Monday, July 24, 2017

Sonny and Cher: I Got You Babe

February 16, 1935--Birth of Salvatore Phillip "SonnyBono.

1946–1961: Early life

May 20, 1946--Birth of Cherilyn Sarkisian

1954--Sonny marries Donna Rankin

A black and white photograph of a young, dark-haired girl looking at the camera and smiling.

1962–1964: The origin

1962–1965: Solo career breakthrough
1962--Sonny divorces Donna Rankin

1963–1995--Years active for Sonny Bono as musician.

1963 to present--Years active for Cher as musician.


1964--Sonny marries Cher LaPiere, according to his Wikipedia page.


1964–77--Years active as Sonny & Cher

1965–1966: Career development

1965–1967: Sonny and Cher's rise to pop stardom

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1965--WILD ON THE BEACH--Wild on the Beach is a 1965 beach party film directed by Maury Dexter. It is notable for the musical acts showcased onscreen, being the film debut of Sonny & Cher in particular. In addition, it is distinguished as being one of the few films in the genre to be filmed in black and white.

1965--Look at Us

A black and white photograph of a young, dark-haired woman. She's raising her right arm, looking to the right and smiling. She is behind a curtain.

1967–1969: Career woes
1967–1970: Backlash from the younger generation, first marriage


1967--GOOD TIMES--Good Times is a 1967 American musical comedy film starring Sonny & Cher. The film marks the feature directorial debut (excluding documentaries) of William Friedkin, who later directed The French Connection and The Exorcist.

1967--In Case You're in Love 

1969--Cher marries 
Sonny Bono, according to her Wikipedia page.  

Cher with black curly hair, wearing a white dress

1970–1977: TV success and divorce

1970--THE SONNY AND CHER NITTY GRITTY HOUR--Television Special, one episode


1971 to 1974--THE SONNY AND CHER COMEDY HOUR--Three Seasons; Nominated - Emmy Award, 19 nominations

1971–1974: Television career breakthrough, first musical comeback

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1972--FACEBOOK--"Deacon Dark"--According to the Deacon Dark Facebook page:  "In 1972, Hanna-Barbera approached Deacon Dark and asked him to be on the popular kids Saturday morning TV series, THE NEW SCOOBY DOO. Deacon was thrilled! He signed off on the project without reading the contract and instead of the dark satanic episode originally scripted, Hanna-Barbera scrapped it in place of a friendly "Kids, don't litter" theme so popular in the early 70s. For an undone reason, they also teamed up his character with singer/performer Cher in a hopes to bring in the girly audience. In the end, the public was left with a watered-down Deacon, nothing was smashed, not toads were stepped on. Deacon was depressed for months after the airing and vowed to never work in cartoons again.  It is also interesting to note that Deacon did not supply the voice for his character. On the day of the recording, Deacon arrived inebriated on Olde English Malt Liquor and was unable to even speak. His voice was done by veteran voice actor Jonathan Winters."  Deacon Dark was a fictional character portrayed by Sonny Bono on the Sonny and Cher Show.  This was posted on April 30, 2014.  Sonny Bono passed away on January 5, 1998.  So I'm not sure if this post is considered official or if this is a fan page.  

1972--All I Ever Need Is You

October 28, 1972--THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES--SEASON 1 EPISODE 8--"The Secret of Shark Island"--Guest Starring Sonny & Cher 


1973--THE SONNY AND CHER VARIETY SHOW--"Bad Bad Leroy Brown"--Leroy is chased by King Kong and others.  Sonny and Cher appear in the video.  

1973--Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer, Papa Used to Write All Her Songs

1974–1979: Divorce from Sonny Bono, second marriage, decline of popularity

1974--THE SONNY COMEDY REVUE--One Season; Nominated - Emmy Award, 1 nomination

1975--Sonny divorces Cher LaPiere

1975--Cher divorces Sonny Bono

1975--Cher marries Gregg Allman

1975 TO 1976--THE CHER SHOW--Two Seasons; Nominated - Emmy Award, 11 nominations


March 22, 1975--THE CHER SHOW--Through the "magic of television", Cher looks back to the 1950s to confirm that Col. Henry Blake survived after his departure from the 4077 MASH and his alleged death.  Note that a lot of people on the interwebs think this happened on the Carol Burnett Show, but that is incorrect.  

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1976 to 1977--THE SONNY & CHER SHOW--Two Seasons; Nominated - Emmy Award, 3 nominations

1977--Warner Bros.

1978–1999: After Sonny and Cher

Just before February 1978--SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI--The cover art for Superman vs Muhammed Ali shows cameos of several real and fictional characters, including the teacher and students from WELCOME BACK KOTTERColumbo, and Lucy!  And Donny & Marie Osmond, Sonny & Cher, the Jackson 5, etc.

1979–1982: Second musical comeback, shift from disco music to rock

1979--Cher divorces Gregg Allman

1982–1987: Film career breakthrough, musical hiatus

1983--Sonny marries Susie Coelho

1984--Sonny divorces Susie Coelho

1986--Sonny marries Mary Whitaker

1987–1992: Film stardom, third musical comeback

1987--one-off reunion

April 1988 – April 1992--Sonny is mayor of Palm Springs.

December 1988--ROSEANNE--"Here's to Good Friends"--Cher is heard.

Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse Poster

December 1988--CHRISTMAS AT PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE--Cher appears.

November 1990--GOLDEN GIRLS--"Mrs. George Devereaux"--Sonny Bono appears.  

Tough Love Poster

March 1991--BLOSSOM--"Tough Love"--Sonny Bono appears.

1992–1997: Health and professional struggles, directing debut

The Player Poster

1992--THE PLAYER--Cher appears.

Ready to Wear Poster

1994--READY TO WEAR--Cher appears.

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January 3, 1995 – January 5, 1998--Sonny serves in the U.S. Congress.

Release Date: September 20, 1996 - May 25, 1999 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Clueless
The Story: Cher is a rich girl in Beverly Hills who means well, but tends to be too self involved.
Notes: Cher was named after the more famous Cher.

Release Date: February 7, 1997 (Contemporary Setting)
Horror Crosses: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (television)
The Story: Cher falls for a new boy.
Notes: During the closing credits, Cher is talking with Sabrina, who is posing as a student at Cher’s school and then snaps her fingers and vanishes when Cher looks away. This was a cross-promotional gag, but it still counts as a valid crossover.

1998–2000: Death of Sonny Bono, fourth musical comeback

January 5, 1998--Sonny Bono died

1998--SONNY AND ME:  CHER REMEMBERS--Television Special, one episode; Tribute to Bono

2000 to 2002--WILL & GRACE--"Gypsies, Tramps and Weed/A.I.:  Artificial Insemination"--Cher appears in two episodes.  

2001–2013: Touring success, Vegas residency, return to film

Stuck on You Poster

2003--STUCK ON YOU--Cher appears.  

  • Cher (2008–2011)

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Quagmire's Baby"--Peter finds the Wicked Witch of the West's broomstick from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz in his basement. He flies on it and skywrites "Retire Cher" to the Witch's musical theme from the film.  Fred Flintstone was caught drunk driving on World's Wildest Police Chases."

2013–present: Return to music and touring, Broadway project


FIRST KID--This is a divergent timeline where President Davenport is in office in 1996 instead of Bill Clinton, and Davenport has a son named Luke is is quite a handful for the secret service. Congressman Sonny Bono appears in this film.

P.S.I. Luv U Poster

P.S.I. LUV U--Circa 1991, Sonny Bono is mayor of New York City in this alternate timeline.

TVCU-29-Skitlandia and non-canon commercials:  Archie and Gloria Bunker also appeared on THE SONNY AND CHER COMEDY HOUR.  

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