Perfect Strangers Episode Guide
Season Six Credits
(1990 - 1991)

Broadcast Information:
24 episodes aired from September 28, 1990 through May 3, 1991 on Fridays at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. then moved to 9:30 p.m. from April 19, 1991 on.

Opening Credits:

Bronson Pinchot
Mark Linn-Baker
Melanie Wilson as Jennifer
(once again the girls' names switched so Melanie has top credit this season)
Rebeca Arthur as Mary Anne
Belita Moreno as Lydia
Sam Anderson as Mr. Gorpley
Alisan Porter as Tess
(on New Kid on the Block)

Consulting Producer: James O’Keefe
Supervising Producer: Terry Hart
Co-Executive Producer: Paula A. Roth
Executive Producers: William Bickley & Michael Warren

End Credits:

Executive Producers: Thomas L. Miller; Robert L. Boyett
Producer: John B. Collins
Producer: Tom Devanney
Co-Producer: Bill Daley (up until The Men Who Knew Too Much, pt. 1 & 2)
Associate Producer: Michael J. Morris (as just Michael Morris on Finders Keepers and Grandpa)
Executive Story Editors: Barry O’Brien & Cheryl Alu (credit changed to Co-Producers on The Sunshine Boys)
Story Editor: Tom Amundsen
Story Editor: Thomas R. Nance
Creative Consultant: Judy Pioli (not credited on all episodes)
Executive Consultant: Dale McRaven
Unit Production Manager / First Assistant Director: Miles Kristman (just Unit Production Manager on The Men Who Knew Too Much; Duck Soup; Great Balls of Fire; See You in September)
First Assistant Director: Robert Altshuler (The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2); Connie Garcia-Singer (Duck Soup; Great Balls of Fire; See You in September)
Second Assistant Director: Robert Altshuler; Larry Lerner (The Men Who Knew Too Much, pt. 1 & 2)
Second Unit Director: Fred Waugh (The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2)
Director of Photography: Gregg Heschong; David Nowell (with Gregg Heschong on The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2); Tony Askins, A.S.C. (Finders Keepers; then Little Apartment of Horrors on)
Edited by: John Randle (with Jerry Davis on The Ring); Jerry Davis (Black Widow; Finders Keepers; See How They Run)
Supervising Art Director: Lynn Griffin
Art Director: David K. Marshall
Executive in Charge of Casting: Barbara Miller, C.S.A.
Casting by: Joanne Koehler
Music by: Jesse Frederick & Bennett Salvay; Steven Chesne (New Kid on the Block; The Break Up; The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2; The Ring; Black Widow; Finders Keepers; See How They Run; Climb Every Billboard; Great Balls of Fire)
Theme Song "Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now" by: Jesse Frederick & Bennett Salvay
Theme Song Performed by: David Pomeranz
Men’s Wardrobe: Bob Squire
Women’s Wardrobe: Gina Trikonis
Set Decorator: Melody Lavigna
Special Assistant: Marilyn Bagley (credit changed to Continuity Supervisor on Hocus Pocus)
Make-Up: Dorinda Carey (Safe at Home; A Horse is a Horse); Robert Ryan (New Kid on the Block; Family Feud; Call Me Indestructible; Black Widow); Lisa Pharren (The Break Up); Joe Hailey (The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2; The Sunshine Boys; then Hocus Pocus on)
Hair Stylist: Joy Zapata (Safe at Home; A Horse is a Horse); Gail Rowell-Ryan (New Kid on the Block; Call Me Indestructible); Sylvia Surdu (The Break Up; Family Feud; Black Widow); Laurel Van Dyke (The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2; The Ring; then The Sunshine Boys on); Dianne Pepper (Duck Soup)
Property Master: Dominic Belmonte
Technical Coordinator: Erik Emi; Phil Perez (Finders Keepers; then I Saw That on T.V. on); Judi Elterman (Little Apartment of Horrors)
Sound Mixer: Jim Ford (with Clark King on The Men Who Knew Too Much pt. 1 & 2)
Music Director: Gregory Sill
Post Production Services by: Laser Edit, Inc. (changed to Laser-Pacific from Out to Sync on); Telecine Tech; Image Transform, Inc. (instead of Telecine Tech on Speak, Memory)
Color by: CFI
Re-Recording Mixers: David E. Fluhr; Rick Himot
Re-Recorded by: Compact Sound Services
Sound Editor: Catherine Flynn
Music Editor: Robert H. Raff

This Motion Picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries, and its unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious.  Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual entities is purely coincidental.

Cartoon Clip Courtesy of WARNER BROS., INC. (on The Men Who Knew Too Much, pt. 2)

I.A.T.S.E. #446301 (the number changed with the various episodes and sometimes wasn’t listed at all)


Country of first publication United States of America. Lorimar Television is the author of this film / motion picture for purposes of Article 15 [2] of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.

Executive In Charge of Production: R. Robert Rosenbaum
MILLER * BOYETT Productions
in association with
Lorimar Television


The theme song remained the same, except that it was more common for shorter and shorter versions to be played before the show.

Press Kit Information


Making it on your own in the big city is tough.  Making it on your own as a journalist in the big city is tougher.  But pursuing this dream with your Mediterranean goat-herding cousin who’s also your best friend makes it nearly impossible and promises unusual, if not bizarre, experiences on the sixth season of "Perfect Strangers," starring Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker.  As Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton, respectively, this oil and water duo are in the truest sense, "Perfect Strangers." "Perfect Strangers" airs Fridays (9:00 - 9:30 PM, PT) on the ABC Television Network

In the first season, Balki, a professional goat herder on the small Mediterranean island of Mypos, decided to seek a better way of life and emigrated to the United States and pursue his peculiar version of the American dream.  So off he went, devoid of inhibitions, full of idealism, fresh naivete and an enthusiasm for everything.  Everything.

And coincidentally across the globe, Balki’s midwestern cousin Larry Appleton had also broken away from his parents’ comfortable nest and was peacefully asserting his independence in the big city of Chicago while attempting to became a famous photojournalist.  But when his heretofore unknown cousin arrived at his newly acquired doorstep, Larry’s calm and steady existence was suddenly and drastically altered.  Reluctantly, Larry agreed to take him in and, ultimately, teach him the ropes of "making it in America."

Now entering their sixth season together, the cousins continue their friendship / romance with another odd pairing, stewardesses Jennifer and Mary Anne (Melanie Wilson and Rebeca Arthur, respectively) who live upstairs. Jennifer, a sensible, beautiful blond has Larry completely smitten while Mary Ann (sic), also blond, but the essence of flighty, has found a common soul in the naive Balki.  This year, the foursome will become acquainted with a 7 year old latch-key child (Alisan Porter) who also lives in the building.

The cousins continue their jobs at the Chicago Chronicle, one of Chicago’s largest daily newspapers.  Although still located on the bottom floor of the building, far from the action and a breath away from the parking garage, the high-strung Larry has become an even more integral part of the investigative reporting team, often persuading a reluctant Balki to put aside his mailroom duties to help with his increasing undercover work.

Returning to the cast this season will be Lydia Cooper (sic, her last name is Markham) (Belita Moreno), the neurotic advice columnist who is so overwhelmed with people’s problems that she often turns to the ever-available pair for some advice of her own, and Sam Gorpley (Sam Anderson), Balki’s tyrannical mailroom boss.

Despite Larry’s attempts to instruct Balki in the idiosyncracies of Americans, Balki still retains a fresh innocence and spontaneity that provides the practical and rigid Larry a whole new, and often bizarre, perspective on life.

"Perfect Strangers" is a Miller•Boyett Production in association with Lorimar Television.  Thomas L. Miller, Robert L. Boyett, William Bickley and Michael Warren serve as executive producers.  Paula Roth is co-executive producer; producers are Terry Hart, Alan Plotkin, John Collins, and Tom Devanney; consulting producer is James O’Keefe, co-producer is Bill Dailey, and Michael Morris serves as associate producer.


The following are cast and production credits for "Perfect Strangers," the comedy series on the ABC Television Network.
On Air: Friday, 9:00 - 9:30 PM, PT

Origination: Filmed at Lorimar Studios, Culver City, CA
Format: Half-hour comedy
Produced by: Miller•Boyett Productions in association with Lorimar
Executive Producers: Thomas L. Miller; Robert L. Boyett; William Bickley; Michael Warren
Co-Executive Producer: Paula Roth
Producers: Terry Hart; Alan Plotkin; John Collins; Tom Devanney
Consulting Producer: James O’Keefe
Co-Producer: Bill Dailey
Associate Producer: Michael Morris
Premiere Date: March 25, 1986; 6th Season
Press Representative: Pam Godsick

(Executive Producers)

In this, their sixth year at Lorimar Television, Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett are at the helm of six prime time comedy series.  This incredibly successful production team is responsible for "Perfect Strangers," "The Hogan Family," "Full House," "Family Matters," "The Family Man" and "Going Places."

Previously, Miller and Boyett were partnered with Edward Milkis at Paramount Studios where they produced such top-rated series as "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork and Mindy."

Miller, who formerly served as a development executive at both Paramount and Twentieth Century-Fox, co-produced the popular feature films "Silver Streak" in 1976 and "Foul Play" in 1978 under the Miller / Milkis banner.  Boyett was formerly Senior Vice President of Television at Paramount and prior to that served as a development executive at ABC Television.

Under the Miller Boyett Productions banner, the pair created and developed the critically acclaimed television series "Bosom Buddies," as well as "Angie," "Joanie Loves Chachi" and "Out of the Blue."  They also produced the feature film "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1982.

(Executive Producers)

William Bickley and Michael Warren began their association in 1973 when Warren became associate producer on the musical / comedy series "The Partridge Family," which was being co-produced by Bickey.  In 1975, the pair began writing as a team and soon had written scripts for such comedy series as "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley" and "Welcome Back, Kotter."

Bickley and Warren have produced the television series "What’s Happening!", "Please Stand By" and the ninth season of "The Love Boat," and have served as executive story consultants on "Happy Days," "Joanie Loves Chachi" and "The Good Time Girls."

They began on "Perfect Strangers" as supervising producers at the series’ inception, then became that series’ co-executive producers. Last season they also served as creators / supervising producers on "Family Matters."  Bickley and Warren currently serve as executive producers on "Perfect Strangers," "Family Matters" and "The Family Man."