Perfect Strangers

ABC (ended 1993)


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A slapstick "buddy comedy" that explored the wonderment of a newly arrived immigrant at the ways of America- "The Land of the Whopper." Balki was a young shepherd from the Mediterranean island of Mypos, who showed up unexpectedly at the Chicago apartment of his distant cousin, bachelor Larry. Balki's wide-eyed, fun-loving manner, his nutty Myposian customs, and his tendency to take everything Americans told him quite literally, promised considerable disruption to Larry's organized life, but Larry took him in. After all, getting started as a shepherd in Chicago was not going to be easy.
Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton

Harriette Winslow (Seasons 3-4)

Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Sam Gorpley (Seasons 3-7)

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Larry Appleton

Belita Moreno

Belita Moreno

Lydia Markham (Seasons 3-7)

Melanie Wilson

Melanie Wilson

Jennifer Lyons (Seasons 2-8)

Ernie Sabella

Ernie Sabella

Donald Twinkacetti (Seasons 1-2)

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  • I was wondering if anyone new where I could get seasons 3-8 I have seasons 1 and 2 and all the places I've looked sell either seasons 1 & 2 or seasons 1-8.Ive looked on ebay I've looked at can't find them though. Any help would be great.Thanksmoreless

    This tv series was amazing! Why can't they have re-runs for this show? They have them for save by the bell and I love lucy, family matters, full house. Don't get me wrong I love all those shows too but Perfect Strangers was awesome! I haven't been able to see the shows in a long time so I don't know which ones are the best. I have been able to watch seasons 1 and 2 but from memory I know the other seasons are better. I'm just blabbing on this last part because I have to have 100 words. haha latermoreless
  • I seriously wish that someone would release this show onto DVD so we can enjoy it again

    Please someone bring the show onto DVD. I loved the show and could not get enough of it when it was on air, I would love to see it again if only on Nick at Nite. I really would like to see it come out on DVD just like all the other television shows have done. I dont really have much else to say, I think it is crazy that this site is making me type 100 words for a review, what am i back in high school again?? I dont know what else to say but i loved the show.moreless
  • The show was a hit for the time. I wisht hey would bring back the cast and have a reunion

    I was a young kid during these times. I wish they would bring the show back. It shows how true americans act toward our distant families. The show was a hit for its time. I just recently remembered the name of the show and decided to look it up on here to see what everyone thought of the it. Balki was the most humerous character there was on the show. He shows up in american with no idea how we operated and some how he made it. It shows you that now matter what you do or are you can achieve anythingmoreless
  • Aired when ABC owned Friday night television.

    Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, ABC used to own Friday primetime television. "Perfect Strangers" was part of ABC's wildly popular "TGIF" lineup. The show is about two roommates, Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton, who are vastly different in both their outlooks on life and their approach to everything from women to work. A modern day "The Odd Couple," each episode of "Perfect Strangers" was basically a family sitcom with a lot of slapstick humor. My favorite part of the show was when Balki and Larry did the "Dance of Joy." The show went downhill, however, when the two got married to their longtime girlfriends and bought a house together in the suburbs.moreless

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    • Unaired Pilot (Louie Anderson) ?
      According to wikipdia, the show first went into production with Louie Anderson cast as Cousin Larry. Did they film an unaired pil...
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    • Perfect Strangers flash game
      So there's now a quick game, set to the theme song. It's nothing amazing, but has pix and the theme as you race down a path collec...
    • Tribute to Cousin Larry!
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    • PS ruled
      Perfect Strangers is one of the best shows ever. They still have some of the best jokes in TV history, despite being nearly 20 yea...

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