|How Lucky Can You Get?|
| Season 1, Episode 22|
Number (#22) in series (139 episodes)
Thanks to Jeannie's "help," Tony, who really doesn't like gambling, hits a lucky streak at the craps table, which Roger pressed him to try out at a casino in Reno, until they almost get in trouble with the manager when he rolls two "7s" in "How Lucky Can You Get?" in season 1.
|Air date||February 19, 1966|
|Written by||Sidney Sheldon|
|Directed by||Hal Cooper|
|Guest stars:||Ted de Corsia|
Melinda O. Fee
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How Lucky Can You Get? is the 22nd episode of First Season of I Dream of Jeannie, and the 22nd overall series episode. Written by series creator Sidney Sheldon, the episode, which was directed by Claudio Guzman, originally aired on NBC-TV on February 19, 1966.
Tony and Roger decide to go to Reno. Roger's vision of becoming a multimillionaire with Jeannie's help disappears when Tony tells him Jeannie is not going with them. Roger smuggles Jeannie along in Tony's briefcase.
Arriving there, he asks Tony, unaware that Jeannie is with them, to bet fifty dollars for him. However, Jeannie escapes from the briefcase, and Roger loses the money. Time after time, Roger gets Tony to play for him. Unfortunately, each time he is unable to make contact with Jeannie, and Roger keeps losing.
Finally, hoping to make a killing, Roger tells Jeannie to make Tony roll 7's and 11's at the dice table. Agreeing to bet one dollar for Roger, Tony starts winning, arousing the suspicions of the Dealer and Pit Boss. When Tony tells Roger he is tired of 7 and 11, Jeannie blinks, and the dice then becomes two 7's!
Suspecting the two, Tony and Roger, of cheating, the casino manager, Mr. Phillips, detains him in the back securtiy office of the casino, then releases them.
Extricating himself from the security policemen, Tony tells Roger, he never wants to see Reno again. When Jeannie states she's much better at horse races, Tony replies its a wonderful idea. Jeannie blinks and Roger finds himself cast as a jockey at the racetrack!
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie
- Larry Hagman as Captain Anthony Nelson
- Hayden Rorke as Dr. Alfred Bellows
- Bill Daily as Captain Roger Healey
- Barton MacLane as General Martin Petersen
- Ted de Corsia as Mr. Phillips
- Tim Herbert as Croupier
- Buddy Lewis as Black Jack Dealer
- Paul Hahn as Pit Boss
- Evelyn Dutton as NASA Employee (uncredited)
- Melinda O. Fee as Cashier (uncredited)
- Clifford Guest as Joe, Nasa Employee (uncredited)
- Jeffrey Sayre as Dealer (uncredited)
- Arthur Tovey as Gambler (uncredited)