The Sonny & Cher Show

Season 1 Episode 5

Show 5

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 29, 1976 on CBS

Episode Recap

1. Sonny and Cher open the show with "Take Life a Little Easier" and banter about Sonny having negotiated a deal with a major studio to do a movie about his life with Cher.

2. "The Battle Of the Sexes" -- Cher plays a liberated woman coming home after a hard day's work to find Sonny so wrapped up in his card game with the boys that he forgot to have dinner ready and Don devastated that his wife walked out on him the night before.

3. Sonny and Cher perform a medley of "United We Stand" and "Without You"

4. "The Sonnytone News" -- A TV newscaster (Don) demonstrates a gimmick that allows him to deliver the news with a steady, sincere stare; all three major TV networks clear time for the great political debate; the world's oldest taxicab driver (regular Gailard Sartain) speaks out at his retirement party; the youngest pitchman in TV history (Chastity) tapes a spot on her used tricycle lot; and the ever-popular Laverne (Cher) is named the first woman ambassador to Great Britain.

5. A heartbroken romantic (Cher) is convinced that a stranger she just met (Don) plans to jump from a bridge and agrees to spend the evening with him at her place.

6. Cher sings "Solitaire"

7. "The Prisoner" -- Rocko (Sonny) looks forward to a visit from his girl (Cher), who's been living high off the money he stole.

8. Chastity presents her ideas for a new TV network, which would include "Monday Night Hopscotch" and a Sunday evening lineup of "The Pinocchio (Cher) and Gepetto (Sonny) Show" and "Koquak", a detective show starring Don as Lt. Koquak, with appearances by Mickey Mouse (regular Ted Zeigler), Superman (regular Billy Van), Porky Pig (regular Gailard Sartain), Sylvester the Cat (Sonny), and Tweety Pie (Cher and Chastity).

9. Sonny and Cher, with daughter Chastity, close the show with "I Got You Babe