Parents' Guide to

Perfect Strangers

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cultures clash in upbeat, slapstick '80s classic.

TV ION , Syndicated Comedy 1986
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Most episodes deserve TV-G

This show is appropriate for families. Today, this show would be TV-G with most episodes.

Is It Any Good?

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The '80s sitcom PERFECT STRANGERS is a funny reminder of how extraordinary -- and often overwhelming -- the experience of moving to America from another country can be. While the show's humor is sometimes silly and dated, Perfect Strangers incorporates some timeless comedy traditions adapted from the works of Abbott and Costello and Laurel and Hardy. (There's also some subtle sexual innuendo, which gets stronger in later seasons.)

But what really makes this show stand out is its distinctly positive presentation of immigration and cultural differences. And while the show's "best-friend" formula isn't exactly unique, it also offers a strong example of family loyalty and friendship.

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