Bosom Buddies: Season 1
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Bosom Buddies fitfully finds its voice in its inaugural season. Hanks and Scolari are able to elevate the clunkiest of jokes with seemingly ad-libbed asides or physical bits of business. Greeting the morning in wigs and shaving cream while singing "Macho Man" is a signature giddy moment. A Hanks-Scolari reunion for the DVD release would have been nice, but if Bosom Buddies requires any kind of makeover, it is to restore the show's original theme song, Billy Joel's "My Life," which has been replaced by some generic tripe that ages the series at least 25 years. --Donald Liebenson
- All 19 episodes from the 1980 season on 3 discs
Top Customer Reviews
Now the DVD incarnation is not great. Some of the shows seemed over edited, as these were the syndicated shows and NOT the original masters. It is missing Billy Joel's My Life for some lame theme which does not work against the opening credits. There are NO extras to speak of and the stuff thats here is not up to quality
Paramount/CBS video should have known better. They should have spend a few extra dollars and gone for the best (like Billy Joel's My Life), not like the Mama's Family (see the reviewe) [...] that Warner Brothers heaped upon us last year. Yes, It seems cut
It is worth it to see a young Tom Hanks, but PLEASE PARAMOUNT/CBS get us the real thing and not wash out, syndicated shows that seem cut to ribbons and my opinion destroyed, that why only 3 stars
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
I loved this show as I saw it, and if you refuse to reproduce those versions, then I pass. I know for a fact that when EVERY EPISODE starts and it has the wrong music, that will serve as a distraction and it will do the exact opposite of what I wrote before. That Billy Joel song was perfect. Can you imagine Happy Days without "Happy Days" or "Friends" without "I'll be there for you" or any other show you connect it's theme song too not having it's original theme song? Not this guy.
"Friends" managed to release every episode on DVD uncut, some with extended scenes and NO music was replace in the whole series, that I noticed. Even if you stripped us of any bonus features (which may have made up for this issue) but gave us the original episodes as they appeared, we'd all be happy. So if we can't treat Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari's classic comedy with the respect it deserves, then don't do it. I doubt they will every change this release, so if you want this DVD set just have it, go for it. I'll have to pass.
Pilot" - Kip and Henry dress up as women so that they can live in a hotel that is restricted to women.
"My Brother, My Sister, Myself" - Kip is discovered in Hildy's room, which is strictly against hotel rules.
"Loathe They Neighbor" - After an argument with Amy, Sonny moves in with Buffy and Hildy.
"Macho Man" - Henry becomes a macho man when their masquerade has him doubting his masculinity.
"What Price Glory?" - Kip and Henry try to get the account of the unscrupulous Dr. Bob without losing their self-respect.
"Kip and Sonny's Date" - Kip blows his first date with Sonny.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The show gets five stars! One of my favorite shows of the 1980's, and all-time, for that matter! Tom Hanks got to show who he really was to become here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Dana
I havnt seen this since it aired, I personally do not like Tom Hanks, but this was before his stupid recent movies. Read morePublished 15 months ago by chip fortune
I love this show! I just wish there hadn't been controversy surrounding the theme song. No disrespect to Ms Stephanie Mills but, I've always liked the original, and was... Read morePublished 17 months ago by K~Boogie
This was how I was introduced to Tom Hanks back in the early 80's. Then he got BIG... har harPublished on July 31, 2013 by C. Roberts
I felt you did the order very well ,and the produce came on time.This a very good job,and it was greatPublished on May 6, 2013 by jon weston
having so much fun watching these old shows thank youi for the entertainment best regards. enjoyed over and over thanksPublished on April 24, 2013 by rlarskit
I love 80's tv. So much better than today's tv. I enjoyed watching this again, will be buying season 2.Published on April 7, 2012 by Sonia A. Bowers
I just recently purchased this item and one thing I noticed right off that I found very disappointing was that the theme song was not the original and I knew right away it was... Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by cheeta28
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I've been waiting a long time for this as well. Ive seen episodes in the last few years and it still makes me laugh. Does anyone know why, in the reruns they did not have the Billy Joel song for the credits? I think Billy may need the money more these days so who knows?
Dec 12, 2006 by M. G. Mora | See all 3 posts
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