Bosom Buddies

Season 1 Episode 16

The Show Must Go On

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 1981 on ABC
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The Show Must Go On
After Isabelle steals the show from Bob The Comic by singing "New York, New York" during his stand-up act, Kip and Henry arrange for her to sing at a night club.

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Kip King

Kip King

Bud Shore

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Bob Rosario

Bob Rosario

Himself (uncredited)

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Bob Saget

Bob Saget

the comic

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    • Lucille Benson does not appear in this episode.

    • A new version of "My Life" is used. The intro starts with how Kip and Henry went from losing their apartment to how they had to dress as women to move into the Susan B. Anthony hotel (the clips all come from the pilot episode). From there, the updated theme music plays.

    • Isabelle's piano player is Bob Rosario. Although he is not mentioned in the end credits, she thanks him by name after her song. Rosario was best known as Bobby Darin's pianist, and also worked with Tony Orlando and Dawn.

    • Bob Saget, who played "Bob The Comic", was known primarily as a stand-up comic at this time. He would later work with Robert L. Boyett and Thomas L. Miller, series' creators and executive producers, and Don Van Atta, the series' producer, on their later series, "Full House".

    • Comedy club owner "Budd Shore" was a combination of Budd Friedman, owner of "The Improv" comedy club, and Mitzy Shore, owner of the "Comedy Store" club, and mother of comedic actor Paulie Shore.

    • Telma Hopkins was a well known singer before she acted in "Bosom Buddies". She was primarily known as half of "Dawn" in "Tony Orlando And Dawn" (hits include "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree", "Candida", "Knock Three Times" and "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
      "), and also sang back up on the Johnnie Taylor hit, "Disco Lady".

    • Isabelle finally gets a last name in this episode - "Hammond".