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Perfect Strangers: The Complete Third Season [1987] (3 discs)

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Composer:Bennett Salvay
Jesse Frederick
MPAA Rating:TV-PG
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IMDB Rating:7.2/10
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Synopsis: The adventures of your favorite cousins continue.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Guest Cast
Al Pugliese => Store Manager (Better Shop Around)
Kimmy Robertson => Clerk (Better Shop Around)
Belita Moreno => Lydia (Couch Potato)
Carl Lewis => Self (You Gotta Have Friends)
Holland Taylor => Olivia Crawford (Sexual Harassment in Chicago)
Jeff Corey => Henry Casselman (Taking Stock)
Jim Doughan => Jimmy, the Security Guard (The Break-In)
John Del Regno => Vince Lucas (The Pen Pal)
Lee Arenberg => Leon (Night School Confidential)
Tony Longo => Fat Jack (Night School Confidential)
Lorry Goldman => Lou Miller (My Lips Are Sealed)
Steve Vinovich => Joel Berry (To Be or Not to Be)
Ted McGinley => Billy Appleton (My Brother, Myself)
Select Cast and Crew
Joel Zwick => Director
Alan Plotkin => Writer
Anthony DiMarco => Writer
Barry O'Brien => Writer
Bob Keyes => Writer
David Ketchum => Writer
Howard Adler => Writer
James O'Keefe => Writer
John B. Collins => Writer
Michael Maurer => Writer
Michael Warren => Writer
Paula A. Roth => Writer
Robert Blair => Writer
Robert Griffard => Writer
William Bickley => Writer
Bennett Salvay => Composer
Jesse Frederick => Composer
Bronson Pinchot => Balki Bartokomous
Eugene Roche => Harry Burns
Jo Marie Payton => Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Mark Linn-Baker => Larry Appleton
Melanie Wilson => Jennifer
Rebeca Arthur => Mary Anne
Sam Anderson => Mr. Sam Gorpley

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • All the News That Fits - While no mention is ever made of them moving, the guys are now living in a 2 bedroom apartment, in a different building as shown by the exterior shots.
  • All the News That Fits - This is the first appearance of the character Harriet Winslow. The character would later receive a spin-off, [Family Matters (1989)].
  • Sexual Harassment in Chicago - The tapestry Balki shows Olivia, which he says was made by his sister Yanna, is the same one he made Larry for Christmas in ["A Christmas Story"]. In later episodes, Balki would specifically say he never had brothers and sisters.
  • Couch Potato - Belita Moreno, who had previously portrayed Mrs. Twinkacetti, returns to the series as Lydia Markham, a co-worker at the Chronicle, in this episode.
  • To Be or Not to Be - Lydia spends a great deal of time in this episode trying to catch the eye of the director so that he will cast her in the Chicago Chronicles TV commercial. But later in the season 5 episode {"Almost Live From Chicago"} Lydia confesses that she's had a life long fear of cameras beginning when her mother forced her to be on television as a child.
  • The Pen Pal - Vince Lucas reappears in this episode, after Larry and Balki testified against him in the season 2 episode [Perfect Strangers: Can I Get a Witness? (1986)].
  • Pipe Dreams - This episode was taped on December 22, 1987.
  • Pipe Dreams - While filming, Bronson Pinchot forgot yet another of his lines. The set grew completely silent. Mark Linn-Baker stood completely still, holding onto the wrench with both hands, looking at Bronson over his shoulder. Finally, very softly, Bronson started singing, "We were sailing along..." which caused Mark to burst out laughing.
  • My Brother, Myself - Larry's brother Billy is a travel agent.
  • The Graduate - A pivotal plot point involves the name of the publisher of Balki's history textbook. The publisher turns out to be the Warren Weber Publishing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which just happens to be the real name and hometown of Potsie on [Happy Days (1974)].
  • Bye Bye Biki - Yaya Biki yells "Balki" over the phone in exactly the same way as Balki's mother does in other episodes.