Home Television Comedy Hey, Jeannie!

Hey, Jeannie!

1 9 5 6 – 1 9 5 8 (USA)
32 x 30 minute episodes

24-year-old Jeannie MacLennan (Jeannie Carson), a cheerful and beautiful Scottish woman, arrives in New York from Dunfermline without a job or knowing anyone, determined to seek her fortune.

She is dismayed to learn from the immigration official that gaining her US citizenship papers will take as long as six months. In the meantime, the Immigration Service insists that she have a sponsor who will sign an affidavit taking financial responsibility for the young immigrant, and ensure that she does not become a public charge.

The old family friend she planned to look up upon her arrival turns out to be on relief himself, and unable to help her out.

Cabbie Al Murray (Allen Jenkins) is one of the first people she meets and he agrees to sponsor her, so Jeannie is given the opportunity to experience life in the States.

Jeannie moves in with Al and his sister Liz (Jane Dulo) at 132 East 24th Street in Brooklyn, enchanting everyone with her positive personality.

Jeannie is fascinated by everything she sees and wants to experience every aspect of American life. Al and Liz feel she is a bit over-enthusiastic and must take things one step at a time. She is also prone to burst into song at any provocation.

Stories follow Jeannie as she sets out to find her place in the world and Al and Liz’s efforts to keep a watchful eye on her as her eagerness often leads to misadventure.

Jeannie MacLennan
Jeannie Carson
Al Murray
Allen Jenkins
Liz Murray
Jane Dulo
Charlie O’Connell
Jack Kirkwood
Mabel Jones
Vera Vague
William Schallert