series premiered in 1962.
scene is set in ancient Baghdad where the inept and lazy
- but thoroughly good-natured - Caliph Haroun el Poussah
rules. His second in command is Grand Vizier Iznogoud who
has only one aim in life. He wants to eliminate the
caliph in order to become caliph himself. However, all
stories end in status quo despite Iznogoud's clever
The very title of the series is an easily seen through pun: The grand vizier is no good...