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Perfect Strangers 

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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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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Bronson Pinchot claims he never wore underwear for his character on the show. See more »

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[after Larry confesses a lie to Jennifer, and mentions several other unrelated lies at the same time]
Balki Bartokomous: Boy, when you come clean you leave a ring around the tub!
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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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Of Course not Don't be ridiculous
30 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite shows of the 80s. I used to watch this show while I got ready to go to school in 1987. I was 8 then. I am almost 24 now and I get a kick out of watching this show. It brings back memories of my childhood.


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