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Recap / The Cleveland Show S 1 E 9 A Cleveland Brown Christmas

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In the first Christmas Special of The Cleveland Show, Rallo's Christmas wish is to see his father again.


  • Activist Fundamentalist Antics: Roberta tries to set Lloyd's reindeer free, believing that his possession of them is animal imprisonment at it's finest. When she does, however, they turn out to be dangerous, violent, wild animals, that go around raping people.
  • Badass Santa: Robert.
  • The Cameo: Meg appears in the special opening, and Herbert makes a cutaway gag cameo.
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  • Christmas Episode: This is the Christmas special of The Cleveland Show.
  • Christmas Songs: "Here Comes Santa Claus" is sung during the intro, "Silent Night" is sing by Herbert, and "Let it Snow" is sung at the end.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: Rallo asks why Lloyd Waterman has so many shirtless guys, walking around his house. Cleveland tries to use a bunch of euphemisms, to explain it to him, but Rallo is quick to understand, it's because he's gay.
  • Just for Pun: The lesson Cleveland wanted Robert to learn is that the best gift he can give to Rallo this year, is just being present.
  • Lying to Protect Your Feelings: Donna told Rallo that Robert works for the CIA, which is why he left.
  • Mall Santa: Cleveland becomes this.
  • Running Gag: Reindeer raping people.
  • Special Edition Title: The theme song is changed to fit the Christmasy tone of the episode.
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  • Your Cheating Heart: Arianna cheats on Tim with a reindeer.
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