BOSSOM BUDDIES (1980 – 1982)

Bossom Buddies

Creators: Chris Thompson, Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller

Cast: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

Bossom buddies is nothing original because they stole the idea form the film some like it hot. Henry (Peter Scolari) and Kip (Tom Hanks) have to dress up as women to live at an affordable women’s hotel in New York City. Amy’s (Wendie Jo Sperber) hospitality comes with a catch, though, as her residence is an all-women’s hotel. Kip and Henry must dinguise themselves  as “Buffy” and “Hildegarde,” using women’s clothes from an advertising campaign they are working on. Once inside, the boys realize they like life posing as women. Kip has fallen for Amy’s roommate Sonny (Donna Dixon) and Henry sees a chance to turn the experience into a novel he has always longed to write.

Here is a nice little sitcom that start Tom Hawks from back in the day. Yes a younger Tom when he started he is career is a matter of fact he was talking about back when the series started Hawks was in the dumps he needed money to pay the bill so a good friend of his Steven Spielberg and a producer decided to lent $10,000 to Hawks. When Hawks landed Bossom buddies the first week after shooting Hawks repaid his 2 friends.The creators of the show were pinning their hopes of success on Tom’s co-star Peter Scolari. The chemistry between Hawks and Scolari make this series a success for at least 3 years. The rest of the cast Donna Dixon which I love whose sole purpose is to show up in spandex. Wendie Jo Sperber plays Amy, the only person in on the secret. Spearer had great talent who unfortunately passed away in 2005 due to complications with breast cancer at age of 47. There were episodes with gag situation and somewhere physical. Later they re-manupulated the story named Tootsie played by Hoffman.

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