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The Cleveland Show Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

21 Episodes 2009 - 2010

How's this for a concept: a Seth MacFarlane cartoon about a nice guy? Cleveland Brown (voice of Mike Henry), the amiable schlub on "Family Guy," gets a sitcom of his own, moving with son Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) from Quahog, R.I., to Stoolbend, Va. That's where Cleveland becomes a family guy himself, settling down with his high-school flame Donna Tubbs (Sanaa Lathan) and her unruly kids Roberta (Nia Long/Reagan Gomez-Preston) and Rallo (Henry). Cleveland quickly connects with neighbors Tim the bear (another McFarlane talking animal), who gets him a job with the local cable company; Lester, a redneck voiced by the African-American Richardson; and the vertically-challenged Holt (Jason Sudeikis), who tags along on Cleveland and Donna's honeymoon trip to New York City. Cleveland Jr., a more soft-spoken and obese version of his "Family Guy" character, endures typical teen angst at Stoolbend High, where his activities include baseball (with his father as coach), a rap battle with Kenny West (Kanye West) and a class trip with his stepsister to Washington, D.C.

Episode 1

Pilot

Sun, Sep 27, 2009 30 mins

In the pilot of this "Family Guy" spin-off, Cleveland leaves Quahog with Cleveland Jr for California. But he gets only as far his hometown, Stoolbend, where he runs into his high-school flame, Donna Tubbs, a single mother of two kids who could really use a dad. Cleveland wants to try to woo Donna again, but standing in his way is the ne'er-do-well Robert.

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Episode 2

Da Daggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance

Sun, Oct 4, 2009 30 mins

Cleveland isn't having much luck trying to get Roberta or Rallo to accept him as their stepdad, and that's before he has an accident involving the family dog. Cleveland Jr isn't having much luck getting his new schoolmates to accept him, either.

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Episode 3

The One About Friends

Sun, Oct 11, 2009 30 mins

Concerned that Cleveland Jr has no friends, Cleveland introduces him to Lester's son, Ernie. The two boys immediately become fast friends (too fast), and soon Ernie wants to move in.

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Episode 4

Birth of a Salesman

Sun, Oct 18, 2009 30 mins

Tim gets Cleveland a job at the cable company where he works, and soon Cleveland becomes the top salesman, surpassing (among others) Tim, who doesn't like it one bit.

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Episode 5

Cleveland Jr.'s Cherry Bomb

Sun, Nov 8, 2009 30 mins

Cleveland's effort to warn Roberta about the dangers of sex falls flat, but Cleveland Jr. gets the message and takes a "purity pledge" at church.

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Episode 6

Ladies Night

Sun, Nov 15, 2009 30 mins

Donna is still attending her single-mums support group (and not telling Cleveland about it) because she enjoys the camaraderie. She's also not telling the other single mums that she's married. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr runs for student-council president, with Rallo as his campaign manager.

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Episode 7

A Brown Thanksgiving

Sun, Nov 22, 2009 30 mins

It's the first Thanksgiving for Cleveland and his new family, but Roberta and Federline want no part of it. Meanwhile, Cleveland's Auntie Momma shakes things up. Daryl Hall and John Oates have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 8

From Bed to Worse

Sun, Nov 29, 2009 30 mins

Cleveland Jr and Roberta take a school trip to Washington, DC. Cleveland and Donna are happy to have the house to themselves, but Rallo has other plans. Roberta parties a bit too much in DC, but Cleveland Jr intervenes.

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Episode 9

A Cleveland Brown Christmas

Sun, Dec 13, 2009 30 mins

Cleveland plays Santa at his office party and says something he shouldn't have about Rallo's father after an eggnog or two too many. Meanwhile, animal-rights activist Roberta sets out to save the reindeer.

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Episode 10

Field of Streams

Sun, Jan 3, 2010 30 mins

Onetime Stoolbend High baseball star Cleveland takes over the moribund team and wants Cleveland Jr to continue the family tradition, but his son would rather concentrate on the math club.

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Episode 11

Love Rollercoaster

Sun, Jan 10, 2010 30 mins

A substitute teacher annoyed by Roberta's flirty arrogance gives her a fat suit and challenges her to wear it. And Cleveland Jr, who makes a rocket for the science fair, is helped by a new overweight girl in school. Meanwhile, Cleveland, Tim, Holt, Lester and Terry try to invent something.

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Episode 12

Our Gang

Sun, Jan 31, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland takes a group of delinquent teens under his wing and sets out to help them. But when he gets into business trouble, they end up helping him.

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Episode 13

Buried Pleasure

Sun, Feb 14, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland fixes up mama's boy Holt with a cat-loving gal who works at the cable company. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr accidentally swallows Rallo's pet fish, but Rallo won't give up on seeing it again.

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Episode 14

The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool

Sun, Feb 21, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland tells Cleveland Jr to get a job and he does---at the Stool. Meanwhile, Roberta competes with the rich girl at school.

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Episode 15

Once Upon a Tyne in New York

Sun, Mar 21, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland and Roberta visit New York---with the Stoolbend gang tagging along.

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Episode 16

Brown Knight

Sun, Mar 28, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland makes big news, then gets a big head, when he's injured while being robbed. Meanwhile, Rallo thinks Roberta is dying of a terrible disease.

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Episode 17

Gone With the Wind

Sun, Apr 11, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland's high cholesterol level leads to a high-fibre diet that causes intestinal distress, which Cleveland uses to his advantage. Meanwhile, the visiting Quagmire has unsettling news for Cleveland.

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Episode 18

Brotherly Love

Sun, May 2, 2010 30 mins

Cleveland Jr challenges Stoolbend hip-hop king Kenny West to a rap showdown to win the heart of a girl. Meanwhile, Terry and Cleveland go into business together.

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Episode 19

Brown History Month

Sun, May 9, 2010 30 mins

It's Black History Month, and Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. show Donna, Roberta and Rallo how they commemorate it. But Rallo gets another interpretation at school, and that leads to a confrontation between Cleveland and Lester.

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Episode 20

Cleveland's Angels

Sun, May 16, 2010 30 mins

When Cleveland gambles away Roberta's college money, Kendra discovers that he was actually cheated, so she recruits Donna and Arianna (voice of Arianna Huffington) for an undercover mission to get it back. "Love Boat" alum Ted Lange has a voice cameo as himself.

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Episode 21

You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown

Sun, May 23, 2010 30 mins

Season 1 finale: Cleveland's parents (voices of Frances Callier and Craig Robinson) plan to remarry, but Donna's dad dumps him as best man in favor of Donna's ex. Cleveland also learns that Cleveland Jr. will inherit his ex's belongings. Earth, Wind & Fire have voice cameos as themselves.

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