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The Cleveland Show
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From left to right: Cleveland Sr., Cleveland Jr., Donna, Rallo, and Roberta
Genre Comedy
Format Animation
Created by Seth MacFarlane
Mike Henry
Richard Appel
Voices of Mike Henry
Sanaa Lathan
Kevin Michael Richardson
Reagan Gomez
Nia Long
Seth MacFarlane
Composer(s) Walter Murphy
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Seth MacFarlane
Mike Henry
Richard Appel[1]
Producer(s) Kara Vallow
Running time 22 mins
Production company(s) Person Unknown Productions
Happy Jack Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run September 27, 2009[2] – present
Chronology
Related shows Family Guy
External links
Official website
.The Cleveland Show is an American animated series that premiered on September 27, 2009 as a part of the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox.^ September 2, 2009 6:27 PM .
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^ September 2, 2009 10:27 AM .
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^ September 2, 2009 5:27 PM .
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[3] .The series was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, and Richard Appel as a spin-off from Family Guy, which was also created by MacFarlane.^ We had our doubts about the Family Guy 2.0 series, The Cleveland Show , but ya'll tuned in, giving it big ratings for its debut.
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^ Her husband bear, Tim, will be voiced by show creator Seth MacFarlane .
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^ Seth McFarlane is banking quite nicely off of Family Guy and American Dad.
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Contents

Background

In the beginning of the series, Cleveland Brown and his son, Cleveland Brown, Jr., move from Quahog, Rhode Island to the fictional town of Stoolbend, Virginia.[4][5]
.
Cleveland has kind of had enough in Quahog – he kind of realizes that he wants his own friends, his own sidekicks, his own stories.^ Writing this story really made me feel better, and it was far less violent than murdering all my high school friends.

^ You want to really change Cleveland, move back into her heart, be quiet for a while and listen to what your neighbors are really saying.
  • Cleveland Cafe: Your thoughts on the show? 11 January 2010 11:28 UTC www.wkyc.com [Source type: General]

^ Koby is not even sure what kind of person his father really was, and after learning about his fathers relationship with Numi, who is close to Kobys age, he isnt sure if he even wants to find him.

.So he sets out to California to make it in a way that we'll have to keep a secret until the show starts, and then he ends up somewhere else, which we'll also keep a secret until the show starts.^ Out the blue, it's all set up.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Like car keys and sunglasses, he'll show up somewhere.
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^ This show always makes me laugh because in so many ways, its true to life…Long live Hank and his droopy drawers!
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But he basically goes home – he goes to his hometown in Virginia and rekindles an old high school flame.
.In the closing scene of the season seven Family Guy episode "Baby Not on Board", Cleveland breaks the fourth wall by mentioning to Quagmire that he is getting a spin-off.^ We had our doubts about the Family Guy 2.0 series, The Cleveland Show , but ya'll tuned in, giving it big ratings for its debut.
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^ That's ignoring Iceman fighting offensively (and that kid was pretty damn powerful, bless him) or Rogue taking her gloves off (literally) and everybody else getting her in close.
  • animated Teen Titans vs. X-Men: Evolution [Archive] - Comic Book Resources Forums 10 January 2010 20:55 UTC forums.comicbookresources.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does that mean Cleveland is Leaving Family Guy?
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[7]
.The theme song originally contained a line referring to Cleveland's "happy black-guy face," but this was replaced with "happy mustached face" to make the song more racially sensitive.^ People's faces are the simplest arrangements of dots and lines you can imagine, but the beauty of Modan's artwork is how expressive she makes those lines become.

^ She was an attractive lady, but she would make more faces than Wallace Beery himself.
  • Growing Pains 2 February 2010 14:51 UTC www.mindspring.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The theme song is entitled "Making Our Dreams Come True" and is performed by Cyndi Grecco.

[8]

Characters

Family

.Cleveland's newly introduced family includes his new wife in her early forties, Donna Tubbs (Sanaa Lathan);[9] Donna's teenage daughter, Roberta Tubbs (originally Nia Long, but now voiced by Reagan Gomez-Preston), and Donna's five year-old son Rallo Tubbs (Mike Henry).^ Nathan Lender is a small time grifter living on his wits and in a car with his twelve-year-old daughter, Claire.

^ While all the horses are considered three year olds (thorobreds are all born on New Years Day for racing purposes) they all have different foaling dates.
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^ In front, jutting out at the right hand, a long wall now fallen into decay showed the nature of the mission's original defenses.
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[10][11] Cleveland Jr., who also appears in the show, is now fourteen and is more obese than in his previous appearances on Family Guy,[12] and is now voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.[11]

Neighbors

.Cleveland's neighbors also include a family of anthropomorphic bears (the husband Tim, voiced by MacFarlane,[11] and the wife Arianna, voiced by Arianna Huffington),[11][13] a "hipster" wannabe named Holt Richter (voiced by Jason Sudeikis[11][13]), and a redneck family (the husband Lester Krinklesac voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson[9]).^ Her husband bear, Tim, will be voiced by show creator Seth MacFarlane .
  • Perez Hilton: Good News And Okay News For The Cleveland Show 11 January 2010 11:28 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And the network has also announced that Arianna Huffington will be joining the show's cast in a recurring part as the mother bear of a family of bears who live next door to the Clevelands.
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^ I was born and raised in Cleveland and my husband and I bought our first home in the city and started our family there.
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Guests

.There will also be an episode in 2010 which features rapper Kanye West playing a character named Kenny West.^ He first used the name Charlie Brown for a character there, although he applied the name in four gags to three different boys and one buried in sand.

^ End Credits Bonus Feature : The entire episode played backwards (shown in super fast rewind).
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^ For the youngsters, there’s Nick Universe, which has 18 rides and attractions featuring popular Nickelodeon characters.
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[14] .The producers stated working with West was a very good experience and a reason they chose him was that they knew he was a fan of Family Guy.^ It is said that several good gold mines in Hall county have been opened, and worked as low as the water-level, and that they pay a small but steady profit.
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^ GIVE ’EM A HAND: The Bengals gave fans reason to cheer last season, when they won the AFC North Division title.
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^ And when the harvest was ripe the hare had fever, so the elephant did all the work and they sold the corn in the market for a good price.

[14]

Voice cast

.The Cleveland Show has four main voice actors and two additional voice actors, some of which play several roles.^ The Balladeer (voice of Waylon Jennings) sang and played the Dukes of Hazzard theme song, "Good Ol' Boys," and also served as the show's narrator.

^ He has received several awards including the AIGA 50 Books of the Year, Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts Show, the New York Art Directors and Type Directors Shows, and the Society of Illustrators Show.
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^ The Conservatives did not, however, yield their power without some show of resistance, and the Presidential campaign of 1868 was the occasion of much severe fighting in the State.
  • Edward King, 1848-1896. The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland 18 January 2010 7:13 UTC docsouth.unc.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Mike Henry voices two of the show's main characters, Cleveland and Rallo.^ It was a spinoff of Happy Days, as the two lead characters were originally introduced on that show as acquaintances of Fonzie.

^ It's hard to want to watch a show when you think the main character is annoying and irritating.
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.The voice of Cleveland was developed originally for Family Guy by Henry after being influenced by one of his basketball partners in Virginia who had a very distinct regional accent.^ This region is one of the most beautiful in Virginia.
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^ And the network has also announced that Arianna Huffington will be joining the show's cast in a recurring part as the mother bear of a family of bears who live next door to the Clevelands.
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^ We had our doubts about the Family Guy 2.0 series, The Cleveland Show , but ya'll tuned in, giving it big ratings for its debut.
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[15] .For the voice of Rallo, Henry has stated that he had originally created the voice over twenty years ago, when he had made a series of prank calls.^ Original Air Date— 7 October 1999 Frasier is repeatedly made the butt of phone pranks by KACL's new comedy team, "Carlos and the Chicken."
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^ This, however, the Governor expressly denies, showing that the road, which, for the twenty years from its building up to 1868, had been an expense to the State, and a fruitful source of political corruption, was made profitable under the lease system.
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^ I think she would have made the show more appealing to a broader audience, yet maintained the original basic integrity and intent of the series' concept.
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[16] .In addition, Henry provides the voice of various recurring and one-time characters.^ Of course it wasn't long enough to fully explore the various questions raised, that would be a good addition, extra time.
  • Cleveland Cafe: Your thoughts on the show? 11 January 2010 11:28 UTC www.wkyc.com [Source type: General]

^ Meantime, if the boat you have taken be her favorite, "Aunt Rose," the venerable river stewardess,--one of the characters along the Jacksonville wharves,--had danced up and down the gang-planks a hundred times with various letters and packages.
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Sanaa Lathan voices Donna, the wife of Cleveland. .In developing the character, Lathan said that the producers "wanted her to be educated, but to have some edge."^ Both Farr and the producers felt that there was more to Klinger than a chiffon dress, and tried to develop the character more fully.

^ Though the strip did not have a lead character at the onset, it soon began to focus on Charlie Brown, a character developed from some of the painful experiences of Schulz's formative years.

[16] .Prior to voicing Donna, Lathan had only one other voice credit in a relatively low budget film entitled The Golden Blaze.^ One downside was I was the only black kid, and the other was I was the only black kid.
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^ Christianity and other religions attempt to take credit for concepts which existed prior to Christianity and will continue to exist after Christianity is long gone - it's called false pride and I believe it violates at least one of your rules.
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^ Speed Racer , Ariel's other recent credits include the film Opposite Day and Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega .

In addition to the show, she also primarily worked as an actress in such films as Alien vs. Predator, Love & Basketball and The Family That Preys.
Reagan Gomez primarily plays Roberta, the stepdaughter of Cleveland. .Gomez has stated that she uses her own voice to portray Roberta, and that she herself gets mistaken to be a fifteen year old over the phone "all the time."^ Nathan Lender is a small time grifter living on his wits and in a car with his twelve-year-old daughter, Claire.

^ Maybe its time we start using some of our own tricks *** The room that Mumbo chose for his next performance was the ships casino, the largest room yet.
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^ Narrator : I never really believed in things like New Year's resolutions, but for the first time in my life, all my dreams were comin' true.
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[16] .Before Gomez was cast as Roberta, Nia Long had originally provided the character's voice during the first production season, before leaving to fulfill prior acting commitments.^ If anyone is wondering, they will be going in production order, but will be starting with Season 3...which is the first season with Nicole Eggert and Pamela Anderson.

^ During the second season, Ben Jones left the series for a few episodes due to a dispute over whether the character should be shaven or have a beard.

^ The film gave fans a chance to see the Munsters in color during their original 1960s run for the first and only time.

[11]
Kevin Michael Richardson, a recurring guest voice on Family Guy, portrays Cleveland Jr., as well as Cleveland's next door neighbor Lester Krinklesac. .In portraying Cleveland Jr., Richardson drew inspiration from a character named Patrick that he had played on the NBC drama series ER who was mentally impaired and wore a football helmet.^ The drama series "Lost and Found," written by your sister, deals with three sisters who take care of their father, who is in a coma that continues until his death.

^ Eddie at times carries a stuffed toy named Wolf-Wolf, which bears an uncanny resemblence to Lon Chaney, Jr.'s character, The Wolfman.

^ (NBC even seriously floated the idea of creating spin-offs for every Friends cast member who wanted their own show, in fact.
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.For Lester, Richardson stated in an interview that being African American, he had "run into a few rednecks in [his] time," and decided to simply perform a stereotypical redneck impression for the voice of Lester.^ At this time there were few Americans in the territory.
  • Edward King, 1848-1896. The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland 18 January 2010 7:13 UTC docsouth.unc.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ It had a varying fortune for some time thereafter; was made a territory in 1819, then became part of Missouri territory, but was finally admitted into the Union as a separate State in 1836.
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^ A firm and thoroughly honest administration of State affairs would bring Florida into front rank among the prosperous States in a short time.
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[16]
In addition to the main cast, the series also features Seth MacFarlane as Tim the Bear, which MacFarlane admits is a "Steve Martin impression [...] a Wild and Crazy Guy impression." Jamie Kennedy also provides the voice of Roberta's boyfriend Federline Jones.
.Other voices include that of Jason Sudeikis as Holt Rickter, Arianna Huffington as Arianna the Bear, Will Forte as Principal Wally, Frances Callier as Cookie Brown and Craig Robinson as Freight Train Brown.^ Other features include stories by Pentti Otsamo, Jason Little, and new Quebec "clear-line" cartoonist Michel Rabagliati.

Main cast members
Mike Henry by Gage Skidmore.jpg Sanaa Lathan by Gage Skidmore.jpg Reagan Gomez-Preston by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Kevin Michael Richardson by Gage Skidmore.jpg Seth MacFarlane by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jamie Kennedy by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Mike Henry Sanaa Lathan Reagan Gomez-Preston Kevin Michael Richardson Seth MacFarlane Jamie Kennedy
Cleveland, Rallo Donna Roberta Cleveland Brown, Jr., Lester Krinklesac Tim the Bear Federline Jones

Debut

.Cleveland officially left Family Guy, but MacFarlane has hinted that he may come back for occasional visits if necessary, as in the end of the episode Spies Reminiscent of Us, and has also hinted Family Guy characters will visit Cleveland in Virginia.^ We had our doubts about the Family Guy 2.0 series, The Cleveland Show , but ya'll tuned in, giving it big ratings for its debut.
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^ The animated comedy about super conservative father Stan Smith and his brood of characters from the creators of Family Guy is being renewed for its fifth season.
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^ If you will promise me to keep this secret, you may go back, but as sure as you tell it to anyone I will come for you, and then you must return here."

[17] The show, which was scheduled to debut in the beginning of 2009,[11] premiered on September 27, 2009.[2]
Due to the cancellation of Mike Judge's King of the Hill,[18] the move of the American adaptation of Sit Down, Shut Up to Saturday nights, followed by its later cancellation,[19] and the renewal of American Dad!, The Simpsons is now the only cartoon on Fox's "Animation Domination" line-up that was not created by Seth MacFarlane.
While both Family Guy and American Dad! air in the UK on FX and BBC Three, The Cleveland Show airs on E4 and E4 HD as of Monday 1 February, 2010 at 10pm.[20]

Episodes

.The show, which was picked up to air a first season consisting of 22 episodes,[21] was picked up by Fox for a second season, consisting of 13 episodes, bringing the total number to 35 episodes.^ Season 6, Episode 22 Visions of Daphne .
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^ Season 3, Episode 22 Guantanamo by the Bay .
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^ Season 5, Episode 21: Roz and the Schnoz .
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.The announcement was made on May 3, 2009 before the first season even premiered.^ First Undeclared, now this - another solid show down the tubes before it even had a chance to hit its stride.
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^ JOHN CURRIE Director of Athletics Wake Forest '93 John Currie was introduced as Kansas State's 15th Director of Athletics on May 18, 2009, and has made an immediate impact on the department.
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^ He made his first appearance in the Season 2 episode, "For Want of a Boot", and his final appearance in the Season 8 episode, "Goodbye Radar".

[3] Due to strong ratings FOX picked up the back 9 episodes of season 2 which would make a 22 episode season and bring the total episode count of the show to 44.[22]

Critical reception

Reception

Review aggregator Metacritic gave the show a score of 57 out of 100, with a user score of 3.5/10, suggesting "mixed or average reviews".[23] Tom Shales of The Washington Post spoke very negatively about both the show and MacFarlane himself, describing him as "no better than the dirty old man hanging around playgrounds with naughty pictures or risque jokes as lures".[24] Roberto Bianco of USA Today wrote a similarly negative review, suggesting that the easiest fix for its problem was "cancellation".[25] John McWhorter of The New Republic called it "a patronizing mess" and "basically Family Guy in blackface". He added: "What isn't black in it is so shamelessly ripped off from Family Guy that it's hard to believe it's the product of creators who are usually so studiously 'post-' obvious stunts of the sort."[26]

Awards and nominations

.The show was nominated for Best New TV Comedy at the 36th People's Choice Awards.^ Wikipedia has an article about: Everybody Hates Chris Retrieved from " http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Everybody_Hates_Chris " Categories : Comedy TV shows .
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^ Hell, Seinfeld wouldn't make it past 4 episodes today and TV Guide says its the best show ever.
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^ G-d forbid enough people don't watch the first five minutes of a new show, 'cause if they don't, it's screwed.
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Notes

  1. ^ The Cleveland Show fact sheet at FoxFlash
  2. ^ a b Fox ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2009-2010 SEASON
  3. ^ a b The Cleveland Show renewed before it begins
  4. ^ Fox Broadcasting Company: THE CLEVELAND SHOW
  5. ^ MacFarlane reveals next season 'Family Guy' details
  6. ^ A soundclip from Fox Audio Central
  7. ^ "Baby Not On Board". Mark Hentemann (writer) & Julius Wu (director). Family Guy. Fox. 2008-09-01. No. 4, season 7.
  8. ^ Spinning Off Into Uncharted Cartoon Territory
  9. ^ a b Michael Schnieder (2008-07-13). "'Cleveland' finds a balance". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117988884.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  10. ^ FoxFlash image page
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Eric Goldman (2008-11-10). "The Cleveland Show: Update on Family Guy Spinoff". IGN. http://tv.ign.com/articles/928/928319p1.html. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  12. ^ The Cleveland Show video: Mike Henry and Seth MacFarlane on TV.com
  13. ^ a b Fox Seems Keen on 'Cleveland'
  14. ^ a b Jocelyn Vena (March 17, 2009). Kanye West Gets Animated In 'Family Guy' Spinoff MTV.com Accessed March 17, 2009.
  15. ^ "Mike Henry: The Origins of Cleveland and Herbert". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBOx3f_ZRs. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  16. ^ a b c d "The Voices Behind 'Cleveland'". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20309493,00.html. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  17. ^ Fox Interview 28.7.08
  18. ^ "Fox Not Renewing King of the Hill". comingsoon.net. October 31, 2008. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=50165. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  19. ^ EXCLUSIVE: Fox TO "SIT DOWN" IN LATE NIGHT THIS FALL
  20. ^ http://www.e4.com/cleveland/
  21. ^ EW: Fox orders full season of 'Family Guy' spin-off
  22. ^ Fox orders second full season of The Cleveland Show
  23. ^ "The Cleveland Show reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/clevelandshow. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  24. ^ Shales, Tom (29 September 2009). "Fox's 'Cleveland Show' Is a Cartoon Blight" (in English). The Washington Post (Katharine Weymouth). http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/28/AR2009092804049.html. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  25. ^ Bianco, Roberto (25 September 2009). "Embrace Fox's 'Brothers' but stay out of 'Cleveland'" (in English). USA Today (Gannett Company). http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/reviews/2009-09-24-brothers-cleveland-show_N.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  26. ^ McWhorter, John (13 October 2009). "Just a Cartoon, But Still: Is Family Guy in Blackface Funny?" (in English). The New Republic (Elizabeth W. Sheldon). http://www.tnr.com/blog/john-mcwhorter/family-guy-blackface-funny. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  27. ^ http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp

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