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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.

Includes all 19 episodes from the first season. Released March 13, 2007.

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How far would you go to be near the woman of your dreams? The hit series Bosom Buddies stars Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari as ad execs Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond, who dress as "Buffy" and "Hildegarde" in order to live in the all-female Susan B. Anthony Hotel. This season, their lives get further complicated when they start a commercial production house with former boss Ruth Dunbar (Holland Taylor), along with their best friend Amy (Wendie Jo Sperbber), who still has a crush on Henry. And although Kip has finally won over his beloved Sonny (Donna Dixon), he and Henry are still forced by new hotel manager Isabelle (Telma Hopkins) to change gender at a moment's notice! Includes all 18 classic episodes from the show's secon season, on DVD for the first time ever! Released September 4, 2007.

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    Bosom Buddies on TV:

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    It has aired many times on TBS in recent years - mostly on Saturday mornings at 6:00 and 6:30AM ET. It comes and goes periodically, so check the TBS schedule for any airings.

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    Broadcast History:

    First Telecast: November 27, 1980
    Last Telecast: September 15, 1984

    Nov 1980-Sep 1981, ABC Thu 8:30-9:00
    Oct 1981, ABC Thu 9:00-9:30
    Nov 1981-Jan 1982, ABC Fri 8:30-9:00
    Feb 1982-Mar 1982, ABC Thu 8:30-9:00
    Feb 1982-Mar 1982, ABC Thu 8:30-9:00
    Jul 1984-Sep 1984, NBC Sat 9:00-9:30

    Total number of episodes: 37


    Peter Scolari as Henry Desmond/Hildegarde
    Tom Hanks
    as Kip Wilson/Buffy
    Wendie Jo Sperber
    as Amy Cassidy
    Donna Dixon
    as Sonny Lumet - Donna Dixon Photo Gallery
    Telma Hopkins
    as Isabelle
    Lucille Benson
    as Lilly Sinclair (1980-1981)
    Holland Taylor
    as Ruth Dunbar

    Theme Songs:

    "My Life," written by Billy Joel

    "Shake Me Loose"
    Music by Dan Foliart and Howard Pearl
    Lyrics by Chris Thompson
    Performed by Stephanie Mills
    Courtesy of Addax Music Company

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    Theme Song Lyrics:

    Got a call from an old friend
    We used to be real close
    Said he couldn't go on the American way
    Closed the shop, sold the house
    Bought a ticket to the West Coast
    Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A.

    I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright
    I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
    I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
    Go ahead with your own life, and leave me alone
    I never said you had to offer me a second chance
    I never said I was a victim of circumstance
    I still belong, don't get me wrong
    And you can speak your mind
    But not on my time

    They will tell you you can't sleep alone
    In a strange place
    Then they'll tell you you can't sleep
    With somebody else
    But sooner or later you sleep
    In your own space
    Either way it's okay
    You wake up with yourself.

    Series Summary:

    Bosom Buddies Cast

    The old guys-in-drag gag was revived in this 1980 sex farce. Henry and Kip were two young studs working at a New York City advertising agency, Henry as a junior copywriter (and aspiring novelist) and Kip as a junior illustrator (and aspiring painter). They were also roommates, but one day they found a wrecking ball in the bedroom--seems the building, was being demolished. Office receptionist Amy, who was smitten with Henry, came up with the bright idea that they move into her building, which just happened to be an all-girl residence--the Susan B. Anthony Hotel. Henry and Kip liked the low rent and the idea of being surrounded by beautiful women in various stages of undress, so in they went, gussied up as Hildegarde and Buffy. Amy was the only one who knew their true identities, even though Henry and Kip kept showing up at the hotel as themselves (passed off as Hildegarde's and Buffy's brothers). Sonny and Isabelle were two sexpots at the hotel and, and Lilly Sinclair its fearsome manager. Ruth Dunbar was the idea-appropriating boss at the office.

    Eventually the boys revealed their ruse to the girls at the hotel, but nobody else seemed to catch on. They also went into the commercial production business with Amy, taking over the failing firm owned by Henry's Uncle Mort. Sonny pursued her career as a nurse, while being pursued by Kip, and Isabelle took over as manager of the hotel, while waiting for her big break as an actress.

    NBC aired reruns of Bosom Buddies during the summer of 1984.

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    Wendie Jo Sperber

    Wendie Jo Sperber of 'Bosom Buddies' Dies

    Thursday December 1, 2005 1:37 PM ET (AP)

    Actress Wendie Jo Sperber, who starred opposite Tom Hanks on TV's "Bosom Buddies" and who in his words became "a walking inspiration" after she contracted cancer, has died. She was in her 40s.

    Sperber died at home Tuesday after an eight-year battle with breast cancer, publicist Jo-Ann Geffen said Wednesday.

    A Los Angeles native, Sperber appeared in dozens of television shows and movies, including all three "Back to the Future" films.

    Her publicist first said Sperber was 46, but later said she was 43 based on an Internet resource. The Associated Press in September reported Sperber's age as 47.

    Sperber also had roles in Steven Spielberg's "1941," Robert Zemeckis' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," and Neal Israel's "Moving Violations" and "Bachelor Party." Her television credits include "Murphy Brown," "Private Benjamin," "Will & Grace" and "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter."

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, the actress became an advocate for cancer care. In 2001, she founded the weSPARK Cancer Support Center, which provides free emotional support, information and social activities for individuals and families affected by cancer.

    Sperber helped unveil and promote a breast cancer stamp for the U.S. Postal Service in 1998, Geffen said.

    "The memory of Wendie Jo is that of a walking inspiration," Hanks said in a statement. "She met the challenges of her illness with love, cheer, joy and altruism. We are going to miss her as surely as we are all better for knowing her."

    Sperber is survived by a son and daughter, her parents, two sisters and a brother. Blog Tribute


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