The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Season 1 Episode 4

Show 4 - Merv Griffin

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 22, 1971 on CBS
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Show 4 - Merv Griffin
1. Sonny and Cher open the show with "Games People Play" and banter about Sonny's logic that their show will become a mid-season replacement. 2. Merv sings "Get Together" as the competition at an unusual ping-pong game in the background gets out of hand. 3. Cher sings "Stormy Weather." 4. Sonny, dressed as Superman, appears on-stage with Cher. He claims that nothing can deter him from fighting crime in America except kryptonite. 5. Sonny proposes to bring a semi-classical spot into the show by singing "Be My Love." 6. Sonny is surprised to learn that their next guests will be the carpenters, not the brother-sister duo but a group of construction workers, who erect a frame structure around him. 7. Merv sings "What Are You Doing the Rest Of Your Life?" 8. Sonny is taken by a gypsy fortune teller (Cher). 9. Merv sets himself up to be cut down by Cher in the same style she does with Sonny. 10. Cher and the Jimmy Dale Orchestra capture the band sound in an elaborate production number, singing "Strike Up the Band," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Play a Little Samba" and "Funky Nassau." 11. "Sonny and Cher At Home" -- The Bonos parody the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. 12. Sonny and Cher perform a medley of "Stagger Lee" and "Rip It Up." 13. Sonny and Cher close the show with "I Got You Babe."moreless

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