What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. May 21st, 2024

Perfect Strangers – 80s TV Sitcom

Perfect Strangers is a 80s sitcom that ran for eight seasons, from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. The series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot).

Perfect Strangers: The Complete Third Season


Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker as Larry Appleton
Melanie Wilson as Jennifer
Rebecca Arthur as Mary Anne
Sam Anderson as Mr. Sam Gropley (1987-1992)
F.J. O’Neil as Mr. Wainright (1989-1992)
Belita Moreno as Edwina Twinkacetti (1986-1987)
Jo Marie Payton-France as Harriet Winslow (1987-1989)
Ernie Sabella as Mr. Donald Twinkacetti (“Twinkie”) (1986-1987)
Alisan Porter as Tess Holland (1900)
Eugene Roche as Harry Burns (1987-1988)

Series Run

First Telecast: March 25, 1986
Last Telecast: August 6, 1993

Broadcast History



The series chronicles the relationship of Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot). Larry, a Wisconsin native from a large family, has just moved into his first apartment in Chicago, and is savoring his first taste of privacy when Balki, a hitherto-unknown cousin from a Mediterranean island, “Mypos”, arrives intending to move in with him.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_Strangers_(TV_series)

Theme Song

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now,” by Jesse Frederick and Bennet Salvay, performed by David Pomeranz

Perfect Strangers Theme Song Lyrics

Sometimes the world looks perfect,
Nothing to rearrange.
Sometimes you get a feeling
Like you need some kind of change.
No matter what the odds are this time,
Nothing’s going to stand in my way.
This flame in my heart,
And a long lost friend
Gives every dark street a light at the end.
Standing tall, on the wings of my dream.
Rise and fall, on the wings of my dream.
The rain and thunder
The wind and haze
I’m bound for better days.
It’s my life and my dream,
Nothing’s going to stop me now.