- Dates: March 25, 1986 - August 6, 1993
- Type: Television Series
This Television Series is referred to by Today You Are a Man part of 30 Rock Season 6
Jack mentions that no one has ever won a land war in Russia. Not Napoleon, not Hitler, not even Balki in the unaired 9th season of Perfect Strangers.
The series chronicles the rocky coexistence of Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot). A Wisconsin native, Larry has just moved into a new apartment in Chicago when Balki, an unknown cousin from an island in the Mediterranean called Mypos, drops by to live with him. Balki, a sheepherder by trade, interprets what little he knows about the United States by relying on his own recollections of American pop culture, which are often out-of-context ("America... Land of my dreams, home of the Whopper"). Balki's signature is his "Dance of Joy", a cross between a Dosado and the Hokey Pokey that Balki performs in celebration of good fortune.