Thursday, January 12, 2017

Perfect Strangers (1986-1993)

Get out of the city!  Perfect Strangers was The Odd Couple of the 80s. Naive, carefree Balki Bartokomous flees the Greek island of Mypos in search of his American relatives and stumbles upon his high-strung, tight-assed co-zin Larry in Chicago.  Together, hijinks ensue in The Windy City. The fish-out-of-water comedy was a TGIF pioneer, spinning off Family Matters (1989-1998), and running an impressive eight seasons.  Now that deserves The Dance of Joy. 

Location: Title Card Shot
Address: Looking toward Wabash/Irv Kupcinet Bridge, Chicago, IL

Location: Balki and Larry Jog In The Park
Address: Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Not an exact match-up but you get the idea...

Location: Balki Pets The Horse
Address: 806 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

You can actually grab a horse on E Tower Street...

Location: Larry's Newstand
Address: 78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL   E Randolph Drive entrance

Location: Braving The Wind
Address: 360 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Location: Wrigley Field
Address: 1060 W Addison Street, Chicago, IL

Larry and Balki first cross Clark Street...

Location: The El Train
Address: 210 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL

Location: Exiting Underground 
Address: 17 N State Street, Chicago, IL

Location: Seasons 1 & 2 Apartment Building
Address: 1100 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA

Just the first story is still around...

Location: Seasons 3 & On Apartment Building
Address: 326-34 W Dickens, Chicago, IL

Locations Visited: October 2016

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