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[[caption-width-right:330:Creator/TomHanks and Peter Scolari as "Buffy" and "Hildy."]]

->'''Henry:''' Our friend Amy said there was a great apartment in her building...\\
'''Kip:''' Dirt cheap! But it's a hotel for women. Okay, we [[DisguisedInDrag made one adjustment]].\\
'''Henry:''' Now these other ladies know us as Buffy and Hildegarde.\\
'''Kip:''' But they also know us as Kip and Henry, Buffy and Hildy's brothers. I am crazy about the blonde.\\
'''Henry:''' This experience is gonna make a great book.\\
'''Kip:''' See? It's all perfectly normal!\\
-- OpeningNarration

A SitCom starring Creator/TomHanks and [[LesserStar Peter Scolari]] that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1980 to 1982.

The series premise has struggling NYC ad men [[BuddyPicture Kip and Henry]] trying to move into the Susan B. Anthony Hotel due to its dirt-cheap rent. But since it's a women-only hotel, they disguise themselves as "Buffy and Hildegarde," supposedly Kip and Henry's sisters.

As the show went on, this DisguisedInDrag premise moved increasingly into the background. In the second season, the entire recurring cast knows Kip and Henry's secret (though they continue to live in the hotel and pose as women for the other residents.) There was also a shift to focus more on the WorkCom aspects of Kip and Henry in the advertising business, and in general on Hanks and Scolari's chemistry as a (conventionally-dressed) comedic duo.

Hanks and Scolari were the only male members of the regular cast, which included Wendie Jo Sperber as friend and SecretKeeper Amy, Donna Dixon as Kip's love interest Sonny, Telma Hopkins as hotel manager Isabelle, and Holland Taylor as Ruth, Kip and Henry's overbearing boss.

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!!This series contains examples of:
* AttractiveBentGender: Used occasionally, but less frequently than you might think.
* TheCastShowOff: Isabelle the most often to demonstrate Telma Hopkins's singing voice.
** During the telethon episode, Hanks and Scolari demonstrated their juggling talents.
* DatingServiceDisaster A "video dating" service provided an example in one episode.
* DifferentForGirls: A frequent source of comedy, especially in earlier episodes.
* DisguisedInDrag: Series premise.
* MostWritersAreWriters: Henry is writing a book about his crossdressing experiences.
* NewJobEpisode: A few examples:
** "Kip Quits": Kip quits his advertising job and winds up selling hot dogs
** "The Show Must Go On": Kip and Henry take jobs as busboys as part of a scheme to get Isabelle a singing gig at a night club.
** "The Hospital": Kip and Henry, in their female identities, work at a hospital as candy stripers.
* PutOnABus: Lilly (the hotel manager in Season 1).
* RealSongThemeTune: Billy Joel's "My Life."
* ReTool: In the second season, apart from playing down the DisguisedInDrag element, Kip and Henry left their jobs at the advertising agency and opened their own agency (with Ruth as their partner).
* SecretKeeper: Amy, in the first season. Later, all of the main characters.
* ShoutOut: In the pilot after Henry names Kip's alter ego "Buffy", Kip mumbles something about [[FamilyAffair Jodie and Mr French]].
* SnowedIn: In one episode, Kip and Henry find themselves trapped in a mountain cabin during a blizzard, with no food save half a container of non-dairy creamer.
** And, later, Kip's [[ItMakesSenseInContext "albino snake"]].
* TheFunInFuneral: "Hildy's Dirt Nap" features a [[FakingTheDead put-on funeral]] that includes a reenactment of her death ("she took a comet to the neck") through {{Hand Puppet}}s.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Kip and Henry.