Question: Was there a character named Baboo in an animated series or movie?

Televisionary: If you're thinking what I'm thinking, the spelling is actually Babu. He was the husky, hapless genie who served as the laugh-inspiring sidekick for Jeannie in Jeannie, the Saturday-morning animated spinoff of I Dream of Jeannie. In the series, which ran on CBS from September 1975 to August 1978, surf dude Corry (Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill, who recently voiced The Joker for the most excellent animated Batman series) let Jeannie (Julie McWhirter) out of the bottle and earned her services.

Unfortunately for all involved, the clutzy Babu (former Stooge and Hanna Barbera fixture Joe Besser), who served as the screw-up magician in the grand tradition of Bewitched's fumbling Esmerelda and countless other mixed-up spell casters, came along with the package. With a mere "Yapple dapple," Babu created all sorts of problems for Jeannie to clean up.

You may also remember Jeannie and Babu as players in Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, which ran on ABC from 1977-80 and served as a clearinghouse for pretty much every major HB animal ever created.