Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
Actor, writer and producer Marvin Kaplan died on Thursday, You can read the full story here.
Kaplan had starring roles as Choo-Choo in Top Cat, which he later reprised for the weekday series Wake, Rattle & Roll, and as Shellstock "Shelly" Turtle in the Frogger portions of Saturday Supercade. He also guest-starred in episodes of ABC Weekend Specials as Sutcliffe and Mouser, Garfield and Friends as Angel Puss, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as Skeech and Sculptor. He also provided additional voices in an episode of The Smurfs.
In 1994, a new sci-fi franchise was
born with the release of Stargate. An
alien portal was discovered in 1928 Giza. Jumping ahead to the present day,
discredited Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) figured out how to
activate the portal and a military team led by Jack O’Neill (Kurt Russel) was sent through to
identify potential threats. There, they found a planet much like Earth’s
ancient Egypt where an alien posing as the god Ra (Jaye Davidson) had enslaved the
populace. O’Neil and his team instigated a slave rebellion and overthrew Ra,
freeing the planet.
The film wasdirected and co-written by Roland Emmerich andreleasedthrough Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Opening on October 28th, it
achieved the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend for an October
film. Although critics were mixed about it, the film ended up earning over $196
million. Three years later, MGM planned to spin-off of the movie into a
television series and hired Brad
Wright and Jonathan Glassner
to develop it.
The show proved popular, spawning a
wave of merchandising and its own convention, Gatecon.
The show also spawned several spin-off series. The most well-known and received
were the live-action spin-offs Stargate: Atlantisand
Stargate: Universe.Stargate: Atlantis followed another
military team who operated out of the Lost City of Atlantis on the planet
Lantea and helped the Atlanteans find a way to combat a race called the Wraith.
Stargate: Universe followed an
exploration team flying on a spaceship trying to find a way back to Earth.
However, the first spin-off was the lesser-successful animated attempt Stargate: Infinity.
The Infinity team: Stacey, Seattle, Gus, R.J. and Ec'co.
by Eric Lewald and Michael Maliani and developed by
Kaaren Lee Brown, the series was
set 30 years in the future from SG-1. Gus
Bonner (Dale Wilson) was framed for insubordination and sending his men into an
ambush by an alien. When the alien race Tlak’kahn, led by Da’Kyll
(Mark Acheson), attacked Stargate Command for a recently-unearthed chrysalis,
Bonner used the distraction to escape with a team through the Stargate in order
to find the alien that framed him and clear his name.
Draga, the newborn recruit.
Gus’ team was comprised of his
by-the-book niece Stacey Bonner (Tifanie Christun), who believed that Gus was
actually a traitor; Seattle Montoya (Bettina Bush), a Native American with
precognitive abilities; R.J. Harrison (Mark Hildreth), a recent academy
graduate who served as the series’ comic relief; and Ec’co (Cusse Mankuma), a
half-alien cadet who could fix anything. They travel though the Stargate to
various worlds, trying to stay one step ahead of the Tlak’kahn while getting
involved in the perils and troubles of the alien species they encountered.
Along the way they were joined by a newborn alien named Draga (Kathleen Barr),
a very powerful being believed to be one of The Ancients who originally
built the Stargates.
The series was poorly received and suffered from low ratings during its
run, resulting in its cancellation after only one season and several plotlines
left unresolved. The creators and producers of the other Stargate programs, who had no role in the development of the
cartoon at all, have gone on record
stating that Infinity was not a part
of the official Stargate canon and
existed in its own alternate universe. Shortly after the show ended, DiC
released a 4-episode
Home Entertainment released a complete
box set in region 2 in 2007, with Shout!
Factory and Vivendi
Entertainment releasing the region
1 version the following year.
“Decision” (9/14/02) – Court-Martialed Major Gus Bonner takes a team
through the Stargate in order to find the Tlak’kahn race that framed him.
“Double Duty” (9/21/02) – A planet inhabited by the Thorn may have
been infected by a disease during an earlier mission of Bonner’s and his team
must protect an ancient chrysalis.
“The Best World” (9/28/02) – The chrysalis becomes Draga and wants to
join the team, while Stacey still regards Gus as a traitor.
“Coming Home” (10/5/02) – The Hrathi people assist Gus’ mission and
help him realize a shapeshifter may have been involved in framing him.
“Mentor” (10/12/02) – Gus’ former mentor seems to be benevolently
helping the Mustari people, but his team helps Gus see otherwise.
“Hot Water” (10/19/02) – R.J. accepts a potentially deadly swimming
challenge on an ocean planet while a team of mercenaries join the Tlak’kahn to
help find Draga.
“Phobia” (10/26/02) – Stacey’s arachnophobia leads her to attack a
peaceful spider-like creature for which she must now stand trial.
“Can I Keep It?” (11/2/02) – Seattle adopts a new pet that keeps on
growing while a probe alerts the Tlak’kahn to the team’s location.
“Who Are You?” (11/9/02) – The team encounters a race of shapeshifters
which leaves them unable to determine who’s friend or foe.
“Greed” (11/16/02) – A cave full of diamonds distracts the teams from
the mercenaries on their trail.
“Stones” (11/23/02) – When Stacey earns the respect of the Elteri
people, she’s given a stone medallion that alters her in unexpected ways.
“Initiation” (11/30/02) – Harisson helps a volcano island native while
Ec’co discovers that the volcano is in danger of erupting—or exploding.
“The Mother of Invention” (12/7/02) – Kreeda is an inventor who would
do anything to save what’s left of her ruined world, even if it means betraying
“Reality” (12/30/02) – The team has to save the Tranquan from a VR
game that keeps them trapped in a hostile environment.
“Museum” (1/6/03) – The team becomes trapped in a museum of Earth’s
historical wonders as two robot armies fight to conquer the world.
“Us and Them” (1/13/03) – Draga finally meets her own people who show
disdain for the rest of the team, while the Tlak’Kahn follow them through the
“The Face of Evil” (1/20/03) – On an ice planet the team intends to
stay out of the ongoing conflict until they learn one of the opposing forces is
“The Key” (1/27/03) – Because the Commonality banned all writing as an
outdated method, they have no way to verify or choose to believe Ec’co’s
warning of a comet about to strike.
“Chariot of the Sun” (2/3/03) – Gus finds a spaceship near the
Stargate and after its communications fail to reach Stargate Command he decides
to take it back to Earth.
“The Answer” (2/10/03) – The team decides to investigate a
controversial new mind-reading device whose inventor claims it’s to help
eliminate war-causing misunderstandings.
“The Look” (2/17/03) – On a planet where respect is earned by a hair
style, Harrison, Seattle and Stacey decide to help the less-fortunate claim the
leaves they need for their hairdos.
“Feet of Clay” (2/24/03) – In the face of an epidemic, the Mardan
decide to turn to the Tlak’kahn instead of accepting Ec’co’s cure.
“The Natural” (3/3/03) – Gus calls on a Heruun to help them navigate a
Sulphur clouded planet, but Harrison falls to the planet’s surface and has to
fend for his survival.
“Big Mistake” (3/10/03) – Helping the Mortai find an underground water
source leads Stacey to finding a crystal that reveals a mistake that her father
refused to own up to.
“The Illustrated Stacey” (3/17/03) – When Stacey is goaded into
unpredictable behavior, she asks the natives for a facial tattoo that is
unknowingly consisted of living microbes.
“The Long Haul” (3/24/03) – Draga takes the team back to Earth where a
philanthropist discovers another Stargate, giving Gus a new lead on his prey.
The family that plays
together stays together—especially if that play involves a recording contract.
Created by Bernard Slade, The Partridge Family followed the
adventures of a talented family that formed a band and embarked on a performing
career. It was loosely based on the real-life band family The Cowsills, who were popular in the late
60s and early 70s. Initially, The Cowsills were considered to play themselves,
but as they were not trained actors and older than what the producers wanted
that idea was abandoned.
The Partridges and their funky bus.
In the pilot episode,
widowed mother Shirley Partridge (Shirley
Jones) was convinced by her children Keith (David Cassidy, Jones’ real-life
step-son), Laurie (Susan Dey), Danny (Danny Bonaduce), Chris (Jeremy Gelbwaks for season 1,
Brian Foster for the remainder) and Tracy (Suzanne Crough) to sing on a
recording they were making in their garage. Danny went out and secured the
family’s agent, Reuben Kincaid (Dave
Madden), and soon they were off and touring in their multicolored school
bus. Wes Farrell served as the
show’s music producer and studio musicians, referred to as The Wrecking
Crew, provided the sound of the family. Cassidy and Jones were the only
members of the cast who actually sang on the recordings.
Family debuted on ABC on September 25,
1970. Screen Gems, who
produced the show, heavily promoted it through a wide array of merchandising
comic books, board games
and, naturally, albums
of the songs that appeared in the episodes. Cassidy quickly became a teen idol
and incorporated Partridge songs
along with his original works when he toured. Bonaduce also scored his own
record deal, although Bruce Roberts
provided most of the vocals. The show performed well, earning first place in
its timeslot until ABC moved it to air opposite CBS’
All in the Family. The
ratings plummeted and ABC cancelled the show after its fourth season.
Judy Jetson, ace reporter.
Meanwhile, Hanna-Barbera was
looking to revive The Jetsonswith an updated version similar to what they did for The Flintstoneswith The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. Elroy
would have been going off to high school while Judy was an ace reporter, and
they would have been surrounded by a new assortment of Space Age friends. They
proposed the show to CBS’ Fred
Silverman, but Silverman wanted to acquire The Partridge Family instead in the hopes of bringing their
audience over to CBS. Since the network would see just as much of a return from
a new Jetsons as they already did
from airing reruns, Silverman had Hanna-Barbera retool their proposal to incorporate
the characters. The Partridges had previously appeared on Hanna-Barbera’s Goober
and the Ghost Chasersin several episodes in 1973.
The resulting series
was essentially The Partridge Family set
in The Jetsons world. The family
remained virtually unchanged from their live counterparts in personality and
appearance (with the exception of Reuben, who ended up resembling an aged
George Jetson), but were given Space Age fashions, instruments and their school
bus became a domed spaceship with the same color scheme. Dey, Bonaduce, Crough
and Foster were all retained to voice their respective characters. However, Dey
only recorded two episodes before she left the production to film a movie and
was replaced by Sherry Alberoni. Jones would claim in a 2008 radio interview
that she never knew an animated series existed. Joan Gerber instead played her
Cassidy and Madden were also absent; their characters
played by Chuck McClendon and John Stephenson, respectively. However, Madden did record dialogue for the cartoon and
was set to star in it, but the producers decided to replace him. New characters
included Laurie’s half-green, half-blue Martian friend, Marion (Julie
McWhirter), Keith’s Venusian blue friend, Veenie, and the family’s pet robot
dog, Orbit (both Frank Welker). The characters were designed by Dick Bickenbach.
2200 A.D. ended up becoming a disappointing failure, both in the
ratings and from a creative standpoint. With the live show being cancelled
months earlier with poor ratings, and most of its audience now too old for
cartoons even if they were still watching the original at the end, CBS’ gambit
on a built-in fanbase didn’t pay off. 2200
A.D. was cancelled mid-season, and it was replaced in March of 1975 by
reruns of Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm. Hanna-Barbera
would finally get their Jetsons revivalin syndication in 1985.
Jane Webb – Ping,
Pong, Babs, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman
Fresh off the success
of his series Gilligan’s Island, Sherwood Schwartz was working on
his next show idea. After reading an article about people with children from
previous marriages, Schwartz created a pilot script for a show he called Mine and Yours. The pilot centered on a widower
marrying a divorcee, and the three children each one brought from their
previous marriages. Schwartz shopped the script around to all three networks
and, while they all liked it, they wanted changes made before committing to the
script. Schwartz eventually shelved the project.
In 1968, United Artists released
the film Yours, Mine and Oursstarring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball,
which centered on their characters, Frank Beardsley and Helen North, falling in
love and getting married with a combined total of 18 children from their
previous marriages (Beardsley had 10, North had 8). The film was a box office
success, earning over ten times its production budget. Based on that success,
and the similar premise, ABC decided to go
forward with Schwartz’s series and made a thirteen-week commitment..
The Bradys: Cindy, Bobby, Jan, Peter, Marcia, Greg, Alice, Carol and Mike.
The Brady Bunch kicked off with widowed architect Mike Brady (Robert Reed) meeting and falling
in love with Carol Martin (Florence
Henderson). The fate of Carol’s previous marriage was left intentionally
ambiguous in a compromise with Schwartz after the network had objections to her
being divorced. The catch-all was that each of them brought three children to
the mix: Mike had his boys Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight)
and Bobby (Mike Lookinland), while Carol had her girls Marcia (Maureen
McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen). Adding to the chaos was
Mike’s live-in housekeeper, Alice Nelson (Ann B. Davis). Situations arose
from the new large family getting used to each other as well as dealing with
the everyday problems life threw at them.
The most notable
aspect of the show was its innovative opening sequence. Making use of the new
multi-dynamic image technique created by Canadian filmmaker Christopher
Chapman, each of the series’ main cast appeared in a box on a three-by-three
grid. As the show’s theme song by Peppermint
Trolley Company (for season 1, the kids the remainder of the series) played
and laid out the story of the Bradys to the viewers, the cast members seemed as
if they were looking at each other between their boxes. The attention this effect
gained because of the show led to it becoming known as “The Brady Bunch Effect”.
"What?! I ruined my hair and now you tell me we're cancelled?!"
The Brady Bunch debuted on September 26, 1969 and became the first
television series produced by Paramount
Studios, which had been exclusively a movie studio until then. The show
only achieved modest ratings during its run and the network would only renew it
for 13 episodes at a time. At the conclusion of the fifth season (the only
season or receive a full episode order), the show had reached enough episodes
for a syndication package and was finally cancelled.
The Brady kids: Cindy, Greg, Bobby, Marcia, Peter and Jan.
When the show was about
to enter its fourth season, Schwartz approached Filmation about adapting the
sitcom to animation in order to bring the Bradys to a younger audience that may
be missing it in its prime time timeslot. Filmation chose to make a show
centered solely on the Brady children, omitting Mike, Carol and Alice
altogether. Additional focus was given to the band the children formed on the
live show in an attempt to further perpetuate the success Filmation had earlier
Archie Showand its fictitious band.
The Bradys, Moptop, Ping and Pong staring at Marlon's latest goof up.
The Bradys had several new pet sidekicks for their
adventures: a dog named Mop Top (replacing Tiger from the live series, voiced
by Larry Storch); a talking mynah bird named Marlon (Storch), who flew by
spinning his tail and was actually a wizard that frequently employed his magic
to get the kids out of jams; and two panda cubs named Ping and Pong (Jane Webb)
who only spoke in Chinese-like gibberish. Other new characters include
classmates to the Bradys: primary antagonist Chuck White (Storch) who had no
problems with cheating to win; his easygoing sidekick Fleetwood (also Storch);
and Babs (Webb), who had a crush on Greg.
Superman: super babysitter.
Initially, Schwartz planned to hand over full control
to producers Lou Scheimer and
Norm Prescott. However, he
took an active role in the show’s production; overseeing scripts and giving
creative input. To save on both time and budget (Filmation’s trademark) an
extensive amount of animation was reused from Filmation’s earlier teenaged band
hit The Archie Show, as well bits and
pieces from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The show featured an introduction
mimicking the sitcom’s, showing the real Brady kids transforming into their
animated counterparts. The theme was composed by Frank DeVol and was similar to
the live show’s with a greater touch of 70s style. Ray Ellis handled the rest of
the series’ music.
Wonder Woman in her first television role.
The Brady Kids debuted
on ABC on September 9, 1972 as an installment of The
ABC Saturday Superstar Movie called “The Brady Kids on Mysterious
Island”. The 1-hour pilot movie was later split into the series’ first two
episodes, “Jungle Bungle”, and began airing the following week. Filmation took
some liberties and had characters from other properties interact with the
Bradys, such as the wizard Merlin
from Arthurian legend and Silver
from The Lone Ranger(a character Filmation would produce
adventures for a few years later).Filmation also featured crossovers with DC
(Keith Sutherland) and Lois
Lane, as well as Wonder
Woman (both Webb) in her first appearance outside of the comics (a
television show was attempted in 1967 by Greenway
Productions, but only resulted in a short unaired pilot).
The inclusion of Superman and Wonder Woman was Filmation’s attempt to see if
action programs could be welcomed back on the air after the hoopla
over violence of the late 1960s, as well as if they could sell a “woman’s
show” in order to get a strong, female character out there (they later would
Secrets of Isis and She-Ra). The
entire series was written by Marc Richards.
Ad for ABC's new Saturday programs.
The first season ran for the contracted 17 episodes, but Filmation wanted
to produce five more to bring the episode number up to the required syndication
amount. Harvey Shotz, agent for the kids, persuaded them to reject Filmation’s
request to extend their contracts. Filmation threatened to sue the kids as well
as replace them if need be. Ultimately, the three older kids held firm while
the younger ones agreed to the extension. Replacing the departing actors were
Scheimer’s children Lane and Erika as Greg and Marcia, respectively, and Sutherland
(credited as David E. Smith) as Peter. The abbreviated 5-epsiode season came
and went in 1973, but the show stayed on the air in reruns until August of 1974
when ABC’s new fall schedule was set to begin. A character introduced during
the second season, magically-powered teacher Miss Tickle (a play on “mystical”,
voiced by Lola Fisher), was
spun-off into her own series called Mission:
Magic!that aired the same year. Interestingly enough, the show’s
timeslot ended up being taken over by Super Friends, which was produced by rival studio Hanna-Barbera after they
acquired the DC Comics license.
While the live Bradys continued to get airplay in
syndication and several revival attempts were made, the animated Bradys all but
disappeared--at least until 1996. In 1995, Paramount Pictures produced a
theatrical movie picking up from the conclusion of the fifth season called The Brady Bunch Movie. The
movie featured a new, younger cast in the same roles and followed the principal
joke that while the rest of the world had gone on to the 1990s the Bradys were
obliviously stuck perpetually in the 70s. A Very Brady Sequel, which
hit theaters the following year, featured the return of the characters from The Brady Kids in a dream sequence
brought on when Alice (Henriette
Mantel) unknowingly gave a man posing as Carol’s (Shelley Long) ex-husband, Roy (Tim Matheson), psychedelic
mushrooms in his spaghetti. The only difference was that the animated Jan
didn’t wear glasses as she did on the cartoon, and had darker hair and braces.
It was 1964 when ABC had just scored a major success with its
supernaturally-themed sitcom, Bewitched. Sidney Sheldon
was tasked with coming up with a competing series for NBC to match that success, and was inspired by
the movie The Brass Bottleto
come up with a show surrounding a beautiful female genie.
I Dream of Jeannie followed the adventures of Major Anthony Nelson
(Larry Hagman), a NASA astronaut who crashed on a deserted island
and found a bottle containing said genie, aptly-named Jeannie (Barbara Eden). Jeannie would activate her
power typically by crossing her arms and blinking (although she didn’t always
need to do so). Nelson, who had no interest in getting anything magically,
ended up spending all of his time trying to keep Jeannie under control and
under wraps; particularly from his eternally-suspicious superior, Dr. Bellows (Hayden Rorke). Eventually,
Nelson developed feelings for Jeannie and the two were married.
Major Nelson and Jeannie tie the knot.
I Dream of Jeannie debuted on September 18, 1965. While most
television shows had switched to a color format at the time, Screen Gems executives weren’t convinced
the show would be successful and wanted to save money by filming it in black
and white. Also, it helped with Jeannie’s special effects, which couldn’t be
adequately shown in color at the time. The series did prove successful, and ran
for five seasons (with color!). When ratings plummeted after Jeannie and Nelson
were married, the network decided to cancel it at the end of the fifth season.
The animated Jeannie.
When I Dream of Jeannie entered into
syndicated reruns, the show performed remarkably well in the ratings. CBS executive Fred Silverman asked Hanna-Barbera to see if
they could capture that newfound popularity with an animated version for the network.
Hanna-Barbera had previously been part of Screen Gems when they were founded
until being sold to Taft
Broadcasting in 1966, and were able to secure the license from the studio. However,
Hanna-Barbera’s production of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which featured numerous guest
appearances from various celebrities of the day, caused a tremendous strain on
their budget. That meant that Hanna-Barbera had a very little money to work
with on their Jeannie spin-off. They couldn’t afford the fees to make
the characters look like the sitcom’s stars, or even to cast the stars
Henry, Corey, Jeannie and Babu.
As a result,
Hanna-Barbera rebuilt the concept from the ground up to where only the fact
that an ordinary human found an attractive female genie remained. That human
became the teenaged surfer Corey Anders (a play on the Middle Eastern spice
coriander, voiced by Mark Hamill in his first animated starring role) who
shared the secret with his best friend, Henry Glopp (Bob Hastings). Corey would
end up finding Jeannie’s bottle while he was out surfing one day.
Jeannie model sheet showing her walking, zapping and flying.
Jeannie (Julie McWhirter) became a bit younger
herself (at least in appearance—she was still technically thousands of years
old!) and was made a redhead. To use her powers, she would cross her arms and
whip her ponytail instead of blink. When the live Jeannie was in production, there was some controversy over Eden’s
bellybutton being seen on camera, resulting in her costume being cut
specifically to cover it. The animated Jeannie seemed to suffer no such restrictions
as not only was her navel shown, but her pants were made translucent to show
off her legs. Jeannie was also given a sidekick for comic relief: a genie-in-training
named Babu (Joe Besser), who would get so nervous his magic would constantly go
haywire. Babu’s magic would be cast by saying “Yapple Dapple!” The only
character carried over from the live show was Hadji, Master of all Genies (John
Jeannie in her Scooby-Doobies vest from Laff-a-Lympics.
In 1974, Columbia Pictures assumed control of
Screen Gems and it became Columbia
Pictures Television. Because of that change, plans to use Jeannie and Babu
in Laff-A-Lympicsfell through as Columbia owned all the rights to the Jeannie
character and forbade her use. Babu, however, was owned by Hanna-Barbera and
appeared on the show as planned. Jeannie did appear on early
promotional art for Laff-A-Lympics.
Reruns of the show were featured in their syndicated weekday package series Fred Flintstone and Friends,
which was co-produced by Columbia. To date, the only home media appearances
of the characters is their episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Years
later, Hamill and Hastings would be reunited as recurring characters in Batman:
The Animated Series.
“Surf’s Up” (9/8/73) – Jeannie gets jealous when Corey partners with
Aggie for the surfing contest, but she soon dumps him to enter with Melvin.
“The Decathlon” (9/15/73) – Henry and Corey are convinced their diet
is helping for their upcoming athletic competition until Babu reveals Jeannie’s
been helping them magically.
“The Great Ski Robbery” (9/22/73) – When Henry and Corey are fired
from their ski resort jobs, Jeannie help them capture some crooks so they can
get them back.
“Survival Course” (9/29/73) – Jeannie sends Corey and Henry on a
survival camp field trip.
“The Power Failure” (10/6/73) – A jealous Jeannie takes Corey and
Henry’s motorcycle and goes to a beauty salon where she loses her pony tail—and
“The Dognappers” (10/13/73) – Corey and Henry are accused of
dognapping when a show dog in their care ends up taken.
“The Pigeon” (10/20/73) – Corey and Henry’s racing pigeon lays an egg,
leaving them to care for her chicken offspring.
“Helen of Troy” (10/27/73) – Jeannie conjures up Helen of Troy to help
Corey with his paper, but regrets it when the two begin getting close.
“The Sailors” (11/3/73) – Jeannie replaces Corey’s female partner in
the sailboat race and ends up getting his boat disqualified.
“The Kid Brother” (11/10/73) – Young Billy catches a glimpse of
Jeannie and attempts to prove her existence.
“The Blind Date” (11/17/73) – Corey sends Jeannie to her bottle over
her latest bout of jealousy, and unfortunately his mother decides to recycle
“The Commercial” (11/24/73) – Corey wins a contest and has to appear
in a commercial in order to earn a place in a four-year college course, but
Jeannie has objections.
“Don Juan” (12/1/73) – Jeannie attempts to help Henry get over his
shyness around girls by casting a spell, which earns him a lot of attention
from girls and makes Corey miserable.
“The Dog” (12/8/73) – Jeannie is assigned to watch Haji’s dog, but when the dog
steals his golden cup, he turns Corey into a dog.
“The Jinx” (12/15/73) – Jeannie and the guys are tasked with bringing
Babu back after he runs away thinking he’s a jinx, and to keep him around
Jeannie corrects all his mistakes.
“The Wish” (12/22/73) – When Henry feels inadequate after Corey wins a
football game, Jeannie grants him a birthday wish that switches his and Corey’s