July 23, 2004

Perfect Strangers

Ryan says: Hey, you know what?

Caroline says: buuuuuuuuuurp

Caroline says: what

Ryan says: Sometimes the world looks perfect

Caroline says: um, ok

Ryan says: Nothin' to rearrange

Caroline says: lol

Caroline says: gotcha

Ryan says: Sometimes you just

Ryan says: Get a feelin' like you need some kind of change

Ryan says: Standin' tall

Caroline says: where'd you find that?

Caroline says: Sometimes the world looks perfect,
Nothing to rearrange.
Sometimes you get a feeling
Like you need some kind of change.
No matter what the odds are this time,
Nothing's going to stand in my way.
This flame in my heart,
And a long lost friend
Gives every dark street a light at the end.

Standing tall, on the wings of my dream.
Rise and fall, on the wings of my dream.

Caroline says: The rain and thunder
The wind and haze
I'm bound for better days.
It's my life and my dream,
Nothing's going to stop me now.

Ryan says: Ah, you found the lyrics, too, I see.

Caroline says: yes sir

Ryan says: You know? I was just thinking, about the Perfect Strangers lyrics. . .

Ryan says: The whole "standin' tall, on the wings of my dreams."

Ryan says: They never really accomplished much.

Caroline says: No, they really didn't, did they?

Ryan says: They worked in a mail room.

Caroline says: I mean, they moved to some place and got girfriends, which I think is kind of an accomplishment given their characters.

Ryan says: And in some store somewhere with a grumpy boss.

Caroline says: yeah

Ryan says: We never heard much about their "dreams."

Ryan says: They lived in a small Chicago apartment. Wow, big dreams there, guys.

Caroline says: No, the moved eventually, didn't they?

Ryan says: I think they were in that apartment the whole time.

Caroline says: oh.

Ryan says: If anything, Balchi really held his cousin back.

Caroline says: why do I remember them moving into a place with the girls?

Ryan says: They may have. I didn't follow the show much towards the end.

Posted by Ryan at July 23, 2004 11:06 AM

Not to over-analyze a stupid sitcom or anything, but maybe the lyrics in the theme song referred to Balki leaving Mepos and making a new life in coh-sin Larry's apartment? He needed a change from herding sheep, going to America was his dream, the long lost friend is Larry...just a thought.

From the comments on Jump the Shark, I gather that Larry and Balki did, in fact, move in with their girlfriends/wives/whatever at some point, and that's when the show jumped the shark.

Posted by: Jen at July 23, 2004 12:55 PM

Still sounds like Larry got the shit end of the stick. Sure, Balki realized his dreams, but what did Larry get? Granted, from the looks of it, in the opening theme song scenes, Larry apparently lived with his parents, so he got out of their house, but overall Balki just brought him down.

Posted by: Ryan at July 23, 2004 01:22 PM

My only comment regarding the shit that was Perfect Strangers is that they should have both died during auto-erotic asphyxiation.

Bronson Pinchot made bad tv worse and his cousin was a dumpy stupid fool. The show was awful.

Thanks for trip down bad memory lane, you gun-loving, hippy-hating, tax-me-not not-a-conservative! Hehehe!

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at July 23, 2004 01:26 PM

Hippy hating is a bi-partisan pastime, Johnny. And, who, really, when they look at their paychecks and see a third gone think "gosh, I love taxes, and I wish they were higher?"

Posted by: Ryan at July 23, 2004 01:36 PM

I love taxes! Nothing better than planning for something that costs $10 and whoops, nope, that'll be $10.80.

I wish stores would just build tax into the price of things and avoid screwing people. Those stupid McDonald's .99 cent commercials piss me off because its NOT 99 cents, its $1.07 with tax. And that's a pain in the ass.

You are right, of course. Taxes suck the fun out of life, especially when I know that my taxes are being used to fund a moron's agenda.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at July 24, 2004 11:25 AM
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