Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 25, 1986
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre
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Perfect Strangers

Balki Bartokomous, a sheepherder from a Mediterranean island comes to the USA in search of his relatives and finds his cousin Larry Appleton - who is reveling in the luxury of living alone. They end up sharing Larry's apartment. The two cousins could not be more dissimilar. Larry is panicky, hyperventilative, business-like and mercenary - Balki is placid, unharried, sunny-natured and idealistic.

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08x06 Up, Up and Away (2) Aired: Aug. 06, 1993

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 8 seasons and 150 episodes air between 1986 and 1993.

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  • "Family Matters" from the famous ABC TGIF line up was spun off from "Perfect Strangers". Harriet Winslow and later her husband Carl appeared on the show.
  • The opening credits from Season 3 through the end of the series features a scene of Balki and Larry riding on a tour boat underneath a bridge spanning the Chicago River. The opening credits…
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    The opening credits from Season 3 through the end of the series features a scene of Balki and Larry riding on a tour boat underneath a bridge spanning the Chicago River. The opening credits of its spin-off series Family Matters feature a scene of the Winslow family riding their bikes over the very same bridge from Seasons 1-3.
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  • Louie Anderson was originally cast as Lou Appleton. A pilot was shot but Anderson was deemed wrong for the role. He was replaced with Mark Linn-Baker as Larry Appleton.
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