|My Master, the Rich Tycoon|
| Season Two, Episode 3|
Number (#33) in series (139 episodes)
IRS tax agent Harry Huggins enlists an art expert to prove the authenticity and worth of some items of fine art which Jeannie blinked into existence for Tony in "My Master, The Rich Tycoon" at the start of Season 2.
|Air date||September 26, 1966|
|Written by||Sidney Sheldon|
|Directed by||Claudio Guzman|
|Guest stars:||Paul Lynde|
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My Master, the Rich Tycoon is the third episode of the second season from I Dream of Jeannie and the thirty-third episode overall. Directed by Claudio Guzman, the episode, which was written by series creator Sidney Sheldon, first aired on NBC-TV on September 26, 1966. It was originally filmed on June 15, 1966.
An IRS agent (Paul Lynde) thinks Tony is a tycoon (thanks to you-know-who)...but Dr. Bellows doesn't believe it! Maurice Dallimore (uncredited) appears as "Professor Preever".
While Tony is at the base, Harry Huggins comes to his home. He tells Jeannie the house is tiny and the furniture shoddy. To impress him, Jeannie blinks and turns the house into a luxurious mansion, with world famous art works, a safe full of money and a staff of servants. When Tony returns, Huggins announces he is from the Department of Internal Revenue, and will bring an assessor in the morning. Jeannie refuses to take Tony seriously when he says he may wind up in the penitentiary.
Jeannie refuses to take Tony seriously when he says he may wind up in the penitentiary. When Huggins, who has enlisted a Professer Preever, a known fine art expert to distinguish the value of the works of art Jeannie blinked for Tony, calls to see Dr. Bellows, the psychiatrist shows him a stack of reports on Tony's strange activities, but refuses to believe Tony heads an international smuggling ring, as Jeannie is able to blink the safe filled with money into Conferdate notes -- worthless, the works of art, which included Michaelangelo and Renoir paintings, and a Ming vase into imitations, (with the subject in the Mona Lisa painting sporting a mustache!) and the gold coins she had blinked into chocolate!
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie
- Larry Hagman as Major Anthony Nelson
- Hayden Rorke as Dr. Alfred Bellows
- Bill Daily as Major Roger Healey
Supporting Cast/Guest starring
- Dr. Bellows mentions that Major Nelson had $3,000,000 in his Christmas Club account last week yet that episode wouldn't air until episode 15 of this season. Thus that episode was filmed quite early yet not aired until later on.