Movies and TV shows like Perfect Strangers 1986

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Perfect Strangers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomous. Originally airing on Tuesdays for the short six-episode first season in the spring of 1986, it moved to Wednesdays in prime time in the fall of 1986. It remained on Wednesdays until March 1988, when it was moved to Fridays. The show found its niche there as the anchor for ABC's original TGIF Friday-night lineup, though it aired on Saturdays for a short time in 1992.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, family, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, family relations, friendship, buddies, immigrants, society, disorder, friends, stewardess, greek, get rich quick scheme, funny accent, problem solving, idealism, cousin cousin relationship, innocence, newspaper, roommate
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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My Two Dads
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
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The Beverly Hillbillies
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
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Cousin Skeeter
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cousin Skeeter is an American children's television show, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2001. It starred Robert Ri'chard as Bobby, a young boy whose life changed when his strange cousin Skeeter came to live with his family. With ...
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
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Mork & Mindy
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 92 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
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Time: 2000s
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Saved by the Bell
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. The series was a retool of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss. The show follows the exploits of a group of friends and their principal, and ...
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