Bosom Buddies – “On the Road to Monte Carlo”

Bosom Buddies Season Two DVD

Original Air Date: December 4, 1981
Starring: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Holland Taylor
Directed by: Joel Zwick

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: Kip (Tom Hanks) and Henry (Peter Scolari) decide to splurge on some extravagant living after almost being killed in an elevator accident.

Kitty Cameos: Kip and Henry go to work at their commercial studio after escaping death. Along with Ruth (Holland Taylor) they are auditioning cats for a commercial they are going to make for Puss n Thin diet cat food. A long-haired orange cat named Mr. Whiskers is lying on a pillow as the scene opens.

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - close up of long-haired ginger tabby Mr. Whiskers

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - long-haired ginger tabby Mr. Whiskers on pillow with Ruth Holland Taylor Kip Tom Hanks and Henry Peter Scolari

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - long-haired ginger tabby Mr. Whiskers on pillow with Ruth Holland Taylor Kip Tom Hanks and Henry Peter Scolari

Ruth insists the cat is not right for the part. When she goes to pick up the cat he is clinging to the pillow with his claws. Ruth gently removes the claws before taking Mr. Whiskers to a cage and thanking him for his audition and telling him they’ll be in touch with his agent. “Who’s that? William Morris the cat?” Henry asks.

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - long-haired ginger tabby Mr. Whiskers hanging onto pillow with Ruth Holland Taylor Kip Tom Hanks and Henry Peter Scolari

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor holding long-haired ginger tabby Mr. Whiskers with Kip Tom Hanks and Henry Peter Scolari

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor placing long-haired ginger tabby Mr. Whiskers into cage

Ruth next brings out a white cat with slight markings named Pansy. She notes that the boys are not taking the auditions too seriously. As they reflect on what has happened to them, Ruth asks Pansy if she thinks they are having an acid flashback.

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor taking white cat with black markings Pansy from cage

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor holding white cat with black markings Pansy with Kip Tom Hanks and Henry Peter Scolari

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor looking at white cat with black markings Pansy

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - close up of Ruth Holland Taylor with white cat with black markings Pansy

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - close up of Ruth Holland Taylor with white cat with black markings Pansy

Ruth admits that if Kip and Henry aren’t going to do any work there isn’t any point in their being there. Kip takes off to get naked on a cross town bus as Ruth calls after him.

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor with white cat with black markings Pansy

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor holding white cat with black markings Pansy with Henry Peter Scolari

Bosom Buddies - On the Road to Monte Carlo - Ruth Holland Taylor holding white cat with black markings Pansy

Final Mewsings: Cats are grateful to have nine lives!


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