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.
Last Episode08x06 Up, Up and Away (2) Aired: Aug. 06, 1993
Trapped on board a runaway hot air balloon, Larry and Balki must find a way to get back to Earth as Jennifer goes into labor.
Series Fun Facts
- The name of Balki's beloved stuffed sheep is Dimitri.
- 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.
- 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…
[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 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.