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 of this series pitched it to the ABC TV network as a relatively straightforward buddy comedy in the spirit of Billy Wilder
's comedy films. However, when they used the film Some Like It Hot
(1959) as an example, the network agreed to the series provided that the premise includes the characters being disguised as women. Although they had to quickly change their series because of this, they also found they were able to produce the series with otherwise little network creative interference as a result of this compromise. 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
[in unison, after they kiss
Kip 'Buffy' Wilson
, Sonny Lumet
Shake Me Loose
Music by Dan Foliart
and Howard Pearl
Lyrics by Chris Thompson
Performed by Stephanie Mills
1982 Paramount Records Corp. See more