So Random! (stylized as SO R@n:D0ᴟ!) is an American Disney Channel sketch comedy series that premiered on June 5, 2011. It was announced as an independent series after Demi Lovato left the parent series, Sonny with a Chance. The series stars the other actors of Sonny with a Chance: Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith, Doug Brochu and Allisyn Ashley Arm as well as other featured actors that recur in the series. The series premiere was watched by 4.1 million viewers.
In Sonny with a Chance, Demi Lovato plays the title character, Sonny Munroe, a new member of the cast of the sketch comedy show So Random!, which is presented as a show-within-a-show. The series follows the experiences of Sonny, and the rest of the cast. The full length sketch comedy episode format was played within Sonny with a Chance during season 2 of the series for the Christmas and Halloween episodes. In October 2010, Lovato underwent treatment for "physical and emotional issues," and in April 2011 she confirmed that she would not be returning to Sonny with a Chance for its third season. She stated that returning to acting immediately wouldn't be healthy for her recovery.
Following Lovato's departure from the series, So Random! was introduced as its own series that will focus more on comedy skits than Sonny with a Chance. Filming for the season began on January 30, 2011. Each episode will feature sketch comedy skits with the So Random! cast, as well as a musical performance by a guest star. Originally intended to be a third season of Sonny with a Chance, Disney began to describe the show as a separate series following Lovato's confirmed departure.
Each episode typically consists of five or six sketches. Though it is formatted as a sketch comedy series, So Random! retains the fictional universe style of the sitcom it spun off from, with the main cast members playing both the characters they originated on Sonny with a Chance, in addition to playing the characters appearing in each of the sketches; in addition, each episode is typically written by two writers (whereas opening segments and sketches in a traditional sketch comedy series are written by a team of up to twelve writers).
Main article: List of So Random! sketches*Angus: Supermodel from Down Under - An Australian Model who really is Shin model and gets into peoples personal spaces.
- Chilly Slab Ice Cream Shop - Chilly Slab Ice-Cream Shop is the ice cream shop that is thankful to everything.
- Harry Potter in the Real World - After saving the world many times, Harry Potter takes on the challenges of the Real World.
- Rufus: Kid with Excuses - A boy named Rufus tends to come up with different excuses to evade getting into trouble.
- Sally Jenson Kid Lawyer - Sally Jenson helps a different child when it comes to whatever wrongful act an adult has done to them.
- Tantrum Girl - A girl named Tantrum Girl tends to lose her temper at specific things when talking about something else.
- The Real Princesses of New Jersey - Three princesses, who are Stuck Up and from New Jersey, Re-live fairy tales in modern day.
- The Sparrow Family - This sketch details with a family of sparrows with one of them being a sparrow version of Jack Sparrow.
- Teen Rage - Three Teenagers created a band called Teen Rage against Parents and Teachers.
- Zombie Man - Andy is friends with a zombie named Zombie Man who tends to eat those close to him.
- Wheel Of Fortune - Pat Sajak tries to host special edition versions of Wheel Of Fortune, but the guests never get through the round because they are too distracted.
- M.C. Grammar- A rapper who rhymes gramatically corrects people while he raps.
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See also: List of Sonny with a Chance characters=== Main cast===
The main cast of So Random!.
(Left to right) Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Doug Brochu, and Brandon Mychal Smith.Except for Lovato, the main cast of So Random! is identical to that of its parent series, Sonny with a Chance.
- Tiffany Thornton as Tawni Hart, who likes to be the center of attention.
- Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper. In Sonny with a Chance he is an egotistical and self-centered cast member of Mackenzie Falls but has now joined the cast of So Random!.
- Brandon Mychal Smith as Nico Harris, the slick fast-talker of the group. He and Grady are best friends.
- Doug Brochu as Grady Mitchell, a gullible goof. He and Nico are best friends.
- Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster, the "odd" one
- Matthew Scott Montgomery as Matthew Bailey
- Shayne Topp as Shayne Zabo
- Damien Haas as Damien Johanssen
- Grace Bannon as Grace Wetzel
- Bridget Shergalis as Bridget Cook
- Audrey Whitby as Audrey Vale
- Greyson Chance, performing "Waiting Outside the Lines"
- Selena Gomez & the Scene, performing "Who Says"
- Mitchel Musso, performing "Get Away", and participating in a sketch
- Tony Hawk, performing in a sketch
- Coco Jones, performing "Stand Up", and participating in a sketch
- Jacob Latimore, performing "Like 'Em All"
- Mindless Behavior, performing "My Girl"
- Colbie Caillat, performing "Brighter Than the Sun"
- Far East Movement and Miguel, performing "Rocketeer", and participating in a sketch
- Kicking Daisies, performing "Keeping Secrets"
- Dave Days, performing "What Does it Take"
- Hot Chelle Rae, performing "Tonight Tonight"
- Chelsea Kane, participating in sketches
- Miss Piggy, participating in sketches
- Iyaz and Mann, performing "Pretty Girls"
- Bridgit Mendler and Adam Hicks, participating in sketches
- Lemonade Mouth, performing "Determinate"
- Leigh-Allyn Baker and Mia Talerico participating in sketches.
- Pia Toscano performing "This Time"
- Justin Bieber, performing "Mistletoe"
Main article: List of So Random! episodes
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The series' premiere earned mixed reviews. As of 7 November 2011 (2011 -11-07)[update] it has a rating of 6.1/10 on TV.com, 4.5/5 on TV Guide and 4.2/10 on IMDb. Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the series four out of five stars, writing, "Sonny spin-off offers family-friendly sketch comedy, an excellent choice for families".
- So Random! – Brandon Mychal Smith
- "Socks with Sandals" by Footy Scent featuring Hush Puppy – Doug Brochu featuring Brandon Mychal Smith
- "Schooled by Grammar" by MC Grammar – Brandon Mychal Smith featuring Tiffany Thornton, Shayne Topp and Sterling Knight
- "Bracey Girrlz Rap" by Bracey Girrlz – Allisyn Ashley Arm and Grace Bannon featuring Brandon Mychal Smith and Damien Haas with a voice by Audrey Whitby
- "Ketchup on Everything" by Tomatow Sue and the Posse – Allisyn Ashley Arm, featuring Brandon Mychal Smith and Doug Brochu
- "Candy Pants" by Footy Scent featuring Hush Puppy – Doug Brochu featuring Brandon Mychal Smith
- "The Gift of Grammar" by MC Grammar feat. Typo and Dr. Dreidel- Brandon Mychal Smith feat. Shayne Topp, SterlingWrite the text of your article here!