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Perfect Strangers 

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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bronson Pinchot ...  Balki Bartokomous / ... 151 episodes, 1986-1993
Mark Linn-Baker ...  Larry Appleton 150 episodes, 1986-1993
Melanie Wilson Melanie Wilson ...  Jennifer 102 episodes, 1986-1993
Rebeca Arthur ...  Mary Anne 93 episodes, 1986-1993
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Greenhorn See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(150 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The play that they go to the opening credits is Neil Simons "The Odd Couple", which was adapted as a TV series, which aired on ABC, the same network as "Perfect Strangers", in fact at one point airing on Friday night where "Perfect Strangers" spent most of its run. See more »

Quotes

Balki Bartokomous: Well, feed me garlic and call me stinky!
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Connections

Featured in Action Jackson (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
Written by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay
Performed by David Pomeranz
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Excellent series.
2 May 2006 | by info2-8See all my reviews

Best comedy series ever. Enjoyable by many different perspectives! I hope this will be available on DVD. The facial comedy of the main actors, the plot, the supporting actors are perfect. This series has been translated and watched in many countries across the globe and friends living abroad have also commented on their appreciation for this production. My favourate character is Larry Appleton, I particularly like the way he flips out when things go wrong. He is a crack up. Well done to the team who have made this a success. As mentioned, hope this is out on DVD soon. If the DVD's are available then please post the information on this board so that we are aware of the place to to purchase.


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