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Perfect Stranger Is No Perfect Neighbor

1/31/2009 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In the battle of Balki Bartokomous vs. a 68-year-old gazebo -- advantage Balki.

Baliki Bartokomous
"Perfect Strangers" star Bronson Pinchot won a court battle back in October to have the landmark removed from his property -- and on Friday it was torn from the ground.

Many of Pinchot's Harford, Pa. neighbors wanted the gazebo and the monument that goes with it to stay, and one resident told WNEP, "Very sad day. I was here in 1940 when they put that in. It was put there to honor the people that came here in 1790."

There will be no dance of joy today.


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2038 days ago

T. Cheechoo    


2038 days ago


first baby!Im too fast for y'all slow asses!

2038 days ago


The gazebo has not been there for 68 years. That refers to a stone monument which was not mentioned in this article, which TMZ has stolen in bits and pieces from more reputable sources. The historical society built the gazebo 15 years ago, against the conditions of the deed to the property. They knew they were violating it and they did what they wanted anyway. Why does TMZ feel the need to distort the facts just to attempt to portray someone in a bad light?

2038 days ago


gazebo killer

2038 days ago


wasent he on welcome back cotner?

2038 days ago

frogs and gravel    

I think he plays Jack Bauer on the show "24".

2038 days ago


TMZ has neglected a ton of facts concerning this issue. Just google "Bronson Pinchot" and "Hartford pa" and you will find there is a whole lot more to this story than simple "evil celebrity takes historic gazebo away from town folk".

2038 days ago


If someone got "hurt" on that gazebo, they would sue him. It was a good idea to remove it before someone came along and tried to get money for nothing from him.

2038 days ago

Mama Kin    

If it was on HIS property, whatz the big deal??

2038 days ago

northern gypsy    

ok...let me gets this straight...
the building & monument were build on his property illegally ???
it's not a heritage site (has to be more than 100 yrs old)..
and..he still had to go to court to have it removed ???
residents of hartford...get over yourself !!!

2038 days ago

Luke Warmwater    

Check him out in "The Langoliers", he's horrible...the movie is horrible...enjoy the horribleness of it all. To suck with that much intensity is truly breathtaking.

2038 days ago


Seems to me that much like the morons who move in near airports and railroad tracks the complain about the noise, he obviously knew this was on his property when he bought the place. If he didn't want it, he should have just moved somewhere else.

Clue to Pinchot - the world does NOT revolve around you. Too bad they didn't move his house instead.

2038 days ago


Oh well. His property. He's a tool anyways though.

2038 days ago


The gazebo is not 68 years old. It's not even 20 years old. It was put on the plot of land by the Harford Historical Society in direct violation of the stipulation in George Pritchard's heritage deed, which said that nothing was to be built on that land, or it would revert to the deed holder, Bronson.

Bronson has every right to remove what he does not want on his property. He is only doing this to preserve the period accurate and historic character of the town. Most Harford residents don't mind, only the Historical Society because they resent Bronson because he is an outsider.

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