The Cleveland Show

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 27, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Cleveland: Hello everyone, thank you all for coming.
      Quagmire: Oh!
      Cleveland: Haaa.

    • Cleveland Jr.: Dad, when am I gonna get hair around my grits?
      Cleveland: Oh, you'll get there Cleveland Jr. But right now, we got bigger problems than that. You're momma wants this house by tomorrow at sundown!
      Cleveland Jr.: Where we gonna go?
      Cleveland: Exactly.
      Cleveland Jr.: Exactly who?
      Cleveland: This ain't no knock knock joke! We've gotta figure you what we're gonna do!

    • Lester: Ya all OK in having a black guy as a fourth friend?
      Tim: Well we got a black President, it's about time we have a black friend, we could talk him about the President.

    • Cleveland: Nuttybutters and Oreos gone?! DAMN!

    • (When Peter destroys Cleveland's rooftop)
      Cleveland: No, no, no, no, no! (Falls down) Dog gone it! That's it! No more! I'm tired of being kicked around by this world.
      Brian: I'm sorry, Cleveland.
      Cleveland: It's all right.
      Brian: I tried to stop him.
      Cleveland: I don't blame you, Brian! You're a dog! A DOG!!!

    • Cleveland Jr.: I thought pursuing your dreams was supposed to make you happy, not a big douche.

    • Tim: (Offscreen) So, you really showed that kid who's boss, huh?
      Cleveland: Aaah! A bear!
      Tim: (sarcastically) Aaah! A black man! Aaah! You see, that don't feel so good, does it? That's very reductive.

    • Roberta: I gotta go get ready for Federline.
      Donna: It's a school night!
      Roberta: We're studying, mom.
      Rallo: Studying a wiener.
      Donna: Rallo!

    • Peter: Oh my God, I've never seen a black guy cry before. I always thought you guys just got more pissed off.

    • Stewie: What the hell? He's getting his own show?!

    • Rallo: Oh ok, we're having fat people stay at our house and nobody runs it by me

    • Cleveland Jr.: Is she the one that you used to stare at through her bed room window?
      Cleveland: (Fake coughs loudly) I don't even know why I told you about that. (Imitating Cleveland Jr.) Oh! I can keep a secret, Daddy!

  • Notes

    • An earlier version of the opening credits is available on Youtube. It is the same as the final version except the line in the song "My happy mustached face" is instead "My happy black guy face".

    • On the high-def broadcast, the opening scenes in Quahog, on the Family Guy "set" were shown in 4:3 ratio, after the credits roll and for the rest of the show it is presented in the "widescreen" 16:9 ratio. The Cleveland Show is animated in high-def.

    • This series was made due to the cancellation of King of the Hill.

  • Allusions

    • Cleveland: ...but if Peter wants to put together a new A-Team, or overthrow a British Pub, or recreate all the whole damn Star Wars movies, I'm expected to jump on board no questions asked.

      Cleveland refers to the Family Guy episodes Brian Goes Back to College, One if by Clam, Two if by Sea, plus the three Star Wars episodes, Blue Harvest, Something, Something, Something, Dark Side, and It's a Trap.

    • Peter: Do it Brian, it's the only way I'm gonna catch that bird.

      Peter is seen with a large rocket strapped to his back trying to catch The Road Runner, much like Wile E. Coyote did in the Looney Tunes cartoons.

    • Robert: And Rerun's in, what, sixth grade?

      Rerun is a character from the 70's tv show What's Happening?.

    • Donna; Watch your mouth, Rollo!

      Rollo takes his character's name from a supporting part in the TV series Sanford and Son.

    • Cleveland: Oh, which way's the bar, Thing?

      The disembodied hand that directs Cleveland to the bar is a reference to the TV series The Addams Family, which was made into a movie in 1991.

    • Tim: I hope you packed your liberal shoes, what with their electric cars and their Regal Beagle and all, you know.

      The Regal Beagle was the hot spot in the 70's sitcom Three's Company.

    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

      Peter, Quagmire, and Joe are seen dressed as The Beatles did during their Sgt. Pepper's days.

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