|Fly Me to the Moon|
| Season Three, Episode 1|
Number (#62) in series (139 episodes)
Things go haywire when Jeannie turns Sam, a chimp to be used with Tony and Roger on a trip to the moon, into a human.
|Air date||12 September 1967|
|Written by||Robert Marcus|
|Directed by||Hal Cooper|
|Guest stars:||Larry Storch|
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Fly Me to the Moon is the opening episode of Season 3 of I Dream of Jeannie and the 62nd overall episode of the series. Written by Robert Marcus, and directed by Hal Cooper, it originally aired 12 September 1967 on NBC-TV.
Tony and Roger are training a chimpanzee named Sam to be on the first flight to the moon. Jeannie turns him into a human. When she tries to turn him back, she accidentally turns Tony into a chimp. Tony almost ends up going to the moon, but Jeannie saves the day.
- Tony and Roger are working training a chimp named "Sam". This was seen as a slap at another popular Screen Gems produced TV series, ABC-TV's Bewitched (1964), whose producers accused Jeannie of stealing some of their ideas.
- During filming, Larry Storch wanted to do his own stunt and jump from one tree branch to another, but Bill Daily talked him out of it. It was just as well, because when the stunt man did it, it turned out there was a nail sticking out of the tree and the man ripped his arm open.
- The episode's title is based on the song "Fly Me to the Moon" written by Bart Howard in 1954 which became a standard sung by Frank Sinatra.
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie / Jeannie II
- Larry Hagman as Major Anthony Nelson
- Hayden Rorke as Dr. Alfred Bellows
- Bill Daily as Major Roger Healey