Just Our Luck (1983– )

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A modern city guy gains a genie. No, it's not a sexy, bellybuttonless woman; this time, it's a hip, wisecracking black guy named Shabu.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Shabu (13 episodes, 1983)
 Keith Burrows (13 episodes, 1983)
Ellen Maxted ...
 Meagan Huxley (13 episodes, 1983)
Rod McCary ...
 Nelson Marriott (13 episodes, 1983)
Richard Schaal ...
 Chuck (13 episodes, 1983)
Hamilton Camp ...
 Professor Bob (13 episodes, 1983)
Leonard Simon ...
 Jim Dexter (13 episodes, 1983)


A modern city guy gains a genie. No, it's not a sexy, bellybuttonless woman; this time, it's a hip, wisecracking black guy named Shabu.

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Comedy | Fantasy





Release Date:

20 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Just My Luck  »

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1.33 : 1
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Assailed by many civil rights groups for it's characterization of a black as a thankful servant to a white, the NAACP announced in October of 1983 of winning changes to the content, including no more usage of the words "master" and "servant" on the show and less "jive talk" from the genie Shabu. See more »


Shabu: I'll serve you for 2000 years or until death.
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Just Our Luck
Written by Joseph Conlan and Barry De Vorzon
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re: This was a wicked, brilliant T V show/series
2 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Very cool TV series that was popular in England. Well in my part of England any way. Can anyone help me get this TV series on DVD?? (Region 2 format)

I loved the character Shabu, he was so cool. Also his owner - Hamilton Camp - was cool as well. He was the perfect foil to the sure of himself genie -Shabu. How I would love to own a genie like "Shabu"

Reminds me of, "I dream of Genie" from the 1960's, but with a Eddie Murphy, or Richard Prior style genie as the "Genie" this time - and a 1980's setting instead.

I would truly love it if I could see the whole series again. Or if someone could do a film of this series. It was brilliant.

Or even revamp the series using a modern setting? Is this possible?

Are you listening Hollywood producers. I wished I worked at Hollywood. I know what people want. And a re-working of this would work. It really would.

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