First Episode of the Popular Sitcome of the 1960’s “I Dream of Jeannie” Starring Larry Hagman (Future J.R. in Dallas) and Barbara Eden was an Emblematic Showcase for Iranian-American Friendly ties. Here is the First Episode which contains dialogue in Persian. Read More about these Series in
Plot: When the rocket launch for a space mission goes awry, its astronaut, Captain Anthony Nelson, finds himself stranded on a desert island. There, he finds a beautiful antique bottle lying there on the sand. When Tony opens the bottle, he is shocked to find a beautiful, 2,000-year-old genie named Jeannie, who is now calling him her new Master and willing to grant him anything he wishes.
Persian Anachronisms in Dialogue:
Jeannie has entire dialogues in Persian/Farsi in this very first Episode that clearly suggests that Production was familiar with the Iranian language ( distinct from Arabic most commonly associated to the Middle East characters in Hollywood movies)
“Sheklat mesleh Seemayekh Khalif Hast ” aka “You look like the Caliph”
“Seemorg” aka “Phoenix”
“Sardar aghar Khatereh Tora Azar Dadam, mano bebakhsh” aka “Master if I made you angry please forgive me”
“Yah Shaheh Paryan” aka “Oh my goodness ( not sure about translation)”