Strangers Episode Guide
104 - The Men Who Knew Too Much, Part Two
First Air Date:
November 16, 1990
Filming Date: October 1990
Nielsen Rating: 13.3 HH
Created by: Dale McRaven
Written by: Terry Hart
Directed by: Richard Correll
Bronson Pinchot: Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker: Larry Appleton
Melanie Wilson: Jennifer Lyons
Rebeca Arthur: Mary Anne
F.J. OíNeil: R.T. Wainwright
Scott Marlowe: Marco Madison
Steven Gilborn: Herb
Jessie Jones: Sheila
Amy Hill: Roy
Min Lee: Thug #1
Michael Hungerford: Thug #2
Theresa Bowman: Marcy Eden (a.k.a. Darla Wayne)
Chris Hendrie: The Drug Agent
Michael Stanton: The Mugger
Mic Rodgers: The Video Vendor
Tony Rael: Ice Cream Vendor
Matt Johnston: Thug #3
Dimitri does not appear in this episode.
"No, Cousin, that donít usually happen unless the pig gets a good running
"Well, thatís for you to know and me to find out . . . "
ridiculous: Not said in this episode.
used in this episode:
"But noooooo . . . . "
"Get out of the city!"
Other running jokes
used in this episode:
Larry sniffs at something
Comments are made about Larryís height
Larry cries and whines
The Dance of Joy
Balki laughs at his own joke
Balki pushes on Larryís face
Balki hugs someone instead of shaking their hand
This week marked the first time that Melanie and Rebeca joined Mark and
Bronson in doing the night of TGIF spots. They all appeared in the formal
gear they were wearing when making the episode "The Sunshine Boys" (if
you look closely, Balki and Larry even still look somewhat red!) You can
now view these spots on our YouTube
- As was the case with all the two-part episodes in
this series, the second part begins with a quick montage of scenes from part one
shown before the opening credits.
- Amy Hill, who was so notable playing "Roy" in this episode,
is still a very prolific actress, having appeared in many television shows and
movies including Night Court, All-American Girl, Seinfeld, Boston Common,
Pauly, Strip Mall, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Frasier, 50 First Dates, Thatís So
Raven, Hot Properties, Greyís Anatomy, Boston Legal and Ghost Whisperer.
She has also done extensive voice work on animated projects such as Spiderman,
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Lilo and Stitch, King of the
Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures. And she even had a pilot for a
childrenís series called Use Your Head and you can view a clip of this
show by clicking here.
She also participated in the Bay Window documentary Other Colors: Being
Multiracial in America and you can read an interview with her by clicking here.
- Michael Stanton, who played the mugger, is another actor who has also
done voice work for animation, including The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,
Duckman and The Angry Beavers. He also appeared on an episode
of Babylon 5.
- More scenes were filmed on the Santa Monica Pier
in this episode, which was also featured in the last episode. To find out
more about the locations used for this part, go to our Filming
- The music that plays while the VCR goes flying
through the air was used to much the same affect in Stanley Kubrickís classic
science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is obviously the
inspiration for its use here.
- It should come as no surprise that Mic Rodgers, who did such a good
fall over the video display as the video vendor, has worked extensively as a
stunt man, including being Mel Gibsonís personal stuntman for a time. He
has done stunts in the movies 1941, D.C. Cab, Beverly Hills Cop, Legal Eagles,
the Lethal Weapon movies, Scrooged, Braveheart, The Negotiator,
Payback, Sin City, and Iron Man. He has also worked as a Second
Unit Director, Assistant Director and Stunt Coordinator, as well as acting.
You can read a really interesting interview with him at livesockets.com.
- When Marcoís thug puts in the videotape to play
in Marcoís office, it turns out to be a Road Runner cartoon instead of the
murder. It makes sense that a Warner Bros. cartoon property would be used
since Perfect Strangers was a Warner Bros. show.
- When Balki and Larry use King Ferdinandís
favorite party game to take out the two thugs, it is very reminiscent of a
similar routine used by Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in their famous
"Road" pictures. In their version, the two would play
"patty-cake" to distract their guards and then punch them out at the
- Matt Johnston, who played Thug #3 in both parts but only received
credit for speaking in part two, also works extensively as a stunt man, doing
stunts in the movies Beverly Hills Cop, Invaders from Mars, Vendetta, Lethal
Weapon 2 & 3, Payback, Titanic and The
Fast and the Furious.
- The scene on the merry-go-round is on some ways
similar to another classic Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train. In
that film a fight takes place on an out of control merry-go-round. While
this scene is not as harrowing, the way it was filmed leads one to believe they
had that movie in mind when they shot those scenes, taking advantage of one of
Santa Monica Pierís most timeless attractions.
- Itís interesting to note that Steven Gilborn
and Jessie Jonesí credits are reversed in this episode, meaning both received
credit above the other for one part.
- A correction in spelling was made when Teresa
Bowmanís credit was changed this time from "Theresa Bowman," as it
was listed in the last part.
- Interestingly enough, in the shooting script of
this episode Mr. Wainwright actually promotes both Larry and Balki to the level
of investigative reporters (later this was changed to where only Balki was
promoted and they acknowledged Larry already is an investigative reporter!)
Balki says he would rather stay in the mailroom, and Wainwright explains heís
not promoting Balki for Balkiís sake but because he doesnít want to have to
admit he sent the mail boy and his cousin to get the biggest story of the year.
Of course, none of this was used in the final episode. To read this and
more changes, go to the Script Variations below.
- When Larry is driving with Balki, Jennifer and Mary Anne in the car,
they are on an open stretch of road (most likely Pacific Coast Highway) with the
ocean to their right. Balki then points out a place where he sees the TV
and suddenly they are driving past an area to their right where the ocean is
nowhere in sight.
- In this episode, Balki doesn't know what a tattoo is. But he had a
"loaner" tattoo in the fourth season episode, That Old Gang of
- When Balki and Larry see the thugs coming, they
run up the steps and back onto the Santa Monica Pier. But in the next shot
they are coming from behind a row of arcades which are located on the opposite
side of the pier.
- When Balki and Larry are ushered out of Marcoís
office in the abandoned warehouse, they pass a door which has "Marco
Madison" written on it. Now really . . . would such a noted crime
figure running an undercover operation in an abandoned warehouse really have his
name printed on the door of his office?
- King Ferdinandís favorite party game, in which
he points to someoneís chest and asks, "Whatís that?" and then
they look down he brushes the end of their nose with his finger, is the same
game Balki didnít seem to know at the end of Seven Card Studs, even
though he had played it on Larry during boochi tag in Tenspeed and Soft Touch.
We can only hope that King Ferdinandís version of the game ends there and he
doesnít actually punch out his subjects as well!
- When we see the front page of the newspaper, the
line beneath the headline reads, "Darla Wayne, soap opera star, linked to
drug operation." But of course the actressí name is Marcy Eden . .
. her characterís name is Darla Wayne.
Part two picks up where part one left off. Larry and Balki are in a car
being chased by another car through the rural streets of Santa
Monica, California. The passenger in the car behind them is shooting at
them. Larry looks back and says, "I think theyíre getting
closer!" Balki is looking at the road ahead and sees a truck backing
up across the street, blocking their way. They are headed toward the truck
at full speed. "Oh! Oh! Oh!" Balki cries, "Uh,
Cousin, donít worry about them . . . worry about that!" Balki
points at the truck as the man directing it back leaps out of the way.
Balki and Larry scream, then try to duck, but they bump into each other.
On the second attempt they manage to avoid hitting each other and duck down,
just as the car speeds under the truck bed, shearing off the top of the car.
They pop back up on the other side of the truck and look around with surprise.
The bad guysí car is stopped by the truck. "I . . . I . . . I . . .
I hope you know where weíre going because the street map was in the sun
visor," Balki notes.
turn right at a corner and start down another street. "Balki,
thereís Jennifer and Mary Anne," Larry points out as they drive up to the
girls, who are standing by the side of the road. "Hey, Jennifer and
Mary Anne!" Balki calls, standing up in the car as they drive up.
"Jennifer! Jennifer, Mary Anne," Larry says as he pulls Balki
back down into his seat, "Quick, get in the car." "Why has
the top of this car been torn off?" Jennifer asks. "Please . . .
get in the car first and then Iíll explain," Larry promises. The
girls run to get into the back seat. The scene wipes to a few moments
later, as they are driving down the street. "Now whatís going
on?" Jennifer asks. "Well, thereís a very simple explanation
for all of this," Larry says, "It could have happened to anybody.
We were at the wedding and I didnít have an angle for my story . . . "
"Cousin, eyes on the road," Balki reminds him.
. . . well, suddenly I saw Marco Madison, big time gangster," Larry
continues, "and . . . and . . . and Balki and I followed him and his pals
to the garage where Marco Madison killed this guy and we videotaped it."
"Excuse me, Cousin . . . we?" Balki asks. "Anyway,
the dead guy turned out to be an undercover drug agent," Larry continues.
"So youíre wanted for murder because Marco Madison killed this guy?"
Jennifer asks with confusion. "No," Larry corrects,
"Weíre wanted for murder because the guy died in my arms while I was
holding the murder weapon. It was the weirdest thing, Jennifer. He
looked up at me and said, ĎRosebud.í" "But Larry, if Balki
videotaped the murder why donít you just take the tape to the police?"
Jennifer asks. "Because we have no idea whatís on the tape,"
Larry answers, "Weíve got to get to a TV before Marcoís men get to
us." "Cousin, thereís a TV!" Balki points out.
Their car passes by a place called Royís Tattoo Parlor which has a small
television in the window.
backs the car to the front of the tattoo parlor and stops. He sees the TV
in the window which is being used to show different tattoo patterns.
"Come on," Larry says, reaching down and grabbing the VCR,
"Letís go take a look at this tape." He jumps out of the car
and Balki follows right behind. Before they can enter, two tough-looking
motorcyclists, a man and a woman, step outside, stopping Larry in his tracks.
Larry returns to the car. "Wait here where itís safe," Larry
urges. "Right," Jennifer replies, sharing a nervous look with
Mary Anne. Larry nods at Balki and they turn to go inside, only Balki gets
distracted by the television screen and runs to the window to look at it.
Larry has to run over and grab Balki and pull him back to the entrance.
They enter the tattoo parlor through some curtains over the door.
Larry herds Balki inside, right into a table, a tough woman with tattoos greets
them with, "Welcome to Royís Tattoo Parlor!" She hooks an arm
around Balkiís shoulders and looks him up and down, then adds, "Iím
Roy." "Iím Balki," Balki smiles. "You wanna
tattoo or did ya just come in to enjoy the . . . ambience?" Roy asks.
Balki looks to Larry, who answers, "He wants a tattoo. Uh, can I use
your TV for just a moment?" "Okay," Roy answers, and Larry
hurries to attach the VCR to the TV. Roy asks Balki, "So, which
tattoo would you like?" She hurls him into a large biker. Balki
bounces off the biker and back into Royís arms. "Well, I donít
know," Balki says, "Whatís a tattoo?" Roy steps back so
the burly biker guy can step towards Balki. "Those are tattoos,"
Roy explains, pointing to the manís arms. Balki looks at the man as
Larry stares at the television with frustration, as we hear the sound of static.
leads the biker over to Larry, saying, "Hey, Cousin, look at these.
These are beautiful! Look, Cousin . . . heís got a . . . a snake
slithering through the eye sockets of a human skull. And uh . . . and . .
. oh, thereís Regis and Kathie Lee." Larry looks at the tattoo with
surprise and then up at the biker. The biker walks away. "Hey,
Cousin, which tattoo you think I should get?" Balki asks. "One
you can enjoy in prison for the rest of your life," Larry answers,
"ĎCause we got nothiní but static." Roy returns to Balki
with a tattoo needle and asks, "So, which tattoo do you want, pal?"
"Whatís that?" Balki asks nervously. "Thatís a tattoo
needle," Roy explains, "Which tattoo díya want?" "Uh
. . . well, uh . . . I donít know," Balki asks, "W . . . what have
you got?" "Iíll show you what I got," Roy smiles, and she
turns him around and pushes him roughly onto a padded table in the back.
Balki sprawls across the table then gets off and faces Roy.
"Well, uh . . . do you . . . do you
have the Muppet Babies?" Balki asks. "Ooh, thatís our second
most requested number," Roy says, lifting
Balki back onto the table and pulling his jacket down past his shoulders.
"Most people want a cobra on their face," Roy continues, grabbing
Balkiís neck and legs to throw him back onto the table. Larry is still
looking at the television when and we hear people talking. "Wait a
minute . . . wait a minute, thereís something on the tape!" Larry says
hopefully. Balki sits up to watch as the scene in the parking garage
between Marco Madison and the drug agent plays out, including the part where
Marco pulls out the knife and throws it into the manís back. "Yes!
Thatís it! You got it!" Larry exclaims, "Itís all there.
Now we have proof that we are innocent!" Larry starts to unhook the
VCR from the TV. Balki is now lying on his stomach on the table as Roy
prepares to start. "This isnít going to hurt, is it?" Balki
asks. "Oh, of course not," Roy assures him as she sits down and
starts the needle. She has barely pressed it to Balkiís arm when Balki
yelps and sits up. "Letís get this to the police!" Larry
calls. Balki and Larry run out of the tattoo parlor, Larry carrying the
VCR, and stop at the car where the girls are still waiting.
home free," Larry tells Jennifer and Mary Anne, "Balki got the whole
thing on tape. Itís perfect!" Suddenly a manís voice yells,
"Hold it!" They see one of the thugs running toward them.
"Call the police," Larry tells the girls, then says, "Come on,
Balki!" "Hey! Hey stop!" the thug yells. Larry
and Balki run behind the building. The thug runs by the car and stops to
look at the girls for a moment, then continues after Larry and Balki, who have
run into an alley. The thug turns into the alley moments later, his gun
drawn. He looks around for them but canít see them. He runs past a
couple of garbage dumpsters, pausing to look in them briefly before hurrying on.
The camera moves to focus on a large cardboard box inside one of the dumpsters.
Slowly the box begins to rise and we soon see Larry peeking out from underneath
it. Larry lifts it up further and we see Balki is with him. "I
donít think they saw us," Larry says, letting go of the box. The
box falls back over Balki, who struggles to get it off while Larry climbs out of
I think weíre safe," Larry says, reaching back to help Balki out of the
dumpster, then continuing, "You know, thereís something about this whole
thing that smells rotten." "Itís us, Cousin, we were just
sitting in garbage," Balki reminds him. "No, I mean . . . "
Larry begins, then he pauses to sniff at Balki and reacts with disgust.
"No, I mean . . . why would a respectable politician invite a gangster to
his wedding?" Larry asks as he and Balki walk back up the alley, "If I
can just figure out the connection between Marco Madison and Commissioner
Albrecht, I think Iíve got a front page story." Larry stops and
looks back at Balki, not noticing the man with the gun who steps out from around
the corner behind him. "Balki, I think things might be looking
up," Larry smiles. "Well, think again," Balki contradicts.
"Give me all your money or Iíll blow you away!" the man with the gun
Larry eyes the gun in shock.
"Okay, okay," Balki says, reaching into his jacket pocket and pulling
out some money which he hands to the
man, "Hereís my money." The mugger grabs the money and stuffs
it into his pants pocket, then asks, "Is that all of it?"
"Well, uh . . . to be perfectly honest, no . . . no . . . th . . . that
isnít all of it . . . and . . . you . . . you did ask for . . . for all my
money . . . " Balki admits. Larry stares in disbelief as Balki takes
off his shoe to retrieve some hidden cash. "So . . . so, uh, fair is
fair," Balki says, handing the mugger the money, "Here you go."
The mugger pockets the money. "I didnít mean to lie. Iím . . .
Iím sorry about that," Balki offers, reaching under his shirt collar to
pull off a locket on a chain, "So, you want to take this? This is a
locket that . . . this is an heirloom in my family. My . . . my . . . my
mother gave me this and she wept as she gave it to me." Balki steps
over to the mugger to show him the locket. "If you look inside . . .
" "Balki!" Larry yells. Balki steps back and the mugger
lifts the gun again.
"How Ďbout you, Shorty?" the
mugger barks. "Oh . . . uh . . . uh, all right," Larry says,
reaching into his pocket to pull out some money,
"Here . . . here . . . uh . . . there you go." The mugger
pockets the money and says, "Now, give me the VCR." "No!
No, no, no," Larry argues, "Not the . . . the VCR. We just . . .
uh, no, no . . . here, here . . . take my watch. Or, uh, take my
cufflinks. Or . . . or give us your address, weíll send you a big
check." "Yeah, Iíll take that, but I still want the VCR,"
the mugger insists. "No, no, no, no," Larry begs, "D . . .
donít take the . . . the VCR. D . . . donít . . . donít . . . Balki,
give him something!" Balki reaches down to take off his other shoe
and says to the mugger, "Uh, can I . . . can I offer you my shoes?
Now these are hand-made of the finest goat bladder. Look at the detail
work on that. I donít know what . . . what size shoe are you?"
Balki starts to hold the shoes against the manís feet, but he motions to Larry
with the gun and yells, "The VCR!" Balki runs back to Larry.
"No!" Larry cries, "Donít
take the VCR! Take something else. Take . . . take . . . take
him." Balki steps over to the mugger, whoís had
enough. The mugger pushes Balki back and hands him his gun, saying,
"Hold this." Balki holds the gun as the robber steps over to
Larry and yanks the VCR out of his hands, saying, "Give me that!"
After getting the VCR he takes the gun back from Balki, saying,
"Thanks." "Well, youíre most welcome," Balki
replies. The mugger runs away, yelling back at them, "Nice doing
business with you boys!" "You forgot your shoes!" Balki
calls after him, but the man is gone. Larry turns away and starts to cry,
whining, "He took the VCR! He took the evidence! Weíre goiní
to jail." Larry slumps down onto a step and Balki sits beside him,
offering, "Oh no, Cousin. Weíre . . . weíre not going to
jail." "Weíre not?" Larry asks hopefully.
"Well, no, no, no," Balki insists cheerfully, "Marcoís men will
kill us first, you silly." Larry starts to cry again as Balki puts an
arm around his shoulder and the scene fades to black.
two begins with Balki and Larry walking back toward the Santa Monica Pier.
"We were so close," Larry says, "Another few minutes and . . .
and the police would have had the tape, our names would have been cleared.
But nooooo . . . we had to get mugged. We could have stayed in Chicago and
gotten mugged." "You know . . . you know, Cousin, Iíve been
thinking," Balki begins as they start up some steps, "Maybe that
mugger will play the tape, see that weíre innocent and bring it to the
police." "Right," Larry says sarcastically, "And maybe
pigs will fly." "No, Cousin, that donít usually happen unless
the pig gets a good running start," Balki explains, then he makes noises
like a pig and flaps his hands to mimic flying. Larry looks up at the pier
and grabs Balkiís arm as we hear voices negotiating offscreen.
"Thatís him," Larry notes. We see the robber standing on the
pier showing the VCR to none other than Herb and Sheila.
tell you what . . . this has an eighteen day timer," the crook explains,
"You can get yourself like thirty-two tapes . . . "
"Thatís our VCR!" Larry says hopefully. He and Balki run up
the stairs and reach the top as the robber finishes his deal with Herb and
leaves. Herb is now holding the VCR. "Excuse me! Excuse
me!" Larry says as he and Balki run in front of the couple to stop them,
"Excuse me. Uh, th . . . th . . . thatís our VCR and we need it
back." Herb and Sheila start to back away. "Sheila, itís
the crazy men again. All right! You give us back our car and our
bike and weíll talk about it." "W . . . w . . . we canít do
that," Larry says apologetically, "B . . . b . . . but thatís our
VCR. It was stolen from us." "Who cares?" Herb asks.
"Herb, I told you this thing was stolen!" Sheila scolds, "We
never should have bought it. But did you ever listen to me?
No." "Put a sock in it, Sheila," Herb growls, "This is
the worst vacation we ever had. Gettiní this machine for fifty dollars
is the only good thing thatís happened since we left the corn belt!"
"Okay . . . we donít need the
machine," Larry explains, "Just give us the video cassette."
"That seems fair, Herb," Sheila nods. "Oh, that
is so very kind," Balki says, walking to Sheila, "Where are you
from?" "Danville, Illinois," Sheila answers.
"Get out of the city!" Balki exclaims, "Weíre from
Chicago!" "No!" Sheila responds with happy surprise.
"No, Iím not kidding you!" Balki assures her, "Is that a coinc
. . . we should exchange addresses so that we can write!"
"Absolutely," Sheila agrees, reaching into her purse for something to
write on. Balki and Sheila continue to talk until Larry yells, "Balki!"
and Herb yells, "Sheila!" at the same time. Sheila and Balki are
startled into silence as Larry and Herb square off with Larry grabbing the VCR
and Herb holding onto it tightly as well. "You give us that video
cassette!" Larry asks in a threatening manner. "Youíre not
getting this machine!" Herb insists. They start to struggle over the
VCR, which ends up flying out of their hands and tumbling down the stairs,
breaking into a million pieces. Larry and Herb look at the destroys
machine on the steps and Herb finally says, "Iíll sell it to you for ten
dollars." Larry and Balki run down the steps and rummage through the
pieces until they find the video cassette.
"Yes!" Larry exclaims, picking
up the tape and moving off the stairs, "All right, Balki, now we go
straight to the police, give them this tape, and tonight weíre at Disneyland
in time for the Main Street Electrical Parade." "Cousin, now we
are so happy, we do the Dance of Joy!" Balki announces. They start to
do the Dance of Joy and are almost to the end when a voice yells,
"Freeze!" They see the two thugs
running toward them from across the beach. Instead of singing,
"Hey!" Balki and Larry yell, "Hey!" in frightened voices and
run back up the stairs onto the pier. The run around the corner of an
arcade. "Come on, Balki!" Larry calls. "Coming,
Cousin!" Balki says, looking back. They run past a vendor marked
"Beanyís Video" and Balki accidentally runs into the man, knocking
him over onto one of the display stands which falls over and spills videotapes
all over. Balki stops to help the man up. "Iím so
sorry," Balki offers. The thugs reach the top of the pier and start
after them. Larry runs back to Balki and says, "Will you come
on?" Balki is holding the videotape and tries to explain, "Well,
I was . . . he . . . he was . . . " Larry grabs Balki and pulls him
away. They continue down the pier when the third thug steps out of a phone
booth right in front of them, holding a gun. "Sorry, boys, itís out
of order," the thug smiles. Larry and Balki start to back away but
the other two thugs come up behind them, and grab them. They are captured.
They are taken to an old, abandoned
warehouse. The thugs lead them into a room that is set up as an office and
push them down onto a
small couch. "Mr. Madison will be with you in a moment," one
thug says. "Oh thatís okay," Balki says, "Iím sure Mr.
Madison is quite a busy man. After all, we canít be the only people
heís trying to kill." Balki bursts out laughing but it is forced,
and he turns to Larry and admits, "Iím so scared!" The men
leave, closing the door behind them. "There must be some kind of way
out of here," Larry says, and he and Balki get up and try to get past each
other to start to look around, but they get in each othersí way several times
before finally running to opposite ends of the room. Balki runs to the
window and turns the latch, then tries to push it open. "Cousin,
Cousin, Cousin," Balki calls, "If we can get out here we can jump out
the window." Larry runs over and looks out the window. "Balki,
weíre twenty-five feet off the ground," Larry points out. "No,
Cousin, we can jump onto that truck," Balki suggests, "See?
Right there. The one that says ĎRosebud Trucking Company.í"
Larry asks, and he looks out the window, "Balki, just before the federal
drug agent died he said, ĎRosebud.í He must have been talking about
Rosebud Trucking Company. And that must mean Marco is using Rosebud
Trucking Company to transfer drugs illegally." "Very good,"
a voice behind them says. They turn to see Marco Madison has entered the
room with his thugs. "You put everything together," Marco
confirms as he approaches them, "Now as soon as you give me the videotape,
you two will be pushing up daisies." "I love daisies,"
Balki says, walking to Marco, "Especially the little white ones or the
little pink ones. For some reason Iím not that fond of the yellow
ones." "I mean youíll be sleeping with the fishes!" Marco
clarifies impatiently. "I love fishes, but I . . . Iíve never slept
with one," Balki says. Larry steps next to Balki and explains, "Balki,
he means heís going to kill us." Balki looks at Marco and asks,
"And Iím supposed to figure this out from fish and daisies?"
see, you two can link me to the drug shipments," Marco explains, moving to
his desk where one of his thugs hands him a nutcracker with a walnut in it,
"And you saw the murder. Well, I gotta kill ya. Nothiní
personal." Marco cracks the walnut, clearly making a threat.
"Y . . . y . . . you know, w . . . weíre very good at keeping
secrets," Larry says, "I . . . I . . . I heard a good one in the sixth
grade a . . . about Mr. Potter, the shop teacher. To this day I havenít
told anyone." "Cousin, is that the same Mr. Potter that was also
Mrs. Olsen the substitute home ec teacher?" Balki asks. Larry looks
at him in disbelief. Suddenly the actress, Marcy Eden, walks into the room
and looks surprised. "Whatís going on here?" she asks.
Balkiís mouth drops open and he exclaims, "Darla! Cousin, this . .
. this is one special woman . . . taking time off from her honeymoon to come and
save us. But no, Darla, this is a dangerous place. Save
looks annoyed and asks, "Are you finished?" "Yes, but I was
wondering why I never got that autographed picture that I sent for?" Balki
asks, "Although you have been busy with the, uh . . . the wedding and
all." Darla steps toward Marco and motions to Balki with her head,
saying, "Kill him first." "No, Darla, you . . . you donít
want to kill us," Balki argues, "Itís your housekeeperís
illegitimate son-in-law whoís been putting the poison in your diet
shake." Balki places a hand on Marcyís stomach. Larry steps
over to Balki and explains, "Balki, you donít get it. She and her
crooked commissioner husband are obviously in on this. Itís the last
piece of the puzzle." "Get the tape and then get rid of
them," Marcy says to Marco with disdain and she leaves the room.
Marco moves toward Balki and says in a threatening manner, "Give me the
tape." "Why should I?" Balki asks defiantly.
"Because if you donít, Iíll fix it so your knees bend both ways,"
Marco answers viciously. "Okay, happy viewing," Balki says,
pulling a video cassette out of his jacket and handing it to Marco.
hands the tape to one of the thugs and they move over to a television with a VCR
set up on top of it. The thug puts the tape in the machine and hits play.
A Road Runner cartoon starts to play, showing him being chased by Wile E.
Coyote. "Whatís this?" the thug asks. Marco turns to
Larry and Balki and says, "That displeases me." "Well, it
gets better," Balki promises, walking over to Marco, "You see, in just
a little bit the Road Runner gets away and the Coyote bashes into a brick
wall." Balki points to the television, trying to get Marco interested
in the cartoon. Larry approaches and asks, "Balki, what did you do
with the tape?" "Yeah, what did you do with the tape?"
Marco demands to know. "Well, thatís for you to know and me to find
out, Bucko" Balki insists, "I may be a simple Mypiot boy but Iím
smart enough to have switched the tapes." Marco orders one of the
thugs to, "Get the needlenose pliers and some barbed wire!"
"Oh!" Balki exclaims a bit nervously, "Are we going to make a
"No . . . heís gonna hurt us,"
Larry says. "Oh ha," Balki laughs, trying to hide his fear,
"I was really hoping we were going to make a goat
pen." Balki laughs too loud and then again admits to Larry,
"Iím so scared." "Well, just leave him to me.
Iíll make him talk," Larry says, and he pinches Balkiís arm, making
Balki cry out, "Ow!" "Show him where you put the
tape!" Larry insists, then he pinches Balkiís arm again. "Ow!"
Balki cries. "Show him where you put the tape!" Larry repeats.
Balki reaches over and pinches Larryís arm in return, making him cry, "Ow!"
Balki turns to Marco and says, "Weíll take you to the tape if you promise
not to kill us." "Okay," Marco nods, "That sounds fair
to me. But if you mess around with me . . . Iím gonna rip your heart out
right through your ear!" Larry claps a hand over his ear and Balki
claps a hand over his heart in response. Marco walks out of the room and
the thugs grab Balki and Larry and follow him. "Balki, as soon as we
give him the tape, theyíre gonna kill us," Larry says. "Well,
Cousin, donít worry. I have a plan," Balki promises as they exit
A while later, a limousine pulls up at the
Santa Monica Pier. Two thugs climb out of the driver and passenger seats
and open the back
doors. Marco exits as does the other thug. Balki steps out behind
the last thug, still holding the carís phone which heís trying to talk into
for fun. The thug pulls the phone away from Balki and pushes him toward
the others. Larry has been brought out on the other side and they are led
back to the video stand on the pier. "Whatís the plan?" Larry
asks Balki. "Cousin, remember I told you about King Ferdinandís
favorite party game?" Balki asks. Larry thinks then replies,
"Got it." A thug shoves Larry from behind and says, "Move
it." They reach the video vendor, who is just putting the last of the
videotapes back in place. He sees them and says, "Oh hey, back off,
man. I just got my dis . . . " One of the thugs shoves the man.
"Get the tape," Marco orders. A thug turns Balki to the video
stand where Balki picks up a box and asks, "Anyone for a musical?"
The other thug grabs the tape from Balkiís hand. "Get it!"
Marco orders again. "Itís Doris Day!" Balki offers, but the
thug pushes him back toward the display.
Balki grabs the videotape and then says,
"Just . . . just . . . just one moment. Cousin, here we go . . .
compliments of Ferdinand the
Obese." Balki and Larry nod to one another and then turn to face the
two thugs behind them. "Whatís that?" the both ask, pointing
to the menís ties. When the men look down, Balki and Larry lift their
fingers to swipe their noses, then punch them in the face, knocking them
backwards over the display stand. They run over the display and the thugs
and start to run. "Get them!" Marco orders. The third thug
starts to help up the two other thugs and Marco yells, "Not them! Get
them!" Balki and Larry run to a bicycle ice cream cart.
The vendor is talking to two women as Balki and Larry jump on his cart and ride
it away. "Hey, whatíre ya doiní?" the ice cream salesman
calls after them, "Whatíre ya doiní?" The thugs come running
down the pier after them. Larry is sitting on top of the square cooler
while Balki pedals. Larry calls out, "Ooh, watch it! Watch it, Balki!"
Ahead of them a juggler is entertaining a line of people gathered to watch.
The thugs chase after the cart, which
disappears on the other side of the long crowd. The thugs are unable to
see the cart through the
crowd but continue to run at the same pace. When they reach the end of the
line of people, the bike is still rolling but Larry and Balki are no longer on
it! The thugs grab the bike and look around for Larry and Balki, who have
doubled back and run past a line of people into a building where there is a
merry-go-round. Larry and Balki jump over the barrier around the ride and
Balki climbs aboard. Larry chases the ride for a few moments before
getting on himself. The two thugs appear, also jumping the barrier.
They jump aboard and start looking for Balki and Larry, who are making their way
between the horses. One girl drops a teddy bear while they are passing and
Balki pauses to reach down and pick it up, handing it back to her.
"Will you come on?" Larry snarls at Balki, and Balki pushes at
Larryís face. They continue to circle the ride until they see one of the
thugs in front of them. They turn around and then get down on their hands
and knees and start to crawl in the opposite direction the ride is turning.
Eventually Balki ends up at the feet of
the other thug. Carefully, Balki starts to untie the manís shoes without
his knowing it. The thugs
are not far apart, and the other one calls, "Seen Ďem? "No,
but I know they came in here! I saw Ďem come in!" the thug calls.
"Keep lookiní around," the other thug says. Balki and Larry
suddenly jump off the merry-go-round and run away. "There they are,
right there!" the other thug points. The first thug turns and tries
to run after them, but finds his shoelaces have been tied together. He
flies off the merry-go-round, tumbling over onto the floor. Balki and
Larry run from the building and Larry stops, Balki running into the back of him.
They hurry away. Moments later the two thugs appear and look for them.
"There, there! Go on!" the second thug urges, and they take
chase. Balki and Larry run back up the pier toward the street with the two
thugs not too far behind. When they reach the barrier at the end, the
third thug appears, holding a gun at them. They turn back, only to see the
other two thugs stopping and Marco appearing behind them.
and Larry sink down against the barrier, realizing there is no escape.
"All right," Marco says, holding out his hand, "Give me the
tape." The thugs reach into their jackets and pull out their guns,
cocking them and aiming them at Balki and Larry. "So long, Balki,"
Larry offers, "Itís been fun." Suddenly there is the sound of
sirens. Marco and his men look up nervously and start to back away.
The third thug jumps over the barrier and starts to run as a policeman shouts,
"Hold it right there!" Balki and Larry stand up and see a bunch
of police cars arriving. Marco and his men are soon surrounded by
policeman ordering them to freeze. Mary Anne and Jennifer appear from one
of the patrol cars and run to them. "Larry! Larry!"
Jennifer calls. "Balki!" Mary Anne exclaims. "Are you
okay?" Jennifer asks as the girls run into the guysí arms and they hug
each other in relief.
Back at the Chicago Chronicle, Mr.
Wainwright is holding a copy of the newspaper which has a large photo of Marcy
Eden on the front, as
well as a photo of Marco and his men being arrested, and the headline,
"Record L.A. Drug Bust." "We were really lucky," Larry
explains, "When Jennifer and Mary Anne went to the police they found out
the police already had Marco under surveillance. So all they had to do was
close in and arrest him. We were minutes away from certain death."
"But the exciting part is after that we bought maps to the stars homes and
I got to shake hands with Pat Sajakís gardener!" Balki says excitedly.
"Well, what excites me is that the story went national and we beat every
paper in the country including the Washington Post," Mr Wainwright smiles,
then he shakes Larryís hand, and adds, "Nice work, boys."
"Thank you, sir," Larry smiles. Mr. Wainwright goes to shake
Balkiís hand but Balki hugs him instead. "You know, Appleton,"
Mr. Wainwright says, "When I made you an investigative reporter everyone on
the paper said I was an idiot. But you proved them wrong!"
"Well, thank you, sir," Larry replies, "Iím glad I could prove
youíre not an idiot." Mr. Wainwright looks confused and then exits
to the loading dock.
Cousin, that was one scary weekend," Balki says, walking toward his work
table, "I hope we never have to go through anything like that again!"
"Well, you know, Balki," Larry says, walking in front of the table as
Balki starts to look through a large archive book, "As an investigative
reporter Iím gonna have to get used to living on the edge." Larry
laughs bravely and Balki gives him a look. "I have to confess I . . .
I kind of enjoyed mixing it up with men who were trying to kill us," Larry
continues in a macho way, "They thought they had us on the run. Huh!
They were lucky those police closed in when they did. Yeah, theyíre
gonna have to learn if theyíre gonna mess with Larry ĎLock-em-upí Appleton
theyíre gonna do hard time." Balki picks up the book and throws it
down on the floor, causing a loud bang. "Hit the deck!" Larry
cries out, diving beneath Balkiís table. Balki ducks down to join him,
saying, "You can come out now, Cousin. The book wasnít
loaded." Balki laughs at his own joke and on Larryís reaction the
The shooting script
for both halves of his episode is dated October 5, 1990. It contains many
revisions of different scenes, all in separate color-coded segments. Here
we will cover the variations for part two:
this was compiled as one big script, the beginning of part two actually begins
with Act Three. Act Four began after the commercial break.
- In this version, when Larry and
Balki pull up to Jennifer and Mary Anne on the street and Larry tells them to
get in the car, Mary Anne comments, "Ooooh, wow, a convertible. How
California." Jennifer then says, "Larry, what's going on?
Why are men shooting at you? Why are you wanted for murder? And why
has the top of this car been ripped off?" "Could you get in
first and then I'll explain," Larry begs. The girls start to climb
into the car. "Oooh, Larry look at all this glass," Mary Anne
says, "I hope you didn't break a mirror. That would be bad
- When Larry is explaining to the
girls what has happened and mentions that "we" videotaped it, Balki
asks, "'We,' Cousin?" "Well, actually Balki," Larry
admits. "I think it's some of my best work," Balki notes,
"The lighting wasn't perfect, but I think I captured the docudrama feel I
was going for." Later, after Larry explains how the drug agent looked
up at him and said, "Rosebud," Mary Anne asks, "I just have one
question. How did Darla Wayne look?" "She was
stunning," Balki answers. "What was she wearing?" Mary Anne
asks. "Remember the suit she wore to her second husband's
execution?" Balki asks, "Picture that without the fringe."
- After stopping at the tattoo parlor
and Larry urging the girls to stay in the car, noting, "It's safer,"
the hood of the car was to pop up and smoke was to come out of the engine.
"We'll just wait here, thanks," Jennifer was to say sarcastically.
- After entering the tattoo parlor,
Roy was supposed to approach them and say, "Congratulations. You're
Roy's Tattoo Parlor's one thousandth customer. Roy's Tattoo Parlor,
serving the tattoo needs of the beach community since 1968. I'm Roy."
Roy puts her arm around Balki and a picture is taken by a tattooed customer.
"Cousin, I'm the thousandth customer," Balki says, "I'm so
excited." Larry grabs the VCR from Balki and asks, "You mind if
I use your TV set for a minute?" When Roy look at Larry, he adds,
"I'm a friend of the winner." "Okay," Roy agrees,
"But don't be long." Roy addresses Balki, saying, "As our
one thousandth customer, we are pleased to give you, free of charge, the tattoo
of you choice." "A tattoo?" Balki asks, "I get a free
tattoo? This is the happiest day of my life. What's a tattoo?"
"These are tattoos," Roy explains, pointing out a male customer who is
covered with tattoos. "Wow," Balki responds, "On Mypos
there's a man who does something like this. He decorates himself by
glueing dead leaves to his body. Most of the time he look ridiculous.
But in the fall, he's magnificent."
- In the pink revisions dated October 12th, after
Balki asks, "What's a tattoo?" Roy replies, "You don't know what
a tattoo is? What, do you live on a glacier?" "No, I live
in an apartment," Balki explains, "What's a glacier?"
- In the orange revisions dated October 17th, Roy
no longer talks about Balki being the thousandth customer, she just says by
rote, "Welcome to Roy's Tattoo Parlor, serving the tattoo needs of the
beach community since 1989. I'm Roy." Later, when Balki tries
to move the large biker guy over to Larry to show him the tattoos, the man
doesn't move and Balki is jerked back. "These tattoos are heavier
than I thought," Balki says, then he asks the man, "Would you
mind?" The man then crosses to Larry with Balki.
- Just before she starts to tattoo
Balki she warns him, "Okay, don't move." Then Balki asks if it
will hurt and she says, "Of course not." After Balki jumps off
the table and he and Larry run out of the place, Roy sighs, "I hate it when
they come in sober." In front of the tattoo parlor, Larry tells
Jennifer and Mary Anne that they indeed caught the murder on tape. Balki
is looking at his tattoo dot and says, "This doesn't look at all like the
- The directions say that Larry and
Balki jump into a dumpster in the alley to hide from the thug. Nothing
about a cardboard box is mentioned.
- After Balki apologizes for lying to
the mugger, he says, "I didn't mean to lie. And here's some change,
two stamps and a bus token." The mugger then asks Larry, "How
about you, Shorty?" Larry hands him the money from his pocket and
says, "There. That's all I have." "Cousin . . .
" Balki starts to speak. "Balki," Larry warns.
"He's got more money, right?" the mugger asks Balki. "Well,
not in that pocket," Balki answers. "Balki. Tell him I
don't have any more money," Larry insists, then to the mugger he says
quickly, "Really, I'm tapped out, not a penny, flat busted."
"Cousin, I'd really rather not get involved in this," Balki says,
"After all, it's your decision. But lying is as bad as
stealing." The mugger tells Larry, "Okay, let's have it,"
and Larry takes money from another pocket and gives it to him. After the
mugger also demands the VCR, Larry says, "How about my watch? My cuff
links? My lucky Liberty quarter? Give me address and I'll send you a
- After Balki offers the mugger his
shoes and the man still demands the VCR, Larry says, "Please, not the VCR.
It's a lousy VCR. It's not cable ready. It doesn't have a
- After Larry and Herb struggle over
the VCR and it flies down the stairs, busting into a million pieces, Herb offers
to sell it to Larry for ten bucks. When Larry and Balki run down the
stairs to get the tape, Herb says to Sheila, "That's it, Sheila. Next
year, separate vacations."
- After retrieving the tape from the
broken machine, Balki says, "Now we are so happy, we do the Dance of
Joy." It's then that Larry says, "No. Now we are so happy,
we go straight to the police and give them the cassette. And tonight we're
at Disneyland in time for the Main Street Electrical Parade."
- As Larry and Balki run back up the
stairs onto the pier to escape the thugs, we see a phone booth at the far end of
the pier. Larry is just a few steps in front of Balki. "Hurry,
Balki, there's a phone booth," Larry urges. They pass the carousel
and the bumper cars. The camera cuts to an angle on the bumper cars as
Larry and Balki run through the bumper car ride, which is in progress.
Their way is blocked by a tangle of cars. They jump into two empty cars
themselves, in an effort to get to the other side and exit. As Larry and
Balki "bump" their way to the exit, the thugs arrive and try to cross
the car area on foot, only to have to dodge several bumper cars. Larry and
Balki manage to get to the other side, then jump out of their cars and run out
of the exit. The thugs, meanwhile, are still dodging cars.
- After Balki runs into the video
cassette display (it doesn't say he knocks the vendor over the display) the
vendor says, "Hey, buddy, you break then, you buy them."
"Actually, I don't think I broke them," Balki points out, "I just
messed them up. What would be the charge for that?" Larry then
comes back and tells Balki, "Will you come on?"
- When the thugs lead Balki
and Larry into Marco Madison's office, Thug #2 tells them, "Mr. Madison
will be with you in a moment." "Could you ask him to
hurry?" Balki asks, "We have to be at Disneyland by nine."
Balki does not laugh and then say "I'm so scared" in this script
- In the pink
revisions dated October 12, Balki's reply is, "No problem. We didn't
actually have an appointment. I'm sure Mr. Madison is very busy. I
mean we can't be the only people he's trying to kill." Again Balki
doesn't laugh or say he's scared in this version.
- It is in the orange
revision dated October 17 that Balki first laughs and then says, "I'm so
scared." Later, after Marco says that killing them is "nothing
personal," Balki says, "Don't feel bad. You're just doing your
job." After Balki lets slip the secret about Mr. Potter the shop
teacher which Larry has supposedly kept all these years, Larry growls at Balki,
"Will you shut up?"
- After Balki says they could jump out the window
onto the truck that says, "Rosebud Trucking Company," Larry says,
"That would be great, but we can't get the window open. Let's just
keep looking for another way . . . Rosebud?" Larry crosses to the
window. Interestingly enough, the next line of dialogue has a bizarre typo
in it with Larry trying to recall the name and saying, "Rosebud . . .
Roadbug . . . Rosebud."
- In the pink
revisions dated October 12, after Marco praises Larry for putting everything
together, Larry says, "Except for one thing. You own Rosebud
Trucking." Marco tells Larry he is right and then says that after
they give him the videotape they'll be pushing up daisies.
- After Marco compliments Larry on putting
everything together he adds, "Too bad you'll never get to use that
information." He then tells them they'll soon be pushing up daisies.
After Marco also mentions sleeping with the fishes and Balki doesn't understand,
Larry explains. Balki then says, "Oh. I thought we were talking
about gardening and sleeping fish." Marco then says about Larry's
explanation, "Your friend is right. You see, you two are the only
ones who can link me to the drug shipments. And you saw the murder.
You're oh for two." The script doesn't say he cracks any nuts open in
this version. Larry then mentions about how he heard a good secret in the
sixth grade about Mr. Potter, the shop teacher, but there is no follow-up line
where Balki says what the secret is.
- In the pink
revisions dated October 12th, after Larry explains to Balki that the reference
to daisies and fishes means Marco is going to kill them, Balki's only reply is,
"Ooooh." In this version, Balki reveals the secret Larry
obviously told him about Mr. Potter the shop teacher.
- After Larry informs Balki that Marcy Eden is in
on the plot and points out, "That's why Marco was at the wedding,"
(Larry doesn't implicate her husband, though!), Balki asks, "Darla, why
would you do this?" "You think I can afford this wardrobe on
what I make on daytime television?" Darla asks, then she says, "Get
the tape and get rid of them."
- In the pink
revisions version dated October 12th, Larry does implicate Marcy's commissioner
husband as being in on the drug ring as well, but Marcy (whose even listed as
Darla in the script!) says, "You're wrong. My husband doesn't know
anything about this. He's cute but stupid." She then tells
Marco to get the tape and then get rid of them. After she leaves, Balki
comments, "Boy, Cousin, you spend half an hour a day with someone for three
years, and you think you know them."
- When Marco demands the tape and Balki asks,
"Why should I?" Marco responds, "Because if you don't I'll
torture you 'til you're in so much pain, you'll beg me to take the tape from
you." Balki then gives him the tape.
- After Marco sees the Road Runner cartoon he
comments, "That displeases me. This isn't what I wanted to see."
"It's a little slow now, but we could fast forward to see the part where
the Road Runner gets away and the coyote crashes through a brick wall,"
- After Marco tells the thug to get the needlenose
pliers and some barbed wire and Balki asks if they're going to make a goat pen,
Larry explains, "No, he's going to hurt you." "I was afraid
it was going to be the goat pen," Balki remarks. Larry tells Balki,
"Tell him where the tape is." In this version, Larry doesn't
pinch Balki's arm to try to make him talk.
- In the orange revision dated October 17, Larry
shakes Balki to get him to tell them where the tape is instead of pinching him.
- As they are being herded out of the office, Larry
tells Balki, "As soon as you give them the tape, they're going to kill
us." "Well, of course they are. Don't be ridiculous,"
Balki replies, "But I have a plan."
- When they return to the video vendor, who tells
them to back off because he just got his display set up again, one of the thugs
not only pushes him back but he's the one who pushes him and the display over.
Balki doesn't ask if anyone cares for a musical or that it's Doris Day in this
- When Marco reaches for the tape, Balki pulls it
back and then points in one direction, asking, "What's that?"
Larry points in the opposite direction and asks, "What's that?"
With two thugs looking in different directions, Larry and Balki punch them out
and take off.
- The carousel was originally supposed to stop
before Larry and Balki jumped off and then the thug with the shoelaces tied
together falls off.
- From the carousel, they were supposed to go to
the shooting gallery. Larry picks up a rifle and point it at the thugs.
"One more step and I shoot," Larry threatens. "Cousin, I
don't think they're going to buy this," Balki says. "You got
another party game?" Larry asks. "Let 'em have it, Cousin,"
Balki says. The thugs advance. Larry opens fire. The thugs are
hit with a stream of water. Larry drops the gun and they run away with the
thugs in pursuit.
- This is when the ice cream cart scene was to
happen, but it plays out quite differently. After Larry and Balki get on
the cart, they careen down the pier with Balki driving and Larry sitting on the
freezer box. People scatter as they thugs remain in pursuit. Herb
and Sheila are on the pier. Shiela is holding a giant teddy bear.
"Now admit it, Herb," she says, "You're having a nice time,
aren't you? We won a teddy bear." "Yeah, you spent
thirty-seven dollars to win a four dollar bear," Herb complains, "I'm
having the time of my life." "You know something, Herb?
You suck the fun out of everything," Sheila sighs. Suddenly, Balki
and Larry are coming straight at Herb on their ice cream cart. Herb jumps
out of the way, over the railing and into the ocean. Sheila looks down and
says, very quietly, "Help . . . help . . . man overboard."
Sheila smiles and walks away.
- In the final scene, Mr. Wainwright begins by
saying, "Nice work, boys. Appleton, your story resulted in one of the
biggest drug busts in American history." "Thank you, sir,"
Larry smiles. "And Bartokomous, your pictures of the actual murder
will undoubtedly win a few awards for the paper," Wainwright adds,
"I'm promoting both of you to the level of investigative reporters."
"Thank you, Mr. Wainwright," Larry beams. "Actually, Mr.
Wainwright, I'd prefer to stay here in the basement and deliver the mail,"
Balki says. "Bartokomous, I'm not going it for you" Mr.
Wainwright explains, "I'm not about to tell the owner of the paper that I
sent the mail boy and his cousin to get one of the biggest stories in the
history of the Chronicle." Mr. Wainwright exits. "What a
weekend," Larry sighs, "We jumped off a pier. We were mugged.
We were shot at. We were wanted for murder. And we were promoted to
investigative reporters." "And best of all, I got Darla Wayne's
autograph, which is going to be pretty hard to come by in the next fifteen to
twenty years," Balki adds, "Well, Cousin, I guess there's only one
thing left to do." "The Dance of Joy?" Larry asks.
"No," Balki says, "Go to lunch. I'm starved . . .
Just kidding. Cousins should joke more." They do the Dance of
- In the pink
revisions dated October 12, the final scene starts the way it does in the
episode. Except after Larry says he's glad he could help prove Mr.
Wainwright isn't an idiot, Mr. Wainwright then tells Balki he wants to promote
him to the level of investigative reporter and Balki replies, "Actually,
Mr. Wainwright, I'd rather still deliver the mail. I'd miss seeing all my
friends on the mail route. I'd miss all the colorful stamps. Most of
all, I'd miss the constant challenge of sorting mail by zipcode." Then
Mr. Wainwright explains that he doesn't want the owner of the paper to know
about sending the mail boy and his cousin to get the biggest story in the
Chronicle's history. The rest of the final scene is now the same as in the
final episode, except when Balki throws down he book and looks under the table
at Larry he says, "Excuse me, Mr. 'Lock-em-up,' that was just a book."
isn't until the orange revision dated October 17 that any mention of Balki being
promoted to investigative reporter is dropped. It is also in this revision
that Balki's last line is changed to, "You can come out now, Mr. 'Lock-em-up.'
The book wasn't loaded."
on to the next episode . . .