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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  • Balki Bartokamous is from the fictional island of Mypos. The island of Mypos is possibly based off the real-life Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. Also interestingly enough, the name…
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    Balki Bartokamous is from the fictional island of Mypos. The island of Mypos is possibly based off the real-life Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. Also interestingly enough, the name Mypos is derived from the Greek word for "maybe".
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  • Bronson Pinchot originally turned down the role because he felt that it was too similar to his role in Beverly Hills Cop. The producers did indeed want him because of his performance in that…
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    Bronson Pinchot originally turned down the role because he felt that it was too similar to his role in Beverly Hills Cop. The producers did indeed want him because of his performance in that film. After a visit to Greece, Pinchot changed his mind and wanted to play the character inspired by the generosity of the Greek people.
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  • The producers originally developed the series to air in 1985. But Bronson Pinchot was already committed to Sara. When that series was cancelled, the producers quickly hired Pinchot and…
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    The producers originally developed the series to air in 1985. But Bronson Pinchot was already committed to Sara. When that series was cancelled, the producers quickly hired Pinchot and continued developing their series to air in 1986.
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