The Jeeves in "Ask Jeeves" comes from the works of P.G. Wodehouse, an English humour writer who died in 1975. Starting in 1922, he wrote a series of stories about Bertie Wooster (upper class English twit) and his valet, Jeeves, who would always get Bertie out of scrapes in clever, near-miraculous ways.
Wodehouse had a great impact on English humour -- Monty Python's "Upper Class Twit of the Year", for example.
Try and find the books (starts with Right Ho, Jeeves). They're really funny.
The PBS series (Jeeves & Wooster)I mentioned earlier stars Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (who currently plays Dr. House on House).
Fry and Laurie had a comedy show on British TV, and also played roles in Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder series'. which are hilarious. They're making a new series next year!
Who really might actually be back this time . . .
May the Fiori be with you. And may It have Meatballs.