Strangers Episode Guide
88 - Nightmare Vacation
First Air Date:
February 2, 1990
Filming Date: January 12, 1990
Nielsen Rating: 14.6 HH
TV Guide Description: Larry
plans a getaway for the foursome to Club Paradise, a tropical resort whose
serenity is shattered by a hurricane.
Created by: Dale McRaven
Written by: Barry OíBrien & Cheryl Alu
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Bronson Pinchot: Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker: Larry Appleton
Rebeca Arthur: Mary Anne
Melanie Wilson: Jennifer Lyons
James Hampton: Mac MacIntyre
Appearances: Dimitri can be seen at the start of the episode in Balkiís
" . . . I think I can safely say that this time everythingís coming up
"Well, if we all follow the golden rule I donít know why not."
"Cousin, um . . . call it intuition, call it common sense, call the wind
Mariah . . . "
ridiculous: Said once in this episode.
used in this episode:
"Well, Iíll be snookered."
Other running jokes
used in this episode:
Larry plans a vacation which turns out to be a disaster
Balki grabs Larry by the nose
Balki's love of Wayne Newton is referenced
It should be noted that Dimitriís nose is
different in this episode. Instead of a black button-style nose he has a
simple stitched nose. To read more about this strange change in Dimitri's
nose during this season, check out this Dimitri's
- The footage of the plane landing on the island
has been used in countless different series, including The Odd Couple in the
episode Felix the Calypso Singer.
- Balki makes a reference to Gilligan's
Island, saying the hotel they're staying in is nicer that the Howellís
hut. Thurston Howell the III and his wife Lovely were millionaires who had
the most lavish of all the huts on the island, hence Balki's reference.
Television fans will undoubtedly recognize
character actor James Hampton, who has not only made guest appearances in
numerous shows but has had regular roles in shows such as F-Troop, The Doris
Day Show, Teen Wolf, 1st & Ten and Full House. Not
only is James prolific in front of the camera but behind the camera as well,
directing episodes for series such as Evening Shade, Grace Under Fire and
Sister, Sister, as well as also writing for television.
- A very funny and obscure
joke can be found in this episode when Mac off-handedly tells them that Papillion
was shot on the island. Papillion is a 1973 film starring Steve
McQueen and Dustin Hoffman and follows the true story of prisoner Henri
Charriere who was wrongly convicted of murder and sent to life in the hellish
penal colony on French Guiana, South America, and his repeated attempts to
- During the filming of this episode, Rebeca not
only talked about having everything from the soundstage blown into her eyes but
she actually suffered whiplash doing the stunts where they fall back against the
mattress! To hear her tell this story, check out her interview on A.M.
Los Angeles on our YouTube
The Club Paradise sign is superimposed over the establishing shot of the hotel
(you can see the image waver slightly over the shot) and actually the hotel they
used was rather a nice looking place, not to mention busy since several people
can be seen walking around outside, even though no other people were ever seen
inside. No mention of the neighboring buildings are made, either.
- If you look closely, you can see the wires holding Balki up and the
effect they used to blur them out at one point.
The episode begins in the apartment where Mary Anne and Jennifer are sitting on
the couch while Balki is seated on the arm and holding Dimitri. Larry is
sitting on the arm of the chair addressing the other three. "You are
not going to believe the vacation I have planned for us," Larry says,
"And itís well within our budget. Wait here . . . Iíll get the
brochure." Larry stands up, assuring them, "You are going to
love it!" Larry runs into his bedroom. Jennifer and Mary Anne
turn to Balki as he gets down from the arm and sits next to them.
"Weíre not going," Jennifer states. "Why not?" Balki
asks. "When Larry comes back youíre just going to have to tell him
weíre not going," Jennifer insists. "Where is it weíre not
going?" Mary Anne asks. "It doesnít matter," Jennifer
tells her, "If Larry planned it, weíre not going."
ladies, listen to me," Balki urges, "I know that in the past Cousin
Larryís trips have proved a little life-threatening but this time things are
going to be different. Now, I . . . I took a peek at the travel brochure
and . . . just between you and me, I think I can safely say that this time
everythingís coming up noses." "Balki, I still havenít
gotten my luggage back from our last trip," Jennifer points out.
"Oh, come on now," Balki says, "Come on . . . Cousin Larry wants
more than anything for you to have a good time. He . . . heís trying to
make up for his past mistakes." "Balki, we know his intentions
are good . . . but thatís when heís the most dangerous," Jennifer says
worriedly. "Well, maybe we should give Larry another chance,"
Mary Anne suggests, "I mean, after all, he did pay all of our medical bills
last time." "Well, my . . . my tetanus shot is up to date,"
Jennifer sighs, "so . . . why not?" "Great," Balki
smiles, "Thank you."
Larry comes out of the bedroom and Balki
goes back to sitting on the arm of the couch. "Now everything is
set," Larry says and
he returns to sit on the arm of the chair, "We are going to Paradise."
"Well, if we all follow the golden rule I donít know why not," Balki
says. "No, we are going to Club Paradise," Larry explains as he
opens the brochure, "Itís a small resort island tucked away in the warm
waters of the Gulf of Mexico." "Great, weíll go,"
Jennifer says. "Now just hear me out!" Larry asks, "Because
itís got sunshine, beaches . . . " "Sounds wonderful,"
Mary Anne chimes in. "Now I know Iíve messed up before, but just
give it a chance," Larry begs, "Itís got great shopping . . . "
"Cousin," Balki tries to interrupt. "Great food!"
"Cousin?" "Entertainment!" "Cousin!"
"What?" "I . . . I think theyíre saying yes," Balki
points out. "They are?" Larry asks with surprise. Jennifer
and Mary Anne nod. "Well, thatís great!" Larry says happily,
then he tells Balki, "I told you thereíd be no problem."
We see an establishing shot of a small
plane landing on the beach of a tropical island. A shot of Club Paradise
shows the resort
where they are to stay as a two-story hotel with a bungalow theme. The
inside of the lobby is the epitome of run-down, shabby, cheap vacation kitsch.
A man wearing a pith helmet enters carrying their luggage with Larry, Balki,
Mary Anne and Jennifer following, taking it all in. "Well, here we
are, Mr. Appleton," the man says as he sets their luggage down by the front
desk, "Hope you enjoy yourselves. Someone will be right with
you." He exits through a doorway. "Well, didnít I tell
you this was a great vacation package?" Larry asks, "With free
transportation from the airport." "Larry, it was a mule
cart," Jennifer points out. "I donít believe this place,"
Mary Anne gasps in shock. "I donít believe it either!" Balki
adds, "This is nicer than the Howellís hut in ĎGilliganís
Island.í" "Oh, come on," Larry says, "Itís island!
Itís native!" "Itís falling apart," Jennifer adds.
"I love this place!" Balki says
happily, "The whole sense of decayed elegance . . . fabulous!"
"Jennifer, itís got character," Larry
says, "Besides, weíll be spending most of our time on the beach anyhow.
Come on . . . letís check in." Larry heads for the front desk but
Balki runs across to him, saying, "Oh, Cousin, Cousin, Cousin . . . can I .
. . can I . . . can I . . . ring the bell?" "Okay, you ring the
bell," Larry smiles. Balki rings the bell and smiles, saying,
"Iím having fun already." The same man who brought them to the
hotel steps out, no longer wearing the pith helmet. He steps behind the
desk and says, "Well hi there! Welcome to Club Paradise. Iím
Mac MacIntyre and you are . . . ?" "Appleton . . . Larry
Appleton," Larry answers with confusion. "Well, weíre
delighted to have you," Mac says, "Iíll just get someone to help you
with your bags." He rings the bell and calls, "Front!"
He then picks up some keys sitting in a shell and walks around the get the bags.
"Just follow me," he says.
the next scene we see Mac leading them down a hallway to two doors.
"They shot ĎPapillioní here, you know," he tells them. He
sets their bags down and hands them two sets of keys. "Well, here are
your keys," he says, "And uh . . . I just hope that you have a
wonderful weekend in Paradise. Mi casa es su casa." Mac walks
away. "Well thanks, Mac," Larry offers, then he turns to the
girls and asks, "Well, what díya say we take a swim, go into town and
shop Ďtil we drop?" "Okay," Jennifer agrees,
"Weíll change and meet you in the lobby." Balki and Larry walk
to their door while Jennifer and Mary Anne walk to theirs. "Bye
bye," Larry and Balki coyly say to the girls in unison. "Bye
bye," Jennifer and Mary coyly reply in unison. They turn the keys in
their respective locks and walk into their rooms.
the other side of the doors we see them all walk into what is actually the same
room. They are each standing behind their doors so they canít see each
other yet. "Interesting wallpaper," Mary Anne comments.
Balki and Larry eye one another and Balki says, "Boy, these walls are thin!
It sounds like Mary Anne is right here in the room with us." Balki
and Mary Anne both step into the room and see one another as Jennifer and Larry
close the doors behind them, then walk to Mary Anne and Balki before seeing each
other. "Boy, these walls really are thin!" Balki gasps,
"I can see through them! I wonder if they can see us?"
Balki starts making faces at the girls, who just stand staring in disbelief but
donít react. "No, they canít," Balki reports. "Balki!"
Jennifer says, making Balki jump back with fright. "What are you
doing in our room?" Jennifer demands to know.
weíre not in your room," Larry argues, "This is our room. I .
. . I think." Larry and Jennifer look at their keys.
"No," Jennifer says. "Well, letís see," Larry
suggests, leading the way through the door he and Balki came through with
everyone following. "Weíre in 101 . . . youíre in 102."
They come through the door Jennifer and Mary Anne entered to find the same room.
"Wwowww!" Balki says, "This room is nicer than ours!"
"Balki," Larry says. "Yes?" "This is the
same room," Larry informs him. "Well, Iíll be snookered,"
Balki comments, then cheerfully jumps on the rather hard bed and exclaims,
"Well, Cousin, this is great! Now when you call out Jenniferís name
in your sleep sheíll be right here!" Jennifer looks at Larry in
shock and Larry is embarrassed. "Uh . . . uh, Larry, this is not
going to work," Jennifer insists. "Well, no problem," Larry
assures her, "Iíll call the desk and . . . and get this all straightened
walks to the telephone. "Ask them to send up another bed," Mary
Anne suggests. "And another wall," Jennifer adds. Larry
waits for an answer on the phone. "Uh, hello, Mac? Yeah, yeah,
this is Larry Appleton. Yeah, listen . . . we only have, uh, one room and
we did pay for two. Simple math would tell us that weíre exactly one
room short. Yeah, do you get my point? Uh huh . . . I see.
Well, let me get back to you on that." Larry hangs up the phone.
"What did he say?" Jennifer asks. "Well, there are two
other rooms," Larry relates, "Uh, one is a little flooded . . . and
the other has snakes." Jennifer gasps. "But theyíre not
poisonous!" Larry assures her, "He said we could take our pick."
"Well, Cousin, what kind of fool would want a flooded room?" Balki
asks, "Weíll take the snakes." "Larry, you did it to us
again!" Jennifer cries, "Now letís get our money back and get out of
here . . . now!"
thereís just a little problem with the accommodations," Larry says,
"Iíll work it out with Mac. Hey, this place is gonna look great
from the other side of a suntan." "This is the worst vacation
Iíve had with you since the last worst vacation Iíve had with you!"
Jennifer complains sharply and she storms into the bathroom and shuts the door.
"Iíd better go talk to her," Mary Anne says, getting up and also
going into the bathroom. "Whatís with her?" Larry asks Balki.
Balki gets up from the bed and says, "Cousin, um . . . call it intuition,
call it common sense, call the wind Mariah, but, I uh . . . I donít think the
girls are happy here. So, even though I love it, I . . . I think we should
leave." "Balki, I have put a lot of thought and planning into
this vacation," Larry says. "I know that, Cousin," Balki
need your support here! Now after we get this room thing worked out Iím
sure the girls will come around." There is a double scream from the
bathroom and the girls come running out into the guysí arms.
"Thereís a . . . thereís a . . . thereís a thing in the
bathtub!" Mary Anne cries. "Well, well, relax," Larry
urges, "Just relax! In tropical climates youíve got to expect the
occasional insect or bug. Now, whatever it is, Iíll take care of
it." Larry picks up a newspaper and rolls it up, walking in a brave
manner into the bathroom. There is the sound of Larry pulling back the
shower curtains and then he lets out a loud scream and comes running out of the
bathroom himself, looking shaken. "What is it, Cousin?" Balki
asks. "Well, itís either a spider . . . or a very hairy
Volkswagen," Larry answers. On their looks, the scene fades to black.
two begins with Larry and Balki in the lobby of the hotel playing a game of Red
Hands. "Okay, my turn," Larry says, and they put out their
hands, Larryís on the bottom with his palms up and Balkiís on the top with
his palms down. "Okay, okay," Balki says. Larry pulls his
right hand out and slaps the back of Balkiís left hand. Balki laughs as
he says "Ow!" then he says, "Okay . . . okay, my turn!"
They switch hand positions. Larry moves both hands and slaps underneath
the backs of Balkiís hands. Balki laughs. Larry then slaps the
back of Balkiís right hand. "Ow!" Balki cries. Larry
slaps the back of Balkiís left hand. "Ow!" Balki cries more
seriously. Larry continues to slap Balkiís hands with Balki crying
"Ow!" after every hit until Balki finally gets fed up and reaches over
to grab Larryís nose, making him cry, "Ow!"
I . . . I know weíre having the time of our lives," Balki begins,
"but I . . . I donít think the girls quite share our enthusiasm for this
place." "What are you talking about?" Larry asks, "The
girls are having a wonderful time." Jennifer and Mary Anne enter.
"Larry, I hate this place," Jennifer says, "There is no swimming
pool, no golf course, and you have to repel down a cliff to get to the
beach." "And I donít know why we bothered to get all dressed
up, thereís nothing to do," Mary Anne adds. "Well, that
amusement park next door looked like fun," Balki points out. "Balki,
that isnít an amusement park," Jennifer corrects, "Thatís a
refinery." "Okay, okay," Larry sighs, "You wanna
leave? Weíll leave." Mac enters, spraying the air with
insecticide. "Mosquitos," he explains, "Watch out for the
dead ones. You could turn an ankle."
what time does the plane leave for the mainland?" Larry asks. Mac
checks his watch. "Uh . . . twenty minutes ago. But thereís
another one tomorrow." "All right, we can leave tomorrow,"
Larry says, "In the meantime, letís just try to enjoy the time weíve
got here." "You know, I think weíre all experiencing a sugar
low," Balki notes, "Why we donít go into town and sample the island
cuisine?" "Now thatís the spirit, Balki," Larry agrees,
"Mac? Can you recommend a good restaurant on the island?"
"Oh, I sure could," Mac answers, and he reaches down to pick up a
square board which has a tablecloth and a vase of flowers glued to it. He
walks to a small checkerboard table with four chairs and places the board over
it, making it into a dining table. "Welcome to Chez Mac," he
smiles. "Oh!" Balki says excitedly, sitting down at the table.
"Do you have reservations?" Mac asks.
"Mac . . . this is a good
restaurant?" Larry asks skeptically. "Well, this is the, uh . .
. the only restaurant," Mac admits, "We did
have a little Tex-Mex place on the north beach but . . . it went under last
week." "It went out of business?" Mary Anne asks.
"No, it really went under," Mac explains, "It sank. Weíve
got sinkholes all over the island." He laughs and walks away.
"Well, well, why donít we just, uh . . . eat here?" Larry suggests,
"Iíve got a good feeling about it." "You do?"
Jennifer asks, "Well, letís eat here anyway." They all sit
around the table. Mac returns with some drinks in coconut shells with
cocktail umbrellas. "Hi, my nameís Mac. Iím to be your
waiter this evening," he says, "The specials are on the house but I
will need the little umbrellas back." He walks into the back again.
"Well, now this is nice, huh?" Larry asks, being cheerful, "This
is what itís all about. This is why you get up in the morning.
This is why you . . . " "Put a sock in it, Larry," Jennifer
um . . . could . . . could I . . . could I have a private word with you?"
Larry sets down his drink and follows Balki from the table as Balki tells the
girls, "Excuse us." Balki takes Larry to sit on the couch away
from the girls. "This story is about the most pig-headed pig farmer
on Mypos . . . Oinki," Balki begins, "One day, Oinki thought he had
made the deal of his life on a prize pig. Only when he got it home he
discovered that it wasnít a pig at all, it was a dog in pigís clothing.
His family was going hungry because there was no bacon but Oinki was stubborn.
Even when his pig chased cars, buried bones and bit the mailman, he refused to
admit heíd made a mistake. Oinkiís family finally left him on the day
his pig had puppies. Because of his stubbornness, he had to spend the rest
of his days alone."
your point?" Larry asks. "No matter what face you put on this
hotel, itís still a dog," Balki answers, "Now Cousin, your
pig-headedness is costing you your friends." "Well, I wanted so
badly for Jennifer to enjoy this trip," Larry sighs, "I thought this
would be my chance to make up for the . . . " "Yes, yes, Cousin,
Cousin, Cousin," Balki interrupts, "Itís over." They get
up from the couch and return to the table. No one says anything for a
moment. Then Larry finally admits, "All right, I booked us on a trip
to Hell. Iím sorry. We can leave on the plane tomorrow. And
I promise never to plan another vacation again." "Well, I guess
we can make it through one night," Mary Anne says. "Yeah, itís
not the end of the world," Jennifer agrees. "Well, at least we
can spend a quiet evening and enjoy the peaceful solitude of a tropical
island," Larry smiles.
doors suddenly blow open and a raging wind blows through the lobby. There
is the sound of something ripping and tearing away. Mac hurries from the
back and says, "Sorry, the kitchenís closed," as he gathers up their
coconuts. "We just sat down," Larry points out, "How can it
be closed?" "Okay, itís not closed," Mac admits,
"Itís gone. Things like that happen in a hurricane." He
hurries away again. "Hurricane?" Jennifer and Mary Anne
cry. "Wait, wait, wait, donít panic!" Balki urges them,
"Iíve been through hurricanes on Mypos! The first thing we have to
do is find the sheep!" They get up and run from the table.
Larry remains seated and his chair is slowly blown across the room with him in
it, along with the table and chairs.
see the hotel room where the window is blown open and everything is strewn about
in disarray. Jennifer and Mary Anne enter and are thrown by the wind
against the bed, which is now stripped of all bedding and pushed against the
wall. Balki enters and tries to walk toward the window, Jennifer and Mary
Anne calling, "Balki! Balki!" But Balki is bent backwards
by the wind, also ending up falling across the bed between them. Larry
enters and sees everyone pinned to the bed. Larry makes his way toward the
window, fighting against the strong wind. He finally makes it and somehow
manages to get the window closed and locked, blocking out the wind.
"All right, weíll be fine in here," Larry announces, "I think
weíve seen the worst of it."
takes Mary Anneís hand and says, "Mary Anne . . . if I die, I want you to
have my . . . my Wayne Newton albums." "Thanks, Balki,"
Mary Anne replies, then says, "Jennifer, if I die . . . I want you to have
all of my clothes and Balkiís Wayne Newton albums." "Thank
you, Mary Anne," Jennifer replies, then she gets up and walks to Larry,
saying, "And Larry, if I die . . . Iím taking you with me."
"Well, now wait a minute!" Larry says, "What is all this talk
about death? We are going to be fine. These tropical storms pass
quickly. They blow . . . and then theyíre gone." No sooner
has Larry said this than the window blows in, shattering the shutters into
pieces and throwing Jennifer and Larry back across the bed. "Balki!
Do something!" Mary Anne cries. "Weíve got to . . . weíve
got to stick something in the window to block the wind!" Balki shouts.
"The mattress!" Larry calls, "Weíll cover the window with the
They all get up and get behind the bed,
lifting the mattress up by its edge. Slowly they push it forward, making
their way toward
the window. The wind suddenly picks up and pushes all of them back across
the bed with the mattress falling on top of them. "The . . .
bathroom!" Larry cries. "Oh Cousin, you should have thought of
that before the hurricane!" Balki scolds. "No, I mean letís
take cover in the bathroom!" Larry explains. "Oh!" Balki
understands. They manage to push the mattress off of them and slowly get
to their feet, Larry taking the lead and the others clinging to one another
behind him in a train. "Follow me!" Larry directs.
Clinging to each other, they make their way, step by step, to the bathroom door.
Larry opens the door to reveal the bathroom walls are completely gone and the
toilet is spraying water in a geyser. "Good news!" Balki calls,
"The spiderís gone!" The wind picks up again and pushes Mary
Anne, Jennifer and Balki back to the bed, pinning them down again.
hangs on to the bathroom door, fighting against the wind. The door shuts
and Larry grabs on to the wall frame, hanging on for dear life as the wind blows
so hard it sweeps him off his feet. "Larry!" Jennifer calls.
Larry ends up hanging onto the wall with his legs straight back in the air.
"Help! Balki! Help me! Balki! Balki!" Larry
cries. Balki forces his way up from the bed and goes to help Larry,
calling, "Cousin!" Balki reaches up to grab Larryís legs when
the wind sweeps him off his feet as well. Theyíre both hanging on for
dear life until the wind finally subsides and they both drop to the floor.
Jennifer and Mary Anne gets up and run to them. "Are you okay?"
Mary Anne asks. "Yeah," Balki replies. "Oh, I . . . I
think weíve finally seen the worst of it," Larry says. The wind
suddenly picks up again and suddenly one entire wall of the room breaks away,
flying off into the darkness. "Cousin! Cousin, look!"
Balki says, "You can see the refinery from here!" They remain
huddled on the floor as the wind continues to blow.
Back at the apartment, Larry and Balki
enter with their suitcases. Balki also has a gift bag. They both
look exhausted. Larry drops his suitcase. "Cousin, you what the
best thing about going away on vacation with you is?" Balki asks.
"No, Balki, whatís
that?" Larry asks. "Coming back home alive," Balki answers,
"I . . . I just love it." They walk to the couch to sit down.
"You know," Larry begins, "I think Iím gonna take a vacation
from planning vacations." "Oh, Cousin, you donít have to do
that," Balki assures him. "I donít?" Larry asks.
"No!" "No?" "When the girls and I were
pulling you out of that sinkhole we decided to never let you plan a trip again
anyway," Balki explains. "Iím sorry for ruining the entire
weekend," Larry sighs. "Oh come on, Cousin," Balki says,
"It wasnít a complete waste of time. I got some neat
souvenirs." "Oh, you didnít buy one of those visors from Mac,
did ya?" Larry moans. "Well, of course not. Donít be
ridiculous," Balki says, then he places the gift bag he brought with him on
the coffee table and asks, "Remember that spider we saw in the
bathroom?" The bag starts to move back and forth, much to Larryís
There are a few
differences between the Shooting Draft script dated January 11, 1990 and what
- According to this script, Scene
"C" has been omitted. What Scene "C" happened to be we
don't know at this time, but it came between the time Mac took their bags in the
lobby and when they reached their rooms.
- In this version of the script, Balki
is in the apartment when Larry enters with Jennifer and Mary Anne, telling them
about the vacation he's planned for them. The script notes "They have
not been outside."
- When Balki is trying to convince the
girls to go on the trip, he tells them, "Just between (INDICATING MARY
ANNE) you and me and (INDICATING JENNIFER) you and me, and (INDICATING JENNIFER
AND MARY ANNE) you and you, I had a little peek at the brochure and I think
we're all in for a great time." "We are talking about Larry
Appleton, aren't we?" Jennifer asks.
- After Mary Anne (and not Jennifer)
notes that the transportation from the airport was a mule cart, Balki says,
"And wasn't it wonderful? I felt just like the King of Mypos during
his coronation parade." "Larry, I don't believe this
place," Jennifer says. "I don't believe it, either," Balki
adds, "I told you Cousin Larry wouldn't disappoint us."
- When Mac comes to the front desk and
asks who Larry is, Larry answers and Mac looks through the guest register.
"Wow," Balki comments, "Our mule cart driver looks just like
you." "Balki, that is our mule cart driver," Jennifer says.
"Well, that would explain the uncanny resemblance," Balki says.
When Mac comes out from behind the desk to take the bags, Jennifer follows him
and Balki comments, "He certainly is a Mac-of-all-trades." Larry
and Mary Anne follow Mac but Balki stays behind to play with the bell.
Larry and Mary Anne have to come back in to take Balki away.
- The Papillion line is not in this
version of the script.
- In this script, when Jennifer storms
off to the bathroom Mary Anne follows right behind her. "I can't
believe this is happening to us again," Jennifer complains.
"Remember when we used to think Larry was the smart one?" Mary Anne
comments. (The latter line was filmed but not used)
- After Larry says that the thing in
the bathtub is either a spider or a very hairy Volkswagen, the scene continues.
"Larry, I will not share a bathtub with a spider that can lift the
soap," Jennifer insists, "We can't stay here." "She's
got a point, Cousin," Balki agrees, "After a couple of baths we're
bound to get emotionally attached to the little guy. Come time to leave,
they won't let us take him home. Who needs the heartache?"
"Okay, fine," Larry says, "You all want to leave, go ahead.
I'll just stay here and have a great time all by myself." Balki and
the girls pick up their bags and head for the door. "Okay,
okay," Larry says, "So the rooms aren't as plush as I expected."
"Or as numerous," Balki adds. "What do you want me to
do?" Larry cries, "Eat dirt? The island is still beautiful.
What do you say we spend three days enjoying it?" Balki and the girls
look at each other then drop their bags and come back into the room.
"I'll give you three hours," Jennifer warns, "If things don't
improve, we're out of here. Come on, Mary Anne, let's find the pool."
Mary Anne follows Jennifer, saying, "I hope it's not that smelly, stagnant
thing we passed on the way in." The girls exit. Larry starts
unpacking and tells Balki, "See, I told you they'd come around."
- At the beginning of act two,
Balki and Larry are playing checkers instead of Red Hands (there is a
checkerboard in the lobby in the filmed episode). The checkers are made up
of black and white shells. Balki jumps several of Larry's shells.
"King me," he says and Larry does.
- After Jennifer tells Balki it's not
an amusement park next door but a refinery, Mary Anne says, "No wonder they
didn't have a gift shop."
- After Mac opens "Chez Mac"
and asks Balki, "Do you have reservations?" Balki replies, "Well,
I do have one reservation: It would be nice if you'd put those little paper
strips across the toilet seat." When Mac talks about the restaurant
that went under the week before, it's a sushi place and not a Tex-Mex place.
- After Larry says he has a good
feeling about eating at "Chez Mac," Jennifer says, "Well, I'm
hungry. Let's eat here anyway."
- When Balki takes Larry aside, Larry
says, "Balki, if this is a Mypos story, now is not the time."
"Cousin, just hear me out," Balki asks, "and I'm sure you'll see
the allegory is quite apropos." Balki tells the story of Oinki.
After he tells how Oinki had actually bought a dog in pig's clothing, he says,
"Now, here's where the story takes a tragic turn." "Good.
I was losing interest," Larry says. After Balki says that Oinki spent
the rest of his life alone, he adds, "Even his dog ran away when Oinki
tried to curl its tail."
- The hurricane scene is mostly the
same, except there are no references to them being pinned against the bed.
After Larry says "These storms pass quickly. They blow and then their
gone," the shutters blow off the wall and a palm tree comes through the
window. "And then they blow again," Larry adds. After
Balki says they need to stick something in the window to block the wind,
Jennifer says, "How about Larry?" The rest of the scene is the
same, except at the end the directions say "Larry is hit in the face with a
- The last scene is the same as what
on to the next episode . . .