Season: 2 (Cher)
Guest(s): Labelle, Mac Davis
CBS Air Date: October 5, 1975
Also aired: Never re-aired
Torch Open/Opening Song: "Take Me Home Country Roads" (Audio)
Cover of John Denver (1971)
Cher also sang this song in episode 8 of season one.
Monologue: Cher talks about letters from the TV section of the Sunday newspaper.
Guest Spot: Mac Davis sings "I Still Love You (You Still Love Me)"
Skit: Cher plays an off-camera beauty contest winner.
Guest Spot: Labelle sings "Messin' With My Mind"
Guest Duet (Audio)
Cher joins Labelle to sing "Are You Lonely" (1974)
I don't hear Cher much in here.
Life with Laverne: Cher is reunited with Larry, her tacky brother played by Don Reo.
Cher Solo: "500 Miles" (Audio)
Cover of Hedy West (1961)/Bobby Bare (1963)
I love this song. Sonny & Cher sang this on their debut album, Look at Us (1965). Would have been nice to see Cher sing it and seen what they did with the set.
Guest Duet (Audio)
Cher and Mac Davis sing a great medley of his hits:
- "Stop and Smell the Roses" (1974)
- "One Hell of a Woman" (1974) - Davis sings this solo
- "In the Ghetto" (1969, Elvis version) - nice duet
- "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" (1972) - love this song, even this chatty version
- "I Believe in Music"(1970) - "Come on Cher!"
Skit: Garland Sartain does a skit about the hazards in the ordinary home.
Cher Medley Finale (Audio)
Cher does a Rolling Stones medley. This is truly the most painful moment of this show so far. These songs don't work in this variety presentation, despite a hard-working Cher and I'm sure it was a labor of love for her. Bad TV show material; good night of Cher-eoke.
- "It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)" (1974)
- "Under My Thumb" (1966)
- "It's All Over Now" (1964)
- "Ruby Tuesday" (1967)
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1968)
Close: Cher closes the show.
Highlights: It would have been nice to meet Laverne's brother and Labelle with Cher again and Cher with Mac Davis.