Strangers Episode Guide
144 - Get Me to the Dump on Time
First Air Date: April 18, 1992
Filming Date: February 21, 1992
Nielsen Rating: 7.2 HH
Produced by: Alan Plotkin
Created by: Dale McRaven
Written by: Tom Devanney
Directed by: Judy Pioli
Bronson Pinchot: Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker: Larry Appleton
Rebeca Arthur: Mary Anne Spencer /
Melanie Wilson: Jennifer Appleton
Belita Moreno: Miss Lydia Markham
Sam Anderson: Mr. Sam Gorpley
F.J. OíNeil: Mr. R.T. Wainwright
John Petlock: The Minister
Dimitri Appearances: Dimitriís photo can
be see on the fireplace mantel.
"Listen, Mary Anne and I have decided
to join together in holy macaroni!"
Donít be ridiculous: Not said in this
Other catchphrases used in this episode:
Other running jokes used in this episode:
Balki and Mary Anne laugh at their own
Balki jumps over the back of the couch
Balki grabs Larry by the shirt
Larry does his schmuck laugh
A joke is made about Larryís height
The Dance of Joy
Mary Anne bends Balki over backwards to
Notable Moments: Balki and Mary Anne
finally get married. Larry finds out that Jennifer is pregnant.
Songs: "Santa Claus is Coming to
Town" - sung by Larry when he feels neglected from having nothing to do for
Myposian Rituals: Balki
explains about the rituals surrounding the Myposian marriage necklace, the Bitatatoutata
Ratatatouille. When a Myposian boy comes of age he is given the necklace
so he is prepared when he proposes.
- This episode aired as part of a one-hour
season finale with the previous episode, It Had to Be You, airing before
it. There was no theme song aired between the two episodes, so it appeared this
was actually an hour-long episode, but in actuality it was two separate episodes
- While planning the wedding Jennifer
mentions the Beekman Hotel, keeping alive the tradition of using the name
Beekmen for notable places around town.
- When Balki makes up the piggliwiggliki
song, he sang it to the tune of the "Hokey Pokey." But when this
episode was filmed, two versions of the song were performed. The second time the
song was set to the tune of "London Bridge." This was probably done in
case they couldnít get clearances for the "Hokey Pokey."
- Do you have trouble saying Bitatatoutata
Ratatatouille? Well, donít feel bad . . . so did Bronson! Several times during
the filming he stumbled on this complicated Myposian word!
- This episode marks the last appearances
by Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson and F.J. OíNeil, who are sitting in the front
row at the wedding. Only Belita Moreno got a line on screen. Itís a shame we
didnít get to see more of these great character actors in the end or find out
what happened between Miss Lydia and Mr. Gorpley (did they ever stay together?)
F.J. OíNeil actually did make an appearance in the eighth season episode Lethal
Weapon, but sadly the scene at the office was left on the cutting room
- It should be noted that various crew
members from the show were sitting in wedding audience. The woman sitting to the
right of F.J. OíNeil is
writer and producer Paula A. Roth.
- What a coincidence that the minister
performing Balki and Mary Anneís wedding was the same minister who was
conducting Mr. Wilsonís funeral in the episode Finders Keepers! Both ministers
were played by veteran actor John Petlock.
- During the 1992 summer season of repeats
the show were moved to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Much to the fansí dismay, Perfect
Strangers was not on the 1992-93 fall season schedule. Even though the final
eight episodes were all filmed in July and August 1992, they would not be aired
until one whole year later, in the summer of 1993.
Bloopers and Inconsistencies:
- This episode contains all kinds of
inconsistencies revolving around the Myposian wedding ritual that contradict
what we learned in the fourth season finale, Wedding Belle Blues. In this
episode they explain that when a Myposian boy comes of age heís given the
Myposian wedding necklace, the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille, which he then
carries everywhere with him. But when Balki came of age in the previous episode
and his mother sent him a bride, she did not send him the Bitatatoutata
Ratatatouille. She only sent him a mookoo cookie.
- In Wedding Belle Blues, Larry is
Balkiís best man but Balki never calls him a piggliwiggliki.
- Also the sacred tradition of getting
married twenty four hours after announcing your engagement was not brought up in
the season six finale, See You In September. In fact in that episode,
Balki explains that the Myposian tradition is to set your wedding date after six
phases of the moon from getting engaged.
- There are some consistencies as well,
however. Balki is wearing the same wedding outfit he wore in the first episode
and he and Larry also perform the same skipping step up the aisle when Larry has
to give Balki away.
- Thereís also a slight inconsistency
with Larryís story about being forgotten one Christmas morning. In the second
season episode, A Christmas Story, Larry talks only lovingly about
Christmas with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. Thereís no indication that
such a traumatic Christmas ever took place.
- After Larry pulls the orange peels from
the pot, he explains to Balki how they can get the necklace out of the trash.
When he finishes that line he lowers his hand to hold the pot. But when the shot
cuts to Balki, Larryís hand is up with the finger pointing.
The episode begins where the end of the
last episode left off. We see an establishing shot of the house and hear Balki
saying, "Listen, Mary Anne and I have decided to join together in holy
macaroni!" Inside the house, Balki and Mary Anne are on the couch and Larry
and Jennifer are standing beside them. "Congratulations!" Larry
offers. "Yeah, itís . . . itís official," Balki says as he and
Mary Anne stand up, "Mary Anne and I are getting married." Jennifer
runs to Balki and they hug. Jennifer then hugs Mary Anne and Larry hugs
"Oh, Mary Anne! Iím so happy for you!" Jennifer offers. "Iím
so happy for me, too!" Mary Anne agrees. "Well, letís take a load
off," Balki suggests, and they sit down on the couch. Balki puts his arm
around Mary Anne and says, "Yeah . . . I gotta tell ya, it . . . it was a
humongous mistake breaking up. Mary Anne is . . . is . . . is everything that .
. . that Iíve been looking for my whole life."
"Well, that is great!" Larry
says, "Now, weíre gonna have a lot to do, Jen. Iím thinking . . . July
wedding? Howís that hit everybody?" "Well, itíll be a lot of
pressure but I think we can do it, Larry," Jennifer agrees. "Weíre
getting married tomorrow," Balki informs them. "Tomorrow??" Larry
and Jennifer exclaim. "You canít get married tomorrow!" Larry
protests. "Cousin, you donít understand," Balki says, then he says
to Mary Anne, "Tell them pumpkin." "Thereís a sacred Myposian
tradition that says once a couple announces their engagement they must get
married within twenty-four hours," Mary Anne explains. "And what
happens to you if you wait any longer than that?" Balki asks. "All of
your children are born with hooves," Mary Anne answers. "Thatís
right," Balki smiles. "Nothing is simple with you Mypiots, is
it?" Larry asks.
"If youíre getting married tomorrow
we have a lot to do!" Jennifer realizes. "Well, yeah, if weíre gonna
have a Myposian wedding, uh . . . donít we . . . donít we need, uh . . .
jugglers? Livestock? A wedding hat of some kind?" Larry asks.
Cousin, weíll have all that when we go to Mypos for our . . . honeymoon,"
Balki explains. Balki and Mary Anne eye each other lovingly and look like they
want the honeymoon right then and there, then snap out of it. "But, uh . .
. for this ceremony all I need is a shine on my shoes and my Bitatatoutata
Ratatatouille," Balki says, turning his head to the left and pronouncing
the "touille" as if he were spitting. (From here on out everyone
pronounces it with the same motion and inflection.) "A Bitatatoutata
Ratatatouille?" Larry asks. "Yeah, the Myposian marriage
necklace," Balki explains. "Myposian marriage necklace?" Larry
"Tell them, pumpkin," Balki says
to Mary Anne. "Itís been a part of the Myposian marriage ceremony for
centuries," Mary Anne explains. "And what happens to your marriage if
you donít have it?" Balki asks. "Youíre marriage is doomed,"
Mary Anne answers. "Thatís right," Balki confirms. "W . . .
well, thatís very nice," Larry says, "but there is no way weíre
gonna get a Myposian marriage necklace all the way from Mypos by tomorrow."
"Cousin, you donít understand!" Balki sighs, then tells Mary Anne,
"Tell them pumpkin." "When a Myposian boy comes of age heís
given the necklace," Mary Anne explains. "The Bitatatoutata
Ratatatouille," Balki elaborates. "What he said," Mary Anne nods,
"Whenever the moment is right he wants to be prepared so he carries the
necklace with him wherever he goes." Balki adds, "Except, of course,
when heís . . . " " . . . in the shower!" Balki and Mary Anne
finish together and laugh.
"You know, if . . . if we are going
to have a wedding tomorrow, we are all gonna have to help," Larry says as
he gets up and runs to grab a some items, "All right, now . . . Iím gonna
need pencil . . . paper . . . and a phone book." Everyone scoots over as
Larry returns to the couch to sit next to Jennifer. "Okay," Larry
says. "Well, I need a dress and some flowers," Mary Anne begins.
"Dress and some flowers, okay," Larry says, and he starts looking
through the phone book, "Letís see . . . letís see . . . " "Oh, I know a great dress shop downtown and my friend Barbara is a
florist," Jennifer says, "I can take care of all that." "Okay," Larry says, "What else?"
"Well, uh, we need
someone to marry us," Balki points out. "Somebody to marry you!
Okay," Larry says, looking through the phone book again, "Letís see
. . . letís see . . . " "Oh, my father knows a minister,"
Jennifer offers, "Iím sure he could marry you tomorrow!" "Ooh!" Balki says excitedly as Mary Anne shares his enthusiasm.
"Okay," Larry says, "Jen,
you take care of that, too." "And we need a church, a reception hall
and a band," Mary Anne says. "Okay, letís see! Letís see!"
Larry says, looking through the phone book again. "We can use Chapel by the
Shore, the Beekman Hotel and Barbaraís husband is a rock promoter. He can get
a great band!" Jennifer says, "We have a lot to do. Come on, Mary
Anne. Letís go upstairs and start making some calls." "Okay,"
Mary Anne agrees, and Jennifer gets up as Mary Anne kisses Balki, then stands
and kisses Balki again. Jennifer and Mary Anne hurry upstairs as Balki throws a
kiss to Mary Anne, who catches it. After the girls are gone, Balki sits down
next to Larry and throws an arm around his shoulder. "Well, I . . . I guess
Iíd better get off and get my shoes shined," Balki sighs, "Uh, which
shoes do you think I should wear?" "Oh, well . . . " Larry
begins, happy to be asked his opinion. "Well, uh . . . youíre
right!" Balki suddenly exclaims as he jumps up, "Iíll just shine
Balki starts to run to the stairs then
turns back to Larry and kneels down beside him asking, "Oh, Cousin . . .
Cousin . . . you want to come? You want to come with me?" "No, you . .
. you just, uh . . . you go along," Larry says sadly, "Iím sure youíre
. . . youíre much too busy to drag along somebody whoís got, uh . . .
nothing to do." "Okay," Balki smiles, and he starts to go
upstairs. "Well, you know, hey!" Larry calls after him, "Hey!
. . . itís not the first time, you know." Balki stops and returns to the
couch as Larry continues. "I . . . I remember that, uh . . . Christmas when
I was, uh, seven and, uh . . . nobody in my family remembered to wake me up.
Yeah, you know, but donít worry. Donít worry. Iíll just be on the
sidelines on the most important day of your life. Yeah, itís okay.
You know, Iím
not the kind of guy whoís easily hurt. Iím tough." "Glad to hear
it. See ya later!" Balki smiles as he slaps Larryís shoulder and hurries
off to head up the stairs again.
Larry starts to slowly sing in a sad,
trembling voice, "Youíd better watch out . . . youíd better not cry . .
. youíd better not pout Iím tell . . . " Larry voice fades away as he
starts to cry. Balki comes back down the stairs and eyes Larry worriedly.
jumps over the back of the couch to sit next to him. "Youíre really dying
for something to do, arenít you?" Balki asks. Larry starts to whine to
Balki, "Please, give me something to do. Please, please, donít open the
presents without me." "Cousin, I had something for you to do all
along," Balki assures him, "I . . . I just should have asked you
earlier. Cousin . . . will you be my piggliwiggliki?" "What is a
piggliwiggliki?" Larry asks. "Well, itís similar to what Americans
call a best man," Balki explains. "Ah, Balki, I would be honored to be
your piggliwiggliki!" Larry smiles. "Good," Balki smiles.
"Okay, now . . . gotta line up tuxedos, gotta write a speech . . . "
Larry begins. "Cousin . . . " Balki tries to interrupt. " . . .
gotta, uh, the rings . . . " "Cousin . . . " " . . . the
wedding presents for all the, uh, guests and . . . " "Cousin . . .
" "Anything else I should be doing?" Larry asks hopefully.
"Uh, no Cousin," Balki explains,
"All the piggliwiggliki does is . . . is walk the groom up the aisle."
"Well, what else does the piggliwiggliki do?" Larry asks. "Diddly
squatiki," Balki answers. "You better watch out . . . you better not .
. . " Larry starts to sing sadly again. "Wait a minute!" Balki
says, thinking quickly, "Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. No . . . thatís
. . . thatís all he does at the ceremony. But before the ceremony he
has a very important role to play." "Which is?" Larry asks
excitedly. Balki thinks a moment, then answers, "Guardian of the Myposian
marriage necklace, the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille. Yeah, why donít we go . .
. why donít we go with that?" "Guardian of the marriage
necklace?" Larry asks, "I can do that!" "All right,
goody," Balki says as he gets up and walks to a side cabinet, "Goody,
weíll go with that." Balki lifts the lid of the cabinet, which is covered
with knick knacks, but none of the knick knacks fall off.
Balki pulls out a small wooden box then
notes about the knick knacks, "Opening that was a lot messier before I
glued them down." Balki opens the box and pulls out a long chain with a
pendant and tassel on it. "Cousin, this is the Bitatatoutata
Balki sets the box on the couch and continues, "It is placed around both
the bride and the groom at the ceremony before they exchange their vows. It
symbolizes their . . . their unity . . . their oneness . . . the merging of
their souls." "So . . . so . . . so the marriage necklace is . . . is
. . . is important," Larry realizes. "Very, very important!"
Balki emphasizes, "And that is why from the moment his marriage is
announced no Mypiot boy ever lets it out of his sight!" "What?"
Larry asks. "Except to give to the guardian of the marriage necklace,"
Balki continues to cover, "So, uh . . . so Iíll be giving this to you
now. Iíll . . . Iíll just . . . Iíll just . . . "
Balki hesitates, then finally hands the
necklace to Larry, looking concerned but fighting it back. "Is . . . isnít
there some ritual we should be performing?" Larry asks. "No,"
Balki says. "No?" Larry asks. Balki realizes this seems strange and
says, "No, I mean yes! Yes, of course! Thereís . . . thereís the . . .
the ritual of the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille. And, uh . . . " Balki starts
to lead Larry in an unenthusiastic and impromptu dance as he makes up Myposian
words to go with the Hokey Pokey (the dance is the same as the Hokey Pokey as
well.) "Mish mikki muck muck much, mi mishni hah hah hah, mi mukni muff
muff muff and a minki minki minki. Da hoonti lass dibu da binki lass dubu to
minka, hoy hoy vermink nicht muff. Ha!" Balki holds his arms out to finish
the fake dance and Larry does the same, looking confused.
The next day we see an establishing shot
of the house. Larry is standing by the front door wearing a tuxedo and calls,
"Come on, Balki! Iíve gotta get you to the church on time!"
comes down the stairs wearing his white wedding suit with gold trim. A sword is
hanging from a white and gold sash which goes up and around Balkiís shoulder.
"Cousin, have you got the rings?" Balki asks. "Have I got the
rings? Of course Iíve got the rings," Larry assures Balki, pulling them
out of his pocket to show him, "Here they are." "Okay,"
Balki says, "And what about the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille?" "Of
course I have the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille," Larry insists as he walks
over to the fireplace mantel to retrieve the wooden box, "How could you
doubt that I would fulfill my responsibility as the piggliwiggliki? When Larry
Appleton is given a job to do, that job gets done. I thought that went without
saying . . . but I guess I was wrong."
"Iím sorry, Cousin," Balki
offers, "You are . . . you are the best piggliwiggliki in the whole
world." "I knew how much the marriage necklace meant to you so I found
the perfect place to keep it," Larry says, and he opens the lid of the box,
which is empty, then shuts the lid quickly. Balki grabs Larry by the jacket and
pulls him close as Larry clutches the box to his chest. "Give me the
box!" Balki insists. "No!" Larry counters, "No! I am the
piggliwiggliki and it is my responsibility. I will hold on to the box.
horses couldnít take this box from me!" "Youíve lost it, havenít
you?" Balki asks. "Yes, I swear it was here," Larry sobs, opening
the box to show Balki, "I swear it was here. Can I still be the
piggliwiggliki?" Balki slams the lid of the box shut on Larryís fingers,
causing Larry to shout, "Ow!" The scene fades to black.
Act two begins where act one left off.
"Well, this is just great!" Balki complains, "Youíve lost the
Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille!" "I said it was gone!" Larry
corrects, "I didnít say it was lost! Itís in the house somewhere."
"Where is it? Where is it?" Balki shouts. "I just donít know
where that somewhere is at the moment," Larry explains, then he leads Balki
toward the couch, saying, "Look . . . look . . . look, come on . . . come
on . . . come on . . . weíll find it. Weíll find it but we have to calm
down." Larry slaps Balkiís face and then shakes it. "Huh?
Can you do
that for me?" Larry asks, "Huh? Can you promise . . . just promise me
youíll calm down." "If you can promise me that we will find the
Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille," Balki says. "I promise," Larry
smiles. "Then I . . . I promise Iíll try to calm down," Balki
offers. Larry and Balki both take a deep breath and release it simultaneously.
Together they start pulling the cushions
from the couch, throwing them aside and feeling in the crack at the bottom of
the couch. They pull the couch down to land on its back on the floor and it
lands on Balkiís foot. Balki cries out and hops around in pain, then hops
toward Larry, who throws one of the end tables aside and right onto Balkiís
other foot. Balki starts hopping around even more as Larry runs to the wicker
furniture by the window. Balki goes after Larry again but Larry picks up the
phone book and throws it down on Balkiís foot, then tosses a stack of
newspapers aside. Larry then starts pulling away the pillows on the window seat
and throwing them towards Balki. Balki grabs one of the pillows and starts
clobbering Larry with it, yelling, "You big babasticki! You little creep!
gonna kill you!" "Find the necklace!" Larry urges. They run to
the closet at the foot of the stairs and Balki starts pulling out all the
clothes and tossing them out as Larry stands by casually and watches.
Balki walks away from the closet and
starts to cry. Larry follows him, trying to comfort him. "Hey, hey, hey,
hey! Come on now! Come on!" Balki screams and cries more as Larry pats his
back. "You know whatís great about this?" Larry laughs, "Youíre
gonna have a story to tell your kids about how you and I frantically searched
for the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille on your wedding day." Larry does his
schmuck laugh until Balki grabs him by the throat and carries him across the
room, across the overturned couch and to the chair where he throws Larry down
and sits down himself on the coffee table. After a moment, Balki lunges at Larry
and stands over him, stating, "That Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille has been in
the Bartokomous family for centuries! You are in charge of it for one day and
what happens?" "Itís gone," Larry admits with a whine.
"Now what do you propose we do?" Balki asks. "Weíll find the
Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille!" Larry insists. They take a moment to wipe
Larryís spit from the back of the chair. "Iíve got it!" Larry
suddenly exclaims as he jumps up and runs over to the fireplace with Balki
"Here! All right! Now I
remember!" Larry continues, "I had the necklace when I was here and
then I went into the kitchen. I grabbed an orange. I came back in here, I peeled
the orange and I was on my way back into the kitchen to throw away the orange
peels when I saw that pot!" Larry points to a pot and Balki grabs him up by
the throat again and maneuvers him over to the pot. "So I threw the orange
peels away," Larry continues, "and I put the necklace in here!"
Larry reaches into the pot and pulls out a handful of orange peels which fly
everywhere. Balki is about to grab Larry by the throat again when Larry says,
"But donít worry! Because we can get the necklace out of the trash!"
"Would that be the same trash they picked up today?" Balki asks,
grabbing for Larryís throat again. "Yes, that would be the same trash,
but . . . donít . . . no no!" Larry cries, "Because thereís a
silver lining because the dump is on the way to the church! Isnít that
great?" Balki takes the pot from Larry and breaks it over Larryís head.
Larry falls forward and Balki just catches him by the chin to keep him from
falling to the floor.
We next see an establishing shot of a huge
garbage dump. Larry and Balki are literally standing in a huge mound of garbage.
Both of them are dirty and their suits are horribly stained. Larry sorts through
one bag then throws it down in despair as Balki pokes at the garbage with his
sword. "Weíre never gonna find it," Larry sighs, "Iím sorry I
ruined everything." Larry sits down in the garbage and Balki sits beside
him. "Cousin, donít . . . donít feel bad," Balki says, "Itís
not your fault. Itís my fault. I never should have made you the guardian of
the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille." "Well, you had to," Larry
points out, "Itís the piggliwigglikiís job." "No, it isnít,"
Balki admits. "What do you mean, ĎNo, it isnít?í" Larry asks,
"You . . . you said it was the piggliwigglikiís job to . . . to be the
guardian of the Myposian marriage necklace. We even did a . . . a little ritual,
remember? You hoingi boingi in, you hoingi boingi out . . . "
"Cousin, Cousin, Cousin, Cousin,
Cousin . . . " Balki sighs, "That was no . . . that was no ritual.
That was just the ĎHokey Pokeyí with some pseudo-Myposian gibberish. I
. . .
I . . . I felt so bad for you. You wanted so badly to have something to do so I
invented the fact that the piggliwiggliki gets to be the guardian of the
necklace. He donít do that. The . . . the translation of piggliwiggliki is
just Ďhe who walks the groom up the aisle and then does absolutely nothing.í"
"Well, I . . . I just wanted to play a big part in your wedding,"
Larry explains. "Cousin, you are playing a big part in my wedding,"
Balki assures him, "Just by standing next to me. Youíre my best
friend." "Yeah?" Larry asks. "I mean . . . I mean, who else
would be sitting next to me in garbage dressed in a tuxedo?" Balki asks.
Larry pats Balkiís arm and they smile at each other. "Of course, itís
your fault weíre sitting in garbage," Balki points out.
Balki looks down and sees something.
picks up a catalogue and asks, "Cousin? Cousin, do you still get catalogues
from the Step Up Here, Little Man clothing store?" "Yeah," Larry
admits, "But Iím their tallest customer." Balki shows Larry the
catalogue and says, "This is your catalogue and that must mean that this is
our garbage!" Larry and Balki get up and start rummaging through the
garbage again. "Cousin, look! Look!" Balki says, holding up a bag of
something, "Look, Cousin! Here is last nightís dinner. Goat spleen
surprise! Itís covered with egg shells. Why didnít I think of
that?" "Never mind that," Larry says,
and then he turns and picks up a sweater from the garbage and exclaims, "Balki!
Hereís the sweater I gave Jennifer for her birthday!" Larry realizes what
this means and looks confused. "She said she lost it on a flight to Costa
Rica." Larry looks down again and says, "Balki! I think I see
it!" Larry reaches down and picks up the necklace which is entangled with a
bunch of spaghetti noodles. "Cousin!" Balki exclaims, "Cousin,
you . . . you found the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille! And now as soon as we hose
this off I can get married and live happily ever after! Oh Cousin, now we are so
happy we do the Dance of Joy!" Balki and Larry perform the Dance of Joy,
finishing by jumping down into the garbage.
At the church the pews are filled with
waiting guests. The minister addresses everyone, saying, "Thereís going
to be a slight delay. We have that pesky little problem of no groom."
of the doors in the back of the church suddenly opens and Larry and Balki rush
in. There is the sound of dogs barking outside and they quickly grab the door
and pull it shut. The church organist begins to play a wedding march.
go," Larry says, and he and Balki start doing the unique Myposian wedding
skip step up the aisle together. As they proceed to the front of the church,
people react to the bad smell on them. After they reach the alter, the back door
opens and the audience stands up as Jennifer enters in her blue matron of honor
dress and takes her place at the altar. A moment later Mary Anne enters in her
beautiful white wedding dress. "Cousin, donít Mary Anne look
beautiful?" Balki asks. "She sure does, Balki," Larry nods with a
smile. Mary Anne steps up to the altar and then looks at Balkiís soiled suit
Bartokomous, you went to the
dump without me!" Mary Anne cries with disappointment. Jennifer leans over
to ask Larry, "What happened to you?" "Good news, Jen,"
Larry smiles, "I found the sweater you thought you lost in Costa
Rica!" The minister begins the ceremony. "Friends, relatives, we are
gathered here today to join these two in holy matrimony. The bride and groom
would like to exchange vows theyíve written themselves." Balki turns to
Larry and says, "Cousin, may I have the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille?"
Larry removes the necklace from around his neck and he and Jennifer place it
around both Balki and Mary Anneís shoulders. Balki and Mary Anne then turn to
face each other, getting tangled up in the necklace for a moment. "This is
the Bitatatoutata Ratatatouille, the Myposian marriage necklace," Balki
explains to everyone, "It . . . it represents our unity. We are now joined
together like sand in an hourglass. Mary Anne, these are the days of our
Balki asks Larry, "The ring,
please." Jennifer hands Mary Anne Balkiís ring and Larry hands something
to Balki. "This is a pop top," Balki says, looking down at what Larry
placed in his hand. Larry quickly fishes in his pocket for the actual ring and
says, "Hereís the ring," as he places it in Balkiís hand and takes
away the pop top. Mary Anne looks at Balki and says, "Balki, from the
moment I met you I knew you were the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life
with. This ring is a symbol of my promise to always love you. I hope youíll
wear it forever, but Iíll understand if you take it off if you go someplace
with high humidity and your fingers swell up like mine do. Anyway, here . . .
" She places the ring on Balkiís finger. "Wow, she made that up all
by herself?" Lydia cries. Mr. Gorpley and Mr. Wainwright look at her
Balki begins, "Mary Anne, the day
that I come to America was the happiest day of my life. But now that I know that
Iíll be spending the rest of
my life with you, this is the new happiest
day of my life. For . . . for my vows I would like to quote the lyrics from the
song that was playing the night that Mary Anne and I fell in love. ĎThere she
was just a-walkiní down the street, singiní doo wah diddy diddy dum diddy
do. She looked good, she looked fine and . . . and I nearly lost my mind."
Balki places the ring on Mary Anneís finger. "That was beautiful,
Mary Anne says, moved. "I now pronounce you husband and wife," the
minister states. Balki removes the wedding necklace and hands it to Larry.
"You may kiss the bride," the minister says. Balki kisses Mary Anne
sweetly on the lips. Mary Anne then grabs Balki and bends him over backwards to
kiss him. "Wwowww!" Balki exclaims. They all head for the back of the
church and open the door only to hear the dogs barking. They quickly close the
door and look confused.
We see an establishing shot of the house
and find Larry and Jennifer sitting on the couch in the living room drinking
from mugs. "Well, right about now Balki and Mary Anneís plane should be
landing in Athens," Larry speculates, "Two hours on a small plane, six
more hours on a fishing boat, an eleven mile hike and theyíll be at Balkiís
house." "Itís hard to believe theyíre finally married,"
Jennifer sighs. "Itís hard to believe theyíre finally married . . . itís
hard to believe that . . . that we have the house to ourselves," Larry
points out, "At least for three weeks." Larry and Jennifer kiss.
"You know what else is hard to believe?" Jennifer asks. "Whatís
that?" Larry asks. "That in seven and a half months youíre going to
be a daddy," Jennifer says. "Thatís nice," Larry smiles, and he
takes a sip of his drink. A second later he spits it out, having just realized
what Jennifer has said. "A . . . a daddy?" Larry asks. "Yes, a
daddy," Jennifer nods, smiling. "Oh! Really? Oh!
Oh!" Larry gasps
and as he and Jennifer kiss the episode ends.
on to the next episode . . .