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

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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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Looks like a job for TV land!
12 October 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

They need to add this show to TV Land's line-up, if they haven't already. This was a show that I'll always remember, every episode was hilarious and I was sad to see it go off the air. You can't help but remember all the hilarious situations that appeared on this show. A truly memorable sitcom they should re-run.


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