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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 Shabu (13 episodes, 1983)
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 Keith Burrows (13 episodes, 1983)
Ellen Maxted ...
 Meagan Huxley (13 episodes, 1983)
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 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)
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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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20 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Just My Luck  »

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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 »

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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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I loved this show
3 April 2003 | by (Naperville IL) – See all my reviews

Although I remember a few "racist" accusations because the gennie was black this show was so much fun. I loved this show when I was 7 and was upset by it's cancellation. All I remember is the friendship between the lead male and the genie. It taught me a bit about friendship. I miss this show and it always will be a great reminder of my childhood.


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