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Bosom Buddies

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by Alan Morton

Last updated:
Sat, 22 Oct 2005 02:00

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aired from: Nov 1980 to: May 1982 38 eps ABC 30 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • Tom Hanks as Kip / Buffy Wilson
  • Peter Scolari as Henry / Hildegarde Desmond
  • Wendie Jo Sperber as Amy Cassidy
  • Holland Taylor as Ruth Dunbar
  • Donna Dixon as Sonny Lumet
  • Telma Hopkins as Isabelle Hammond
  • Lucille Benson as Lilly Sinclair [ not in pilot ]

    This series was also rerun on NBC.


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      1st Season 1980

    1. _"Pilot"
      gs: Edie Adams [ Unknown ]

      Kip and Henry dress up as women so that they can live in a hotel that is restricted to women.

      b: 27 Nov 80 pc: 001 w: Chris Thompson d: Joel Zwick
    2. _"My Brother, My Sister, Myself"

      Kip is discovered in Hildy's room, which is strictly against hotel rules.

      b: 4 Dec 80 pc: 003 w: Chris Thompson d: Chris Thompson and Don VanAtta
    3. _"Loathe They Neighbor"

      After an argument with Amy, Sonny moves in with Buffy and Hildy.

      b: 11 Dec 80 pc: 002 w: David Chambers d: Herbert Kenwith
    4. _"Macho Man"

      Henry becomes a macho man when their masquerade has him doubting his masculinity.

      b: 18 Dec 80 pc: 004 w: Lenny Ripps d: Chris Thompson and Don VanAtta
    5. _"What Price Glory?"

      Kip and Henry try to get the account of the unscrupulous Dr. Bob without losing their self-respect.

      b: 1 Jan 81 pc: 005 w: Roger Garrett d: John Bowab
    6. _"Kip and Sonny's Date"

      Kip blows his first date with Sonny.

      b: 8 Jan 81 pc: 006 w: Chris Thompson d: John Bowab
    7. _"Beauty and the Beasts"

      Kip and Henry go to a singles bar as Buffy and Hildy and are not picked up by guys.

      b: 15 Jan 81 pc: 007 w: Will MacKenzie d: Will MacKenzie
    8. _"Revenge"
      gs: Philip Charles MacKenzie [ Unknown ]

      A date who dumped Amy has a very bad practical joke played on him.

      b: 22 Jan 81 pc: 008 w: Leonard Ripps d: John Tracy
    9. _"Amy's Career"

      Amy is put in charge of a mouthwash advertising campaign and totally blows it.

      b: 29 Jan 81 pc: 009 w: Jack Carrerow & David Chambers d: John Tracy
    10. _"Gotta Dance"

      Kip has to tell Sonny that a spot in a commercial he arranged for her has been given to another girl.

      b: 5 Feb 81 pc: 010 w: David Lerner & Bruce Ferber d: Will MacKenzie
    11. _"Sonny Boy"

      Hildy and Buffy stop a robbery and make the TV news, which prompts Henry's mother to pay `him' a visit.

      b: 12 Feb 81 pc: 011 w: Lenny Ripps d: Chris Thompson and Don Van Atta
    12. _"How Great Thou Art"

      Henry arranges for some of Kip's paintings to be displayed at a gallery as a birthday surprise.

      b: 19 Feb 81 pc: 013 w: David Lerner & Bruce Ferber d: Will MacKenzie
    13. _"Kip Quits"

      When a client wants a campaign run his way, Henry conforms but Kip quits to sell hot dogs in the park.

      b: 26 Feb 81 pc: 014 w: Chris Thompson d: John Bowab
    14. _"Only the Lonely"

      Ruth invites Kip and Henry over for dinner, then will not let them leave.

      b: 12 Mar 81 pc: 012 w: Jack Carrerow & David Chambers d: Tom Trbovich
    15. _"The Re-Write"

      Kip asks Henry to spice up his autobiography with humor and sex.

      b: 19 Mar 81 pc: 016 w: Chris Thompson and Howard Gewirtz & Ian Praiser d: Will MacKenzie
    16. _"The Show Must Go On"
      gs: Bob Saget [ Unknown ]

      Kip and Henry wash dishes at a night club so that Isabelle can sing there.

      b: 26 Mar 81 pc: 017 w: Ian Praiser & Howard Gewirtz d: Will MacKenzie
    17. _"The Hospital"

      Buffy and Hildy become hospital candy stripers so Kip can be closer to Sonny.

      b: 2 Apr 81 pc: 015 w: Jack Carrerow & David Chambers d: Will MacKenzie
    18. _"Best Friends"

      Henry feels left out when Kip renews his friendship with a rock and roll star.

      b: 9 Apr 81 pc: 018 w: Chris Thompson d: Chris Thompson and Don VanAtta
    19. _"Cahoots"

      Kip and Amy team up to advance their respective romances with Sonny and Henry but the efforts backfire.

      b: 30 Apr 81 pc: 019 w: Jack Carrerow & David Chambers d: Will MacKenzie

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      2nd Season 1981

    20. _"The Truths and Other Lies"

      Kip decides on the spur of the moment at an Embassy party to tell Sonny about his dual identity.

      b: 8 Oct 81 pc: 020 w: Leonard Ripps d: Joel Zwick
    21. _"There's No Business ..."
      gs: Joe Regalbuto [ Unknown ]

      Kip and Henry buy a commercial production company, but end up with Ruth bailing them out of their $17,000 debt.

      b: 15 Oct 81 pc: 021 w: Chris Thompson d: Joel Zwick
    22. _"The Reunion"

      At his high school reunion, Henry encounters a deaf girl he dumped as his prom date.

      b: 22 Oct 81 pc: 022 w: Gary H. Miller d: Joel Zwick
    23. _"One For You, One For Me"

      b: 27 Nov 81 pc: 025 w: Jack Carrerow d: Joel Zwick
    24. _"Road to Monte Carlo"

      Kip and Henry use insurance money from a ski lift accident to take a vacation in Monte Carlo.

      b: 4 Dec 81 pc: 027 w: Gary H. Miller d: Joel Zwick
    25. _"WaterBalloonGate"

      Kip and Henry get into trouble when they drop a water balloon on a government official's car.

      b: 11 Dec 81 pc: 023 w: David Chambers d: Joel Zwick
    26. _"All You Need is Love"
      gs: Stepfanie Kramer [ Unknown ], Rita Wilson [ Henry's Devil Worshipping Date ]

      Henry decides to subscribe to a video dating service to find the perfect date.

      b: 18 Dec 81 pc: 029 w: Terry Hart d: Joel Zwick
    27. _"Other Than That, She's a Wonderful Person"
      gs: Jennifer Holmes [ Unknown ]

      Henry starts to date an interior decorator that nobody else can stand.

      b: 25 Dec 81 pc: 024 w: Stu Silver d: Joel Zwick
    28. _"The Slightly Illustrated Man"
      gs: Stephen Shortridge [ Unknown ]

      Amy and Kip decide they will get tattoos to show their devotion to Henry and Sonny.

      b: 8 Jan 82 pc: 030 w: Chris Thompson d: Joel Zwick
    29. _"Two Percent Solution"

      Ruth and the guys compete for Amy's deciding two percent of company stock.

      b: 15 Jan 82 pc: 026 w: Jack Carrerow & David Chambers d: Joel Zwick
    30. _"Cablevision"
      gs: Penny Marshall [ Unknown ]

      Kip and Henry produce a cable TV show to advertise their client's product.

      b: 22 Jan 82 pc: 028 w: Jeff Franklin d: Joel Zwick
    31. _"The Grandfather"

      Henry saves a gangster's granddaughter from being hit by a car and then must put up with the man's `favors'.

      b: 4 Feb 82 pc: 031 w: Terry Hart & Jeff Franklin s: Lenny Ripps & Gary H. Miller d: Joel Zwick
    32. _"Hildy's Dirt Nap"
      gs: Kenneth Tigar [ Unknown ]

      An immigrant gets a crush on Hildy, much to Henry's dismay.

      b: 11 Feb 82 pc: 035 w: Gary H. Miller & Jack Carrerow s: David Chambers d: Joel Zwick
    33. _"Kip Off the Old Block"

      Kip's parents appear headed for divorce so Kip decides to keep them together.

      b: 18 Feb 82 pc: 033 w: Lenny Ripps d: Joel Zwick
    34. _"The Way Kip and Henry Were"

      Ruth and the guys reminisce about how she hired them straight out of school.

      b: 4 Mar 82 pc: 036 w: Terry Hart & Lenny Ripps d: Joel Zwick
    35. _"Who's On Thirst?"

      Kip and Henry are stranded in an isolated cabin without food or water.

      b: 11 Mar 82 pc: 034 w: Terry Hart d: Joel Zwick
    36. _"Not With My Sister, You Pig"

      Kip's younger sister visits and he's convinced that Henry has seduced her.

      b: 18 Mar 82 pc: 037 w: Lenny Ripps d: Joel Zwick
    37. _"Not the Last Picture Show"

      Kip and Henry contemplate what they will be like when they are older.

      b: 25 Mar 82 pc: 032 w: Lenny Ripps d: Joel Zwick
    38. "Call Me Irresponsible"
      gs: Ernie Hudson [ Rochelle ], Gary Cervantes [ Jay ], Warren Munson [ Desk Sergeant ], Joseph Taggert [ Policeman ]

      Henry gets thrown in jail while Kip's on vacation after buying a stolen VCR at a swap meet.

      b: 27 May 82 pc: 038 w: Jack Carrerow d: Joel Zwick

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