Bosom Buddies (1980-1982)
Comedy / Sitcom
Created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson
Tom Hanks as Buffy Wilson
Peter Scolari as Henry Desmond
Donna Dixon as Sonny Lumet
Holland Taylor as Ruth Dunbar
Telma Hopkins as Isabelle Hammond
Wendie Jo Sperber as Amy Cassidy
Lucille Benson as Lilly Sinclair
Bosom Buddies was a sitcom consisting of 37 episodes aired on ABC from November 27, 1980 to August 12, 1982 starring a young Tom Hanks before he became a megastar. Hanks played Kip Wilson who, along with his buddy Henry Desmond, disguise themselves as women to live in the low-rent and female only Susan B. Anthony Hotel , after their apartment building is torn down. Kip convinces Henry, who is an aspiring writer, that the experience will make a great book, and so the ruse begins.
Originally the show was conceived by writers Thomas Miller and Robert Boyett as a male counterpart to their hit series "Laverne & Shirley". The two brought in writer-producer Chris Thompson, who had worked on "Laverne & Shirley" to write the pilot.
Bosom Buddies Intro