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Bosom Buddies 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1980–1982)
Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.
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1982   1981   1980  

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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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Friendship can be a real drag. See more »

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Trivia

Tom Hanks girlfriend portrayed by Donna Dixon went on to marry Dan Aykroyd. He played Tom Hanks partner in the movie Dragnet (1987). 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: She certainly gives credence to those rumors Eva Braun made it out.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD sets of both seasons that were released did not feature Billy Joel's My Life, which originally opened the show when it aired because of the reuse fees for the song. As in syndication, the DVD features the alternate theme by Stephanie Mills featured in the alternate opening throughout each set. See more »

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Referenced in Disclosure (2020) See more »

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Excellent 80's comedy
19 July 2006 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

This is where Tom Hanks' climb got started.

Two men dress in drag so they can stay at an all women's hotel. Why? Their hotel was demolished, while they were in it.

The drag angle gave this a boatload of sight gags to work with. Like when they were wearing wigs, bras, and shaving cream and singing 'Macho Man.' Hanks and Scolari made a GREAT duo. These two worked off each other perfectly.

The late Wendi Jo Sperber and Thelma Hopkins provided great comedy on their own too. Sperber was better than she ever got credit for.

Holland Taylor made a great foil for the humor. However, you almost wanted to like her.

Donna Dixon was the looks. She was beautiful, and still is. I only wish her acting was better. But then, she still did well.

This is one of those shows you wish lasted longer.


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27 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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