Perfect Strangers - Season 5

ABC (ended 1993)


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Episode Guide

  • Digging Up the News
    Digging Up the News
    Episode 24
    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
  • Bye, Bye Birdie
    Bye, Bye Birdie
    Episode 23
    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.
  • Eyewitless Reports
    Eyewitless Reports
    Episode 22
    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.
  • This Old House
    This Old House
    Episode 21
    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
  • Here Comes the Judge
    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.
  • He's the Boss
    He's the Boss
    Episode 19
    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.
  • Blast From the Past
    Blast From the Past
    Episode 18
    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.
  • Three's a Crowd
    Three's a Crowd
    Episode 17
    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
  • Nightmare Vacation
    Nightmare Vacation
    Episode 16
    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
  • The Selling of Mypos
    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
  • Disorderly Orderlies
    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.
  • Because They're Cousins
    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.
  • Everybody in the Pool
    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.
  • Home Movies
    Home Movies
    Episode 11
    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.
  • Almost Live from Chicago
    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.
  • Hello Ball
    Hello Ball
    Episode 9
    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
  • Father Knows Best (2)
    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
  • Father Knows Best (1)
    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.
  • Poetry in Motion
    Poetry in Motion
    Episode 6
    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.
  • Dog Day Mid-Afternoon
    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
  • 10/13/89
    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 Newsletter
    The Newsletter
    Episode 3
    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.
  • Lie-Ability
    Episode 2
    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.
  • Good Skates
    Good Skates
    Episode 1
    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.