* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Called 'Ein Griech Erobert Chicago' in Germany.
** Called 'Balki e Larry- Due Perfetti Americani' in Italy.
** 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).
* TheDanza: Creator/SamAnderson as Sam Gorpley.
* 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.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: A bizarre case of this toward the end. Despite the series continuing to do well in the ratings entering the 1991-92; Creator/{{ABC}} had been reportedly trying to cancel ''Perfect Strangers'' due to rising costs and advancing age (7th season). By early 1992; ABC decided to transfer the series from its 9:30 p.m. slot on the TGIF block to an [[KickedUpstairs newly-created offshoot block called "I Love Saturday Night"]], placing it alongside aging one-time ABC hits ''Series/GrowingPains'' and ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' along with a new animated series called ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters''. Inevitably, the series (which finished at #32[[note]]note far from his series average ranking of 27th place[[/note]]) plummeted to #65 in the ratings, allowing ABC to shelve it; ironically enough, by sticking reruns at its old slot during the summer of 1992 (the series would be placed on hiatus and have its final 6 episodes burned off over the summer of 1993, over a year and a half after ABC moved it to Saturday).
* 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 chemistry with Bronson.
* WorkingTitle: "The [[MeaningfulName Greenhorn]]" was the original title.