Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
This week I'm asking you to stretch your memory back to a time before Tom Hanks was a major movie star because I'm recasting Bosom Buddies! Many thanks to WhiplashGirlchild and friends for the suggestion.
When you stop and think about it, the premise for this show is really outlandish. Bosom Buddies starred Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari as friends and colleagues who pretend to be women so that they can live in a female-only hotel where the rent is cheap. Tom Hanks' character develops a crush on one of the women, providing even more incentive to go through with this crazy scheme. I still have to laugh that this turned out to be such a successful program.
If you were recasting this bonkers program, who would choose to play the "buddies"? Who would play Kip Wilson (Hanks) a.k.a. "Buffy," and his crush in the hotel Sonny Lumet (played by Donna Dixon)? And what about Henry Desmond, a.k.a. Hildegarde "Hildy" (Scolari), the aspiring writer? We should also recast their fellow resident, Isabelle Hammond (Telma Hopkins), their co-worker and friend Amy Cassidy (Wendie Jo Sperber) who's in on their secret, and the guys' boss at the ad agency Ruth Dunbar (Holland Taylor).
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, May 27, complete with a "new" cast photo.
To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,
Characters to recast
Kip Wilson a.k.a. Buffy (Tom Hanks)
Henry Desmond a.k.a. Hildegarde "Hildy" (Peter Scolari)
Sonny Lumet (Donna Dixon)
Amy Cassidy (Wendie Jo Sperber)
Ruth Dunbar (Holland Taylor)
Isabelle Hammond (Telma Hopkins)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt