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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Genres:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Quotes

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 Mike EderSee 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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