The Best Episodes of The Cleveland Show

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

"Family Guy" spin-off following Cleveland Brown, who has moved from Quahog, R.I., to Stoolbend, Va., where he becomes a family guy himself, settling down with his high-school flame and her unruly kids as well as his own teenage son, Cleveland Jr.

All You Can Eat

#1 - All You Can Eat

Season 3 - Episode 22

Season 3 finale: Roberta gives Jr. a makeover, and his new look gives him the confidence to approach a girl he has fancied. She mistakes him for a female, but that's not the end of their relationship. Meanwhile, Cleveland gets into a snack-food fight.

star 8.03
129 votes
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Ladies' Night

#2 - Ladies' Night

Season 1 - Episode 6

Cleveland is upset when he finds out that Donna is still attending a single mothers' support group.

star 7.89
146 votes
Directors: Justin Ridge
Writers: Clarence Livingston
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'Til Deaf

#3 - 'Til Deaf

Season 3 - Episode 12

When Donna has a midlife crisis, Cleveland must come up with a clever way to sneak off with his buddies on a hunting trip without her finding out. But a hunting accident leaves Cleveland slightly deaf, and his scheme to agree to all of Donna’s ideas backfires when she makes a drastic life change and decides to go back to school.

star 7.88
130 votes
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Das Shrimp Boot

#4 - Das Shrimp Boot

Season 3 - Episode 13

Cleveland relies on energy supplements to keep himself awake in order to work overtime and earn enough vacation time to go on a Spring Break cruise with his family. But when his energy pill addiction forces him into rehab and his desperate attempt to escape to the cruise liner goes wrong, he finds himself held hostage by pirates threatening the safety of those aboard the ship, including his own family.

star 7.85
134 votes
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Mama Drama

#5 - Mama Drama

Season 3 - Episode 21

A sad Mother's Day looms for Donna because she's estranged from her own mom, whom she hasn't seen in years, so Cleveland hires an actress to play her. But then he runs into Donna's real mother and makes one last effort to reunite them.

star 7.81
129 votes
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Flush of Genius

#6 - Flush of Genius

Season 3 - Episode 20

Cleveland Jr. loses respect for his father when Cleveland falls off the toilet and gets a concussion. Rallo is finally tall enough to ride his favorite roller coaster.

star 7.81
121 votes
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American Prankster

#7 - American Prankster

Season 3 - Episode 17

One of Rallo’s pranks goes too far and gets Cleveland Jr. kicked out of the scouts. So Cleveland takes matters into his own hands, and threatens to send Rallo to juvenile detention.

star 7.78
140 votes
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To Live and Die in VA

#8 - To Live and Die in VA

Season 2 - Episode 17

When Lester invests in Cleveland's beer truck business and loses his life savings, he is so upset that he decides to take his own life - or does he? Meanwhile, Rallo is tired of getting his hair cut by his mom and opens his own barbershop in the kitchen.

star 7.78
110 votes
Directors: Seung Cha
Writers: Mehar Sethi
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Y Tu Junior Tambien

#9 - Y Tu Junior Tambien

Season 3 - Episode 8

When Junior starts dating a very attractive young lady, Cleveland gets green with envy and suspicious of her motives. When things start to get too serious between the two young lovers, Cleveland suspects that the young woman is using Junior to get a green card.

star 7.77
123 votes
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Brotherly Love

#10 - Brotherly Love

Season 1 - Episode 18

Rallo gives Cleveland Jr. tips on how to woo the girl of his dreams; Cleveland Jr. challenges her boyfriend to a rap battle.

star 7.75
115 votes
Directors: Anthony Agrusa
Writers: Justin Heimberg
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Buried Pleasure

#11 - Buried Pleasure

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Holt confesses to Cleveland that he wishes he had a special someone in his life, Cleveland tries to set him up with cat-loving Jill; Cleveland Jr. and Rallo anticipate the birth of Rallo's pet fish.

star 7.74
113 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Julius Sharpe
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Pilot

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Cleveland Brown returns to his hometown with his high-school sweetheart.

star 7.73
243 votes
Directors: Anthony Lioi
Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, Mike Henry
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The Men in Me

#13 - The Men in Me

Season 3 - Episode 15

Cleveland is labeled "The Whitest Man in America" after he wins a dance competition for the chance to attend a pop sensation's concert. Unable to shake off his new reputation, Cleveland is determined to understand his roots and where he came from. Everything starts to make sense when he is reunited with his former nanny Barbara, a high class woman with a taste for refined culture. But even though Cleveland's nanny influenced many of his interests growing up, Cleveland finally learns that happiness comes from being comfortable in your own skin.

star 7.73
124 votes
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Frapp Attack

#14 - Frapp Attack

Season 3 - Episode 16

Donna gets jealous of Cleveland getting too close to a female co-worker, then a music video made from his workplace shenanigans goes viral and attracts the attention of a big music producer. In the process, the producer get attracted to Donna, making Cleveland the jealous one.

star 7.71
138 votes
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Crazy Train

#15 - Crazy Train

Season 4 - Episode 22

When Freight Train invites Cleveland to the Lowrider Convention, Dr. Fist suggests the unexpected behavior may be the result of dementia.

star 7.71
168 votes
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B.M.O.C.

#16 - B.M.O.C.

Season 3 - Episode 18

While looking for a college for Roberta, Cleveland returns to his alma mater during Homecoming to relive the old days, but things don't go as he had planned when his former fraternity gives him the cold shoulder. Meanwhile Rallo helps Cleveland Junior sleep without his stuffed Tiger, Larry.

star 7.69
129 votes
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Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin'

#17 - Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin'

Season 2 - Episode 10

At Donna's suggestion, Cleveland and Rallo start spending more time together; Cleveland Jr. becomes jealous of Rallo and Cleveland's new relationship.

star 7.69
119 votes
Directors: Matt Engstrom
Writers: Courtney Lilly
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It's the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown

#18 - It's the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown

Season 2 - Episode 4

Cleveland Jr. cannot go trick-or-treating on Halloween because his father thinks he is too old; when Junior reinvents himself as a "cool kid," he gets picked on and becomes unhappy with his new persona.

star 7.69
142 votes
Directors: Ronald Rubio
Writers: Aseem Batra
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Love Rollercoaster

#19 - Love Rollercoaster

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ms. Eck encourages Roberta to change her appearance in an attempt to teach her an important lesson; Cleveland and the guys try to invent an infomercial product.

star 7.67
126 votes
Directors: Ron Rubio
Writers: Kirker Butler
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Hot Cocoa Bang Bang

#20 - Hot Cocoa Bang Bang

Season 2 - Episode 22

Cleveland takes the entire family to a comic convention in an attempt to sell his comic book, “Waderman.” While there, Donna is horrified to find out that Robert Rodriguez is screening a Blaxploitation film that she starred in when she was younger. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr., tired of Comic-Con being a playground for Hollywood to peddle their projects, gathers a band of geeks together to take the Con back to its true origins.

star 7.67
119 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Kirker Butler
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Pins, Spins and Fins!

#21 - Pins, Spins and Fins!

Season 4 - Episode 12

When Rallo starts getting a big head over his bowling prowess, Donna tells him little kids don't have skills; Cleveland, Lester, Holt and Terry try to spice up their friendship.

star 7.67
122 votes
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The Essence of Cleveland

#22 - The Essence of Cleveland

Season 2 - Episode 18

When Cleveland is reunited with his former high school classmate, "Fatty Patty," who is now skinny, beautiful and still has a crush on Cleveland, Donna becomes extremely jealous and wary of Patty's motives for wanting to be friends with Cleveland. Patty turns out to be a little crazy, and after she tries to steal Cleveland's "essence," Donna goes on the hunt to stop her.

star 7.67
110 votes
Directors: Matt Engstrom
Writers: Jonathan Green, Gabe Miller
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Like a Boss

#23 - Like a Boss

Season 2 - Episode 12

Tim becomes consumed with power after accepting a management position at Waterman Cable; Rallo uses the class pet turtle to play tricks on Cleveland.

star 7.67
122 votes
Directors: Ron Rubio
Writers: Matt Murray
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The One About Friends

#24 - The One About Friends

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.66
179 votes
Writers: Jonathan Green, Gabe Miller
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March Dadness

#25 - March Dadness

Season 3 - Episode 14

Rallo's viewing of Tim Gunn's reality show is interrupted when Cleveland decides to watch the college basketball tournament with Freight Train, but he quickly becomes frustrated when Freight Train enjoys spending quality bonding time with Cleveland Jr. instead. Once Cleveland learns the real reason behind Freight Train's cold attitude, he is determined to find a new father figure and goes head-to-head against his dad and Cleveland Jr. in the two-man golf tournament. Meanwhile, Rallo purchases a fancy sports car, but his speedy ride with his buddies takes a dangerous drive off-course.

star 7.66
116 votes
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