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Tom Hanks mourns ‘Bosom Buddies’ co-star Peter Scolari: ‘We were molecularly connected’

Tom Hanks is mourning the loss of his beloved pal. On Tuesday, the actor appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and opened up about his late "Bosom Buddies" co-star Peter Scolari. The NBC sitcom, which aired from 1980 until 1982, followed the misadventures of two men who disguise themselves as women so they can live in the very affordable, but female-only Susan B. Anthony Hotel. While the series only lasted for two seasons, it led to a real-life lasting friendship between the two stars.

Tom Hanks Remembers Bosom Buddies Co-Star Peter Scolari

Tom Hanks had kind words for his Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari, following his recent death from cancer at age 66. The pair appeared together in the '80s sitcom, in which they had to dress like women in order to get an apartment. The series only ran for two seasons, but given that Hanks has become a global superstar, it's well-remembered by TV fans. The chemistry between the two leads quickly became the key attraction, and the cross-dressing premise was largely forgotten in a series that instead centered on character-driven comedy from Hanks and Scolari.

Tom Hanks Mourns Peter Scolari ('We Were Molecularly Connected'), Plays Vintage Bosom Buddies Clip on Kimmel

Tom Hanks fondly remembered the late Peter Scolari — and waxed nostalgic about their time together on the early ’80s sitcom Bosom Buddies — during an appearance on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Scolari died Oct. 22 following a battle with cancer, but Hanks had not commented publicly before now. “I don’t know how many people truly do change your lives when you cross paths with them,” he said. “But he and I met, we picked up the scripts and we started screwing around, and I actually thought, ‘Oh, this is it. This is how this works. This is like a hand...

Tom Hanks Remembers Peter Scolari: “We Were Molecularly Connected”

Tom Hanks spoke to the molecular connection he had with Bosom Buddies co-star and longtime friend Peter Scolari while remembering the late actor, who died Oct. 22 from cancer. While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night, Hanks — who was there to promote his new movie, Apple’s Finch — shared several anecdotes about his time working on the ABC sitcom with Scolari for two seasons between 1980 and 1982. In addition to showing photos and clips from their time together, Hanks spoke to the chemistry and fun the two had on set, adding, “I’ll miss him every day.” “He and...

Tom Hanks Remembers Peter Scolari: Tells Jimmy Kimmel, “We Were Molecularly Connected…”

Tom Hanks appeared on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his new film Finch, but took the occasion to offer a poignant remembrance of his great friend and Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari, who died of cancer on Oct. 22. “I don’t know how many people truly do change your lives when you cross paths with them,” said Hanks, recalling his first encounter with Scolari on the Bosom Buddies set. “We met, picked up the scripts, and started screwing around. I actually thought, ‘This is it. This is how this works. This is like a hand inside a glove.’” Hanks then...