Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers
A slapstick buddy comedy that chronicles the rocky coexistence of Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot). A Wisconsin native, Larry has just moved into a new apartment in Chicago when Balki, a hitherto unknown cousin from an island in the Mediterranean called Mypos, drops by to live with him. Balki, a sheepherder by trade, interprets what little he knows about the United States by relying on his own recollections of American pop culture, which are often out-of-context ("America... Land of my dreams, home of the Whopper"). Balki's signature is his "Dance of Joy", a cross between a Dosado and the Hokey Pokey that Balki performs in celebration of good fortune. Larry, an aspiring photographer, decides to take Balki under his wing and teach him about American life. Frequently, however, the neurotic Larry proves to be equally if not more inept in this respect than Balki.

Genre: Comedy, Family

  • Watch Perfect Strangers Season 5

    • Episode 4

      Tooth or Consequences

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Balki's first trip to the dentist goes haywire when he and Larry accidentally get too much laughing gas. (Original Broadcast: Season 5, Episode 4)

  • Watch Perfect Strangers Season 4

    • Episode 18

      Car Wars

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Larry and Balki look for a used car. (Original Broadcast: Season 4, Episode 18)

    • Episode 10

      Maid to Order

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Balki hires a maid, but she is too efficient for Larry. (Original Broadcast: Season 4, Episode 10)

    • Episode 4

      Piano Movers

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Balki volunteers himself and Larry to move Lydia's piano up ten flights. (Original Broadcast: Season 4, Episode 4)

    • Episode 3


      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Larry watches a horror movie marathon on Halloween and the next morning he thinks that Balki has turned into an alien. (Original Broadcast: Season 4, Episode 3)

  • Watch Perfect Strangers Season 3

    • Episode 17

      Pipe Dreams

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Larry, instead of calling a plumber, tries to fix Jennifer's pipes himself. (Original Broadcast: Season 3, Episode 17)

    • Episode 16

      Better Shop Around

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Balki wins a shopping spree while buying groceries. (Original Broadcast: Season 3, Episode 5)

  • Watch Perfect Strangers Season 2

    • Episode 21

      Hello, Elaine

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Larry's free-spirited sister visits with dreams of becoming a musician. (Original Broadcast: Season 2, Episode 22)

    • Episode 12

      Dog Gone Blues

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      Breaking the lease, Balki adopts a stray dog and tries to hide him from Twinkie. (Original Broadcast: Season 2, Episode 12)

    • Episode 11

      A Christmas Story

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      A blizzard strands Larry and Balki in Chicago for the holidays. (Original Broadcast: Season 2, Episode 11)

    • Episode 2

      Hunks Like Us

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Larry and Balki join a health club, but they overdo it trying to impress women. (Original Broadcast: Season 2, Episode 2)

  • Episodes

    • Episode 1

      Perfect Strangers: Hello, Baby

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Balki and Larry take care of a pregnant immigrant. (Original Broadcast: Season 2, Episode 1)

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