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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
27 November 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Friendship can be a real drag.
Plot:
Two single men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Short lived television series most known because Tom Hanks starred in it. See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [7])

Tom Hanks ... Buffy Wilson / ... (37 episodes, 1980-1982)

Peter Scolari ... Henry Desmond / ... (37 episodes, 1980-1982)

Donna Dixon ... Sonny Lumet (37 episodes, 1980-1982)

Holland Taylor ... Ruth Dunbar (37 episodes, 1980-1982)

Telma Hopkins ... Isabelle Hammond (37 episodes, 1980-1982)

Wendie Jo Sperber ... Amy Cassidy (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lucille Benson ... Lilly Sinclair (17 episodes, 1980-1981)

Series Directed by
Joel Zwick (18 episodes, 1980-1982)
Will Mackenzie (8 episodes, 1981)
Don Van Atta (5 episodes, 1980-1982)
Chris Thompson (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
John Bowab (2 episodes, 1981)
John Tracy (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Chris Thompson (35 episodes, 1980-1982)
Robert L. Boyett (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Thomas L. Miller (32 episodes, 1980-1982)
David Chambers (8 episodes, 1980-1982)
Leonard Ripps (8 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jack Carrerow (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Terry Hart (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gary H. Miller (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Howard Gewirtz (4 episodes, 1981)
Ian Praiser (4 episodes, 1981)
Bruce Ferber (2 episodes, 1981)
David Lerner (2 episodes, 1981)
Jeff Franklin (2 episodes, 1982)

Series Produced by
Robert L. Boyett .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Edward K. Milkis .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Chris Thompson .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jack Seifert .... associate producer (29 episodes, 1981-1982)
Don Van Atta .... producer (29 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jeff Franklin .... producer (25 episodes, 1981-1982)
Leonard Ripps .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1981-1982)
Terry Hart .... co-producer (12 episodes, 1981-1982)
Howard Gewirtz .... co-producer (12 episodes, 1981)
Ian Praiser .... co-producer (12 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Pearl (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dan Foliart (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mikel Neiers (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Christopher Lynch (11 episodes, 1981)
Larry Boelens (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kris Trexler (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Kelly Sandefur (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Casting by
Helen Mossler (32 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ken Johnson (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ken Davis (12 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard J. DeCinces (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Chuck Rutherford (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bruce A. Gibeson (6 episodes, 1980-1982)
Edward M. Parker (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume Design by
Robert Turturice (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Linda Trainoff .... hair stylist (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jim Nielsen .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer (11 episodes, 1981)
John Inzerella .... makeup designer (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shirley Beck .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1982)
David Dittmar .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1982)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1982)

Allen Payne .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shelley Jensen .... associate director (25 episodes, 1981-1982)
Randy Winburn .... associate director (6 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Department
John Marshall .... props (37 episodes, 1980-1982)

Michael Casey .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Joe Wood .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill MacMeekin .... audio (32 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Tamburri .... camera operator (19 episodes, 1980-1982)
Paul Basta .... camera operator (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Tom Karnowski .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1981-1982)
Parker Roe .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dick Price .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1980-1982)
Tom Weber .... video tape operator (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jeffrey Wheat .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1980-1982)
Joe Epperson .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller (10 episodes, 1981-1982)
Rick Caswell .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bob Highton .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1981-1982)
Richard Hissong .... video controller (8 episodes, 1982)
Hank Geving .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1981)
Gareth Wilson .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Danielle Feller .... set costumer (37 episodes, 1980-1982)
Paul Saragusa .... costumer: men (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Donovan Sage .... costumer: women (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mari Grimaud .... costumer: women (12 episodes, 1981)
Betsy Heimann .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Music Department
Bob Whyley .... score music mixer (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Robert Rozario .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Transportation Department
Steven T. McAllister .... driver (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Other crew
Jack Carrerow .... story editor (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
David Chambers .... story editor (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Linda Nieber .... assistant to producers (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Karen McMurray .... assistant to producers (32 episodes, 1981-1982)
Perry Williams .... production assistant / assistant (31 episodes, 1981-1982)
Rick Bennewitz .... technical director (25 episodes, 1980-1982)
Josie Hamilton .... assistant to producers (21 episodes, 1981-1982)
Marilyn Bagley .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Peter Barth .... stage manager (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Nancy Eddo .... assistant to producers (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Brenda Hanes-Berg .... assistant to producers (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jon Hill .... stage manager (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gary H. Miller .... program consultant (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michael Villegas III .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Russ Woody .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Brett Crutcher .... stage manager (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ellen Deutsch .... assistant to producers (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Leslie Kross .... assistant to producers (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Sheila Lauder .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Leonard Ripps .... executive story consultant (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Wader .... stage manager (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nat Bernstein .... production assistant (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Peggy Chane .... assistant to producers (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Parker Roe .... technical director (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Roger Garrett .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Randy Winburn .... associate director (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Melinda Casey .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 

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Trivia:
In the summer of 1984 as Tom Hanks was becoming a household name thanks to the movie Splash (1984), NBC bought the rights to the ABC sitcom and re-aired selected episodes to lead off their Saturday Night line-up.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
Cop:Could I have your name?
Kip 'Buffy' Wilson:Well, you could, but it would be an incredible coincidence.
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Referenced in Making a 'Splash' (2004) (V)See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Short lived television series most known because Tom Hanks starred in it., 19 November 2011
Author: Aaron1375

This film was about two guys who lived in a dive that ended up being condemned. The place's rent was dirt cheap and they apparently have a hard time finding something in its price range until they stumble upon an all female building and you guessed it, they dress like girls to move in and take advantage of its low rent. And as you can tell by my description it was a premise that could only go so far which is why the show only lasted 37 episodes and would likely be all but forgotten if not for the fact this show starred a young Tom Hanks before movie stardom. This is not to say it was a bad show, it was funny enough in parts, but it was just not built to last a very long time. The two guys dressing like girls worked for a few episodes, but you can only have so many episodes of everything built around the same joke. Near the end they had fewer episodes that did revolve around this and one of my favorite episodes had the two friends trapped in a cabin during a snow storm and they begin fighting over some creamer in the fridge, both fearing dehydration before foolishly realizing that they could melt the snow and have all the water they needed. Tom Hanks is good in this one and of course would become the mega star. Peter Scolari starred as the other friend and he would later go on to be a costar in the Bob Newhart show "Newhart" and appear in a few other television shows so while not having the same success he had a rather good run as well.

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