Perfect Strangers (TV Series 1986–1993) Poster



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Family Matters (1989) (TV Series)
Harriette Winslow, the elevator operator for the "Chicago Chronicle", has a family.

Referenced in 

Growing Pains: The Home Show (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is just like that 'Happy Days' or 'Perfect Strangers' or 'Full House' or 'Empty Nest' or 'Just the Ten of Us' episode when they get stuck in the basement."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is like that 'Perfect Strangers'/'Family Ties'/'Full House' episode where they get locked in the basement."
The Larry Sanders Show: The List (1993) (TV Episode)
Larrys asks Penny for the name of the blonde girlfriend on the show, which he had sex with, refering to Rebeca Arthur.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Kidnapped (1993) (TV Episode)
Stewart tries to get Beavis & Butt-head to watch this show with him.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's Larry and Balki's apartment."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Larry and Balki"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: I just know Balki is responsible for all this.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Inspired by Balki"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Quest of the Delta Knights (1998) (TV Episode)
"They pan over and there's Balki!"
The Simpsons: Barting Over (2003) (TV Episode)
Bart's ad is during an episode of this series.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XV (2004) (TV Episode)
uses its theme song for the "Keeping It Kodos" segment
CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 2 (2005) (Video)
The tag team Perfect Strangers. Emil Sitoci imitates Balki saying, "Don't be ridiculous" in their prematch promo, Trik Davis mentions "standing tall" and Mypos, they use the show's theme as entrance music and multiple references are made during their match.
CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005 Night 3 (2005) (Video)
The team Perfect Strangers
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
Roger refers to Larry and Balki
The Edwin J. Hill Social Club: Pretty in Pinko (2008) (TV Episode)
The DVD of the TV series contains secret messages.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac & Charlie Die: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions it in dialogue
Robot Chicken: Chirlaxx (2008) (TV Episode)
Balki makes a cameo appearance.
Jack to the Max (2008) (Short)
The theme song of Perfect Strangers is heard during the credits.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.98 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Rock Slyde (2009)
Mentioned by title in dialogue
The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
Brandt mentions Larry and Balki
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney (2010) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Stefon mentions Balki.
Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn wonders aloud whether Mr. Yin memorized episodes of "Perfect Strangers" as a young man.
Detention (2011)
Title seen
Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic points out Balky as being in this movie
Supernatural: The Man Who Would Be King (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean mentions Balki Bartokomus
Suburgatory: Out in the Burbs (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
30 Rock: Today You Are a Man (2012) (TV Episode)
Jack says that no one has ever won a land war in Russia, not even Balki in the unaired ninth season of "Perfect Strangers"
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can earn an achievement called "Perfect Stranger" for getting a perfect rank in battle.
DVD-R Hell: Mr. T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool (2012) (TV Episode)
"They're wishing for the dignified presence of Balki right now."
New Girl: Neighbors (2012) (TV Episode)
Jess does a Balki impression.
James & Mike Mondays: Double Dare (2013) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of the answers to the Double Dare question on which show has the Tanner household.
BoJack Horseman: Zoës and Zeldas (2014) (TV Episode)
Todd mentions the show while doing an impression of BoJack.
Garfunkel and Oates: Hair Swap (2014) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions it being part of his favorite TGIF lineup.
Teen Titans Go!: Oil Drums (2015) (TV Episode)
Other popular 80's shows listed down by Cyborg
Board James: Full House & Urkel Games (2015) (TV Episode)
another TGIF show
The Leftovers: Axis Mundi (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Halloween TV Specials (2015) (TV Episode)
James and Mike discuss Halloween episodes of this show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Krasinski/Melissa Benoist/Mike Posner (2016) (TV Episode)
John Krasinski works "Balki Bartokomous" into the Word Sneak game

Featured in 

Second Sight (1989)
Seen on TV.
It (1990) (TV Mini-Series)
Seen on TV.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Super Mann (1995) (TV Episode)
When the Nazis are watching television to study current American culture, the show they are watching is Perfect Strangers.
I Love the '80s: 1988 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Sunday School Musical (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song plays during a clip from Sunday School Musical
The Leftovers: Penguin One, Us Zero (2014) (TV Episode)
Watched on TV
The Leftovers: Solace for Tired Feet (2014) (TV Episode)
Aimee is seen watching this show.
The Leftovers: The Prodigal Son Returns (2014) (TV Episode)
Watched on TV
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 TV Show Intros (2015) (TV Episode)
intro clip shown
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter's 80's television montage spoofs opening scenes of various sitcoms, including this one.
Robot Chicken: Monstourage (2008) (TV Episode)
Balki appears on Broadway with Ludacris.
Too Many Cooks (2014) (TV Short)
theme song is similar

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