Perfect Stranger Things Gives Larry and Balki a New Roommate From the Upside Down

Still: Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube
Still: Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube

Perfect Strangers may have been about two mismatched roommates learning to get along, but they haven’t lived with someone quite like this before.

Jimmy Kimmel Live recently aired a sketch called Perfect Stranger Things, featuring Perfect Strangers stars Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot as the show’s famous cousins Larry Appleton and Balki Bartokomous. In the sketch, Larry and Balki welcome a new cousin into their home, going by the name of Dem O’Gorgon.

The cousins have a bit of a hard time adjusting to their new roommate, played by Kimmel himself, but soon they learn how to become a real family... well, after Dem frightens the Stranger Things kids and traps Larry and Balki in the Upside Down until they agree to let him stay forever. But hey, maybe they should’ve stayed a little longer, would’ve been a decent way to get out of paying the rent!


You can watch the clip below. There’s also a fun Full House joke at the end—which, in the span of five seconds, made me laugh harder than all three seasons of Fuller House.


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Perfect Strangers is very near the top of the list of things that I thought were hysterical when I was a child, but which I should probably not revisit.