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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Dale McRaven
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Friday, August 6, 1993

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Bronson Pinchot ...  Balki Bartokomous / ... 151 episodes, 1986-2006
Mark Linn-Baker ...  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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Comedy | Family

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The producers originally developed the series to air in 1985. But Bronson Pinchot was already committed to Sara (1985). When that series was cancelled, the producers quickly hired Pinchot and continued developing their series to air in 1986. See more »

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Balki Bartokomous: Oh give me a line of credit.
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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 Monika-5See 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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Country:

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English

Release Date:

25 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Greenhorn See more »

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Runtime:

(150 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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