Bosom Buddies: Season 2
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Bosom Buddies is mostly madcap, but some genuinely moving moments took the series to another level. In "The Reunion," one of the series' best episodes, a guilt-stricken Henry apologizes to the deaf girl he stood up at their high school prom, and "Kip off the Old Block" fades out on Kip's admission that he is afraid of growing up. Enjoyable in its own right, Bosom Buddies is best remembered today as the career launching pad for Hanks. Revisiting it is like paging through an old high school yearbook and marveling at the phenomenal success of the former class clown. Hanks for the memories. --Donald Liebenson
- All 18 episodes from the second season on 3 discs
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The DVD though, gets three stars for a very typical reason - music rights. This show didn't use a lot of original music, but when it did, it was nearly always essential to the plot. This means some entire scenes have been edited out, which makes for a bit of confusion, especially for anyone who hasn't seen the original version. So, for those particular episodes, we're getting the syndicated version, which I'm sure you know means a lot is missing and takes a lot away from these episodes. Most of these instances they didn't actually use the music or the song, but the characters sang it themselves, and usually only a small portion of the song. I think that an exception should be made for these instances, as far as music rights payments are concerned. By that I mean, making the rights fees more reasonable, or allow for "fair use" in these instances. On the other hand, I don't think the producers of this DVD even attempted to get the music rights. They just cut the scenes out. They even got rid of the original Billy Joel theme song, My Life, and replaced it with a simply horrid substitute song, which completely ruins the intro of the show.
Silly, a cheesy story line.
But, it was funny.
Of course, the beginning of Hanks career.
More scenes & lines I remember. Love Dot.
For then future TV references the makers of the show were the makers of "Full House". You will note any "Full House" fans in the episode where Danny & Joey go back to college in a prank they are dress just like Tom & Peter wore. Cue the wardrobe department, same dresses? "Not The Last Picture Show" showing the cast in the future. They did that on "Full House" as well.
And, on the DVD, where is Billy Joel's "My Life"?
I still remember scenes & can quote lines. Episode one "Macho Man".
To me, just as funny today as when first aired.
Unfortunately, this DVD release is a major disappointment: the opening theme has been changed for some inexplicable reason and some of the episodes have been edited... Why???
Didn't realize this until after my purchase... The Amazon description makes no mention of this, but the back of the DVD packaging does in fine print:
"Some music has been changed for this home entertainment version. Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions."
Needless to say, I'm going to email Paramount Home Entertainment and try to find out why they did this hatchet job on the show.
I also used to watch this show in reruns on ME-TV, TV Land, and USA too.
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missing scenes: when it aired, the scene of tom hanks in jail with scolari and ernie hudson contained a brief version of "yakkety yak" and this is missing from the dvd. Read morePublished 9 months ago by clayton draper
Its good to watch Tom Hanks before Hollywood. It brought me back to the '80s.Published 9 months ago by Justin Bishop
A great show that I will never get tired of and so glad that I own it and can watch it over and over againPublished 10 months ago by Franklin Ray
One of the best old shows ever, you can't find comedy like this anymore.Published 14 months ago by kimberly