Dimitri's Page, dedicated to America's favorite stuffed sheep!
#1, Summer 1989
critics offer reviews of the hottest shows they sometimes overlook some
wonderful actors. These actors usually play "bit" parts (or at
least "two-bit" parts) that don't warrant much attention but add a lot
of flavor to the programs they appear in. But let's face it . . . Perfect
Strangers just wouldn't be Perfect Strangers if it weren't for one
very important sheep . . . Dimitri.
Dimitri has been
making his little guest appearances since Perfect Strangers first came on
the air. The first episode he appeared in was Baby, You Can Drive My
Car. A small part but great sheep often come from such humble
Over the years fans
have delighted in spotting Dimitri in the many episodes he's appeared in, often
park of some "inside joke" having to do with the show's plot for that
week. But in this edition we will be looking at Dimitri's feature
Dimitri's real break
came in the episode entitled Hello, Baby in which he was featured in the
classic "sofabed" scene. Balki and Larry, forced to sleep on the
same sofabed due to a pregnant Gina in Larry's room, clash when Larry finds
Dimitri's posterior stuck in his face. Larry promptly drops Dimitri on the
floor, which Balki reacts to by getting on his knees and praying that God watch
over Dimitri "who's sleeping on the floor for the first time in his whole
young life." Unable to stand it, Larry picks up Dimitri and
apologizes to Balki. Not good enough. Larry must apologize to the
one he dropped on the floor! A star was born.
Notable, also, is
the famous "boochi tag" scene in Tenspeed and Soft Touch, in
which Dimitri is the featured player (being the boochi).
scene? It has to be from The Horn Blows at Midnight when, as
prophecy foretold, Larry sits on him. Later in that show Dimitri is
literally smashed in the Balki and Larry human pretzel on the couch. A
stunt sheep extraordinaire!
We'll be looking at
moe of Dimitri's appearances in future issues! Baa baa for now!
(Where do I come up with them???)
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