The BEST Episodes of Bosom Buddies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Kip and Henry, two young studs working for a New York ad agency, must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Sonny Boy

#1 - Sonny Boy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 12, 1981

Kip and Henry (as Buffy and Hildy) subdue two criminals that are robbing the hotel, drawing the attention of the media, and Henry's mother.

star 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Leonard Ripps
Kip Quits

#2 - Kip Quits

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 26, 1981

When Ruth insists that Kip indulge a new client, Kip walks out, expecting Henry to follow him.

star 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser
Kip Off the Old Block

#3 - Kip Off the Old Block

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 18, 1982

When Kip learns his parents are heading for a divorce, it's time for him to play the role of peacemaker.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Lenny Ripps
Amy's Career

#4 - Amy's Career

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 29, 1981

Amy's spirits get a temporary boost when her complimenting of a new client's product gets her a shot at producing its ad campaign.

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: John Tracy
Writers: David Chambers, Jack Carrerow
How Great Thou Art

#5 - How Great Thou Art

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 19, 1981

For Kip's birthday, Henry arranges to have some of his painting shown at The La Daux Gallery.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Bruce Ferber, David Lerner
Only the Lonely

#6 - Only the Lonely

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 12, 1981

Kip and Henry are worried when Ruth invites them to dinner, and appears to want more than a business relationship.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: David Chambers, Jack Carrerow
Gotta Dance

#7 - Gotta Dance

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 5, 1981

Kip uses the public library commercial he's directing as an excuse to hire Sonny as a dancer, hoping to kick-start her career.

star 7.55
11 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Bruce Ferber, David Lerner
Macho Man

#8 - Macho Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 18, 1980

Henry decides to toughen up his image when another date insists she just wants to be friends.

star 7.50
16 votes
Writers: Lenny Ripps
Beauty and the Beasts

#9 - Beauty and the Beasts

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 15, 1981

Buffy and Hildy are invited by Sonny and Isabelle to a singles bar. The pair are ignored by the men, causing Henry to question society's favoritism for attractive people. Feeling like a hypocrite for spurning Amy's advances, he asks her out on a date.

star 7.45
11 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Howard Gewirtz, Ian Praiser
Bosom Buddies

#10 - Bosom Buddies

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 27, 1980

Henry Desmond and Kip Wilson are imaginative young admen who solve an acute housing problem by donning wigs and dresses to qualify for residence in the Susan B. Anthony hotel for women.

star 7.43
58 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Chris Thompson
The Hospital

#11 - The Hospital

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 2, 1981

Sonny recruits Buffy and Hildy to volunteer as "candy stripers" when the hospital where she works becomes short on staff. Kip discovers he has competition for Sonny affections in the form of Jim, a blind patient who knows Buffy and Hildy are men. Amy finds herself in over her head when she substitutes for a sick Lilly as the hotel's manager.

star 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: David Chambers, Jack Carrerow
Loathe Thy Neighbor

#12 - Loathe Thy Neighbor

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 11, 1980

A fight between Sonny and Amy sparks a fight between Kip and Henry, and a swap of roommates.

star 7.38
21 votes
Directors: Herbert Kenwith
Writers: David Chambers
What Price Glory?

#13 - What Price Glory?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 1, 1981

Kip and Henry have to compromise their morals to compete with Marty Bursky, the office boot-licker, for a prestigious new account, Dr. Bob.

star 7.38
16 votes
Directors: John Bowab
Writers: Roger Garrett
All You Need is Love

#14 - All You Need is Love

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 18, 1981

Henry begins getting tired of his relationship status--so he decides to submit a personal ad to a video dating service. But when he thinks he found the girl of his dreams--he soon finds out that she's not exactly normal.

star 7.33
9 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Terry Hart
Not With My Sister, You Pig

#15 - Not With My Sister, You Pig

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 1982

Kip's younger sister, Vickie, pays a vist...and he is totally convinced that Henry has seduced her.

star 7.33
6 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Lenny Ripps
Kip and Sonny's Date

#16 - Kip and Sonny's Date

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 8, 1981

Kip's date with Sonny turns into a disaster, thanks to his nervousness and Henry's date, Cecily - Ruth's niece and a recent devotee of punk rock.

star 7.22
9 votes
Directors: John Bowab
Writers: Chris Thompson
WaterBalloonGate

#17 - WaterBalloonGate

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 11, 1981

Kip and Henry get into trouble when they drop a water balloon on a government official's car.

star 7.22
9 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: David Chambers
There's No Business

#18 - There's No Business

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 1981

Henry reluctantly agrees to spend the money that he and Kip are saving for a T-Bill on his Uncle Mort's commercial production company, unaware that Mort owes $17,000 to loanshark Victor.

star 7.20
10 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Chris Thompson
Who's on Thirst?

#19 - Who's on Thirst?

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 1982

Kip and Henry, seeking a little isolation to spark their creativity, become stranded in a wilderness cabin in the dead of winter. The girls, left to their own devices, try to shoot a commercial by themselves, and quickly find they are over their heads.

star 7.17
6 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Terry Hart
The Reunion

#20 - The Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 1981

At his high school reunion, Henry encounters a deaf girl he dumped as his prom date.

star 7.13
39 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Gary H. Miller
Other Than That, She's a Wonderful Person

#21 - Other Than That, She's a Wonderful Person

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 25, 1981

Henry starts to date an interior decorator that nobody else can stand.

star 7.13
8 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Stu Silver
Revenge

#22 - Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 22, 1981

The girls hatchs a scheme to embarass Walter after he dumps Amy for another woman at a costume party.

star 7.11
9 votes
Directors: John Tracy
Writers: Leonard Ripps
The Truth and Other Lies

#23 - The Truth and Other Lies

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 1981

After not being about to take Sonny back to his apartment after a date, Kip decided to reveal his secret to Sonny.

star 7.05
37 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Leonard Ripps
Cahoots

#24 - Cahoots

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 30, 1981

Kip and Amy form a pact to use their inside information to help each other win over Sonny and Henry.

star 7.00
10 votes
The Slightly Illustrated Man

#25 - The Slightly Illustrated Man

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 8, 1982

Amy and Kip decide they will get tattoos to show their devotion to Henry and Sonny.

star 7.00
9 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Chris Thompson