- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 3
- Genre: Comedy,Sitcom
- Starring: Mark Linn-Baker, Bronson Pinchot, Rebeca Arthur
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
The quintessential comedy for the 1980’s. Balki’s wide-eyed optimism is the perfect counterpoint to Larry’s studied cynicism. They both have so much to teach the other in ways both humorous and touching. The physical humor and comic timing are exceptional. Although you can often see the gag coming from a mile away, it still delights. They are Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello brought into modern times.
Season three of this sitcom classic brings some changes and some new faces. Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) escapes the discount store and lands a new job as an assistant at the Chicago Chronicle newspaper. Cousin Balki (Bronson Pinchot) comes to visit Larry at work and, in a ¡°redikolus¡± twist of fate, lands a job in the Chronicle’s mail room! While Balki’s supervisor, Sam Gorpley (Sam Anderson) connives to get Balki fired, the cousins befriend strong-willed working woman Harriette Winslow (Jo Marie Payton), who suffers no fools from the confines of the elevator she operates. Thankfully, the bighearted Harriette thinks of Larry and Balki as family, and family matters to her. Larry and Balki’s friends from upstairs, Jennifer (Melanie Wilson) and Mary Anne (Rebeca Arthur), continue to help out in matters of life and love as the boys continue to chase their dreams, one of which culminates in Balki’s graduation from night school!
I’m so glad Season 3 was finally released. It was one of my favorite shows. The picture quality is much improved over the Season 1 and 2 set. I noticed the opening sequence is missing on the third episode on disc 1. Not sure about the other discs tho. The original theme song is present as well. You have 5 seasons left to release WB. Let’s get it done.