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Labrador Retweets Endorsement from Fictional 1960s TV Character
Update 10:20p.m. MST
As of this post, you can still go to Raul Labrador's Twitter page and see his wonderful endorsement. It has been on there (and all over the web) for more than 10 hours.
I know that Raul was busy debating Jimmy Farris tonight.
I wonder when he will realize this.
Or maybe Raul is just proud of the vote of confidence!
Labrador Retweets Endorsement from Fictional 1960s TV Character bit.ly/XbXuoS
— Boise Idaho News (@boisenews) October 24, 2012
UPDATE 4:33 p.m. MST
Huckleberries Online picked this one up:
The Twitterverse and liberal The Daily Kos are having fun with a R/T by Congressman Raul Labrador's crew — of Dr. Alfred Bellows' endorsement: “I'm supporting @Labrador4Idaho, and you should too. The man has delivered on his campaign promise of fiscal responsibility.” If that name sounds familiar, you're probably a fan of the old TV show: “I Dream of Jeanie.” Dr. Alfred Bellows was the psychiatrist in the 1960s comedy. Tweeter Sharon Fisher may have been the first person to spot the R/T — and hilarity that went with it.
Question: Which fictional TV character would you want to be endorsed by?
Sharon Fisher explained:
— slfisher (@slfisher) October 23, 2012
The screen shot below is from 3:32 p.m. MST:
Here is Alfred's page:
I'm supporting @labrador4idaho, and you should too. The man has delivered on his campaign promise of fiscal responsibility.
— Alfred Bellows (@DrAlfredBellows) October 23, 2012
Who is Alfred Bellows?
Col. Alfred E. Bellows, M.D. is a fictional character in the popular 1960s situation comedy I Dream of Jeannie, which ran for five seasons. Dr. Bellows was portrayed by Hayden Rorke from 1965 to 1970. Rorke reprised this role in the 1985 TV movie I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later before his passing in 1987.
From the first season onwards, Dr. Bellows is the psychiatrist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). I Dream of Jeannie is set in the town of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Dr. Bellows is a colonel.
Dr. Bellows is a shrewd and cautious man who is inevitably used as a scapegoat. He becomes fixated on Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman) and Roger Healey (Bill Daily) when they are caught in a web of inexplicable situations resulting from the magic of a genie, appropriately named "Jeannie". He observes, records and ponders their activities, determined to uncover the cause.
Throughout the series, Bellows tries to prove that Tony is up to something. Generals Hadley, Peterson, Stone, and Schaeffer in turn reluctantly accompany him when he attempts to prove Tony's strange "tricks". Fortunately, thanks to Jeannie, none of these generals witness the strange events and Tony is saved from being fired from the space program. This means that the generals are more wary of Bellows than Major Nelson or Major Healey. In some cases the trick can extend to the generals, such as Jeannie's mother trying to court Bellows and dressing him in the robes of a pasha (and causing Jeannie to scold her mother for going after a married man). Bellows' appearance causes one general to worry he is suffering from hallucinations by seeing Dr. Bellows in pasha robes, and Bellows in turn saying the vision is real but he has no clue how he acquired such exotic clothing. Nevertheless, Dr. Bellows relentlessly devotes his entire life to "figuring out" Major Nelson. At one point Bellows tells Nelson and Healy that the moment he brings in General Peterson it all goes away, so he is forgetting this is brought up.
Click here for photos of Alfred Bellows.
And be sure to congratulate Congressman Labrador on this big time endorsement!