Perfect Strangers Edmonton Edition
This intro of Balki and Larry’s show, Perfect Strangers, was initially included in the video I made on my other YouTube channel (YouTube.com/BestEdmontonMall) regarding Archie Comics’ Betty and Veronica, and their trip to West Edmonton Mall. So, here is Perfect Strangers Edmonton Edition!
I suppose it isn’t exactly Edmonton only – but rather West Edmonton Mall based… if anything, this could be called Perfect Strangers: WEM Edition.
I wanted to put this out there because of the hard work which was involved in actually creating it. Aside from the hours and hours I spent cutting out the characters for the actual video (along with the Alpha Flight video), I had to go on location and film scenes which I thought represented the same shots from the original version, find poses of Betty and Veronica which matched those of Balki and Larry, cut out those poses, and edit them into each individual scene.
Then, I had to work with the zooming and timing of each cut to try and mimic the exact same cuts as those from the original. That’s why I went ahead and posted a side to side comparison with the original – because I didn’t think anyone was going to appreciate it unless they were a hardcore Perfect Strangers fan.
In the end, I feel that I came out with a pretty decent version of the intro, and called it Perfect Strangers Edmonton Edition. Considering I didn’t have the ability to act out the actors’ movements, and had to do it with preexisting stills from a comic, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I wrote the lyrics for the parody version of the song, and hired the singer from a well known online gig website… I still fantasize about having gotten the original singer to belt out my customized tune!