Carl Tucker, played by Carl Ballantine
|About:||Fast-talking sort who tries to sell Tony's car to Jeannie for 4 times its worth, this after she accidentally wrecks it|
|Appeared on/in:||I Dream of Jeannie|
|Number of episodes:||"Have You Heard the One About the Used Car Salesman?" in Season 4|
|Portrayed by||Carl Ballantine|
Carl Tucker, a fast-talking used car lot owner and salesman, appears in the Season 4 episode of I Dream of Jeannie titled "Have You Heard the One About the Used Car Salesman?" The part of Carl is played by Carl Ballantine.
When Jeannie accidentally hits the accelerator while Tony, who is running late for an appearance on a local public affairs program on a local TV station where he's to meet with Dr. Bellows and his wife Amanda, is trying checking his brakes, it causes her to crash the car into a nearby light pole at a busy intersection. After a police officer who tickets Tony for the accident! After Jeannie is able to get him to the TV station on time by "blinking" him there,
About the car... when Jeannie blinks herself to Carl Tucker's Used Cars, a local dealership that also repairs damaged vehicles, Carl, being ever the fast-talking salesman he is, tries to sell it back to Jeannie for $1600, (in it's damaged not realizing that she was owner! When she reveals she was the one that damaged the car, he offers to buy the car from her for its damaged condition, for $400!
Anyhow, after he gets his mechanics to repair the car, and Jeannie finds it on the lot, on sale for $1699, he only offers to give it back to her -- but for the sale price, which gets her so upset that she disrupts the commercial spot which he's in the middle of for the TV program Tony's appearing on, causing doors and fenders to fall off of some of the other vehicles which he's pitching, as she gets him give the car back to her after she blinks the car back to health! And she also gives Carl back the $400 he paid for it when it was damaged!
Anyway, a few days later, when Tucker tries to charge Tony for repairs to the car which amount to $500, Jeannie is able to dissuade him from trying to charge Tony by causing parts to fall off of it, as it saves Tony from being charged!