Henry and Kip are two advertising designers who had a real problem with finding a place to live. At the beginning, the sole place they could afford was condemned, but they only found out when the wrecking ball was smashing up the place while they were sleeping. A female friend suggested they stay at her building, but the snag is that the place is for women only. In desperation, they assume the identities of the women Hildegard and Buffy in order to rent a room. Now as they pursue their dream of success in the ad business, they also struggle to keep their deception at the apartment building so they won't be evicted, but the beautiful neighbours they have are a constant temptation. Written by
Friendship can be a real drag.
Did You Know?
The producers pitched the series to ABC as a relatively straightforward buddy comedy in the spirit of Billy Wilder
's comedy films. When they used the film Some Like It Hot
(1959) as an example, the network agreed to the series, but only if the main characters were disguised as women. Although the producers had to change the series quickly, they were able to produce it with little network creative interference. See more
In a second season episode, an opening shot of Kip and Henry's building shows a California flag flying outside. It's obvious stock footage of a downtown Los Angeles office building. See more
Kip 'Buffy' Wilson
She certainly gives credence to those rumors Eva Braun made it out.
Referenced in Making a 'Splash'
Shake Me Loose
Music by Dan Foliart
and Howard Pearl
Lyrics by Chris Thompson
Performed by Stephanie Mills
1982 Paramount Records Corp. See more