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#13, October 1991
The seventh season has just begun but
already there have been both consistencies and inconsistencies to point out!
We must thank the writers for bringing
back flashes from the past. One person mentioned twice already this
season is Balki and Larry's former neighbor, Mrs. Schlegelmilch. Balki was
distressed because he vaguely recalled pushing her down the garbage chute when
they were drunk at Larry's bachelor party. Later, when Jennifer was trying
to scare Balki into seeing how bleak their future would be when they couldn't
afford their new house, Balki first guessed the homeless person Jennifer was
referring to was Mrs. Schlegelmilch. Even though she won't be their
neighbor any more we hope they find some way to keep mentioning her!
Back again for the first time in what
seems like a long time was Jimmy, the Chronicle's security guard, who showed up
for Larry's bachelor party.
Back again was Balki's ritual of sitting
among the ashes when he felt he'd done wrong in a touching moment from The
Bachelor Party. There was also another joke about Larry having no
upper lip while they were standing in the line-up in the wedding episode.
How long has it been since Larry has cried
out, "Why don't you help me?" or "Why aren't you helping
me?" to Balki in a moment of stress? It happened again after the
bachelor party when Larry was trying to find a way to cover up his tattoo!
And Pioli's Pizza got another mention as
the phone number Jennifer quickly gave Balki while trying to convince their
realtor to let them out of their house lease.
But there was one major inconsistency that
kind of threw off the wedding scene for half a second. It was when Balki
said he never had a brother or a sister. This will be emphasized in a
future episode as well but didn't Balki tell Olivia Crawford that his sister
Yanna had made the tapestry she came to see? But of course that was the
tapestry Balki made for Larry for Christmas some time ago! Keep an eye
open for it hanging up in the new house!