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Sonny with a Chance
The Sonny with a Chance season one cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Original network Disney Channel
Original release February 8 (2009-02-08) – November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22)
List of Sonny with a Chance episodes

The first season of the television series Sonny with a Chance aired on Disney Channel from February 8, 2009 to November 22, 2009, and included 21 episodes. It introduces the six main characters of the series which are Sonny Munroe (Demi Lovato), Tawni Hart (Tiffany Thornton), Chad Dylan Cooper (Sterling Knight), Nico Harris (Brandon Mychal Smith), Grady Mitchell (Doug Brochu), and Zora Lancaster (Allisyn Ashley Arm).

Recurring cast members and guest stars this season include Michael Kostroff, Nancy McKeon, Vicki Lewis, Kelly Blatz, Selena Gomez, Eden Sher, G. Hannelius, Daniel Roebuck, Steve Hytner, Robert Adamson, Christina Moore and Jeff Dunham.


Episode taping began on September 15, 2008 and ended on March 23, 2009. Episodes were taped on Stage 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

Opening sequence

The opening sequence (which slides in from the top of the screen at the end of the teaser scene) begins with a shot of a ringing telephone, which Sonny picks up. After presumably getting the call from Hollywood to appear on So Random!, she screams into the phone, drops it and quickly packs a suitcase. The background suddenly changes from Sonny's bedroom to an airplane headed to California (though this portion contradicts a statement in the pilot episode by Sonny's mother Connie that they drove from Wisconsin to California). It continues by showing Sonny in L.A., then showing shots of the other characters (Tawni, who does a quick shine of a star with her picture on it; Chad looking out the window in the back of a limousine; Grady and Nico messing around; and Zora, atop of a mechanical monster machine she is controlling). The sequence ends with the entire cast walking together then stopping and posing, which then switches to Sonny walks next to the show's title logo where she knocks it into place, timed exactly while Sonny says "Yow!" just before the theme ends, in a manner similar to the end of the That's So Raven opening titles.


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1 1 "Sketchy Beginnings" David Trainer Michael Feldman & Steve Marmel February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08) 101 4.1

Sonny Munroe enters the set, not knowing that she is in for a difficult time with Tawni Hart. When Sonny changes Tawni's "Queen Bee" sketch, Tawni becomes jealous; the situation does not improve when Sonny and Tawni have to share a dressing room. Sonny's mother, Connie (Nancy McKeon) advises her to talk to Tawni. Things get worse when Sonny tries to help Tawni, as she accidentally shreds Tawni's favorite stuffed animal. Then, when Tawni talks to Marshall (Michael Kostroff), Sonny decides she doesn't care what Tawni thinks anymore and makes the One Bad Bee sketch to get back at her.

So Random! sketches:

"Dolphin Boy": Grady plays the main character, "Dolphin Boy", who is half-dolphin and half-boy. Nico plays Dolphin Boy's friend and Tawni plays a cheerleader whom Grady wants to ask out. The sketch's tagline is "Who da mammal?"
"One Bad Bee": Sonny writes this sketch, which is entirely rapped with Zora as the DJ. Sonny plays the main rapping bee. All the cast but Tawni are backup bees.
"Bumbling Bee": Sonny writes this sketch that takes the place of Tawni's sketch; it features flowers and a woman with a big butt.
"Queen Bee": Tawni writes this sketch which is replaced by Sonny's "Bumbling Bee" sketch. Tawni plays the queen bee and the other cast play worker bees.
"Barf Sketch": This sketch was not seen but parts of it are mentioned. Nico played the stomach, Grady played the barf, and Zora played the toilet.
"Mother and Baby sketch": This sketch was also never seen but was mentioned. Nico played the mother and Grady was the baby.
"Chicken Sketch": The sketch was also never seen, but Nico and Grady in the costumes were seen. Nico was a chicken and Grady was an egg.

Absent: Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper, as he wasn't introduced until the second episode which aired immediately after this episode.

2 2 "West Coast Story" David Trainer Michael Feldman & Steve Marmel February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08) 104 4.0

Sonny meets Chad Dylan Cooper (Sterling Knight), the star of Mackenzie Falls, and is starstruck until she realizes that Mackenzie Falls and So Random! are rivals. This apparently stems from a Tween Choice Award Mackenzie Falls won two years ago, when Chad mocked So Random! in his acceptance speech. Sonny decides to hold a peace picnic to dissolve the rivalry, but her plan backfires, resulting in the entire So Random! cast being stuck to their seats. In Grady's attempts to free himself, he rips his pants, after which video of the incident is posted to the internet. Sonny laughs it off until she realizes that video of her getting egg salad tossed in her face is also on the internet. Angry, Sonny challenges Chad to a Musical chairs competition. The stakes are as follows: If So Random! loses, the show will say something nice about Mackenzie Falls; if they win, Mackenzie Falls must say something good about So Random!. In the end, Sonny tricks Chad with a fake injury, winning the game of musical chairs. Chad compliments her on her acting skills and asks her to join his show (offering to have Portlyn disappear in a ballooning accident), but she declines the offer. As his part of the agreement, Chad later says, on camera, that So Random! is his favorite show.

Note: A clip of Sonny and Chad in this episode is later used against them in "Sonny: So Far". Supposedly someone on Mackenzie Falls taped it and sent it to the talk show that Sonny and Chad guest starred on to humiliate Sonny, and possibly Chad.

So Random! sketches:

"Fasty's Really Fast Food": A restaurant-based sketch where the food items ordered and mentioned are thrown abruptly at the customers. Sonny and Tawni play customers, Grady plays a fast food worker, and Nico plays the manager.
"Madge the Waitress": Sonny dresses up as a fat waitress with a Brooklyn accent who takes people's orders. Tawni mocks Sonny's outfit, asking her, "You're in a fat suit?"

Guest star: Jillian Murray as Portlyn
Title reference: West Side Story

3 3 "Sonny at the Falls" Eric Dean Seaton Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen February 15, 2009 (2009-02-15) 112 3.5

The cast members of So Random! get jealous when they're served bad cafeteria food while Mackenzie Falls cast members are dining on lobster and steak; this is because Mackenzie Falls is the lunch lady's favorite show. After hearing that So Random! has become more popular with Sonny as a cast member, Chad devises a plan to steal Sonny from them so that Mackenzie Falls can become popular. Things take a turn for the worse when Sonny gets her sketch rejected by her castmates, and her fellow co-stars hurt Sonny's feelings so much that she quits So Random! and joins the cast of Mackenzie Falls for comfort and support. In order to get Sonny back, the So Random! cast dresses up as characters from Sonny's rejected sketch. Sonny is so touched (and angry at Chad's admission that he was using her for ratings) that she joins the So Random! cast again. The cast is later seen doing "Loser Force Five" as an apology to Sonny.

So Random! sketch:

"Loser Force Five": Sonny wrote this sketch about four pathetic superheroes, but it was rejected by the others, though they later agree to do it as "Loser Force Five" in order to get Sonny back on So Random!

Guest stars: Jillian Murray as Portlyn and Wendy Worthington as Brenda

4 4 "You've Got Fan Mail" Philip Charles MacKenzie Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22) 107 3.7

Sonny is the only cast member who hasn't been getting any fan mail. Tawni rubs it in Sonny's face every chance she gets, but Sonny pretends she doesn't care. Finally, sick of Tawni's bragging, Sonny writes herself her own fan letter using the name "Eric," but when Marshall invites Eric to meet Sonny, she has to pretend to be him to hide her lie. Sonny dresses up as Eric, with a fake beard, a hoodie, and two broken arms. Tawni pulls "Eric" into her dressing room as Josh, the mail man, walks in and hands Tawni some of Sonny's fanmail. Tawni stuffs it under her seat cushion, and it turns out she had been hiding fanmail from Sonny all along. Sonny, upset, pulls off her disguise to yell at Tawni. When Tawni finds out that Sonny is pretending to be her own fan, she suggests to Marshall that Sonny should meet Eric on stage after the live So Random! taping. Chad also finds out that Sonny is Weird Beard (Chad and Josh's nickname for Eric) and decides to help Sonny out by dressing up as Eric, showing that he cares about her. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady try and intercept a package meant for Zora, but she manages to get the last laugh.

So Random! sketches:

"So You Think You Can PP Dance?": A parody of the reality show So You Think You Can Dance?, featuring contestants dancing while holding in a full bladder. Sonny plays the announcer while the other castmates play the contestants.
"Baby Waa Waa": This sketch is not seen, but parts of it are mentioned. It is said that it involves Sonny spitting up on the changing table while getting her diaper changed. Her catch phrase is "Waa Waa Waa." She is seen wearing a bonnet, carrying a giant baby bottle and (not seen) wearing a diaper.

Title reference: You've Got Mail

Guest Stars: Josh Sussman as Josh, the Mail Man.

Other references: Sonny, dressed as Eric, paraphrases a line from the song "Blackbird" by The Beatles, by saying 'Time to take these broken wings and fly'.

5 5 "Cheater Girls" Eric Dean Seaton Dava Savel March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01) 105 4.1

Sonny and Tawni are working on a new sketch called the "Check It Out Girls", which they're very excited about. But when Sonny's mother, Connie, finds out about her 'D' in Geometry, she threatens to pull Sonny from the show unless she passes a major test to prove that she can pull her grade up. Tawni tells Sonny to cheat but she refuses; instead, she recruits Zora to help her, but is too preoccupied with the "Check It Out Girls" to pay attention. Zora finally gives up, and Sonny ends up writing the answers on her hand. However, when she is about to take the test, she repeatedly mishears words as "cheat" or "cheating", so she confesses. Marshall then bans Sonny and Tawni from the Check-It-Out girls sketch (because Sonny almost cheated and Tawni told Sonny to cheat) until they retake and pass the test without cheating. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady buy a snake to impress a pretty girl on the set, but chaos abounds when the snake escapes. At the end, Nico decides to just talk to the girl, but is horrified to discover that she has a manly voice.

So Random! sketch:

"Check It Out Girls": A sketch written by Sonny and Tawni based in a grocery store where Tawni and Sonny play valley girls and use the phrase "Check out his/her..." to insult various people.

Guest star: Michael Kostroff as Marshall, Vicki Lewis as Mrs. Bitterman
Absent: Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper
Title Reference: The Cheetah Girls

Note: After Zora tells Nico and Grady that she would like to lend her snake to them, she disappears behind some clothes. After someone comes and takes the clothes, Zora can be seen walking behind the clothes.

6 6 "Three's Not Company" Eric Dean Seaton Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08) 106 3.8

Sonny's best friend Lucy visits from Wisconsin but when Tawni tags along with them, Lucy enjoys Tawni more and Sonny gets jealous. Lucy wants to go to Chad's birthday party, but Sonny lies and says she was not invited. Tawni turns up to Sonny's apartment to take them both to the party, therefore telling Lucy the truth. Sonny tries to get into Chad's birthday, but because she said 'no' to his invitation she is not allowed in. She sneaks in anyway and ends up being chased by security guards. She eventually manages to apologize to Lucy in front of everyone but when Lucy hugs Sonny, the two back up and all the card board cut-outs of Chad falls but then the largest one falls and Chad gets knocked into the cake. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady devise a plan to get revenge on the security guard, Murphy, who keeps stealing their pizza, and he ends up in the hospital. The guilt-stricken boys go and visit Murphy, and he gets back at them.

So Random! sketches:

"The Bully-Proof Backpack": A mock commercial marketing a school backpack equipped with "patented cartoon violence technology" to fight back against school bullies. Grady plays the pitchman, and Sonny plays the bully, with Tawni and Nico as the potential victims who use the backpacks.
"The Hair Salon": This is a sketch based on a hair salon worker from Wisconsin.

Guest stars: Eden Sher as Lucy, Steve Hytner as Murphy and Johari Johnson as Clipboard Girl
Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Title reference: Three's Company, the 1977–1983 American sitcom, which was based on the ITV sitcom Man About the House, starring Richard O'Sullivan

7 7 "Poll'd Apart" David Trainer Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15) 110 4.0

Gossip blogger Sharona targets Sonny and Tawni, but when Sharona keeps on saying bad stuff about Tawni, Sonny tries to tell Sharona to stop blogging about Tawni. Tawni wore a bald cap because Sharona said Sonny's hair was better than Tawni's. Sonny tried to make things better, but like usual, it turns out even worse; Sonny accidentally told Sharona about Tawni was wearing the bald cap. But Sharona wrote on her gossip blog that Tawni was bald. Sonny makes a mean sketch, which name is Wicked Witch of the Web resemble Wizard of Oz that hurts Sharona's feelings. Sharona threatens them with meat so they won't come to the Oh No You Di'nt Awards. The cast goes anyway and gets revenge wearing the same clothes as Sharona, making her mad and she falls into a pond. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady try to persuade Chad to drive them to the awards ceremony in his new car by bribing him. Chad takes their gifts and leaves them without a ride. To get back at him Nico and Grady take the battery out of Chad's car and replace it with a plate of doughnuts.

So Random! sketch: "The Wicked Witch of the Web": A Wizard of Oz parody that makes fun of Sharona and hurts her feelings.

Guest stars: Jillian Murray as Portlyn, Elisa Donovan as Sharona and Lily Holleman as Sharona's assistant, Monké
8 8 "Fast Friends" David Trainer Michael Feldman & Steve Marmel March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29) 102 3.2

When Sonny is interviewed by Tween Weekly TV, Chad immediately steps in and uses Sonny to make himself look better. When Sonny realizes this, she gets frustrated with Chad and the cameras witness the interaction, making everyone hate her. Sonny sees herself getting angry with Chad on TV and decides to talk to him and clear her name. But Chad refuses to help Sonny's reputation so she fights fire with fire and catches Chad being a jerk on a hidden camera in her hat. Impressed, Chad gives Sonny 'props' and says they should hang out sometime, and Sonny says he can stop acting since the camera is off. Chad says he knows, implying that he likes her. Sonny smiles at him and nods, and Chad smiles back. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady sort through Tawni's trash to sell it online, but are caught and punished by Tawni by having to feed her and apply lip gloss whenever she tells them to.

So Random! sketch: "Granny Slam!": A fake wrestling match between grandmas played by Nico and Grady; Tawni plays the referee.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
9 9 "Sonny with a Chance of Dating" Eric Dean Seaton Cindy Caponera April 12, 2009 (2009-04-12) 111 4.4

When Sonny is asked out by Tawni's ex-boyfriend James Conroy (Kelly Blatz), who is guest-starring on "Mackenzie Falls", Tawni tries to convince her out it by telling Sonny that her "best friend" (who is Tawni) dated James and was left heartbroken. However, Sonny ignores Tawni's advice and goes out with James anyway. Tawni asks Chad to tell James to back off of Sonny; the reason being that she doesn't want Sonny to be left so heartbroken. Chad claims that he doesn't care but Tawni sees that he also wants James to back off Sonny. At Sonny and James' date, Tawni and Chad interrupt them (Tawni, because she doesn't want Sonny to be left heartbroken and Chad, because he has a crush on Sonny and can't get used to the fact of Sonny going out with another guy. He also tells James he thinks Sonny is cute.) and Tawni tries to convince Sonny to leave. That's when Sonny discovers Tawni is the one left heartbroken by James when they were arguing while playing air hockey. The next day, James sends Tawni flowers to ask her out, dumping Sonny. The girls decide to get him back. To do so, Sonny goes on fake date with Chad to make James jealous. Just when Chad and Sonny are beginning to enjoy the fake date, James tries to dump Tawni for Sonny, and when he overhears Nico and Grady saying that the date is fake, and confronts Sonny and Chad. To convince James that the date is real, Sonny fake-kisses Chad. Convinced, James says he wants Sonny back, but then Sonny and Tawni both dump him. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady are banned from the cafeteria by Murphy, the security guard, so Zora convinces them to let her be their lawyer, with unsuccessful results.

So Random! sketch: "Sally Jenson: Kid Lawyer": Zora mentions this character she played a couple of times when trying to convince Nico and Grady to make her their lawyer.

"Life of the Boston Tea Party": Chad guesses this right before James asks Sonny out. In this sketch, Sonny is a tea pot.

Mackenzie Falls episode:
:"Christmas Episode" – Chad mentioned this episode is the one James Conroy guest-stars in. In the end, he realizes he had a wonderful life. This is a reference to the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.

10 10 "Sonny and the Studio Brat" Eric Dean Seaton Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26) 114 3.7

Sonny gives a tour to an under-privileged girl named Dakota (G. Hannelius). She claims she is from the Children Having A Dream Foundation. Zora points out in the beginning that Dakota was evil but no one believes her. At the prop house, Sonny decides to continue the tour but Dakota demands to see Chad and ties Sonny up. It was then revealed that Dakota really is evil, everyone found out that she's the daughter of Mr. Condor (Daniel Roebuck) and the Children Having A Dream Foundation really stands for 'CHAD'. They have to keep her happy or her dad could cancel So Random! Dakota forces the cast of So Random! to get Chad to meet her so Sonny talks to him but Chad won't do it unless he can go to "The Basement," a fake club Tawni, Nico and Grady created. Sonny took Dakota and Tawni took Chad to "The Basement". Sonny introduces Dakota to Chad and he decided to hang out with her but due to her annoying behavior, he ends up yelling at her. When Mr. Condor shows up, he gets mad at Sonny for bringing Dakota to a Hollywood club and Chad for yelling at her. Sonny and Chad back up and breaks down the club and Sonny is seen clutching Chad for dear life as Chad holds hands with Mr. Condor and all embarrassingly stop. Everyone in the club finds out the club is fake. Sonny and Chad work it out with Mr. Condor and then everything turns out alright. Chad takes pictures of the fake club, but Tawni stops him from sending the pictures by showing pictures of Chad and Dakota (and Sonny) dancing (She took the picture when Sonny was holding Dakota and Sonny said that she felt a little third-wheel-ish). Sonny makes them both delete the pictures. Since Mr. Condor didn't really like what Chad did, he was forced to do whatever Dakota wants him to do. At the end, Chad and Dakota are each wearing a Mackenzie Falls blue robe, with Dakota presumably ordering him around.

So Random! sketch:

"The Basement": Nico mentions it when Tawni says they're going to use the set to pretend that they got invited to a hot, teen club opening.
"Cheese Pants": There is a picture of Nico and Grady wearing cheese pants and Nico says it's from a sketch.

Note: "Gnomy the Gnome" was broken by Dakota in this episode but reappeared in "Tales from the House" when Chad said "Start with the gnome." He continued to appear in all other episodes. Demi Lovato's sister, Dallas Lovato, appears as the actress dancing with Nico.

11 11 "Promises, Prom-misses" David Trainer Dava Savel May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03) 109 4.1

After Sonny is upset about missing her prom in Wisconsin, she asks Marshall if she can have a prom for all the shows on the lot on the "So Random!" set. After he refuses, they send him on a wild goose chase with his GPS and throw the prom in secret. Sonny un-invites Chad because he says the idea of a prom is dumb. Meanwhile, to prepare for their prom, Nico teaches Grady how to slow dance, and Tawni wants to be prom queen. Unfortunately, at the actual prom, Sonny is too busy running around to actually enjoy it. She first gets stuck in Marshall's office, food was out, and the mustard got on her dress so she had to find the different one. When Marshall finds out that Zora has been the voice on his GPS because of Nico, he tells her that he's going back. Before Sonny can go in, Zora tells men that Marshall was coming and even though Sonny didn't want to miss the prom, she tells the So Random! cast to clean everything up. When Marshall gets there he sees the cast practicing for the supposed 'Prom Sketch'. Then Marshall changes his mind and says that they can have a real prom. Sonny gets upset that she missed the prom she created. Afterward, Chad waits behind for Sonny and comes out and asks her to dance with him, which she thinks is sweet. She remarks "I thought you would be the first to go". Chad replies "Which is exactly why I had to be the last to go". They even share a special moment as they slow dance for a few seconds. At the end everyone is dancing except Marshall trying to find the bathroom.

So Random! sketches: "The Prom": Marshall guesses that Sonny is thinking of doing a prom sketch when he sees her twirling around in a pretty dress. Sonny and the rest of the cast later actually think of doing a prom sketch. "Princess Girl": This is the dress Sonny wears that angers Tawni. "Mermaid Girl": This is the dress Sonny wears to keep Tawni happy.
12 12 "The Heartbreak Kids" Eric Dean Seaton Cindy Caponera May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17) 103 3.4

When Sonny sees that Marshall and Ms. Bitterman (Vicki Lewis) are both lonely, she arranges a date for them. However, Ms. Bitterman gets too involved with So Random!, changing Grady's "Scotland's Top Model" sketch and coming up with sketches that aren't funny. Ms. Bitterman writes a sketch about Sonny having to eat real worms and she realizes that it was a huge mistake to bring Marshall and Bitterman together. Ms. Bitterman even gives Sonny, Tawni, Nico, and Grady A's on their test without grading them to direct the show. Sonny asks Chad for help, but Chad says he will only do it if she goes to "Lookout Mountain," with him and without a choice, Sonny and Chad go to Lookout Mountain. Sonny and Chad starts to show their signs of having feelings for each other. Just when they are getting close, Bigfoot (Nico & Grady) jumps out and scares them, and both Sonny and Chad got so scared they grab each other's hands. In the end, with Nico, Grady and Chad's help, they use material from Episode 319 of Mackenzie Falls (called "Bigfoot Gets the Girl") to try to break them up. Much to their dismay, it just brings Marshall and Ms. Bitterman closer. Ms. Bitterman beats up "Bigfoot" to protect Marshall. At the end, she finds out that she beat up Nico and Grady and shows the two her "12 Angry Men" video she starred in when she was in the Navy.

So Random! sketches: "Scotland's Top Model": This is the sketch where Sonny, Tawni, Nico are dressed up in kilts and Grady is the announcer. Mackenzie Falls episode "Episode 319 – Bigfoot Gets the Girl" – This is the episode Chad, Nico, and Grady use to break Marshall and Ms. Bitterman up. The episode is about Bigfoot wanting to get this girl, and he scares her boyfriend away to get her.

Note: Ms. Bitterman says Davenport, the last name that is used in the Disney XD show Lab Rats.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
13 13 "Battle of the Networks' Stars" Eric Dean Seaton Michael Feldman & Steve Marmel June 7, 2009 (2009-06-07) 116 4.0

Chad is filming a movie about his life: Chad Dylan Cooper: The Chad Dylan Cooper Story. Chad decides to have the real So Random! cast to play their parts except for Sonny because he thinks she is difficult to work with. So, he decides to hire Selena Gomez to play the part instead. Selena sees that Chad and Sonny like each other, but when they both deny it, she uses reverse psychology to get them to admit that they do. When Chad and Sonny had enough of Selena saying they like each other (even though she is right), Sonny ends up admitting she thinks Chad has sparkly eyes and Chad ends up admitting that he thinks Sonny has pretty hair when they get into a fight. In the end, Selena leaves with anger, saying that they are perfect for each other and she doesn't have to do Chad's movie because she was in Camp Hip Hop (A parody of Camp Rock). Chad then gives Sonny the part. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady hangs out with the lookalikes of themselves, but get into hot water with Tawni when Grady's alter-ego tries to hit on her.

So Random! sketches:

"Gassie the Toot'n Pooch": A sketch following the adventures of a dog who speaks by farting.


"Chad Dylan Cooper: The Chad Dylan Cooper Story" – A movie about Chad's life. Directed by Chad, stars Chad, Sonny, Tawni, Nico, and Grady.
"Camp Hip Hop": Selena plays a character similar to Mitchie in Camp Rock, who was played by Demi Lovato.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Special Guest Star: Selena Gomez

References made: Camp Rock, Mitchie Torres (from Camp Rock), Jonas Brothers, Robert Feggans, Harry Potter, Wizards of Waverly Place, Lassie, Hannah Montana. Also referenced is Lovato's friendship with Gomez. Note: In the end, Chad tells Sonny and her friends that his movie is on, but it appears to be the same day because they are all wearing the same clothing. Which is strange, because Chad tells Sonny that they will start the next day.

14 14 "Prank'd" Carl Lauten Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert July 5, 2009 (2009-07-05) 115 5.2

Chad is the host of a new prank show and Sonny fears she is his next target when Chad arranges a movie audition for her that happens to be for the role of Sonny's favorite superhero "Fashionita". Sonny pulls a prank on the casting director before Grady can warn her that the audition is real. The audition being real is some sort of sign that Chad likes Sonny. Sonny feels embarrassed and apologizes to Chad and he forgives her. Since Sonny pranked Chad's friend, director of "Fashionita", he tells the whole cast of So Random! that he's going to do something 100 times worse than he planned it to do before and tells them to watch out. When Tawni wants to audition for Fashonita, she talks to Chad and bribes him. Chad calls the director but when Tawni listens to it, Nico and Grady thinks Tawni is the co-host with Chad so the two sets a prank for Tawni. When Nico and Grady accidentally traps themselves in a net, they told Sonny that Tawni is the co-host with Chad and thinks Sonny is with them because she didn't say anything. Sonny calls Chad and tells him to stop, but realizes it's too late when Chad explains that he set up a prank audition for Tawni for the same role. When Chad runs in to witness the aftermath of his prank, things didn't work the way he planned. Zora shows up and tells Chad that he was being prank'd and that she is actually the host of Celebrity Practical Jok'd and pranked Chad into thinking he was the host. That was not the end of the prank though. She also glued his feet to the floor, put elephant manure in his convertible, and glued his face to the window. At the end, Tawni and Gassie were rehearsing but Gassie messes up and Tawni gets upset.

So Random! sketches:

"Gassie the Toot 'n Pooch": A sketch following the adventures of a dog who speaks by farting. In this sketch the mayor visits.


"Fashionita": The movie that Sonny and Tawni both want to audition for, but in the end it turned out to be a prank audition.
"Celebrity Practical Jok'd": The show Zora is the host of, but pranks Chad into thinking he's the host.
"Young Lincoln": The one man show the casting director mentions he is a part of.

Guest star: Andrew Abelson as Director
Note: This was one of the episodes that were on unlocked on by counting how many times they say "princess" (or variations of the word) during the presentation of Princess Protection Program
Title Reference: Punk'd

15 15 "Tales from the Prop House" Eric Dean Seaton Dava Savel August 2, 2009 (2009-08-02) 117 4.0

The So Random! cast attempt to prevent their prop house from being taken away and used as a meditation room for the Mackenzie Falls cast. The number one show gets any room in the building according to the contract. After remembering all the good memories about sketches they have done (like Dolphin Boy and the Check It Out Girls), they hand-cuff themselves to the prop house. After two hours of being hand-cuffed they decide to fight back. They chase away the cast of Mackenzie Falls by cutting a hole in the ceiling and annoying them by throwing objects on their heads. The whole cast of Mackenzie Falls except for Chad runs away and says he won't be driven away, but as he starts meditating in the photo booth, he runs away because of a rat. The So Random cast get their prop house back. Chad comes back and brings gifts to everyone in order to say he is sorry because he didn't know how much the prop house meant to them. He gives Tawni a Bedazzled lip gloss case, Zora a night light for the sarcophagus, and lastly gives an autograph picture of himself to Sonny that says "To my biggest fan, I'm sorry, TV's Chad Dylan Cooper." Sonny says that she is touched and asks what Chad gave Nico and Grady. He replies that he simply let them ride the forklift, upon which Sonny bursts out "You let them do WHAT on the WHO now?!" Cue Nico and Grady driving the forklift through the wall, thinking they are demolishing the Mackenzie Falls set.

So Random! sketches: "Dolphin Boy (from Episode 1)": The story of "Dolphin Boy" who is half-dolphin and half-boy. "Annoying Girl": A girl who always annoys the people around her. "Check It Out Girls: First Fight": A continuation of the "Check It Out Girls" sketch where they get into the first argument.

Guest Star: Jillian Murray as Portlyn
16 16 "Sonny in the Kitchen with Dinner" Linda Mendoza Danny Warren August 16, 2009 (2009-08-16) 118 5.3

Sonny tries to help Tawni have a good date with an intern Hayden (Robert Adamson). Sonny begs Chad for Laker Tickets for herself, Tawni, and Hayden which she got after saying three nice things about him. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady try to create a sandwich to be named after, after seeing the sandwich Chad got named after. At the date, Tawni leaves for a moment and the kiss cam zooms in on Sonny and Hayden. Under the pressure, Sonny and Hayden are forced to kiss, making Tawni furious. Chad gets upset because he trusted Sonny to use his tickets "responsibly", but instead he saw the kiss on "Tween Weekly" magazine. Both Chad and Tawni blame Sonny so to make it up to Tawni, Sonny gets her a second chance with Hayden. Hayden wants the date to be a home cooked meal at Tawni's apartment. Since Tawni doesn't know how to cook and uses her kitchen as a closet, the date will be at Sonny's and Sonny will cook the meal. At the apartment, Sonny's oven is not working, so Nico and Grady send over sandwiches to serve. Not only that, but Sonny drops her phone down the drain and Tawni accidentally destroys it by turning on the garbage disposal and then Sonny's phone somehow calls Chad, Tawni loses her contact lens when the sandwich hit her, and Sonny gets locked out after Hayden comes into the kitchen. Nico and Grady come into the apartment to help Sonny get back in. Chad breaks open Sonny's door and accidentally damages it when he heard a phone call from Sonny (this happened when her phone went down the drain). Then, Sonny gets back in and Tawni tells Hayden the truth. In the end, Nico, Grady, Hayden, and Chad all end up retching because they ate the sandwich Nico and Grady accidentally left out in the sun for 12 hours. Then Sonny's new blarmie ends up with a gross sandwich that Tawni retched on when it showed up in the mail at Sonny's apartment.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Guest stars: Robert Adamson as Hayden, Lanny Horn as Howie, Max Williger as Delivery Guy
Notes: This is the first episode not to feature or make reference of a So Random! sketch. On the other hand, this was Demi Lovato's first on-screen kiss. Also, Sonny's family name is Munroe, but it is misspelled on Chad's cell phone because the "U" in Munroe is an "O".
References: There's someone who appears to look like Jack Nicholson at the Lakers game, a reference to the well-known actor, who is a great fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. "Blarmie" is a spoof of a real-life blanket with sleeves called "Snuggie".

Title reference: Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah (a line from the song: "I've Been Working on the Railroad")
17 17 "Guess Who's Coming to Guest Star"
"Sonny with a Chad (alternative)"
Eric Dean Seaton Michael Feldman & Steve Marmel September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) 108 4.1

When Jackson Tyler from Tridark (parody of Edward Cullen in Twilight) cancels to be on So Random, Marshall hires Chad Dylan Cooper to be the replacement guest. But when Sonny finds out she has to do the sketch with Chad, Chad tells Sonny that she is going to fall in love with him. He tells her that she'll stumble at first, and get all nervous and then dream about him and get lost in his eyes. And when all those things start to happen to Sonny, she decides she has to do everything she can not to look into Chad's eyes. So she wears a hat to rehearsal and when Marshall asks why, Sonny says she thought the sketch was missing something. But she ends up making things worse, when Marshall says Sonny and Chad have to kiss. Meanwhile, Marshall let's Nico and Grady use his office while Chad using their dressing room. But when Nico and Grady take advantage of the office, and are brought a pig wrapped in a blanket, out of confusion. On the night of the show, Nico and Grady make Marshall hold the pig when they go apologize. When Sonny and Chad are about to kiss, the pig lands in Sonny's lap and she lets the pig kiss Chad.

So Random! sketch:

"Hot E.M.T": Sonny plays a girl who pretends to get hurt so she can see the paramedic played by Chad Dylan Cooper. They are supposed to kiss but just before they do a pig falls into Sonny's lap and she lets the pig kiss Chad instead.


"The Goody Gang": The show Tawni and Chad were on when they were young.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Guest stars: David Magidoff as Dave (the assistant), Paul Butler as Young Chad, True Bella as Young Tawni.
Title reference: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Note: This episode premiered on Disney Channel Latin America on August 8. This episode was also known as Sonny With a Chad in its promo.

18 18 "Hart to Hart"
"Who's the Dummy? (Alternative)"
Eric Dean Seaton Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein November 1, 2009 (2009-11-01) 119 4.1

Sonny convinces Tawni to fire her overbearing manager, not realizing it is Tawni’s mother. When Tawni fires her mom as a manager, she also fires her mom as a mom. Sonny allows Tawni to stay at her home, but Tawni quickly begins to take advantage of Sonny's hospitality, doing nothing but lie around on the couch and turning Sonny into her domestic slave, which prompts Sonny and Connie to devise a plan to get Tawni and her mom back together. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady try to get past the new security guard Jeff's dummy Walter (who appears to have a mind of his own) so they can use Chad's private bathroom. Chad discovers this and Jeff later confesses to using the bathroom because of Walter's fan devotion to Chad.

So Random! sketches:

"Dumb Blond Frozen Dinners": Tawni is the only So Random! actor/actress seen rehearsing this sketch. Tawni plays a dumb blond with her own television cooking show in this offensive sketch.
"Pinata sketch": Not shown, but described as having Tawni playing a pinata, and Grady hitting her with a stick.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Guest stars: Christina Moore as Tammi Hart and Jeff Dunham as Jeff and Walter Note: This episode was also known as Who's the Dummy? in its promo.

19 19 "Sonny in the Middle" Eric Dean Seaton Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein November 8, 2009 (2009-11-08) 113 3.3

Sonny gives Nico and Grady a video game chair for their birthday. Right after she gives them this gift, Nico and Grady start fighting over it because only one person can sit on the chair at a time. Nico and Grady both get so mad that they declare that they are "Not friends anymore" and both try to hang out with Sonny instead. Sonny gets annoyed with them not being friends and trying to replace each other with her. Meanwhile, Zora pretends to be upset and convinces Tawni to take her to see 'Giraffes on Ice' which Tawni figures out is an Animal Morgue. She later tricks Chad to take her also. Sonny finally decides to make Nico and Grady miss each other by taking them to movies that they don't want to see (Grady to "5 Weddings and a Wedding" and Nico to "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Secret Princesses") instead of "Monkey Cars 3D", a movie they both wanted to see. While watching their movies, they each realize that they miss each other, make up and go to "Monkey Cars 3D" where the whole cast of So Random! and Chad is seen watching "Monkey Cars 3D". At the end in the cafeteria, Nico and Grady pull a prank on Sonny that they had done before, but things backfire when Sonny thinks that a man with the actual name of "Rip a big one" is another prank and laughs, leaving Nico and Grady disgusted and Sonny herself embarrassed.

So Random! sketches:

"Garry and Larry": Nico and Grady play two friends who have their own talk show in their basement. Also, the set of "Garry and Larry" was also the set for "The Basement" in "Sonny and the Studio Brat".

Guest star: Lanny Horn as Howie
Note: This episode can be seen on the DVD, "Sonny's Big Break" was released on August 25, 2009, as a bonus feature and was also recorded to show on online flights with Delta Air Lines. This episode premiered in Disney Channel India on November 6, 2009. References: Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, are referenced as spoofed films.

20 20 "Cookie Monsters" Eric Dean Seaton Story by : Cindy Caponera
Teleplay by : Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert
November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15) 120 3.7

Zora gets challenged by the studio head's daughter, Dakota, to sell the most Blossom Scout cookies ever, and Sonny steps in to help Zora win. However, Chad helps Dakota sell more cookies as she threatens him to get her dad to close down Mackenzie Falls. It turns out that the scout master is Sonny's old Scout Master from Wisconsin, which gets Sonny scared because of memories of being rejected. Both of the teams try to sell the cookies by bribing the customers. At one stage Zora gets kicked out of the Blossom Scouts but knows how to wrap up a twisted ankle when the Scout master's leg gets hurt. Then she is offered her badge sash again. In the end, they tie, but there is one box left. Sonny, Zora, and Dakota want it, but Chad eats it, and chokes. Sonny saves him, and she gets her merit badge that prohibited her from becoming a Blossom Scout ever since she was eight years old. Then, while trying to hold back Dakota and Zora, Sonny and Chad start arguing, which leads to them literally fighting with Zora holding Sonny back and Dakota holding back Chad. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady come up with a scent to attract girls (which attracts a few too many), and Tawni promises not to look in the mirror for two days, which at first makes her slightly eccentric, then daunting, and then she looks like The Joker.

Title reference: The Cookie Monster from Sesame Street

Guest stars: Patricia Bethune as Mrs. Montecore, Madison de la Garza as eight-year-old Sonny (in flashbacks).

Note: Madison de la Garza is Demi Lovato's younger sister.
21 21 "Sonny: So Far" Eric Dean Seaton Michael Feldman & Steve Marmel November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22) 121 3.8

When Sonny and Tawni are guests on "Gotcha with Gilroy Smith," they are excited at first. But then Gilroy shows them the promo, saying he hopes the girls will reveal something personal and embarrassing. To prevent this from happening, they make a pact backstage to have each other's back so neither of them will be embarrassed. But Tawni then breaks the pact after Gilroy shows a backstage footage of her and Sonny making the pact. As the show continues, Sonny's mind wanders and she starts to think about Chad Dylan Cooper after Gilroy says, "Do they, Sonny? Do they really?" which is Chad's catchphrase. Sonny starts to think about the time when she danced with Chad for about 10 seconds at the prom ("Promises, Prom-misses"). Gilroy sees her expression, can tell she's thinking about a boy, and starts questioning her on some of the boys she associates with and her feelings toward them. When he brings up Chad Dylan Cooper, and when Sonny seems to be nervous about it, he brings Chad onto the show. Gilroy shows rare footage of Sonny and Chad from episode 2 ("West Coast Story"). Afterwards, Sonny pulls Chad backstage, completely unaware about the fact that Gilroy has a hidden camera backstage and he's showing it to the audience. Tawni, who remembers all the things Sonny has done for her and doesn't want Sonny to be embarrassed in front of everyone, turns off the screen right before Sonny and Chad tell each other how they really feel. We don't hear them say they like each other, but it is assumed that they do like each other, based on what they say before and after Tawni turns off the screen (and how they acted towards each other earlier in the season). Gilroy grabs the remote back and turns the T.V. back on. We see Sonny talking to Chad ("That much easier to say than I thought it would be.") and then she walks away.

Absent: Brandon Mychal Smith as Nico Harris, Doug Brochu as Grady Mitchel and Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Guest star: Eric Toms as Gilroy Smith

Note: Although not in the episode, Nico Harris, Grady Mitchel and Zora Lancaster were shown in clips from previous episodes. This is the first Sonny with a Chance episode that included bloopers at the end of the episode.

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