January 28, 2014

Help David Pomeranz and Will Vinton
Bring The Kiss to Broadway 

David Pomeranz, the incredible singer / songwriter / composer whose voice brought to life the unforgettable words of the Perfect Strangers theme song is now teaming up with the inventively talented animator Will Vinton to launch a new Broadway musical entitled The Kiss.  And they need your help to get the musical off the ground!  They have set up a Kickstarter campaign to get the funds to make it all happen.  With the songs of David Pomeranz and the creative prowess of Will Vinton, this promises to be a very entertaining production, and you can help make it a reality!  Just visit the Kickstarter campaign page below and donate what you can!  And there are some really great rewards that include a songwriting discussion session with David and original memorabilia from Will Vinton's claymation projects!  Get out of the city!

Click here to visit The Kiss Kickstarter page!

 

 

January 26, 2014

Sam Anderson Directs The Different Shades
of Hue
for The Road Theatre Company 

January 24th marked the premiere of The Road Theatre Company's debut of their production of The Different Shades of Hugh, which will play through March 15th at The Road on Magnolia location in North Hollywood, California.  The play, which explores the very personal world of an artist and questions whether anyone has the right to impose their will to change the course of an artist's vision, was written by Clete Keith and is directed by none other than Sam Anderson, who has worked with The Road Theatre Company for many years.  If you have a chance to catch this production between now and March, definitely do so!

Purchase Tickets at The Road Theatre Company website

 

 

December 17, 2013

Mark Remembers a Favorite Actor

Film fans around the world were saddened to hear of the passing of veteran actor Peter O'Toole.  Many fans remember his unforgettable role as Alan Swann in My Favorite Year performing opposite Mark Linn-Baker, who was appearing in one of his first feature-length films.  Mark shared some of his memories of working with the iconic O'Toole on WNPR's The Daily Scramble Show with Colin McEnroe, recalling that the relationship he shared with O'Toole on the screen was very similar to the relationship they experienced in real life, with O'Toole taking himk under his wing as an actor, and that they maintained their friendship even after filming, meeting several times over the years.  You can listen to Mark's interview by clicking the link below:

Listen to Mark Linn-Baker's Memories of Peter O'Toole
on WNPR News' The Daily Scramble Show

 

 

September 3, 2013

A Personal Message From David Pomeranz
to All Perfect Strangers Fans!

We were thrilled when we heard from David Pomeranz's manager that the singer / songwriter and vocalist on one of the most memorable television theme songs of all time, Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now, had a personal message to share with you!  Here is David's message, in his own words:

Hello, dear “Perfect Strangers” Fans!  

I am so happy to know this site has been designed for lovers and fans of this great show.

I was fortunate to be the one who sang Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay's theme song, which we first recorded in 1986 and which we then continued to regularly update until the show's Finale in 1992.  I think one of the reasons the song has remained so beloved after all these years, aside from its association with the warm and hilariously-drawn characters of Larry and Balki, is its uplifting message.  It says, “I'm going to carry on and reach my dream, no matter what,” and that thought, floating on top of that gorgeous melody, makes the song something truly universal and timeless.  I adore singing it to this day and whenever I do perform it in my concerts, it gets a tremendous ovation.  People genuinely love this song!

As far as my own musical adventures since “Perfect Strangers”, I've been continuing to create up a storm recording, writing and performing.  If you want to find out more, feel free to check out my new website and go to my Facebook page as well.  There'll be all kind of goodies you can see up there and I look forward to sharing them with you.

I want to thank Linda Kay, the creator of this site, for giving me a chance to say hello and to thank you for loving the show as you do.  It has given so much pleasure to so many people, I am proud to have been a part of it all.

In the immortal words of the great sage, Balki, “keep standing tall on the wings of your dream!!

Best,

DAVID POMERANZ

Visit David Pomeranz's Official Website

 

 

April 2, 2013

What's the Weather in PA, Bronson?

Bronson Pinchot and Butch Patrick were recent guests on Fox Morning News, Channel 43, in Pennsylvania to promote their appearance at The American Music and Pop Culture Expo in Hershey.  During the course of the segment Bronson got involved with both the weather and traffic reports, which quickly went viral! The weather report portion has been shared around the internet quite a bit, but the wonderful Stuart (who assisted Bronson at his convention table) pointed us in the direction of this extended clip on YouTube!  Thanks, Stuart!!

Watch the extended segment on YouTube!

 


March 19, 2013

The Bronson Pinchot Project on Hulu.com!

Cousins, we're very excited to announce that season one of The Bronson Pinchot Project is now available to view on Hulu.com!  For those of you who have not been able to see the show yet, this is the perfect opportunity to catch the complete first season online!  (Very sorry to note that these episodes may not play for fans outside the U.S.)  We're embedding the first episode below and encourage you to visit Hulu.com to watch the rest.  Enjoy!

 

Visit Hulu.com to watch Season One of The Bronson Pinchot Project!

 


February 19, 2013

Bronson to Appear at Pop Culture Expo

We've just received word (thanks to Cousin Stuart on our Facebook group) that Bronson Pinchot is scheduled to appear at The American Music and Pop Culture Expo in Hershey, Pennsylvania the weekend of March 29th & 30th!  Other guests already signed to appear include Butch Patrick, Geri (Fake Jan) Rieschl and Paris (Mike TV) Themmen.  More information can be found at the event's website.  (And, as always with these events, guests are subject to change.)

 

Visit The American Music and Pop Culture Expo website for more info!

 


January 15, 2013

Bronson Gives TVFirstLook.com the "A's" to their "Q's"
and
Mark Answers an Important "Q" with "I Do!"

Many thanks to Cousin Missy for alerting us to this Q&A interview with Bronson from TVFirstLook.com in which they ask him about the second season of The Bronson Pinchot Project.  But we'll let Bronson speak for himself in his own inimitable way . . . .

Click here to read the TVFirstLook.com Q&A with Bronson!

And normally we don't like to report stories which touch upon the personal lives of the P.S. actors and actresses, but there had been some speculation and discussion about rumors surrounding Mark's marital status in recent years.  So when this article from The New York Times crossed our desk last week we felt it would be okay to share it here, as we're so glad to see Mark finding happiness again!  Congratulations!!

Click here for the NY Times article about Mark's recent marriage

 


January 8, 2013

The Bronson Pinchot Project
Returns to DIY Network on January 12th!

It's with great excitement we announce the return of The Bronson Pinchot Project to the DIY Network on January 12th at 11:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. PT.)  The first episode of the second season is entitled "Federal Sitting Room," and we can't wait to see what kind of surprises Bronson has in store for us this season!  In addition, Bronson has been whetting our appetites with photos of some of his projects on his official blog (link below), so be sure to follow Bronson there and on Twitter, as well as getting all of the latest updates from Bronson Pinchot Online!

 

Click here to visit Bronson's Official Blog

Click here to visit The Bronson Pinchot Project Project DIY page!

 


November 20, 2012

Helping Bronson's Masterpieces Look Their Best!

Bronson takes a lot of time and care in his home restorations, and to make everything look its absolute best in the translation to television is the amazingly talented photographer / videographer Lem Lattimer, who is currently featuring some of his beautiful photos and video of Bronson's home (and hometown) done for both the show and for the news media on his website.  Please take the time to take a look at his work, not only for Bronson but in general (we have embedded his video reel for Bronson's show below!)  It's clear to see why The Bronson Pinchot Project is such a beautiful program with so many people putting this much time and talent in its creation!  Many thanks to Cousin May for bringing this fabulous site to our attention on our Forums!

 

Click here to visit Lem Lattimer's website

 


October 23, 2012

Bronson Scheduled for First-Ever
Convention Appearance!

It was with great excitement we learned from a longtime, devoted Perfect Strangers fan (thank you very much, Cousin!) that Bronson Pinchot is scheduled to appear at the Chiller Theatre Expo being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey this upcoming weekend of October 26-28, 2012.  Bronson should be available to sign autographs all three days of the convention (be sure to check the Chiller Theatre Expo website for possible last-minute changes in schedule or guests.)  The horror-themed celebrity convention includes a wide variety of celebrity guests and will also feature a Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday night!  Other guests scheduled to appear include Joan Collins, Lee Majors, Penny Marshall, Valerie Harper and Danny Glover, plus many, many more!  This is Bronson's very first appearance at this kind of celebrity convention and we're very excited to see him participating in these kind of shows!  If you're going to be in New Jersey this weekend, be sure to stop in and see Bronson to show your support!

Click here for more information about the Chiller Theatre Expo

 


October 23, 2012

Sam Anderson's Timely Political Appearance
on NCIS: Los Angeles

With election season in full swing it's only natural that many shows will feature politics as plot points, and tonight's episode of NCIS: Los Angeles is no exception.  The plot of the episode is that a the NCIS team has to investigate whether or not a senatorial candidate's staffer's death was an accident or murder.  Sam Anderson appears in this episode as the character Senator Dick Osborne, so we're hoping he will have a substantial role on the episode!  Be sure to tune in to CBS tonight at 9:00 p.m. to catch Sam Anderson's latest television appearance!

Click here to visit the official NCIS: Los Angeles website

 


September 22, 2012

That's So Bronson!

Many thanks to Cousin Missy for letting us know about the new Do It Yourself Network show entitled That's So 80's which debuted last week.  Hosted by Joey Lawrence (remember him?) the show looks back on the best and worst of the 1980's, mostly from a design standpoint.  Done in the same style as VH-1's hugely popular show I Love the (fill in the decade or year), the show features a group of guest commentators who give their opinions on the topics at hand.  Bronson Pinchot has been amongst these guest commentators, giving his input on such varied subjects as popcorn ceilings, Chia pets, ferns and plastic flowers.  Capitalizing on HGTV and DIY's star power, other commentators include Vanilla Ice, David Bromstead and Tanika Ray plus other various designers and comedians.  It's likely that Bronson will continue to appear on the series throughout its run, so be sure to add it to your DVR's recording schedule!

Visit DIY's That's So 80's Webpage

 


June 26, 2012

TV Out of the Box Exhibit!

Earlier this year we reported about a brand new exhibit of television memorabilia currently on display at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.  The Warner Bros. showcase, entitled "Television Out of the Box" includes various props, costumes and even sets from classic Warner Bros. shows which you can see for yourself in person at the Center!  We have heard from Cousin Chris, who recently visited the exhibit and gave us a full report of what he saw there.  While there wasn't a lot of Perfect Strangers material, there was one very interesting costume of Balki's on display . . . but wait, Cousins . . . what's wrong with this picture?  Click on the link below to read our full report!

Click here to read more about Cousin Chris' visit!

Click here for more information on Television Out of the Box

 


May 8, 2012

Chasing Your Dreams Online via Balki!

Cousins, not since the release of the first and second seasons of Perfect Strangers on DVD has there been such a buzz about the show, and it's all thanks to one creative Cousin named Jason Oda who took the time to create the "perfect" video game, Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now!  Based on our favorite show, this game is actually a loving tribute to the series, carrying over the central theme of "working to make your dreams come true" from the series and infusing it with enough familiar images, sounds and scenarios to tickle the lamb chop of any PS fan!  The game begins with users being asked to choose a dream they would like to come true.  Then with Balki as a runner, the player runs through the entire Perfect Strangers theme song (the length of the actual gameplay!) trying to collect stars along the way.  The more stars you get, the closer you get to achieving your dream!  And if you get all the stars you get an extra little video bonus at the end (we won't spoil the surprise if you want to play it through for yourself!)  Along the way are familiar faces (Cousin Larry, Mary Anne and Jennifer, as well as Dimitri) and familiar places (Mypos and Chicago.)  Balki not only runs during the course of his adventures, but he also flies!  And you can play the game over and over again, each time earning a special PS-related ranking!  The game is just an incredible amount of fun and it's so nice to see something being adapted in a loving, caring way instead of just being thrown together as an outright parody for a change.  Our hats off to Jason for doing a great job with this fun game, and we are very happy to have been able to ask him some questions about his inspiration for this game, which you can find at the link below!  Get out of the city!

Play Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now online now!

Read our exclusive Q&A with the game's creator Jason Oda!

 


April 24, 2012

Mark is Part of "The Dream Team"
on The Good Wife Season Finale

The Good Wife has been enjoying notable popularity since its debut on CBS in 2009 and the network is pulling out all the stops for the show's third season finale, bringing in guest stars as well as return appearances by popular characters played by Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton!  Mark Linn-Baker will be appearing as a judge who will be ruling in the Canning case in the episode entitled "The Dream Team."  It promises to be a very exciting season wrap-up, so be sure to tune in on April 29th at 9:00 p.m. on CBS to see this very latest television appearance by Mark!  And as soon as the show is available online, we will link to it from here!

Watch 'The Dream Team' episode of The Good Wife on CBS.com!

 


April 10, 2012

Bronson Shares an Observation

This was posted recently on YouTube and speaks for itself.  Thanks, Bronson!

 


April 3, 2012

Lower Coast Skies are Standing Tall

You may have recently heard the rockin' updated version of the Perfect Strangers' theme song, Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now, as recorded by Australian band Lower Coast Skies.  But how did this amazing cover version of the iconic song come about?  Why did band members Breno, Dave, Tony and Joel record this particular theme song?  And is the Wollongong-based band actually standing tall on their wings of their dreams?  Well, we were very fortunate that the band was more than willing to answer our many questions for them!  Not only that, they actually recorded their answers on video!  Our first remote video interview, Cousins!  Get out of the city!  So sit back, grab some goat doodles or potato crumbs (or your Couch Po-tah-to food of choice) and enjoy this entertaining interview from this really amazing band, Lower Coast Skies!

Click here for the exclusive video interview with Lower Coast Skies!

 


March 27, 2012

The Paley Center is No
'Perfect Stranger' to Television History!

We're thrilled to bring you news about a brand new installation which has been set up at the Paley Center for Media located in Beverly Hills, California.  Warner Bros. has work with the Center to create "Television Out of the Box," an exhibit of television memorable from many of the studios' iconic shows which will be on display from now through 2015!  The exhibit includes props, costumes, photos, set pieces, video clips, photo ops and original animation from many of Warner Bros. best-loved shows, including Perfect Strangers!  We will be making a visit to the Paley Center soon to check out the exhibit for ourselves and hopefully have more detailed information about exactly what Perfect Strangers items are included, but fans of television in general will definitely not want to miss out on this terrific exhibit!  Just a very few of the shows represented are Friends, Seinfeld, Babylon 5, Smallville and Monk.  There will be a section devote to Lorimar shows as well as a Theme Song Theatre where fans can sing-along to the opening tunes of their favorite shows and so much more!  And the exhibit will change over time with new items being brought in on occasion.  So if you're planning a trip to the Los Angeles area any time between now and 2015, definitely make a note on your clipboards to stop by and see this incredible collection of television memorabilia!

Click here for more information on Television Out of the Box

 


March 20, 2012

If the Vest Fits, Wear It!

It's been a really exciting couple of months for Bronson's fans as we watch him ride the media wave surrounding his terrific new show, The Bronson Pinchot Project.  In many of the interviews references have been made to Perfect Strangers, but not until Bronson was interviewed by Lara Spencer of ABC News for a segment which aired on Good Morning, America, did the topic of a possible reunion come up.  At the end of her segment, Lara Spencer proclaimed that Bronson reportedly told her that he would love to do a Perfect Strangers reunion as soon as he lost enough weight to fit into Balki's vests again.  It's a shame this portion of the interview didn't air, because it would have been telling to be able to see Bronson's attitude when saying this to know if it was more of a tongue-in-cheek remark than serious commitment to any new P.S. project (and as far as we know there are no such reunion projects currently in the works.)  Still, the prospect of seeing "Balki" in his vests again is an exciting one!  Get out of the city!

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Read a full report about the interview on ABCNews.go

 


February 21, 2012

Bronson Continues Media Campaign

We've been so excited to see Bronson doing so much promotion for his new DIY series, The Bronson Pinchot Project.  A complete list of the shows (those which are available, at least) can be found on The Bronson Pinchot Project page we've set up (link below.)  We usually don't find out about these appearances until after the fact, but this week we can give you a heads up about one!  Bronson will be appearing on Frank Fontana's webstream program Down and Dirty on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:00 p.m. Central Time.  Since the show is done live out of Chicago we don't know if Bronson will be interviewed by phone or in person, but either way it should be an interesting show!

Click here for the Down and Dirty site on Livestream.com

 


February 14, 2012

Bronson "Comes Clean" (Literally!)
in a Reimagine That! Interview

Bronson has been very busy the past week promoting his new DIY network series The Bronson Pinchot Project, and so we were very excited when he generously agreed to take time out of his hectic schedule to be interviewed by Chris Mann on his podcast Retroality.TV Presents: Reimagine That!   The show is co-produced by Linda Kay (yours truly) and since the podcast focuses on re-inventing and re-imagining your life, promoting Bronson's new show in which he re-imagines old houses seemed like too much of a perfect fit to pass up!  Bronson is both hilarious and honest, giving us insight into the special connection he and Perfect Strangers fans feel about Balki.  He also speaks candidly about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, the experience of sharing a deeply personal dream on Celebrity Nightmares Decoded, and how he came to return to "unscripted" television after his previous experience on the "unreality" show, The Surreal Life.  And there were also a few surprises, the likes of which only Bronson, in his uninhibited way, could offer!

Listen to Bronson Interview on Reimagine That!

Catch up on ALL of Bronson's latest promotion on
our new The Bronson Pinchot Project page!

Visit DIY's official website for The Bronson Pinchot Project!

 


January 31, 2012

Think Of It As "This Really Old House"!

The publicity for Bronson's new series, The Bronson Pinchot Project, has now begun in earnest, and so we are offering the following links to some of the stories that began appearing around the Internet today!  We are excited about the publicity the show is getting and hope it will be a really big success for both Bronson and the DIY Network!  Most places are reprinting the press materials released by DIY right now, and of these the Sun Herald's layout is the best, so check it out!

Read the Sun Herald's article on The Bronson Pinchot Project!

Visit DIY's official website for The Bronson Pinchot Project!

 


January 31, 2012

Can't Wait for The Bronson Pinchot Project
Premiere?  You Don't Have To!

The DIY Network has made available the first episode of The Bronson Pinchot Project on their website to view, so we are very happy to be able to embed it for you here!  (Please note this viewer does not play for fans outside the U.S.  So very sorry!)



Visit DIY's official website for The Bronson Pinchot Project!

 


January 17, 2012

Sizzling with The Bronson Pinchot Project!

The DIY Network has now posted a really cool promo video for The Bronson Pinchot Project, which debuts on the cable network on January 21st before starting it's regular run on February 11th!  Fans have known about Bronson's historical renovations in Harford, Pennsylvania, for some time and are very excited to finally have the opportunity to see Bronson working on his beloved homes and buildings!



Visit DIY's official website for The Bronson Pinchot Project!

 


January 10, 2012

Want to Renovate Your Home Like Bronson?
Why Not Do It Yourself?

We've been anxiously awaiting the debut this month of Bronson's new series for the Do It Yourself Network (DIY) entitled The Bronson Pinchot Project!  The first commercial for this new series is already airing, so here's a very brief sneak peek at the show!  We will be bringing you more information about the series at we learn more, but don't forget to be tuned to DIY on January 21st for the sneak preview episode!



Visit DIY's official website for The Bronson Pinchot Project!

 


January 3, 2012

Rebeca Arthur Loves Her Cool Slumber Pad!

It has been many years since we've seen Rebeca Arthur in the public eye at all, but thanks to sharp-sighted Cousin Cheryl, fans can now see her again, albeit briefly, in a television commercial for the Cool Slumber Pad, a pad which fits on top of your regular pillow to regulate the temperature and keep you cool and comfortable.  You can now see her in the commercial by watching it here!  Let's hope this means we may be seeing more of Rebeca again in the near future!

Watch the commercial for the Cool Slumber Pad
on the product's official website!

 

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