The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

CBS (ended 1974)




Episode Guide

  • Season 4
    • Tony Randall And Honey Cone
    • Harvey Korman, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Merrill, And Glenn Ford
    • Paul Anka; Neil Sedaka
      Paul Anka; Neil Sedaka.
    • Dick Clark; Jerry Lee Lewis; Chuck Berry; Frankie Valli
      Dick Clark; Jerry Lee Lewis; Chuck Berry; Frankie Valli.
    • Show 67 - Series Finale
      Show 67 - Series Finale
      Merv Griffin, Ricardo Montalban, Joe Namath, Jim Nabors, Jeanette Nolan and Sally Struthers appear in comedy blackouts. (These blackouts, covering current topics like the space program and the energy crisis, might be taken from past episodes.)
      A laundromat sketch with LaVerne giving her views on the movie "The Exorcist."
      Music includes:
      Sonny and Cher singing "Let Me Be There"
      Plus, in a tribute to the late Jim Croce, an animated version of "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown" is shown.moreless
    • Show 66 - Joel Grey
      Sketches include:
      A vamp sketch with Cher as Scheherazade, Joel as the Caliph, and Sonny as the executioner.
      A doctor (Grey), doing research work in the tropics, encounters Sadie Thompson (Cher).
      "Danny and his Big Opportunity" - Joel Grey plays a dancer who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for Broadway stardom.
      Music includes:
      Cher - "All Love Is Fair."
      Sonny and Cher - "Sunshine" and "Mockingbird."moreless
    • Show 65 - Joe Namath, The Righteous Brothers
      In a sketch poking fun at "traditional" husband-and-wife roles, a stay-at-home husband (Sonny) becomes jealous when he learns that his working wife (Cher) has hired a handsome male secretary (Namath).
      Joe Namath and The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield) appear in "Police Report," a musical spoof of TV police dramas.
      At the Launderette, LaVerne gets the thrill of her life when Joe Namath walks in.
      Music includes:
      The Righteous Brothers - "Little Latin Lupe Lu," "My Babe" and You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'."
      Sonny & Cher – "Brother Louie" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"moreless
    • Show 64 - Ricardo Montalban, Jeanette Nolan, The Defranco Family
      Valentine's Day Episode with guests Ricardo Montalban, Jeanette Nolan, and The Defranco Family.
      Ricardo Moltalban and Sonny play rivals vying for Cher's attention.
      LaVerne, the Laundromat Lady, proudly models her new fur coat.
      A look at how some TV shows have been affected by the energy crisis.
      Music includes:
      Sonny & Cher – "What About Me?"
      The DeFranco Family performs "Abra-Ca-Dabra."
      Plus, an animated version of Cher's "Dark Lady."

    • Show 63 - Jim Nabors, Danny Thomas, Larry Csonka
      Jim Nabors, Danny Thomas, Larry Csonka
      Comedy sketches:
      --"Tonsmoke," a full-figured version of "Gunsmoke," with Jim Nabors as Fat Dillion, Sonny playing Fatsus, Ted Zeigler as Wide Burp, and Cher as barmaid Miss Piggy.
      --In the Vamp segment, Cher plays Ann Boleyn consulting with her lawyer, Sir Perry of Mason (Jim Nabors).
      --Danny Thomas does a sketch about noise pollution.
      Cher - "Workin’ Together."
      Sonny & Cher - "You're Sixteen," "Hi-Heel Sneakers" and "Barefootin'."moreless
    • Show 62 - Sally Struthers, The Jackson Five, Tennessee Ernie Ford
      Sally Struthers
      The Jackson Five - "Dancing Machine"
      Tennessee Ernie Ford
    • Show 61 - Merv Griffin, The Supremes, Miss World USA
      Merv Griffin
      The Supremes
      Miss World USA
      Comedy sketches include Siamese Twins, Sonny's Pizza and another visit with Laverne at the laundromat.
      Music includes:
      The Supremes singing "All I Really Want."
    • Show 60 - Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Marji Wallace (Miss World)
      Note: This episode appears to have been postponed, or possibly cancelled.
      There's conflicting info regarding who appeared on the January 23, 1974 episode. In their original 1/23/1974 TV listings, three publications (TV Guide, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune) list Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence as guests. But other (more recently published) sources list the 1/23/74 guests as Merv Griffin & The Supremes. (All of the sources mention Miss World appearing.)
      Guests (air date unknown):
      Robert Goulet
      Carol Lawrence
      Marjorie "Marji" Wallace (winner of the 1973 Miss World contest)
      Comedy sketch:
      "Westward Ho the Pizzas" - An Italian opera set in the old West with Cher playing Rita Palazzi, a female gunslinger, Carol Lawrence as bar maid Lily Capri, Robert Goulet as the sherrif and Sonny as the judge.
      Music includes:
      Robert Goulet singing "Summer Green."
      Cher - "Workin' Together."
      Sonny & Cher sing "You're Sixteen."moreless
    • Show 59 - Danny Thomas, George Foreman, Ken Berry
      Danny Thomas
      George Foreman
      Ken Berry
      This episode included a funny sketch with George Foreman. He played a boxing trainer, and Ken Berry played a boxer. They entered Sonny's Pizza, and Foreman began tearing the place up---laughing all the time.
    • Show 58 - O.J. Simpson, Teddy Neely
      The guests are
      O.J. Simpson (NFL football superstar)
      Teddy Neely (actor-singer who played Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar").
      Also, cameo appearances by Jack Palance and Dr. Joyce Brothers.
      Sketches include
      "Super Bowl Follies" a series of comedy blackouts about football with O.J. and Teddy Neely.
      A laundrymat sketch with LaVerne (Cher) commenting on football and its fans.
      Music includes:
      Teddy Neely -"Another's Lifetime"
      Cher - "Holly Holy"
      Sonny & Cher - "Top of the World"moreless
    • Show 57 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, Lyle Waggoner
      Tennessee Ernie Ford
      Lyle Waggoner
    • Show 56 - Christmas Episode
      Guest William Conrad recites "Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Claus."
    • Show 55 - Vincent Price, The Temptations
      Vincent Price
      The Temptations
      Music includes:
      The Temptations – "Let Your Hair Down."
      Cher – "All I Know."
      Sonny & Cher – "Just You and Me" and "In the Midnight Hour."
    • Show 54 - The Sonny & Cher Years (Part 2)
      "The Sonny & Cher Years" Part 2
      A nostalgia show with guests Wolfman Jack, Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, Peter Noone and The Coasters.
      Music includes:
      Paul Anka - "Diana"
      The Coasters - "Charlie Brown" and "Yakety Yak."
      Peter Noone - "I'm Into Something Good."
      Neil Sedaka - "Breakin' Up Is Hard to Do," "Calendar Girl" and "Happy Birthday Sweet 16."
      Cher - "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves"
      Sonny and Cher - "I Got You Babe"moreless
    • Show 53 - Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
      Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
      Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
      Music includes:
      Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge - "Why Me?"
      Cher - "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You"
      Sonny and Cher - "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?"
    • Show 52 - Andy Griffith, Billie Jean King, The Penthouse Pets
      Andy Griffith
      Billie Jean King
      The Penthouse Pets
    • Show 51 - Halloween Episode with Jerry Lewis
      Halloween Episode with guest Jerry Lewis.
      Music includes:
      Cher - "That’s Life."
      Sonny & Cher - "I Wanna Take You Higher."
    • Show 50 - Jim Nabors, Telly Savalas, Lassie
      Jim Nabors
      Telly Savalas
      Sonny & Cher - "Everything is Beautiful" and "Delta Dawn."
      Jim Nabors – "Green, Green Grass of Home."
    • Show 49 - Dennis Weaver
      Dennis Weaver
      Cher - "More Than You Know."
      Sonny & Cher - "Everyday People."
      Dennis Weaver – "Hollywood Freeway."
      A "Sonny’s Pizza Parlor" sketch with detective Dennis Weaver investigating a robbery at the restaurant.
    • Show 48 - Jack Palance, Ed McMahon
      Jack Palance
      Ed McMahon
      Cher – "My Love."
      Sonny & Cher – "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the old Oak Tree" and "Honky Tonk Woman."
    • Show 47 - Truman Capote, John Davidson

      The Vamp segment looks back at the love affair between Lord Horatio Nelson (Capote) and his mistress Lady Hamilton (Cher). Cher also plays another vamp, Sadie Thompson, in a parody of spy movies, with Capote playing the evil Dr. Leadfinger and John Davidson as James Blond.
      Sonny & Cher – "Get Down" and "The Weight."
      Cher – "Superstar."
      John Davidson – "Behind Closed Doors."moreless
    • Show 46 - The Sonny & Cher Years (Part 1)
      "The Sonny & Cher Years" Part 1
      A nostalgia show with guests Dick Clark, Edd Byrnes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bobby Vinton, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
      Music includes:
      Chuck Berry – "Johnny B. Goode" and "Rock and Roll Music."
      Jerry Lee Lewis – "Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire."
      Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man."
      Bobby Vinton - "Blue Velvet" and "Mister Lonely."
      Dressed in 1960s attire, Sonny and Cher re-enact their wedding.
      An embellished look at how Sonny was discovered as a rock star.
      Plus, blackouts poking fun at the fads and trends of the 1960s.moreless
    • Show 45 - Danny Thomas, Telly Savalas
      1. Sonny and Cher open the show with "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" and banter about Sonny having his family traced. In comedy blackouts, the chief undercover spy for the Confederacy (Cher) leaves home on a dangerous assignment deep behind enemy lines; and reporter Barbara Nauseous (Cher) interviews Telly about having been approached to be a nude centerfold in Women's Lib magazine.
      2. "Lady Luck" -- A masked stranger (Sonny) tries to rescue Cher from the evil Count of Los Angeles (Danny); an elderly woman (Cher) approaches two men in the park (Sonny and Telly), hoping she might get one of them to walk her dog; and a distressed man (Telly) gets even more bad news from his jinxed wife (Cher).
      3. "Sonny's Pizza Parlor" -- Danny appears as the owner of the next-door pet store, who comes to the pizzeria complaining about the smell.
      4. Sonny and Cher perform "Get Ready"
      5. "A Story About Love" -- Sonny plays a poor student in a takeoff on Love Story, with Cher cast as his wealthy (but very sick) girlfriend and Danny as her fuming father.
      6. "At the Launderette" -- Laverne (Cher) shares a few choice observations about the Watergate hearings and her marriage.
      7. Danny sings "If I Didn't Care" and is joined by Frankenstein (regular Ted Zeigler) and Count Dracula (regular Billy Van).
      8. A senator having dinner (Danny) tells the waiter (Telly) that he's found a bug in his soup.
      9. Cher sings "If"
      10. Sonny and Cher, with daughter Chastity, close the show with "I Got You Babe"moreless
    • Show 44 - Season Premiere with Chuck Connors
      1. Sonny and Cher open the show with "Games People Play" and banter about Sonny having performed this summer at the White House for the President of the United States, as well as making a dramatic guest appearance on Marcus Welby with Robert Young.
      In comedy blackouts, a couple (Sonny and Cher) arrive at the front porch of the lady's home after an evening out; and Sonny gets to meet Miss USA and Miss Universe.
      2. "Lady Luck" -- A disgruntled suitor (Chuck) complains to his companion (Cher) about always having to meet her in secluded places; a married woman (Cher) decides to enter into an adulterous affair with a man she met at the train station (Chuck); and a depressed man sitting at a bar (Sonny) tells why he thinks he's a jinx to anyone who comes near him.
      3. "At the Launderette" -- Obnoxious housewife Laverne (Cher) offers fashion advice to frumpy friend Olivia (regular Teri Garr) and airs her dirty laundry about husband Harry.
      4. Sonny and Cher sing "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" to an animated segment by cartoonist John Wilson.
      5. "The Window On the World" -- Chuck and Howard join the show's regulars for a series of skits and one-liners poking fun at headlines in the news and the foibles of modern life, such as the gasoline shortage, pollution, the Japanese space program, the nation's meat shortage, the oldest living football player in the world, and the Watergate scandal.
      6. Howard appears as the lonely caretaker of a museum who witnesses the statues as they come to life to sing "Little Darlin'"
      7. Sonny and Cher perform "Long Train Runnin'"
      8. Cher sings "Half-Breed"
      9. Sonny and Cher, with daughter Chastity, close the show.moreless
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