Songs: Sonny & Cher open the show in bed
with all guests; then sing "Silly Love Songs"
Cher : "Desperado"
Sonny: "Best Thing That Ever Happened To
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
The second season opener.
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
5. "Beauty and the Beast" -- Cher appears as King Kong's
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