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10 Of The Gayest, Most Fabulous, Sonny And Cher Moments In History

by Jase Peeples September 19, 2016

Sonny and Cher have been synonymous with queer pop culture for, like, forever.

Of course, the dark-haired diva has gone on to earn her status as a gay icon – nay, a gay goddess – hundreds of times over with her unwavering support as an outspoken ally and inspiration over the years.

Nevertheless, there are many lighthearted moments throughout their careers where this dynamic duo scored points with the rainbow children and gave us life.

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour airs Monday nights at 8 ET on get.TV.

Here is a rundown of 10 of the gayest, most fabulous, and truly outrageous moments from Sonny and Cher.

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That time, way back when, they recorded a little duet that would go on to become a staple at karaoke nights in gay bars everywhere. More than 50 years later and we still can’t stop belting out, “I Got You Babe.”

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However, the classic duet was never gayer than when Dorothy and Sophia dressed up in Sonny and Cher drag and hilariously butchered “I Got You Babe” in an episode of The Golden Girls.

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That time Sonny and Cher opened up their guest appearance on the campy Donnie & Marie Osmond Show with a song about how the “flames you light are gonna find you” and then had a reading contest moments later where Cher and Marie throw some 70s shade. #TheLibraryIsOpen

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In one of their gayest skits on the Sonny and Cher Show, Farrah Fawcett and Cher strike a pose as talking mannequins while Sonny comments how they look like his lingerie-loving “weird uncle Louie.”

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The entire “If I Could Turn Back Time” music video. Cher straddling cannons on a battleship surrounded by cheering sea men in uniform? It’s like the concept was ripped right out of a gay man’s wet dream.


When Cher, backed up by two “dancing fairies” in their underwear, was “God” (depending on “which bathhouse you pray at”)  in Jack’s dream on Will and Grace and reminded every gay boy who ever lived to “follow your bliss.”

That time Cher showed every drag queen how it’s done at the 1986 Academy Awards.

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Fitness was never more fabulous than when Cher helped queens around the globe gain “Body Confidence” with an inspirational series of workout VHS tapes.

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That time Cher teamed up with Elton John, Bette Midler and Flip Wilson for an episode of her solo TV series and they sang a medley that included (What else?) “Proud Mary.”

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That unforgettable, fabulous moment Cher had a Cher-off with Jack on Will and Grace and proved who will always hold the crown.

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour airs Monday nights at 8 ET on get.TV

Jase Peeples
Jase Peeples


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