Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Balki Bartokomous / ... (151 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Larry Appleton (150 episodes, 1986-1993)
Melanie Wilson ...
 Jennifer (102 episodes, 1986-1993)
Rebeca Arthur ...
 Mary Anne (93 episodes, 1986-1993)
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Balki Bartokomous, a sheepherder from the small Mediterranean Greek-like island of Mypos, travels to the United States in search of his relatives. He finds his cousin, Larry Appleton - who has recently 'escaped' from his large-sized family and is reveling in the unaccustomed luxury of having his own room to himself. They end up sharing accommodation in Larry's apartment - even though the two cousins could not be more dissimilar. For, while Larry is panicky, hyperventilative, business-like and mercenary - Balki is placid, unharried, sunny-natured and idealistic. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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The producers originally developed the series to air in 1985. But Bronson Pinchot was already committed to Sara (1985). When that series was cancelled, the producers quickly hired Pinchot and continued developing their series to air in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Larry Appleton: Our goal for this evening is to acheive physical contact. Now how do we acheive physical contact?
Balki Bartokomous: Begging?
Larry Appleton: Dancing.
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Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
Written by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay
Performed by David Pomeranz
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I Can't Believe I'm The Only One Commenting On This Show!
21 August 1999 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is one of the all-time classic t.v. shows that stays with you forever. My whole family used to get together every Friday night to watch this show when it was on T.G.I.F. Try as I might, i can't find reruns of this show anywhere! This is the only show that I actually remember them doing the curtain call at the end of the last show, my whole family was crying! Man, those were the days.


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