If you've not seen "Good Will Hunting" - or know more about the background of the two actor/writers on it - this might not make perfect sense. Google "Howard Zinn" and it should make sense of it in the "References in Popular Culture" section on Wikipedia.
As for Tom Hanks? Well, check on the sitcom he did on ABC at the start of his career... you may be surprised.
I'm old enough to remember that show from when it was on TV. I wonder how much worse it seems now?
You know, I've never watched "Bosom Buddies." It's just kind of quaint and odd that a beloved, multiple-Academy-Award-winning actor had his start in a short-lived show with crossdressing as the high concept at its core.
Then again, Nathan Fillion was on "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place." Didn't watch it, but "Firefly" puts him into a similar range in the geek hierarchy.
For its time, Bosom Buddies was funny enough. Like all TV shows from the 70s and 80s, it didn't age particularly well. It certainly didn't hold a candle to the classics, such as "I Love Gilligan" or "Leave it to Maynard G. Krebs."
I could play the old television program mashup game all day, though I'd likely range over a few decades.
"Have Brady, Will Bunch"
"Starsky and Lacey"
"All in the Addams Family"
Okay, I'll stop there. ;)