UPDATE: Due to the movie’s Memorial Day success, Nickelodeon will re-air Genie in a Bikini Friday (5/29) at 8pm ET & Sunday (5/31) at 3pm ET.
Tonight on Nickelodeon, the lives of two kids turn magically wacky when they uncover a genie … in a bikini.
This is a movie.
And not with this Genie:
Also, do not confuse Genie in a Bikini with Genie in a String Bikini. Just don’t.
According to Nickelodeon, “kids Jacob and Cruz want nothing more than to be in with the popular crowd. This quest seems impossible until they discover a genie lamp and now have their own personally Genie, Matt (Joey Richter, the voice of Hong Li, The Legend of Korra). Unfortunately, Matt is not great at granting wishes, but does his best to help Cruz and Jacob throw the most amazing and unforgettable party ever so they can finally be part of the popular crew.”
And my kids (boys, aged 8 and nearly 6) have been looking forward to this flick since they saw the first promo a few weeks ago. Here’s a look:
It clearly won’t be winning any awards (other than perhaps a Razzie or two), but there was a time when my parents looked upon the films of Adam Sandler with equal disdain.
Nickelodeon hasn’t released much about the movie, so clearly Genie in a Bikini isn’t one of their best cinematic efforts. I am a bit confused why this is being released on the Monday night of a 3-day weekend — personally, I would have aired it on Sunday night — but that choice was up to their scheduling department, not me. But I’m sure it will be kid-pleasing fun.
So if your kids are like mine and are counting down the hours until they watch a man in a bikini (Not to be confused with Man-kini on The Soup), so like I’ll do and watch along with your kids. I’ll be spending one of my three genie wishes on a vast quantity of alcohol.
Genie in a Bikini > Nickelodeon > Monday, May 25 7pm ET
Friday (5/29) at 7:30pm ET
Sunday (5/31) at 3pm ET
Genie in a Bikini images © Nickelodeon.
I Dream of Jeannie image © Screen Gems.