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Recast Bosom Buddies 2008-05-21 16:30:35

Recast Bosom Buddies and Win a Prize!

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


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songguy songguy 9 years
Kip Wilson a.k.a. Buffy (Tom Hanks) -- Steve Carell Henry Desmond a.k.a. "Hildy" (Peter Scolari) - Rainn Wilson Sonny Lumet (Donna Dixon) -- Jaime Pressly Amy Cassidy (Wendie Jo Sperber) -- America Ferrera Ruth Dunbar (Holland Taylor) -- Mary tyler Moore Isabelle Hammond (Telma Hopkins) -- Eva Longoria Parker
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Buffy- Tom Welling Hildy- Dax Shepard Sonny- Amy Adams Isabelle- Rosalyn Sanchez Amy- Zooey Deschanel (Sorry for the butchering) Ruth- Kim Woodburn.. hahaha. She would be PERFECT- but since she isn't an actress and she probably wouldn't go for it, in the alternative I would have to say- Elizabeth Perkins
alethe16 alethe16 9 years
Kip Wilson a.k.a. Buffy (Tom Hanks) -- Adam Brody Henry Desmond a.k.a. "Hildy" (Peter Scolari) - Zachery Levi Sonny Lumet (Donna Dixon) -- Kristen Bell Amy Cassidy (Wendie Jo Sperber) -- Amanda Bynes Ruth Dunbar (Holland Taylor) -- Dana Delaney Isabelle Hammond (Telma Hopkins) -- Loretta Devine
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
Kip Wilson a.k.a. Buffy (Tom Everett Scott) Henry Desmond a.k.a. Hildegarde "Hildy" (Steve Zahn) Sonny Lumet (Becki Newton) Amy Cassidy (Nikki Blonsky) Ruth Dunbar (Felicity Huffman) Isabelle Hammond (Vivica A. Fox) I friggin' loved this show!!!
BeautiJunki BeautiJunki 9 years
Kip/Buffy=Jason Segel (HIMYM) Henry/Hildy=James Roday (psych) Sonny=Jenny McCarthy Amy=America Ferrera Ruth=Kim Catrall Isabella=Rashida Jones
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Kip: Ashton Kutcher. Ain't no man that can drag like that! Sonny: Jackie Warner from "Workout." Nothing like a lesbian to change things up! Hildy: Ryan...Reynolds. Fuck it. Duran Duran, all the way. Isabelle: Rose...Ann....Barr... Amy: America Ferrera Ruth Dunbar: Oprah. Hair extensions optional.
lynettes lynettes 9 years
I LOVED this show as a kid... Be gentle, this is my first time: Kip Wilson a.k.a. Buffy = Adrian Grenier Henry Desmond a.k.a. Hildegarde "Hildy" = Chace Crawford Sonny Lumet = Anna Faris Amy Cassidy = Marissa Jaret Winokur Ruth Dunbar = Candice Bergen Isabelle Hammond = Lark Voorhies
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
I just now read this and already my two ideas for Kip are taken. Shia and Ashton. This is why this contest is so darn hard for me! :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Kip Wilson aka "Buffy" - Ashton Kutcher Henry Desmond aka Hildegarde "Hildy" - John Krasinski Sonny Lumet - Ali Larter Amy Cassidy - Nikki Blonsky Ruth Dunbar - Frances McDormand Isobelle Hammond - Jennifer Hudson
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
This is HARD, I barely remember this show. I had to look it up. Kip Wilson a.k.a. Buffy (Shia LeBeouf) Henry Desmond a.k.a. Hildegarde "Hildy" (Corbin Bleu) Sonny Lumet (Jessica Simpson) Amy Cassidy (Marissa Jaret Winokur from Dancing with Stars) Ruth Dunbar (Susan Sullivan) Isabelle Hammond (Stacey Dash)
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Oh man, I LOVED this show as a kid!
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