History WesternAnimation / TheClevelandShow

28th Oct '17 11:46:31 AM RedScharlach
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* AbusiveParents: Pretty much the entire cast has abusive parents. Cleveland's father Freight Train was (and still is) emotionally and physically abusive, Donna's mother abandoned her at birth and left her to be raised by "Auntie Momma" (in reality her uncle Kevin in drag), Tim had a massive falling out with his father both because Tim hated living in the woods and moved to human society and because he took Arianna from him in a display of dominance, and Holts father treats him like crap because of his height.

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* AbusiveParents: Pretty much the entire cast has abusive parents. Cleveland's father Freight Train was (and still is) emotionally and physically abusive, Donna's mother abandoned her at birth and left her to be raised by "Auntie Momma" (in reality her uncle Kevin in drag), Tim had a massive falling out with his father both because Tim hated living in the woods and moved to human society and because he took Arianna from him in a display of dominance, and Holts Holt's father treats him like crap because of his height.



** He has attacked a handful of people, most notably Lester when the gang briefly got into a fight, and severly injured him.

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** He has attacked a handful of people, most notably Lester when the gang briefly got into a fight, and severly severely injured him.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cleveland Junior is constantly proving that you should heed this

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cleveland Junior is constantly proving that you should heed thisthis.



** Donna has hit Cleveland on more than one occassion, and it's ''always'' PlayedForLaughs.

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** Donna has hit Cleveland on more than one occassion, occasion, and it's ''always'' PlayedForLaughs.



** In one episode Lester asks Cleveland if he ever felt the world would be better off without him. Cut to a parody of the Opening credits with Quagmire singing in Cleveland's place "My name is Glenn Quag-mire/And I say gig-it-tee..."

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** In one episode Lester asks Cleveland if he ever felt the world would be better off without him. Cut to a parody of the Opening opening credits with Quagmire singing in Cleveland's place "My name is Glenn Quag-mire/And I say gig-it-tee..."



** In another episode Roberta brings home a costume that's ''too'' slutty, and Donna is going to return it...until Cleveland says that ''she'd'' look good in it, and the two decide to meet in a hotel and use it to roleplay a hooker and her customer. Unfortunatly, it's TOO good and Donna ends up being arrested.

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** In another episode Roberta brings home a costume that's ''too'' slutty, and Donna is going to return it...until Cleveland says that ''she'd'' look good in it, and the two decide to meet in a hotel and use it to roleplay a hooker and her customer. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, it's TOO good and Donna ends up being arrested.



** Donna isnt as attractive as her standard appearance suggests (she's reliant on a fairly extensive beauty regiment) but is still portrayed as a good deal more attractive than Cleveland.

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** Donna isnt isn't as attractive as her standard appearance suggests (she's reliant on a fairly extensive beauty regiment) regime) but is still portrayed as a good deal more attractive than Cleveland.



* WhamLine: From the hurricane ep, [[spoiler: "I don't believe in Jesus"]] from [[spoiler: Cleveland Jr]].

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* WhamLine: From the hurricane ep, [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I don't believe in Jesus"]] from [[spoiler: Cleveland [[spoiler:Cleveland Jr]].



* YourFavorite: For Cleveland Slop Poppers (a Hot Pockets BlandNameProduct)

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* YourFavorite: For Cleveland Slop Poppers (a Hot Pockets BlandNameProduct)BlandNameProduct).
18th Aug '17 4:46:56 PM Jeduthun
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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: If you've watched any episode other than the {{pilot}}, you already know that Cleveland marries Donna and adopts Roberta and Rallo, ditching his plans to move to California. Of course, when you do watch the pilot, you'll have this spoiled ''by the episode itself'' in [[SpoilerOpening the first few minutes]] when they play the ExpositoryThemeTune: "Right back in my hometown / ''with my new family'' (gestures at Donna and the kids)"!
17th Jun '17 10:49:06 AM nombretomado
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* YouTubePoop: The "Frapp Attack" viral video.
4th Jun '17 9:47:25 PM RayAP9
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-->'''Cleveland:''' Hey, sport. I got a proposition for you. My name's Cleveland. How'd you like to play with Cleveland Jr?\\
'''Boy:''' What?\\
'''Cleveland:''' Oh, you'll love him. He's a little chubby but he's always up for a good time. A lot of other kids have jerked him around, but I can tell you're the kind of guy who would treat him right. Don't get me wrong... he's a handful, but a nice handful. Look, I'll be honest with you. I'm tired of playing with him. You wanna see him? Come over by the car and I'll let you have a look. I'll give you 30 bucks right now if you'll play with him in the car.
9th May '17 2:59:29 PM Golondrina
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Cleveland's best friend Terry had his screen time significantly drop only AFTER he was finally given a trait that sets him apart from the other friends (he's a bisexual). He eventually disappeared altogether only to be replaced by Dr. Fist (who was now voiced by [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Bryan]] [[Series/BreakingBad Cranston]] rather than Creator/SethMacFarlane -- and, on one occasion, TomKenny).

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Cleveland's best friend Terry had his screen time significantly drop only AFTER he was finally given a trait that sets him apart from the other friends (he's a bisexual). He eventually disappeared altogether only to be replaced by Dr. Fist (who was now voiced by [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Bryan]] [[Series/BreakingBad Cranston]] rather than Creator/SethMacFarlane -- and, on one occasion, TomKenny).Creator/TomKenny).
10th Apr '17 6:09:57 PM nombretomado
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The series was launched in September 2009. It's notable for being renewed for a second season before the first episode had even aired, supposedly due to positive reaction to a deliberately leaked pilot. The fourth season began airing in October 2012. In April 2013, it was announced that the show had been cancelled, but Fox denied these rumors. In May 2013, Fox announced that the show would not be returning, and no more episodes would be produced, effectively ending the series. [=MacFarlane=] [[http://images.wikia.com/familyguy/images/2/2a/Twitter.jpg has confirmed]] that the Browns (and the Tubbs) will move back to Quahog, which they did in the the Season 10 episode, ''He's Bla-ack!''. With this news, ''The Cleveland Show'' is now the first SethMacFarlane animated series to be canceled without promises of a revival.

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The series was launched in September 2009. It's notable for being renewed for a second season before the first episode had even aired, supposedly due to positive reaction to a deliberately leaked pilot. The fourth season began airing in October 2012. In April 2013, it was announced that the show had been cancelled, but Fox denied these rumors. In May 2013, Fox announced that the show would not be returning, and no more episodes would be produced, effectively ending the series. [=MacFarlane=] [[http://images.wikia.com/familyguy/images/2/2a/Twitter.jpg has confirmed]] that the Browns (and the Tubbs) will move back to Quahog, which they did in the the Season 10 episode, ''He's Bla-ack!''. With this news, ''The Cleveland Show'' is now the first SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane animated series to be canceled without promises of a revival.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Cleveland's best friend Terry had his screen time significantly drop only AFTER he was finally given a trait that sets him apart from the other friends (he's a bisexual). He eventually disappeared altogether only to be replaced by Dr. Fist (who was now voiced by [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Bryan]] [[Series/BreakingBad Cranston]] rather than SethMacFarlane -- and, on one occasion, TomKenny).

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Cleveland's best friend Terry had his screen time significantly drop only AFTER he was finally given a trait that sets him apart from the other friends (he's a bisexual). He eventually disappeared altogether only to be replaced by Dr. Fist (who was now voiced by [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Bryan]] [[Series/BreakingBad Cranston]] rather than SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane -- and, on one occasion, TomKenny).



** Brian has some similarities to Tim, both tending to be the voices of reason in their respective shows, both being talking animals (a dog and a bear respectively), and both voiced by [=MacFarlane=]. However Tim the Bear has proven he's ''not'' like Brian at all in personality. Tim is actually aware that he's a bear and acts like a bear on occasion (compare to the later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Brian's {{FurryReminder}}s of being a dog are very few and far between), he's a devout Christian (but not to the point where he would be TheFundamentalist), the voice SethMacFarlane did for Tim is very distinct from Brian, Tim doesn't live with Cleveland, and Tim actually has clothes on (even if it's just a shirt with no pants).

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** Brian has some similarities to Tim, both tending to be the voices of reason in their respective shows, both being talking animals (a dog and a bear respectively), and both voiced by [=MacFarlane=]. However Tim the Bear has proven he's ''not'' like Brian at all in personality. Tim is actually aware that he's a bear and acts like a bear on occasion (compare to the later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Brian's {{FurryReminder}}s of being a dog are very few and far between), he's a devout Christian (but not to the point where he would be TheFundamentalist), the voice SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane did for Tim is very distinct from Brian, Tim doesn't live with Cleveland, and Tim actually has clothes on (even if it's just a shirt with no pants).



* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', this show isn't as brutal, but it does have all the humor and character hallmarks of a SethMacFarlane show.

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', this show isn't as brutal, but it does have all the humor and character hallmarks of a SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane show.



* QuietlyPerformingSisterShow: While it doesn't draw in the ratings of its siblings ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' (and was written off as a watered-down ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' by a lot of critics), it did very well for itself, despite many people considering this one of SethMacFarlane's lesser works.

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* QuietlyPerformingSisterShow: While it doesn't draw in the ratings of its siblings ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' (and was written off as a watered-down ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' by a lot of critics), it did very well for itself, despite many people considering this one of SethMacFarlane's Creator/SethMacFarlane's lesser works.



* ReferenceOverdosed: Justified as it wouldn't be a SethMacFarlane cartoon without it.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: Justified as it wouldn't be a SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane cartoon without it.
8th Apr '17 4:19:13 PM nombretomado
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** Roberta's no slouch in this department either, and sometimes she even does it intentionally. Two good example are the episodes "Fat And Wet" & "To Live And Die In VA" which have Roberta in a bikini in the former and dressed as [[ReturnOfTheJedi Slave Leia]] in the latter.

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** Roberta's no slouch in this department either, and sometimes she even does it intentionally. Two good example are the episodes "Fat And Wet" & "To Live And Die In VA" which have Roberta in a bikini in the former and dressed as [[ReturnOfTheJedi [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Slave Leia]] in the latter.
1st Mar '17 11:38:20 PM RayAP9
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* NWordPrivileges: When rescuing Lester from an angry mob of black people in Harlem, who were using him as a pinata because he referred to one of them as "that word you [Cleveland] call Rallo all the time", Cleveland says that white guys with at least one black friend get one free use of the N-word (which was a bluff, but it did save Lester's neck).

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* NWordPrivileges: NWordPrivileges:
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When rescuing Lester from an angry mob of black people in Harlem, who were using him as a pinata because he referred to one of them as "that word you [Cleveland] call Rallo all the time", Cleveland says that white guys with at least one black friend get one free use of the N-word (which was a bluff, but it did save Lester's neck).


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** In "Pins, Spins, & Fins!", Cleveland calls Lester a "crumb bum." Lester angrily retorts "Only ''my'' people can use that word!"
28th Feb '17 4:08:17 AM rafi
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: As with anything Creator/SethMacFarlane makes, this is heavily used in many episodes.
** In the start of ''Sex and the Biddy'', a family is bringing their grandfather in a building, implied to be the family's home...except that its the local retirement home, and the family dons the old man with a red bow and ding-dong-ditches. The best part: the population went from 68 to 69.



* FanService: If you had a liking for Terry, then you'll love the episode "Brotherly Love".
** Roberta's no slouch in this department either, and sometimes she even does it intentionally. Two good example are the episodes Fat And Wet & To Live And Die In VA which have Roberta in a bikini in the former and dressed as [[ReturnOfTheJedi Slave Leia]] in the latter.
* FieryRedhead: Arianna

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* FanService: FanService:
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If you had a liking for Terry, then you'll love the episode "Brotherly Love".
** Roberta's no slouch in this department either, and sometimes she even does it intentionally. Two good example are the episodes Fat "Fat And Wet Wet" & To "To Live And Die In VA VA" which have Roberta in a bikini in the former and dressed as [[ReturnOfTheJedi Slave Leia]] in the latter.
* FieryRedhead: AriannaArianna.
27th Feb '17 4:08:24 PM RayAP9
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* CharacterDevelopment Cleveland gets more depth in this series than he ever did on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', he was just the sane, yet boring black best friend of Peter Griffin who owned a deli and was married to a black woman who cheated on him with Quagmire and left him. He still is this way on the occasions that Peter, Quagmire, and Joe appear on the show, but, outside of that, Cleveland is shown to be like Peter Griffin back in the early days of ''Family Guy'': a drunken jerk, who eventually does right and sees the error of his ways.

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* CharacterDevelopment CatchPhrase:
** When Donna is surprised by a turn of events, she often shouts "Sweet [X] and [something that rhymes with X]!"
** If Roberta is within earshot of someone mentioning pancakes, she'll pop into the scene and exclaim "Did somebody say pancakes?!"
** Cleveland tends to try justifying things he does by telling Donna "Ain't nothin' but somethin' to do."
* CharacterDevelopment:
Cleveland gets more depth in this series than he ever did on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', he was just the sane, yet boring black best friend of Peter Griffin who owned a deli and was married to a black woman who cheated on him with Quagmire and left him. He still is this way on the occasions that Peter, Quagmire, and Joe appear on the show, but, outside of that, Cleveland is shown to be like Peter Griffin back in the early days of ''Family Guy'': a drunken jerk, who eventually does right and sees the error of his ways.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Lester Krinklesac doesn't realize the historical significance of the Confederate Flag, instead thinking it to be a tribute to the ''DukesOfHazzard''.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Lester Krinklesac doesn't realize the historical significance of the Confederate Flag, instead thinking it to be a tribute to the ''DukesOfHazzard''.''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''.



* ControlFreak: Principal Farthquard
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Rallo gets an elaborate one for his pranks.

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* ControlFreak: Principal Farthquard
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Rallo gets an elaborate one for his pranks.



* {{Crossover}}: The first third of the pilot is a crossover with originating show ''Family Guy'' (in fact, it's ''exactly like a regular Family Guy episode''), where it's explained why Cleveland's leaving Quahog (his divorce with Loretta was finalized and she got the house, and he was tired of always being the ButtMonkey in Peter's jokes/schemes/insanity).

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* {{Crossover}}: {{Crossover}}:
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The first third of the pilot is a crossover with originating show ''Family Guy'' (in fact, it's ''exactly like a regular Family Guy episode''), where it's explained why Cleveland's leaving Quahog (his divorce with Loretta was finalized and she got the house, and he was tired of always being the ButtMonkey in Peter's jokes/schemes/insanity).



* DistractedByTheSexy: Lester, Holt and Tim by Roberta in a skimpy bikini in the season two episode 'Fat And Wet.'

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Lester, Holt and Tim by Roberta in a skimpy bikini in the season two episode 'Fat "Fat And Wet.'Wet".



* DoubleEntendre Cleveland unintentionally does one when he tries to get someone to play with Cleveland Jr. He ends up getting busted for soliciting sex from a minor.

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* DoubleEntendre DoubleEntendre:
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Cleveland unintentionally does one when he tries to get someone to play with Cleveland Jr. He ends up getting busted for soliciting sex from a minor.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: ''Essence of Cleveland'', the formerly fat Patty drugs Cleveland then steals a sample of his 'essence', planning to impregnate herself with it. While Cleveland is understandably squicked by this, Donna blames Cleveland for it because she told him not to see the woman. The whole situation is, as always, played for laughs.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: ''Essence "Essence of Cleveland'', Cleveland", the formerly fat Patty drugs Cleveland then steals a sample of his 'essence', "essence," planning to impregnate herself with it. While Cleveland is understandably squicked by this, Donna blames Cleveland for it because she told him not to see the woman. The whole situation is, as always, played for laughs.



** Cleveland Junior, who was originally a thin, smart, hyperactive kid in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', has become a physical duplicate of Chris. Their intelligence levels and personalities are pretty different though.

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** Cleveland Junior, Jr., who was originally a thin, smart, hyperactive kid in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', has become a physical duplicate of Chris. Their intelligence levels and personalities are pretty different though. He also bears similarities to ''American Dad!'s'' Barry Robinson, being a heavyset teenager who's outwardly wholesome and innocent but sometimes exhibits darker, disturbing personality traits.
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