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The Cleveland Show is a spin-off from Seth McFarlane's long-running Family Guy cartoon series. Cleveland Brown (voice of Mike Henry) left Family Guy's Quahog, RI, after his wife dumped him, and ends up in his hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia. There, he re-encounters and marries his high school sweetheart Donna (Sanaa Lathan), who has gotten rid of her own cheating husband. Joining the family are Cleveland's pudgy son, Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson), and Donna's rebellious daughter, Roberta (Reagan Gomez-Preston) and troublemaking five-year-old Rallo (also Mike Henry).

In typical McFarlane style, Cleveland also gathers a circle of unusual friends: a racist redneck (Richardson), a self-styled ladies' man who lives with his mother (Jason Sudeikis), and a talking bear (McFarlane). The Cleveland Show also follows another McFarlane tradition: having unexpected celebrities play supporting roles, including Arianna Huffington as Tim the Bear's wife and David Lynch playing the bartender at Cleveland and friends' favorite watering hole.

If you've seen any other Seth McFarlane show, you know what to expect from The Cleveland Show: raunchy, explicit, absurdist humor with frequent gross-out gags, fat jokes, racial and gender stereotype jokes, sex jokes, bodily function jokes, and more in that vein. The plot that meanders all over the map, and lots of cutaway jokes and elaborate musical numbers. While the premises are typical sitcom fare, where McFarlane takes them is anything but typical. The Cleveland Show is not a program for the highbrow or easily offended.

4 Seasons, 89 Episodes
June 11, 2009
Animation & Cartoons, Comedy
Cast: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis
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  • Cleveland and Donna struggle to keep up with the demands of the kids' schedules.

  • When Freight Train unexpectedly invites Cleveland to an upcoming lowrider convention, Dr. Fist reveals that Freight Train's kindness may be the result of dementia.

  • Donna is upset when Cleveland and his mom, Cookie, are mistaken for husband and wife on a visit to a retirement community.

  • A lice outbreak at school forces Rallo to shave his beloved afro, and when the other kids start making fun of him, Junior defends him.

  • Rallo heads to East Stoolbend for a weekend getaway, but when Robert abandons him for a trip to Baltimore, he's forced to make friends with the tough neighborhood kids.

  • When Donna forces Rallo to sign up for Stoolbend's version of the Boy Scouts, known as the "Freedom Squirts," he hatches a money making scheme.

  • Cleveland decides to make Dr. Fist "one of the guys," but soon stumbles upon the truth of Dr. Fist's past.

  • When Arianna The Bear disrespects Donna, Cleveland defends her honor by egging Arianna's house. But things soon spiral out of control.

  • The Browns decide to move to Los Angeles for Cleveland to pursue his dream of becoming a major league baseball scout.

  • When Donna runs for the school board, she tries to prevent Cleveland from being involved. But her efforts blow up in her face when he "kills" a new friend playing the Hurt Locker game.

  • When Donna discovers there's a rat in the house, she takes the kids with her to stay with her mother, Dee Dee, leaving Cleveland home alone to take care of the situation. But Cleveland makes a new best friend instead.

  • Rallo thinks he's hot stuff when he keeps scoring strikes by using the gutter rails. But then Donna brings him back to reality.

  • Cleveland accepts an offer from his boss, Mr. Waterman, to quit his job to receive the severance package. Unfortunately, he now has to tell Donna what he's done.

  • Cleveland's mom, Cookie, runs away with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, after Freight Train fails to show up to their anniversary celebration.

  • Donna and Cleveland attend marriage counseling after he messes up their wedding vow renewal. While there, the counselor indicates to Cleveland that he can swing the "treatments" in his favor - for a price.

  • The Brown-Tubbs family travels the world in internationally themed segments.

  • Cleveland is furious when Donna's ex-husband, Robert, shows up at Freight Train's birthday party and gives him a better gift. To complicate matters, Freight Train officially adopts Robert, and Cleveland must welcome his new "brother."

  • After finding out the homeless shelter serves better food than he receives at home, Cleveland acts liks he is homeless so he can get the meals. Roberta gets hired to be a Christmas elf but her boss, Harris Grundle, makes the female elves wear sexy costumes. Kendra performs a Christmas miracle for the kids of Stoolbend.

  • When Donna starts getting baby hungry, Cleveland realizes that she must never find out that he had a vasectomy. But when Donna finds out the truth, she decides to pay him back.

  • During a Thanksgiving mishap, Cleveland and Junior decide to free all of the turkeys before dinner.

  • When Holt misses his plane to Florida for Thanksgiving, Rallo tries to make him feel better by planning an unexpected reunion.

  • Cleveland confronts well-known rap artist Kenny West about taking all the credit for their song, "Be-Cleve In Yourself." He discovers Kenny's involvement in a secret hip-hop society with famous members.

  • The fourth season opens with Cleveland and the gang heading into their rival high school territory in Goochland for the annual football game. But Federline's misbehavior leaves them all scrambling for home.

  • Cleveland Junior is mistaken for a lesbian by the girl he has his eye on, so they decide to make a statement by going to the prom as a gay couple.

  • Donna is feeling depressed on Mother's Day due to her estranged relationship with her own mother. Cleveland thoughtfully hires an actress to step in to play the part. But things get complicated when Donna's real mother shows up.

  • Cleveland has problems with the toilet. Meanwhile, Rallo is thrilled to finally be tall enough to ride the roller coaster at the local fair.

  • After Cleveland Junior falls for a girl in the church choir (guest voice Fergie), he volunteers for a church trip but gets called out by his friend Hunter (guest voice Criss).Meanwhile, Donna's ex-boyfriend returns home from Iraq only to discover she is married.

  • While looking at colleges for Roberta, Cleveland returns to his alma mater during Homecoming and gets the cold shoulder from his frat brothers. Meanwhile Rallo helps Cleveland Junior sleep without his stuffed Tiger, Larry.

  • One of Rallo's pranks backfires and gets Cleveland Jr. kicked out of the scouts. Cleveland takes matters into his own hands, and threatens to send Rallo to juvenile detention.

  • Donna becomes jealous when Cleveland gets too close with a female co-worker. Later, Rallo and Cleveland Jr. record Cleveland's workplace and create a music video that goes viral and catches the attention of a big time music producer.

  • After Cleveland wins a dance competition he is known as "The Whitest Man in America."

  • Cleveland watches college basketball with Freight Train which interrupts Rallo watching Tim Gunn's reality show. Cleveland goes head-to-head against his dad and Cleveland Jr. in the two-man golf tournament. Rallo buys a sports car and his need for speed takes him and his friends on a dangerous course.

  • While working overtime to earn enough vacation to go on a cruise with his family, Cleveland becomes addicted to energy supplements. He is forced to go to rehab where he makes a desperate attempt to escape.

  • Cleveland tries to find a way to escape with his friends on a hunting trip without Donna, who's having a midlife crisis, finding out. However the hunting trip doesn't go as planned when Cleveland ends up partially deaf after a mishap. When Donna says she's going back to school, Cleveland's plan is ruined.

  • Anticipating some quality time with Rallo, Cleveland takes him to his very first magic show, where they end up getting hired to be the opening act.

  • Determined to be the winner at the annual "Dancing with the Stools" ballroom dance competition, Donna recruits Cleveland Jr. to be her partner. But things get complicated when Cleveland Jr. professes his love for Donna - just moments before their well-rehearsed routine.

  • When Cleveland finds himself in several cultural misunderstandings with his new and popular Latina neighbor Choni (guest voice Rosie Perez), he tries to smooth things over.

  • When Junior starts dating a beautiful girl, Cleveland becomes envious and suspicious of her. When things start to get too serious between the two young lovers, Cleveland suspects that she is using Junior for something.

  • To entertain themselves while posing in a holiday nativity scene, Cleveland shares his version of one of his favorite holiday stories, "Die Hard".

  • Murray's got a gold-digging girlfriend.

  • Cleveland dresses up as a woman to join a women's support group.

  • Cleveland is embarrassed when he learns that Cleveland Jr. was the only student to attend school on "skip day." Meanwhile, Rallo gets in a hit-and-run accident with Kendra and her scooter.

  • Cleveland's new friend goes on a murderous rampage after being rejected by Cleveland and his friends.

  • A storm hits the towns of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. In Stoolbend, the Brown/Tubbs tries to save the remaining time of their vacation. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. shocks everyone with a proclamation of his religious beliefs.

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