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  • S 5 : Ep 19

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    Airs 8/6/14

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    Straight Outta Cleveland

    Aired 7/23/14

  • S 5 : Ep 16

    Auction Heroes

    Aired 7/16/14

  • S 5 : Ep 15

    Playmates

    Aired 7/9/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Elka Ostrovsky

  • Wendie Malick

    Victoria Chase

  • Jane Leeves

    Joy Scroggs

  • Valerie Bertinelli

    Melanie Moretti

  • John Schneider

    Hank

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  • Hot in Cleveland is a TV Land comedy series that follows three friends from L.A. who end up in Cleveland and decide to stay once they realize that the locals think they are glamorous.

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    • Joy: (about Melanie) She never checked in. Should we be worried? Victoria: No, it's Melanie. She never does anything crazy. (Melanie enters the room wearing Hank's Cleveland Indians shirt) Melanie: I'm moving to Cleveland!

    • (several men greet the ladies as they walk past) Joy: I feel young and hot! Like they're undressing me with their eyes and not finding Spanx! I haven't felt like a piece of meat in so long! Victoria: Wow. To think we spent all that time and effort and money trying to look ten years younger and ten pounds lighter, and all we had to do was crash-land in Cleveland. Melanie: Where all the men look like real men and the women look like real women! Victoria: And everyone's eating, and no one's ashamed. Joy: I'm going to order chili fries!

    • (all of the guys are staring at Melanie, Joy, and Victoria) Melanie: Why's everyone looking at us like that? Victoria: Now, I get recognized a lot, but this is... different. Joy: I remember that look. It's... (voice trembling) desire. Melanie: They're looking at us! In L.A., they look past us!

    • (After Melanie spends a night with Hank) Melanie: He said I was delicious! Joy: It's the chicken grease (licks her arm, girls look grossed out)

    • Melanie: (depressed) Well great my husband is engaged and we're in a Dive Bar in Cleveland Victoria: Well I Googled Cleveland and hammered and this is what came up (Gesture to bar then grimaces) Along with some very disturbing pictures of Drew Carey.

    • Realtor: (to Melanie) Now there just one thing about this place, that I should mention... (Elka walks into the room) Elka: Why are you renting to prostitutes? Realtor: (quickly drops keys in Melanie's hands) This is Elka, she lives in a cottage on the premises. Enjoy!

    • Melanie: (about Ex-husband) I haven't even been on a date yet, an he's taking his fiance to Paris, and she's so young! She's half my own age! Victoria: Well darling, that really isn't all that young. Melanie: My Fake age. Victoria: (dumbstruck) OH MY GOD SHE'S A CHILD!!!

    • Melanie: (comforting Joy) Would looking at cheap real estate cheer you up? Joy: No, but I can't stay here licking my wounds...although (starts licking her arms again)

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    Notes (69)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: February 15, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: November 29, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    • This episode was filmed in front of a live studio audience.

    • Michael Lembeck, who directed this episode, played series regular Valerie Bertinelli's brother-in-law, Max Horvath, on One Day at a Time.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: February 22, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: November 30, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 1, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: December 2, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 22, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: December 3, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 8, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: December 4, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 15, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Czech Republic: December 5, 2012 on Prima LOVE

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    Trivia (21)

    • The encore version of this episode had about three and a half minutes of less content.

    • In the episode, Carl Reiner plays "Max", but in the credits he is listed as playing "Carl".

    • This is the second consecutive episode where the drug Celebrex is mentioned.

    • Wendie Malick and Huey Lewis previously worked together on the Just Shoot Me episode "The Boys in the Band."

    • Victoria said the writer's strike was "the best six months of her life." The 2007-2008 writer's strike only lasted for about three months.

    • Wendie Malick and Dave Foley previously worked together on the Just Shoot Me episode "Blind Ambition."

    • The dialogue between Diane and Elka regarding spunk, is the same dialogue between Mary and Lou Grant in the pilot episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show

    • The "M" that was seen on the wall were Mary Tyler Moore's side of the cell, looked similar to the one she always hanged in her apartment back on her old sitcom.

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    Allusions (13)

    • The episode title is a reference to the 2000 movie Meet the Parents.

    • Victoria: And did I mention that the grandfather is aging backwards, like Brad Pitt?

      This is an allusion to the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which Brad Pitt's character is born with the appearance of an old man and gets younger as his life goes on.

    • Melanie: Sugar-foot, I always trip on that gosh-darn step!
      Victoria: It's like a Mamet play in here!

      This is a reference to David Mamet, an American playwright, and his writing style, which stresses the sound of the language in the dialogue and is known for the use of phonetics.

    • The episode title is a reference to the 2009 movie It's Complicated.

    • Elka: (to Diane) So let's not wait another 33 years to do this again, stretch? This line allude to the fact that it was 33 years since the Mary Tyler Moore Show ended, marking the last time Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White worked together.

    • Diane: That took spunk. Elka: Thank you. Diane: I hate spunk. These lines, although slightly different, are spoken in a dialogue between Mary Tyler Moore's character Mary Richards and her boss Lou Grant (Ed Asner) in the pilot episode of her 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    • The title of this episode is a play on the title of the Lady Gaga song "Bad Romance".

    • The title and opening scene with Victoria speaking are an allusion to the long-running NBC series Law and Order.

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  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Might as well call it Sluts in Cleveland

    By LaserAlloy, Jul 05, 2014

  • disappointed in story line

    By joanie1054, May 15, 2014

  • #1 TV Show

    By vishmikanirman, Jan 26, 2014

  • I don't like it.

    By muzzyterri, Jan 23, 2014

  • Marriage in the works

    By budsue11, May 31, 2013

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