Learning English watching ‘la Jeannie que salia de la botella’

We say happy birthday to Barbara Jean Morehead who was born in Tucson, Arizona, on this day in 1931.
We know her as Barbara Eden and “I dream of Jeannie.” It was on the air for 5 seasons.

During those early days in “el exilio” we would watch TV with my mother. My father, like most of your fathers, had two jobs back then so we spent a lot time laughing and translating these shows for our mother. Looking back, I recall my late mother’s facial expressions or Cuban slang to refer to Jeannie’s outfit. Your mother probably reacted the same way.

What can happen when an astronaut finds a bottle with a pretty woman inside? Watch the show!

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk).