The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

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The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

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Series cast summary:
 Cleveland Brown / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Donna Tubbs (88 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Lester Krinklesac / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Holt Richter / ... (80 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Roberta Tubbs / ... (75 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Tim the Bear / ... (63 episodes, 2009-2012)
Aseem Batra ...
 Kendra Krinklesac / ... (45 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Announcer / ... (42 episodes, 2009-2013)


This FOX animated comedy is a spin-off of the much-loved series Family Guy. The series features the adventures of Peter Griffin's neighbor Cleveland Brown. Many years ago, Cleveland made a promise to his old high school sweetheart, Donna. Cleveland, along with Cleveland Junior, move to Stoolbend, VA to start a new life with Donna and her two children. Written by Marcus Stoolbend

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

September 2009 (USA)  »

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In Cleveland jr.'s room there is a R2D2 Cleveland from Family Guy Star Wars. See more »


Referenced in Family Guy: Road to the North Pole (2010) See more »


The Cleveland Show Theme
Performed by Mike Henry
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Very, Very, Very Funny.
30 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was extremely shocked to see the overall rating of this show. It is highly misunderstood. In my opinion, I think people just tend to blow it off because they assume it's a get get rich cheap quick cartoon from Seth MacFarlane.

They are wrong, it has some of the funniest humor I have ever seen in it. I'll even admit it, I did not give this show a chance in the least until it arrived on Netflix. I originally watched the season premiere, got a few laughs, then stopped watching because I had better things to do or watch. I was mistaken.

Yes, at times it may make you feel as if you're on acid or shrooms, or high in general.. but that's one of it's qualities. Very spontaneous, clever, and packed full of hilarious jokes. Joke after joke after joke, yet they still manage to connect at an emotional level, oddly enough, or I may just be crazy with part. You can decide that.

I've noticed when I introduce to people to the show, they are always kind of skeptical, sort of like, "I don't like this show, it's not that funny. Let's just watch Family Guy." Then I show them a few choice episodes and they instantly fall in love. For example, the episode where Cleveland Jr. and Kenny West (Kanye West), get in a rap battle. (*Brotherly Love.) It had us crying of laughter. Also, the magical walrus that will appear at random times, always just in time, to save Cleveland, his family, or him and his friends. Cleveland always manages to crack us up with his random one liners, too.

I think the show is a hidden gem and you should give it a chance. You will most likely warm up to it and absolutely love it. It always manages to put me in a good mood. I would love to see just as many seasons from The Cleveland Show as Family Guy or American Dad has.

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