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Perfect Strangers: The Complete First & Second Seasons [1986] (4 discs)

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Composer:Gary Boren
Steven Chesne
Length:700 minutes
(11 hours 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:TV Show
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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  • Family
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Synopsis: Larry and Balki are distant cousins and the modern day odd couple.


Reaction: Funny show. They did sketches and vaudeville when no one else did.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"Hunks Like Us" and "Ladies and Germs"

Select Guest Cast
Allan Graf => Richard (as Allen Graf) (First Date)
Mindy Sterling => Hostess (First Date)
Ava Cadell => Woman (Picture This)
Donna Denton => Wendy (Babes in Babylon)
Gary Pagett => Croupier (Babes in Babylon)
Eddie Barth => Examiner (Baby, You Can Drive My Car)
Hank Robinson => Umpire (The Unnatural)
James Greene => Roger Morgan (Tux for Two)
Jay Gerber => Christmas Tree Salesman (A Christmas Story)
Lisa Coppenolle => Woman (Hunks like Us)
Richard Brose => Hunk (Hunks like Us)
Vanessa Paul => Instructor (Hunks like Us)
Raf Mauro => Burglar (Lifesavers)
Sue Ball => Elaine Appleton (Hello, Elaine)
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister => Leroy (Hello, Elaine)
Susan Kellermann => Marsha Manning (Get a Job)
Tina Lifford => Mrs. Cooper (Dog Gone Blues)
Select Cast and Crew
Howard Storm => Director
Joel Zwick => Director
Alan Mandel => Writer
Bob Keyes => Writer
Chip Keyes => Writer
Dale McRaven => Writer
Doug Keyes => Writer
Howard Adler => Writer
Jim Parker => Writer
Joel Saltzman => Writer
John B. Collins => Writer
Mark Fink => Writer
Marty Nadler => Writer
Michael Warren => Writer
Paula A. Roth => Writer
Robert Griffard => Writer
William Bickley => Writer
Gary Boren => Composer
Steven Chesne => Composer
Belita Moreno => Mrs. Twinkacetti
Bronson Pinchot => Balki Bartokomous
Candi Milo => Gina Morelli
Erica Gayle => Marie Twinkacetti
Ernie Sabella => Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
Georgia Harrell => Tina
Greg Finley => Officer Finley
Harry Woolf => Max
John Del Regno => Vince Lucas
Karen Lynn Scott => Carol
Karl Johnson => Snake
Lise Cutter => Susan Campbell
Mark Linn-Baker => Larry Appleton
Matthew Licht => Donnie Twinkicetti
Melanie Wilson => Jennifer
Rebeca Arthur => Mary Anne
Vinny Argiro => Lou

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • [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 name of Balki's beloved stuffed sheep is Dimitri.
  • 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".
  • The play that they go to the opening credits is [?] Neil Simons The Odd Couple.