I Can't Believe This Was "Controversial" - They Should Make One That Is!
I can't believe this show was "controversial!" Every time I watch an interview with Barbara Eden, the idiot interviewers (their idiocy is invariable) always attack her with a question similar to: "Don't you think it is wrong that you called Nelson Master?"
There is no reason for this to be controversial, most especially since Jeannie never actually becomes Nelson's slave. Jeannie calling him Master is just meaningless hot air.
What they should do is make a show that really is controversial by featuring a female genie who actually is a man's slave, wherein the man actually gives her orders in accordance with his will, and she obeys them. And when liberals/feminists/SJWs complain about that, then the defense would be: "Yes, she is his slave, and if you don't like it, too bad."
Aside from the benefit of angering liberals/feminists/SJWs, a show where a genie actually is a slave would also lead to the telling of way more interesting stories than could be present on IDOJ.