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The Cleveland Show 

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The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.
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4   3   2   1  
2013   2012   2011   2010   2009  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mike Henry ...  Cleveland Brown / ... 88 episodes, 2009-2013
Sanaa Lathan ...  Donna Tubbs 88 episodes, 2009-2013
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Lester Krinklesac / ... 88 episodes, 2009-2013
Jason Sudeikis ...  Holt Richter / ... 82 episodes, 2009-2013
Reagan Gomez-Preston ...  Roberta Tubbs / ... 76 episodes, 2009-2013
Seth MacFarlane ...  Tim the Bear / ... 63 episodes, 2009-2012
Aseem Batra ...  Kendra Krinklesac / ... 45 episodes, 2009-2013
Nickie Bryar ...  Various 44 episodes, 2009-2012
John Viener ...  Announcer / ... 42 episodes, 2009-2013
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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Cleveland Brown: Ladies and gentlemen... What if I told you you could have a cracker that's also a phone? Boom! The Irits.
[dials a number on it]
Cleveland Brown: I just made a call on cracker!
[eats it]
Cleveland Brown: I just ate a phone!
Audience Member: That's STUPID!
Cleveland Brown: *You're* stupid!
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Puss in Boots (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cleveland Show Theme
Performed by Mike Henry
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Not Nearly as Bad as You've Heard
12 January 2019 | by zdflandersSee all my reviews

Most people hate this show because it's a trend to say it sucks. Totally untrue. Its comedy is on par with later Family Guy episodes. No it isn't to die for funny but it will make you genuinely laugh hard plenty of times.

The show failed because too many characters were complete disasters. Tim, Lester, and Holt are God awful. Tim's whole gimmick is sounding like a muppet and being a bear, Lesters whole gimmick is being a moronic redneck, and Holt's whole gimmick is being an unfunny dwarf. Cleveland and Junior are on par with Peter as far as their comedic value. They tone it way down in the Family Guy episodes and I wish I knew why. Cleveland is incredibly relatable and he and Donna are a perfect comedy duo. (WAY better than Peter and Lois as a couple but not funnier than Peter)

Rallo and Roberta are just alright. They're not actually terrible as side characters. Meg and Chris are not funny. I don't care who disagrees. An episode of Family Guy will never focus on them because they are not interesting enough to be more than side characters. We're pretty much getting the same thing with Rallo and Roberta. Junior however is pretty funny.

I wish this show wasn't cancelled but changed instead. Like if they got rid of Cleveland's friends and replaced them with funnier characters it would work.


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Release Date:

27 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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