Strangers Episode Guide
61 - That Old Gang of Mine
First Air Date:
January 13, 1989
Nielsen Rating: 16.0 HH
TV Guide Description: To
overcome his heartbreak when Mary Anne moves to London, Balki joins a club --
the "Motor Psychos," bikers who plan a hair-raising initiation for
their newest member.
Created by: Dale McRaven
Written by: Robert Blair
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Bronson Pinchot: Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker: Larry Appleton
Melanie Wilson: Jennifer Lyons
Rebeca Arthur: Mary Anne
Belita Moreno: Miss Lydia Markham
Jo Marie Payton-France: Harriette Winslow
Diane Delano: Flame
Earl Finn: Growling Biker
Special Guest Star:
John Matuszak as Cobra
Appearances: Dimitri can be seen in the first scene sitting on the
bookshelf with a female sheep companion. In the second scene, Dimitri is
alone and laying upside down on the shelf, looking forlorn. Finally in the
last scene Dimitri can be seen wearing biker gear.
"A lip balm?"
"Cousin, Iím halluciginating!"
ridiculous: Not said in this episode.
used in this episode:
Lydiaís way of pronouncing "Lar-ry"
"Oh my Lord!"
"Cousins should joke more!"
Other running jokes
used in this episode:
Harriette insults Lydia
The Dance of Joy
Larry and Balki babble together for a while, then stop and say something in
We find out in this episode how Larry first got into photography.
- The title of this episode is derived from the standard song That Old
Gang of Mine, which is an ideal number for singing barbershop quartet.
There is also a song entitled Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of
- Balkiís comment about the opening of the Myposí
version of Wide World of Sports, "The thrill of victory, the agony
of the sheep" is a reference to the classic ABC Wide World of Sports theme
in which the line "The thrill of victory and the agony
of defeat" was immortalized. Footage of ski jumper Vinko Bogataj
slipping at the bottom of the ramp and crashing over a small outbuilding to the
ground below became synonymous with that famous catchphrase from the late 1970's
- Making a fabulous guest turn in this episode was
John Matuszak, who turned the character Cobra into a hilarious threatening biker
giant. Matuszak was a former professional football player who delved into
acting, using his huge frame to good effect. His most notable movie role
was probably as the character Sloth in The Goonies. Sadly John
Matuszak died far too young in 1989 from heart failure.
Equally hilarious in her role as Balkiís "old lady," Flame,
was Diane Delano, who went on to appear in an episode of Meego as well.
She also has had regular roles on The Ellen Show, ER, and Joan of
- Once again Balki and Larry use the "one two
three . . . lift!" rhythm that they learned so well while trying to move a
piano up several flights of stairs in Piano Movers. Here they use
it to try to get themselves off a wall after the Motor Psychos place them on
coat rack hooks.
- Speaking of hanging people up on a wall, this
same device was used on both Happy Days (in an episode called Fonzie
Meets Kat, although in that instance Potsie and Ralph were sitting in chairs
that were put up on the wall) and Laverne and Shirley in the episode
titled The Robbery, which was particularly hilarious.
- There is another Wizard of Oz reference in
this film when Balki begs Larry to impersonate the Scarecrow in the scene where
Dorothy asks him the way to the Emerald City.
This episode includes a unique look outside Balki and Larryís kitchen
window at night, where one can clearly see an adjacent building with a large,
round stained glass window at their height, reminiscent of a church window under
an A-frame rooftop. This set has been outside the window for most of
season four but has never been seen lit up in such a way until this episode.
However from the exterior establishing shots of the apartment itís clear there
is no building that size at that angle outside their window! Season three
had exteriors of buildings that seemed to be across the street instead.
Did somebody build a church next to their building during the summer hiatus?
We wonít even mention the fact that there are windows in their bathroom, even
though their apartment is in the middle of the building! And while weíre
at it, this might be a good time to point out that the fire escape ladders on
the establishing shots run straight up and down, while from inside the apartment
they appear to be slanted.
- Balki tells Larry that sheep vaulting is the
number one spectator sport on Mypos. But in the episode Ladies and
Germs Larry mentions that spitting for distance is the foremost spectator
sport on Mypos.
- Bronson has a very hard time keeping a straight
face when he and Mark are trying to get off the coat rack.
episode begins with a night time establishing shot of the apartment building.
We hear Jenniferís voice over this shot, saying, "Okay, Mary Anne, say
goodbye. Weíve got to hurry or youíll miss your plane."
Inside, Jennifer and Mary Anne are leaving and Balki is kissing Mary Anne
goodbye. There is a computer printed sign on the back wall which reads
"Goodbye Mary Anne." "Good luck!" Balki wishes her,
"Good luck on your new job." "Thanks," Mary Anne
replies, "Iíll write every day, I promise." "Okay,"
Balki says as he kisses her hand. She walks out the door saying,
"Bye!" as Balki waves goodbye to her. Larry closes the door and
then looks at Balki sympathetically. "Well, Balki, I . . . guess
youíre feeling a lot of pain right now," Larry surmises. "Oh,
no no, Cousin," Balki assures him, "I mean sheís going away but . .
. but that donít change our feelings for one another and . . . she stop by
when sheís in the neighborhood." Balki walks to the couch and
starts to clear the coffee table while Larry eyes him in disbelief.
"Stop by when sheís in the
neighborhood? Balki, Mary Anne is moving to London!" Larry points
out, "I know what youíre feeling. Iíve
been there." "Youíve been to London?" Balki asks
excitedly. "No," Larry says with a pained expression, then
motions for Balki to sit on the couch with him, "Here, Balki, sit down.
Iíve had a traumatic experience like the one youíre about to have.
When I was in fifth grade I was in love with Carolyn Schmeiser. Every day
weíd eat lunch together . . . walk home from school holding hands . . . and
then one day she dropped a bomb on me." Balki stares in shock,
asking, "She was a terrorist?" Larry shakes his head slightly
and says, "No." "The bomb, was it a water bomb?" Balki
asks. "No," Larry answers, trying to be patient. "A
flea and tick bomb?" Balki asks. "Balki, no, no," Larry
struggles, "Just . . . just . . . just listen." Balki sits up
straight and leans slightly in Larryís direction to listen.
"Carolynís father bought a cattle ranch in Texas," Larry continues,
"and she told me sheíd write every day and sheíd spend her summer
vacations in Madison and weíd always be together." "A lip
balm?" Balki asks.
eyes Balki with extreme aggravation. "Try not to speak . . . until I
point to you," Larry suggests, "Okay?" Balki sits straight
again, looking disciplined. "Well, for a while I got a letter from
Carolyn every day," Larry continues, "and then once a week. Then
a card at Christmas. Then . . . nothing. And the girl I had loved
was gone . . . forever." Larry eyes Balki, whose expression is
growing sadder by the second. Waiting for the right moment, Larry slowly
points to Balki who sobs, "Thatís the saddest story . . . Iíve ever
heard." After a moment, Balki asks, "What does that have to do
with Mary Anne?" "Itís the same thing," Larry explains,
"Mary Anneís new life will be filled with . . . with glamour and
excitement. Well . . . sheíll be too tired to write. Sheíll
forget to call. She wonít have time to visit. Balki, she means
well but face it, that chick is gone." Balki has a look of shock and
pain on his face, gasping, "Oh Cousin! I had no idea I hurt so much
until you pointed it out to me." "Hey," Larry offers,
slapping a comforting hand on Balkiís shoulder, "thatís what friends
In the next scene it is late at night and
Balki is sitting at a small kitchen table, looking out the window. Larry
shuffles out of his bedroom and to the light switch by the front door, turning
on the lights. He sees Balki sitting in the kitchen and walks to the
kitchen. "Balki, itís three oíclock in the morning. What
are you doing?" "Iím listening to the refrigerator turn on and
sighs sadly. "Well, that sounds like something worth doing,"
Larry says sarcastically, walking over to him, "Balki, why donít you try
and get some sleep?" "No, Cousin," Balki argues.
"We need to go to work in a few hours," Larry says, squinting through
sleepy eyes. "I donít care," Balki cries, "I . . . it
donít matter!" He gets up and motions in frustration, moving to the
counter, "All . . . I . . . I canít eat, I canít sleep, I canít do
anything except think about . . . except think about . . . Mary Anne."
Balki leans against the counter and cries. "You feel like you wanna
die, donít ya?" Larry asks. Balki looks up at Larry and nods,
lowering his head again. "Balki, if you wanna stop thinking about
Mary Anne, you know what you have to do?" Larry asks. "No,"
Balki answers. "You have to get yourself a hobby!" Larry
suggests. "A hobby?" Balki asks. "Yes! Yes, a
hobby," Larry confirms, "Something new and exciting to take your mind
off her. I got over Carolyn Schmeiser by taking up photography."
"Really?" Balki asks through his tears. "Yes! I spent
so much time taking pictures that I forgot all about her."
"Really?" Balki asks. "Yes. I even joined a photography
club, met a lot of people." "Really?" Balki asks.
Larry nods, "There must be something that youíve always wanted to
do." "No, there isnít," Balki sobs. "Thereís got
to be one thing that you have always dreamed of doing," Larry prods.
Balki looks up with a stunned expression. "There is one thing."
"Good! What is it?" Larry asks. "Sheep
vaulting!" Balki answers. "Well, there ya go!" Larry smiles
enthusiastically, then thinks about it and asks, "Sheep vaulting?"
"Cousin, it is the number one spectator sport on Mypos," Balki
explains, "Stop me if Iíve told you this before . . . I was actually
there when Tony Tomopolos jumped over thirty-seven sheep in one vault.
Unfortunately he was trying for thirty-eight. On Mypos they still use that
shot at the beginning of Wide World of Sports. They call it ĎThe thrill
of victory, the agony of the sheep.í" "Sheep vaulting?"
Larry asks again in confusion, "Balki, I donít think sheep vaulting
has hit the States yet. But just look what talking about a new hobby has
done for you already." "What has it done for me?" Balki
asks. "Itís taken your mind off her," Larry explains.
"Who?" Balki asks. "Mary Anne," Larry answers.
Balki breaks down in tears again, dropping his head into his hands on the
counter. "Sorry," Larry apologizes.
The next scene takes place at the Chicago
Chronicle basement. The elevator door opens and Harriette hurries Lydia
over to where Larry is standing by Balkiís table. "Iím telliní
ya, go ahead," Harriette urges Lydia, "Ask him where Balki is."
"Where is Balki?" Lydia asks. "He took the day off,"
Larry answers. Lydia looks shocked. "Ask him why,"
Harriette says. "Why?" Lydia asks. "As I explained to
Harriette, Balki has been very upset ever since Mary Anne moved to London so I
gave him a little advice about how to handle it and heís out . . . following
my advice," Larry answers. "Now ask him what the advice
was," Harriette prompts. Lydia motions to Larry to tell her.
"I told him if he wanted to take his mind off Mary Anne he should find a
hobby," Larry explains, "Maybe join a club. I told him to check
out coin collecting, model building, historical walks . . . " Lydia
holds her hand up to stop him. "Uh . . . Balki is suffering from a
broken heart and you told him to take historical walk?" Lydia asks,
"Take it from a professional advice columnist, Larry . . . your advice
"I canít believe Iím about to say
this," Harriette comments, "but Lydiaís right." "Wha
. . . Harriette!" Lydia cries in delight, "Oh,
thank you!" "If Balki doesnít get some help heís gonna end
up as crazy as she is," Harriette adds. Lydia rolls her eyes in
frustration. "You just cannot pay me a compliment and let it drop,
can you? I mean, would it kill you just to be nice?"
"Nice?" Harriette cries, "Iíve got one nerve left and youíre
leaning on it." Harriette walks back to the elevator with a stunned
Lydia following behind her. "Youíll see!" Larry calls after
them, "When Balki finds a hobby . . . heíll be a new man."
Lydia rolls her eyes at Larry as Hariette closes the elevator door. There
is a roaring sound from the parking garage and Larry looks curious.
Suddenly Balki rides into the basement on a motorcycle. He is dressed as a
tough biker, wearing a helmet with flames on it, a leather vest with chains and
ripped jeans. Larry stares at Balki in disbelief as the scene fades.
two begins where the first act ended, with Balki sitting on the roaring
motorcycle. Larry walks over to him as Balki reaches down and shuts off
the ignition. "What did you do?" Larry asks. Balki stares
at Larry with a tough expression, saying firmly, "I joined a club."
"What? The Peter Fonda Fan Club?" Larry asks.
"No," Balki answers, "The Motor Psychos." "The
Motor Psychos?" Larry asks in disbelief. "The Motor
Psychos," Balki repeats, still talking in a smooth, serious voice, "If
youíre looking for trouble, weíll help you find it." Balki takes
off his helmet and becomes himself again, saying, "I think theyíre kind
of a public service organization." Balki tosses his helmet to Larry
and climbs off the bike. Larry sets the helmet down on the motorcycle and
eyes Balki warily as Balki lifts his foot to rest on the motorcycle seat.
my Lord!" Larry exclaims, eyeing Balkiís right arm, "You got a
tattoo." "Itís not a real tattoo, itís a loaner," Balki
explains. Larry looks pained but Balki continues enthusiastically.
"Cousin, you were right. Joining a club is just what I needed to help
me to get my mind off of . . . that person Iím trying to get my mind off of.
You should join, too. Then we can ride our hogs together!"
"I donít want to ride a hog," Larry says emphatically, "I
donít want to join the club. Iíve heard about the Motor Psychos.
They are awful people." "No theyíre not!" Balki argues,
"The Motor Psychos are a swell bunch of guys. Iíve got an
initiation ceremony to get to." Balki mounts the motorcycle and puts
the helmet back on. "Balki, you are not joining that club,"
Larry orders. "Oh, yes I am," Balki replies, turning the key to
turn on the power. "All right, Balki, listen to me . . . " Larry
begins. Balki starts the bike and revs the motor. Larry keeps
talking but all we can see is his mouth moving as Balki drives further into the
basement to turn around then passes Larry as he exits through the parking
garage, with Larry still protesting in vain.
The next scene takes place at a bar called
Wild Billís Beer Bar. Several people on motorcycles pull up outside.
Inside the bar, a
large man is seen walking past a biker chick who is leaned back in a chair at a
table. Balki enters and walks toward the large man, who continues walking
and bumps into Balki, knocking him backwards and out through the front door
again. The man looks down, as if an insect had bumped into him, then
shrugs it off as he walks to the juke box, leaning down to look at the
selections. Balki enters again, looking rattled and walking in a pained
way. He approaches the large man and leans down to say, "Hi,
Cobra!" "Hey, kid, how ya doiní?" Cobra asks, grabbing Balki by
the neck and shaking him vigorously. "Oh, just fine, thank you,"
Balki answers, trying to sound fine while being shaken like a rat.
"Sorry Ďbout that," Cobra offers facetiously. "Oh,
thatís okay," Balki assures him, "I got another neck."
Cobra laughs and says "Thatís great!" as he slams Balki on the back,
knocking him several feet.
everybody! The funny kidís back!" Cobra announces. The bar
patrons cheer and Balki holds his hands up to acknowledge them. "So,
Cobra, when is the initiation?" Balki asks. "You know the
rules," Cobra says, "You canít be a Motor Psycho (he turns his head
and puts an emphasis on the word Ďpsychoí) Ďtil you get yourself an old
lady." "Oh, well I know that rule," Balki replies, "I
stopped at the senior citizenís home on the way over here. I gotta tell
ya, those old ladies can really put up a fight." Cobra laughs,
hooking an arm around Balki and shaking him again. "Donít worry,
kid. Iíll take care of ya. Iíll get you one." He
looks around the bar and spots the woman at the table. "Yo,
Flame!" he calls. She slowly turns to look at him as Cobra explains,
"Flameíll be your old lady." Cobra addresses the bar patrons,
saying, "Itís initiation time!" The gang all acknowledge this
with approving sounds. "Iíll go get the pit bulls," Cobra
tells Balki, and he walks to the bar.
stands up and walks toward Balki, who backs away from her menacing figure as she
approaches. She hooks an arm around his neck and motions to the table
where they return. She pulls a chair away from the table and Balki says,
"Oh, thank you very much, donít mind if I do," before she pushes him
down roughly into the seat and pushes it back against the table. She sits
in the chair next to his and throws her leg up on the table in front of him.
At this moment Larry walks into the bar, looking very out of place in his jacket
and tie. A biker guy exiting the bar stops to growl at him and Larry looks
scared. Larry scans the place until he spots Balki sitting at the table
with Flame. "For an old lady, youíre in remarkable shape,"
Balki notes. "Clean liviní," Flame explains.
Larry walks up to Balki and nudges him to
get his attention, trying not to alert any of the gang members to his presence.
jumps up and cries, "Oh Cousin! Cousin, you changed your mind about
the Motor Psychos! Now weíre both going to be members! Now we are
so happy, we do the Dance of Joy!" Balki starts to do the Dance of
Joy but Larry stops him, saying, "Stop it! No, no. I have not
changed my mind about the Motor Psychos. I came down here to talk some
sense into you! Now, come on . . . letís go." Larry grabs
Balkiís hand and turns around, not aware that Cobra has walked up behind him.
Larry walks into Cobra, his face in Cobraís chest. Slowly Larry looks up
into the face above his. "Whoís the pocket yuppie?" Cobra asks
Balki. "Oh, this is my Cousin Larry," Balki explains,
"Cousin, this is my new friend Cobra. Itís spelled just like the
snake." "Well, itís very nice to meet you, Mr. Cobra,"
Larry offers nervously. Larry points to Cobraís bolo tie and says,
"Great tie. Nice look for you. Listen, Iíd love to stay and
chat but I really just stopped by to get Balki, so if youíll excuse us . . .
Cobra holds a hand up to stop Larry.
"Hey! Kid stays. He makes us laugh." "Well, you
know, if itís laughs youíre looking for I . . . I
could send you some comedy albums," Larry offers, "Do you like Steve
Martin? Robin Williams? What about Jay Leno? He rides a
motorcycle." "Jay Leno," Cobra muses, "Jay Lenoís
funny . . . but heís no Garry Shandling!" Cobra advances on Larry,
backing him further into the bar. "I . . . I can get Shandling!"
Larry says. By now most of the gang is surrounding Larry. "You
know what I think, pal?" Cobra asks, "I think you came to the wrong
place at the wrong time." Larry is now backed up against the wall
with two gang members on either side of him. Cobra snaps his fingers and
the two men lift Larry up and hook him by the back of his jacket onto a coat
rack peg. "What are you doing to my Cousin Larry?" Balki asks,
running to Larry to try to help him down, "Cousin, I . . . "
Cobra grabs Balki and pulls him back. "Itís just a little game we
play," Cobra assures Balki, "Itís called target practice."
Iím beginning to think thereís a dark side to you," Balki says, then
crosses his arms, stating, "I donít think I wanna be in your club."
"Thatís okay," Cobra says, patting Balkiís back, "You donít
have to join. But . . . weíre still going to go ahead with
initiation." Cobra turns Balki so his back is to the wall and snaps
his fingers. The two gang members lift Balki onto another coat rack peg.
The gang member who growled at Larry rushes back in and yells, "Hey!
A beer truck just overturned down the street! Thereís free beer for
everyone!" The gang rushes outside. Cobra points a threatening
finger at Larry and Balki, saying, "Iíll be back!" He turns
and exits after the gang. Balki and Larry immediately start trying to get
off the coat rack, but their efforts are futile. Larry throws his arms and
legs out is if trying to jump straight off. Balki swings back and forth,
trying to reach behind to unhook himself.
"All right, Balki. Balki!
Stop!" Larry says, realizing theyíre not getting anywhere, "Let me
help you down." Larry tries to help Balki
get down, letting Balki place a hand on his head as he reaches behind Balkiís
back to try to pull him up. "One two three . . . lift!" Larry
calls, as Balki pushes away from the wall and pulls Larryís head down, but
otherwise goes nowhere. "One two three . . . lift!" Larry tries
again, with the same result. He tries once more and it still doesnít
work. "All right, stop," Larry says, but Balki keep going
through the same motions, pushing Larryís head down over and over and Larry
says, "Stop! Stop!" Finally Larry cries, "Balki, stop
it!" The hang for a moment, swinging slightly as they try to think of
what to do. Larry looks around below them and spots a chair nearby.
He nudges Balki, saying, "Balki, reach for that chair." Balki
looks at the chair and then reaches out with his arms to try to grab it, only of
course thereís no way he can reach it that way. Larry crosses his eyes
in frustration as Balki continues to try to reach the chair with his arms,
growing more elaborate in his poses.
"Balki . . . with your foot!"
Larry clarifies, "Reach with your foot. Go ahead. Go
ahead." Balki braces himself against Larry and the wall and pushes
out to reach with his foot toward the chair. "Reach!" Larry
urges, "Good! Go ahead!" Balki can just touch
the chair with his foot and tries again. "All right, let me
help," Larry offers and he starts pushing Balki toward the chair as Balki
stretches out his foot. After several tries Balki manages to hook the
chair with his toe and pull it closer. "All right, pull it
over!" Larry encourages him, as Balki pulls the chair beneath himself and
then with Larryís help stands on the arms to lift himself up off the wall.
Balki jumps down from the chair and Larry sighs with relief. "Okay,
Balki, help me down," Larry says. "Cousin . . . Cousin . . . do
it for me!" Balki begs. "No, no, Balki!" Larry says
worriedly. "Oh please, Cousin!" Balki pleads, "Please!
Please, Mr. Scarecrow . . . which way to the Emerald City?" Realizing
he has no choice, Larry complies, saying, "Some people go that way . . .
" pointing in one direction, " . . . and some people that way . . .
" pointing the other direction, " . . . of course, people do go both
ways." "I love it! I love it! I love it!" Balki
cries with glee.
get me down!" Larry yells. Balki gets under Larry and lifts him up
onto his shoulders. With Larry sitting on his shoulders they head for the
door just as the Motor Psychos return. "Whatís this?" Flame
asks, "I thought I was ridiní with Kitten Lips." Larry gets
off Balkiís shoulders as Cobra orders, "Get Ďem!" Larry
grabs a beer bottle and cries out, "All right! Hold it! Donít
come any closer!" He hits the bottle on a nearby table to break it
and use as a weapon, only it doesnít break. Larry hits it again, still
nothing. He hits it repeatedly to no avail. Finally Cobra takes the
bottle from him and smashes it against his own head where it breaks into pieces.
"Is that what you were tryiní to do?" Cobra asks.
"Well, I wasnít going for the head," Larry notes.
and Balki start talking very quickly at the same time, Larry saying, "I was
going for the . . . (he motions hitting the bottle on the table) . . . hoping
for a jagged edge . . . something I could brandish about . . . " while
Balki is saying, "No, you were going like this . . . thereís a system to
it . . . we had that whole discussion about the elongation . . . you know
sometimes the label covers over the part of the bottle . . . " They
look up at Cobra and say together, "Yes, that was it!"
"Letís go!" Cobra orders and the gang closes in on Balki and Larry.
"Cousin, Cousin, Cousin," Balki says nervously. "Itís
initiation time!" Cobra announces. "Oh look!" Larry
suddenly cries, pointing away from them, "Thereís Elvis!" The
gang turns to look and Larry takes off for the door, but Balki is also looking
for Elvis. Larry has to run back and grab Balki as they both head for the
door. "Whereís Elvis? I donít see Elvis!" a few gang
members complain. "Cousin, I want to see . . . " Balki also
complains as they run. Cobra notices them running and shouts, "Hey!
Get those guys!" The gang chases through the front door after Balki
Back at the apartment, Larry and Balki
hurry inside and fumble to lock the deadbolt and chain. Larry turns to
Balki. "Are you sure we lost them?" Larry asks.
"Positive," Balki says. "Are you sure you didnít tell
them where you live?" Larry asks. "Positive,"
Balki confirms. "Are you sure you never told them your name?"
"Positive," Balki assures him. "Ah, good," Larry sighs
with relief, "I think weíre safe." "Of course I did give
your name and address as a reference," Balki says. "You
WHAT?" Larry cries. Off Larryís horrified look, Balki says,
"Just kidding! Cousins should joke more." Larry leads
Balki behind the couch and says, "Balki, let me give you a little tip . . .
any time you meet someone with the word Ďdeathí tattooed anywhere on their
body . . . stay away." "Words to live by," Balki agrees.
They walk around to sit on the couch as Balki sighs, "Oh Cousin, I should
have listened to you when you told me not to join the Motor Psychos."
"Well, I can understand why you did it," Larry says, "Itís the
only thing that kept your mind off Mary Anne." Balki starts to cry
again, dropping to lean his head against the arm of the couch as he sobs.
"Oops," Larry sighs.
"Iím never going to get over
her!" Balki cries. There is a knock at the door and Larry gets up to
answer it. He opens the door and is surprised to find Mary Anne standing
there. "Mary Anne!" Larry exclaims and she runs in the apartment
to hug him. "Do you have to keep mentioning her name?" Balki
cries. Mary Anne walks to the couch and says, "Balki!"
"Oh boy! Now Iím hearing her voice!" Balki cries, not looking
at her. "Balki?" Mary Anne asks. Balki looks at her then
says, "Cousin, Iím halluciginating!" "Balki,
this is Mary Anne!" Larry assures him. "Mary Anne?"
Balki asks, hardly daring to believe it. He moves across the couch to
reach out to touch her, saying, "You came back! You came back!"
"I came back!" Mary Anne confirms, then looks at his outfit and says,
"Nice outfit!" "Mary Anne, why did you come back?"
Larry asks. "Oh, I had to," Mary Anne explains, "I missed
Chicago." She turns back to Balki. "But most of all, I
missed you." She and Balki hug. "Well, believe me, Mary
Anne, Balki missed you, too," Larry tells her. Balki gasps and pulls
back from Mary Anne, exclaiming, "Mary Anne, you are not going to believe
what happened while you were gone. I can hardly believe it myself."
"What?" Mary Anne asks. "Cousin Larry saw Elvis!"
Balki exclaims, and he and Mary Anne turn to Larry in excitement, Larry looks
confused and the episode ends.
on to the next episode . . .