Bosom Buddies (TV Series 1980–1982) Poster



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Referenced in 

Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
guessed as a Charades answer
Caddyshack (1980)
In the beginning of the movie Danny tells his sister that He talked to Peter Scolari and he will return her training bra real soon
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Bob Hope's Spring Fling (1981) (TV Movie)
TV series title mentioned by the photographer.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I think it's 'Bosom Buddies.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike (as a sign reads "Women's Residence"): "Except for Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is gonna be like 'Bosom Buddies.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "I know! They dress as men so they can live in this apartment building."
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Boosum Buddies (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Tom Hanks: Sometimes I wonder if I've changed so much. Mike: Since Bosom Buddies.
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Smashing Pumpkins (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Rescued from the Closet (2001) (Video)
Sorority Boys (2002)
Making a 'Splash' (2002) (Video)
mentioned in film
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Todd Bridges mentions the show
Do Over: Chilghetti (2003) (TV Episode)
Joel refers to the series.
Gilmore Girls: Santa's Secret Stuff (2007) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says she remembers when Tom Hanks was "a bosom buddy."
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Semifinal 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "The Star's TV Show & Movie"
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (2011) (Video Game)
Linda McFly is said to have moved into an all women's boarding house. This refers to Wendie Jo Sperber's role on Bosom Buddies.
30 Rock: 100: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks sings the theme song
30 Rock: 100: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks sings "My Life" while watching TGS and working on a hook rug toward the end of the episode. The song "My Life" was the theme song for his TV show "Bosom Buddies", which kick started his career, thereby proving that TV can lead to much bigger things and does not mean the end of one's career as the show had posited.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.90 (2012) (TV Episode)
Billy Gardell says that if Melissa McCarthy wins an Oscar, he'll be like the guy who co-starred with Tom Hanks on the show
Dave's Old Porn: Joe Rogan/Ginger Lynn (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dave Attell
Play It Again, Dick: Episode #1.3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
RuPaul's Drag Race: Born Naked (2015) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls Michelle Visage "my bossom buddy."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Conjoined Queens (2015) (TV Episode)
Joshua Eads-Brown says, "Sasha Belle and I are giving new meaning to bosom buddies," about their conjoined runway look.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Tom Hanks' career

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Why Gump? Why Now? (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown to illustrate Tom Hanks's early career.
I Love the '80s: 1981 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series
The Nostalgia Chick: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling the early popularity of Tom Hanks

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Elijah Wood/Jet (2003) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the monologue
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter's 80's television montage spoofs opening scenes various sitcoms, including this one.

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