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Published:April 21st, 2007 03:05 EST
Now on DVD is Bosom Buddies: The Introduction of Tom Hanks

Now on DVD is Bosom Buddies: The Introduction of Tom Hanks

By Garrett Godwin

Before he Splashed into Big stardom, Tom Hanks was one-half of Bosom Buddies.

Aired from 1980 to 1982 on ABC, the series introduced us to the future Oscar winner, and you can see how his career began Bosom Buddies available on DVD.

The synopsis follows Kip Wilson (Hanks) and Henry Desmond (Peter Scolari), best friends working in the ad agency for Ruth Dunbar (Holland Taylor) now homeless as they found out that their apartment building was cheap and soon they found out why.  Therefore, they go to their co-worker and friend Amy (Wendie Jo Sperber) to a reference at the complex she lives in.  But there's one problem: they only accept women.  For Kip and Henry, desperate times turn into desperate measures.

The women at the Susan B. Anthony hotel know our protagonists as Buffy and Hildy, Kip and Henry's cousins.  However, they also know Kip and Henry, Buffy and Hildy's cousins.  Kip is in love with one of the residents, Sonny (Donna Dixon), and Amy is in love with Henry, who sees this cross-dressing masquerade as a great story to write about.

Only Amy knows Kip and Henry's dual identities.

A small screen version of Some Like It Hot, the series' first season is available on DVD featuring all 19 episodes.

Bosom Buddies lasts for two seasons.  While not a ratings success, the show became an important stepping stone for Tom Hanks, who has gone on to become one of the most respected, acclaimed, and award-winning actors in Hollywood.  Partly due to Hanks, Bosom Buddies has also received a loyal following for the past several years thanks to re-runs in syndication.