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    • The Gift of the Mypiot
      The Gift of the Mypiot
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/16/88
      10
      Mr. Gorpley's a wet blanket at Balki and Larry's Christmas party, but Balki insists on cheering him up.
    • Nightmare Vacation
      Nightmare Vacation
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/2/90
      10
      Larry found the perfect vacation and Balki, Jennifer, and Mary Anne decide to give him one more chance with planning vacations. They go to a tropical resort, Club Paradise, with broken walls in the hotel room and it is disrupted with a hurricane. Larry can't admit that he's made another mistake.moreless
    • Pipe Dreams
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/10/88
      10
      Tasked by Jennifer to get a plumber to fix her shower head, Larry decides she'll be impressed if he fixes it himself, but finds his plumbing skills sorely lacking.
    • Future Shock
      Future Shock
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/25/87
      10
      Even with Jennifer facing a promotion that would send her to Los Angeles, Larry is reticent to tell her how he feels and ask her to stay.
    • Hocus Pocus
      Hocus Pocus
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/28/90
      10
      When Balki practices his magic tricks for the Youth Center Show, Larry refuses to go because he's been having trouble finding a story for Mr. Wainwright, but discovering Margaret Thatcher is attending changes his mind.
    • The Break In
      The Break In
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/9/87
      10
      When Balki accidently delivers Larry's joke article to the publisher, the two break into the publisher's office late at night to retrieve it. Meanwhile, an employee of the Chicago Chronicle gets on the ledge of that building in an attempt to commit suicide.
    • Couch Potato
      Couch Potato
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/2/87
      9.9
      When Larry and Balki get cable TV, an entranced Balki becomes a couch potato, leaving Larry extremely concerned.
    • Eyewitless Reports
      Eyewitless Reports
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      4/11/90
      9.9
      A Chronicle Tour sends Mr. Gorpley, Larry and Balki, and Jennifer and Mary Anne to a cabin in the forest where they encounter a 'Mad Dog' killer who escaped from prison. The killer is later apprehended, but they all tell different stories about the capture, which confuses the state trooper.
    • Aliens
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/28/88
      9.9
      Larry and Balki throw a Halloween party with their friends and after six hours of watching scary movies, Larry wakes up and discovers that Balki is an alien from "Planet Mypos" and is turning everyone into Mypiots by putting vests on them.
    • The Newsletter
      The Newsletter
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/6/89
      9.8
      When Balki is put in charge of the Chronicle Newsletter, Larry horns in and suggests he dig deep into the information. But he ends up reporting Lydia getting cosmetic surgery, Mr. Gorpley dating the wife of a sports editor, and quotes an insult Larry made about Mr. Wainwright.
    • The Lottery
      The Lottery
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/14/88
      9.8
      Larry tries to warn Balki off playing the lottery as being too much of a long shot, but a frantic search ensues when it seems Balki's lost ticket is the winner of a $28 million jackpot.
    • Assertive Training
      Assertive Training
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/21/88
      9.8
      After a series of rebuffs sees Larry taking assertiveness training, he promptly goes overboard in using his lessons to speak his mind.
    • Snow Way to Treat a Lady (1)
      Snow Way to Treat a Lady (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/18/87
      9.7
      Balki signs he and Larry up for a group ski vacation. Although Larry initially refuses to go, he later agrees when he learns that Jennifer will be going. Desperate to impress Jennifer, Larry is willing to go to whatever lengths are necessary.
    • Hunks Like Us
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/24/86
      9.6
      Larry and Balki join a health club—Balki to get in shape; Larry when he falls for a fellow member. In order to score dates, Larry and Balki try to prove they're jocks, but overdoing their workout might spell trouble for their potential romances.
    • Piano Movers
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/4/88
      9.5
      When Lydia wants her piano moved up ten flights of stairs so she can sing for a record producer she's dating, Balki volunteers himself and Larry, but Larry's bad back may be a strain on the operation.
    • Just Desserts
      Just Desserts
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/3/88
      9.5
      After Balki serves Larry, Jennifer, and Mary Anne some "bibi-bobkas", Larry sees dollar signs and looks for a way to rush some into production for a fast profit.
    • Ladies and Germs
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/15/86
      9.5
      Larry has a date with a beauty queen, but after going to the hospital to visit Mr. Twinkacetti, he catches a cold. Balki tries to cure him with a secret Myposian cure, but it proves to be surprisingly potent.
    • Snow Way to Treat a Lady (2)
      Snow Way to Treat a Lady (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/25/87
      9.5
      In the aftermath of the avalanche, Larry, Balki, Jennifer, and Mary-Anne are trapped in a cabin, and fearing for their lives, decide to dig a tunnel to safety.
    • Games People Play
      Games People Play
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      2/3/89
      9.4
      Larry and Balki appear on the game show Risk it All. Larry's conservative plan to avoid the risky stunts and just answer questions goes out the window when they're offered a chance at a Caribbean cruise.
    • Black Widow
      Black Widow
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      11/30/90
      9.4
      A murder story gets Larry worked up that Mary Anne may be a serial killer, and her upcoming camping trip with Balki stokes his suspicion.
    • Hello Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/17/86
      9.4
      Balki invites Gina, a pregnant friend from his citizenship class, to stay with he and Larry while her husband is out of town. Already in a foul mood from having to share the sofa with Balki, Larry goes into a panic when he learns that Gina could go into labor at any moment.moreless
    • First Date
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      4/8/86
      9.4
      Larry takes Balki to a singles bar to teach him how to meet women, but Balki's much more adept with women than he thought.
    • Two Men and a Cradle
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/19/86
      9.4
      Balki agrees to take care of Gina's baby while she goes away with her husband, but he and Larry take it to the park and somehow come home with someone else's baby.
    • To Be or Not to Be
      To Be or Not to Be
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/6/88
      9.4
      When Larry and Balki are chosen to be in a commercial for the Chicago Chronicle, Larry goes overboard with his acting.
    • Up on a Roof
      Up on a Roof
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/27/87
      9.3
      Larry enters a photo contest and has the idea of a perfect picture. But to take it, he and Balki have to go up on a roof and shoot it before a storm comes in.
    • Little Apartment of Horrors
      Little Apartment of Horrors
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/18/91
      9.3
      When a Myposian plant sent by Balki's mama cures everyone's cold, Larry hopes to make a fortune by growing it large and selling it, unaware of what happens when the plant gets too big.
    • Father Knows Best (2)
      Father Knows Best (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/17/89
      9.3
      Larry, Balki, Jennifer, Mary Anne, Lydia, Mr. Gorpley, and of course Larry's father are all trapped in the flooding basement. Larry attempts to solve the problem without much luck. So thinking they're all going to die, he must tell his father how he feels. Luck changes when he finds his chemistry set.moreless
    • Climb Every Billboard
      Climb Every Billboard
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      3/15/91
      9.3
      When the Bulls go on a losing streak, Larry and Balki end up on a billboard in frigid weather, waiting for it to end.
    • Better Shop Around
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/21/87
      9.3
      While grocery shopping, Balki is excited to win a shopping spree, but Larry sucks the joy out by planning every purchase in hopes of reselling the goods and buying an air conditioner.
    • This Old House
      This Old House
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      3/30/90
      9.3
      Larry has a plan to make a fortune and talks Balki into buying a house for no money down, fixing it up, and then selling it for a profit. He ends up making a deal for $150,000. But when he realizes he can make more money by putting in a chandelier and fancy doors, he gets greedy.moreless
    • Home Movies
      Home Movies
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/8/89
      9.3
      Balki wants to send a home movie to his mama for the reunion he is going to miss, but Larry takes over the video's production and goes overboard.
    • Bachelor Party
      Bachelor Party
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/20/91
      9.2
      As the best man at Larry's upcoming wedding, Balki is tricked by Mr. Gorpley into throwing a bachelor party. When Mr. Gorpley show up at the party, he spikes the punch and hires a stripper--then Jennifer finds out.
    • Up a Lazy River (1)
      Up a Lazy River (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/18/88
      9.2
      Larry wants to take Jennifer on the Chicago Chronicle camping trip, but remembering the ski trip, she's hesitant to go.
    • Baby, You Can Drive My Car
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      4/15/86
      9.2
      Balki wants to get his driver's license, but Mr. Twinkacetti doesn't think he can do it. Larry is so confident that he can, that he bets $50 and offers Balki his car.
    • Because They're Cousins
      Because They're Cousins
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/5/90
      9.2
      Balki's cousin Bartok come to visit from Mypos via Los Angeles for the last six months. Bartok looks just like Balki except after being in LA, he lost his accent and got a cool attitude, and he has a money-making scheme and tries to take Balki's money.
    • The Horn Blows at Midnight
      The Horn Blows at Midnight
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/4/87
      9.2
      When a famous psychic visits the Chronicle, she goes into a trance and makes an elaborate prediction ending in Larry's death. Larry thinks that it is just superstition—until the first part comes to pass.
    • The King and I
      The King and I
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/24/89
      9.1
      Lydia's boyfriend hypnotizes Balki, leaving him thinking he's Elvis during he and Larry's tax audit.
    • A Christmas Story
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/17/86
      9.1
      When Larry's planned trip home to Wisconsin is ruined by a blizzard, Balki tries to cheer him up.
    • Beautiful Dreamer
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/28/87
      9.1
      When Balki has trouble sleeping, Larry tries to help him discover the source of the nightmare that has been haunting him.
    • The Men Who Knew Too Much (2)
      The Men Who Knew Too Much (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/16/90
      9.1
      Larry and Balki manage to play back the tape proving their innocence, but they have trouble getting the tape to the police after they are mugged and captured by Marco's men.
    • The Men Who Knew Too Much (1)
      The Men Who Knew Too Much (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/9/90
      9.1
      Balki accompanies Larry on his assignment to Los Angeles to write an article about a soap opera star's wedding. While attempting to get a better story, they get chased by mobsters after they videotape Marco Madison, a big time gangster, murder an undercover drug agent.
    • That Old Gang of Mine
      That Old Gang of Mine
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/13/89
      9.1
      When Mary Anne's promotion to London leaves Balki heartbroken, Larry suggests he get a hobby, but doesn't expect it to be a motorcycle gane.
    • Babes in Babylon
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/29/86
      9.1
      Larry and Balki win a trip to Las Vegas. When they get there, Larry plans out what to do for their entire trip to prevent Balki from going to the casinos and becoming a compulsive gambler. Balki eventually talks him into it and after Balki has a string of good luck playing roulette, Larry starts playing and won't stop.moreless
    • Up a Lazy River (2)
      Up a Lazy River (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/25/88
      9.1
      After the gang gets lost in the woods, Larry sees a chance to impress Jennifer, if he can just lead them safely back to camp.
    • Karate Kids
      Karate Kids
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/11/87
      9.1
      Humliated after getting roughed up in front of Jennifer, Larry and Balki decide to take karate lessons, but Larry's desire for revenge might be his undoing.
    • Picture This
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      4/1/86
      9.0
      Larry gets tipped off that Dolly Parton is in town committing adultery, so he decides to follow her until he can get a picture to sell to newspapers. Meanwhile, Balki will do a favor for anyone who asks for it, so Larry tries to teach him to say "no" once and a while.moreless
    • Get a Job
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/5/87
      9.0
      Larry and Balki quit their jobs after Twinkacetti refuses to give them a raise and get jobs at a burger joint serving to rowdy hockey fans.
    • Disorderly Orderlies
      Disorderly Orderlies
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/12/90
      9.0
      Balki tries to get Larry to do volunteer work at the hospital, but he refuses until he discovers that a famous football player is a patient there, hoping that he can get an interview to advance his career.
    • Speak, Memory
      Speak, Memory
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      2/8/91
      9.0
      When a fall down some steps robs Larry of some of his memory, it jeopardizes his chance to win over Jennifer's visiting mother.
    • Knock Knock, Who's There?
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      3/25/86
      8.9
      Larry Appleton, who's moved to Chicago to become a photojournalist, takes a job at a corner discount store run by his landlord, Mr. Twinkacetti. One night his distant cousin Balki Bartokomous, a sheep herder from the island of Mypos, shows up on his doorstep. Larry takes him in and helps him get a job at the store.moreless
    • Ten Speed and a Soft Touch
      Ten Speed and a Soft Touch
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/11/87
      8.9
      Larry and Balki become 'big brothers' to a troubled teenager who is always stealing. They do fine until Larry accuses him of stealing his bike.
    • Fright Night
      Fright Night
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      10/25/91
      8.9
      It's up to Larry and Balki to rid the house of a ghost.
    • Tooth or Consequences
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/13/89
      8.9
      Balki gets a cavity and Larry makes a dental appointment for him. Balki is excited to go when Larry tells him about all the neat stuff, but he's too scared to go when Mr. Gorpley tells him about the drill.
    • The Gazebo
      The Gazebo
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      11/1/91
      8.9
      Larry and Balki are building a new gazebo in their back yard, and as they struggle to build it, it reminds Jennifer and Mary Anne of Laurel and Hardy as we see them in a parody of Laurel and Hardy trying to build a gazebo.
    • Lifesavers
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/22/86
      8.9
      After Larry saves Balki from getting hit by a taxi, Balki becomes his personal servant, but it soon becomes too much for Larry to take.
    • Happy Birthday
      Happy Birthday
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      4/29/86
      8.9
      Larry is miserable on his 24th birthday after he blew a photo opportunity. So Balki tries to throw him a last minute surprise birthday party for him to cheer him up.
    • Grandpa
      Grandpa
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/11/91
      8.9
      Grandpa Appleton comes for a visit and is quite a surprise: He's 76 years old, acting like a wild teenager, and has a much younger girlfriend. Larry thinks he should act more his age, but Balki thinks that it's okay acting as young as he feels.
    • Call Me Indestructible
      Call Me Indestructible
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/2/90
      8.9
      After Balki and Larry miraculously survive being bailed out on in mid-air, Balki realizes they've been given four weeks of invulnerability by the Myposian god of protection.
    • Safe at Home
      Safe at Home
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/28/90
      8.8
      After Larry buys an expensive stereo chair, their apartment is robbed, along with the chair. Larry buys a high-tech security system, but takes all the responsibilities himself and won't share them with Balki.
    • Falling in Love is...
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/12/86
      8.8
      Larry is suspicious of Balki's girlfriend from nightschool, but Balki refuses to believe that she is just using him to get a good grade.
    • See You in September
      See You in September
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      5/3/91
      8.8
      Balki and Mary Anne expect Larry and Jennifer to set a wedding date, but they're too scared. To help them, Balki gives them a Myposian marriage test to see if they're right for each other.
    • My Brother, Myself
      My Brother, Myself
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      3/18/88
      8.7
      Hoping to upstage his succesful, braggart brother, Larry fibs about his job at the Chronicle, and dupes the honest Balki into helping.
    • Come Fly with Me
      Come Fly with Me
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/10/89
      8.7
      A Myposian snack eaten incorrectly by Jennifer and Mary Anne leaves Larry and Balki to steward a flight to Hawaii.
    • Crimebusters
      Crimebusters
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/20/89
      8.7
      Looking to make a big impression following his promotion to the Chronicle's investigative team, Larry hopes to use Harriette's policeman husband as his ticket to a major scoop.
    • Defiant Guys
      Defiant Guys
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/11/88
      8.7
      When a tiff leaves Larry refusing to speak to him, Balki handcuffs them together before Larry's big meeting with the Chronicle publisher—and he doesn't have the key.
    • Bye, Bye Birdie
      Bye, Bye Birdie
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      4/13/90
      8.7
      Balki grows very fond of his new pet parrot that drives Larry crazy. Meanwhile, their chimney is clogged and when Larry tries to light a fire, he has to open the window to let the smoke out. The parrot flies out, leaving Balki heartbroken.
    • Dog Day Mid-Afternoon
      Dog Day Mid-Afternoon
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/20/89
      8.7
      Larry writes an exposé of a money laundering scheme that gets him his first front page story, but he's upset when he realizes that Marshall & Walpole took all the credit for his article. Also, Marvin Berman, the money laundering scheme's accountant, is also upset because his boss took all the credit for the scheme that was really his idea. So he shows up at the Chronicle with a bomb and demands a printed retraction.moreless
    • Sexual Harrassment in Chicago
      Sexual Harrassment in Chicago
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/7/87
      8.7
      The editor of the Chronicle's Sunday magazine makes a play for innocent Balki. Even though Balki isn't interested, she won't take no for an answer, and threatens Balki's job if he rejects her.
    • Teacher's Pest
      Teacher's Pest
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      4/28/89
      8.7
      Recruited to teach journalism, Larry soon alienates the class by imposing ridiculously high standards for their work.
    • Digging Up the News
      Digging Up the News
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      4/27/90
      8.7
      Larry is assigned to interview Uncle Shaggy, a kid's show host, and when he gets Balki to take a picture of him without his costume, they get Uncle Shaggy fired after someone discovers that he has a criminal record for something he did along time ago. Larry swears he will make it up to him.moreless
    • The Break Up
      The Break Up
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/12/90
      8.7
      Jennifer and Larry break up when he gives the okay for Jennifer to dine with an ex-boyfriend, leaving her unsure about their future.
    • Weigh to Go Buddy
      Weigh to Go Buddy
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/29/87
      8.7
      When Larry discovers that he has gained seven pounds, he goes on a diet that won't work, prompting Balki to give him a Myposian diet.
    • Good Skates
      Good Skates
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/22/89
      8.7
      When Larry finds out that Grant, a co-worker of Jennifer's, is impressing her by raising money for a "big brothers" roller skating marathon, he gets jealous of him and lies about his roller skating ability to win over Jennifer.
    • Night School Confidential
      Night School Confidential
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/18/87
      8.7
      Balki is cheated by a con artist who sells him counterfeit watches. After the police prove to be no help, Larry and Balki go undercover to expose the crook themselves.
    • Father Knows Best (1)
      Father Knows Best (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/10/89
      8.7
      Larry's perfectionist father comes for a visit and Larry wants to impress him so he can finally get a "well done, son" from him. But instead, they end up trapped in the basement that is flooding after Larry accidently breaks the water pipe.
    • Out of Sync
      Out of Sync
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      2/15/91
      8.6
      Balki is discovered by a music promoter who offers him a recording contract. Larry convinces Balki to accept and he becomes the newest rap star after shooting a video called "Fresh Young Balki B".
    • All News That Fits
      All News That Fits
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/22/87
      8.6
      Larry gets a job at the Chicago Chronicle as a reporter and brings Balki to find a job. Mr. Burns, the city editor, hires Balki in the mail room, but Mr. Gorpley, the mail room boss, doesn't want him there and tries everything to fire him.
    • Great Balls of Fire
      Great Balls of Fire
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      4/26/91
      8.6
      Larry finds being a volunteer firefighter far too taxing—until he learns Jennifer finds firemen sexy.
    • I Saw This on TV
      I Saw This on TV
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      2/1/91
      8.6
      When Larry gets Bulls tickets for the night he promised to take Jennifer to the ballet, his lie to her triggers Balki to recount an episode of The Honeymooners about a similar situation.
    • It Had to be You (1)
      It Had to be You (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      4/18/92
      8.6
      Jennifer thinks Balki still misses Mary Anne, but Larry's skeptical until they discover Balki and Mary Anne are dating people just like each other.
    • Can I Get a Witness?
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/26/86
      8.6
      Balki takes a job delivering packages for a racketeer named Vince Lucas. After Vince is busted he and Larry are asked to testify in court, but Vince threatens to kill them if they do.
    • Family Feud
      Family Feud
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/26/90
      8.6
      A 500-year-old feud in the Bartokomous family is back when their rival Zolton Bauchelitis is coming to fight a duel with Balki. Larry gets caught up in it and must fight Zolton himself. However, they don't try and kill each other; the winner takes the loser's ears.
    • New Kid on the Block
      New Kid on the Block
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/5/90
      8.6
      Balki agrees to babysit their new neighbor's daughter, Tess, and lets her do whatever she wants. She runs rampant through the apartment, disturbs Larry while he's writing a possible front-page story for a city council exposé, and disrupts the staff at the Chronicle.
    • Check This
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      4/22/86
      8.6
      Larry takes Balki to open a checking account, but problems arise when Balki spends without understanding how it works. Meanwhile, Mr. Twinkacetti wants Larry to cover for him to hide his gambling from his wife.
    • The Ring
      The Ring
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/23/90
      8.6
      When Larry unknowingly buys an engagement ring with a fake diamond, he's left to try and make good before Jennifer discovers the truth.
    • My Lips Are Sealed
      My Lips Are Sealed
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/13/88
      8.5
      Larry soon regrets chastising Balki for telling Mr. Gorpley what's in the company's mail when he suddenly needs to know about his impending raise to buy the car of his dreams.
    • Get Me to the Dump on Time (2)
      Get Me to the Dump on Time (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      4/18/92
      8.5
      The rush is on with Myposian custom demanding but 24 hours between their engagement and Balki and Mary Anne's marriage, but Larry loses Balki's Myposian marriage necklace.
    • Sunshine Boys
      Sunshine Boys
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/7/90
      8.5
      When a former high school rival invites him to join a prestigious club, Larry can't resist overembellishing himself, including a lie about a trip to the Caribbean.
    • Car Tunes
      Car Tunes
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      12/6/91
      8.5
      When Larry's new car radio is stolen, and the alarm he buys only serves to disturb the neighborhood, he comes up with a daring plan to catch the thief.
    • Blind Alley
      Blind Alley
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/17/89
      8.5
      When Larry's star bowler is sent out of town by Mr. Gorpley right before their big tournament finale, Balki end up filling in, but his seeming natural talent for the game is jeopardized by a trip to the ophthalmologist.
    • Trouble in Paradise
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/21/87
      8.4
      Larry and Balki invite Jennifer and Mary Anne over for dinner, but don't agree on Balki's choice to serve a Myposian meal.
    • Duck Soup
      Duck Soup
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      4/5/91
      8.4
      Balki feels left out when he's not asked to join Larry on his hunting trip with Mr. Wainwright.
    • Or Get Off the Pot (1)
      Or Get Off the Pot (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      4/4/92
      8.4
      Despite everyone's best efforts, Balki is oblivious to the fact that Mary Anne wants a commitment from him in the form of a marriage proposal.
    • A Horse is a Horse
      A Horse is a Horse
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/19/90
      8.4
      Larry and Balki buy a race horse and when they race him, he comes in last. They later discover that he has an incurable disease, but Balki takes the horse back to the apartment and tries a Myposian potion to cure him.
    • Car Wars
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      3/17/89
      8.4
      Balki's happy to finally have enough money to buy a used car, but Larry squeezes the fun out of the process with his family's rating system.
    • Chicago Suite (2)
      Chicago Suite (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      4/11/92
      8.4
      Larry tries to get Balki dating again following his break-up with Mary Anne by taking him to a singles bar, and Balki immediately finds a woman he shares interests with, while Larry only finds trouble.
    • Tux for Two
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/4/87
      8.4
      Larry has been invited to a formal party for a photographer he idolizes, but Balki's honest opinions embarrass Larry.
    • This New House
      This New House
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      10/4/91
      8.4
      Larry and Jennifer move into a luxurious Victorian house, but with the rent so high they discover they can't afford to pay for food and heat.
    • Poetry in Motion
      Poetry in Motion
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/5/89
      8.3
      Larry and Balki discover that Lowell Kelly, a famous poet, used to live in their apartment and his unpublished poem is hidden there. They search for it, but Balki doesn't know that Larry plans to sell it after he discovered that it would be worth about $100,000.
    • The Rent Strike
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/10/86
      8.3
      A rent strike organized by Balki and Larry to force Twinkacetti to make needed repairs turns into a battle of wills when Twinkacetti shuts off the utilities.
    • Dog Gone Blues
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/7/87
      8.3
      When Balki brings a dog home—contrary to the lease—he and Larry plot to keep Twinkacetti from discovering it.
    • Hello Ball
      Hello Ball
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/24/89
      8.3
      When Jennifer's father comes to town, Larry tries to impress him, so they decide to go golfing. Larry is an excellent golfer, but Mr. Lyons is a bad golfer and a bad loser, so Larry decides to let him win and lets Balki play, thinking that he can't golf--but can he?moreless
    • The Wedding
      The Wedding
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/27/91
      8.2
      While Larry and Balki are driving to Lake Whitefish—where Larry and Jennifer are getting married—they get arrested, putting the ceremony in jeopardy.
    • Bye Bye Biki
      Bye Bye Biki
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/24/88
      8.2
      Larry has to break the news to Balki that his centenarian grandmother died en route for a visit, but Balki can't quite bring himself to accept it.
    • Your Cheatin' Heart
      Your Cheatin' Heart
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/28/87
      8.2
      Jennifer and Balki sneak around while trying to surprise Larry with a new typewriter. Larry misunderstands and suspects that they're having an affair.
    • College Bound
      College Bound
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      12/9/88
      8.1
      Larry prepares a surprise party for Balki who is taking his college entrance exams. While they are waiting for him to return, they talk about some things they've been through together such as when they first met, the first day at the Chronicle, when they tried to fix Jennifer and Mary Anne's shower, etc. Larry thinks that he has helped Balki come a long way, but it seems that Balki has been helping him more.moreless
    • The Pen Pal
      The Pen Pal
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/27/88
      8.1
      Larry fears for his life when Balki invites the just-paroled Vince Lucas—whom the duo testified against—over to their apartment.
    • The Unnatural
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/1/86
      8.1
      Larry's softball team has a chance of winning the championship, but with their star player unavailable, Larry's hopes of winning the coveted trophy might rest on Balki's shoulders.
    • The Elevator
      The Elevator
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      3/14/92
      8.1
      Larry and Balki deal with an uncooperative elevator when moving Mr. Wainright's new couch to his office.
    • Three's a Crowd
      Three's a Crowd
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/9/90
      8.1
      While playing a board game, an argument breaks out between Jennifer and Mary Anne. The result being Mary Anne moving out and in with Larry and Balki at Balki's insistence. Larry doesn't like the idea because it jeopardizes his relationship with Jennifer, so Larry and Balki devise a plan to get Jennifer and Mary Anne back together.moreless
    • The Graduate
      The Graduate
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/9/88
      8.0
      Larry looks for a way to help after Balki is crestfallen to learn there's no graduation ceremony for his completing night school.
    • Yes Sir, That's My Baby
      Yes Sir, That's My Baby
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      2/8/92
      8.0
      When Larry thinks Jennifer may be pregnant, he and Balki imagine both fatherhood and life as their future babies.
    • Blast From the Past
      Blast From the Past
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      2/16/90
      8.0
      It's a very psychotic evening when Marvin Berman, who tried to blow up Larry and Balki, visits them for dinner to apologize. But in the process, they mistakenly think that the mob is after them and they are surrounded by killers.
    • Maid to Order
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      1/6/89
      8.0
      With Larry working late and Balki at college, household chores are being neglected, so they decide to hire a maid. But when the maid acts more like a mother, Larry gets fed up.
    • A Catered Affair
      A Catered Affair
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      3/22/91
      8.0
      Balki's burgeoning catering business hits a snag when, on Larry's advice, Balki books another party on the same night, unaware that Larry already booked a third party without telling him.
    • Here Comes the Judge
      Here Comes the Judge
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      3/9/90
      8.0
      When Balki is elected the head of the grievance committee, Lydia is accused of parking violations and she tries to influence his judgment by buying him "bunny slippers." Larry tells Balki that he must be tough, which comes back on Larry when he's accused of stealing office supplies.
    • Just a Gigolo
      Just a Gigolo
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/31/89
      8.0
      Balki unwittingly sets up the recently-heartbroken Lydia with a gigolo who cons women out of their money.
    • Almost Live from Chicago
      Almost Live from Chicago
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/1/89
      8.0
      Lydia has been offered the opportunity of having her on TV advice show, but she has one problem: she's afraid of cameras. Larry tries to force her to do the show because of a mistake he made in high school when he turned down an opportunity.
    • Lethal Weapon
      Lethal Weapon
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      7/23/93
      8.0
      When all of Balki's ants on his farm die, he discovers that he has the "exterminiki curse" and everything he touches will instantly die. He then must wear an oven-mitt suit, but can't do his job and drives Jennifer and Mary Anne away until the curse is over.
    • Weekend at Ferdinand's
      Weekend at Ferdinand's
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      10/18/91
      7.9
      King Ferdinand of Mypos comes to visit America and dies in Larry's arms, making Larry the new king according to Myposian custom.
    • Finders Keepers
      Finders Keepers
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      1/4/91
      7.9
      Balki finds a box with over $50,000 inside. Larry wants to keep it, but Balki is insistent on finding the rightful owner, which won't be easy, especially with Mr. Gorpley scheming to get it any way he can.
    • Wedding Bell Blues
      Wedding Bell Blues
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      5/5/89
      7.9
      On Balki's 25th birthday, his mama has a pre-arranged marriage that Balki must go through with, even though he is in love with Mary Anne. Larry and Jennifer try and find a way to save Balki from being unhappy.
    • Up, Up and Away (2)
      Up, Up and Away (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      8/6/93
      7.8
      Many flashbacks from the series. Two months later, they watch a tape of the news showing the misadventures with the balloon. The babies are both boys. Balki and Mary Anne named their son Robespierre, while Larry and Jennifer's son is Tucker.
    • Citizenship (1)
      Citizenship (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/8/91
      7.8
      Balki awaits his mother's arrival to witness his swearing in as a United States citizen, but she's irate at his plans to stay in America and summons him home to Mypos.
    • Up, Up and Away (1)
      Up, Up and Away (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      8/6/93
      7.8
      Jennifer is two weeks overdue and has a few false alarms. Meanwhile, after Balki and Mary Anne went to the fair, Mary Anne goes into labor and has her baby in the driveway. Jennifer is told about a balloon ride Mary Anne went in, and in hopes of going into labor, Larry and Balki take Jennifer up in the balloon.moreless
    • After Hours
      After Hours
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      7/16/93
      7.8
      Larry wants to put some sparks back in his marriage, and after he fails with Balki's secret treasures, he goes shopping with Balki and accidentally gets locked in the store after hours with a mad dog on the loose.
    • Baby Quiz
      Baby Quiz
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      7/30/93
      7.8
      Balki applies to the Baby Quiz TV game show for both couples. Only Larry and Jennifer are accepted until a last minute drop out by the other contestants lets Balki and Mary Anne take their places. The prize is a college scholarship for the baby.
    • Citizenship (2)
      Citizenship (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      11/15/91
      7.7
      Larry travels to Mypos to try to persuade Balki's mama to let him come back to America, but before he can talk to her, Larry settles happily into the relaxed lifestyle of Mypos and wants to stay.
    • Wild Turkey
      Wild Turkey
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      11/22/91
      7.6
      On Thanksgiving, Larry goes into the turkey-selling business. There's over 100 turkeys roaming their backyard—and one of the turkeys may have eaten Jennifer's wedding ring.
    • See How They Run
      See How They Run
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      2/22/91
      7.5
      Balki runs for student body president and lets Larry help, whose advice is to tell the students what they want to hear, not what Balki actually stands for.
    • High Society
      High Society
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/11/88
      7.4
      Larry has an idea to present to the owners of the Chronicle, but has trouble getting into a party that they're holding. Balki getting mistaken for the Crown Prince of Mypos may be his ticket inside.
    • Hello Elaine
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      4/1/87
      7.4
      Larry is appalled when his favorite sister, Elaine, tells him that she's going to New York to become a professional pianist instead of going to college.
    • Missing
      Missing
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      1/17/92
      7.4
      When Balki's stuffed Dmitri is stolen, he suffers from writer's block, leaving him unable to draw his comic strip. He and Larry decide to catch the thief.
    • Lie-Ability
      Lie-Ability
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/29/89
      7.4
      Balki has to act as Larry's conscience—and warns he will suffer a terrible fate—when Mr. Gorpley suggests Larry sue over a minor fender-bender.
    • Since I Lost My Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/14/87
      7.3
      After Mr. Twinkacetti forgets his wedding anniversary (for the 16th time), Edwina kicks him out. Balki invites him to stay for a while, but when he makes no efforts to reconcile with Edwina, it's up to Larry and Balki try and get them back together.
    • Wayne Man
      Wayne Man
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      2/29/92
      7.3
      When Balki wins a trip for four to Las Vegas, he becomes dejected when tickets to his idol, Wayne Newton, are sold out, leaving the gang to try to find a way to make his dream come true.
    • Two Angry Men
      Two Angry Men
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      1/3/92
      7.2
      Balki stupidly gets he and Larry called for jury duty the day before Larry and Jennifer's Bermudan vacation, and then holds things up by refusing to vote along with the other jurors.
    • The Play's the Thing
      The Play's the Thing
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      3/21/92
      7.2
      Balki takes Larry's play, Wheat, to Lydia's theater, but Larry's iron-clad insistence that nothing be changed alienates the cast and crew.
    • Stress Test
      Stress Test
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      3/28/92
      7.2
      Larry and Balki are chosen by Mr. Wainwright for a mental health test to gauge their level of stress.
    • Prose and Cons
      Prose and Cons
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      3/10/89
      7.2
      Larry and Balki are tossed in jail after refusing to reveal their source for a financial market scandal, and wind up with some unsavory cellmates.
    • Seven Card Studs
      Seven Card Studs
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/14/89
      7.0
      After Balki gets cheated out of his money at Mr. Gorpley's poker game, Larry claims to be a poker expert and plays to win back Balki's money.
    • Door to Door
      Door to Door
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/11/91
      7.0
      Taking a job selling cleaning supplies door-to-door, Larry looks for a short-cut by trying to get one giant order from a wealthy woman.
    • Taking Stock
      Taking Stock
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/14/87
      7.0
      Balki buys one share of stock in a cereal company and discovers that there aren't the advertised number of raisins in a box. Knowing that the company is cheating the public, he decides to go to head office to complain.
    • Dimitri's World
      Dimitri's World
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      11/29/91
      7.0
      Put in charge of the Chronicle's weekly children's page, Balki draws a comic about a sheep named Dmitri. When Larry is tasked with coming up with the dialogue, Balki takes issue with what Larry writes.
    • The Baby Shower
      The Baby Shower
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      7/9/93
      7.0
      Jennifer is seven months pregnant; Balki and Mary Anne have been on their honeymoon for five months in Mypos and they're about to come home. When they arrive, they have a surprise: Mary Anne is also pregnant, but isn't going through any bad symptoms like Jennifer. Balki brought a root back from Mypos that could help Jennifer, but when Larry and Balki eat it, they start acting very hyper and ruin the baby shower.moreless
    • He's the Boss
      He's the Boss
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/23/90
      6.8
      When Mr. Wainwright hires a personal assistant, Mr. Glover, Balki gets promoted to the executive staff, but is unaware that it is a scheme that Mr. Glover has to try and implement the American Dream Program. And Larry may lose his job if he doesn't go along with it.
    • You Gotta Have Friends
      You Gotta Have Friends
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/25/88
      6.8
      When Balki claims to have met—and loaned money to—Carl Lewis, Larry thinks that Balki's once again been taken advantage of.
    • The Selling of Mypos
      The Selling of Mypos
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/26/90
      6.8
      When a big corporation in Chicago wants to buy 300 acres of land on Mypos, Balki is chosen to negotiate the sale, and he picks Larry to guide him through. When they are offered 10% of the total sale of 28 million dollars, Larry insists they accept, but Balki has a funny feeling about it.moreless
    • Everybody in the Pool
      Everybody in the Pool
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/15/89
      6.6
      Balki plays the football pool for the first time at the Chronicle and wins. He also ends up winning the next five weeks, which makes everyone mad at him except Larry, who decides to copy his picks to bet $10,000 with a bookie, unaware that Balki picked all the losers.
    • Going Once, Going Twice
      Going Once, Going Twice
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      2/1/92
      5.5
      Explaining to Balki the bidding process at an auction makes Larry the accidental owner of a $21,000 bottle of wine, which he hides from Jennifer until he can sell it.
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