Strangers Episode Guide
149 - Up, Up and Away, Part One
First Air Date: August 6, 1993
Filming Date: August 19, 1992
Nielsen Rating: 9.8 HH
Produced by: Alan Plotkin
Created by: Dale McRaven
Written by: Barry OíBrien & Cheryl
Directed by: Jeffrey Ganz
Bronson Pinchot: Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker: Larry Appleton
Melanie Wilson: Jennifer Appleton
Rebeca Arthur: Mary Anne Bartokomous
Dimitri Appearances: Dimitriís photo can
be see on the fireplace mantel.
"Okay, a hike! Even though that seems
a bit more strenuous than the fair."
" . . . and then she wanted a corn
dog, which I really donít understand Ďcause itís not corn and itís not a
dog. What is it?"
Donít be ridiculous: Said once in this
Other catchphrases used in this episode:
"Where do I come up with them?"
"Are you crazy?"
"What are . . . are you two out of
"Well, now youíve done it!"
Other running jokes used in this episode:
Balki and Mary Anne play Boochi Tag
Balki laughs at his own joke
A reference is made to Larryís needing
Larry growls at Balki
Larry and Balki say the same thing
Mary Anne gives birth to her and Balkiís
son, Robespierre Boinki Bartokomous
"Whoís Got the Pain?" - sung
by Balki and Mary Anne as they dance into the house after coming home from the
- This episode aired as part of a one hour season
finale special with the part two making up the second half hour. Despite
being shown in a one hour block, the two parts were still shown in two separate
episodes with a commercial running between them previewing the series finale and
the end credits and recap intact, which is fortunate because since these
episodes only ever ran once we would never have had a chance to see the two
separate episodes complete otherwise.
- Jeffrey Ganz, who directed this
penultimate episode, was formerly an associate producer on the series Laverne
& Shirley, and his brother, Lowell Ganz, co-created that series! Jeffrey
Ganz also directed episodes of Family Matters and Hanginí with Mr.
- This is the second time the song
"Whoís Got the Pain?" from the musical Damn Yankees has been
sung on the show.
- The balloon prop and the establishing
shots of the balloon were previously used on the season two Family Matters episode
High Hopes. In that episode, Steve Urkel tries to help Carl get over his
fear of heights by taking him up in a hot air balloon. Amazingly Steve also
managed to end up hanging from the basket in that episode (that seems to happen
a lot in sitcoms where people go up in hot air balloons!) Itís also
interesting to note that the hot air balloon instructor in that episode was
played by Jim Doughan, who played Jimmy the Security Guard on several episodes
of Perfect Strangers.
- The name McNulty has been referenced off
and on in various Miller / Boyett shows, but weíre not sure exactly which
McNulty the reference is a nod to!
- Another line from The Wizard of Oz line
is worked into this episode as Balki exclaims, "I canít get back! I donít
know how it works!" while the balloon is taking off, referencing the scene
near the end of the film when Professor Marvel takes off in the balloon without
Bloopers and Inconsistencies:
- When Jennifer is trying to get Balki to
tell her what Mary Anne did that might have possible induced her labor, she asks
Balki, "What did Mary Anne do yesterday?" "She had my
child," Balki answers. But only moments later Balki says heís taken a
picture of his son every hour for the past two days! Technically we can see what
Balki means (yesterday and today) but literally itís only been 24 hours.
The episode begins one day at the house. Jennifer is lying on the couch in the living room with her legs resting on a
pile of cushions and an ice pack on them. She is reading a book. Larry enters through the front door and calls
toward the stairs, "Hi, Jen, Iím home! I . . . Iím sorry Iím late!
The traffic was terrible!" Larry walks by the couch without looking and
casually throws his jacket over Jenniferís head. Jennifer waves at him and
Larry finally sees her on the couch and hurries around to her. "Oh!
Sweetheart! Sweetheart, I am . . . I am so sorry!" Larry apologizes as he
pulls his jacket off her, "Oh, I . . . I didnít see you there. Although,
I donít know how I could have missed you." Larry laughs and Jennifer just
looks at him. "No, I mean, not that youíre . . . not that youíre too
big to miss!" Larry backtracks, laughing nervously, "No, just . . .
no, I didnít mean . . . I . . . I . . . I, and Iíll . . . Iíll stop
Larry sits down by Jenniferís feet and
asks, "Is there . . . is there anything I can do for you, Precious?"
"Yes, have this baby," Jennifer answers wearily. "All right, I
know youíre a little overdue and I understand. I do. Really," Larry
assures her, "But you are gonna have this baby any day now." "No,
Larry, Iíve been pregnant so long that this baby is gonna go straight from
delivery room to college," Jennifer sighs. "Well, at least weíll
miss the toilet training," Larry points out. Balki runs down the stairs and
then stops on the landing, looking back up and saying, "Boochi, boochi,
boochi!" Mary Anne runs down the stairs and taps Balki with her finger,
replying, "Boochi, boochi, boochi!" They both run down the final
stairs and stop at the couch. Balki pokes Jennifer and Mary Anne pokes Larry and
they say, "Boochi, boochi, boochi!" then run away.
Realizing that Jennifer and Larry are not
chasing them, Balki and Mary Anne return to the couch. "All right, it hasnít
escaped our notice that some people in this house . . . weíre not gonna
mention names . . . " Balki says. "No," Mary Anne agrees.
. . . have been a little less than jolly," Balki continues, "But we
have just the way to turn them frowns upside down. Weíre going to a place thatís
big and colorful, where barnyard animals roam freely. No, itís not my
bedroom!" Balki laughs at his own joke and Mary Anne also laughs.
"Where do I come up with them?" Balki exclaims, then announces,
"Weíre going to the fair!" Balki and Mary Anne dance around the
couch as Balki shouts, "Oh! Oh! Oh!" and Mary Anne squeals, "Wheee!"
Balki sits down on the arm of the couch and hugs Larryís head excitedly.
"And Balkiís gonna enter his boysenberry pig gut preserves in the jams
and jellies contest!" Mary Anne adds. Mary Anne hugs Jenniferís head and
Balki again hugs Larryís head.
"Come on, you guys," Mary Anne
urges, "You want to be the first in line at the petting zoo because later
in the afternoon the animals get so cranky." "So, come on, come on,
come on!" Balki says, and he pulls Larry up from the couch as Mary Anne
tries to lift Jennifer. "Hold it! Hold it! Hold it!" Larry complains.
Mary Anne drops Jennifer, who falls back against the arm of the couch. "Are
you crazy?" Larry cries, "We are not going to the fair! Jennifer is in
no condition to be waddling around the fairgrounds! She can barely waddle around
here! Now, I mean, just look at her!" Mary Anne and Balki look at Jennifer.
"I think they get the picture, Larry," Jennifer says with annoyance.
"The fair is out of the question," Larry states. "Okay, forget
the fair," Balki says, "Weíll go miniature golfing. Weíll just
sort of golf around her. Just . . . " Balki and Mary Anne both mimic
"Balki," Larry sighs, "Balki,
take a hike." "Okay, a hike!" Balki agrees, "Even though
that seems a bit more strenuous than the fair." "Get out," Larry
states. "What?" Balki asks. "Get out," Larry repeats,
"Get out now." "Well, excuse us for trying to bring a little bit
of joy into your lives," Balki says, "Come on, Mary Anne, letís
forget this whole ugly incident at the Square Dance Pavilion." Balki and
Mary Anne dance their way out the front door. Larry sits back down on the couch
and pats Jenniferís feet. "Larry, Iím a little hungry," Jennifer
says, "Would you fix me something to eat?" "Sure," Larry
answers. "Maybe some fresh fruit, a . . . a tossed salad, some cheese, a
pot roast with those little round potatoes . . . " Larry gets up to go to
the kitchen when Jennifer says, "Oh wait a minute, what am I thinking?
couldnít finish that much food. Um . . . forget the little potatoes."
Larry heads for the kitchen.
Jennifer suddenly starts to breath in
short exhales, looking concerned. Larry returns to the couch and says,
"Sweetheart, uh, if youíre going to practice your Lamaze breathing
remember you have to start with a cleansing breath." Larry breaths in
deeply and exhales twice to demonstrate. "Come on, try it with me
now," Larry encourages her, breathing in and exhaling again. "Larry,
Honey . . . Iím not practicing," Jennifer explains, "Iím having
the baby." "What?" Larry asks, startled, "What?"
"We have to go to the hospital," Jennifer says calmly, "Iíll,
um . . . Iíll write Balki and Mary Anne a note." "Okay, good,
good," Larry agrees as he slowly starts to panic, "You write them the
note. All right. All right. Iíll . . . Iíll get the car.
Where are the keys? All right, no, whereís the Maalox? Huh? No, whereís my jacket?
Where is your
suitcase?!" Larry runs around to the couch and pulls the cushions away to
sit next to Jennifer, breathing erratically.
Larry stops his crazy breathing and says
seriously, "Jen, we have to talk. Now, in the last week we have gone to the
hospital numerous times and you know how it goes, itís always the same. You
tell me youíre in labor, I have a mini-breakdown, somehow we get out the door,
I drive on the sidewalk, we get to the hospital and we find out it is false
labor . . . false labor, Jen. And then we come home and then I have to go back
to the hospital and have my blood pressure lowered. Now, I . . . I only have one
trip left in me, Jen. If weíre going to do this, I have to know that this is
the real thing." Jennifer takes Larryís hands in hers and assures him,
"This is the real thing, Larry. We have to go to the hospital.
have to go now."
"Okay . . . okay, all right, all right," Larry
sighs, patting her hand, "All right . . . all right . . . just . . . just
so long as you know what youíre getting yourself into." They get up from
the couch and Jennifer heads for the door. "Okay, all right. Here we
go!" Larry says, going into panic mode again, "All right, Iíll get
the car! All right, whereís my keys? All right, no. Where the Maalox?
my jacket? No, whereís the suitcase?!" Jennifer has the suitcase and is
walking out the door. "All right! Come on! Letís go!" Larry screams
as he runs after Jennifer, "Letís go! All right, here we go! Iím
breathing . . . too fast. Weíre not gonna make it. Just . . . clear the
sidwalks!" Larry runs out the door.
We see an establishing shot of the house
and the caption "Later That Day." Balki and Mary Anne enter through
the front door, dancing in a conga line fashion with an enormous teddy bear.
They sing, "Whoís got the pain when they do the mambo, whoís got the
pain when they go, ĎHoo!í Whoís got the pain when they do the mambo?
dunno who . . . do you? Someone must be sick with the heat, or stepping on
everyoneís feet, but if everyoneís feeling okay, why donít they just say
ĎOlť?í" On the last line they both flop back onto the couch with the
bear between them. "Oh, Balki, Iím sorry your boysenberry pig gut
preserves didnít win first prize," Mary Anne offers. "Well, thatís
okay," Balki says, "I guess they just . . . hated my guts!"
and Mary Anne both laugh at Balkiís joke. "Where do I come up with
them?" Balki asks as they raise the bearís arms to the sky. "Thank
you for winning Bobo for me," Mary Anne adds, "I just love him. Heís
Balki lifts the bear in front of him and
makes it say, "And I love you, too, Mary Anne! And remember, only you can
prevent forest fires!" Mary Anne giggles and Balki makes the bear snuggle
against her. "Okay!" Mary Anne laughs, "Okay, Bobo. Take a
break!" Balki and Mary Anne throw Bobo the bear over the back of the couch
and then settle in together on the couch. "Oh, Balki, look . . . a
note," Mary Anne says as she picks up Jenniferís note from the coffee
table and reads, "ĎWeíve gone to the hospital. Iím having my baby.í
Gee, I wonder who it could be from?" "For heavenís sake, Mary
Anne," Balki sighs, taking the note to examine it, "See, itís on my
stationery." They both stare at the note for a moment, thinking and saying,
"Hmmmmm." Suddenly they realize it together. "Itís from
Jennifer!" Mary Anne gasps as Balki says, "Itís from Cousin
Jennifer! Jenniferís having her baby!"
"We have to call the hospital,"
Mary Anne says and she pushes Balki back. "No, no, no, we have to go to the
florist!" Balki argues, pushing Mary Anne toward the door. "No, no,
no, we have to call the florist!" Mary Anne corrects, trying to get to the
phone. "Weíll go to the florist and call the hospital from the
florist," Balki says, and they both run to the open door. Jennifer and
Larry enter just as they reach the door and Balki and Mary Anne both gasp,
"Oh!" "Congratulations! Congratulations!" Mary Anne cries.
"Oh congratulations! You had a baby! Oh my goodness!" Balki cries.
Jennifer walks dejectedly over to the chair to sit down. "Weíre
home!" Larry says facetiously as he sits on the arm of the chair. "And
. . . and . . . and youíre home in only one day!" Balki points out,
"What stamina! You must be part Myposian!" "Oh, Jennifer, Iím
so happy for you . . . I think Iím gonna cry," Mary Anne sobs. "Jennifer didnít have the baby!" Larry points out with frustration.
"Well, that . . . that would explain why sheís still so huge," Balki
"You didnít have the baby?"
Mary Anne asks. "It was another false alarm," Jennifer explains.
"Oh!" Balki and Mary Anne sigh. "I hyperventilated, drove on the
sidewalk, Jennifer yelled, screamed, pulled the nurseís hair, you know . . .
the usual," Larry sighs. Mary Anne starts to giggle as she holds her
stomach. "Mary Anne, please, thereís nothing funny about what Iím going
through," Jennifer scolds. Mary Anne continues to giggle and says, "Iím
sorry, Jennifer. I wasnít laughing at you." She starts to giggle again.
"Oh, I know what it is," Balki says, "Youíre . . . youíre
thinking about the way I looked in the Fun House mirror." Balki makes
himself look thin and then squat. "No, but thatís funny, too," Mary
Anne giggles, then she says, "Oh, I feel all funny inside. I think Iím
having my baby." "Really?" Jennifer asks. "Yes," Mary
Anne confirms. Jennifer jumps up from the chair and pushes Balki down on the
couch, crying, "You canít be having your baby! Iím . . . Iím due
before you are! Itís my turn! Larry, make her stop!"
Jennifer pushes Larry toward Mary Anne.
"Oh, listen, um . . . uh, Mary Anne . . . this is . . . this is kind of a
touchy subject with Jennifer right now," Larry explains, "Is . . . is
there any way that . . . that you could just hold off hol . . . on having that
baby?" Mary Anne giggles even more intently and says, "I donít think
so, Larry! Oh, boy!" Balki stands up and says, "Okay, now listen
everyone. Listen, listen . . . hereís the plan. Now, uh . . . Jennifer, would
you please walk Mary Anne to the car? And um . . . Iíll call the doctor and
tell him to meet us at the hospital and Cousin Larry, you get the pig snout
pacifier. All right, go." Jennifer helps Mary Anne out the door and says,
"Mary Anne, youíre gonna hear a lot of ugly things about my behavior at
the hospital today. Unfortunately, itís all true." Balki has dialed the
phone and speaks calmly into the receiver. "Yes, hello. Uh, this is Balki
Bartokomous. My wife, Mary Anne Bartokomous, is on her way to the hospital.
is in labor. Would you . . . yes, Iíll hold."
After a moment Balki continues, "Oh
yes, hello. Ah . . . uh, yes, and would you please tell Dr. Ives that we are on
our way to the hospital and would he please meet us there? Okay, thank you.
Iím fine. Iím fine. Are you . . . are you okay? Thank you very much.
bye." Balki hangs up the phone. "Boy, you are gone!" Larry
comments. "Well, I will be in just a second," Balki agrees.
do you think you are fooling with this ĎI am in controlí act?" Larry
asks. "I am in control," Balki assures him as he pulls a knapsack from
the closet and heads for the front door. "No, you just think youíre in
control," Larry argues, "Youíre in the midst of a major
breakdown." "What?" Balki asks. "And youíre in
denial," Larry explains. "No, Iím not," Balki insists.
"See?" Larry asks, pointing knowingly. "Oh my god, youíre
right," Balki realizes, "What am I denying?" Larry pulls Balki
away from the door and explains, "All right, you are facing one of the most
important moments of your adult life and you are starting to realize that
millions of things can go wrong!"
"What can go wrong?" Balki asks.
"Well, just getting to the hospital," Larry points out, "What if
you run out of gas? What if you get stuck in a traffic jam? What if the
transmission falls out?" "What if I hit a cow and then I have to bury
it and comfort the other cows?" Balki asks. "Just go with those
feelings, buddy," Larry encourages, "Just . . . just let it happen.
ahead." "Oh Cousin," Balki cries, "Oh Cousin, I . . . I . .
. I . . . I didnít mean to hit her! She ran out in front of my car!
She was .
. . she was chasing a salt lick! One minute she was a happy, productive little
heifer, and the next . . . ground chuck." Balki sobs as Larry nods and pats
his back sympathetically. Just as Balki is about to continue, Jennifer runs into
"Guys, the most amazing thing just
happened! Mary Anne had the baby in the car!" "What?" Balki asks.
"Balki, you have a son!" Jennifer explains, and she hurries back
outside. Balki stands, stunned, then asks, "Did you hear that, Cousin?
have a son!" "Well, congratulations!" Larry says excitedly,
"Well, come on, weíve gotta get Ďem both to the hospital!" "Yeah, but . . . but what if something goes wrong?" Balki asks
worriedly, "What if, uh . . . what if, uh, I run out of gas or . . . or the
transmission on my car falls out . . . or I hit another cow. The other cows know
about me now!" "Okay, Balki . . . Balki . . . Balki!" Larry
urges, "Just get a hold of yourself!" "Yeah . . . yeah,"
Balki agrees, "Youíre right. Youíre right. Gotcha. Iím fine."
"Okay," Larry says as Balki smiles broadly and giggles, "Letís
go." "Okay," Balki agrees, and he falls backwards into a dead
faint as the scene fades to black.
Act two begins the next day at the house.
Larry, Jennifer and Balki are sitting on the couch in the living room. Balki is
looking at photographs in an accordion photo holder in his wallet. "Balki,
Iíve been going over this and over this," Jennifer says, "There has
to be something different that Mary Anne did that made her go into labor so
early. Iíve got to find out what it was and do it. Iíve got to have this
baby now!" "Well, Jennifer, no one wants you to have this baby more
than I do but I donít think anything Mary Anne did had anything to do with her
going into labor," Larry scoffs. "Maybe youíre right,
sweetheart," Jennifer smiles, "Would you fix me a Pop Tart? And cut it
into little tiny squares like I like it?" "Well, of course,
honey," Larry says, leaning over to kiss her, "Anything for my little
mother-to-be." They smile at each other cutely as Larry walks into the
As soon as Larry is gone, Jennifer turns
on Balki. "Balki, tell me everything Mary Anne did yesterday up until she
went into labor." "Okay, but first I have a really important question
for you," Balki says, holding a photo up to show Jennifer, "Is this
the cutest nose youíve ever seen in your life or what?" "Itís
adorable," Jennifer nods. "Donít worry . . . heíll grow into
it," Balki assures her. "Balki, what did Mary Anne do yesterday?"
Jennifer asks. "She had my child," Balki smiled proudly, "Little
Robespierre Boinki Bartokomous . . . a.k.a. . . . " "The cutest baby
in the world," Jennifer says along with Balki. "Ooh!" Balki
exclaims as he looks at the picture again, "Iíve taken a photograph of
him every hour for the last two days . . . and Iíve just realized if I flip
them real fast you can see him grow." Balki pulls the accordion photo
holder open quickly, then again, saying, "Babyís first steps!"
"Oh, okay, okay, okay," Jennifer
says, making Balki stop, "Balki, I need to know everything Mary Anne did
leading up to the birth of little Robespierre Boinki." "Well, letís
see, uh . . . she didnít do much of anything until we went to the fair,"
Balki explains, "Mary Anne spent thirty-six dollars at the coin toss and
she won a moustache comb which . . . which she gave to the Bearded Lady Ďcause
sheís such a giving soul. And all that time, unbeknownst to us, little
Robespierre Boinki was planning to make his little entrance into the
world." Balki giggles and shows Jennifer another photo, saying, "Look
at those cheeks! Donít you just want to pinch them?" "I want to have
my own little baby with little cheeks to pinch," Jennifer says seriously,
"I want to have forty-eight pictures of my own baby." "Forty-nine if you count the double exposure," Balki points out,
"Look, see where itís like a car coming through his head?"
"Balki, you could help me have this
baby," Jennifer states. "Huh?" Balki asks worriedly. "You
could help little Robespierre Boinki have a little cousin to play with,"
Jennifer continues, "All you have to do is just tell me what Mary Anne
did." Balki thinks and answers, "After the coin toss we went for a
helium balloon ride and then she wanted a corn dog, which I really donít
understand Ďcause itís not corn and itís not a dog. What is it?"
Larry has re-entered the room carrying a plate with a Pop Tart on it.
"Jennifer, are you still trying to figure out what Mary Anne did?"
Larry asks as he sits beside her on the couch, "Because I donít . . .
" "Balloon ride," Jennifer interrupts, "It makes perfect
sense. She went up in a balloon, the air pressure changed, she went into
labor." "Well, that is ridiculous," Larry argues, "A . . . a
balloon ride couldnít possibly have made Mary Anne go into labor."
"Cousin, it makes perfect
sense," Balki counters, "It happens to Myposian astronauts all the
time. We have a birth on every shuttle. Of course, they only go up as far as we
can throw them but still the principle is exactly the same." Balki grabs
Jennifer by the arm and pulls her to the front door, exclaiming, "Come on,
Jennifer! Letís go get little Robespierre Boinki a little cousin!"
"Wait . . . wait," Larry says quietly. "Come on!" Balki
continues, "Weíll put them in a crib, make them do the Dance of Joy . . .
their little booties . . . " "Hey! Hey! Now hold it, hold it, hold
it!" Larry complains as he gets up to stop them, "What are . . . are
you two out of your minds? I . . . I am not gonna let my wife float hundreds of
feet in the air in a . . . in a balloon." "Cousin, itís not hundreds
of feet," Balki points out, "Itís just fifty feet up and it goes and
. . . and thereís rope holding it to the ground. You know, I bet . . . I bet
we could see the hospital from it! Maybe . . . maybe I could ask Mary Anne to
take a picture of me from little Robespierre Boinkiís point of view!"
Balki turns and opens the front door then
walks out. "Come on, Larry, we have to get to the fair," Jennifer
says. She tries to leave but Larry holds her back. "Now . . . now,
sweetheart, listen . . . listen . . . " Larry urges, "I know you are
not going to like this but I absolutely forbid you to go up in a balloon!"
After seeing Jenniferís expression of cool anger, Larry adds timidly,
"Now, is . . . is . . . is that gonna be a problem, sweetheart?"
"What do you think?" Jennifer asks. After a moment, Larry answers,
"I think weíre going for a balloon ride." Larry motions for Jennifer
to leave and follows her, when Balki appears in the doorway, pushing the photos
of his baby in Jenniferís face and asking, "You see them eyelashes?"
"Yes, theyíre adorable," Jennifer nods as she pushes Balki out the
door. " You see those . . . ?" Balki continues as they leave.
We next see an establishing shot of a fair
grounds. A large hot air balloon is located near the back of the fair.
with a large hammer is walking away from a strength test, passing the balloon as
several other people walk by. Jennifer hurries toward the balloon, calling
behind her, "Will you guys please hurry up?" Larry comes quickly after
her, pulling Balki along by the arm. "Weíre coming, sweetheart!"
Larry assures Jennifer. As some people pass by, Balki breaks away from Larry and
approaches them to show off his baby pictures. "Look at my little boyís
little bottom . . . " Balki begins. Larry runs back and grabs Balki and pulls him
to the balloon ride. But there is a sign in front of the ride saying,
"Balloon ride closed." "I donít believe this," Jennifer
complains, "The balloon is closed." "Uh oh," Balki says,
"Looks like Howard took the day off." "Whoís Howard?"
"Well, he runs the balloon
ride," Balki explains, "Heís also a wine connoisseur, philosopher
and his thumbs are double-jointed. They bend all
the way back. Mine wonít
reach." Balki is trying to bend his thumbs back without success.
they will," Larry argues, and he pushes Balkiís thumb back, causing Balki
to cry, "Oh!" in pain. "Okay," Larry says, "Now letís
. . . letís just forget Howard. Letís go!" "Iím not leaving here
until Iíve gone up in this balloon!" Jennifer insists as she pulls the
rope with flags on it cordoning off the area aside and runs to the balloonís
basket. "Now . . . now . . . now where do we find this Howard person?"
Jennifer asks. Balki starts to answer but Larry interrupts, saying,
"Sweetheart, we are in no condition to be running all over Chicago
looking for some clown named Howard." "Excuse me, Cousin, Howard is
not the clown," Balki corrects, "Arthur is the clown. Heís right
over there, next to the fortune teller." He calls out, "Arthur!
Arthur? Cousin Larry needs to laugh!" "Thank you . . . thank
you," Larry tries to stop Balki. Balki points toward Arthur and giggles.
"Hereís what weíre gonna
do," Larry says, "Weíre just gonna go home, get a good nightís
rest and . . . and just be here bright and early tomorrow morning." "Thatís exactly what I would suggest," Balki agrees.
you," Larry smiles. "If today didnít happen to be the last day of
the fair," Balki adds. "Oh god!" Jennifer cries, "Oh god, Iím
never gonna have this baby! Iím never gonna have forty-eight pictures!
never gonna have any chubby little cheeks to pinch! Iím just gonna have this
huge stomach for the rest of my life!" "No, you wonít,
Jennifer," Balki assures her, "Iíll take you up in the balloon
myself." "Oh, thank you, Balki!" Jennifer says gratefully, giving
him a hug. "No! Hey now!" Larry argues, "Hey, letís not get
crazy!" "Itís too late, Larry," Jennifer says coolly, "I
am way past crazy. Iím going up in this balloon with . . . or without
you." Jennifer starts to climb into the balloonís basket. "All
right, all right! Hold it, hold it, hold it!" Larry cries, stopping her.
Balki, "Balki? Balki, are
. . . are you sure you can do this?" "Well, of course I am!
ridiculous," Balki says, "Just like the balloons we have on Mypos.
Only ours donít have any air in them and they donít have any baskets. We
call them drop cloths." "Letís get going," Jennifer says.
"All right, all right . . . wait, wait," Larry urges, "Let us
help you in. Here. Come on, Balki. Just, just . . . here we go . . . here we go
. . . " Larry and Balki lift Jennifer by the legs and hoist her up so sheís
sitting on the edge of the basket with Larry holding her legs. "All right,
all right, Iíve got her," Larry says. Balki has pulled out his baby
pictures again and is showing one to them, saying, "I just got these two
back . . . " "Just get in," Larry orders, "Just get in and
help her in the basket." Finally Larry snarls, "Help her in the
basket!" Balki runs around to the back of the basket and climbs in so he is
standing behind Jennifer.
"All right . . . all right . . . here
we go . . . " Larry says. Balki grabs Jennifer from over her stomach he and
Larry lift her into the basket. "All right, there you go. Okay.
good!" Larry says, not seeing that Balki has flipped her upside down and
out of the other side of the basket. Larry runs around to the side of the basket
to get in as Jennifer comes around on the outside from the back. "Good
girl," Larry says, "Balki, help me in." "Quick, quick,
quick, quick," Balki encourages Larry. Once Larry is in the basket he and
Balki realize Jennifer is standing outside. They turn around to look behind them
to confirm that Jennifer is not in the basket. "All right, wait there,
sweetheart," Larry says, "Wait there!" Balki and Larry climb out
on opposite sides of the basket. "Hang on! Hang on, we . . . weíll be
right there," Larry says. Jennifer boosts herself onto the edge of the
basket and swings her legs inside as Larry and Balki run around to the front.
Now Jennifer is in the basket and Larry and Balki are standing outside.
"All right, come on," Larry
sighs, and he and Balki run around to the sides of the balloon and climb in,
fumbling as they topple over the sides. "Oh, Larry!" Jennifer sighs as
Larryís legs get caught up in the flags around the balloon, "There we go.
Okay." Jennifer helps Larry and Balki to their feet and now they are all
standing inside the basket. "Okay, now letís see," Balki says as he
look at the two ropes hanging over the edge, "Um . . . yeah . . . yeah, itís
all coming back to me now. I was here, and, uh . . . and Howard was over there
and . . . and the McNultyís were back there and . . . and Mary Anne was right
behind me. And, uh . . . yeah, this, uh . . . this rope, eh . . . it lets you go
up and that one brings you back down." Larry looks over the side of the
basket at the ropes. "Nope, I think itís this one," Larry argues,
"See . . . see the way itís tied down there? This is clearly the
one." "Larry, are you sure you guys know what youíre doing?"
Jennifer asks. "Absolutely," Larry insists. "Well, itís obvious
to anyone with a brain," Balki adds. "This is the one," Larry and
Balki both state, each pointing to their different rope.
"Cousin, Iím kinda sure itís this
one," Balki says. "Kinda sure?" Larry asks skeptically, "Kinda
sure? Kinda sure isnít gonna cut it. Balki, I am positive it is this
one." Larry unties his rope as Balki simultaneously unties his rope and
says, "No, I was in the basket, I know." As they untie both ropes, the
balloon starts to rise into the air. A little girl runs over to watch the
balloon as it goes up. "Well, now youíve done it!" Balki and Larry
yell at each other at the same time, "You pulled the wrong rope! Now we canít
get back down!" The little girl waves goodbye to them as they go higher.
"Donít worry, sweetheart, everything is under control," Larry
assures Jennifer, "Balki, get this thing back down on the ground!"
"I canít get back! I donít know how it works!" Balki cries. "Oh my god!" Jennifer cries, "The wind is picking up!
staring to drift!" A caption comes up which reads, "To Be Continued .
. . " and the episode ends.
A series of outtakes were shown under the
end credits. Itís from the scene when Mary Anne and Balki are on the couch
with the huge bear between them after coming home from the fair. Rebeca, as Mary
Anne, laughs as sheís saying, "Balki, Iím sorry your boysenberry pig
gut preserves . . . " Rebeca and Bronson both laugh. "Stop it!"
Rebeca scolds Bronson. Trying again, Rebeca gets out, "Balki, Iím sorry
your boysenberry pig gut preserves did . . . " They both break down
laughing again. "Iím really sorry it didnít win first prize,"
Rebeca blurts out quickly. On another take, Rebeca says, "Balki, Iím
sorry your boysenberry pig gut . . . preserves didnít . . . " before
stumbling on the line. She tries again and says, "Balki, Iím sorry your
boysenberry pig gut preserves . . . " Bronson is laughing and Rebeca starts
to giggle again. Trying again, Rebeca says, "Balki, Iím sorry your
boysenberry pig gut preserves didnít win first prize . . . " but again
they laugh. Rebeca plays with Boboís nose before trying again. As Rebeca is
about to try it again, Bronson looks at the camera and says, "Weíll be right
back with a word from our sponsors!" As the credits end, Rebeca tries
again, "Balki, Iím sorry your boysenberry pig gut . . . " but it
comes out strangely and she and Bronson look confused.
There are a few differences between the shooting script dated
August 18, 1992 and the episode which aired:
this version of the script, Larry was to head upstairs after throwing his jacket
over Jennifer's head.
Balki says, "No, it's not Balki's bedroom" in this script instead of
"No, it's not my bedroom."
After Mary Anne tells them that Balki is going to enter his boysenberry pig gut
preserves in the jams and jellies contest, Balki adds, "This could be my
After Mary Anne says, "We want to be first in line for the petting zoo
before the animals get cranky," Balki adds, "Last time one of the baby
camels nipped at her kneecaps." "I hated that," Mary Anne
Mary Anne thanks Balki for winning Bobo for her, Balki says, "Well, when I
saw they had a sheep-shearing competition, I knew the big bear was in the
When Mary Anne and Balki are looking at the note, and Mary Anne wonders who it's
from, Balki says, "Oh for heaven's sake, Mary Anne. Okay, it's on my
stationery. See, it says, 'From the knapsack of Balki Bartokomous.'
And whoever wrote it dotted their 'I's with little hearts like Jennifer.
Hmmm." Then they realize it's from Jennifer.
As Jennifer and Mary Anne are walking out the front door to go to the car,
Jennifer says, "Mary Anne, if you get that big, redheaded nurse, don't pull
her hair. It's a wig."
In this version of the script Balki was to sing to the Muzak while waiting on
hold with the doctor's office.
In this script Balki says the cow was chasing a ball instead of a salt lick.
After finding out Mary Anne had his son in the car, Larry says they need to get
them both to the hospital. "Don't worry, Cousin, I'm fine,"
Balki assures him, "Everything is under control." "Better
take an umbrella," Larry notes, "It looks like rain." This
is when Balki passes out.
beginning of Act Two actually started with Balki, Jennifer and Larry entering
through the front door and Balki looking through a stack of picture.
"I'm a Papa, I'm a Papa!" Balki says happily, "Cousin, just
think, when my little boy grows up and says, 'Dad, do you want to play Boochie
Tag?' or 'Dad, what's with the the silly accent?' he'll be talking to me, to me,
to me!" This is when Jennifer says he's been trying to figure out
what caused Mary Anne to go into labor so early.
Balki asks Jennifer, off one of the photos, "Look at those cheeks.
Don't you just want to pinch them?", Jennifer says, "I do. I
really do." "Go ahead, pinch them," Balki encourages,
"Go ahead." "But you know what else I want, Balki?"
Jennifer asks, then she talks about wanting her own baby with cheeks to pinch,
In this script Larry does not bend Balki's thumb back and he simply says,
"Well, so much for Howard. Let's get out of here."
After Balki tells Arthur the Clown that Larry needs to laugh, Larry laughs
half-heartedly then adds, "Thanks, Arthur."
At the end of the last scene, Balki comments, "Look, Cousin, I can see our
house from here."
on to the next episode . . .