Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Buffy Wilson / ... (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
 Henry Desmond / ... (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
 Sonny Lumet (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
 Ruth Dunbar (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
 Isabelle Hammond (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
 Amy Cassidy (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lucille Benson ...
 Lilly Sinclair (17 episodes, 1980-1981)


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 Anonymous

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27 November 1980 (USA)  »

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Amigos del alma  »

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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.
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Referenced in Play It Again, Dick: Episode #1.3 (2014) See more »


Shake Me Loose
Music by Dan Foliart and Howard Pearl
Lyrics by Chris Thompson
Performed by Stephanie Mills
1982 Paramount Records Corp.
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How silly is this.... I sign up for IMDb because I love movies and my eye is drawn immediately to Bosom Buddies.... I adore this show. Prepsoterous and brilliant. It's probably a huge hit in England, right? Because the English love men in dresses --hee hee... But Tom Hanks is so hilarious in this and I think there is no better show that shows the potential of young actor. In retrospect one can see the tools of his trade being honed. I suppose a case could be made Robin Williams in Mork and Mindy, but wasn't he coked out his mind during the majority of the filming? Plus, I didn't really like the show all that much after season one. Peter Scolari was a great straight man for the show and I wonder what he's doing now. I may have to purchase my first DVD box set -- hee hee.

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