The Cleveland Show

Season 1 Episode 7

A Brown Thanksgiving

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 22, 2009 on FOX
4.4
out of 10
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211 votes
5

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Cleveland celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family and discovers a surprising secret about Donna's Auntie Momma.

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  • Crude...

    6.0
    It's almost halfway into its freshman season, and Cleveland Show is still yet to find its identity. The writing is still crass, unoriginal, and doesn't break from its overly used black stereotype humor.



    Watching this episode was as uncomfortable as watching Adam Lambert's AMA performance.I wouldn't be entirely honest if I said I did or didn't enjoy the gross metaleptic suggestions to gay sex. It was definitely funny the first time they used it, but further references simply took it too far. And, the puke jokes are also getting too stale with overuse in both shows. The only difference in puke between the two show is the color!! ...and now I am talking gross...



    Bad thanksgiving episode.moreless
  • I looked at the top episodes for The Cleveland Show and I saw this episode as the best one.

    1.0
    It is sad, this episode is absolutely terrible. There shouldn't be a top episode because this show has the worst episodes out of most of the Tv shows I've ever seen. This show never even got better than a 5 rating which means that is really sad!! This is a waste of an episode and a waste of time watching this crap. I'd rather see shows ten billion times better than The Cleveland Show like The Simpsons because The Simpsons is absolutely GENIUS. Maybe is Seth watches episodes like The Simpsons he can think of interesting plots for his shows too... but then again The Simpsons already did everything so I guess The Cleveland Show has no match for it.moreless
  • We want Peter back

    1.0
    I never thought an episode of The Cleveland Show would air in which the catchy theme song is the solitary good thing about it, A Brown Thanksgiving has shown us that such an episode exists. It is thanksgiving in the Brown household and the family (minus Roberta who is off playing tonsil hockey with that Eminem-wannabe) are visited by Cleveland's parents; the bullying and cheating LeVar and the disapproving Cookie. Donna's Auntie Momma also joins the festivities, this lady is Big Momma from "Big momma's house" but including every trait (and a certain other thing which you find out about) from the Dad in "The Nutty Professor". The result is a person who just watching on TV casts a pall on the episode before the horrendous quality of it even settles in. This begins a domino effect of jokes concerning body parts and secretions of every kind as well as the type of sex, drug, fat and toilet jokes that one would expect from kids whispering to eachother in the back of class and not talented writers on a primetime show. What is so bad about this episode? A more sympathetic viewer may ask but the vast majority will insist, what is right with it? Along with the battering our intelligence receives from the juvenile plot and jokes (which the act of even referring to them as such being a massive compliment), our eyes and ears are greatly offended by the numerous revolting occurrences that are presented to us in too much detail and the many voices which makes the sound of vomiting (which there is plenty of in this episode) seem pleasant. Words like unfunny and disaster simply don't do this episode justice. Thanksgiving is quickly establishing itself as a dumping ground for poor movies and tv episodes, this episode is as scary as Halloween and as depressing as Christmas with none of the quality programming that those two holidays deliver every year. If there's only one thing you avoid on TV, make sure this is it.moreless
  • This show was OK for me, but now, it's rubbish.

    5.0
    I absolutely hated this episode in so many ways. Cleveland's parents were just boring and annoying and Donna's aunt or uncle or God knows what was disgusting.



    The storyline was childish and stupid, and the episode was not funny in the least bit. I was hoping that this show would start to improve, but it's heading even farther downhill, and after this episode, I've lost all hope that it will improve in the near future.



    I absolutely hated this episode in every aspect. I would recommend a couple of the previous episodes, but this one was totally stupid in every aspect, and I could never watch this again.



    Absolutely terrible...moreless
  • So we have a Cleveland Brown Thanksgiving Special! Cleveland's Mom and Dad come for Thanksgiving. Cleveland and his Dad don't get along. Also Donna's Auntie shows up, but she's not an Aunt, she's an Uncle but only Cleveland and Rallo know.moreless

    6.5
    This show is downright gross at times. What is with all the throwing up. They did it for effect on Family Guy every once in a while. I think this is the second or third time in the last few episodes they used that sight gag and this time all over the Thanksgiving table!



    In general not a funny episode and not sure why they wrote this story. It didn't really do anything for the characters. At times I really wonder why they made this character into a TV show. My wife wasn't watching as she was cooking for tomorrow and she laughed every once in a while at something that was said. Of course she was not taking it in context. That's about all the fun this show is worth at times.



    Mediocre characters, mediocre scripts, and two years to run with them. You really have to wonder about all of this as people still seem to be watching. I think it is because it is on between The Simpsons and Family Guy. Once Sons of Tucson takes it place in the Spring we'll see how it does in the American Dad spot. Thanks for reading...moreless
Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland Brown/Rallo Tubbs

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Cleveland Brown Jr./Lester Krinklesac/Uncle Kevin

Nia Long

Nia Long

Roberta Tubbs

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

Donna Tubbs

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Tim

Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley

Auntie Momma

Guest Star

Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall

Angel Daryl Hall

Guest Star

John Oates

John Oates

Devil John Oates

Guest Star

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

Federline Jones

Recurring Role

Frances Callier

Frances Callier

Cookie Brown

Recurring Role

Craig Robinson (I)

Craig Robinson (I)

LeVar "Freight Train" Brown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Donna: I'm worried about your mother.
      Cleveland: I'm worried about my father.
      Cleveland Jr.: I'm worried that if I leave my soda out, a bee's gonna crawl into it, and when I take a sip, the bee'll sting my throat, and when people ask me "Hey, Cleveland Brown Jr., what's wrong?" I won't be able to answer them 'cause my throat'll be all swollen up.
      Cleveland: Ah, go write it in your worry journal!

    • Auntie Momma: I am outrageous!

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Madea

      Auntie Mama is a take-off of Tyler Perry's character Madea, the matriarch of the Brown family made popular by Perry's plays and movies.

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