Starring Tom Hanks as
Kip (Buffy) and Peter Scolari as Henry (Hildegarde),
Bosom Buddies was an ABC comedy that ran from 1980 to 1982.
Although the show was funny, with much improvisation
between the two main characters, the showed still only
lasted two seasons. One issue with the lackluster
response to the show was the fact that a Screen Actors
strike in 1980 kept ABC flipping the shows time slot,
and by the second season, even fewer people were
watching. NBC aired reruns of the show in 1984
after Hanks' increase in popularity.
TV comedy, Kip and Henry find themselves in desperate
need of a place to live after their apartment is torn
down. They assume
female identities and end up living in a low-rent, all-girl apartment
building, with only one female tenant in the building
knowing their true identities. By the second
season, others in the building were aware of their true
male identities, but they were allowed to continue
living their regardless. Juggling their careers in
advertising, maintaining the female facade, and avoiding
the temptation of living with a number of beautiful
women, was enough for
two years worth of comedy.