Sure, the storyline had been done before in "Some Like it Hot", but I really loved this show. The obvious reason for looking back on it now is to see Tom Hanks "back in the day" before he hit the big screen. After all, he was the only actor besides Spencer Tracy to ever win back-to-back Best Actor Oscars. Wouldn't you be curious if we had 40 or so half-hour episodes of Spence as a young man parading around in a dress in a situation comedy? I know I would. Besides Tom Hanks, the other castmembers were terrific, and most had pretty good careers. Peter Scolari (Henry Desmond) had a long run on "Newhart" in the 80's, Donna Dixon (Sonny Lumet) was adequate enough as Hank's love interest on the show, the late Wendy Jo Sperber (Amy Cassidy) was very good as the overweight girl who hoped against hope that Scolari's character would come to love her, and finally there's the early appearance of Telma Hopkins (Isabelle Hammond) who had other comedic roles on "Gimme A Break" and then "Family Matters". There were 19 episodes in the first season, even though it didn't debut until late November 1980:
Pilot" - Kip and Henry dress up as women so that they can live in a hotel that is restricted to women.
"My Brother, My Sister, Myself" - Kip is discovered in Hildy's room, which is strictly against hotel rules.
"Loathe They Neighbor" - After an argument with Amy, Sonny moves in with Buffy and Hildy.
"Macho Man" - Henry becomes a macho man when their masquerade has him doubting his masculinity.
"What Price Glory?" - Kip and Henry try to get the account of the unscrupulous Dr. Bob without losing their self-respect.
"Kip and Sonny's Date" - Kip blows his first date with Sonny.
"Beauty and the Beasts" - Kip and Henry go to a singles bar as Buffy and Hildy and are not picked up by guys.
"Revenge" - A date who dumped Amy has a very bad practical joke played on him.
"Amy's Career" - Amy is put in charge of a mouthwash advertising campaign and totally blows it.
"Gotta Dance" - Kip has to tell Sonny that a spot in a commercial he arranged for her has been given to another girl.
"Sonny Boy" - Hildy and Buffy stop a robbery and make the TV news, which prompts Henry's mother to pay `him' a visit.
"How Great Thou Art" - Henry arranges for some of Kip's paintings to be displayed at a gallery as a birthday surprise.
"Kip Quits" - When a client wants a campaign run his way, Henry conforms but Kip quits to sell hot dogs in the park.
"Only the Lonely" - Ruth invites Kip and Henry over for dinner, then will not let them leave.
"The Re-Write" -Kip asks Henry to spice up his autobiography.
"The Show Must Go On" - Kip and Henry wash dishes at a night club so that Isabelle can sing there.
"The Hospital" - Buffy and Hildy become hospital candy stripers so Kip can be closer to Sonny.
"Best Friends" - Henry feels left out when Kip renews his friendship with a rock and roll star.
"Cahoots" - Kip and Amy team up to advance their respective romances with Sonny and Henry but the efforts backfire.
It isn't until the second season that Sonny learns the truth about Buffy and Hildy actually being Kip and Henry. As for the rumor about the theme song on the DVD not being sung by Billy Joel, or possibly not even being the original "My Life", I don't know, but I can believe it might be true. I bought a DVD set of "Bonanza" recently, and the original theme song and background music had been replaced by music that sounded like it had been cranked out by some teenager in his garage on a synthesizer. This all has to do with contracts that made provisions for copyrighted music in syndication, but not such avenues as DVD since the medium didn't even exist at the time.