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#5, June 1990
We haven't seen as
much of Dimitri in the fifth season as we normally do (which we explained in
Issue #4 was due, in part, to his nose job) but Dimitri did make a few
appearances, and some memorable ones at that! Let's take a look back,
Dimitri made his
first subtle appearance in the season opener, Good Skates, casually posed
on the bookcase wearing roller skates (and he was standing a lot steadier than
either Balki or Larry!). It's a shame Dimitri wasn't able to participate
in the skate-a-thon himself, but ten again he probably didn't have much
opportunity to go out and get pledges!
When Larry was
pretending his back injury was still bothering him to fool an insurance company
out of enough money to send Elaine to Juilliard, Dimitri must have wanted some
money too, because again he was on the bookcase, this time wearing a neck
brace. Maybe he thought it wouldn't be impressive enough, as he was also
wearing his little bullet hat.
appearance of the season (and most difficult stunt work to date) was in The
Newsletter which he helped Balki with The Chronicle Chatter by giving it his
"stamp of approval."
It was a while
before Dimitri showed up again. It happened nine episodes later in Everyone
in the Pool. Larry wanted to get the name of the winning football team
out of Balki and was helping Balki relax to do so. After getting him
settled on the couch, Larry asked him if he wanted anything else. Balki
immediately asked for Dimitri and Larry happily obliged. As Larry placed
Dimitri in Balki's hands, Balki smiled as if he couldn't be more content in his
Dimitri was scarce
again until showing up in Balki's arms in the first scene of Nightmare
Vacation. In this case, perhaps Dimitri was the only smart one
present, since he clearly decided to stay home instead of venturing to Club
Paradise with Larry in the lead!
As far as we know,
Dimitri has never visited The Chronicle building, but at least his likeness has
been there (apart from the Dimitri the Sheep cartoon in The Chronicle
Chatter). When Balki was promoted to head of Editorial Services he was
given a luxurious office and placed squarely behind his desk was a huge portrait
of Dimitri with a red, silk background.
Dimitri popped up
for the last time this season in This Old House when Balki cornered him
for a bath after he had been crawling behind the refrigerator (which may also
explain where he's been all season!).
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