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Kip and Henry work at an advertising agency as an artist and writer respectively. When the apartment that they were living in was condemned, they had no place to live. So Amy their co-worker, who has a crush on Henry, suggests that they stay with her but the only the problem is that it's for girls only. So they get into drag and assume the personas of Buffy and Hildegarde. When Kip meets Sonny, Amy's attractive roommate, he is smitten and when they learn that there's a vacancy in the building, Kip convinces Henry to take it so he can be close to Sonny, and so that this experience might be good material for a book that Henry can write.
Some like it Hanks in this cross-dressing sitcom that launched one of Hollywood's most accomplished careers. It doesn't get any "Before They Were Stars" than this. The future Oscar-winner hadn't even made Bachelor Party yet! Hanks (in riffing, wiseass mode that lives on in Vince Vaughan), and Peter Scolari star as struggling ad-agency artist and writer Kip and Henry, best friends whose apartment building is demolished. Desperate for a place to live, they transform themselves into Buffy and Hildegarde so they can live in the for-women-only Susan B. Anthony Hotel. Kip and Henry pass themselves off as the "girls': brothers, allowing Kip to romance nurse and aspiring dancer Sunny (Donna Dixon), and Henry to write a book about the experience. "This is nuts, stupid, crazy," Kip rants, and so it is, but Bosom Buddies is never a drag, thanks to Hanks and Scolari's spontaneous chemistry. They are a comedy team without, pardon the expression, a straight man. The late Wendie Jo Sperber is a force of nature as Amy, the ad-agency receptionist with an unrequited crush on Henry, leading to one of this season's less jokey, more character-driven episodes, "Beauty and the Beasts." Holland Taylor is at her imperious best as Kip and Henry's credit-grabbing boss. Lucille Benson replaces the pilot's Edie Adams as the Susan B. Anthony's formidable new manager.
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
I havnt seen this since it aired, I personally do not like Tom Hanks, but this was before his stupid recent movies. Read morePublished 10 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 13 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
I remember this show when I was kid. It's made me so laugh as hard. Finally it's have captions! That's great!Published on February 27, 2012 by Caleb R. Lemming
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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?
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