... bin ja verheiratet und mache viel offen balkon

This is said in the tv show Stromberg (00:26 here). What does "mache viel offen balkon" means, if that is really what is said.

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    I doubt someone says that, it makes no sense. It would help if you could link the video in question, preferably with a timecode.
    – Janka
    Sep 1, 2019 at 23:27
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    @Janka video added.
    – Sasan
    Sep 1, 2019 at 23:31
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    It's … und mach viel auf'm Balkonund mache viel auf dem Balkon. Such contractions are common.
    – Janka
    Sep 1, 2019 at 23:38
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    And if you wonder about him singing Zigeunerjunge … that's a well-known 1960ies Schlager sung by Alexandra. youtube.com/watch?v=yGdyA77tN8w
    – Janka
    Sep 1, 2019 at 23:47
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    Nothing, he made that up. He found that kind of interview very silly, which is very German of him. That's how the author characterizes him.
    – Janka
    Sep 1, 2019 at 23:48

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He says

ich mache viel auf dem Balkon

In the context of this conversation he is truly trying to say that he spends a good amount of his free time on the balcony. Some people grow plants, have BBQs or just sit on their balcony.

Even though he mentions that he is married, there is no sexual connotation.

Of course he doesn’t take the situation very seriously. So it’s probably simply a lie...

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    Probably worth adding that in his dialect, "auf dem" is "auffem", which OP confused with "offen".
    – Polygnome
    Sep 2, 2019 at 9:58
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    BBQ on a balcony is one of those illustrative examples which look nice in language textbooks, in reality it is often an invitation for local fire brigade.
    – miroxlav
    Sep 2, 2019 at 18:45

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