The Cleveland Show

Season 1 Episode 3

The One About Friends

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Oct 11, 2009 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Attempting to get Cleveland Jr more friends, Cleveland invites the neighbor kid over to the house. However, when he overstays his welcome, Cleveland has a rough time trying to get him to leave.

Who was the Episode MVP ?


    Cleveland is one of my favorite shows. Yet 4 seasons later the third episode of the entire series is still my favorite. The rat in the shower scene is the greatest of the series. I also loved the basketball scene, the shoe shopping scene and the elephant man scene. This episode was also a heartwarming father and son episode. 4 seasons later, and this episode hasn't been topped yet
  • Great. Nice to see an improvement.

    The Cleveland Show certainly improved for me in this episode. This episode was packed in with a lot more humour and we also got to see a much more innovative and interesting storyline.

    To recount in short, Lester's son Ernie moves into the Brown residence of his own accord. That was way better than the first two episodes.

    Even though this show is nowhere near as good as the show it spins off from, I was very pleased to see a worthwhile episode at last!

    Seriously, in my opinion, if the show continues in this direction, it can have great potential to live up to Family Guy. Please keep it up!moreless
  • Very good episode, Much funnier than any family guy episode airing at the moment. First class, well done.

    Very good episode, Much funnier than any family guy episode airing at the moment. First class episode, well done boys. Hope to see many more episodes like this in the current season of "The Cleveland Show." Can't wait to watch any more and see what fresh and funny ideas the gang come up with. I enjoyed the cut-away sequences in this episode much more than in the two previous episodes. Very very good improvement on the jokes in the episode. Had me in stitches the whole time. "That's not why they call me the elephant man... this is." Well done, yet again.moreless
  • Cleveland finds Cleveland Jr. a friend. That friend is Lester's son. When Lester's son moves in, Cleveland tries to send him home, but he won't go. Donna suggests CPS and when Cleveland calls them they show up and take the boy away permanently.moreless

    OK, I have to admit even though this show is in general awful I did actually laugh a few times during this episode.

    First when Cleveland ended up with the possum on his private parts and then lit it on fire. It was the combination of the animal and the frantic running in all directions that must have hit my funny bone.

    The second was when all the rednecks were in the foster home and the big gun fight broke out. Maybe this was an example of how they might brighten up this show and a direction they need to take it.

    Otherwise, the first show was dumb, the second episode was cruel, this episode was just plain mean. Somehow I have a picture of Seth MacFarlane sitting someplace sipping tea and just laughing at FOX. Did they really buy 35 episodes sight unseen?

    I think it's morbid curiosity but I guess I'll be back again next week to see what they try to pull then. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Good improvement..

    Cleveland show is still yet to make a mark in its freshman year. The previous two episode were horrible, and this one was decent and had a few jokes. Overall it was quite watchable.

    Notable gags included two punned references to Cleveland Jr. When they did it the first time where Cleveland propositions an undercover cop, I had the laugh of my day, and the second time it was like -yeah, whatever. That and some Family Guy like metaphorical sentences like the widowed trapeze artist with Alzheimer pretty much made the episode. The supporting characters are still boring right from Donna to the weird accented bear. But yes, not a remarkable episode, but a remarkable improvement nonetheless.moreless
Max Burkholder

Max Burkholder


Guest Star

Isabelle Fuhrman

Isabelle Fuhrman


Guest Star

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

Chandler/Child Service Representative

Guest Star

Glenn Howerton

Glenn Howerton

Ernie Krinklesac

Recurring Role

Nat Faxon

Nat Faxon

Foster Dad

Recurring Role

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Holt Richter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The song during the Redneck fight scene is adapted from Oasis - Fuckin' in the bushes.

    • Featured Music: Cleveland's shoe-shopping montage was to a tune titled "I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz, first released in 1985.

    • Goof: In the scene where Cleveland and the child service guy are recovering from the shooting you can see several bullet impacts on the wall the next time we see them all the impacts are gone.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Lester: You know, you're alright. I'm sorry for all the racist stuff I said about ya.
      Cleveland: What racist stuff?
      Lester: Oh, that's right, you weren't there.

    • Lester: Hold up fellas. Cleveland and me are gonna try talkin' to em. Y'all can wait outside. No sodomy!
      Redneck Gang: (Collectively) Awwww.

    • Lester: Sons of Stoolbend, I'm not gonna lie to you, most of you are gonna die today.
      Redneck: I... think I left a cake in the oven. (Runs away)

    • Rallo: Oh perfect, just what we need, another dude. Would it kill somebody to bring home a hot Puerto Rican chick who's into black midgets?

    • Cleveland: Mi casa, es su casa.
      Ernie: (To Cleveland Junior) Wow, you're dad knows janitor language, I love it here!

    • Cleveland: (To a young man at a bus stop) Hey sport, I got a proposition for ya.
      Young Man: Yeah?
      Cleveland: My name's Cleveland, how'd you like to play with Cleveland Junior?
      Young Man: What?
      Cleveland: Oh, you'll love him. He's a little chubby, but he's always up for a good time. A lot of other kids have jerked him around, but I can tell you're the kind of guy who would treat him right. Don't get me wrong, he's a handful, but a nice handful. Look, I'll be honest with ya, I'm tired of playing with him, you want to see him? Come over by the car and I'll let you have a look. C'mon what do ya say? I'll give you thirty bucks right now if you play with him in the car.
      Young Man: (Into shirt collar) Boomerang. (Police cars arrives)

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