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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

Dr. Fred Mbogo /@m?boh'goh, dok?tr fred/, n. [Stanford] The archetypal man you don't want to see about a problem, esp. an incompetent professional; a shyster. ?Do you know a good eye doctor?? ? Sure, try Mbogo Eye Care and Professional Dry Cleaning.? The name comes from synergy between bogus and the original Dr. Mbogo, a witch doctor who was Gomez Addams' physician on the old Addams Family TV show. Interestingly enough, it turns out that under the rules for Swahili noun classes, ?m-? is the characteristic prefix of ?nouns referring to human beings?. As such, ? mbogo? is quite plausible as a Swahili coinage for a person having the nature of a bogon. Actually, ?mbogo? is indeed a Ki-Swahili word referring to the African Cape Buffalo, syncerus caffer. It is one of the ? big five? dangerous African game animals, and many people with bush experience believe it to be the most dangerous of them. Compare Bloggs Family and J. Random Hacker; see also Fred Foobar and fred.