Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
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When the guys get cable, Balki becomes so entranced by 24 hour TV, that it interferes with his life and threatens to cost him his job.

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When the guys get cable, Balki becomes so entranced by 24 hour TV, that it interferes with his life and threatens to cost him his job.

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2 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Belita Moreno, who had previously portrayed Mrs. Twinkacetti, returns to the series as Lydia Markham, a co-worker at the Chronicle, in this episode. See more »

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Larry Appleton: Oh, God... you've turned into a peeping potato!
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An Odd Way to Talk About Drugs
10 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's interesting looking back at this episode with adult eyes. As a kid, it went right over my head that this whole episode was about addiction, in particular, drug abuse. The use of TV as the hook is a bit odd, you'd think that the last thing a network would want to do is tell you to stop watching. But, it's probably the best stand-in for cocaine and heroine they could find. Overall, it's a run of the mill episode.


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