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Bosom Buddies (TV Series 1980–1982) Poster

(1980–1982)

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In summer 1984, Splash (1984) made Tom Hanks a household name. NBC bought the rights to the ABC sitcom and re-aired select episodes to lead off their Saturday night line-up.
The pilot episode was shot on film, the rest of the series was shot on videotape.
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The main characters are named after two bars in Berkeley, CA: "Kip's" and "Henry's."
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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.
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In an interview in TV Guide, Donna Dixon explained how she landed the role of Sonny, her acting debut. She knew that as an unknown she would be competing against a lot of women. To stand out, she wore a bright red tracksuit to the audition.
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Although the show is set in NYC, Palm trees are visible in the opening scenes and credits as the show was filmed in Los Angeles.
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The advertising agency where Kip and Henry worked in during the first season was Livingston, Gentry & Mishkin.
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