Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 5

The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 12, 2005 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Peter hears Loretta scream, he tries to help out, but discovers Loretta is cheating on Cleveland. Peter figures out that it was Quagmire and decides to tell Cleveland about it. But when Loretta walks out on Cleveland he doesn't take it lightly.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Classical

    Freakin Sweet
  • Cleveland and Quagmire do battle.

    This episode changed the series forever,and thats what makes it so unique and special
  • Quagmire cheats with Cleveland's wife

    When Peter hears Loretta scream, he tries to help out, but discovers Loretta is cheating on Cleveland. Peter figures out that it was Quagmire and decides to tell Cleveland about it. But when Loretta walks out on Cleveland he doesn't take it lightly. Last episode with Cleveland and Loretta together. It had the usual humor especially most of the cutaways here. Parts I mainly laughed at were the beginning with them saying celebrities' names, the CPR meeting, Peter doing CPR on the guy, Quagmire sleeping with Loretta, and a few more. My score is lower because Cleveland was a little out of character (although it was kinda funny) plus in my opinion he didn't got that jerky as much as he in his own show (in some of the episodes). Otherwise, an excellent episode. 9.5/10moreless
  • What Southparkfa said.

    When Peter hears Loretta scream, he tries to help out, but discovers Loretta is cheating on Cleveland. Peter figures out that it was Quagmire and decides to tell Cleveland about it. But when Loretta walks out on Cleveland he doesn't take it lightly.

    I liked the "You've been kicked in the nuts" gag, and the "let the hate flow through, YOU'RE NOT HELPING", and I liked how Cleveland tried to kick Quagmire's ass. What I didn't like was how Cleveland couldnt hurt Quagmire, so you're just going to let a man sleep with your wife and forgive him? Jeez..

  • This episode not only changed Family Guy permently, but it gave me a new respect for Cleveland.

    In this episode Cleveland's wife, Loretta, cheats on him with Quagmire. At first he's barely upset at all, but eventually he goes on an angry rampage to kill Quagmire. As the title suggests, this is a crazy episode, yet the story somehow all flows together, and on a side note the cutaways work pretty nicely here, the best of which is the vauderdale boys and the aids song. Also, through episode, I began to like Cleveland better through this episode. Before this ep, I enjoyed Cleveland, but he felt more like an misused side-character, but here he's used to perfect effect from his gentle nature to his angry outburst to his return to gentle nature, this is Cleveland's best storyline ever, and watching this made me sad to not see him in the newer episodes of family guy. :(. Overall, I'm not afraid to classify this as one of my top 20 favorites, and I highly suggest you watch this episode. 9/10moreless
Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

Jane Carr

Jane Carr


Guest Star

Randy Crenshaw

Randy Crenshaw


Guest Star

Miriam Flynn

Miriam Flynn


Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)


Recurring Role

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly


Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The scene where Lois begins telling Cleveland what kind of man a woman wants and such, and then pulls her pants down and asks Peter to hit her on the butt but then Brian hits her on the butt was removed from FOUR (New Zealand channel). The exact date was 01/24/13.

    • When Stewie put on his dungarees, his shoes just magically appeared on his feet.

    • The sign on the Quahog Community Center reads, "Tonight: CPR Class. Tomorrow: Mayor West's 3rd Annual Pancake Batter Tasting."

    • In the Superman II cutaway, the villain Non and Superman engage in a brief conversation regarding the effectiveness of Superman's "cellophane S." When in fact, the character was mute and didn't say a single word in the movie, an aspect that Jack O'Halloran, the actor who played him, was regularly criticized and questioned for.

    • Cleveland and Loretta's son Cleveland Jr. is not mentioned in this episode, nor is his fate in relation to his parents' divorce.

    • Peter plays the B-52's song "Rock Lobster" on a six-string guitar, assumedly with standard tuning. However, this song is actually played with the middle two strings removed and the remaining four strings tuned strangely.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Quagmire: Alright, I caught a fish.
      (fish goes into Loretta's shirt)
      Quagmire: Oh, Sorry about that, Loretta. Hey uh, can I have my fish back?
      Loretta: Awww, you're gonna have to reach in the cookie jar.
      Quagmire: Oh, uh, I can't just... You're my best friend's wife, ...reach in there, alright!
      Loretta: Yeah, you go in and get that. Show that fishy who's boss.
      Cleveland: Loretta, they have some of that three-bean salad you're so fond of. Hey Quagmire.
      Quagmire: Well. We'll uh, have to do this again sometime.
      Loretta: You name the time and the place, little neck.

    • Cleveland: I hate Bewitched. RAAAAAAAGH!!
      (Cleveland flips the couch Stewie is sitting on upside down)
      Stewie: Hey, so, that's a pretty reasonable reaction, huh?

    • Cleveland: Loretta, is it true what they're saying? Were you really having carnal relations with another gentleman?
      Loretta: I'm a woman, Cleveland! I need some passion in my life! I need a real man, and lord knows that ain't you!
      Cleveland: Well, I admit after a long day of work, I don't always come home with that "Reuniti on ice, that's nice" mentality, and for that, I apologize.
      Loretta: Apologize? I cheat on you and you apologize to me? Cleaveland Brown, you are pathetic!
      Cleaveland: I disagree, but I respect your candor.
      Loretta: Goodbye, Cleveland! (pushes him out)
      Cleveland: I love you...
      (Loretta slams the door in his face.)

    • Lois: Sometimes, women want a man to just, be a man. GO WILD! (pulls down pants)Peter, hit me!
      (Brian hits her butt)
      Brian: (awkwardly) So.... It's pretty bad Loretta is cheating on Cleveland....

    • Peter: Cleveland, Loretta's cheating on you.
      Cleveland: What?!
      Peter: Yeah. Funny story; Me and Brian came by your house and caught her with some guy, and he's going "Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!" and She's going "Ohhh yeah", and he's going "Bam! Bam! Bam!"
      Brian: Uh, Peter...
      Peter: Hold on, I'm not done yet. Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! You wanna take it from here, Bamm-Bamm?
      Bamm-Bamm: Bamm-Bamm! Bamm-Bamm-Bamm! You wanna take it from here, Emeril?
      Emeril Lagasse: Bam!

    • Peter: You know for a large heavy-set black guy, Cleveland's got a cute little white ass.

    • (Joe falls in the ocean.)
      Bonnie: Somebody save him, he can't swim!
      Peter: Oh, he's not even kicking. Kick Joe, kick.
      Lois: Peter, he's a paraplegic!
      Peter: That doesn't mean he can't hear. Kick Joe, kick!

    • Brian: Hey, do you hear that?
      Peter: What?
      Brian: Sounds like someone's screaming.
      Peter: What? What is it boy? What are you trying to say?
      Brian: It sounds like Loretta is screaming.
      Peter: Trouble at the old mill?
      Brian: What are you insane?
      Peter: Somebody fall through the ice?
      Brian: It's summer.
      Peter: Bobcat?
      Brian: (Barking) RURURURURURU!!!
      Peter: Loretta's in trouble?! Come on boy!

    • Loretta: Shut-up and put some more of that sugar in my bowl.

    • Stewie: (to Cleveland) Can I--can I touch your hair? I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna touch it. (touches hair) OOOOOOOO, it's like a sheep!

    • Peter: All right, Cleveland, if this doesn't light a fire in your belly, nothing will. (puts on a mask of Quagmire's face) Hey, look at me, I'm Quagmire! I had sex with your wife! Giggidy giggidy giggidy giggidy!
      Cleveland: Hahaha! Those are so his mannerisms!

    • Quagmire [as President Clinton]: My fellow Americans, I have not been entirely truthful with you. I did gi-googidy that girl. I geschmoegedied her geflaivedy with my googus. And I am sorry.

    • (Stewie stands up next to CPR dummy and puts on clothes)
      Stewie: Well, I can't believe we just did that. Um, but that stuff about spending the day together tomorrow? Um, I forgot, actually, I have a thing. But, uh... you know... you have my e-mail address, so drop me a line, and then I have yours, and uh...we'll take it from there. So um... (pokes the dummy's belly button) Boop! Boop! Belly button. Well, I'll see you later.

    • Darrin Stevens: (Sprinkling holy water on Endora) The power of Christ compels you, bitch!

    • Cleveland: (angrily) Glenn Quagmire, you're dead!!

  • NOTES (2)

    • According to the DVD when Alex Borstein first did Loretta's voice she hated it and didn't realise she would have to keep doing so asked for Loretta to be written out of the show

    • Some FOX affiliates bleeped out the word "nuts" at the end of the episode. Some other affiliates instead bleeped out "kicked". Adult Swim,however, did not bleep anything.

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • John Edward: Lois references this psychic, who claims to be able to speak to the dead. His readings often begin as him "receiving" letters referring to dead relatives. Critics have alleged that he engages in cold reading.

    • Natalie Wood:
      Peter's guess at charades references this actress who died at age 43 when she fell off of a boat and drowned.

    • Johnny Tremain

      Peter reads this Ester Forbes book while he is intoxicated at the library.

    • Darren: The power of Christ compels you, bitch!

      This is a twisted take on a line from the movie The Exocist.

    • Lassie

      Peter trying to decipher what Brian is telling him (even though Brian is speaking clearly) is a take-off from the Lassie movies and tv series.

    • Quagmire's "My Fellow Americans" flashback is obviously an allusion to the infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal, which involved Bill Clinton having sexual relations with his intern. Quagmire even looks like President Clinton in this scene.

    • Popeye

      The part when Cleveland finally learns to get angry at Lorettas infidelity (and blows steam from his ears) is an obvious reference to the old Popeye cartoons, when Popeye ate his tin of spinach.

    • Kicked in the Nuts!

      Mike and Patrick Henry's highly popular internet series from 2003, Kicked in the Nuts! involved Mike Henry dressing up in an orange wig, pretending to kick actors in the nuts as a parody of hidden camera shows.

    • Transformers

      The transition where Peter and Brian head over to Quagmire's house and the picture of Peter's head swaps with that of Glen's is a rip-off from the show Transformers. The music used from the transition is also taken from the show.

    • Rocky

      This episode has three allusions to the Rocky films. The first is when Cleveland is doing pull-ups in the front doorway of the Griffin home and a character resembling Mickey is seen to Cleveland's right. The second is at the very end of the episode when Quagmire and Cleveland are starting a friendly boxing match. Quagmire even calls Cleveland "Apollo." The third is when the song "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor is played just before the closing credits; that song was played in "Rocky III" and "Rocky "IV".

    • Bewitched

      Bewitched - A popular television show running from 1964 - 1972 featured a witch (Samantha) married to a mortal man (Darrin). Samantha's mother (Endora) was never fond of Darrin and often made him the brunt of all of her schemes and jokes. FG clearly takes it to the next level giving Darrin his revenge.

    • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

      The man who tells Cleveland to feel his hate and anger and encourages him to beat up Quagmire is based on The Emperor from Star Wars who encourages Luke to turn to the dark side. This is the third consecutively aired episode in a row to feature an allusion to the Star Wars franchise.

    • Saturday Night Live

      At one point, Cleveland and Quagmire show up in weird outfits complete with plaid pants. In a foriegn accent Quagmire says, "We're a couple of wild and crazy guys." Then Peter walks in with a cone shaped head and an alien space suit. This is a direct copy of SNL skits by Steve Martin (Wild and Crazy Guys) and Dan Ankroyd (Both.)