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Babu Bhatt
Babu
Babu Bhatt as seen in "The Finale, Part 2."
Gender Male
Family Brother: Unnamed Brother
First Appearance "The Cafe"
Last Appearance "The Finale"
Occupation Former Cafe Owner
Former Busboy
Portrayed By Brian George
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Babu Bhatt is an immigrant from Pakistan. Jerry seems to mess up his life at every turn. Babu is played by Brian George.

StoryEdit

Babu is first seen in “The Cafe”, standing outside his new business, the Dream Cafe. When nobody goes in, Jerry decides to go. He first gives bad business advice on his restaurant by saying it should be all Pakistani. This results in Babu's restaurant going out of business.

Jerry then gets Babu a job at Monk's Cafe in "The Visa," but he accidentally got Babu's visa renewal forms, and does not realize until Babu is being deported. Jerry tries getting George's girlfriend (a lawyer) to help him, but when she and George have a falling-out, she does not help and Babu is sent to Pakistan. Babu starts saying that Jerry is a "very, very bad man" (wagging his finger) and plots his revenge when he talks to a man that he has befriended vowing to build up his rupees to afford money to get back into the United States.

In “The Finale, Part 2”, Babu is brought back into the United States to testify against Jerry where he retells the story. Babu ended his testimony by quoting "All they do is mock me, just like they did the fat fellow. All the time. Mocking, mocking, mocking, mocking, mocking. All the time! Now it is Babu's turn to mock. Finally I will have some justice. Send them away! Send them all away! Lock them up forever! They are not human. Very bad! Very, very, very bad!" While the jury was out deciding on the verdict, Babu was among the trial attendees that were served some of Yev Kassem's soup.

NameEdit

The name Babu Bhatt is a Hindu name, very common in the state of Gujarat in India, in the Brahmin community in the state. An immigrant from Pakistan, as is Babu Bhatt, is therefore unlikely to have this name. However, India and Pakistan used to be one colony (British India) where Muslims and Hindus were relatively homogenously dispersed. The writers of Seinfeld likely derived the name for the character from the substantial Gujarati community in the United States, particularly in New York and New Jersey.

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