Season: 1 (Cher)
Guest(s): Cloris Leachman and Jack Albertson
CBS Air Date: March 2, 1975
Also aired: Never re-aired
Torch Open/Opening Song: “By Myself” (Audio only)
Cover of Jack Buchanan (1937)
Monologue: Cher talks about being clumsy off camera.
Duet with Guests: Cher, Cloris Leachman and Jack Albertson sing and tap-dance to “Do a Take” (cover of ???).
Skit: Cloris Leachman recites a Shakespearean-like soliloquy to which Cher gives the hip 1970s translation.
Life with Laverne: Laverne takes her car in for 300,000-mile service and is met by Chico and the Man’s character Ed Brown (Jack Albertson). I really would have loved to see this TV-character mashup, similar to the Geraldine one in the first episode.
Cher Medley: “I’ve Got the Music In Me” / “Listen to the Music” (Audio only)
Cover of The Kiki Dee Band (1974) and Doobie Brothers (1972)
Guest Skit: Cloris Leachman and Jack Albertson are a couple in a Geritol commercial spoof.
Guest Skit: Cloris Leachman and Jack Albertson both earned Emmys for this skit. Cloris is a wealthy eccentric woman who puts on annual dinners for former lovers who never show up and Jack plays her butler catering to her whims. (Sounds kinda Sunset Boulevardish)
Saturday Night: Cher talks about dating a Gemini with a split-personality.
Cher Solo: “Am I Blue” (Audio only)
Cover of Ethel Waters (1929)
Guest Spot: Jack Albertson sings “The Man In My Little Girl’s Life”
Closing: Cher closes the show.
Highlights: Emmy-winning show for both its guests.