The following is an episode list for the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny With a Chance.


Season Episodes First Air Date Last Air Date
1 22 February 8, 2009 November 22
2 26[1] March 14, 2011 January 9

Season 1: 2009

Series # Episode Title Director Writer(s) Original Airdate Prod. Code
1 "Sketchy Beginnings" February 8, 2009 101
Sonny Munroe enters the set, excited and not knowing that she is off for a difficult time with Tawni Hart. When Sonny changes Tawni's Queen Bee sketch, Tawni becomes jealous and it doesn't help when Sonny has to share a dressing room with her. Sonny tells her mother about it and her mom advises Sonny to talk to Tawni. Things get worse when Sonny tries to help when Tawni accidentally stabs herself and shreds Tawni's favorite stuffed animal. Then, when Tawni talks to Marshall, 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 Boys friend and Tawni plays cheerleader whom Dolphin Boy wants to ask out. The sketch's tagline is "Who da mammal?"
"One Bad Bee" - Sonny writes this sketch which is entirely rapped. Sonny plays rap bee. All the cast but Tawni are backup bees.
"Clumsy Bee"- Sonny writes this sketch that takes Tawni's sketch place with one woman with a big butt and flowers.
"Queen Bee"- Tawni writes this sketch which is replaced by Sonny's "Clumsy 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. Nico was a chicken and Grady was an egg.

Guest stars: Nancy McKeon as Connie and Michael Kostroff as Marshall
Absent: Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper as he wasn't introduced until the second episode which aired immediately after this episode.
US viewers: 4.1 million[2]

2 "West Coast Story" February 8, 2009 104
Sonny meets Chad Dylan Cooper, the star of the hit tween drama MacKenzie Falls and is starstruck until she realizes that "MacKenzie Falls" and So Random! are rivals and moved the golf cart without realizing that So Random! nicked MacKenzie Falls parking space. In an attempt to promote goodwill between them, Sonny invites the cast from MacKenzie Falls to a so-called peace picnic. But the event doesn't go exactly as planned as the cast from MacKenzie Falls put glue on their chairs, throw egg salad in Sonny's face, took a picture of Gradys pants, put them on the internet and take back their Tween Choice Award Cup. Sonny goes over to MacKenzie Falls and talks to Chad about what the cast of So Random! wanted to do. When the cast finds Sonny in her dressing room, she tells the cast of So Random! that they will challenge them to musical chairs competition. Sonny tells Chad that there will be a musical chair competition. It comes down to Chad and Sonny. The music stops and Sonny falls. She says she thinks she may have broken her ankle, so Chad forgets all about the game and tries to help her up. Sonny then pulls him to the ground and sits in the last chair, saying "peace out suckas!", therefore winning the game. Chad is impressed as he realizes she can act and invites her onto his show. He said that perhaps there would be a spot for her on MacKenzie Falls after Portlyn disappears in a mysterious "ballooning accident". Portlyn comically sobs and walks out of the room. But Sonny stays at So Random! because it's her home. Chad then proclaims on "Mackenzie Falls" that "So Random" is his favorite show as payment.

So Random! sketches:

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

First appearance: Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper
Guest star: Jillian Murray as Portlyn
Title Reference: West Side Story

US Viewers: 4.0 million[2]

3 "Sonny at the Falls" February 15, 2009 112
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 'cause is the lunch lady's favorite show. After hearing how So Random! has become more popular with Sonny as a cast member, Chad devises a plan to steal Sonny from them to become popular. Things take a turn for the worse when Sonny gets her sketch rejected by her castmates, and turns over to MacKenzie Falls for comfort and support. In order to get Sonny back, the So Random! cast dresses up as characters that they rejected and Sonny joins the So Random! cast again. </br>

So Random! sketch:

"Loser Force Five" - Sonny wrote this sketch about five pathetic superheroes, but it was rejected by the others.

Guest stars: Jillian Murray as Portlyn and Wendy Worthington as Brenda
US viewers: 3.5 million[citation needed]

4 "You've Got Fan Mail" February 22, 2009 107
When Tawni tries to bug Sonny about not getting any fan mail, Sonny pretends she doesn't care. Sick of Tawni's bragging, Sonny writes herself her own fan letter using the name "Eric." But when Marshall invites Eric to meet Sonny, Sonny 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. Right then, 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 which was committing the act of Mail Fraud. Sonny gets upset and pulls off her disguise. Tawni finds out that Sonny is pretending to be her own fan, and suggests to Marshall that Sonny should meet Eric on stage after the So Random! shooting in front of a live audience. Chad also finds out that Sonny is 'Weird Beard' (Chad and the 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-and Chad follows around the mail guy to train for a movie in which he plays a delivery boy.

So Random! sketches:

"So You Think You Can PP Dance?" - Name is a parody on So You Think You Can Dance?. Features contestants who have full bladders while dancing.
"Baby Waa Waa"- Sonny dresses up like a baby. This sketch is not seen, but parts of it are mentioned. It is said that she spits 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.

Guest starring: Michael Kostroff as Marshall and Brent Tarnol as Joshua
Title Reference: You've Got Mail Other References: Sonny, dressed as Eric, paraphrases a line from the song "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister

5 "Cheater Girls" March 1, 2009 106
Sonny and Tawni are working on a new sketch called the "Check It Out Girls", which they're very excited about. But Sonny's mother, Connie, finds out about her "D" in geometry, so Sonny has to pass a major test to prove that she can pull her grade up. Tawni told Sonny to cheat but she refused so she recruits Zora to help her, but is too preoccupied on the "Check It Out Girls" to pay attention. Zora gives up and Sonny ends up writing the answers on her hand, but when she is about to take the test, 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 on the set.</br>

So Random! sketch:

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

Special guest star: Nancy McKeon as Connie, Michael Kostroff as Marshall, Vicki Lewis as Mrs. Bitterman
Absent: Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper
Title Reference: Cheetah Girls

6 "Three's Not Company" March 8, 2009 109
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 to Chad's birthday, but because she 'said no' to her 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 and ends up ruining Chad's birthday. Meanwhile Nico and Grady devise a plan to get revenge on the security guard who keeps stealing the pizza, and he ends up in the hospital.</br>

'''So Random! sketch:'

"Bully Proof Backpack" - If you get bullied you can whack a bully back with your backpack.
"The Hair Salon"- This is a sketch based on a hair salon worker from Wisconsin.

Reference: Chad (Sterling Knight) calls Frankie (Bonus Jonas) during his birthday party. When Tawni is rejected she says she would expect it from a Timberlake or an Efron, references to Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake. Later in the episode Chad expects the same from a Tisdale or a Montana, references to Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus' alter ego Hannah Montana.

Guest stars: Eden Sher as Lucy and Steve Hytner as Murphy
Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster
Title Reference: Three's Company, the 1977 American Sitcom

7 "Poll'd Apart" March 15, 2009 110
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. After Sharona keeps blogging about Tawni, Sonny makes a sketch to make fun of Sharona. Sharona sees the sketch and threatens them with meat so they won't come to the "Oh No You Didn't" Awards. The cast goes anyway to get revenge. They wear the same clothes as Sharona, making her so mad that 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 the bribes and leaves them without a ride and alone to fight. After, he says no to both of them, angry, Nico and Grady take the battery out of Chad's car and replaces it with a plate of donuts.</br>

So Random! sketch:

"The Wicked Witch of the Web" - A Wizard of Oz parody that pokes fun at Sharona.

Guest starring: Elisa Donovan as Sharona and Lily Holleman as Assistant

8 "Fast Friends" March 29, 2009 102
When Sonny is interviewed by "Tween Weekly TV," Chad immediately steps in to focus the publicity on himself. When Sonny realizes this, she gets really angry 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 in return, causing Chad to smile back. Meanwhile, Nico and Grady sort through Tawni's trash to sell it online, but are caught and punished by Tawni by having to be her slaves.</br>

So Random! sketch:

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

Guest star: Rich Ceraulo as Santiago Geraldo Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster. Title Reference: Friends

9 "Sonny With a Chance of Dating" April 12, 2009 111
Sonny is asked out by Tawni's ex-boyfriend James Conroy and guest star on MacKenzie Falls.Tawni doesn't want Sonny to date James because she once dated James, who dumped Tawni's best friend and left her so heartbroken, she wore polyester pants. Tawni tells Chad to get James to back off of Sonny. Chad claims not to care but Tawni can see that he also wants James to back off. Despite Tawni's warning, Sonny is taken in by James' charm and goes to the arcade with him. They enjoy the date until Tawni and Chad both show up and the night turns awkward. Sonny drags Tawni to the air hockey table where they argue about James and Sonny realizes that Tawni was the one who used to date him. When James says "She's so cute when she's mad!" Chad thinks that he's talking about Sonny and reveals that he thinks she's always cute, but James says he was talking about Tawni. The next day, Sonny receives flowers from James, but realizes that they are actually for Tawni. Sonny and Tawni cook up a plan to dump him. Tawni and James go on a date and Sonny and Chad pretend to be on a date too. While pretending to be a couple, Sonny and Chad start to show signs of actually liking each other, but they try to cover their slips. James starts to want Sonny again, but Nico and Grady show up and accuse Sonny of falling for the enemy. When James hears them talk about a fake date and starts to catch onto the plan, Sonny puts her hand over Chad's mouth and pretends to kiss him in order to convince James. Tawni and Sonny both dump James and he leaves. Chad confronts Sonny about the kiss and she tells him it was a fake, but Chad says that he'll claim it was real on his blog. He calls her a sucker and leaves.

Meanwhile, Nico and Grady have been caught by Murphy for slurping frozen yogurt directly from the nozzle in the cafeteria. Zora plans to help them by pretending to be their lawyer, but ends up convincing Murphy to give them community service. While Nico and Grady are at the arcade, they see a slushie machine and decide to eat that instead of the yogurt. However, when they see Sonny and Chad, they are distracted long enough that, when they get back to the machine, it is out of order. [3]

So Random! sketch:

"Sally Jenson: Kid Lawyer" - Zora mentions this character she played a couple 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 stars in. In the end of the episode, he finds out he had a wonderful life.

Guest Stars: Kelly Blatz as James Conroy and Steve Hytner as Murphy
Title Reference: Sonny With a Chance

10 "Sonny and the Studio Brat" April 26, 2009 114
Sonny gives a tour to a under-privileged girl named Dakota. She claims she is from the Children Having A Dream Foundation. Zora points out in the beginning that Dakota was evil and turned out to be right. The little girl turns out to be the daughter of Mr. Condor and the Children Having A Dream Foundation really stands for 'CHAD'. They have to keep her happy or her dad could fire everyone in the studio. Dakota demands to see Chad, 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". 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 everyone in the club finds out it's fake. Sonny and Chad work it out with Mr. Condor and then everything was okay. At the end, Chad and Dakota are wearing the "MacKenzie Falls" blue robe.

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.

Guest Stars: Genevieve Hannelius as Dakota and Daniel Roebuck as Mr. Condor

Note: The actress Nico is dancing with is Demi Lovato's sister, Dallas Lovato.

11 "Promises, Prom-misses" May 3, 2009 109
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 uninvites 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. When Marshall finds out that Zora has been the voice on his GPS because of Nico, he tells her that he's going back. Zora tells Sonny that Marshall was coming and the So Random! cast cleans everything up. When Marshall gets there (everything is cleaned up) he sees the cast practicing for the supposed Prom Sketch. Marshall changes his mind and says that they can have a real prom. Sonny gets upset that she missed the prom she created. Chad waits behind for Sonny and comes out and asks her to dance with him, which she thinks is sweet. They even share a special moment. Sonny enjoys the dance with Chad.

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.

Guest starring: Michael Kostroff as Marshall Pike Title Reference: Promises, Promises References Made: Deal or No Deal

12 "The Heartbreak Kids" May 17, 2009
When Sonny sees that Marshall and Ms. Bitterman are both lonely, she arranges a date for them. However, Ms. Bitterman gets too involved with the show 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. Sonny asks Chad for help, but Chad says he will only do it if she goes to "Lookout Mountain," with him. Sonny and Chad go to Lookout Mountain. This is one of the first episodes where you can see Sonny and Chad's feelings for each other. Just when they are getting closer, Bigfoot (Nico & Grady) jumps out and scares them, and Sonny is so scared, she holds hands with Chad. 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 and 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 about her in 12 Angry Men.

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.

Absent: Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster Guest stars: Michael Kostroff as Marshall Pike and Vicki Lewis as Ms. Bitterman
Title Reference: The Heartbreak Kid [4] [5]

13 "Battle of the Networks' Stars" June 7, 2009 116
Chad is filming a movie about his life: 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 has diva personality and 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. Sonny admits she thinks Chad has sparkly eyes and Chad admits he thinks Sonny has pretty hair. 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. When the movie premieres, they choose to watch "Camp Hip Hop" instead, complete with fake Jonas Brothers and their bodyguard, Big Rob.

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So Random! Sketches:

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


"The Chad Dylan Cooper Story" - A movie about Chad's life. Directed by Chad, stars Tawni, Grady, Nico, Sonny, and Chad.
"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 as Herself Title Reference: Battle of the Network Stars References Made: Camp Rock, Mitchie Torres, Jonas Brothers, Robert Feggans, Harry Potter, Wizards of Waverly Place, Lassie, Hannah Montana

14 "Prank'd" July 5, 2009 (2009-07-05) 117
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. Sonny feels embarrassed and apologizes to Chad and forgives her. When Tawni wants to audition for Fashonita, she talks to Chad and bribes him. Chad calls the directer 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, he finds out he was the one being prank'd. It turns out it was Zora who was actually the host of Celebrity Practical Joke'd and prank'd 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.
  • This is one of the episodes that will be unlocked on by counting how many times they say "princess" (or variations of the word) during the Princess Protection Program.

So Random! Sketches:

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


"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 Joke'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

Title Reference: Punk'd References Made: fashionitas, I'm a Little Teapot, Deadliest Catch, Abraham Lincoln, Marshall, Lassie

15 "Tales From the Prop House" August 2, 2009 (2009-08-02)
The cast of "So Random!" receives 24 hours notice that their beloved prop house will soon become the meditation room for the "MacKenzie Falls" cast. After reminiscing about past sketches and great memories, the So Random! cast decides to put up a fight and win their room back.
"Sonny in the Middle" August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)[8]
Sonny's awesome gift almost wrecks Nico and Grady's friendship. When Sonny asks for Chad's help to figure out who's been sending the gifts, it turns out it was Chad the whole time.

Title Reference: Malcolm in the Middle