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Sixers' Dario Saric and T.J.McConnell.

February 15, 2017

WATCH: Sixers' Dario Saric and T.J. McConnell are 'Perfect Strangers'

There's something perfect about the idea of Dario Saric and T.J. McConnell starring in a remake of the late-80s sitcom "Perfect Strangers," especially after their recent post-game piggyback ride to the locker room.

You'll likely only get this reference if you're of a certain age -- I'm not, but thanks to adolescent introduction to Nick at Nite, I've seen more than a few episodes of the show -- so if you have no idea what "Perfect Strangers" is, here's what you need to know:

It was an ABC sitcom that ran for eight seasons from 1986-93 about a young American man named Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) trying to coexist with his distant European cousin, Balki (Bronson Pinchot), and ultimately teaching him about life in the United States. 

Eventually, against all odds, the unlikely pair formed a strong bond not, unlike Saric and McConnell, and have a string of often ridiculous misadventures along the way. 


The intro for "Perfect Strangers," which aired 150 episodes, looked like this:


On Wednesday night, that intro was the basis for the opening of CSN Philly's Sixers Pregame Live prior to their game against the Celtics in Boston. It is, for lack of a better word, perfect.


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