It was due to “I Dream Of Jeannie” that Barbara Eden was capable of solidify her identify in popular culture historical past. A significant intercourse image, Eden’s magnificence and signature revealing outfit on the present stirred a lot controversy within the media. Her well-known costume, which included an uncovered midriff, was thought of extremely risqué on the time.
Regardless of permitting extra pores and skin than typical, NBC producers in some unspecified time in the future determined to not permit the collection to point out Eden’s navel on air, based on The Los Angeles Times. Eden instructed “Today” that govt producer George Schlatter wished to “premiere” Eden’s stomach button on digital camera, however this concept was shut down by the community. “George stated he’d by no means seen so many fits sitting round a desk in his life discussing somebody’s anatomy,” Eden stated. In a later interview with Fox News, Eden joked, “I do know loads of ladies are identified for very glamorous physique components, however my navel? Ha!”
In 2018, Eden was requested about the way in which the present has aged and her emotions about presumably being typecast in what could possibly be interpreted as a sexist character. She defined that she was not personally offended by the position, and is grateful for what Jeannie has executed for her legacy. “Is not it fortunate that I’ve one character that individuals keep in mind?” she stated on “Immediately” (through Yahoo). In a 2021 interview with People, Eden mirrored on Jeannie as soon as once more, saying, “She’s straightforward to reside with.” She added, “I believe what makes me so completely happy is that so many individuals world wide like her.”