The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Season 1 Episode 1

Show 1 - Series Premiere with Jimmy Durante

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 01, 1971 on CBS
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Show 1 - Series Premiere with Jimmy Durante
1. Sonny and Cher open the show with a medley of "The Beat Goes On" and "It Don't Come Easy", followed by a monologue featuring banter from their nightclub act. 2. As the Bonos sing "Close To You," security guards keep Sonny away from Cher, who is wearing the 750-carat Star of Queensland, believed to be the world's largest black sapphire (provided by Kazanjiian Jewels of Beverly Hills). 3. Jimmy is featured in a production number of "Mrs. Robinson" and "Some Of These Days." 4. Sonny dresses as a penguin to look for his National Geographic magazine. 5. Cher sings "You Made Me Love You." 6. Sonny joins Cher on stage, claiming to be a fantastic swordsman who can rescue any fair damsel from the clutches of evil. 7. "The Vamps" -- Julius Caesar (Jimmy) comes to claim the hand of Cleopatra (Cher) in marriage; the father of Pocahontas (Jimmy) orders John Smith (Sonny) beheaded for his involvement with the lovely Indian princess (Cher); and Mata Hari (Cher) schemes to get the truth out of Jimmy. 8. "The Cultural Spot" -- Television commercials provide the libretto for "Commercial Americanus," a comic operetta set in a mythical kingdom. 9. Sonny and Cher perform a medley of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Suspicious Minds." 10. Sonny and Cher close the show with "I Got You Babe."moreless

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