October 31, 1991
Strangers' gets into another fine mess
Inside TV by Peter Johnson
Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot played Ralph Kramden and Ed
Norton, a.k.a. The Honeymooners, on ABC's Perfect
Friday at 9
EST/PST they return to the past again -- this time as Stan
Laurel (Pinchot) and Oliver Hardy.
The guys are building a gazebo in the backyard and someone says
gee, don't they remind you of Laurel and Hardy? The screen
goes from color to black and white (unless you have a black and
white set) and the boys do shtick.
became apparent to us," says co-executive producer Paula A.
Roth, "is that over the years, their relationship has
become very Laurel and Hardy-esque, and this was a wonderful
opportunity to address that."
next? "We've done The Honeymooners and Laurel
and Hardy; maybe next we'll do Lucy and Ethel." Say
it isn't so! Perfect Strangers: The Cross Dressers.