Set for 'Perfect Strangers'
Fans of ABC's
"Perfect Strangers" will be shocked, then puzzled,
then reassured and delighted to know that the show will see
major changes in the fall season.
Balki (Bronson Pinchot),
the Middle-European foolish-yet-wise star, is getting a
permanent job in the mail room of a major metropolitan
daily. And Balki and "Cousin Larry" (Mark
Linn-Baker) are getting a new apartment, one in which Balki will
have a room of his own.
These moves will give
Balki that all-important sense of stability and self-worth, as
well as put an end to any audience suspicions about where he's
Baker and Pinchot both
went to Yale, though they only overlapped one year. A
couple of TV critics said this must be an important influence in
their harmonious acting partnership. They said forget it.
Pinchot: "It has
nothing to do with where we went to school."
Linn-Baker: "It has
to do with previous influences, like 'Bugs Bunny.'"
Pinchot: "I also
watch 'Moonlighting' and old 'Lucy' shows, but 'Bugs' is the