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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 Balki Bartokomous / ... (151 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Larry Appleton (150 episodes, 1986-1993)
Melanie Wilson ...
 Jennifer (102 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 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 opening credits from Season 3 through the end of the series features a scene of Balki and Larry riding on a tour boat underneath a bridge spanning the Chicago River. The opening credits of its spin-off series Family Matters (1989) feature a scene of the Winslow family riding their bikes over the very same bridge from Seasons 1-3. See more »

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Balki Bartokomous: Momma told me never to do the dance of joy alone, or I would go blind.
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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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Now we are so happy, we do the dance of joy!
10 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was CLASSIC! Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot worked brilliantly together, and the writing and direction were both fresh and hysterical. Even though I haven't seen a rerun in so long, I still know how to do the Dance of Joy! Also I remember so many of the great lines, compliments of Balki: "Get out of the city!" "Woooo-wow!" "Well, of course not don't be ridiculous!" "Well, paint me gold and call me Oscar!" "Well, paint me green and call me Gumby!"

GREAT SHOW!!!


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