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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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Cast

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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Bosom Buddies See more »

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Mono

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Color

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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: Sonny. Sonny, Sonny, Sonny.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) See more »

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A TV Classic Sitcom
23 May 2001 | by jprice-4See all my reviews

Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond lost their apartment after it torn down and they have nowhere else to live and they live in a hotel for Women Only in New York City.

They dress up as women.

It's a TV Classic and stars Tom Hanks before he becomes a movie star.

I give it ****1/2.


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