The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Season 3 Episode 17

Show 36 - Merv Griffin, Larry Storch

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1973 on CBS
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Show 36 - Merv Griffin, Larry Storch
1. Sonny and Cher open the show with "Lodi" and banter about Sonny's top movie picks of the year.
2. "Sonny's Pizza Parlor" -- Merv is cast as a detective who comes to the pizzeria to investigate a series of holdups in the area, with Larry appearing as a suspected gangster (a la Marlon Brando in The Godfather).
3. Merv joins The Mike Curb Congregation for "Happy To Know You"
4. "Headlines In the Papers" -- Merv and Larry join the show's regulars for a montage of skits and one-liners poking fun at individuals and topics currently in the news, such as how some police officers (in their battle against mugging) are dressing as women, the doctor shortage across the country, comedian Bob Hope's announcement that this year could be his last Christmas show for our soldiers stationed overseas, the debate of government pressure affecting TV programming, and the sale of outdated space equipment from the Apollo project.
5. Two seagulls (Sonny and Merv) discuss how much their lives have changed since the success of their best-selling books.
6. Sonny and Cher sing "Love Story" to cartoonist John Wilson's animation.
7. A gypsy fortune teller (Cher) warns Sonny that a con man (Larry) will try to take all of his money and make a fool out of him.
8. Cher sings "Someone"
9. Sonny and Cher perform "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"
10. Sonny and Cher, with daughter Chastity, close the show with "I Got You Babemoreless

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