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Perfect Strangers 

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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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Dale McRaven
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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, 1986-1993
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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Actress Belita Moreno played two separate roles in the series. In the first two seasons she played Mr. Twinkacetti's wife Edwina Twinkacetti. In the third season she played a completely different character, Lydia, who was more predominantly featured. Only with the exception of the fifth episode of the first season where the actress made her debut as Lydia, strangely enough. See more »

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Balki Bartokomous: Where do I come up with them?
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Referenced in The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (2010) See more »

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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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An absolute ABC classic!
21 January 2006 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

"PERFECT STRANGERS," in my opinion, is an absolute ABC classic! I'm not sure if I've never seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. One of my favorite episodes is where Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) and Balki (Bronson Pinchot) get sunburned by some sunbathing beds. If you want to know how and why that happened, you'd have to have seen it for yourself. I also enjoyed the romances between them and their girlfriends (Rebecca Arthur and Melanie Wilson). Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope they bring it back on the air for fans of the show to see.


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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)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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