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:
T.K. Carter ...  Shabu 13 episodes, 1983
Richard Gilliland ...  Keith Burrows 13 episodes, 1983
Ellen Maxted 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 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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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just My Luck See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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one of worst sitcoms made
16 August 2007 | by david38091See all my reviews

I remember the NAACP threatening to boycott the network if they continued to air this garbage. There was such a lack of diversity on TV at the time and the thought of a grown black man calling a white man "master" was just too much for many African Americans. I remember T K Carter responding to the cancellation of the show and the uproar by the NAACP over the shows controversy theme. He stated "nobody asked me how I felt". He seemed hurt that no one, especially a black organization, didn't bother to ask his opinion. But critics agreed the show was unfunny and juvenile at best. It could have possible worked on Saturday morning TV if the network had casted a white actor in the genie role. The earlier poster stated he was 7 at the time of the airing of this show. You would have had to have the mindset of a 7 year old to have like this show.


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