Film and TV

Follow Your Dreams in the Perfect Strangers Video Game

I was only five years old when Perfect Strangers debuted on ABC, but I remember absolutely loving the hell out of it. Part of the appeal was of course the funny voice that Bronson Pinchot used in his portrayal of Cousin Balki, since funny voices are all you really need to impress a five-year-old. That being said, I've always had a place in my heart for the show.

So imagine my joy when I found out that Jason Oda, a game designer who specializes in viral Webgames for marketing purposes, had put together a Perfect Strangers video game called Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now in his spare time. While delightful, it does beg the question, "Why the hell would someone do such a thing?"

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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