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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The theme song originally had the line "my happy black guy face", but it was changed to "my happy mustache face" for racial sensitivity. See more »


References Bend It Like Beckham (2002) See more »


You and I (Are Meant to Be)
Music by Walter Murphy
Performed by Sanaa Lathan and Mike Henry
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one of the most meta animated shows ever written, most people just don't get it's satire of spin-offs
13 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

some episodes are utterly brilliant pieces of animated comedy that have non stop jokes about the television industry, it feels entirely meant to be this little cheesy spin off that is cancelled after a largely forgettable run where it's constantly poking at it's own inception, process and delivery.

people need to understand that the family guy universe is like monty python where it's about catching people off guard with horizontal humour, it absolutely doesn't make sense that there's a Spanish inquisition in modern day London or a telemarketing bear named Tim that's afraid of the woods. comedy is a pleasant surprise, not always the logical path, that's boring because because people that know comedy see every joke coming where family guy and cleveland show catch you constantly off guard. it's mostly a funny show if you realize that it's intended to be ridiculous and if you know your television, not just sitcoms but process and general history of how things were made from scripts to on television or film because all of it's best jokes are meta references

the second episode of the second season of Cleveland Show (which is the first live airing of the taping of an animated series) is one of the funniest animated episodes of anything ever. (i can entirely see it being conceived as a Family Guy episode and adapted for Celeveland Show but it was still brilliant)

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