Our friends at Time Life have just released I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher, a two-volume, ten-DVD collectors edition that includes ten episodes of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (including the premiere episode on Aug. 1, 1971 featuring Jimmy Durante), along with the pilot episode of the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (which aired in 1970 as part of The Barbara McNair Show), plus three episodes of Cher’s short-lived solo variety hour from 1975 (including the star-studded premiere episode featuring Elton John, Bette Midler and Flip Wilson), and three episodes of The Sonny & Cher Show, the short-lived variety hour from 1976 that briefly reunited Sonny and Cher after their divorce.
Bonus features on I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher DVD package include:
** Talk show appearances of Sonny and Cher on The Dick Cavett Show and Dinah!
** Cher’s show-stopping performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999;
** Brand new interviews with Frankie Avalon, Bob Mackie, producer George Schlatter, Lily Tomlin, and Cher herself
** A bonus DVD, The Sonny & Cher Years Special, a two-part special that tells the story of how Sonny & Cher met while also celebrating the ’60s
** and more