|Watch the Birdie|
| Season 1, Episode 23|
Number (#23) in series (139 episodes)
When Jeannie spells Tony, who doesn't play golf, to where he can play as good as Arnold Palmer while on the base golf course with Dr. Bellows and Gen. Peterson, it impresses everbody, including the golf instructor, golf pro Ray Barber, in "Watch the Birdie" in Season 1.
|Air date||February 26, 1966|
|Written by||Sidney Sheldon|
|Directed by||Hal Cooper|
|Guest stars:||Ray Teal|
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Watch the Birdie is the 23rd episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and the 23rd overall series episode. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by series creator Sidney Sheldon, premiered on NBC-TV on February 26, 1966.
Tony becomes General Peterson's golf partner when Jeannie makes him play like Arnold Palmer.
Jeannie assists with her Master's golf swing, and General Peterson is so impressed that he makes Tony his partner at an important championship game. Tony's determined to rise to the occasion without help, but soon realizes that Jeannie may be his hole-in-one. Jerry Barber appears as himself.
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie
- Larry Hagman as Captain Anthony Nelson
- Bill Daily as Captain Roger Healey
- Hayden Rorke as Dr. Alfred Bellows
- Barton MacLane as General Martin Petersen
- Ray Teal as Admiral Tugwell
- Jerry Barber as Himself. the Golf Professional
- Gene Boland as Captain Baxter