in2tv-aoltv-header Main | About | See All Episodes | Play Games | In2TV Alert | Hi-Q Video | System Requirements | Search | Talk
Perfect Strangers on In2TV

Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

Synopsis

Larry Appleton is your average grown-up frat boy, but when his distant cousin from Mypos, Balki Bartokomous, shows up on his doorstep, Larry's life gets turned upside down. Watch Larry scheme and Balki massacre the English language in clothes only a mother could love. It's like 'The Odd Couple' on acid.
Watch Now

    Creme de la Classic

    Perfect Strangers

    'First Date'

    A classic 'Perfect Strangers.' Larry tries to explain to Balki how he can approach American women, but Balki doesn't seem to need an explanation.

    Don't Be a 'Stranger'

    TV Perfect Strangers

    Sound Off

    Do you love Balki or does he drive you crazy? Dish on the odd couple comedy.

    Get Your Words Heard

    Perfect Strangers

    Spread the Love

    Got something to say? Create your own 'Perfect Strangers' blog.

    More About Perfect Strangers

    Premise: Who could ever forget the name Balki Bartokomous? Bronson Pinchot, already famous for his funky accent in 'Beverly Hills Cop,' uses another crazy accent to bring the perpetually clueless Balki to life. Pinchot plays a sheepherder from Mypos, a Greece-like island, who arrives in America filled with a love for life, but no clue about American culture. Balki arrives on the doorstep of his distantly related American cousin, Larry (played by Mark Linn Baker of 'My Favorite Year'), setting up hilarious cross-cultural clashes as Balki attempts to blend his bizarre, naive ways with American life. Balki's catch phrase and answer to everything was "Don’t be ridikalus!" When that didn't work, he'd throw himself into Larry's arms and do the Dance of Joy. But Cousin Larry is a hyper-neurotic uptight fellow, the polar opposite of Balki, who is the definition of happy-go-lucky. The first few seasons focus not only on Larry and Balki getting used to each other, but also on trying to get it on with the ladies.

    History: A versatile ratings performer, 'Perfect Strangers' was produced by the same team who created family favorites like 'Step by Step' and 'Full House.' It ranked as the No.1 program in five different time slots and ran for eight seasons. The show was nominated for three Emmys, including Bronson Pinchot for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1987 and Doris Roberts for her guest appearance in 1989.

    Cast: Mark Linn-Baker .... Larry Appleton
    Bronson Pinchot .... Balki Bartokomous
    Ernie Sabella .... Mr. Donald "Twinkie" Twinkacetti (1986-1987)
    Lise Cutter .... Susan Campbell (1986)
    Rebeca Arthur .... Mary Anne
    Melanie Wilson .... Jennifer
    Belita Moreno .... Lydia Markham (1987-1992)
    Jo Marie Payton-Noble .... Harriette Winslow (1987-1989) (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
    Sam Anderson .... Mr. Sam Gorpley (1987-1992)
    Alisan Porter .... Tess Holland (1990)

    in2tv-aoltv-header
    Only on In2TV, watch full episodes of 'Perfect Strangers,' starring Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot. Larry Appleton is your average grown up frat boy, but when his naive distant cousin Balki Bartokomous comes all the way from Mypos just to show up on his doorstep, Larry’s life gets turned upside down. It’s like the 'Odd Couple' on acid. In2TV is the first ever broadband network offering thousands of hours of full-length classic TV shows -- all free, and on-demand.

    © 2006 America Online, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    AOL@Television © 2006 America Online, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    BACK TO TOP