History Trivia / PerfectStrangers

7th May '16 11:09:12 PM glickmam
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* RecycledScript: "The King and I," where a hypnotist unsuccessfully tries to hypnotize Larry but accidentally hypnotizes Balki into going under whenever he hears a bell ring. It's taken beat-for-beat from the story of an episode of ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow''. Amusingly, creator and executive consultant Dale McRaven was a former Dick Van Dyke Show writer.

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* RecycledScript: "The King and I," where a hypnotist unsuccessfully tries to hypnotize Larry but accidentally hypnotizes Balki into going under whenever he hears a bell ring. It's taken beat-for-beat from the story of an episode of ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow''. Amusingly, creator and executive consultant Dale McRaven [=McRaven=] was a former Dick ''Dick Van Dyke Show Show'' writer.
7th May '16 11:08:39 PM glickmam
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* RecycledScript: "The King and I," where a hypnotist unsuccessfully tries to hypnotize Larry but accidentally hypnotizes Balki into going under whenever he hears a bell ring. It's taken beat-for-beat from the story of an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow''.

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* RecycledScript: "The King and I," where a hypnotist unsuccessfully tries to hypnotize Larry but accidentally hypnotizes Balki into going under whenever he hears a bell ring. It's taken beat-for-beat from the story of an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow''.''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow''. Amusingly, creator and executive consultant Dale McRaven was a former Dick Van Dyke Show writer.
20th Apr '16 12:35:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Mr. Gorpley is Bernard from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Also Holland Manners from Series/{{Angel}}
*** Hey, why is [[TheGeorgeLopezShow Benny]] working at a newspaper in Chicago?
** Larry's father is [[{{Benson}} Governor Gatling.]]
** Also overlapping with HeyItsThatVoice, but Mr. Twinkicetti, their JerkAss boss for the first two seasons is [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]]. Seriously.
** Of course, Balki is Serge from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', Griffin from ''QuestForCamelot'' and Craig Toomey from ''Literature/TheLangoliers''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Brazilian voice actor for Balki (or Zeca– see CulturalTranslation above) also voiced [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 Lion-O]], Creator/BruceWillis, [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk David Banner (Bill Bixby)]] and Terence Hill.
20th Jul '15 1:02:52 PM silverbolt1
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** The Brazilian title was Primo Cruzado (literally Crossed Cousin, but also a reference to Brazilian then –mid-80's– currency Cruzado).
* CulturalTranslation: Brazilian dub took it UpToEleven. Balki's nationality was changed from Greek to Brazilian– more specifically, he was turned into a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipira caipira]] from the countryside of the state of Minas Gerais, with the corresponding accent, and his name was changed to Zeca (a Brazilian nickname for José or José Carlos).


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* HeyItsThatVoice: Brazilian voice actor for Balki (or Zeca– see CulturalTranslation above) also voiced [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 Lion-O]], Creator/BruceWillis, [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk David Banner (Bill Bixby)]] and Terence Hill.
3rd Jul '15 5:03:39 PM nombretomado
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** Of course, Balki is Serge from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', Griffin from ''QuestForCamelot'' and Craig Toomey from ''TheLangoliers''.

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** Of course, Balki is Serge from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', Griffin from ''QuestForCamelot'' and Craig Toomey from ''TheLangoliers''.''Literature/TheLangoliers''.
1st Jul '15 5:08:30 PM TexaCaliDeeDub
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** Of course, Balki is Griffin from ''QuestforCamelot'' and Craig Toomey from ''TheLangoliers''.

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** Of course, Balki is Serge from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', Griffin from ''QuestforCamelot'' ''QuestForCamelot'' and Craig Toomey from ''TheLangoliers''.
24th Jun '15 2:31:38 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Called 'Ein Griech Erobert Chicago' in Germany.
** Called 'Balki e Larry- Due Perfetti Americani' in Italy.
21st May '15 1:42:55 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Of course, Balki is Griffin from ''QuestforCamelot'' and Craig Toomey from ''TheLangoliers''.
17th Sep '14 6:37:19 AM nelec
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* TheDanza: Sam Anderson as Sam Gorpley.

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* TheDanza: Sam Anderson Creator/SamAnderson as Sam Gorpley.
20th Apr '14 9:50:58 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The show was originally called "The Greenhorn" and paired Pinchot with comedian Louie Anderson. Things weren't really working out until Mark Lynn-Baker came along and showed great chemestry with Bronson.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The show was originally called "The Greenhorn" and paired Pinchot with comedian Louie Anderson. Things weren't really working out until Mark Lynn-Baker came along and showed great chemestry chemistry with Bronson.Bronson.
* WorkingTitle: "The [[MeaningfulName Greenhorn]]" was the original title.
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