Perfect Strangers

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  • TV-PG
  • 1986
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.2  (8,785)

Larry (Mark Linn Baker) moves from Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois to escape his family's hold on him and to embark on his new career as a photographer. He has just moved into his first apartment when there is a knock on the door. Standing before him is a wide eyed shepherd from the island of Mypos. He tells Larry that they are long lost cousins and that his family sent him to look Larry up. Larry is taken aback by the news. For the first time in his life, he can do as he pleases and now this stranger shows up on his doorstep. Larry tries to explain to Balki (Bronson Pinchot) that he cannnot live with him. Larry, feeling guilty, decides to let Balki stay for a while. Larry is as neurotic as Balki is naive. Together, the comedy ensues. Balki teaches Larry The Dance of Joy that becomes their signature dance when happy. Larry eventually gets a job as a reporter job working out of the basement of the Chicago Chronicle, the local newspaper, and Balki find a job in the mailroom. They deal with a demanding editor and Mr. Gropley the mailroom supervisor who always tries to get Balki fired. There are various crazy characters that round out Larry and Balki's lives. Larry and Balki seem to be complete opposites but together they are a great comedy team. Larry spends most of his time worrying about consequences while Balki goes through life as a complete innocent. Together they seem to balance each other out. Larry and Balki are two lovable misfits getting into trouble, mainly because of Balki but in the end everything seems to work out.

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Seasons
Up, Up And Away - Part One
5. Up, Up And Away - Part One
August 6, 1993
After a balloon flight provokes Mary Anne's (REBECA ARTHUR) labor, Jennifer (MELANIE WILSON) decides to take a ride to get her labor started.
The Baby Quiz
4. The Baby Quiz
July 30, 1993
Balki (BRONSON PINCHOT) and Larry (MARK LINN-BAKER) compete against each other on a quiz show. When Balki learns that Larry is cheating, he succeeds in getting him removed from the competition.
Lethal Weapon
3. Lethal Weapon
July 23, 1993
Balki (BRONSON PINCHOT) is certain an ancient Myposian curse has befallen him and anything he touches will die.
After Hours
2. After Hours
July 16, 1993
Larry (MARK LINN BAKER) and Balki (BRONSON PINCHOT) get locked in a department store with a vicious attack dog.
The Baby Shower
1. The Baby Shower
July 9, 1993
Balki (BRONSON PINCHOT) and Mary Anne (REBECA ARTHUR) bring an herb from Mypos to help Jennifer's (MELANIE WILSON) pregnancy. When she doesn't want to try it, Larry (MARK LINN BAKER) and Balki eat it and become addicted.
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Larry (Mark Linn Baker) moves from Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois to escape his family's hold on him and to embark on his new career as a photographer. He has just moved into his first apartment when there is a knock on the door. Standing before him is a wide eyed shepherd from the island of Mypos. He tells Larry that they are long lost cousins and that his family sent him to look Larry up. Larry is taken aback by the news. For the first time in his life, he can do as he pleases and now this stranger shows up on his doorstep. Larry tries to explain to Balki (Bronson Pinchot) that he cannnot live with him.

Larry, feeling guilty, decides to let Balki stay for a while. Larry is as neurotic as Balki is naive. Together, the comedy ensues. Balki teaches Larry The Dance of Joy that becomes their signature dance when happy.

Larry eventually gets a job as a reporter job working out of the basement of the Chicago Chronicle, the local newspaper, and Balki find a job in the mailroom. They deal with a demanding editor and Mr. Gropley the mailroom supervisor who always tries to get Balki fired. There are various crazy characters that round out Larry and Balki's lives.

Larry and Balki seem to be complete opposites but together they are a great comedy team. Larry spends most of his time worrying about consequences while Balki goes through life as a complete innocent. Together they seem to balance each other out.

Larry and Balki are two lovable misfits getting into trouble, mainly because of Balki but in the end everything seems to work out.Perfect Strangers is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (153 episodes). The series first aired on September 17, 1986.

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Perfect Strangers is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Perfect Strangers on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 17, 1986
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (8,785)