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Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)

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Two single 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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Friendship can be a real drag.







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27 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos del alma  »

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Did You Know?


Main characters named after two bars in Berkeley, CA: "Kips's" and "Henry's." See more »


In a second season episode, an opening shot of Kip & Henry's building shows a California state flag flying outside. Since they work in New York City, this would be incorrect. It is an obvious stock shot of a downtown Los Angeles office building meant to imply Manhattan. See more »


Cop: Could I have your name?
Kip 'Buffy' Wilson: Well, you could, but it would be an incredible coincidence.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Elijah Wood/Jet (2003) See more »


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One of the most underrated shows of the 80s
22 August 2002 | by (San Leandro, CA) – See all my reviews

These guys dressed up before it was cool and it was often hysterical. I have a feeling this show was a bit before its time. Great cast and top notch writing made this one of the few comedy shows on TV that actually made you laugh out loud and was a real cut above most of the shows on back then.

I dont know, maybe if it were done today, it may stay on longer but this went to rerun land much too soon. I have most of them on tape but would love them to be released on DVD someday. Hey, maybe they could even do Bosom Buddies: The Movie and Ton Hanks could direct. How about it?

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