty (of 1918), John Henry’s Hammer, The Holy Grail, Spear of Destiny, Blackbeard’s Chest, Sitting Bull’s Feather, the Genie’s Lamp, Leprechauns, Gaelic Vampires, Ozymandia’s Dream Journal, Shakespeare’s Quill, Homer’s Sandal, Interstellar Wireless, The Cap of Invisibility, Sirens, The Necklace of Harmonia, The Tell Tale Heart, Fenrir’s Chain, W.D.’s Frozen Head, The Stein of Many Drinkers, The Veil of Scherazade, Aphrodite’s Magic Girdle, Cupid’s Bow, Aesop’s Lyre, The Well of Wishes, the Peaches of Immortality, the Wolf’s Whistle, Whirling Dervishes, The Tree of Confucius, Inuit Raven Claw, Red Herrings of Yangtze, Jacob’s Step Stool, Fountain of Youth, Tazmanian Devil, Robert’s Lancel This is my best guess as it’s the only one I couldn’t definitively make out. Would it have killed director Jonathan Frakes to have one camera pan in which the chalkboard was fully legible?!


23rd Century--STAR TREK--From Andrew Brook:  Apparently the current run of "Star Trek" comics have flashbacks to a "I Dream of Jeannie"-era NASA?! http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=194800&page=61

TVCU-1-Cartoon Universe (also has its own inner multiverse, as seen in various cartoons. These are mostly one time seen worlds).

c. 17th Century--ALADDIN--Sebastian from the 1989 film The Little Mermaid was pulled out by Genie in Aladdin, along with the first few notes of "Under The Sea" playing. Timon replaces Genie and Stitch appears over the mountains in the Virtual Magic Carpet Ride on the Aladdin Platinum Editions DVDs.

1948--A-LAD-IN-HIS LAMP--Bugs finds Aladdin's lamp and controls his genie.  Note that the middle east during most of the 20th century was much like it was in ancient times, and then suddenly in the late 70s, it transformed quickly into it's modern form.

1954--CASPER GENIE--Casper pretends to be a genie.

1960 to 1975--THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW--Bugs hosts a show featuring original animated tales of him and his Looney Tunes cohorts.  IMDB is not very helpful in identifying the characters, since they are more concerned with the actors, and in animation, a few actors do voices for multiple characters, thus you get something like Mel Blanc...Bugs Bunny / ...  with the .. being all the other characters he voices.  Fortunately, the opening, which couldn't be embedded sadly, shows that at least the main characters are BUGS BUNNY, DAFFY DUCK, TWEETY, SPEEDY GONZALES, THE BABY KANGAROO WHO SYLVESTER THINKS IS A MOUSE, YOSEMITE SAM, SYLVESTER, ELMER FUDD, PEPE LEPEW, WILE E. COYOTE, and FOGHORN LEGHORN.  IMDB also lists GRANNY and SMOKY THE GENIE as characters.

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1968 to 1978--THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER HOUR--Ongoing Loony Tunes stories featuring Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Tweety / Sylvester /Yosemite Sam / Pepe LePew / Foghorn Leghorn / Speedy Gonzales / Road Runner / Marvin Martian / Wile E. Coyote  / Smoky the Genie / Elmer J. Fudd.




SCOOBY’S ALL-STAR LAFF-A-LYMPICS (ANIMATED SERIES)
Release Date:  September 10, 1977 - September 8, 1979
Series:  Laff-A-Lympics
Animated Series Crosses:  Scooby-Doo!; Yogi Bear; The Mumbly Cartoon Show; Dynomutt; Captain Caveman; Speed Buggy; Jeannie; Hong Kong Phooey; Huckleberry Hound; Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks; Hokey Wolf; Yakky Doodle; Quick Draw McGraw; Snooper and Blabber; Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy; Wally Gator; Grape Ape; Snagglepuss; It’s the Wolf!; Jabberjaw; Peter Potamus; Flintstones
The Story:  The Hanna-Barbera characters compete regularly in various sporting events.  
Notes:  Every episode of the series was a crossover between all the major series owned by Hanna-Barbera.  The three teams that compete are the Scooby-Doobies, the Yogi Yahooeys and the Really Rottons.  Scooby-Doo is the team captain of the Scooby-Doobies.  Scooby-Doo first appeared in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, which began in 1969.  The Scooby-Doobies consisted mostly of characters from Hanna-Barbera’s mystery solving teen group of cartoons.  The team roster was Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Dum, Dynomutt, the Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Brenda Chance, Taffy Dare, Dee Dee Skyes, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Babu and Hong Kong Phooey.  Shaggy Rogers also debuted in 1969 in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?  He is Scooby’s owner.  Scooby-Dum is Scooby-Doo’s cousin, who first appeared in the Scooby-Doo Show in the 1976 episode “The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul”.  Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon originated from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, which debuted in 1976.  Captain Caveman, Brenda, Taffy, and Dee Dee originated in Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, starting in 1977.  Speed Buggy and Tinker originate from Speed Buggy, that first aired in 1973.  Babu is from Jeannie, which began airing in 1973.  Finally, Hong Kong Phooey is from the cartoon of the same name that began in 1974.  Some of the members of this team have met before this series and some would meet again after this series ended, but for the most part, the series that combined to make the Scooby-Doobies continued to stay separate for the most part, thus it still makes sense to count them as crossovers whenever they interact with each other.  Yogi Bear is the team captain of the Yogi Yahooeys.  Yogi Bear first appeared in his own segment in The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958.  The Yogi Yahooeys consisted of characters from Hanna-Barbera’s anthropomorphic funny talking animals group of cartoons.  The team roster was Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf, Yakky Doodle, Quick Draw McGraw, Snooper, Blabber, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Wally Gator and Grape Ape.  Boo-Boo Bear also debuted in also debuted in 1958 in the Yogi Bear segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show.  Cindy Bear first appeared in the Yogi Bear Show in the 1961 episode “Acrobatty Bear”.  Huckleberry Hound originated from The Huckleberry Hound Show, which debuted in 1958.  Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks originated in their own segment in The Huckleberry Hound Show, starting in 1958.  Hokey Wolf originates from his own segment in The Huckleberry Hound Show, that first aired in 1960.  Yakky Doodle is from the Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy segments of the Huckleberry Hound Show, debuting in the 1960 episode “Gone to the Ducks”.  He would later spin-off into his own segments on the Yogi Bear Show.  Quick Draw McGraw originated from The Quick Draw McGraw Show, which debuted in 1959.  Snooper and Blabber originated in their own segment in The Quick Draw McGraw Show, starting in 1959.  Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy originated in their own segment in The Quick Draw McGraw Show, starting in 1959.  Wally Gator originated from his own segments of The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series, starting in 1962.  Finally, Grape Ape is from The Great Grape Ape Show that began in 1975.  Unlike the Scooby-Doobies, the members of the Yogi Yahooeys would regularly appear together even beyond this series.  From this point on, the members of this team would become supporting cast members in cartoons that feature Yogi Bear.  For that reason, any crossovers after this point between members of the Yogi Yahooeys will not be listed, just as I do not consider crosses between members of Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Universe” after the debut of Disneyland and the Mickey Mouse Club, or between Looney Tunes characters after the debut of the Bugs Bunny Show.  Mumbly is the team captain of the Really Rottons.  Mumbly first appeared in The Mumbly Cartoon Show in 1976.  The Really Rottons consisted of original characters (except for Mumbly), though most of the roster were based on other villains that had previously appeared in Hanna-Barbera cartoons.  The team roster was Mumbly, Dread Baron, Dinky Dalton, Dirty Dalton, Dastardly Dalton, Mr. Creepley, Mrs. Creepley, Junior Creepley, Orful Octopus, the Great Fondoo, Magic Rabbit, Daisy Mayhem and Sooey.  Mumbly is almost identical to Muttley, who first appeared in 1968’s Wacky Races.  Dread Baron is identical to Dick Dastardly, who also debuted in 1968’s Wacky Races.  In the Marvel Comics’ continuation of Laff-A-Lympics, it’s said that Dick and Dread Baron are twin brothers.  Using this logic, it could be that Muttley and Mumbly are also twin brothers.  The Dalton Gang are original characters based on real life brothers of the 19th century who were infamous bank and train robbers.  The Creepleys were a family modeled after the Gruesomes, who were neighbors of the Flintstones.  The Creepleys were modeled after the previous Hanna-Barbera creations, Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist, as well as live-action series, the Addams Family and the Munsters.  The Great Fondoo was an evil stage magician.  Finally, Daisy Mayhem is a bad girl redneck, who seems to be modeled after Moonbeam McShine from Li’l Abner, and also seems to be a bad guy counterpart of the Teen Angels and the Pussycats.  Most of these villains would show up in later Hanna-Barbera cartoons as bad guys.  The show’s hosts were Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf.  Snagglepuss is from his own segments of the Quick Draw McGraw Show, starting in 1959, while Mildew is from the It’s the Wolf! segments of the Cattanooga Cats, which began airing in 1969.  Jabberjaw and Peter Potamus were frequent guest judges.  Jabberjaw is from his own series that debuted in 1976.  Jabberjaw takes place in the future, but based on how time works in the Cartoon Universe, he seems to easily visit the 20th century.  Peter Potamus also comes from his own show that debuted in 1964.  Fred and Barney from the Flintstones also show up from time to time as guest commentators.  See my comments for the Flintstones for how Fred and Barney often show up in the 20th century.

1982--BUGS BUNNY'S 3RD MOVIE:  1001 RABBIT TALES--Bugs and Daffy become traveling book salesmen.  Bugs is abducted by Sam, who is now a sultan, and Bugs is forced to tell stories to Sam's son (!!!), Prince Abba-Dabba.  Thus a clip show ensues.  This film also features Porky, Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Speedy Gonzales, Tweety, Genie, Hassan (the guy guarding the treasure in Baghdad), Big Bad Wolf, Bean Stalk Giant that doesn't look like Elmer, Elvis Gorilla (the only who temporarily adopted Bugs), the drunk Stork, Elmer, Granny, Goldimouse, Mrs. Sylvester, Mrs. Elvis Gorilla, Jack the Giant Slayer's mother, and the old storyteller.


November 2004--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Gay Bash"--LOONIVERSE--Xandir comes out as being gay. There is a Bizarro Captain Hero, and a Bizarro World. Though the Super Friends exist in the TVCU, they have counterparts that exist in the Looniverse. Pac Man seems to appear, but in fact it is Ms. Pac Man without her ribbon. This means that Pac Land is part of the Looniverse. Elmer Fudd appears at the party and is revealed to be gay. Snagglepuss is also there and also gay. The record player in the house is a Bedrock model complete with talking tiny pterodactyl as the needle. Xandir takes an ACME gay test kit. The genie appearing in this episode seems to be related to the one from ALADDIN.


TVCU-23-Brave and the Bold animated series--When Batmite transports Batman and Gorilla Grodd to the beach he nods his head like Jeannie as he does so with the accompanying sound effect.

TVUC-28-Robot Chicken--Jeanie has appeared in two episodes.

TVCU-33-Earth-Prime/real universe/reality tv



June 6, 1994--NICK AT NIGHT--Samantha is deemed to be superior to Jeannie.  (OK, technically this happened on TVCU-33-Earth-Prime/real universe/reality tv)



2007--KICKIN' IT OLD SKOOL--David Hasselhoff does the head nod like Jeannie and disappears.

November 23, 2012--Larry Hagman passed away, in Dallas, fittingly. I was sorry to see him pass, though he at least left us with a great legacy of acting roles. His contribution to the TVCU includes roles in I Dream of Jeannie, Beware! The Blob, McCloud, Ellery Queen, Barnaby Jones, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective, The Rockford Files, Superman, Knots Landing, Dallas: The Early Years, Dallas, Dallas: J.R. Returns, Dallas: War of the Ewings, The Simpsons, and Dallas 2012.



TVCU-63--Homage/pastiche of Lucas Garret's Doctor Who/Back to the Future amalgamations (a world where the question of Doctor Who is answered with "Brown!")-From Jose Ricardo Bondoc: Two females who regularly travelled through time would be Samantha Stephens ("Bewitched"), "Endora" (Bewitched") and Jeannie Nelson ("I Dream of Jeannie"). All of them never aged, and with the case of Bewitched, you had incarnations....

TVCU-69?)--Porn universe-
  • 1974--A TOUCH OF GENIE--What do you get when you mix madcap Jewish humor with the Superstars of Seventies porn? A tribute to a boyhood spent at raucous Lower East Side comedies (and an adulthood spent writing and directing adult films). Poor Melvin! His meddling mother is making him nutz. His only relief is the covert afternoons he spends at New York's notorious Times Square porn theaters. One day, Melvin discovers a genie in a bottle. What does he wish? To become his favorite porno Superstars and indulge in wild sexual adventures with the sexiest women in sex films.
  • 1998--JEANNIE--Jeannie the devoted genie wants her master Tony to work less and relax more but her idea to transport him to a holiday location only gets them both into trouble. Then her sister Carmen decides she wants Tony for herself and make him her slave. So Jeannie turns to advice from her teacher, Rator.
  • 2009 to Present--Many, many more...


TVCU-150--THIS IS WHERE FOREIGN ADAPTATIONS, AUTHORIZED OR OTHERWISE, COULD TAKE PLACE. In 2009, there was a Spanish version of I Dream of Jeannie called Mi Bella Genio.

TVCU-?--Land of the Green Isles--In KING'S QUEST VI: Except the color, the genie's lamp resembles Jeannie's bottle.