“Can we hold off writing the ceremony until after The Buddies?”
“Maybe we shouldn’t get married.”
She won. We wrote the wedding ceremony and I missed an episode of “Bosom Buddies.”
So it’s very exciting (such is the state of my life that I find it very exciting) that the cast of the greatest sitcom ever is reuniting for some concocted TV Land special.
It is newsworthy because the little sitcom that lasted for 37 episodes over two seasons (1980-82) and two networks (ABC, then NBC) starred a then-unknown Tom Hanks. His full and equal partner was Peter Scolari, and the premise was…well…just watch the open of the show, which explains the whole thing.
Critics mostly hated the show, because they found the premise of men in drag to be puerile. (I was once called puerile, which was almost as good as being called sophomoric.)
But at the very same time, critics were hailing the film “Tootsie,” which was basically Dustin Hoffman having fun in drag. I decided critics hailed Hoffman for being ‘big screen star taking a chance’ and derided the unknowns for being ‘little screen unknowns acting stupid.’ I also decided to never mind critics again.
Bosom Buddies had a marvelous cast that also included Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), Telma Hopkins of Tony Orlando and Dawn fame (she was one of the Dawns), Donna Dixon (“Sunny, Sunny, Sunny”), and Wendie Jo Sperber, a marvelous character actress, who died in 2005.
The survivors will all be at that TV Land reunion. And I’ll have the DVR running.
Now, about a “St. Elsewhere” reunion…