- Stuffed sheep doll owned by Balki Bartokomous
(Bronson Pinchot), a naive immigrant from the
Isle of Mypos who came to America to live with
his cousin Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) on the sitcom
Dimitri the sheep doll had a fleecy wool body,
black nose and red tongue. According to Balki,
his sheep doll preferred to sleep on his left
side and be scratched behind the ear.
When newspaper comic character Kangaroo Cowboy
was dropped from the Chicago Chronicle, Balki
was approached by the paper's editor to pen a
kid's cartoon strip called "Dimitri's World"
featuring the fleecy adventures of Balki's doll,
Dimitri. Consequently, Dimitri was held for a
ransom of ten thousand dollars.
Some Balki Thoughts
"If everyone knew how to herd sheep, there would
no one left to write poetry."
"I love to sing. I sing for friends, for family,
"Why on Mypos I used to sell my sheep at the
"I can train him. I'm good at that. I'm a
sheepherder. Of course, you can't train a sheep,
they're dumb as a rock."
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