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Recap / The Cleveland Show S 1 E 18 Brothely Love

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Cleveland Junior falls in love with a girl at his school, and Rallo helps him ask her out. Meanwhile, Cleveland and Terry become gigolos.


  • An Aesop: After his life was saved by a firefighter, Federline learns that the fire department isn't a gang of villains after all, but rather, a team of heroes. Unfortunately, he immediately follows this epiphany with a crack about how the real villains are lifeguards.
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  • Battle Rapping: Cleveland Junior and Kenny West get into one of these.
  • Befriending the Enemy: Kenny and Junior resolve their conflict this way, but not after an epic rap battle.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Rallo becomes jealous of Junior's girlfriend.
  • Earpiece Conversation: Subverted and made fun of.
    Rallo: All right, you put this in your ear, and I'm gunna feed you lines.
    Junior: Hasn't this bit been done to death?
    Rallo: Yeah, you're right. You got this.
  • Foreshadowing: At the beginning of the episode, Junior was practicing stopping, dropping, and rolling, in case he were ever to catch on fire, and at the end of the episode, that's exactly what happened.
  • Given Name Reveal: "Federline Jones" is actually a nickname, and his real name is "Gabriel Friedman".
  • Informed Deformity: Kenny West has a lazy eye under his cool shades, but this is only a gag, that's never brought up again, later in the series. In fact, whenever he shows his eyes again in future episodes, his eyes are completely normal.
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  • Irony: Federline makes his birthday party a "Fuck the Fire Department" themed party, which ends in his whole house catching on fire, and his parents needing to call the fire department to save everyone's lives.
  • Jewish Mother: This episode is the debut of Federline's mother, Sarah Friedman.
  • Male Gaze: Rallo was staring at Chanel's ass as she was walking away, but to be fair, as a 5-year-old, that was his normal view at his height.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: This episode introduces the paper-thin parody of Kanye West, known as "Kenny West".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Federline was this, when his house caught on fire.
    Saul: Quick! We gotta call the fire department!
    Federline: No! That's just what the fire department wants you to do.
  • You Have to Have Jews: It's revealed that Federline is Jewish, and we're introduced to his Jewish parents.
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