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The Jonny Quest character Hadji used “sim sim salabim” as his incantation while performing “magic” or at least some pretty good stagecraft and psycology. The character Hadji Singh’s backstory is that he was the adopted son of Dr. Benton Quest and appears the story in a flashback in Episode 7, Calcutta Adventure (30 Oct 1964). Hadji grew up on the streets of Calcutta, apparently becoming streetwise along with learning some mystic culture along with yoga, and saved Dr. Quest from an assassin. Hadji was always more level headed of Dr Quest’s sons and a good problem solver. His streetwise upbringing, practical commonsense, and multicultural background gave Hadji an excellent skill set over the more impulsive and reckless Jonny. The less said about the dog, Bandit, the better. The character of Johnny Quest cartoon's Hadji may have had roots in an youthful Indian born movie actor Sabu Dastagir, especially from the 1938 movie, The Drum, where he sports a turban much like Hadji's headgear. This leads us to the next step in the Hadji Code.