The Sonny & Cher Show

Season 2 Episode 1

Show 12

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 1976 on CBS

Episode Recap

1. Sonny and Cher, with a few of their closest friends, get ready to watch the show in bed.

2. Sonny and Cher open the show with "Silly Love Songs" and banter about the birth of Cher's baby during their summer hiatus. In a comedy blackout, Alvin (Sonny) and Laverne (Cher) discuss the TV show at their local bar.

3. Sonny sings "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" as film clips of him and daughter Chastity are shown.

4. Mimes Shields and Yarnell portray Sonny and Cher dolls on the set.

5. "Beauty and the Beast" -- Cher appears as King Kong's jealous sweetheart.

6. Tommy and Dick Smothers try to convince a stuffy bank employee (Barbara Eden) that they are heirs to the estate of the late Howard Hughes.

7. Gossip columnist Rona Barrett shares a Washington exclusive about a bionic Senator and his wife (Shields and Yarnell) who are entertaining a foreign dignitary (regular Ted Zeigler).

8. Cher sings "Desperado"

9. "Football" -- Sonny and George Gobel appear as a pair of easygoing announcers who exchange small talk during the game; a wedding gets held up when the guys stop the ceremony to catch the instant replays; and a desperate agent (Don Knotts) tries to help Sonny get signed to a big contract.

10. "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" -- Cher is featured as the nervous hypochondriac in a musical spoof of the popular nighttime soap opera, with Sonny playing her alcoholic husband, regular Ted Zeigler appearing as her flashing grandfather, and Ruth Buzzi cast as her next-door neighbor.

11. Sonny and Cher close the show with "I Got You Babe"
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