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Old 10-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Don't be ridiculous! (Perfect Strangers News)

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PERFECT STRANGERS TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
FEBRUARY 12, 2008

Four-Disc DVD Set will Feature 28 Episodes From
the First and Second Season of the Emmy-Nominated Show
as Well as Enhanced Content

BURBANK, CA (October 17, 2007) – Culture clash has never been funnier than on the classic, hit comedy Perfect Strangers, which makes its highly-anticipated debut on DVD, February 12, 2008 from Warner Home Video (WHV). The DVD release will offer consumers the first two seasons of the three-time Emmy-nominated series. Retailing at $29.98 SRP, the set is comprised of four discs, which feature 28 fantastic episodes as well as hilarious bonus material.

Set in Chicago, Perfect Strangers focuses on the relationship of two distant cousins, whose personalities and life experiences could not be any more different. The series begins when high-strung Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) opens his apartment to cousin Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot, Step-by-Step), an idealistic, naïve shepherd from the fictitious island-nation of Mypos. New to America, Balki often misunderstands the culture, which leads to some delightfully hilarious situations. Color TV, game shows, singles bars, soda pop cans and even pink lemonade are some of the modern day oddities that amaze the innocent and lovable Balki, whose signature catchphrase, "Of course not, don't be ridiculous!" kept television audiences laughing throughout the show's lengthy and successful run. The series also stars Melanie Wilson (Family Matters) as Jennifer Lyons, Rebecca Arthur (Grace Under Fire) as Mary Anne Spencer, Ernie Sabella (Saved by the Bell, The Lion King) as Donald Twinkacetti, and Belita Moreno (George Lopez) as Edwina Twinkacetti.

Perfect Strangers originally premiered on ABC in 1986 and became an instant hit with viewers. The show aired for eight seasons and was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Currently, it is listed as the eighth most requested unreleased show on TVshowsonDVD.com.

Aside from featuring 28 episodes, the DVD set will also include a clip montage featuring the "Dance of Joy," a very popular recurring element of the series.

"For years consumers have been pleading to have Perfect Strangers released on DVD. We are delighted to make their wish come true with the release of the show's first two seasons on DVD," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. She added, "The combination of Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker starring as Balki and Larry created a brilliant comedic duo that delivered rich, hilarious slapstick comedy audiences of all ages could appreciate. We are excited to release this eagerly anticipated title and think it will be well received by consumers."

Perfect Strangers: The Complete First & Second Seasons will be available in a four-disc DVD box set from WHV on February 12, 2008 for $29.98 SRP. WHV will support the release of Perfect Strangers: The Complete First & Second Seasons with an extensive national online media campaign.


Perfect Strangers: The Complete First & Second Seasons
Street Date: February 12, 2008
DVD SRP: $29.98
Running Time: Approx 644 Minutes
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I've been saying for the longest time that this needs to come out on DVD!!!!!!!!!!
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Yay! I can still remember some of the episodes from this show..like the time I believe Larry and Balki went up in the hot air balloon with their girlfriends..classic. Weird that I remember that.
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Oh my god, I used to love that show!
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staaaaanding taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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Balki's mother (grand-mother?): in a high-pitched voice: "Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalki!"

I used to love this show!
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Wait, Cousin Larry is on Law and Order?


Wasn't Family Matters a spin off of this? Without Balki, there would have been no Urkel. Damn you, Balki.
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Oh my god, I used to love that show!
Oh my god, me too!!
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Wait, Cousin Larry is on Law and Order?


Wasn't Family Matters a spin off of this? Without Balki, there would have been no Urkel. Damn you, Balki.

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I'll have to dig around to find some pics of Mr. Blu when we were in our late teens, early 20's. So many people used to comment on how much they thought he looked like Mark Linn Baker that several of our friends starting referring to him exclusively as "Cousin Larry".

Let me just say that Mr. Blu was less than amused. (Although I have to admit, the resemblence was there. )
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While this is all fine and good - where the hell is 'The Wonder Years' DVD sets???
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OK, Mr. Blu will kill me if he ever sees this thread. He's not been called "Cousin Larry" in years.

Here's Mark Linn Baker in an undated photo, but most likely the late 80's:


Here's my guy in 1990:


Not exactly identical, but close enough that a LOT of people commented on it. <-- That was Mr. Blu.

It was bad enough that Kelly grew out his hair & never wore it that way again. His hair is longer than mine now.
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While this is all fine and good - where the hell is 'The Wonder Years' DVD sets???
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The Wonder Years DVDs have been delayed for YEARS because of all that good 60s/70s music used on it in nearly every episode.

You have to understand....production contracts for any show on TV today include permissions for any future DVD releases of that TV show, but such was not the case back in the late 80s/early 90s, when The Wonder Years was produced, since DVDs didn't exist. It was a very different time. So, basically, even though getting permission to release the show itself is no big deal(I really don't think anybody ever blocked it), getting permission from the record companies that gave those songs to TWY back then - record companies that in some cases don't exist anymore or at least don't exist in the way as they used to - is a much more difficult and time-consuming process.

That's my understanding of what the holdup is with TWY DVDs.
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They had the same problem with the WKRP In Cincinnati DVDs.
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