In Soviet Russia, God thanks you

This one's for Tony:

Warner Bros. is on a roll in Russia with a local version of its 1980s TV hit "Perfect Strangers," featuring two local actors playing reincarnated versions of the show's original central characters Larry and Balki — but with the new monikers of Andrei and Ivan.

And this is just the beginning for Warner Bros. International Television as it heads east in a scripted format deal with the Russians that will see its popular sitcoms "Suddenly Susan," "Step by Step" and "Full House" go Cyrillic.

What? No Family Matters? But Urkel transcends cultures!

I can't wait until Ivan shows up on Russian Step by Step as a gay hairstylist.

Perfecting 'Strangers' with a Russian twist [The Hollywood Reporter]