Perfect Strangers Episode Guide

EPISODE 89 - Three's a Crowd

First Air Date: February 9, 1990
Filming Date: January 18, 1990
Nielsen Rating: 13.0 HH

TV Guide Description: Balki's invitation welcoming Mary Anne to stay at the guys' apartment puts Larry and Balki smack dab in the middle of the women's argument, started during a silly board game. 

Co-Producer: James OíKeefe
Created by: Dale McRaven
Written by: Tom Devanney
Directed by: Joel Zwick

Cast:
Bronson Pinchot: Balki Bartokomous
Mark Linn-Baker: Larry Appleton
Rebeca Arthur: Mary Anne
Melanie Wilson: Jennifer Lyons

Dimitri Appearances: Dimitri is not seen in this episode.

Balki-isms:
"Just because two turtle doves want to fly the coop donít mean you make it easy for them and buy them tickets to Miami."
"Sticks and stones may hurt Shirley Jones but nerds will never harm me!"
"I know enough of the language to tell you what I think in most uncertain terms!"
"Roommates are a dime a dance!"

Donít be ridiculous: Not said in this episode.

Other catchphrases used in this episode:
Balkiís "Ha!"
"Wwowww!"
" . . . I have a plan!"
"Oh God!"
"I donít think so!"

Other running jokes used in this episode:
Larry sniffs at the air
Balki grabs Larry by the nose
Mary Anne bends Balki over backwards to kiss him
Larry has a plan (and this time it actually works!)
Balki says "Well, something something and call me something," in this case, "Well, slap my face and call me Zsa Zsa!"

Interesting facts:
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The title of this episode derives from the classic saying, "Twoís company, threeís a crowd."
- Originally there was a final line for the first scene which bombed terribly when the episode was filmed in front of the studio audience.  To read about this and other edited bits, go to our On the Scene . . . page with excerpts from several fifth season episode filmings.
threescrowdgrab11.jpg (49317 bytes)- Balkiís Spiderman pajamas make an appearance in this episode, the first time weíve seen them since the episode Hello, Baby (or, technically speaking, the flashback episode College Bound.)
- When Balki talks about the things he loves about having Mary Anne staying with them, heís quoting lyrics from the song, "They Canít Take That Away From Me," a popular 1937 song by Ira and George Gershwin that was featured in the classic Fred Astaire film,
Shall We Dance?
- Larry utters his famous catchphrase, "I have . . . a plan!" in this episode, to which Balki replies, "Oh God!" This was a precursor of what was to become one of their most famous exchanges throughout the series, the only change being that in later versions Larry would say, "I have . . . " and then Balki would say, "Oh God!" in anticipation before Larry finished with " . . . a plan!"
- Balkiís comment, "Well, slap my face and call me Zsa Zsa!" refers to a famous June 1989 incident in which actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested after slapping a policeman during a traffic stop.
- When Balki says the line, "Not so fast, pilgrim!" heís doing an impersonation of actor John Wayne who made his mark in cinema playing in many western movies.

Bloopers and Inconsistencies:
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After accidentally sitting on Mary Anneís curling iron, Larry sets it on the couch next to him.  Later Balki sits on that same spot on the couch, so why doesnít he react to the curling iron?  In fact, if you look closely you can see the curling iron is now sitting on the coffee table.  To find out what got cut from this episode that explains this, read the Script Variations below!


Synopsis:
The episode begins in the apartment with Larry, Balki, Jennifer and Mary Anne sitting around the coffee table playing a board game.  We hear Jenniferís voice say, "Okay, itís your turn, Balki."  Balki moves his game piece six spaces.  Jennifer reaches over to a stack of cards and pulls one off the top.  "Okay, Balki, Pet Peeve," Jennifer says, then reads, "ĎWhat bothers you most about the person sitting on your right?í"  Larry, who is sitting to Balkiís right, looks worried.  "Ooh, this should be good!" Mary Anne smiles.  Balki looks very uncomfortable.  "This is very hard for me to say," he begins, "The . . . the thing that bothers me the most about Cousin Larry is . . . he doesnít give himself enough credit for all the good things he does."  Larry, who has been cringing, sits up proudly.  "Forgive me if Iíve hurt you," Balki asks Larry emotionally.  "Oh. . . itís okay," Larry assures Balki, patting his hand.

"Okay, Mary Anne, your turn," Jennifer announces.  Mary Anne rolls the dice and moves three spaces.  "Ooh!" she exclaims, "I get a Pet Peeve, too.  Just like you!"  She and Balki share some playful motions.  "Okay," Jennifer reads from the card, "ĎName a fault of the person sitting across from you or sing a Barry Manilow song.í"  Everyone looks at Mary Anne and insist in unison, "Answer the question!"  "Well, okay, but itís a tough one," Mary Anne sighs, "I mean, Jenniferís almost perfect."  Jennifer smiles.  "Well, there is this one teeny little fault," Mary Anne says, "It wouldnít be worth mentioning if I didnít want to win the game."  "Come on," Larry encourages her.  "Itís her habit of correcting everything I do," Mary Anne says.  Larry and Balki laugh, then look to Jennifer, who isnít laughing at all.

"Mary Anne, I donít do that," Jennifer argues.  "Yes, you do," Mary Anne replies as a matter-of-fact, "Whoís next?"  "Wait a minute, Mary Anne," Jennifer says angrily, "If youíre gonna make a statement like that you have to explain it."  "Should I roll the dice for you?" Larry asks Jennifer, trying to distract her.  "Not now, Larry," Jennifer growls, then looks to Mary Anne and says, "Now what do you mean I correct everything you do?"  "All right, fine!" Mary Anne replies, "For example, every time I check the passengersí seat belts you follow right along behind me checking them again."  "Well . . . I have to," Jennifer explains, "Youíre careless."  "I am not!" Mary Anne protests.  "Oh yeah?  Last week you left the oven on," Jennifer reminds her.  "I was baking cookies," Mary Anne says.  "For three days?" Jennifer asks.

"Well, Iím surprised you had time to check the oven," Mary Anne counters, "You spend so much time in front of a mirror."  "Well, at least I donít put my makeup on with a spray gun," Jennifer retorts.  "This from a person who snores like a teamster!" Mary Anne counters.  "I donít have to sit here and take this from someone who canít remember her real hair color!" Jennifer snaps.  She stands up and angrily says, "Good night!" to Larry and Balki before storming out the door.  "Oh!  Oh yeah?" Mary Anne asks, also getting up and heading for the door, "Well . . . well, at least I didnít go to the prom with my brother!"  Mary Anne storms out of apartment as well, leaving a stunned Larry and Balki sitting on the couch.

Later that night, Larry and Balki are in the kitchen.  Balki is leaning out the window then comes back in.  "The screaming has stopped," he reports, "I think the girls must have made up."  There is a knock at the door and Balki and Larry go to answer it.  Mary Anne is in the doorway, holding two suitcases.  "Hi, Balki," she says sadly, "I just wanted to say goodbye before I move out."  "Why you are moving out?" Balki asks.  "Because I would rather eat glass than live with Jennifer!" Mary Anne answers.  "Mary Anne, you canít be serious," Larry says.  "Cousin Larryís right," Balki agrees, "Glass is really tough on your digestive system."  "Mary Anne, Jennifer is your best friend," Larry points out.  "Ex-best friend," Mary Anne corrects, "Iím gonna go stay at a hotel until I find my own place."  She turns to leave but Balki stops her.  "Wait a minute!  Wait a minute!  You can forget about going to a hotel.  Youíll stay right here with us, youíll sleep in my room and Iíll stay on the couch."  Larry looks shocked by this announcement.

"Oh Balki, I couldnít do that," Mary Anne insists, "Iíd be putting you out.  Iíll stay in a hotel."  "Well, if you think thatís best," Larry quickly says.  "No, no, no, no, no!" Balki protests, "You march yourself right on in there and start unpacking!  Bush bush bush bush bush!  Cousin Larry and I insist."  "Oh, you guys are the greatest," Mary Anne says, "Iíll try to stay out of your way."  She heads for Balkiís bedroom, hitting Larry in the leg with her suitcase as she passes.  "Oh sorry, Larry," she offers, then continues into Balkiís bedroom.  Balki closes the front door.  "Balki, you just made a huge mistake!" Larry warns.  "Iím sorry, Cousin," Balki offers, "Did you want to give her your room?  Iíll go ask her."  Larry stops Balki from walking away then leads him toward the couch.  "I mean you put us right in the middle of their argument," Larry explains.  "Well, Cousin, Iím just helping Mary Anne," Balki explains, "What you would say if Jennifer wanted to stay here?"  "Thank you, God," Larry answers, "But thatís not the point.  Balki, Jenniferís going to think Iím taking Mary Anneís side."

"Now wait a minute," Balki sighs, "Mary Anne is my girlfriend.  Sheíll be staying in my room, sheíll be wearing my robe, sheíll by using my Mr. Duckie bubble bath.  There is no way Jennifer could get mad at you."  Larry looks unconvinced.  There is a knock at the door and Larry goes to answer it.  Jennifer steps inside.  "Oh hi!" Larry says.  "Hi, guys," Jennifer replies, "Mary Anne just moved out.  Iím so mad!  Larry, I just need to talk."  "Well, you came to the right place," Larry assures her, then adds, "Letís go to a coffee shop."  He turns her around to head back out the door just as Mary Anne comes out of Balkiís bedroom.  "Balki, where do you keep the towels?" she asks.  Jennifer steps back into the doorway with Larry.  "Mary Anne, what are you doing here?"  "Uh, Jennifer, I think I can explain . . . " Balki begins, but Mary Anne smugly cuts him off, announcing, "The guys insisted I stay here!"  She walks away.  Jennifer turns to Larry in disbelief.  "Well, that doesnít bother you, does it, Jennifer?" Larry asks.  Jennifer turns and storms off.  Larry looks at Balki, who smiles and then laughs sheepishly.

One week later, it is morning at the apartment.  Larry sleepily steps out of his bedroom wearing his pajamas and a robe.  There is an ironing board with an iron on it sitting in the middle of the hallway to the living room.  Mary Anneís clothes are laid out on various pieces of furniture.  Still groggy, Larry walks to the bathroom and opens the door.  Mary Anne screams and Larry jumps back, closing the door again.  "Sorry, Mary Anne!" he calls.  Larry backs up toward the living room then turns around just in time to collide with the ironing board, knocking it over.  He grabs the board and also reaches down to grab the iron by the handle before it can fall to the floor.  Off balance, Larry stumbles back and hits the wall, causing him to drop the iron on his foot.  He lets out a yell of pain before flying backwards into the living room and landing flat in his back on the floor with the ironing board on top of him.

Larry gets to his feet and angrily sets the ironing board behind the couch, then turns to pick up the iron, grabbing its cord to pull it up.  He accidentally grabs the iron on the bottom and burns his hand, crying "Ow!  Ow!"  He sets the iron on the board with the hot side facing the couch.  Frustrated, Larry walks to the couch and sits down, immediately jumping back up in pain and reaching back to find a curling iron which Mary Anne has left on the cushion.  Larry sits back down and sets the curling iron on the other couch cushion.  Panting from exhaustion and irritation, Larry leans back on the couch, trying to relax.  His head is hanging over the back of the couch and his hair is coming in contact with the iron and starts to smoke.  Larry sniffs at the air, wondering what he smells burning.  Suddenly he screams and sits up, swiping at his burning hair with his hand then looking around in exasperation.

Balki enters through the front door, wearing a coat but still shivering from the cold.  "Hi, Cousin," Balki says.  "Balki, this has gone far enough!" Larry complains, getting up from the couch and following Balki to the kitchen counter, "I havenít seen the inside of our bathroom in a week!"  "Well, the menís room at the gas station is available," Balki offers, handing Larry a key on a chain attached to a piece of wood that has "Men" written on it, "although, if I were you, Iíd bring a little 409 along with me."  Larry hangs the board and key on a nail by the counter.  Balki is sitting on the couch and Larry walks over to sit beside him.  "Balki, our lives have not been the same since Mary Anne moved in.  Weíre crowded, the place is a mess and she treats us like weíre passengers on a 747."  "Come on, Cousin, youíre exaggerating," Balki says.

Mary Anne exits the bathroom wearing her flight attendantís uniform.  "Good morning, everyone," she says cheerfully as she walks into the living room, "If youíll be seated we can start our breakfast service."  Balki and Larry get up to move to the kitchen table.  Mary Anne motions to Balkiís coat and asks, "Can I put this in the overhead bin for you, sir?"  "Oh sure," Balki agrees.   Mary Anne takes the coat, revealing Balki is wearing his Spiderman pajamas.  "Now come on, Cousin," Balki says, "How sheís going to get better if she donít practice?"  "Oh," Larry sighs with frustration.  "Now, window or aisle?" Balki asks, motioning to the two chairs set at the table.  "Window," Larry moans.  They sit down at the table where two place mats and cups are set in front of them.  Mary Anne wheels a trolley cart over to them.  "For those of you seated on the left side of the aircraft, weíre passing over Chicago," she informs them.  Balki leans over Larry to look out the window.

"Would you care for some coffee?" Mary Anne asks, holding a tray and coffee pot.  "Please," Balki and Larry reply, placing their cups on the tray for Mary Anne to fill.  Once done, they take the cups back, saying, "Thank you."  Balki clinks Larryís glass as they begin to take a sip.  "Balki, would you like pancakes or scrambled eggs?" Mary Anne asks.  "I would like pancakes, please," Balki smiles.  "Larry, what would you like?  Pancakes or scrambled eggs?" Mary Anne asks.  "Iíll have pancakes, too," Larry answers.  "Oh, Iím sorry . . . we just ran out of pancakes," Mary Anne sighs, "Would eggs be all right?"  "Fine," Larry sighs.  Mary Anne takes two covered plates from the lower part of the trolley and places them in front of Balki and Larry.  "Well, enjoy your meal," she says, "If youíll excuse me, I think Iíll go help out the gang in coach."  Mary Anne rolls the trolley back into the kitchen and then leaves.

"Balki, Mary Anne has to go!" Larry insists, "She is driving me crazy!"  "Come on, Cousin," Balki sighs, "If Mary Anne moves out how will the girls ever get back together?"  "Balki, itís been a week!" Larry notes.  "Shhh!" Balki shushes Larry.  Larry speaks more quietly.  "Itís been a week and . . . and theyíre still not talking.  They pass each other on the stairs, ice forms on the walls.  Balkiís, thereís no telling how long this thing is gonna go on."  "Well, Cousin, I . . . I canít ask my girlfriend to move out," Balki says, "Anyway, I like having her around.  The way she combs her hair, the way she sips her tea, the way sheís changed my life . . . no . . . no . . . you canít take that away from me."  "Well, great," Larry moans, "In the meantime Iím losing my girlfriend.  Jennifer insists Iím harboring the enemy.  She wonít talk to me.  No, Balki, itís over.  Mary Anne has to go.  I am going to tell her that she just canít stay here any more."

Larry gets up from the table but Balki does as well, blocking Larryís path.  "Get out of my way," Larry says.  "Ha," Balki says seriously.  Larry tries stepping around Balki but Balki matches his step.  Larry tries the other direction and Balki does the same.  They keep matching step for step, ending up dancing together.  Larry motions more fluidly so Balki gets caught up in the dance and they do-si-do around each other.  At the first opportunity Larry makes a break for Balkiís bedroom.  They run across the living room, Balki taking the long way around the couch.  Larry looks back and doesnít see Balki, not realizing Balki has sneaked between Larry and the bedroom door.  Larry tries to knock on the door but instead knocks on Balkiís head.  Larry turns to see Balki and gasps, then Balki grabs Larry by the nose and leads him away from the door.

"Balki, Iím going to tell Mary Anne she just canít stay here any more and nothing you can do or say will change my mind!" Larry insists.  Both he and Balki inhale and face each other down.  Mary Anne enters from the bedroom, hiding something behind her back, and announces, "Surprise time!"  "Mary Anne, thereís something I have to say to you . . . " Larry begins.  "Well, before you do," Mary Anne interrupts, "Thereís something Iíd like to say to both of you.  I just want to thank you for letting me stay here and as a token of my appreciation . . . I want you to have these watches."  She pulls two open boxes from behind her back and hands them to the guys.  "Those look expensive," Larry notes.  "Oh they are!" Mary Anne confirms, "I bought them in Geneva.  I was going to give them to you for Christmas but you guys have been so good to me . . . I just couldnít wait.  This oneís for you."  She hands Larry a watch and kisses him on the cheek.  "And this oneís for you," Mary Anne says to Balki, who leans in for his kiss on the cheek.  Mary Anne grabs Balki and bends him over backwards to kiss him on the lips.  "Wwowww!" Balki gasps, then says, "Cousin, was there . . . something you wanted to say to Mary Anne?"  "Yes, but Mary Anne, listen . . . " Larry stammers, "Look, I . . . I . . . I just have to tell you that . . . uh . . . well, look, you, you just canít . . . know what a joy it is having you stay with us."  On Larryís smile to Mary Anne, the scene fades to black.

Act two begins some time later.  Larry is sitting at the kitchen counter, talking on the phone.  "Jennifer, I am not taking sides in this thing," Larry says into the receiver, "Iím not the one who invited Mary Anne to stay here.  No, no, Jennifer, Iím warning you . . . if you hang up on me again I am not calling you back.  He . . . hello?"  Larry pushes down the button to hang up, looking exasperated.  He immediately dials a number and waits for an answer.  Balki bursts through the front door, crying, "Cousin, good news!"  "Balki, Mary Anne is outta here!" Larry insists as he hangs up the phone.  "Cousin, I came up with a plan to get Jennifer and Mary Anne back together!" Balki explains.  "Well, good," Larry says, "Then maybe we can work on a plan to get Jennifer and me back together.  Now whatís your plan?"  "I reminded Mary Anne that her television set was still upstairs and she went up to get it!" Balki says happily.

Larry stares at Balki with confusion.  "Cousin, donít you see?" Balki asks, "When Mary Anne walks in that room and she sees Jennifer and they start talking, the floodgates of friendship will open up and irrigate them both with the milk of human kindness!"  Larry just stares at Balki in disbelief.  The front door opens and Mary Anne enters, fuming.  "I donít believe it!" she cries, "That witch upstairs changed the locks on the doors!"  Mary Anne storms to the kitchen window and opens it, leaning out to call upstairs.  "Hey, Miss Have-A-Friend-For-Twenty-Years-Then-Stab-Her-In-The-Back!"  "Yeah?  What is it, Beans-for-Brains?" Jennifer calls down.  Mary Anne pulls back in the window and gives Larry and Balki a look of hurt disbelief.  She leans out the window again and calls, "I want my television back!"  "Fine," Jennifer replies.  Mary Anne comes back in the window and walks to the counter, looking confident, saying, "Well, I guess I told her!"

A moment later a television set comes crashing down onto the fire escape outside the window, breaking into pieces.  "That does it!  Iíll show her!" Mary Anne announces, walking around the counter to the front door.  "Mary Anne, what are you gonna do?" Larry asks.  "Iím going to go out and buy a new television!" Mary Anne announces, then she storms out the door.  Balki looks at Larry in shock.  "Itís a good thing I didnít remind Mary Anne about her refrigerator," he notes.  "All right, Balki," Larry says, walking to the couch, "It is time to take direct action and I have a plan!"  "Oh God," Balki gasps.  "Balki, if we donít do something, Jennifer and Mary Anne may never get back together," Larry points out, "and the two of us are gonna spend the rest of our lives with our tray tables in the upright position."  "Letís hear the plan," Balki suggests.  They both sit down on the couch to go over the plan.

That night, Larry is sitting on the couch with Jennifer.  "Thanks for understanding, Jennifer," Larry says, "Iím glad weíre talking again."  "Well, I donít know, Larry," Jennifer says in a flirtatious manner, "I mean, um . . . Iím living alone now.  I thought that, um . . . maybe we could go up to my place and, um . . . put on some soft music and, uh . . . decide what to do."  Larry canít believe what heís hearing.  "Now?" he asks.  "Now," Jennifer says without hesitation.  "Oo-kay," Larry agrees, getting up from the couch with her to leave.  "Yeah . . . yeah . . . yeah . . . " he mutters as they start for the door.  But then he remembers the plan and stops, saying, "No . . . no . . . no."  He slowly leads her back to sit on the couch.  "Jennifer, I . . . I . . . I really think it would be better if, uh . . . we just stay here and watch TV."  Larry looks as if he canít believe he is saying this.

"Wait a minute," Jennifer says, "You would rather stay here and watch TV than go upstairs with me?"  Larry really has to think about this, struggling with himself.  "Yeah," he finally confirms with a pained voice.  Jennifer doesnít know what to think.  The front door opens and Balki enters with Mary Anne.  "Mary Anne!" Jennifer cries, jumping to her feet.  "Jennifer!" Mary Anne cries in return.  "Well, isnít this the darnedest surprise?" Larry asks.  "Cousin Larry!  Jennifer!" Balki attempts to act surprised, "Well, slap my face and call me Zsa Zsa!"  Jennifer looks at Larry and understands.  "Oh . . . so now I see whatís going on," she says, heading for the door.  "Now, now, hold on," Larry says, running to head her off, "Now, now, come on!  Come on!  Jennifer, just a minute."  He steps in front of her behind the couch and she grabs him and flings him over the back of the couch and out of her way.

Balki locks the front door with a key and stands in front of it to block Jennifer.  "Not so fast, pilgrim!" he says in a John Wayne voice.  "Balki, give me the key," Jennifer demands, holding out her hand.  "I donít think so!" Balki replies, "Ha!"  "Well then, give me the key!" Mary Anne insists, walking over to Balki and trying to wrestle it from him.  "Double ha!" Balki resists.  Both girls start tickling him and Balki cries, "Stop it!  Stop it!"  Balki tosses the key to Larry.  The girls run to Larry, Jennifer saying, "Larry, give me the key."  But Larry tosses it over the couch to Balki.  They run to the kitchen and the girls grab Balki, who again throws the key to Larry.  Larry has opened the window and tosses the key outside before shutting it again.  "Ha!" Balki and Larry say, then they turn to Mary Anne and say, "Ha!" and finally turn to Jennifer and give her a "Ha!" as well.

"There, now . . . the door is locked, the key is gone, thereís no way out," Larry announces, "Now no one is leaving here until you girls sit down and get this mess settled."  "Oh yeah?" Jennifer asks, "Well, Iím calling a locksmith to get me out of here."  Jennifer walks to the phone on the counter and starts looking in the phone book.  "Call two locksmiths!  I want to get out of here, too," Mary Anne says, walking to the end table by the couch and sitting on it.  "All right, Balki," Larry sighs, "Weíve done what we can.  Letís just forget it.  These two are never gonna get back together."  "Oh come on, Cousin," Balki says, "We canít just give up.  Just because two turtle doves want to fly the coop donít mean you make it easy for them and buy them tickets to Miami."  "Get me a locksmith, too," Larry tells Jennifer, "I gotta get outta here.  I am tired of this Mypos garbage.  ĎEvery barnyard has a silver lining.í  Give me a break."

"Well, I was just trying to be nice," Balki says, "Something you might want to try sometime, you big babasticki-head!"  Jennifer and Mary Anne watch this heated exchange with concern.  "Well, let me tell you something," Larry counters, "When you lie down with sheep . . . you wake up with ticks."  "Sticks and stones may hurt Shirley Jones but nerds will never harm me!" Balki retorts, then storms away to his room.  "Boys!" Jennifer says with alarm.  "Oh, is that supposed to mean something?" Larry yells, following Balki, "Youíve lived in this country for four years!  Why donít you learn the language?"  Balki returns to confront Larry.  "I know enough of the language to tell you what I think of you in most uncertain terms!"  "Oh yeah?" Larry says.  "Youíre short . . . youíre stubborn . . . and your short!" Balki snaps.  "This from a man who names his shoes!" Larry remarks.  "Well, if that bothers you maybe Iíll just lace up Phil and Andy and walk right out of here!" Balki states, heading for the front door and getting his coat.

"Balki, I canít believe youíre doing this!" Mary Anne cries, running to him.  "Guys!  Guys, you canít just throw away a friendship like that!" Jennifer protests, joining them.  "Why not?" Larry asks, "I canít stand living with this guy.  Iíve dreamed of living alone!  Get yourself another roommate."  "I will!" Balki says, "Roommates are a dime a dance!"  "But good friendships arenít!" Mary Anne cries, "You canít let petty disagreements break them up."  "Petty disagreements?" Larry asks, "What?  Like moving out because someone insults your hair color?"  "That happened to you, too?" Mary Anne asks in amazement.  "Uh, Mary Anne, theyíre . . . theyíre talking about us," Jennifer explains, "Theyíre trying to show us that weíre letting petty disagreements break up a friendship."  "Now come on, girls," Balki says as he hangs up his coat, "This has gone on long enough.  Itís time for you to say youíre sorry."

Larry and Balki direct Mary Anne and Jennifer to step toward each other.  They stand for a moment, neither one wanting to begin.  Finally Jennifer says, "Iím sorry, Mary Anne."  "Iím sorry, Jennifer," Mary Anne replies immediately.  They hug each other.  Balki and Larry share a smile.  "Thanks for showing us how silly we were," Mary Anne says to the guys.  "Oh," Balki sighs, stepping between them and putting one arm around each, "You made it easy."  He kisses Jennifer on the forehead and Mary Anne on the lips before stepping over to Larry.  "Hey . . . good friends are hard to come by," Larry notes.  "Cousin Larryís right," Balki agrees, "Weíre all very lucky."  "Hey, I got a great idea," Larry says, "Why donít we all go out to dinner and celebrate?"  "Thatís a great idea!" Mary Anne smiles.  "But weíre locked in," Jennifer reminds them.  "No," Larry says, pulling a key out of his pocket and holding it up, "This is the real key."  He walks to the door and tries the key in the lock, but it doesnít work.  On their looks the episode ends.


Script Variations:
There are a some very notable differences between the Revised First Draft script dated January 15, 1990 and the final episode which aired:
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The production schedule for the week shows this episode was filmed on January 18th, a Thursday night.  A note on the schedule shows that the hurricane set was due to be "struck" (taken down) that week as well.  Curiously, the date shown for set construction reset and looping for the Nightmare Vacation set is listed as December 15!  This was simply a typo, as it was corrected in the production notes included with the shooting draft (see below.)
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In this version, the episode begins with everyone playing Scrabble (although in the script it is just referred to as a "word game.")  They are having a good time.  Larry adds up his score.  "Twenty-eight and a double word score of fifty-six giving me a total of four hundred twenty-five.  Two hundred better than my closest challenger.  I love this game.  It's your turn Mary Anne."  Mary Anne quickly takes the tiles from her tray and places them on the board.  "There," she says.  "S-Y-Z-Y-G-Y?" Jennifer asks, then starts adding up her total.  "Wait a minute," Larry protests, "There's no word spelled s-y-z-y-g-y.  I challenge."  "No, Cousin, syzygy is a real word.  Mary Anne, where did you learn the Myposian word for severe tire damage?"  "Sorry, no foreign words," Larry reminds them.  Larry picks up the dictionary and begins looking for the word.  "Mary Anne, that word is worth three hundred forty points," Jennifer notes, "If it's good you'll win."  Larry is still looking through the dictionary.  "She hasn't won yet.  It ain't over till Noah Webster sings."  "Boy, I miss that little guy's show," Balki sighs.  "Syzygy," Mary Anne recites from memory, "The nearly straight line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system.  Syzygy."  They all stare at Mary Anne a beat.  "Sometimes things just come to me," Mary Anne explains.  "She's right," Larry confirms, closing the dictionary and adding, "I hate this game."  "Well, why don't we play a different game?" Balki suggests, "Jennifer, what was the game you brought down with you?"  Jennifer picks up a box and explains, "It's called the Truth Game."  "Oh, I don't know, Jennifer," Balki says, "Maybe we should do one Cousin Larry can play."  "We can all play it," Jennifer assures him, "You take a turn answering the questions that are on these cards.  There are no winners or losers but you learn a lot about each other."  "That sounds like fun," Balki says excitedly, "Can I go first?  Can I go first?"  Jennifer opens the game and removes two packets of cards.  "Okay.  But I should warn you, if you refuse to answer the question you'll have to do something embarrassing."  "I'm gamey," Balki replies.  Jennifer removes one of the cards from the packet.  "Alright, Balki.  'What bothers you the most about the person on your left.?'"  It's Larry.  "Either tell the truth or run around the room clucking like a chicken," Jennifer says.  "Can I do both?" Balki asks  "No," Jennifer answers.  "Do your chicken," Larry encourages Balki, then tells the girls, "It's really good."  "Come on, Balki.  Answer the 'truth' question," Mary Anne says.  Balki answers that Cousin Larry doesn't give himself enough credit all the good things he does.  Larry looks proud.  Jennifer and Mary Ann stare at him a beat.  "We should have gone for the chicken," Jennifer says with disappointment.  "I'm emotionally drained," Balki sighs, "Okay, Mary Anne, your turn."  The script follows the same dialogue as they tell Mary Anne to answer the question instead of singing a Barry Manilow song and Mary Anne finally says that Jennifer's habit of correcting everything she does bothers is a fault.  After Mary Anne asks, "Who's next?" Balki answers, "Cousin Larry.  Ask him a question, Jennifer."  But Jennifer keeps asking Mary Anne what she means.  "Jennifer, you're holding up the game," Mary Anne points out.  "Why don't I read my own card?" Larry finally tries.  "Shut up, Larry," Jennifer snaps at him, then insists Mary Anne explains what she means.  Mary Anne points out how every time she checks the passengers seatbelts that Jennifer follows right behind and checks them again.  "Well . . . maybe I did that once . . . or twice.  For safety," she quickly adds.  "Okay, that's settled," Larry tries to hurry them along, "Let's move on."  "And what about the time you stood right behind me when I was doing the lifevest demonstrations and you kept correcting my grammar?" Mary Anne asks.  "Well, if you're going to do something, you may as well do it right," Jennifer explains.  Balki looks to Larry and says, "They're good.  I think we're being hustled."  "And don't think I don't know that you rebalance my check book after I'm through doing it," Mary Anne adds.  Jennifer is angry now.  "Only because I got tired of your rent check bouncing every month."  "Jennifer, Mary Anne . . . " Larry coaxes them to stop.  "You read my diary without permission," Mary Anne states.  "Mary Anne, we were in seventh grade," Jennifer points out.  "Jennifer, you read Mary Anne's diary?" Larry asks with surprise.  "She sure did," Mary Anne confirms, "And the only reason I found out was because she corrected my spelling."  "I hate to stop you when you're doing so well," Balki interrupts, "But it's Cousin Larry's turn."  Jennifer says to Mary Anne, "We'll finish this upstairs.  Goodnight," then exits in a huff.  The guys are stunned.  Mary Anne follows Jennifer, yelling, "And another thing: you don't take criticism well."  After Mary Anne exits, Balki says, "Wow.  I wonder if they play as good at home as they do on the road?"
- Later in the apartment, Larry and Balki are cleaning the dishes in the kitchen.  "I hope the girls have made up by now," Larry says, "They really seemed very angry."  "Cousin, they weren't angry," Balki argues.  There is a knock at the door and Balki goes to answer it.  "You just thought they were because they are so good at playing the Truth Game," Balki explains and he crosses to the door.  Mary Anne is there and says she's moving out and when Balki asks why she says she'd rather eat glass than live with Jennifer.  Balki's reaction after Larry says he doesn't believe it is, "Cousin Larry is right.  Glass will wreak havoc with your digestive system."  After Larry points out to Mary Anne that Jennifer is her best friend and Mary Anne counters with "You mean ex-best friend," Balki says, "Cousin, you were right when you said they were fighting.  You hit the nail with your head."  Mary Anne says she's going to stay in a hotel and Balki insists she stays there, which Larry is concerned about.  After going back and forth like in the final episode, Larry says "I don't know, Balki.  Mary Anne seems to have her heart set on a hotel."  "But why, Cousin?" Balki asks, "We've got everything a hotel has . . . except an ice machine.  What do you say, Mary Anne?"  After Mary Anne goes to Balki's room, Larry tells Balki he's made a big mistake in putting them in the middle of the girls' fight.  "But, Cousin, we're helping a friend in need," Balki says.  "Balki, I know your intentions are good but we shouldn't interfere," Larry explains, "If Mary Anne wants to go to the hotel we should let her go."  "But why, Cousin?" Balki asks, "You know they'll make up tomorrow.  Why should she have to pay for a hotel?  Though she did seem to be looking forward to it.  Perhaps we should leave a mint on her pillow to make up for it."  "But, Balki, what if they don't make up tomorrow?" Larry asks, "Or the next day?  Or next week?  Or even in a month?"  "Cousin, get real," Balki scoffs, "If we keep Mary Anne in the building she and Jennifer will pass each other on the stairs.  They'll start to talk and in no time they'll realize how foolish they've been.  And if that doesn't work, we'll do it the Myposian way.  We'll tie them together at the ankles until they make up."  "Okay.  She can stay," Larry concedes.  "I knew your heart would open up," Balki smiles.  "After all, Mary Anne is a flight attendant," Larry points out, "She'll be gone most of the time.  I guess if she's not here I won't mind having her around."  "That's not quite the humanitarian attitude I anticipated but I'll take it," Balki sighs.  Mary Anne enters from Balki's bedroom and says, "I want to thank you guys again for letting me stay here."  "You're quite welcome," Balki says, "We wouldn't have it any other way."  "Actually, it couldn't have happened at a better time," Mary Anne adds, "I have the next three weeks off so I'll have lots of time to just sit around and decide what I want to do with my life after Jennifer."  Larry is stunned.  Balki considers the possibilities.  This was supposed to be the end of Act One.
- Act two begins when Larry exits his bedroom in pajamas and first startles Mary Anne in the bathroom and then crashes into the ironing board.  The description of the ironing board action is greatly simplified in this version.  Balki comes in carrying the gas station key and Larry says Mary Anne has to go and that he hasn't seen the inside of their bathroom for a week.  The scene is the same until Mary Anne starts their "breakfast service."  "Would you care for some juice?" Mary Anne asks.  "What kind do you have?" Balki asks, playing along.  "She has the same kind she had yesterday," Larry says impatiently, "And the day before that, and the day . . . "  Mary Anne checks her supply and answers, "We have orange, tomato and grapefruit."  Balki thinks about this and then answers, "I'll have orange please."  Mary Anne hands Balki a small can of orange juice and a cocktail napkin.  "Sir?" Mary Anne asks Larry, who is not enjoying this.  "No, thank you."  "Coffee?" Mary Anne asks.  "Please," Larry and Balki both answer, and set their cups on her tray so she can pour them some coffee.  "Balki, would you like pancakes or scrambled eggs?" Mary Anne asks.  "I'll have pancakes.  Thank you," Balki replies.  "Good choice," Mary Anne says, "The eggs are awful.  Larry, what would you like?"  "I'll have pancakes, too," Larry says.  "Oh, I'm sorry we just ran out of pancakes," Mary Anne apologizes, "Would eggs be all right?"  "Fine," Larry says, losing his patience.  Mary Anne goes to the refrigerator, takes out two plastic trays and puts them into the microwave.  "Breakfast will be ready in a minute and forty-five seconds.  In the meantime, I'll get you some reading material."  Mary Anne crosses into Balki's room.  The dialogue between Larry and Balki after she leaves is the same until Larry says, "They pass on the stairs and ice forms on the walls.  There's no telling how long this thing could last.  And I have had it with listening to aerobic tapes at six in the morning.  Everytime I sit down to a meal I have to take my silverware out of a little plastic bag.  I watch television and she hands me a bag of honey roasted peanuts.  Jennifer insists I'm harboring the enemy and she won't talk to me."  Larry says he's going to tell Mary Anne she has to leave.  Balki blocks his path and says, "I don't think so."  Larry takes a step to the side.  Balki again blocks his path.  They repeat this three times, then Larry fakes left, goes right and makes a mad dash for Balki's room.  Balki dives and tackles Larry onto the couch.  They wrestle for a beat.  "I'm sorry, Balki.  You were right," Larry says.  "Thank you," Balki replies.  "I don't know what I was thinking," Larry adds, "Sorry, buddy."  They sit up and gather themselves.  "I'm glad you can see it my way, Cousin," Balki sighs.  They take a deep breath.  Larry gives Balki a reassuring smile then makes another mad dash for Balki's bedroom door.  Balki jumps over the couch and runs after Larry.  He catches him and wraps his arms around him in front of the bedroom door, just as Mary Anne opens it.  Larry says there's something he has to say to her, but she starts in saying she has something she'd like to say to them.  "I want to thank you for letting me stay here.  I know I'm not the easiest person to live with but you've been great.  You've never complained about my playing aerobics tapes at dawn, tying up the bathroom or accidentally giving Larry's new suit to Goodwill."  "My new suit?" Larry asks.  "Anyway, it's really nice to know I have special friends I can count on," she says, and then she gives them the watches, explains they are from Geneva and says she was going to give them to the guys at Christmas but she couldn't wait.  The rest of the scene is the same.
When the next scene starts, Larry is on the phone with Jennifer.  "Jennifer, I'm not really taking sides in this thing.  I'm not the one who invited Mary Anne to stay with us.  Jennifer, don't hang up.  Please, don't hang up."  Larry hangs up the phone and Balki enters.  "Cousin, we're been wrecking our brains trying to get Jennifer and Mary Anne back together.  And I've got it."  "Good, maybe they we could work on a way to get Jennifer and me back together," Larry sighs, "What's your idea?"  Balki says he reminded Mary Anne that her television was still upstairs.  Larry is dubious and asks, "That's going to get them together?"  "Well, of course it is.  Don't be ridiculous," Balki says, "When Mary Anne gets up there and starts talking to Jennifer, the floodgates of friendship will open and the drought in their relationship will be over."  The rest of the scene is the same until Balki asks to hear Larry's plan.  "We'll get the girls together here in the apartment," Larry explains, "You tell Mary Anne I've taken Jennifer out to the movies, and I'll tell Jennifer you've taken Mary Anne out to the movies."  "Cousin, it's brilliant," Balki beams, then thinks and asks, "Perhaps there's more."  "There is," Larry continues, "I'll ask Jennifer to come down here, and you bring Mary Anne down here.  When they both get inside the apartment, we'll lock them in and not let them out until they settle this thing."  "It is brilliant, Cousin," Balki says, "I'll get some dip."
- Later that night, Larry and Jennifer enter the apartment and cross to the couch and sit.  "Larry, I'm sorry I hung up on you this week," Jennifer apologizes, "And I'm sorry for all those short jokes.  It's just that you've been very chummy with Mary Anne through all of this.  It's almost like you're siding with her."  "Jennifer, that's ridiculous," Larry replies, "Mary Anne knows I'm on your side.  And believe me, we're not on the best of terms."  "Well, I should hope not," Jennifer says, then notes, "Nice watch.  Is it new?"  Larry is wearing the watch Mary Anne gave him.  "Yes . . . yes it is," he says nervously, "I bought it myself.  Just a little gift to me, from me.  Just for myself.  A gift.  For myself."  He changes the subject.  "So, what do you say we stay here and watch a little TV?"  This is when Jennifer suggests they go back up to her place and Larry refuses.  "Wait a minute," Jennifer says suspiciously, "You'd rather watch TV than go upstairs with me?  Does this have something to do with getting me and Mary Anne together again?"  Larry feigns shock.  "Jennifer, I think you know me a little better than that."  When Mary Anne and Balki enter and the girls are surprised, Balki says, "Well, shave my head and call me Kojak."  After they lock the girls in Larry says, "There.  Now no one is leaving until we get this mess settled."  "And how are we going to do that?" Mary Anne asks.  "By playing the truth game," Larry answers.  "Well, you're playing without me," Jennifer says, "I'm calling a locksmith to get me out of here."  Mary Anne doesn't tell her to call her a locksmith in this version.  When Jennifer goes to the phone, Balki says, "Cousin, I knew this wouldn't work."  "If you had stuck to my plan, it would have," Larry argues.  "Cousin, you told me to lock the girls in the apartment and that's exactly what I did," Balki points out.  "Balki, you were supposed to lock them in the apartment, not us," Larry points out.  "Oh, well I guess that was the part of the plan you forgot to tell me," Balki notes.  "I thought it was obvious," Larry says, "But I forgot who I was dealing with."  "And I forgot whose plan it was.  I should have known it was doomed from the beginning," Balki says, "Why don't we ever try my plans?"  "Well, there's a good reason for that, Mr. 'This Is The Way We Do Things On Mypos,'" Larry counters.  "Well, let's hear it, Mr. 'This Is America And We'll Do It My Way,'" Balki snaps.  "Guy," Jennifer tries to interrupt.  "You know what's wrong with you?" Balki asks, "You're stubborn.  You're petty.  And you don't separate your whites from your colors."  Larry points out that Balki names his shoes and Balki says maybe he'll just lace up Phil and Andy and walk out.  "You mean you're moving out?" Larry asks.  "Yeah," Balki replies.  "Well, great!" Larry yells, "And take Dimitri with you.  He's stinking up the place."  Larry grabs Dimitri and shoves him at Balki.  Jennifer says they can't throw away a friendship like that and Larry says he can't stand living with "this guy" and says he'll find another roommate.  Balki agrees and says roommates are a dime a dance.  Mary Anne points out good friendships aren't and that they can't let petty little disagreements break them up.  "Petty disagreements?" Larry asks, "You mean like moving out because someone read your diary in the seventh grade?"  "That happened to you, too?" Mary Anne asks with amazement.  "Mary Anne, they're talking about us," Jennifer explains.  "They are?" Mary Anne asks.  "Yes.  They're trying to show us that we're letting pretty disagreements break up a friendship."  "Oh, right," Mary Anne understands, "Did I look that silly when we were arguing?"  "I think we both did," Jennifer sighs, then offers, "I'm sorry about the television."  "Friendships are very fragile and should be treated with great care," Balki points out.  Larry crosses to Balki and puts his arm around him.  "Good friends are hard to come by.  We're all very lucky," Larry offers.  "I think apologies are in order," Balki notes, "I'll go first, just to crack the ice.  I'm sorry we tricked you girls."  "That's okay, Balki," Mary Anne says, "I'm sorry, Jennifer.  Nothing should come between you and I."  "That's you and me," Jennifer corrects, then catches herself, "I'm sorry too, Mary Anne."  They hug.  "Hey, I've got a good idea," Larry says, "Let's all go out to dinner and celebrate."  "But we're locked in," Jennifer reminds him.  "All part of the plan, Jennifer," Larry smiles as he holds up a key, "This is the real key."  Larry unlocks the door.  The girls go out.  "You know, Balki, I didn't mean any of the things I said in that argument," Larry assures Balki.  "Oh, I know, Cousin," Balki says, "And I didn't mean most of the things I said about you."  "Thanks, Balki," Larry says, and then asks, "Most?"

There are a still some differences to be found in the Shooting Draft script dated January 17, 1990:
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The production notes in the shooting draft have been changed slightly.  Note the "to be determined" schedule on Wednesday for "Shoot palm leaves against cromakey back drop."  A cromakey back drop is the same as what is sometimes called "blue screen" or "green screen" in which something in filmed in front of a large green screen.  In post production, the solid color in the background can be taken out and the image superimposed over any other video.  It's not entirely clear where or if this special effect was used in the show.  We can also see that a series of TGIF spots were filmed this evening.  You can read the scripts for these below.
- In the beginning of this script, they are playing a board game.  They're having a good time.  "It's my turn," Larry says, rolling the dice.  He moves his game pieces and curses, "Damn."  "Relationship question.  Relationship question," Mary Anne says excitedly.  Jennifer pulls a card out of a box.  "Here it is," she reads, "'Describe the last dream you had about your girlfriend.'"  They all say "Ooh!" in anticipation of Larry's answer.  "Wait a minute," Balki says, "Cousin, I'll get your notebook."  "Sit down, Balki," Larry urges, then asks Jennifer, "What's the alternative?"  "Or you can cluck like a chicken," Jennifer replies.  "Well, I'm not going to cluck like a chicken," Larry insists, then says, "Well, a few nights ago I did have this dream where Jennifer and I were on the space shuttle.  And we were . . . well I . . . well, both of us were . . . weightless . . . so . . . "  Larry does a chicken imitation.  "Nobody does poultry like Cousin Larry," Balki smiles, "My turn."  Balki rolls the dice and moves his piece.  This is where the episode begins in the aired version.  After Jennifer says, "Alright, Balki, pet peeve," Balki says, "I had a pet peeve on Mypos.  They really shed."  "Balki, a pet peeve is something that annoys you," Jennifer explains.  "I know," Balki says, "All that fur.  It's enough to drive you crazy."  "Just listen to your question," Larry urges.  Then Jennifer asks Balki the question, "What bothers you the most about the person on your right?"  After Mary Anne says, "This should be good," Larry suggests, "Why don't we take a break?"  In answering the question, Balki asks himself in the middle, "How can I say this diplomatically?"  The script is the same then, except Larry says, "I could roll the dice for you," to Jennifer instead of asking if he should do it for her.  After Jennifer points out to Mary Anne that she left the oven on for three days, she adds, "You're right.  You're not careless.  You're brainless."  After Mary Anne makes the comment about the mirror, Jennifer says, "Well, at least I take pride in my appearance."  "Oh yeah, is that why you snore like a teamster?" Mary Anne asks.  "I have a feeling they won't be staying for dessert," Balki comments to Larry.  After the girls storm out in a rage, Balki tells Larry, "I'd have to give that round to Mary Anne."
- Balki's first line in the second scene is written as, "Cousin, they must have made up.  The shrieking has stopped."  After Mary Anne says she's going to stay at a hotel Balki says, "Wait a minute.  Wait a minute.  You think I'm going to let my girlfriend stay in a hotel?  You want me to have a heart attack?"  Later, when Jennifer comes down to tell them Mary Anne moved out she says, "I've never been so mad."  After Jennifer finds out Mary Anne is staying with them and Larry says, "It doesn't bother you, does it, Jennifer?" and Jennifer storms out, Balki says, "Well, no news is good news."  Larry turns on Balki and backs him into the kitchen.  This was supposed to be the end of Act One.
- In the next scene, after Balki comes in from visiting the gas station bathroom he sits on the couch and looks uncomfortable.  Larry goes to the couch and pulls Mary Anne's curling iron from under Balki.  "Mary Anne's curling iron," Larry explains.  "Too bad," Balki sighs, "I thought I had found my Mr. Microphone.  Doobie, doobie, doo."  (This bit was filmed but cut from the final episode)
- Interestingly enough, in this version of the script Mary Anne doesn't tell Balki that the eggs are awful after he chooses pancakes.  But when the show was filmed in front of the audience, she did say this line, however it was cut from the final episode anyway.  After Mary Anne says she's going to help out the girls in coach, Larry asks Balki, "This is first class?"  "I got us an upgrade," Balki explains.  The rest of the scene is the same.
- In the next scene, when Balki comes in and announces he has a plan to get Mary Anne and Jennifer back together, Larry asks what it is.  "Are you sitting down?" Balki asks proudly, "I walked the streets for hours.  Until the seed of an idea began to take root inside me.  I didn't want to rush it so I let it grow, I let it germinate in the hothouse of my imagination.  Soon it began to put forth tendrils and feelers and small buds that held the promise of a solution.  I nurtured it carefully.  I plucked away the weeds of doubt and watered it with diet cola.  I was thirsty."  "Balki.  The plan.  Tell me the plan," Larry urges.  After Balki tells Larry that he reminded Mary Anne her television was upstairs and she went up to get it, Larry comments, "Not much of a crop, Balki."  Once again, the scene continues after Balki asks to hear Larry's plan.  "You take Mary Anne out to a movie," Larry explains, "I'll invite Jennifer down here to watch TV and keep her here until you get back with Mary Anne.  When they're here, we'll lock them in and won't let them out until they settle this thing."  "I hear it.  I like it.  Let's do it," Balki agrees, "I just have one question: What movie shall we see?"
- The next scene also begins earlier, with Jennifer apologizing for hanging up on Larry and for all the short jokes.  She says she just feels Larry has been taking Mary Anne's side.  "Jennifer, that's ridiculous," Larry scoffs, "She knows I'm on your side.  And believe me, because of that, Mary Anne and I are not on the best of terms."  "Well, I should hope not," Jennifer says, then notices Larry's new watch and says, "Nice watch.  It looks like one Mary Anne bought in Geneva."  "It does?" Larry asks nervously, "Hers is nothing like this watch.  Not that I've ever seen the watch she bought.  I bought this watch in a store.  Not Geneva."  He quickly changes the subject and says, "So, what do you say we stay here and watch a little TV?"  This is when Jennifer suggests going upstairs.  After Larry refuses to go upstairs, Jennifer asks, "Larry, is there something I should know about you?"
- When the guys start to argue, Balki begins by saying, "Nice going, Cousin.  If bad planning was an Olympic event, you could go for the gold."  "Oh, my plans are no good?" Larry asks, "You should talk.  It was your plan that got Mary Anne in here in the first place."  "I was just trying to be a nice guy," Balki says, "You might try it sometime."  "I'm really sick of this, 'I'm-from-Mypos-I-love-every-living-creature' stuff," Larry counters, then says the line about when you lie down with sheep you wake up with ticks.  "Oh yeah?" Balki asks, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but birds will never harm me."  When Balki says he knows enough of the language to tell Larry what's wrong with him he doesn't say "in most uncertain terms."  "I know what's wrong with me," Larry says, "I got you for a roommate."  "Larry!" Mary Anne says with shock.  "Oh, let him talk," Balki says, "This has been a long time coming.  I'll tell you what's wrong with you, Cousin.  You're cruel.  You're selfish.  And you undertip."  The script is the same until Jennifer points out to Mary Anne that the guys were just trying to show them how they were letting petty disagreements break up a friendship.  "Did we look that silly when we were arguing?" Mary Anne asks.  "I'm afraid you did," Larry confirms.  Balki says he thinks it's time they say they're sorry.  "Well, I will if she will," Jennifer says.  "Well, I will if she will," Mary Anne agrees.  "I think you both will," Balki says, pushing them together.  They apologize and hug.  "You don't really snore like a teamster," Mary Anne says.  "I think your hair look great," Jennifer offers.  "Thanks for showing us how foolish we were," Mary Anne tells Balki and Larry.  "It was easy," Balki says modestly, "You gave us a lot to work with."  Larry suggests they go out to dinner and celebrate.  Jennifer reminds them they're locked in.  "No problem," Balki says, "I'll whip up a batch of sweet and sour sheep neck."  "Fire escape," Larry suggests, and he, Jennifer and Mary Anne head for the fire escape as the show ends.

The scripts for the TGIF promos which aired on January 26, 1990, were filmed after the filming of this episode was completed and the studio audience was gone.  You can view the pages here and you can view the spots on our YouTube Channel!

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