Nostalgia: Larry Hagman Dreams of a Persian Jeannie

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Nostalgia: Larry Hagman Dreams of a Persian Jeannie
by Darius Kadivar
20-Dec-2008
 

First Episode of the Popular Sitcome of the 1960's "I Dream of Jeannie" Starring Larry Hagman (Future J.R. in Dallas) and Barbara Eden was an Emblematic Showcase for Iranian-American Friendly ties. Here is the First Episode which contains dialogue in Persian. Read More about these Series in my Article

I Dream Of Jeannie: The Lady In The Bottle (1/3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7j0SrLhl6s&feature=related

I Dream Of Jeannie: The Lady In The Bottle (2/3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYZqv2Gk3UE&feature=related

I Dream Of Jeannie: The Lady In The Bottle (3/3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKqXvNwJxWE&feature=related

First aired: 9/18/1965

Plot: When the rocket launch for a space mission goes awry, its astronaut, Captain Anthony Nelson, finds himself stranded on a desert island. There, he finds a beautiful antique bottle lying there on the sand. When Tony opens the bottle, he is shocked to find a beautiful, 2,000-year-old genie named Jeannie, who is now calling him her new Master and willing to grant him anything he wishes.

Persian Anachronisms in Dialogue:

Jeannie has entire dialogues in Persian/Farsi in this very first Episode that clearly suggests that Production was familiar with the Iranian language ( distinct from Arabic most commonly associated to the Middle East characters in Hollywood movies)

"Sheklat mesleh Seemayekh Khalif Hast " aka "You look like the Caliph"
 

"Seemorg" aka "Phoenix"

"Sardar aghar Khatereh Tora Azar Dadam, mano bebakhsh" aka "Master if I made you angry please forgive me"
 

"Yah Shaheh Paryan"  aka  "Oh my goodness ( not sure about translation)"


"Kashti" aka "Boat"

"Az Ma Khoshnood Ast ? ..." aka " Are you angry ?"

Note:

I Dream of Jeannie Complete First Season available on DVD at Amazon.com

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