Happy 65th birthday Cher

OK, you’re wondering why would a blog devoted to James Bond and other spy entertainment even pause to reference this. If you’re thinking that, you’ve obviously forgotten how Sonny and Cher were the guest stars in a 1967 episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

The episode in question, The Hot Number Affair, was not one of the better episodes of that 1964-68 series. Still, it was memorable. It utilized a number of Sonny and Cher songs in the soundtrack. And Gerald Fried, the composer for the episode, used kazoos for the score.

The U.N.C.L.E. episode was a modest beginning for Cher’s acting career. Meanwhile, Fried, in an interview, described the kazoo score in an interview for the Archive of American Television. You can see a brief reference to it at the 6:25 mark of this video: