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Old 01-07-2020, 07:20 PM   #31
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In the season one episode named Baby, You Can Drive Me Car, we learn that Larry's family only had one car. I hope that it was a van because that is the only way that the whole family could fit in the vehicle at one time with Larry being one of nine kids.

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:27 PM   #32
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Well don't forget that Cousin Larry's father got him a car with the Appleton System. It may not have been his Mustang which was blue in the show but red in the intro theme song. So I'm sure people didn't plan that far ahead on the show for inconsistencies.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:28 PM   #33
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:37 PM   #34
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Jo Sweet Heart Wrote:

Whenever I watch the Better Shop Around episode in season three, all I can do is shake my head when I hear the voice read out what is being run over the bar code scanner. I have no recollection of ever once seeing that done in front of me whenever I was at the store back in them days.

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This was done just for the show to give something to fill up time or to add a few jokes to the show. I've never seen this in any supermarket either. Don't think their is any real purpose for such technology to exist.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:42 PM   #35
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Jo Sweet Heart Wrote:

What song is Balki singing at the beginning of the Almost Live From Chicago season five episode?

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The song is called Peter Paul & May - Lemon Tree. The lyrics Balki sings is at 30 seconds of this clip here:

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:47 PM   #36
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Jo Sweet Heart Wrote:

Earlier today I watched the season four opener when Balki buys a lottery ticket with Larry's dollar. What song is it that we hear Balki sing at one point? I love to hear Bronson sing so much and uh...move too.

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The song he is singing is "If I were a rich man" the song is famous for the movie Fiddler on the Roof:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBHZFYpQ6nc
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:53 PM   #37
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Jo Sweet Heart Wrote:

I was watching the season three Defiant Guys episode last night and my big question for Larry is this one: "If Jennifer had approached you instead of Balki about borrowing your car, what you have let her?"
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At that point Cousin Larry would have laid across the ground for her to walk all over him if it were to give her an ounce of pleasure. He would have gladly done anything for her at her request. But since Cousin Larry and I share a few eccentricities and neurotic behavior or rather he's probably the cause of some of it watching this show as a kid so much, I can answer you this, he would have either given it to her and planned ahead to get a cab to go to work, gotten out of the apartment earlier to allow for some buffer room time to be late taking public transportation, or driven her himself.
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Jo Sweet Heart wrote:

I would love to know if the girl who plays Larry's sister Elaine in the season two closer is really the one playing the piano near the end of the episode.

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Hard to say. I pride myself on having a keen eye especially after watching so many crime detective shows/movies. First thing I tried to do was look if her hands matched on the piano to when she's on screen. A few seconds after she plays the piano she and the boys are back the apartment wearing the same ring on her finger. So for all we know, the wardrobe people knew to give the stand in the same dress and ring. But there was something that bothered me which was the smokiness of the lounge they were in. When showing Elaine's hands, we see it very clear. Cut back to the people around and it's far too smokey.I checked the actresses imdb bio and nothing about her having musical tallents:

Sue Ball was born on March 2, 1967 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Moving Targets (1999), So Much Fun and My Mother's Early Lovers (1998).
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Jo Sweet Heart wrote:

What song is Balki and Mary Anne singing together when they come home from the fair during the first part of the final episode. It sounds like the same song that Balki sings by himself at the beginning of the season six episode named Call Me Indestructible.


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Not sure if they sing it originally or just sing it for a show and not the original authors of the song.
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How was Larry able to get to the top of that mountain faster than Balki and Mary-Anne did during the season six episode named Black Widow?
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Can't for the life of me answer that because there is no answer. A beter question would be hopw did he do it without any gear whatsoever. They had all this climbing gear and yet he did it with just his bare hands?
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Jo Sweet Heart Wrote:

Another thing that I would love to know is how the scenes with Bart were filmed. When we saw both his face and Balki's face in the party scene for example when Balki tells everyone about him and Bart teaming up to get the new beach product out there, how was that done? I wonder about this because I saw it done once on another show and the way it was done there was so amazing. The person was sitting in a chair and standing behind the person was that same person, but dressed up as another character. At one point they got on their knees and so their face was then in the same camera shot with their self sitting in the chair. We see the person's face in both spots. How is that kind of filming done? Actress Michelle Stafford of The Young And The Restless was the person. She is the character on there named Phyllis. Years ago when I was an avid watcher of the show, she played another character named Shelia. She stood behind herself as Shelia while she sat in a chair as Phyllis. When Michelle got on her knees behind that chair, her face is in the camera shot while we see her sitting there in that chair as Phyllis. We see her face as that character in the camera shot too. How is that possible?

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^^^ Thank you so much for helping me out.

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You're very welcome. I can try to answer the rest if you'd like.
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Jo Sweet Heart wrote:

Something I found out about a year ago was that Bronson got in trouble blabbing on the Arsenio Hall show that one of the people on the show Perfect Strangers cut part of a dance/singing routine. He came back on the Arsenio show to apologize and to say that he will never talk negatively about the show again. He'd learned his lesson.
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^^^ If Bronson was being honest in whatever was put out there, I don't see a reason why an apology had to be made.

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