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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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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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Release Date:

27 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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Bosom Buddies See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

This, along with concurrent movie releases of the time like Tootsie, Yentl, and Victor Victoria, was meant to play on the transphobia of the audiences. AUdience members of that time could never conceive of two cross dressing or transgender characters being in any way serious or role models. That would come much later on television on shows like "Orange is the New Black." 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: Life is just a bowl of green oxtails.
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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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Referenced in Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979) See more »

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This Is It....
26 May 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

....the show that launched the careers of Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Donna Dixon, one of the most beautiful women in the world. Inspired by the movie, "Some Like It Hot," two guys pose as their fictional sisters in order to live in all women's hotel. The boys were a funny comedy duo, and Dixon was their Monroe. However, once the premise and the uniqueness wore off, the series was stuck with trying to live up to its own hype which was impossible. The boys ended up losing their secret and starting their own business to try and keep the show going. A sad end to a great series !


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