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The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 

After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a ... See full summary »


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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 25 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
Sonny Bono ...  Self - Host / ... 67 episodes, 1971-1974
Cher ...  Self - Hostess / ... 67 episodes, 1971-1974
Ted Zeigler Ted Zeigler ...  Various Characters / ... 60 episodes, 1971-1974
Peter Cullen ...  Various Characters / ... 60 episodes, 1971-1974
Freeman King Freeman King ...  Various Characters / ... 60 episodes, 1971-1974
Murray Langston ...  Various Characters / ... 60 episodes, 1971-1974
Teri Garr ...  Various Characters / ... 58 episodes, 1971-1974
Jimmy Dale Jimmy Dale ...  Self - Bandleader 41 episodes, 1971-1973
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a cabaret act that found success in nightclubs. Their easy banter and famous names led to them getting their own television variety show in the 1970s. Written by Toby Padilla

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Did You Know?


The show was cancelled in 1974 as Sonny and Cher's relationship began to collapse and Cher officially ending the marriage and filing for divorce. See more »


Referenced in Good Times: Junior the Senior (1974) See more »


Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Theme
Composed by Sonny Bono
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User Reviews

Great show
15 August 2004 | by mkaiser-1See all my reviews

Sonny and Cher were already well known for their music and comedy from Ed Sullivan and other appearances.

Originally, Sonny intended to act as Cher's manager as she pursued a solo singing career. Unfortunately, Cher was terrified of singing in public, and not comfy in a recording studio. So, Sonny decided to join in the act, despite his lack of singing talent.

Sonny and Cher toured small clubs (under the names "Ceasar and Cleo") as a straight singing act. However, no one was interested in their music at the time. In an effort to save their act, Sonny and Cher made a couple of impromptu exchanges, and suddenly the audience loved them.

"Sonny and Cher" now knew what direction to go.

The dialog in the beginning Sonny and Cher show was a combination of scripted jokes and spontaneous banter between the couple, and singing their own hits.

Chastity was sometimes brought on at the end of the show as the couple sang their signature song "I've Got You Babe". The moments with Chastity were also spontaneous. One funny moment was when a trap door was on the stage, and Chastity wanted to pull the cord to make her Daddy fall through (As Cher did at the top of the show). Sonny egged Chastity on, teasing that she was a "bad girl" if she pulled the cord, and of course she pulled it.

Despite the fun Sonny and Cher had on the show, their personal lives suffered, and in '74, Sonny and Cher called it quits. They would return on TV 2 years later.

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1 August 1971 (USA) See more »

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