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Hanks and Scolari Will Accept a TV Land Award for 'Bosom Buddies'

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 5th 2010 10:02AM
Bosom BuddiesWho besides myself has been aching for a 'Bosom Buddies' reunion? Your wish has been granted now that Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will reunite to accept a TV Land Anniversary Award for that very sitcom, thirty years later.

Fellow cast members Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be in attendance. Sadly, the late Wendie Jo Sperber cannot (may she rest in peace). The show will be broadcast on April 25th and will be hosted by Tim Allen.

While I won't say that 'Bosom Buddies' launched Tom Hanks' career (the movie 'Splash' gets more credit for that), it definitely showcased his comedic talent. Peter Scolari was also an excellent foil for him and even made a cameo in Hanks' directorial debut 'That Thing You Do.'

It makes you wonder what Kip and Henry are actually doing in the 'Bosom Buddies' universe thirty years later. Henry probably wrote that book about their experience posing as women in order to keep a roof over their heads and it became a bestseller. They might have even decided that they liked dressing in drag and continue to this day.

[via Pop Candy]

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Given that Peter Scolari showed so much promise in that series I'm surprised his career didn't go farther.

April 05 2010 at 5:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim, from looking at his credits it seems like Peter Scolari hasn't been out of work for any length of time since Bosom Buddies. That's a huge acting career he's had, including two additional long-running sitcoms, and he's still at it.

April 06 2010 at 12:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would love to see them do a juggling routine at the show!!! They were actually pretty good performers.

April 05 2010 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I remember the show well. If it wasn't for the chemistry between Hanks & Scolari, the show wouldn't have lasted as long as it did. Granted it was for two years, but given the state of the sit-com in the early 80's, they made the material they worked with a lot funnier than it had a right to be.

April 05 2010 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Will Billy Joel be there to sing the theme song?

April 05 2010 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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