Homer Banks
Bob Hastings as Homer Banks
Homer Banks, Amanda Bellows's cousin, played by Bob Hastings.
Vital characteristics:
Gender Male
Age: 45-50
Family/Personal information:
Related to: Amanda Burns (cousin)
Dr. Alfred Bellows (cousin in-law)
About: Immediately smitten with Jeannie upon meeting her at the TV station where Tony's to appear on a local public affairs program
Character information
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 Bob Hastings

Homer Banks, a cousin of Mrs. Bellows, 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 Homer is played in the episode by Bob Hastings.

About Homer

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. Jeannie is able to blink Tony to the TV studio for his interview on the program, where he and Jeannie is introduced to Homer, who owns a thriving aluminum siding bussiness. He says that he "has everything" as his cousin Amanda also says, "except a wife!"

When Jeannie and Tony are brought into the police station for questioning, Homer, not knowing that Jeannie is privy to situation, after calling Dr. Bellows, tries to comfort her, saying "Now, Jeannie Jeannie, don't you worry. After we're married we'll look back at this and we'll smile, hmm?"

Tony, with a little help from Jeannie's magic, is able to get him to believe that Jeannie is a computer (she disappears in thin air) and the car is a special remote control space device. When Jeannie all of sudden disappears into thin air at Tony's command, Homer, now completely crestfallen over the loss of his potential soulmate says "I didn't know that genies had wings!"