“Indispensable Jeannie” (November 25, 1968) 

We’re as surprised as anyone that we’ve found an episode of I Dream of Jeannie that we can cover on this podcast. All credit goes to Brett White, who’s not only host of the Must Have Seen TV podcast but also the guy currently writing a book on the life of Hayden Rorke, who played Dr. Bellows on Jeannie but also was openly gay to the show’s cast and crew — and who pulled some important strings in TV history. This episode is even more interesting when considered in the context of Rorke’s life, but it does actually feature a real live gay joke.

Listen to Must Have Seen 1TV’s I Dream of Jeannie episode with Jackie Cox.

Yes, the Jeannie cartoon spinoff is online in all its Mark Hamill-inclusive glory.

Beware The S From Hell.

Follow Brett on Twitter and also give him money to write his book about Hayden Rorke.

Also follow his husband Sebastian Dekken on Twitter and buy his book on the music of Final Fantasy VI.

Listen to the episode of Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie about the Barbara Eden movie The Stranger Within, in which Sam followed up having Drew and Glen as guests with founding SNL star Laraine Newman, making us look like real chumps.

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