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Bosom Buddies 

Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.
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Complete series cast summary:
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
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Storyline

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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Meet a Sensational New Comedy Team! Two Lucky Guys Living in Their Own "Paradise"...A Hotel for Women Only! See more »

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

27 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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Amigos del alma See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

Cast member Thelma Hopkins was in the music group Tony Orlando and Dawn as a vocalist. She showcases her singing talents in many Bosom Buddies episodes. In the episode "One For You, One For Me", in which Kip goes to jail, Thelma Hopkins makes a reference to tying a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree in front of their building. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" was Tony Orlando amd Dawn's biggest hit single. See more »

Goofs

In a second season episode, an opening shot of Kip and Henry's building shows a California flag flying outside. It's obvious stock footage of a downtown Los Angeles office building. See more »

Quotes

Kip 'Buffy' Wilson: 'Kay.
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Alternate Versions

A different theme was used on the USA Network reruns. The alternate theme,"Shake Me Loose", was performed by Stephanie Mills. See more »

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Great 1980's Memories
6 February 2010 | by jawkneekatSee all my reviews

As a 14 year old boy, sitting in the studio audience of this show on quite a few occasions, many of my earliest Hollywood memories are wrapped around this show. The premise of the show was simple sure enough, but the lead actors really made it come to life. The moments before and after each taping were really memorable. Peter Scolari would always come out to the audience and hang out with us and chat. Sometimes juggle! He was a real sweetheart. Watching the show now brings it all back. How about a Bosom Buddies reunion show? I suppose Tom Hanks probably would like to pretend that the show never happened. Thankfully, the show is preserved on film forever.


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