Perfect Strangers
Debut: January 01, 1985
Ended: January 01, 1993
Debut: January 01, 1985
Ended: January 01, 1993

Larry Appleton, a Chicago working stiff shares his aparment with "cousin" Balki Bartokomous, an immigrant from a country called Mypos. The show hit it's stride during the seasons where the characters began working for The Chicago Times. It met it's downfall when Balki and Larry married their respective girlfriends and moved to the suburbs. The show had a well-known spinoff, Family Matters (Harriet Winslow was the elevator operator at the Chicago Times in Perfect Strangers).

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Larry: "Hello, my name is...Cousin Lally Appleton."
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Balki: "If you roll the dough to quick, bibby bobka make you sick."
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Balki: "I'm Santa Claus, and i say we open the presents now! -Balki"
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Balki and Larry: "(After backing into a police motorcycle) Balki: Now can I speak? Larry: Yes. Now you can speak. Balki: For future reference... R stands for reverse -Balki and Larry"
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Balki: "Hello! My name is Balki Bartokomous. You killed my cousin...prepare to lose your lobes! -Balki"
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Balki: "When you rolling out the dough, just be sure you roll it slow. If you make the dough too quick, Bippy Bobka make you sick. When you pour the filling in, just be sure you wear a grin. If you smile on what you bake, Bippy Bobka turn out great. -Balki"
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Balki: "You cannot squeeze water from a sponge! -Balki"
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Balki: "I'm amphibious! -Balki"
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Larry: "(After a big blast or severe mishap)......Well............ -Larry"
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Balki: "Of course Don't be redikolus -Balki"
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Balki: "Now that we are so happy, let us do the dance of Joy! -Balki"
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8 years, 8 months ago

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    8 years, 8 months ago

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      10 years, 11 months ago
      I'm So Happy, it's time for the Dance of Joy
        11 years, 5 months ago
        This was one of my fave shows ever. It ran for, what.... 10 years? Or more? Why is it you can't find it anywhere?
          11 years, 8 months ago
          me and my cousin could pull of the dance of joy perfectly
            12 years ago
            this show was on at around 12 AM and i would watch every espoide
              12 years, 2 months ago
              one of my all time favorites its really funny and alway had a hidden point.Do not see it as much as you use to in reruns
                12 years, 2 months ago
                great show. loved the theme song. "DONT BE REDICULUS!"
                  12 years, 5 months ago

                    12 years, 5 months ago
                    I remember wakin up in the morning at home during the summer an watching this
                      12 years, 6 months ago
                      why won't they make a remake or just bring the show back on tv.
                        12 years, 8 months ago
                        The best TV theme song and opening credits ever made.
                          13 years, 2 months ago
                          I've seen a bit of this on cable... I'm not a big fan of this show but I quite liked the episode where Balki painted the mural of him and Larry then Larry got annoyed cause Balki forgot to paint lips on him... lol I don't know why that stuck in my head but it did.
                            13 years, 9 months ago
                            This was one of my favorite shows as a kid and to my relief, I still love it now. Balki's so sweet. What woman wouldn't want a guy like him? Larry's a bit of a jerk, though he does have his moments.
                              13 years, 9 months ago
                              Me and my big sister always watched this kinda stuff (:
                                13 years, 9 months ago
                                What is the funniest for me was I still remember how hot I thought Balki was in his TRADITIONAL wedding clothes...I still remember the entire theme song! (sigh)
                                  13 years, 10 months ago
                                  i love this show alotttt its one of my best sitcoms ever
                                    13 years, 11 months ago
                                    i loved this show it was hilarrious my brother and i would sti and watch it together i think he liked it more than me...
                                      14 years, 3 months ago

                                      I'm very silly because he was one of my first 'tv character crushes' as a child. Him and Miles Silverberg from Murphy Brown. Haha.
                                        14 years, 6 months ago
                                        it was def an interesting show
                                          14 years, 7 months ago
                                          Great lyrics, nauseating this show sometimes. It had some good slapstick. Balki resembles Paul from Wonder Years.
                                            14 years, 8 months ago
                                            Bronson Pinchot= GENIUS!

                                            I hate Step By Step, but if it's a scene with him in it, I'll stop to watch... love that guy...
                                              14 years, 8 months ago
                                              Well, geez, I love this theme song, too. It's one of my faves. I did an article of some of my favorites, but it got backpaged... burn... Anyhoo, I know it by heart. Here are the lyrics...

                                              "Sometimes the world looks perfect,
                                              Nothing to rearrange.
                                              Sometimes you get a feeling
                                              Like you need some kind of change.

                                              No matter what the odds are this time,
                                              Nothing's going to stand in my way.
                                              This flame in my heart,
                                              And a long lost friend
                                              Gives every dark street a light at the end.

                                              Standing tall, on the wings of my dream.
                                              Rise and fall, on the wings of my dream.
                                              The rain and thunder
                                              The wind and haze
                                              I'm bound for better days.

                                              It's my life and my dream,
                                              Nothing's going to stop me now."

                                              It is phenomenal!
                                                14 years, 9 months ago
                                                i remember this show! i loved it,but i remember the second intro more.
                                                  14 years, 10 months ago
                                                  Great show remember it well.
                                                    14 years, 10 months ago
                                                    One of my favorite sitcom theme songs.
                                                      15 years ago
                                                      nostalgia, nostalgia, NOSTALGIA!! the show and that memorable song take me way back. i remember trying to figure out if mepos was somewhere below europe or somewhere in the middle east until i found out i was just a gullible kid.
                                                        15 years, 1 month ago
                                                        man that was a great show. i watched it all the time when it was on the T.G.I.F. line up. God I miss that lineup!
                                                          15 years, 1 month ago
                                                          I watched this as a littkle kid everyday!!! they need to make this a DVD and soon

                                                          good news its number 3 on the Most wanted DVDs
                                                            15 years, 3 months ago
                                                            We did the dance of joy once at a football game. I fell down. People thought I was drunk.
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